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Walters-Storyk Design Group

Company Profile
Audio Production
2012





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TABLE OF CONTENTS

COMPANY BACKGROUND AND STRUCTURE ..................................................................................................... 4
Company Background ........................................................................................................................................... 4
Company Structure ................................................................................................................................................ 4
SERVICES ................................................................................................................................................................ 5
Acoustic Design and Consulting ............................................................................................................................ 5
Acoustic Testing and Measurement ...................................................................................................................... 5
Internal Room Acoustics and Surface Treatments ................................................................................................ 5
HVAC Noise Control Design / Vibration Control .................................................................................................... 5
Sound Isolation ...................................................................................................................................................... 5
Commercial and Performance Audio/Visual Systems Design and Integration ...................................................... 5
Residential Audio-Video / Home Theater Design .................................................................................................. 5
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE ....................................................................................................................................... 6
Project Examples ................................................................................................................................................... 8
Representative Client List .................................................................................................................................... 30
Professional References ...................................................................................................................................... 32
KEY PERSONNEL .................................................................................................................................................. 33



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COMPANY BACKGROUND AND STRUCTURE

Company Background

Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG) designs and consults in the fields of architecture, technology, electro-
acoustics, and advanced audio-visual systems integration. The firm has been a New York State registered
corporation since 1989, with USA headquarters located in Highland, New York, and is an extension of the design
career of John Storyk, started in 1969.

Additional WSDG offices are located in Basel, Switzerland (Europe Office); Buenos Aires, Argentina (Latin
America Office); Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Brazil Office) and Miami, Florida (serving southern Florida and the
Caribbean). WSDG is the corporate entity of a 40-year career, starting with John Storyk's first studio design for
Jimi Hendrix in 1969. WSDG is the partnership of Beth Walters and John Storyk, and now includes associates
and design professionals in all of the offices, numbering over 50 people.

WSDG has also designed recording and mixing studios for: Alicia Keys, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Celine
Dion, Def-Jam Records, ESPN, Jay-Z, Jazz at Lincoln Center, MTV Latin America to name a few.

Key personnel hold college and university degrees in Architecture, Acoustics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and
Management. John Storyk, Dirk Noy, David Kotch and Renato Cipriano are frequent lecturers and presenters at
various architectural and audio technology schools as well as specific trade conventions.

WSDG is a seven-time winner of the international TEC Award in studio design, as well as the European SINUS
System Integration Award. WSDG's work has been extensively published and discussed in numerous
professional audio, broadcasting and systems design media. WSDG has been responsible for the design,
construction and success of over 3,000 projects worldwide.

Company Structure

WSDG maintains offices in 5 locations:

USA Highland, New York (1.5 hours north of New York City)
USA Miami, Florida
Europe Basel, Switzerland
Latin America Buenos Aires, Argentina
Brazil Belo Horizonte, Brazil

All WSDG offices share resources on a daily basis, however all jobs are managed and represented on a local
basis. All work will be coordinated via the Highland, New York office. The Highland office maintains a full-time
staff of 15 people as well as four part-time drafting and support professionals.



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SERVICES

Acoustic Design and Consulting

WSDG has collaborated with many of the worlds leading architectural firms to provide innovative solutions and
procedures towards creating excellence in acoustic and electro-acoustic design and installation. We pride
ourselves in participating in the collaborative design process.

Acoustic Testing and Measurement

WSDG engineers use the most advanced acoustic prediction and analysis software. This provides accurate
acoustical data collection and predictive acoustical modeling. Our reports are accurate and along with pre-
construction environment auralization, allow our clients and design partners to listen to environments before they
are constructed.

Internal Room Acoustics and Surface Treatments

Critical listening spaces, including studios, theaters, conference rooms, home listening rooms and all speech
intelligibility sensitive spaces will all benefit from accurate acoustic design. Often the use of variable acoustic
treatments is our preferred design approach. By providing design options for surface treatments using
absorption, reflection and diffusion, we can accurately enhance the listening properties of these environments.

HVAC Noise Control Design / Vibration Control

WSDG establishes noise criteria specifications for all spaces in our designs, while preparing creative design
solutions for adherence to these goals. Careful attention is given to HVAC design, building structural systems,
and room boundary design. When required, real world listening simulations allow careful value engineering
before final design documentation.

