Four Seasons Media Productions (Force MP) was established in the heart of St. Louis with the technological advantages of a big-city studio but a more down-to-earth environment. The vision of producer, engineer and musician Steve Richard Mahoney, Force MP initially was built for corporate and advertising clients, but RBDG designed the facility to accommodate a wide variety of recording projects.
As architect of record and acoustical consultant, RBDG carefully sited the ground-up building to minimize the impact of noise from the surrounding neighborhood. The 8,500 sq. ft. studio spaces include two control rooms, an editing suite, a lounge and various administrative areas. Mahoney’s lengthy career in the music industry fostered an appreciation for the ultimate environment with the best equipment.
Control One is home to a hand-built API Legacy console and includes two isolation booths and a huge producer’s desk. Studio One’s size is ideal for accommodating large tracking sessions. Control Two is comparable in size to Control One and is outfitted with a “tricked-out” SSL 9000 J series console. Utilizing 5.1 surround sound technology, Control Two is fully equipped for mixing. The editing suite is equipped with a 24-bit/24-track Pro Tools system and is fully networked with the other rooms.