MARK CONESE DESIGN
Since the 1980's Ambient Recording Company's owner has built custom equipment for recording studios, mastering studios and radio stations. The following current Mark Conese Design products are for use at Ambient Recording, and foster a sound that can't be had anywhere else.
• Studio design
• Studio layout
• Custom high-end recording equipment
Custom hardware design
A COMPLETELY UNIQUE AND CUSTOM RECORDING CHAIN FROM MICROPHONE TO MONITOR CREATES A SOUND QUALITY THAT IS ONLY AVAILABLE AT AMBIENT RECORDING COMPANY.
Ambient Records' owner Mark Conese is a musician, electrical engineer and audiophile who has been designing and building music recording spaces and recording equipment since 1980. In 1989 he designed and built Ambient Recording Co., a Stamford Connecticut, USA based recording studio who’s clients include many of todays most important jazz and popular recording artists. Throughout the 1990’s Mark was the technical director at Ambient designing, maintaining and modifying the recording equipment used at the studio.
Since 1985, Mark has installed, maintained and customized professional recording studio equipment by SSL, Neve, Trident, Spectra-Sonics, Ampex, Studer, etc.
In 2000 Mark formed a Professional Audio Electronics company with Hi-Fi legend Dick Sequerra. Through their combined experiences Mark and Dick pushed the limits of modern recording technology by designing, building and testing professional audio recording devices that bridge the gap between Hi-Fi and Pro Audio. Their unique 1070A microphone pre-amplifier received many technical awards for design innovation and sound quality, including the 2002 TEC Award from Pro Audio Review magazine.
In 2008 the Ambient Records release “Concerti” was nominated for several Grammy Awards. From 2011 thru 2013 Mark was the Technical Director at WPKN radio (89.5 FM) in Bridgeport, CT. Where he designed and constructed a new production and broadcast studio as well as a performance space that are currently in use today.
The live room built in 1989 uses proportions discovered by the Greek sculptor and mathematician Phidias called “The Golden Mean.” This is the same ratio that has been used in sacred structures since it was discovered some 2500 years ago. The walls and ceiling incorporate acoustically diffusive patterns. Materials used on the surfaces include locally sourced Spruce – “the musical wood” – and Pine.
The surfaces have been treated with natural varnish: the same recipe that is used for finishing violins, cellos and associated stringed instruments. This all leads to a natural sounding space with a dense, controlled decay time that works for recording solo instruments as well as large ensembles.
The following Mark Conese Design products are for “in house” use at Ambient Records and are referred to as Ambient Recording Co. products.