King’s Hill Sound – Coming to PDX in 2019!

We are excited to share some details of the studio we’re building in the City of Roses – Portland, OR.  Designed by Wes Lachot of the Wes Lachot Design Group, King’s Hill Sound will be located in, you guessed it, the King’s Hill neighborhood in SW Portland.Continue reading for more details…


Covering approximately 1000 square feet, our new studio will have 4 main spaces:

  • Control room with SSL AWS 948 analog console
  • Tracking room with DW Custom Drums and Yamaha C5 Grand Piano
  • Oversized vocal booth / drum room
  • Sound lock for recording guitar amps
Recording Studio Floor Plan
Recording Studio Floor Plan

It takes a village

Wes has done a terrific job designing a high quality studio to fit our somewhat challenging space.  There were many obstacles to overcome in our 100-year-old home and he addressed them all with creative solutions.Olson and Jones are our general contractors handling primary construction of the studio.  Rounding out the team are Tony Brett from Brett Acoustics providing custom acoustical treatments and studio furniture and Thom Canova from Canova Audio delivering all of our wiring and interconnects.

Digging Deep

One of the first challenges in building a studio in the basement of a turn-of-the-century home was dealing with the low ceilings.  To mitigate this, we lowered the floor of the basement 6″ to gain some additional headroom.  Digging and re-pouring a new foundation gave us the chance to bury passageways for cabling.

Control Room Framing
Control Room Framing

Beam me up!

Control Room Framing
Control Room Framing

Behold our new steel beam that replaced a multitude of 4″ x 4″ support posts that were cluttering the space.

All the angles

Here you can see the framing for the control room RFZ (reflection free zone) taking shape.  The control room will have a tremendous “sweet spot” for mixing created by angling and treating the walls to ensure there is no reflected sound reaching the mix location.

Stay tuned!

That’s it for now… We’ll post updates as things progress!

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King’s Hill Sound – Coming to PDX in 2019! (7/9/2018) - We are excited to share some details on the studio we are building in the City of Roses - Portland, OR. Designed by Wes Lachot, the studio will be located in SW Portland in the King's Hill neighborhood.