Miloco has added one of New York City’s most prestigious recording facilities, Jungle City Studios (JCS), to its studio directory.
JCS studio director Ann Mincieli, long-time engineer and studio coordinator for Alicia Keys, has dedicated much time developing the studio and its catalogue of equipment, turning it into one of New York’s finest studios.The impressive four-room facility is located on the tenth floor of a mid-town building, which boasts sweeping views of the city surrounds.
One of the largest of the four rooms is the 2,400 sqft Penthouse East. Described as a ‘retro-futuristic’ room, it blends vintage and modern gear to accommodate any project and sound. With custom dual 15" Augspurger monitors, a 48-input SSL Duality desk and a vintage EMI TGI12345 Mark III console (one of only 20 built for EMI Studios in Europe) it is an ideal space for recording, mixing, video shoots or private events.
Penthouse West mirrors its Eastern counterpart with the same SSL and vintage EMI consoles. The Augspurger monitors were built specifically for the dimensions of both Penthouse rooms, and are complemented by Pioneer 1801 subwoofers powered by Bryston amplifiers.
In addition to these two larger rooms, JCS is home to two mix/overdub/production suites – the North Studio and South Studio.
The North Studio, designed with mixing in mind, is equipped with a 32-input Avid D-Control and Pro Tools HD4 with Expansion Chassis, and centred around Digidesign’s Icon D-Control. It also features gear from the likes of EMI Chandler, Antelope, Augspurger and Pioneer, making it suitable for mixing or vocal recording.
The versatile South Studio features custom work counters, perforated absorbing diffusers and acoustically-tuned walls covered in Louis Vuitton fabric. A dual functional Euphonix S5 Fusion console sits at the heart of the room, which uses Avid’s latest MADI converters. It also offers a slew of outboard gear, effects processors, up-to-date plug-ins and custom 15" Augspurger main monitors with 18" Pioneer subs.
As well as Alicia Keys, JCS is thought to be a studio favourite for artists such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West and Rihanna.