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Tech Mecca: technical audio consulting, tech
and studio engineering services since 1997
John Klett: all of that plus some... since 1977
Current and Recent: updated August 2016
• some TechMecca projects...
||•... currently and for the last few years - the Despacio Sound System, conceived and piloted by James Murphy and 2manyDJs, debuted at the Manchester International Festival in 2013. The system has been appearing at various venues and festivals since, including Sonar by Day 2014, Glastonbury Festival 2014, Electric Picnic 2015, LoveBox 2015, the Camden Roundhouse venue in London 2014 and 2015, six days or 40+ running hours at Coachella 2016 and 20+ running hours at the Panorama Festival 2016 on Randall's Island, NYC in July. My starting role in this project was taking the design ethos from James Murphy, making a system design, working with a team assembled to do the build and getting the system up and running for the initial event and from then on I have been at every show as technical audio guy and f.o.h..
||•... currently - various custom projects, a private artist/producer studio build, a custom large format analog mix console, two custom large monitor systems, customizing DJ turntables mainly for Despacio, building some odd custom gear for myself and others, etc..||•... currently - doing spot consultation on several other projects including a barn conversion to an office/writing/recording studio for which I am providing guidance on acoustics, clean power distro, wiring and installation... several others.
||•... currently - the NonLinearAudio™ project designs and manufactures interesting and useful audio products for music and recording. Tech Mecca and Eisen Audio started working together on this in 2011. We offer up our collective take on musical processing gear and utility equipment for recording and production.
||•... 2016 - I worked with John Terelle to co-engineer/produce four "sides" for BlueJazzTV. We recorded the band over 4 days last summer 2015 at Guilford Sound in Vermont. We recently went back to mix four of seven tracks from that session and everyone came away with smiles.
||•... 2016 - Hyperballad Music was a new facility build in East Williamsburg, BK (Bushwick, really). My part covered overall facility design and layout, clean power systems, and some technical oversight for audio systems and monitor setup.
||•... 2015 - executed a 44 channel audio playout system for an art installation at the U.N. that was up during the big General Assembly meeting and Papal visit in September.
||•... 2014-2015 - for Diamond Mine Recording, a project-based analog recording/mix studio in Long Island City - facility design and layout, acoustical, electrical design/specification for this, roughly 1500 square foot, studio build in an industrial loft space in Long Island City. and in 2015 it's a couple more things ... some analog tape machine work and upgrades to the control room monitors.
||•... 2014 - for Kickstarter, design and spec acoustical treatments for a multi-media and live presentation theater at new headquarters Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
||•... 2014 - for United Visual Artists' Momentum project that debuted in Barbican Curve Gallery, London, 2014 - provided consultation and spec for acoustical labyrinth speaker device "pendulum bob"... with Don Fierro at Hakanai to refine and produce 3D print of device that UVA replicated for this work.
• regular and ongoing studio/sound/audio support/consulting/tech services - on a limited "short list" basis
• product/project development/design guidance/support - projects large and small - pretty busy this year
• recording, mix and mastering - I do music projects at a pace and frequency that keeps it alive and interesting and fun.
• on site consultations about studios, listening rooms, production facilities, acoustics, power for audio, monitor and playback systems, analog studio systems consoles and tape machines, "gear", classic and vintage analog recording, mixing and processing equipment... yes... much of the time clients just need some direction and other times it turns in to a project... contact
• in shop tech service/repair, Carmel, NY ... I do take some things in to repair or upgrade but the turn-around time is often slow.
3 Aug 2016
Tech Mecca, Inc.
Carmel, NY 10512
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