Last week I was able to sneak into Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale’s private recording studio with the Ocean’s Edge Pro Tools class. I overheard they were heading over there so I asked Kyle if I could tag along. He said sure, as long as I was there in 15 minutes. So I stuffed lunch down my throat and quickly headed to the sanctuary where we all met. After going through a series of locked doors, we walked into the studio. I had no idea that this was in the middle of the church! As you can see, it is a beautiful studio. Michael Grosso gave us the run down on how they built the studio. The most interesting thing for me was the fact that the floors and ceiling were “floating”. Apparently, there is a second floor on stilts and the ceiling is hanging on coils from the main ceiling. I had no idea professional studios did that!
When we went into the actual recording room, he closed the door and it was uncomfortably quiet. So quiet that we all had to speak after only listening to silence for two seconds. It was bizarre. He then gave us a tour through his microphone collection which was awesome. He has all kinds of mics, including some vintage models. He also showed us different ways that he mics drum sets and the theories behind them. It was very interesting and educating. I’m super glad I was able to sneak in with the Pro Tools class!