House of Glass
House of Glass Recording Studio by Gianni Bini in Viareggio (LU). Rebuilt after the tragic Viareggio railway disaster in 2009, it is now one of the most important studios in Italy. In nomination for the Resolution Awards in 2013 as "Best Audio Facility" by the major English magazine.Read more
On June 29, 2009, the tragic and famous railway accident of Viareggio took place, where many people lost their lives. Even the old studio of Gianni Bini has been victim of the tragedy. This was a place that our staff was particularly attached to, both professionally and emotionally, not only because of the excellent acoustic results, but also because it was the starting point for collaboration between Fabrizio Giovannozzi and Donato Masci.
After the tragic explosion, Gianni Bini wanted to rebuild the studio: given the results of the acoustic parameters measured in the old studio, it would be a risk not to take the first design in hand. However, the intention was to build a more sophisticated and technically productive studio. Having new materials and instruments available, it was necessary to reconsider the whole acoustic design. It was possible to modify some aspects with respect to the old study and, in particular, the live room has been expanded with an entrance and an appendage that can be isolated from the main room and therefore used as an iso-booth.
Owner, resident engineer, DJ producer and Ocean Trax label manager:
|Audio Facility||Recording Studio - DJ Studio|
|Rooms||Control Room Live Room|
|Audio System||Yamaha NS-10 , Adam S3X-H , Adam S7|
Paola e Chiara, Mario Biondi, Alberto Arrighini, Chiara Civello, Jeff Cascaro, Barbara Tucker, Raffella Carrà, Raffella Fico, Francesco Gabbani
|Area||35 m2||Volume||150 m3|
|Reverberation time||0.18s @500Hz; 0.34s @63Hz|
|Area||45/15/15 m2||Volume||200/50/50 m3|
|Reverberation time||0.20s @ 500Hz; 0.34s @ 63Hz|