Mission Control Studios started in 1990 as a project studio for Karl Bingle. Within a few years, the studio grew from a 4-Track Tascam Reel to Reel to a 24-Track Digital ADAT studio and began working on projects for other artists. As sequencing software became more sophisticated, computers were used in sync with the ADAT machines. This was the transitional period prior to the introduction of the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). As DAW’s became more powerful the studio replaced the ADAT machines with Steinberg’s Cubase software which it still uses today.
As the DAW’s became more professional and less expensive, studios around the country began dumping their analog equipment which was more expensive to maintain and operate. Within the past few years however, many artists have started going back to analog recording due to the more “musical” rather than “technical” advantages.
Here at Mission Control, we believe there are advantages to both. The studio has installed a Studer A820 24-Track 2-inch machine as well as an Otari MTR-10 30-ips half track machine for mix down. Over time, the studio will continue to acquire more outboard analog gear to offer our artists the best options in both worlds.
Karl Bingle is the founder/owner of Mission Control Records. He is a graduate of the Audio Institute of America, a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, aka the Grammy’s), a full member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and a member of the Society of International Recording Engineers (S.I.R.E.) . He has produced dozens of albums since the founding of Mission Control Studios/Records and sold recordings in more than 70 countries world wide.