Sony Music Studios, NYC
There were several at Sony who played a major role in the development of this powerful environment, and this unique console. Richard Boisits was responsible for the lion's share of the work. He translated David's circuit designs into CAD files for circuit board layout and fabrication. Richard also designed the console frame and internal wiring. Some of Richard's previous projects with David at Sony Music Studios NYC were a custom Neve 8078 console in Studio D and 3 custom mastering consoles, which are still in use at Sony's new mastering facilities in NYC. Construction of the console was done by Glenn Corbett, Marty Matyas, Mick Oakleaf and Kim Stallings of the Sony Music Engineering Services Department. Integration of the automation system was handled by Christopher Berndt of AMS Neve. Dominick Costanzo was final commissioning and troubleshooting of the completed console and system integration of room 309. Input from engineers such as Charles Harbutt, who worked in the room each day, Todd Whitelock and Richard King was invaluable to the development of both the room as a whole, and the implementation of this unique console. Brian McKenna and Tony Drootin, Sony's studio managers, had much to do with the successful presentation of this uniquely innovative and powerful room.
After purchasing the equipment from Sony Studios in 2007, Lawson moved into Clinton Recording at 46th Street & 10th Avenue, where he worked out of Studio C from 2008 until Clinton closed in June of 2010. The relationship with Clinton owner and Chief Engineer Ed Rak was not only a great partnership, but a real mentorship, and was a pivotal moment in Lawson's career.
Some of the equipment that Lawson purchased from Ed Rak when Clinton closed was originally from the legendary CBS 30th Street Studios, including one of Lawson's EMT plates.
Good Child Music Studios
When Clinton closed, Lawson bought more equipmnt from Clinton, with the intention of becoming autonomous, so he could open his own studio, and Good Child Music studios was born. After moving out of Clinton, Lawson moved around to several temporary locations including his friend John Hill's studio at 2nd Street & Avenue A, when John was moving to LA, in the basement of the building that also houses Flux Studios. Lawson later handed that place over to his and John's friend Peter Wade, and he took over a funeral home on Humboldt Street in Williamsburg, owned by Good Child Music composers Devin Maxwell and Katie Porter, which had been the home to their ringtone company Loud Louder Loudest. Lawson moved out of the funeral home in February 2013, and into the a location at 79 Lorimer Street, where the studio was located until March of 2014, when it moved into its current home in Studio G Brooklyn.