Sound Isolation

Critical to virtually all successful acoustic designs is the thorough analysis of external noise, vibration sources
(traffic, trains, aircraft, etc.) and environment (i.e. HVAC distribution systems). WSDG provides acoustical
measurement, analysis and design services to assure optimal acoustical isolation of existing or new construction,
always with an eye towards economy of design and awareness of applicable building techniques for each project.

Commercial and Performance Audio/Visual Systems Design and Integration

WSDG provides technology integration design services for the commercial and performance design communities.
Specific services include distributed audio-video, building automation (lighting, HVAC, fenestration control, etc.),
telephony & communications, and information technology. All work is always performed with an eye towards
state of the art technology future proofing and creative integration with each projects architectural goals.

Residential Audio-Video / Home Theater Design

Advanced Residential audio-video design and whole house systems control are no longer ideas of the future. In
almost all residences, these systems have now become integral to the home environment. WSDG creates
creative multi-room and home theater design solutions that are easy to manage, economical, acoustically
accurate and most importantly, integrated into the architectural design of the residence.


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RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Walters-Storyk Design Group and its principals have an extensive body of clients in the fields of architectural
acoustical consulting, noise isolation design, facility design and audio-visual systems design and integration. A
list of projects that supports our company profile and credentials follows. For a more extensive client list, please
see www.wsdg.com. Our experience spans over 40 years in studio design, internal room acoustics, advanced
noise isolation, and systems design required for recording studios, having built world-class studios for: Alicia
Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Jazz at Lincoln Center and most recently, Jungle City Studios in New York City.

We have assembled a list of projects that underscore our experience with projects of this nature:


Roc the Mic
New York, New York

Timbaland
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mach2
Milan, Italy

Talking House Productions
San Francisco, California

ARTCO
Mexico City, Mexico

Crossroads Tabernacle
Bronx, New York

Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, New York

Jungle City Studios
New York, New York

audioEngine
New York, New York

Electronic Arts
Vancouver, Canada

New York University - Steinhardt / Dolan Studios
New York, New York





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Project Examples

Roc the Mic
New York, New York

A 4,500-square-foot, full-floor studio complex, Roc the Mic, was designed for artists of the stature of Jay-Z and
Beyonc and is highlighted by spacious, fully networked, twin control rooms featuring SSL 9000 J and 4000 G+
consoles, as well as a high-end Pro Tools production suite. All three rooms set powerful new benchmarks in
power and accuracy with custom Augspurger monitoring systems. Throughout, Roc the Mic is a study in 21
st

Century luxury and comfort, centered around a massive communal lounge and flanked by private client areas, all
ensconced in dark wood for a warm, rich environment.




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Roc the Mic


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Timbaland
Virginia Beach, Virginia

This private recording studio in Virginia Beach for superstar hip-hop producer Tim Timbaland Mosley, was
conceived and developed in conjunction with long time engineer, Jimmy Douglass. The full service audio
production center has been created in an existing 5,000-square-foot two-story industrial park building. A
complete renovation of the building resulted in a two-studio recording and post-production facility, and continues
the growth of the Virginia Beach music community that has spawned the likes of The Neptunes, Missy Elliott and
the late Aaliyah.

Studio A is dedicated specifically to Tim Mosleys production needs and is centered around a large, fully equipped
control room (large Neve VR-72 console) with ample room for outboard gear, keyboards and studio guests.
WSDG provided interior design, architecture and acoustics. The studio has three isolation booths, a Pro Tools
MIDI room (with ISO booth), a large lounge, maintenance and reception areas on the ground floor, additional
lounges and offices on the 2nd floor.




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Mach2
Milan, Italy

Mach2 is a 3,200-square-foot audio production facility located in Milan that specializes in sound design, film,
mixing and audio post-production. The studio complex, once an old Milanese factory building, was completely re-
designed by WSDG to optimize creative thinking and client comfort while utilizing state-of-the-art acoustics.
Mach2 is a 5.1 audio surround facility, equipped with two main control rooms, each with associated voiceover and
recording booths. Acoustic isolation design in the two studios was accomplished while still respecting the natural
daylight requirements for all of the rooms as well as a third, smaller broadcast control room.











