Francis Manzella Design Ltd

Francis Manzella Design Ltd Architectural Acoustic Design for the Recording, Broadcast and Media industries. Better Sounding Studios... By Design. FM Design Ltd is a two time winner and thriteen time nominee of the TEC Award for Studio Design.
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We have worked internationally from Bangkok to Brazil. Current projects include NYU Clive Davis Institute, Gabon Music Institute, The Mill, Outloud & Whitehouse Post Production. We are also the exclusive distribution agent for Griffin Audio professional studio loudspeakers, a line of high output, low distortion custom studio loudspeakers.

We have worked internationally from Bangkok to Brazil. Current projects include NYU Clive Davis Institute, Gabon Music Institute, The Mill, Outloud & Whitehouse Post Production. We are also the exclusive distribution agent for Griffin Audio professional studio loudspeakers, a line of high output, low distortion custom studio loudspeakers.

Operating as usual

Here are some awesome photos of Billy Jay Stein's Strange Cranium  / Strike Audio Satellite Studio in Madison, CT. Photo...
04/08/2021

Here are some awesome photos of Billy Jay Stein's Strange Cranium / Strike Audio Satellite Studio in Madison, CT. Photo credit: Mark Loper.
#strangecranium#coralsound#Solar2

Congrats ZOE!!!!!! We are so excited for your new adventure! Always inspiring other women in the industry...Cheers!
03/21/2021
Studio trailblazer Thrall leaves Palms for The Hideout

Congrats ZOE!!!!!! We are so excited for your new adventure! Always inspiring other women in the industry...Cheers!

Zoe Thrall spent 15 years at Studio at the Palms. She’s left for an “opportunity for growth” at The Hideout.

Greg Morris is with Billy Jay Stein and Mark Loper tuning Strike Cranium in Madison, CT.Tuning and professional pics dur...
02/05/2021

Greg Morris is with Billy Jay Stein and Mark Loper tuning Strike Cranium in Madison, CT.
Tuning and professional pics during winter storm on Monday! #strikeaudio #strangecranium

To all of our colleagues and friends that have voted for the STUDIO DESIGN PROJECT- Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Mu...
01/23/2021
Home | TEC Awards

To all of our colleagues and friends that have voted for the STUDIO DESIGN PROJECT- Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU...FM Design is proud to say that we won a TEC award!!!! Thank you to everyone that has voted for us, we greatly appreciate your votes and support. Thank to our FM Design team and NYU (Jim Anderson, Nick Sansano) & the many teams who worked on this project!!!! This has been a difficult year for everyone in our world and especially the entertainment business and music industry, so to celebrate this win via online -NAMM-Believe in Music Week /TEC Awards 2021 with the amazing coordination of Karen Dunn was simply icing on the cake. Thank you to the TEC Award Nominating Committee. Congratulations to all the 2021 TEC WINNERS this evening!!!!!!!This one's for you Fran-I will always Love You!!!! xoxox❤⭐⭐⭐🎼
https://www.tecawards.org/winners-2021
https://www.tecawards.org/

TEC Awards Website © 2020, NAMM and the NAMM Foundation and its parent (or licensors). All rights reserved. This site and its content or materials may not be reproduced, displayed, modified, or distributed without the express prior written permission of the NAMM Foundation. Show More...

Registration is open for Believe in Music Week!!! Let's get to it...
01/17/2021
Registration is Now Open for Believe in Music Week

Registration is open for Believe in Music Week!!! Let's get to it...

Believe in Music Week is a new virtual event and global gathering to unify and support people who bring music to the world, taking place the week of January 18, 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, there is no path forward to safely hold  The NAMM Show this January in Southern Califor...

Almost a year ago at the TEC AWARDS..."Oh What a Night." Time flies!!!
01/17/2021
2020 NAMM TEC Award Winners Named | ProSoundNetwork.com

Almost a year ago at the TEC AWARDS..."Oh What a Night." Time flies!!!

Comedian Fred Armisen hosted the 2020 NAMM TEC Awards, helping honor outstanding technology, creative achievements and songwriter Joni Mitchell.

