Architect & Acoustician: JOHN STORYK at Panache Magazine

Interview by Tricia Williamson John Storyk, registered architect and acoustician, is a founding partner of WSDG. He has provided design and construction supervision services for the professional audio and video recording community since the 1969 design of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in New York City. Beyond an architect, Storyk is many things, he is [...]

2018-11-27T21:49:16+00:00November 17th, 2018|Home feature, News|

Design Firm Creates Leading Chinese Recording Studio

FROM JIMI HENDRIX’S ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS IN NEW YORK CITY TO GRAMMY-WINNING PRODUCER PAUL EPWORTH’S THE CHURCH STUDIOS IN LONDON, THE ARTIST-DRIVEN RECORDING STUDIO IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF POPULAR MUSIC. Vibrant spaces designed with the artist in mind, studios like these have become commonplace in North America and Europe where the shared appetite for [...]

2018-11-13T01:46:31+00:00November 7th, 2018|Home feature, News|

WSDG Designed Sonastério Studios Featured on Cigar Aficionado

August 2018 - "Made For You" by Cigar Aficionado (also featuring Matthew McConaughey). Destination recording with a view; a beer growler that purrs; rocking the Hemingway Hat; the right flask for the task; hand-blown rocks glasses; and a gentleman’s pocketknife. Sonastério Studios, a world-class destination recording studio and luxury home in Brazil. In a world [...]

2018-10-25T17:37:01+00:00October 25th, 2018|Home feature, News|

Met Opera’s Music Producer David Frost at the NYTimes

If He Does This Met Opera Job Well, You’ll Never Know He Exists David Frost produces broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera performances. His typical day requires being a musician, a technician and even something of a diplomat.CreditCreditMichael Kirby Smith for The New York Times By Joshua Barone David Frost’s hands never stop moving. [...]

2018-10-12T20:40:25+00:00October 12th, 2018|News|

Acoustic Design Experts Discuss Trends in Sound Systems

By Sherrie Negrea How are higher ed institutions doing in recognizing the importance of acoustics and noise control in new and existing learning spaces? What’s one thing you wish campus administrators understood better about acoustics? “My core belief is that architecture and acoustics could (and should) be thought of at the same moment—and very early [...]

2018-11-13T01:46:42+00:00September 28th, 2018|News|

55TEC – Beijing’s 1st WSDG Studio Scores Nineteen Top Ten China Hits

Jackie Chan’s “Nothing Is The Same As Before” Caps 18 Week #1 Chart Ride By Howard Sherman BEIJING, CHINA: How do you follow a track record of nine Top Ten China hits (including six #1’s) in your first six months of operation? If you’re WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group-designed 55TEC Studios you record an additional Top Ten China Hits over the following [...]

2018-09-19T19:09:39+00:00September 19th, 2018|News|

How Being Bored One Day Launched a Legendary Architecture Career

How Being Bored One Day Launched a Legendary Architecture Career Working With Clients Like Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z Listen in as acoustic architect John Storyk shares the moment that sparked an iconic career. What is the secret ingredient that music legends like Jimi Hendrix, Alicia Keys, Jay-Zand Bruce Springsteen all shared while recording some of [...]

2018-11-27T21:44:04+00:00August 29th, 2018|News|

WSDG Serves Up Sound at Private NY Art Gallery

With a modern art collection that had outgrown the collective capacity of their two homes, and unwilling to keep their larger works in storage, American art-collector Nancy Olnick and her Sardinia-born husband Giorgio Spanu found themselves contemplating a 14,000sq-ft steel and concrete former industrial warehouse (c1964) in Cold Spring, New York close to their weekend [...]

2018-10-11T23:22:27+00:00August 7th, 2018|News|

WSDG Helps Audible Recording Studios Expand NJ Footprint

NEWARK, NJ — Walters-Storyk Design Group recently helped Audible Recording Studios, here, enlarge and totally reconfigure their in-house facilities. The 21-year-old company is one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment. “We first worked with Audible in 2007, when we were retained to design their original studios for [...]

2018-07-17T23:00:25+00:00July 17th, 2018|News|