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Testimonials

“From Conception, through construction, to opening day and beyond, Francis Manzella and his team were committed to every phase of our project. They designed accurate, beautiful rooms that have performed exceedingly well with all types of music. I highly recommend them for any studio or acoustical design challenge.”
Zoe Thrall :: Studio at The Palms

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“Sound isolation is an exact science. You make the calculations, the contractor follows the specification and it works every time  Acoustic design is another matter. It requires science, experience and most importantly feel. Fran has all of these. Since 1993 he has designed ten mastering studios for me with budgets ranging from thin to almost unlimited. Every one of them has sounded fantastic!”
Murat Aktar :: Sterling Sound

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“We started with a 100+ year old army barracks-turned warehouse, ended up on the cover of Mix Magazine. Fran came up with great cost saving ideas which allowed us to build the studio we wanted within our limited budget. The studio looks and sounds great and people love working here.”
Joe Egan :: Egan Media Productions

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“The Griffin Speaker system in our 5.1 surround setting as well as our G1A stereo monitors are simply amazing. Every engineer and producer that has worked here at the Barber Shop loves the clarity and how it translates to the outside world. Mixing and tracking are very accurate and have a mastering quality that separates the Griffin’s from anything I have heard”
Mark Salamone :: The Barber Shop

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“Fran, we just mastered my new recording “About Now” with Fred Kevorkian at Avatar in NYC and wanted to let you know how accurate my studio was when I played the tracks. The low end sits perfectly and the mids and highs are smooth and pristine.
The CDs are at the manufacturer and I’ll send one when they arrive. The Griffins sound amazing!”
Mark Egan :: Private Studio

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“The Caesar Control Room sounds amazing and I seriously think that you have performed a “MIRACLE”!! Thanks very much again”
Massimo Scarparo :: Forward Studios-Rome

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“Fran was everything I was hoping for in a studio architect, super creative, 100% reliable and a ton of fun to work with!”
Andy Chase :: Stratosphere Studios

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“I have worked with FM Design on both of my studios and can’t imagine finding another team to work with that could be more creative, budget conscious, focused and most importantly, thorough.”
Charles de Montebello :: CDM Sound

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“I absolutely love the way my room sounds. I feel incredibly confident, and I’m already getting great feedback on the mixes I have done so far. Thanks for making the trek. It was great to meet you and to hang out, and it goes without saying that you’re a master at your craft.”
Jonathan Wyman :: This Sound Good/Halo Studios

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“Excellent work as always, We really appreciate everything you have done. Thank you!”
Ed Chuk :: WGBH-Boston

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“I wanted to let you know we mastered the album I was working on Friday, and it sounds spectacular. I couldn’t be more pleased. My mixes sounded great, and there’s no question the changes to my room played a big role in that, and I wanted to thank you again.”
Seth Glassman :: Engineer Producer

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“The comment that everyone makes when hearing the Griffin monitors in my studio is that they can’t believe the level of DETAIL they hear at medium to high volume. Mains tend to be used for checking low end and for “WOW-ing” the room…But these speakers make you go Wow from low to high volumes because of their ability to play clean throughout. You actually prefer how they sound turned down as a substitute for your nearfields…..But at the same time, when needed, the Griffins are pounding… Very clean at high volume.. Kinda scary!”
Jeremy Harding :: 2 Hard Records

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“Fran… you Rock!”
Will Sandals :: Blue Jay Studios

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“The room design and Griffin Monitors have made me  a better engineer! The records I master in my room sound better than ever!”
Tony Dawsey :: Masterdisk

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