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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Described as “one of the most impressive new studios in New
York in years” by The New York Times, Jungle City Studios is bucking the trend in an
era when more and more musicians are turning to laptop, home and project studio
recording. Owned by Alicia Keys’ engineer Ann Minicieli and designed by renowned
acoustician John Storyk, Jungle City Studios boasts interior décor that has more in
common with a five-star hotel than the utilitarian look of most recording studios,
along with three rooms’ worth of rare, vintage and cutting-edge gear including a
host of HARMAN Lexicon components and plug-ins. 

The studio is equipped with the Lexicon PCM96 Stereo Reverb/Effects Processor, PCM96
Surround Reverb/Effects Processor and PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle, along with
legacy products like the 960L Digital Effects System, M480L Reverb/Effects Processor
and others. Jungle City engineers who frequently use Lexicon include Minicieli, Ken
“Duro” Ifill, Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young and Tony Maserati to name a few. Alicia Keys,
Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, Jay Sean, Kelly Clarkson and Ne-Yo are just some of the artists
who have used the Lexicon gear and recorded at Jungle City Studios.

“As any pro will tell you, Lexicon products have been a recording studio standard
for ages, because of their lush, inimitable sound,” noted James Spano, Manager of
Jungle City Studios. “When Ann built this facility, it was a given that Lexicon gear
would be a part of it. But that’s not the whole story – our clients and engineers
enjoy the useful features like the ability to save and load presets, the complete
control of a wide range of sonic parameters, the multiple stereo options for using
different reverbs on different tracks simultaneously and the many other benefits.”

“Most of the engineers who have worked at Jungle City have tried the software
reverbs that the Lexicon plug-ins have to offer,” continued Spano. “Their ease of
use and consistent user interface make for an easy transition for any engineer who
has been comfortable with Lexicon hardware. But most importantly, these engineers
approve of the sound quality, which is sometimes not the case when hardware makes
the jump to software.”

DJ Swivel pointed out, “I mix almost exclusively in the box (on a computer), but was
never able to find a plug-in reverb solution that satisfied me sonically until the
PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle. It’s also really convenient. It completely
eliminates the necessity of having to recall settings for a mix – the sound I want
is there, instantly.”

As Duro noted, “I’m extremely particular about the quality of the reverbs I use on
my productions. Competitors have come out with reverbs with algorithms that
supposedly were the same as Lexicon – but I could hear the difference. I can tell
when the Lexicon plug-in is being used. No other reverb is as transparent.”

For more information about Jungle City Studios, please contact
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