STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA
Jay designed the 1000 square foot recording studio, media room, lighting and distributed audio/video/data system for the 8000 square foot hillside home.
The studio was for R&B guitarist/singer Bill Lynch who has shared the stage with performers such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Bonnie Raitt, Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Bruce Willis. However, he's probably best known for his longtime collaborations with keyboard icon Mike Finnigan.
Bill wanted to be able to play anytime and not bother anyone in the house or the neighbors, so isolation was of principle concern. A high level of isolation was achieved with an isolated floor system as well as double wall construction. The studio windows are dual sliders with about 12” of airspace between the two windows. The acoustics in the space are a combination of custom acoustic treatment, and some off the shelf products including an ASC attack wall. This gave Bill the flexibility he wanted in the space.
Acoustic treatment in the living room of the house was designed to be inconspicuous yet mitigate excessive reverb in the large room that have lots of exposed hard elements including large glass windows and doors.