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Mach2



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Talking House Productions
San Francisco, California

A two-story warehouse on Bryant Street in San Franciscos burgeoning South of Market district has been
repurposed as Talking House Productions. Talking House Productions is an acoustically and aesthetically unique
recording studio, office complex, gallery and residence created by WSDG. Three years in development, the
facility features a classic SSL 9000K console originally owned by the NY Hit Factory, and twin Digidesign D-
Command rooms. Created to provide Talking House producers with an agile facility adaptable to a wide range of
musical talents and styles, the studio was designed to accommodate virtually any recording challenge.




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Talking House Productions



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ARTCO
Mexico City, Mexico

Located in the heart of the Polanco area in Mexico City, ARTCO Recording Studios was conceived to provide full
production, recording and post-production services for the music industry of Mexico. Its new state of the art
building combines three recording studios and live rooms, video post-suites and graphic design. A total of 2,000
square feet, ARTCO features two different size surround control rooms, live rooms with variable acoustics and a
mastering/mixing suite which all integrate a new standard for recording and mixing. The studio includes a
substantial compliment of analog and digital gear, with vintage consoles combining a new way of service for this
growing community. WSDGs master plan for the ground level of this building has responded to a program that
maximizes the use of space, which is very valuable in this section of the city. The owners of ARTCO started this
ambitious project with one sentence. We want to create the best studio in the country.










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ARTCO



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Crossroads Tabernacle
Bronx, New York

WSDG completed a major renovation project for Crossroads Tabernacle and Boden Center for The Performing
Arts, a prominent inner-city church located in The Bronx, NY. The facility includes a state-of-the-art audio and
video production studio, and a completely refurbished 800-seat theater for worship, concerts, dramas and
outreach events. The restoration, which also includes new administrative facilities and a children's educational
wing, was completed in 2002.

The control room and studio area of the facility can operate completely independent of the theater, or tie into
performances as needed to capture live recordings. The seating area within the theater area is completely
flexible and seating can be modularly removed for different events as needed by the church. Since the facility lies
in the middle of the Bronx, special consideration was given to isolation for the facility to eliminate noise from the
outside, but also to isolate the auditorium environment from the control room/studio environment that is adjacent
to it.






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Crossroads Tabernacle



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Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, New York

Jazz at Lincoln Center opened in the fall of 2004. This 100,000-square-foot facility houses performance venues,
an educational wing and recording/post production facilities.

The Frederick P. Rose Hall project consists of a 1,200-seat concert hall with movable seating towers. The hall
can be set up for dance and opera and can also be recongured to provide an intimate jazz setting by
surrounding the musicians with the audience seated on three levels. The Allen Room is a 300-600 seat
performance space with tiered platforms ascending from the stage level to a dance oor with movable tables and
chairs. The Irene Diamond Education Center is 3,500 square feet and contains two state-of-the-art
education/rehearsal studios.

WSDG, as partners in the Sound of Jazz Consulting Group, worked closely with the architects and Wynton
Marsalis to acoustically design the education, rehearsal and recording spaces. The systems integration design
for all performance, educational and listening spaces within this facility are linked together for recording and
playback. This facility is the worlds rst performing arts center designed specically for the performance and
recording of jazz.



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Jungle City Studios
New York, New York

Studio founder/engineer Ann Mincieli has invested over ten years of experience as Alicia Keys' engineer/album
coordinator/studio director, and works with artists ranging from Coldplay to Usher and Jay-Z. Miss Mincieli has
created Manhattans first true destination studio.

The challenge of creating the signature 11
th
floor live studio/control room directly above the two 10
th
floor
production suites in a newly constructed lightweight, concrete building presented complex isolation challenges.

To maximize the impact of the studios expansive North and South picture windows, WSDG floated the custom
speakers in an outsized glass speaker baffle. This created a kind of transparent wall of sound between the live
and control rooms, which provides artists and engineers with the creative advantage of full visual connectivity. In
addition, our isolation details allowed us to install the expansive window wall to expose an impressive view of the
Manhattan skyline and the new Highline Park, while maintaining strict isolation requirements for studio use. Test
results show an NC rating of 15, which is very low for a glass wall application.

