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Augspurger Producer profiles: Chris Pinset Keeps the Groove Moving at Mood Recording.

Chris Pinset’s story started in Jamaica Queens in the ‘80s. The production artist and owner of Mood Recording grew up in a time and place where people were being recognized for doing music. His neighborhood was hot! Queens has one of the most diverse demographics in the US. It’s the open vibe in this community that allowed Chris to dream and wander his way into the studio music scene.

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^ Pinset at the console for a horn session at Mood.

“I was somehow very aware of the fact that I lived in a town where people took recordings very seriously. James Brown , Metallica , Run Dmc all made albums in my town,” Pinset recalls.

Eventually he became an in-demand production artist, working with the likes of Redman and KRS-1. “Before long, I was doing tons of music for all kinds of New Yorkers and spending countless hours in studios,” said Pinset. Ultimately, the day came where it made sense to build his own room in Rockland County NY .

Studio-designer Frank Comentale took Pinset’s dreams to the drawing board. A year later, Mood Recordings was born.

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^ Mood lighting: Augspurger Solo 15 3-way system w/ 18″ subs.

^ Mood lighting: Augspurger Solo 15 3-way system w/ 18″ subs.

Pinset’s choice of studio monitors was simple; he wanted only the best. “I literally built the room around the Augspurger Solo 15 system,” Pinset said. “Frank had the expertise and experience in building mains and he recommended that buying a new generation system from Pro Audio Design had overwhelming advantages. The truth really is, they are the best speakers on earth,” he added.

Pinset’s system is the Augspurger Solo 15 5000watt three-way system with 18” subs. It’s a powerful, ultra transparent and accurate system, with plenty of low end to make hip-hop artists happy. Using Augspurger proprietary DSP technology, PAD’s Dave Malekpour personally tuned the system to Pinset’s environment, making it as flat as possible.

Pinset reports that everyone working at Mood enjoys the speakers at both high and low levels. The room is also being used to score content for film and television. Many editors rely on the accuracy of the room to make their most critical decisions.

“Augspurgers give you the truth,” Pinset said. “In fact, if the mix doesn’t sound good, it’s your fault, not the speakers!” he laughed.

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^ In the Mood: Chris Pinset dialing in the tones with his Augspurger system.

^ In the Mood: Chris Pinset dialing in the tones with his Augspurger system.

Chris Pinsett’s recent tracking and mixing projects at Mood:
Anhayla , Ellis Dodi , Redman , 33&1/3 , Oran Juice Jones ii , Bhi , & many others .
www.moodrecording.com www.augspurger.com

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