Lou Reed, Keith Richards,Pink Floyd,DavidBowie, Prince, Saturday Night Live, Live Aid, MTVUnplugged, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions—Toronto-based Engineer Jeremy Darby
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Over the years, Professional Sound has covered the design and construction of countless high-end recording studios, but never has PS gone behind-the-scenes of a studio in progress.Especially one as intricate and laborious as building a brand-new multi-purpose studio befitting a gold-selling producer and songwriter.
Over a decade in the making, the audio upgrade to Toronto’s storied Young People’s Theatre (YPT) in September 2022 finds the 57-year-old company entering an exciting new era. In addition to the construction of a new 12,000-square-foot facility, YPT 161 Studios, across the street at Front and Frederick Streets in Toronto, the project involved the transformation of YPT’s existing space and a comprehensive overhaul of their audio, lighting, and electrical systems; deepening their capabilities for educational and community outreach.
Professional Sound catches up with Post Malone’s monitor engineer, Travon Snipes, between international legs of The Twelve Carat Tour to chat about the gear requirements, sound specifications and artist’s comfort that make a show like this happen.
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