For more information, please see New York Times article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/arts/music/26studio.html





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Jungle City Studios



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audioEngine
New York, New York

The calming, spa-like luxury of The French Quarter (photo below) is dedicated to 5.1 Dolby-approved theatrical
sound mixes. Hillary Kew Martells chic, airy 29 foot x 17 foot Studio E, houses a similarly powerful equipment
package. Studio E features a Digidesign Protools HD3 workstation running on an Apple MacPro. To insure
accuracy for demanding big screen theatrical advertising projects, aE partner/Director of Technical Operations
Brian Wick stipulated a Martinsound Multimax EX system to control the commercial JBL theater spec main
monitors and Bryston amplifiers. The surround arrays consist of three pairs of 8340s, driven by three BST
amplifiers. Nearfield speakers are self-powered KRK V4s. In addition to three Sharp Aquos 32 LCD monitors,
Studio E features a Sony VPLFE40 projector, with a 122 diagonal Stewart screen. Motorized blackout shades
control the natural light spilling in from the studios 3 oversized windows to replicate the movie house
environment. Soothing neutral colors, polished bleached-maple floors and eye-catching RPG treatments provide
the ideal finishing touches to the room.

audioEngine's Studio F (The Cabin) immerses clients in a luxuriously rustic 27 foot x 20 foot Adirondack-style log
cabin environment. Features include rough-hewn, highly polished floors; hand-set stone fireplace (with a 65 inch
Sharp LCD flat screen set in place of the traditional Yule log), hyper-elegant, custom furniture (including a tree
branch rocking chair), and a rear wall diffuser to enhance the pristine acoustics. A Digidesign Protools HD3
workstation running on an Apple MacPro; five Digidesign 192-1/Os, a Mojo SDI and a world-class B&W 5.1
monitoring system featuring 803D mains, SCMS surrounds and an ASW855 sub, counterpoint the rural aesthetics
for this decidedly 21
st
Century audioEngine.

Both Studios E and F include spacious 100+ square-foot isolation booths.




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audioEngine



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Electronic Arts
Vancouver, Canada

Electronic Arts needs no introduction to electronic gaming aficionados all over the world. Its satellite facility, near
Vancouver, Canada, is the engine behind the startling imagery and soundscapes found in its products, and at the
heart of that facility is an audio/video complex that spans 25,000 square feet within Electronic Arts massive
210,000-square-foot structure.

The building in Vancouver took over two years to build and the facility spans across five levels. It contained 100%
new construction including an advanced networking system that rivaled most local universities. Even though it
would not be rented out, studio As 600-square-foot control room needed to be built to accommodate multiple
uses and clients. Among the most important requirements was that the control room needed to have 100%
visibility to all recording areas.




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New York University - Steinhardt / Dolan Studios
New York, New York

The James L. Dolan Recording/Teaching complex is the newest flagship installation at the NYU Steinhardt
Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. It is one of the most technically advanced audio teaching
facilities in the United States and was created to provide students with an exemplary learning environment. The
$6.8 million, 7,500-square-foot compound is devoted to contemporary Music Technology, Theory, Cognition,
Informatics, Computer Music, Recording, Production and Immersive Audio.

To create a teaching complex of this magnitude, a master team of architects, acousticians and technologists was
formed by an NYU Steinhardt School faculty team. In cooperation with Gensler Architecture, WSDG provided all
architectural and acoustical design of the studios and technical spaces.








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New York University - Steinhardt / Dolan Studios



