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Back in late 2014, iZotope moved into a new office space in Cambridge, MA — just a few blocks from MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), where iZotope's founders once sat in a dorm room and started dreaming big back in 2001.
The office move was exciting for many reasons, not least of which being that the company finally had a space where all one hundred team members could comfortably congregate for lunch, meetings, collaboration, and after-work musical activities. But the shining capstone of the move was the recent completion of a new studio facility, which includes a multi-use mastering room as well as a flexible live room and control room.
With the ability to pivot easily between multiple uses, the facility also aligns with iZotope's dedication to learning and education. The spacious layout was specifically designed to support in-house teaching and community events, and the infrastructure was built to permit high-resolution broadcast via the web.
In addition, the studio has proven immensely helpful for gathering customer feedback, providing a comfortable place to host visiting producers and engineers, examine their workflows, and get critical insights into their needs and pain points.
A bonus perk: it's a great treat for the iZotope crew. The majority of iZotope employees are musicians themselves, and the studios are available after hours for staff jams, personal projects, synth fairs, listening parties, recording challenges, everything else the team dreams up.
iZotope brought in noted mastering engineer Jonathan Wyner, now Chief Engineer and also Education Director at iZotope, to steer the studio's conception and planning. Assisted by renowned acoustician Francis Manzella, whose firm has been commissioned for award-winning studios worldwide, the team designed rooms that are both efficient and attractive, where users are able to pivot easily from one workflow to another.
The broadcasts from iZotope Studios have begun! Check out a webinar on The Mastering Workflow, featuring Jonathan.
Working on improving the sound in your own space, especially when you're mastering? Check out these classic tips from Jonathan himself.