Far and Away Studios - A Boulder Discovery
March 8, 2011
Had the pleasure of catching up with frequent contributor Brian Tarquin who flew in from New York. He invited me over to the studio of a friend of his, former New Yorker Geoff Gray, at Geoff's Far and Away Studios (www.farnawaystudios.com) on the outskirts of Boulder.
Geoff has been in the area since 2000 when he bought the semi-rural property and set out the renovate not only the big house (he’s proud to state that his marriage survived the major kitchen renovation...) but also a separate structure in back. That used to be an office space made to look like a barn, and many crafty decisions later, with the help of design and building wizard Richard Eberhardt, Geoff has turned it into a great recording space.
His gear list is of the kind that gives the average recording musician spasms of rack envy. Ben Fausch who assists Geoff is one happy camper working in such a fabulous place (I have yet to hear Ben play his tuba in the Balkan band that will be recording at Far and Away in the next few days...).
Geoff promised to let me pick his brain about some of the fine details I saw in his studio, to share them with Recording’s readers in upcoming issues.
Brian is the one in the colorful shirt, I'm the one with the worried look ("will my camera work?"), Geoff is just his happy self...