2009        740 SOUND DESIGN, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

A state-of-the-art studio facility is the new home for 740 Sound Design, a company founded in 2001 by executive producer Scott Ganary and Academy Award-winning sound designer Dane Davis to provide feature-film-quality sound design for commercials.

The relocation project, designed by nonzero\architecture and its media facilities division studio bau:ton, opened in January 2010 and created 740’s own audio post production facility, allowing it to add mixing to its award-winning sound design service.

Ten times larger than the company’s previous space, the facility includes two mixing stages, two Voice Over/Foley rooms and multiple sound design rooms. The modern and streamlined mixing suites take up 2,500 square feet of the 9,000 square foot facility, leaving room to build additional studios in the future.

A bright and generously sized open kitchen and lounge area is at the core of the new design, offering all amenities as well as plenty of space to relax and mingle.

A sky-lit sound lock and vestibule leads into the large mix rooms and the recording spaces, the larger of which, at over three hundred square feet, can easily accommodate Foley, ADR, music recording and more. The mix rooms provide comfortable client space and 5.1 mixing with Pro Tools systems, and are connected to a central machine room. Warm wood tones and fabric surfaces are balanced with natural concrete floors and crisp and clean detailing, offering a focused yet relaxed work environment. Indirect lighting and custom-designed wood furniture contribute to the creative atmosphere.

Veteran sound mixer and producer Scott Ganary has worked extensively on cinema, television and commercial projects for over 20 years. With 740, whose name derives from the speed of sound, he has produced more than 1,300 commercials, winning three CLIO Awards, and an array of others.

building use: sound design, music recording. foley, audio and video production and post production.         
project scope:    2,500 sf; architecture, interiors, acoustics
schedule:  completed 2009
construction cost:         n/a