sonic lair | Architect magazine
Sonic Den is the brainchild of producers/engineers Max Arnold and Francisco Oroz. Seeking to invest in the music scene in their hometown of Ciudad Obregon, Oroz and Arnold set out to build a haven where local artists and performers could record professionally in a world-class recording and production space. To ensure their clients would have access to the best facilities possible, Oroz and Arnold asked WSDG to design their dream studio.
The WSDG team was tasked with designing a complete recording studio from the ground up with an inspiring interior layout and design, excellent acoustics and unparalleled system design and integration for the ultimate ‘home from home’ for the premises of Ciudad Obregon. Talent. As ambitions for the space grew, the scope of the project expanded to include the design of the entire property.
The completed facility measures 1,500 square feet and includes a spacious reception hall, two iso booths, a post-production suite, a pair of offices and a control room. The control room features a Rayden console, ATC monitors and a full Dolby ATMOS setup from Genelec, making it ideal not only for live monitoring, but also for audio post-production, mixing and mastering.
Sonic Den reflects the warmth and creativity of its owners with a futuristic feel designed to be both practical and comfortable for a wide variety of musicians and performers. Each area features a striking color palette of royal blue offset woodwork, with modern wall art to conceal acoustic panels and diffusers. Each room features a Phillips Hue system that provides variable lighting for complete mood control when tracking, recording or playing. The living room also features a striking mural painted by Mexican American artist Teddy Kelly.