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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 Jan 2016

some TechMecca projects...

||•... currently - one of two studio builds in Brooklyn, NY. This is a new build in a raw space and my part covers facility design, acoustics, clean power system, technical oversight for audio systems. Equipment care and installation is being covered by Jens Jungkurth of Eisen Audio. The facility will open in 2016 and feature a control room and studio, two production rooms and a generous lounge area.

||•... currently - building a custom 64 input analog mix desk for a client. This is a 64 channel desk that is based on modified modules and frames from the Malcolm Toft's Ocean Audio ARK 516 console. I worked with Malcolm to derive a mildly reworked version of the stock 516 input module that routes to ten aux sends and three stereo mix buses. The 516 frames provide two "500 module" slots over each input and nonlinearaudio is developing a custom EQ that will fill one of these slots across the console. The project has been in the works for years with several stops and starts but the frames and modules are in hand and the center section is now being built.

||•... currently - another new studio build in Brooklyn, NY. which is a private artist project studio with a large control room, custom monitor system, vocal booth and studio space. I am doing technical design spec and guidance across various aspects: sound isolation, acoustics, clean technical power conditioning and distribution, wiring, patch, interface, interconnect, the custom monitor system and the console.

||•... currently - doing some 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.

||•... currently and for the last few years - the big vinyl-only hi-fi playback system Despacio Sound System debuted at the Manchester International Festival in 2013. Conceived and Piloted by 2manyDJ's and James Murphy, 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, and coming up this year (2016) we'll be at Coachella. My original role 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 M.I.F.. My ongoing role is as technical director for the shows.

||•... 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 new 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.


11 Jan 2016

John Klett
Tech Mecca, Inc.
Carmel, NY 10512



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