More than just its recording and mixing engineer, Miami Beach Recording Studios (MBRS) co-owner Pablo Reynoso is also a skilled music producer, sound designer and tech geek.
Having worked with artists as diverse as Lil’ Wayne and Paul Messina, to the Boston Choral Ensemble, Styx and Three Dog Night, Reynoso paints every record out of his MBRS Studio A control room with his signature array of polychromatic tonal hues, and has lent his "technicolor" flair to recent records by Orishas, Yuri, Concha Buika, Yotuel and Ivy Queen, since coming on board as a business partner in 2015.
When it came time to invest in a pair of studio monitors late last year, Reynoso went hunting for something that would sharpen the vibrancy of the sonic images over which he paints his trademark technicolor palette, so he rang up his old pal, P.K. Pandey, founder of Symphonic Acoustics, who installed a custom-built set of 2X8V monitors with matching 12” Subs, then tuned the sound for Reynoso’s MBRS Studio A control room.
Designed in collaboration with renowned audio and acoustical engineer George Augspurger, in addition to WSDG Founding Partner John Storyk, GRAMMY Award–winning engineer Renato Cipriano and REDI Acoustics, Symphonic Acoustics 2X8V studio monitors balance form and function for optimized efficiency.
Capable of delivering large-format SPL from a 13”-wide cabinet each 2X8V speaker has been refined to improve sonic response and increase the cabinet stability, imparting to the listener a sound signature marked by extended bass response, punchy mids and smooth highs
Dreaming in technicolor
With a musical background that began around the same time he learned to count, Reynoso’s education at Berklee College of Music provided the launchpad he needed to get Technicolor Lounge Studios off the ground. Born in Mexico City and surrounded by musicians from both sides of his extended family growing up, Reynoso got his first guitar at age four, and started learning to play right away. From then on his dream was to grow up and become a professional musician.
After years of telling his friends he planned to someday go to Berklee College of Music, he moved to Boston to study music synthesis and music production and engineering. At Berklee, Reynoso obtained not only a world-class education—but also the basic tools of his trade, as a member of the first generation of Berklee students offered the benefit of the school’s laptop purchase program, which gave Reynoso all the software tools he would carry with him to start his own recording business, Technicolor Lounge Studios, after graduation.
“Although I grew up in Mexico City, my dream has always been an American dream, and I’m living it,” Reynoso said. “I went to Berklee as a musician, but when I was thrown to the other side of the glass and into the control room, it became my lab—and it was in there that I decided that making music from the control room is what I want to do”