EACH OF Hi5's sites WERE CREATED WITH UNIQUE ACOUSTICAL TREATMENTS, UNCOMMON TECHNICAL DETAILS, AND THE COMFORT OF ARTISTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE GLASS IN MIND. THEY ARE USED INDIVIDUALLY OR IN CONJUNCTION TO HELP CRAFT THE PROJECT'S DESIRED SOUND.     


CONTROL ROOM

FEATURES: MULTI-TRACK ANALOG AND DIGITAL RECORDING. CUSTOM OUTBOARD OPTIONS INCLUDING REAL CHAMBER AND PLATE REVERBS.  ANALOG 32-CHANNEL BOARD.  FULL SET OF DIGITAL PLUG-INS. CLICK HERE FOR FULL GEAR LIST. 

 

LIVE ROOM

FEATURES:  FLOATING NON-PARALLEL WALL CONSTRUCTION /  16' CEILINGS / SOUND CLOUD / HEADPHONE MIXES / VINTAGE VISTA LITE DRUM KIT / A VARIETY OF AMPS, GUITARS AND SYNTHS / SELECT MICROPHONES / A PLETHORA OF BOXES INCLUDING ORIGINAL ROLAND SPACE ECHO TAPE DELAY / SOUND CITY AMPLIFIERS / WURLITZER ELECTRIC PIANO / STEINWAY BABY GRAND PIANO / 

 

 

THE 5th SIDE

A LARGE, IRREGULAR SPACE ACOUSTICALLY DESIGNED FOR HUGE, NATURALLY REFLECTIVE WET ACOUSTICS. SOMETIMES STRINGS, HORNS OR VOCALS NEED A PLACE TO BREATHE OR SHOUT. WHEN THEY DO, WE DO THEM HERE. THIS ROOM FEATURES A STEINWAY BABY GRAND PIANO. EACH SITE AT HI5 IS CONNECTED TO THE CONTROL ROOM. DURING THE RENOVATION & CONSTRUCTION PROCESS, WE LEFT MUCH OF THE ORIGINAL MATERIALS IN PLACE HERE AT THE MAAS BUILDING. BRICK, CEMENT, STEEL AND MODERN ACOUSTICAL TREATMENTS ALL MIX FOR SOMETHING TRULY DISTINCT. YOU CAN HEAR PHILADELPHIA'S OLD SOULS SCREAMING OUT FROM THE WALLS.

THE 5TH SIDE IS ALSO USED FOR A MYRIAD OF EVENTS HERE AT THE MAAS BUILDING & SERVES AS A VENUE FOR LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. EVENTS ARE SOMETIMES PUBLIC, SOMETIMES PRIVATE, SOMETIMES FOR FILMING AND RECORDING, SOMETIMES FOR DINNER AND DANCING.  IT'S AN AMAZING SPACE FOR ALL THOSE THINGS. AND WE LIKE IT ESPECIALLY FOR RECORDING.  FOR A SAMPLE OF WHAT THE LIVE ROOM CAN SOUND LIKE, CHECK OUT ANDREW DAVIS'S NIGHT VISIONS (PIANO).