The PPG Studios by Pierpaolo Guerrini (sound engineer and close collaborator of Andrea Bocelli) in the heart of Tuscany.Read more
Pierpaolo Guerrini is a sound engineer and a close collaborator of the great Andrea Bocelli. Their collaboration dates back to the early years of Andrea Bocelli's artistic production, of which Pierpaolo recorded all the voices, composed several songs and mixed and supervised arrangement and recording of several discs.
The design of this studio took place between 2009 and 2010, while its construction lasted for about two years due to numerous structural, plant and equipment interventions.
The studio was built in the birthplace of Pierpaolo, in Santo Pietro Belvedere, in the province of Pisa, just steps from Lajatico (birthplace of Andrea Bocelli). The existing building had several issues: low ceilings and a complicated layout of spaces because of columns and reinforced concrete beams. It was difficult to build a state-of-the-art study in such a complex environment. For this reason, an ad hoc, unusual but functional solution for the customer's needs was conceived. The realization was followed step by step in all its phases, with progressive phonometric measurements required also for the large number of changes made during the work. The heart of the studio is the great control room A, which is accompanied by a live room, a control room B and a series of booths and boxes.
The combination of wood, stone and fabric has characterized all the design, which has provided choices that are optimal for acoustics and functional for ergonomics, which could blend harmoniously with the local aesthetic and local taste of Tuscany.
Owner and resident engineer:
|Audio Facility||Recording Studio|
|Rooms||Control Room Live Rooms|
|Audio System||KRK V8 , Genelec 8260 , Genelec 1039 , Genelec 1032|
Andrea Bocelli, Gipsy King, Jessica Brando, Div4s
|Area||50 m2||Volume||150 m3|
|Reverberation time||0.20s @ 500Hz; 0.34s @ 63Hz|
|Area||30 m2||Volume||100 m3|
|Reverberation time||0.35s @500Hz; 0.42s @63 Hz|