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Representative Client List

Alicia Keys (Oven Studios) Long Island, NY
Allaire Studios Woodstock, NY
Art Institutes United States
Atlantic Recording New York, NY
audioEngine New York, NY
Bearsville Recording Bearsville, NY
Berklee College of Music Boston, MA
Berklee College of Music - Valencia Valencia, Spain
Big Mo Mobile Recording Kensington, MD
Bob Marley Kingston, Jamaica
Bruce Springsteen (Thrill Hill Studios) United States
Camden Yard / Baltimore Orioles Baltimore, MD
Carter Burwell New York, NY
Celine Dion United States
Central Synagogue New York, NY
Church Le Noirmont Le Noirmont, Jura, Switzerland
Citicorp Credit Services Huntington, NY
Credit Suisse Zurich, Switzerland
Crossroads Tabernacle - Studio on the Hill Bronx, NY
Cuyahoga Community College - Center for Innovation in the Arts Cleveland, OH
Diante do Trono Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Duke Ellington High School Washington, DC
Eddie Kramer Rhinebeck, NY
EFE-X Bogota, Columbia
El Porteo Buenos Aires, Argentina
Electric Lady Studios New York, NY
Electronic Arts Vancouver, Canada
Elektra Entertainment New York, NY
Equiscosa Mexico City, Mexico
EUE Screen Gems (Rachel Ray) New York, NY
ESPN Bristol, CT
Fito Paez (Circo Beat Studios) Buenos Aires, Argentina
Flughafenkopf Expansion of Zurich Airport Zurich, Switzerland
Food Network New York, NY
Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts Orlando, FL
Goesgen Nuclear Plant Auditorium Dniken, Switzerland
Green Day Jingletown Recording Oakland, California
Hard Rock Cafe New York, NY
Hoffman LaRoche Basel, Switzerland
Howard Schwartz Recording New York, NY
Hunter College New York, NY
IMAX Buenos Aires, Argentina
IDZI Lab Mexico City, Mexico
Interlochen Public Radio Interlochen, MI
Interim Services Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Isaac Hayes Westchester, NY
J Records (Clive Davis) New York, NY
J.A. Castle Recording Utica, NY
James Earl Jones Theater - Poughkeepsie Day School Poughkeepsie, NY
Jay-Z (Roc the Mic Studios) New York, NY
Jazz at Lincoln Center New York, NY
Jim Cramers Real Money New York, NY

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Jungle City Studios New York, NY
Kimmel Center Philadelphia, PA
La Rioja Theater La Rioja, Argentina
Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
Maracana Stadium Rio de Janeiro
Manhattan School of Music New York, NY
Martin Scorsese Media Center Bronx, NY
Merriweather Pavilion Columbia, MD
Mineirao Stadium FIFA Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Minnesota Public Radio Minneapolis, MN
MJI Broadcasting / Clear Channel New York, NY
MonkMusic Studios East Hampton, NY
Murray Arts Center Marietta, GA
MTV Latin America Buenos Aires, Argentina
National Council of Switzerland Bern, Switzerland
National Museum of the American Indian Washington, DC
New York University New York, NY
Northern Lights New York, NY
Novartis Basel, Switzerland
NYISO (New York Independent System Operator) Albany, NY
Peavey Electronics Meridian, MS
Philippe Moritz Zurich, Switzerland
Planet Hollywood Screening Room New York, NY
Proctor and Gamble Buenos Aires, Argentina
Record Plant Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant T Buenos Aires, Argentina
Richard Gere New York, NY
Robert Clivilles (Paradise Garage) Westchester, NY
SBK / EMI Records New York, NY
Skank Belo Horizonte, Brazil
SONY Corporation Teaneck, NJ
Spank! Music and Sound Design Chicago, IL
Stanwich Congregational Church Greenwich, CT
St. Gallen Train Station St. Gallen, Switzerland
Stevie Wonder (Wonderland) Los Angeles, CA
Sumitomo Boardroom New York, NY
Sunshine Mastering Vienna, Austria
Swiss Parliament Basel, Switzerland
Telef Buenos Aires, Argentina
Teleproductions, Inc. Washington, DC
The Carpenters Church Port Harcourt, Nigeria
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Nevada
The Standard Hotel New York, NY
Thirteen / WNET New York, NY
Union College Schenectady, NY
University of Colorado ATLAS (Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society) Boulder, CO
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Vassar Chapel Poughkeepsie, NY
Video Arts Studios Fargo, ND
Village Studios Guangzhou, China
Vocomotion Skokie, IL
Whitney Houston United States
WNYC Radio New York, NY
Woodrow Wilson Center Theater Smithsonian Washington, DC

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Professional References

Brian Wick, Owner
audioEngine
New York, NY 10003
(212) 473-2700
brianw@audioengine.net

Jay Kennedy, Assoc. VP for Academic Affairs
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 747-2382
jkennedy@berklee.edu

Pastor Joseph Cortese
Crossroads Tabernacle
Bronx, NY 10642
(718) 904-0202
pjhc@crossroadstabernacle.com

Ann Mincieli, Founder, Jungle City Studios
and Chief Engineer, Alicia Keys Oven Studios
520 W. 27
th
Street, Suite 1002
New York, NY 10001
(718) 273-3584
anntastic@mac.com

