LONG POND STUDIO - THE NATIONAL Recording Studio
Long Pond’s incarnation began with Aaron Dessner having a hope in his heart to move out of New York City with his family and find an oasis for the band The National, of which he is member. He was able to find an 18th century farm in Upstate NY that has the renovated old farmhouse, the idyllic pond and an odd barn to complete the picture.
From the beginning, the project had some very specific requests, desires and requirements. The main goal was to create a space which would encourage and inspire creativity for the creation of music not just a space to capture it. With that said we found a great balance of performance control and architectural balance. Collaborating with acoustical engineer Jeff Hedback of HdAcoustics on the practical sound quality needs merging with the architecture we created a high level space for creating, recording and mixing. We reused as much as possible from the old pole equipment shed. The connection with the surrounding Natural landscape and bio-diversity of the pond ecosystem were at the fore of our design process.
This process culminated with the band creating and recording there Grammy award winning album 'Sleep Well Beast ' and using the Studio as the album cover and becoming the theme focal point of the marketing campaign created by Pentagram. The Studio has become a hub of activity with Big Red Machine completing there record there in 2018 and ...........more to come for sure
PROJECT - Long Pond Recording Studio
TYPE - Recording Studio Design
LOCATION - Hudson Valley New York
YEAR - 2015
STATUS - Completed
CLIENT - Aaron Dessner - The National
PROJECT TEAM - Erlend Neumann, Design Principal/Consultant/Project Manager/Studio Sound Installation