Kelly Combs, Project Manager
Gensler Architects
Rockefeller Center
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
(212) 492-1400
kelly_combs@gensler.com

Ken Rockwood, Owner
Rockwood Music Hall
New York, NY 10002
(646) 229-4172
krockwood@earthlink.net

Justin Kantor, Owner
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleeker Street
New York, NY 10012
(917) 509-1004
justin@lprnyc.com

Eddie Kramer, Engineer and Producer
Jimi Hendrix
(818) 456-7261
edwinkramer@earthlink.net


James Matchack, former Studio Director
Murray Arts Center
1275 Stanley Road
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(678) 770-0082
musichowse@gmail.com

Chris Reda, Project Manager
The Griffin Lounge
New York, NY
(917) 562-8705
creda@roomserviceny.com

John Mazzoni, President
The Art Institutes
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 562-0900
jmazzoni@edmc.edu

Bill Jarett, VP of Engineering
Scripps Productions NY
bjarett@scrippsnetworks.com
(646) 336-3605
(917) 833-4329

David Greenspan, Audio Resources Coordinator
University of Michigan
Former Chief Engineer at Interlochen Public Radio
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 936-7659
dspan@umich.edu

David MacLaughlin, Executive Director of Audio
Engineering
New England School of Communications
Bangor, ME
(207) 973-1025
dave@nescom.edu

Kyle Wesloh, Studio Manager
Minnesota Public Radio
Saint Paul, MN
(651) 290-1586
kwesloh@mpr.org

Shaun Farley, Sound Engineer
TeleProductions International
Chantilly, VA
(703) 222-2408
sfarley@tpiltd.com


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KEY PERSONNEL

John Storyk, R.A. Founder / Principal

John Storyk, registered architect and acoustician, is a founding partner of WSDG. He
has provided facility planning, acoustical and systems design services for the
professional audio-video production and performance community since the 1969
completion of Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios in New York City. John received his
architectural studies from Princeton and Columbia Universities. As an independent
designer, engineer and principal of WSDG, he has been responsible for over 3,000
world-class audio-video production facilities, including studios, radio stations, video
suites, entertainment clubs and theaters. He is a member of the American Institute of
Architects (AIA), Audio Engineering Society (AES) and Acoustical Society of America
(ASA) and is a frequent contributor to AES convention papers and professional industry
periodicals. John is a frequent lecturer at schools throughout the nation and has established courses in acoustics
at Full Sail (Orlando), ExPression Center for the Media Arts (San Francisco), while maintaining adjunct professor
status in Acoustics and Studio Design at Berklee College of Music (Boston) and Stevens Institute (New Jersey).
john.storyk@wsdg.com


Beth Walters-Storyk Founder / Principal / Interior Design

Beth Walters-Storyk is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York) with
two degrees, A.A.S. in Textile Design and a B.F.A. in Product Design. Her construction
experience comes with having been a senior installation designer for the Gallery's
exhibition and installation staff at the Fashion Institute for over 10 years. From 1982-
1988, Beth also was the display and merchandising director for such noted home
furnishing fabric firms as Boris Kroll Fabrics, Greff Fabrics and Design Tex Fabrics. Beth
is a founding partner and principal of Walters-Storyk Design Group and leads the interior
design services division.
beth.walters-storyk@wsdg.com

Sergio Molho Principal / Director of International Relations / Director WSDG Latin America

Sergio Molho is a founding partner of WSDG Latin America. He provides the technical,
acoustical and architectural supervision as well as project management for all WSDG
Latin America projects. Sergio has worked in the audio and video industry since 1982,
beginning as an engineer, composer and producer for international productions for
recording labels such as Sony and Warner. As an accomplished keyboard player and
vocalist, he was the leader of CASH, a successful funk band that had its fame in
Argentina in the 1980's. He is a member of the Argentinean Acoustic Chamber (AAC)
and Audio Engineering Society (AES) as well as other professional organizations. He is
a frequent contributor to technical workshops expanding the knowledge and education of
acoustics and electro-acoustics in their relationship to architecture. In 2005, Sergio
became the CEO and principal of WSDG Latin America. In 2007 he opened the WSDG Mexico Office, and in
2009 the WSDG Miami office. As the Director of WSDGs International Relations, he contributes to the promotion
and acquisition of new business relations worldwide.
sergio.molho@wsdg.com


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Dirk Noy Senior Acoustician / Director of WSDG Europe

Dirk Noy, M.Sc. Physics, has a Diploma in Experimental Solid State Physics from the
University of Basel, Switzerland and graduated from Full Sail Center for the Recording
Arts, Orlando, USA, where he was one of John Storyk's students. After joining WSDG in
early 1997 Dirk now heads the WSDG Europe office in Basel, Switzerland. Dirk has
extensive experience in applied mathematics, acoustical measurement and calculation
techniques, audio engineering, systems design and all facets of Information
Technologies. His language abilities include German, Dutch, French and English. As a
publishing member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Swiss Acoustical
Society (SGA) he is a frequent lecturer at trade conventions, recording colleges, as well as architectural education
institutions.
dirk.noy@wsdg.com

Renato Cipriano Senior Acoustician / Director of WSDG Brazil

Renato Cipriano graduated as a Civil Engineer from the University of FUMEC in Belo
Horizonte, Brazil in 1994 and is also a graduate from both The Recording Workshop,
Ohio (1992) and Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts, Orlando, USA (1999also one of
Johns students). In early 2000, Renato opened the WSDG Brazil office in Belo
Horizonte, Brazil and is responsible for the acoustical and architectural supervision on all
projects in Brazil. Additionally, Renato has led the design efforts of many of our
international projects contributing to creative acoustic interiors and integrated lighting
design. As an audio engineer he has worked on various projects including the most
recent album of the most popular rock band in Brazil Skank. Renato also teaches
Basic Acoustics in the top audio school in the country, IAV in So Paulo. In 2004 Renato received two Grammy
nominations and won the Latin Grammy for "Best Brazilian Rock Album".
renato.cipriano@wsdg.com

Gabriel Hauser Acoustician

Gabriel Hauser graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology, Zurich, in 2000. Analog and digital signal processing and
acoustics were his primary focus. His Thesis was titled "Reduction of Nonlinear
Distortion of Loudspeakers employing Volterra Filters" (at Studer Professional AG,
Switzerland). After joining the WSDG New York office, Gabriel returned to Switzerland to
become a founding partner at WSDG Europe. His specialties include Acoustical
Simulation and Measurement, complex Acoustical Analysis and Methodology as well as
Architectural Acoustics. During his studies Gabriel was a founding member of Abbaxx
Soundsystems Ltd., whose principal field of work is sound reinforcement and loudspeaker technology. While with
Abbaxx, he designed and developed sound systems for concert use, churches and installations. He writes
articles for audio magazines and continues to be a performing musician.
gabriel.hauser@wsdg.com


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Silvia Campos Molho Interior and Lighting Designer

Silvia Campos Molho has been involved in the video industry since 1987 as an
independent filmmaker in Lima. Her degree in Fine Arts comes from the University of
Peru in Lima and has continued with a degree in Anthropology from the University of
Buenos Aires. As a producer, Silvia has developed several cinematographic projects,
documentaries, commercials and corporate marketing worldwide. Her areas of expertise
include the development of corporate images with the wide use of digital technological
combined with traditional film and video. In 1998, together with AVH Inc. in Argentina,
she was responsible for the making of the first DVD format in South America. She is an
integral part of the design, communication and marketing divisions for WSDG, while
acting as co-founder and partner of WSDG-Latin.
silvia.molho@wsdg.com

Joshua Morris Project Manager

Joshua Morris graduated from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte with two
Degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture. A love of
music has led him to seek a combination of architecture and acoustics, beginning with
his thesis on acoustics. Additionally, Josh has been educated in the Suzuki method for
violin since age three, making acoustic design a natural choice for a career path.
Joshua joined the WSDG team in January of 2005, moving from North Carolina to New
York, and quickly settled into a key role as a project manager, designer and now
partner. Since then he has managed dozens of projects from China to the United States
to Germany, and continues to add more skills to his design vocabulary each day, while
refining his already well developed practice as a luthier.
joshua.morris@wsdg.com

Romina Larregina Project Manager

Romina Larregina graduated from the University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, with a degree
in Architecture. Upon graduating, Romina took her skills to an engineering office, while
teaching English and helping with the set up of trade shows. She apprenticed at WSDG
Latin for several years before moving to the United States in 1999, to become an
integral member and now partner at WSDG (New York). Her multi-lingual skills in
English, Spanish and Portuguese have been instrumental in leading numerous
international projects. Romina is the Latin liaison, as well as project management and
production coordinator for the New York office. She loves to travel and enjoys the day-to-day client interaction.
romina.larregina@wsdg.com

David Kotch Acoustician

David Kotch graduated with honors from Lehigh University in 2004 as an architect, and
joined WSDG 2006 combining his talents and passion for music, architecture, physics
and systems design. David spent 1998-2006 working in the live sound industry,
specifically Broadway Theater, designing and optimizing sound systems. Davids
experience and expertise include noise isolation control, acoustical measurement,
systems optimization, and computer aided acoustical modeling. David is a member of
the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and has
presented multiple times at the AES national conference in addition to guest lecturing at
universities. He still mixes audio for large special live broadcast events such as the Victorias Secret Fashion
Show and NFL Games. When David is not working, he spends his time climbing big objectives, ranging from
Yosemite to Alaska to Patagonia.
david.kotch@wsdg.com

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Judy Elliott-Brown Systems Engineer

Judy Elliott-Brown has been a professional audio engineer since 1977, with a
background in live touring, remote recording, music recording, sound for television,
studio maintenance and systems design. She has been responsible for the systems
infrastructure design and installation of over 100 projects worldwide. Projects she has
worked on include world-class audio recording studios, media/broadcast production
studios, educational facilities and multi-use performance spaces. Judy is a full-time
systems design engineer and project manager, and has collaborated on WSDG projects
for over 25 years. She is a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and National Academy of Recording
Arts and Sciences (NARAS). Additionally, she has worked on several Grammy nominated albums and TV shows.
judy.elliott-brown@wsdg.com

Howard Schwartz Strategic Development Director

Howard Schwartz has recently joined WSDG after a long, successful career as the
founder and CEO of Howard Schwartz Recording in New York City. Howard is one of
the leaders in the professional audio production industry. Born in Buffalo, New York, he
attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, is a Veteran of the US
Army during the Vietnam Era (A Radio DJ for The US Army AFN in Berlin, Frankfort and
Munich in the 60s), and a music mixer in Hollywood during the late 60s and early 70s.
He had a short stint back in Radio at The CHUM Group in Toronto and then moved to
New York in 1972 where he became a mixer in the TV and studio advertising business.
Howard Schwartz has relationships in every facet of the motion picture, television, commercial, music, Internet,
digital, design and construction worlds.
howie.schwartz@wsdg.com

Ilan Weinstein Director of Operations WSDG Miami

Ilan Weinstein, born in Israel, grew up in Argentina and Venezuela, and has lived for the
past 12 years in Miami, FL with his wife and 3 children. He holds an MBA in Business
Administration from the University of Miami. He founded and managed operations for
the second largest distributor of DIRECTV in the U.S. and oversaw all sales, customer
service and information systems functions. Ilan has held many corporate positions in
finance, marketing and sales with the Cisneros Group of Companies and has supervised
different operations in Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Puerto
Rico for over 10 years. Since 2008, Ilan has devoted his efforts to creating our WSDG office in Miami. Ilan is
dedicated to design and installation in home automation, professional A/V, and commercial systems integration.
ilan.weinstein@wsdg.com

Thomas Wenger Project Engineer

Thomas Wenger studied IT and electronics at the Institute for Software Engineering,
Bern with additional studies in Audio Recording and Room Acoustics in East Croyden,
England. After several years in the IT world with major project management
development, he worked with J+C Intersonic AG for 5 years and became a Senior
Project Manager. Mastering the synthesis of the technical aspects of acoustics,
broadcast and audio video systems has made him an invaluable member in numerous
WSDG projects, including GTRK Kultura (Moscow), HKB Music University Switzerland,
and several government related projects for Swiss Television and Radio. He is responsible for the technical
planning and integration of all media production facilities, in addition to complex project supervision. As a
member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Swiss Acoustical Society (SGA), he is a frequent
lecturer at HKB (Hochschule der Knste, Bern).
thomas.wenger@wsdg.com