Happy New Year!Before the new year started Nick Sansano from NYU sent me a photo of the plaque installed at The Clive Da...
01/08/2021

Happy New Year!
Before the new year started Nick Sansano from NYU sent me a photo of the plaque installed at The Clive Davis Institute Of Recorded Music...Here's to everyone who worked on the outstanding facility that will inspire future generations of musicians, producers, sound engineers, acoustic designers and the list goes on...Cheers to 2021 Cannot wait to see it in person...love you Fran!

12/16/2020
12/08/2020
NAMM Show

NAMM Show

Registration is OPEN for #BelieveinMusic Week! All are welcome to experience this virtual event starting January 18 – interact with brands and see new gear, catch live music from around the globe, network and more! Click here to register now, and Members, make sure to use our invitation portal for special access! https://attend.believeinmusic.tv/

FM Design would like to wish our Friends and Colleagues a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!!! This one is for Fran...we wo...
11/26/2020
Alice's Restaurant - Original 1967 Recording

FM Design would like to wish our Friends and Colleagues a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!!! This one is for Fran...we would listen to Arlo Guthrie's, Alice's Restaurant every Thanksgiving morning!!! Cheers to music and laughter...You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM

From Arlo Guthrie's same-titled album, released by Reprise.

Francis Manzella Design Ltd
11/24/2020

Francis Manzella Design Ltd

Francis Manzella Design Ltd
11/24/2020

Francis Manzella Design Ltd

Francis Manzella Design Ltd
11/24/2020

Francis Manzella Design Ltd

Francis Manzella Design Ltd's cover photo
11/24/2020

Francis Manzella Design Ltd's cover photo

It's TEC Voting Time again! FM Design would sincerely appreciate your consideration for our wonderful project at The Cli...
11/19/2020

It's TEC Voting Time again! FM Design would sincerely appreciate your consideration for our wonderful project at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Please feel free to read about it..
https://issuu.com/futurepublishing/docs/mix527.digital_ns_v2/22?ff&experiment=no_fs_header
Here is a link to 360 Views of the facility:
https://theta360.com/users/251897
Please visit the TEC Award site for more information and to vote:
https://www.namm.org/news/press-releases/nominees-36th-annual-tec-awards-announced

Here it is...the November 2020 Mix Audio Education Issue -NYU Cover Story...take a peek. Thank you to Greg Morris, Matt ...
11/09/2020
MIX 527 - November 2020

Here it is...the November 2020 Mix Audio Education Issue -NYU Cover Story...take a peek. Thank you to Greg Morris, Matt Marinelli, Jim Anderson and Nick Sansano for a great article and your kind words. Fran would be proud!
Barbara Schultz, thank you for your words and pure generosity. Tom Kenny, thank you for putting everything together for me to be able to post.

MIX 527 - November 2020

Colleagues, friends, and Skyline family,The FM Design Team (Doreen Manzella, Greg Morris, and Lars Tofastrud) and the Ma...
10/30/2020

Colleagues, friends, and Skyline family,

The FM Design Team (Doreen Manzella, Greg Morris, and Lars Tofastrud) and the Manzella Family (Doreen, Sam Manzella, and Melissa) would like to thank you all for your condolences and pure kindness as we heal.

“Kindness” is a word that we do not throw around lightly. The definition of kindness is being friendly, generous, and considerate. Every person who visited our family, called us (and keep checking in on us), made donations to charities, planted trees in Fran’s name, sent flowers, sent gifts, and fed us for weeks—you embodied kindness through these beautiful acts. Every handwritten letter, every news article, every text, every poem, every email, and all of the Facebook posts and DMs that were sent to the whole family were sources of comfort and joy. Strangers even reached out to us to acknowledge how Francis touched their lives, which was extraordinary.

Kindness turned into a beautiful source of healing for all of us. Every person who showed up at the memorial from near and far (I know…really? A service during COVID?) and shared stories about how Francis transformed their lives or careers showed our family kindness as we go through “this thing called life.” How fortunate for us to hear these incredible and entertaining stories; they were building blocks of strength as we navigated this most difficult time. All of your memories reassured us that Fran lives on through his exceptional attention to detail—not just in his studios but also in his work relationships, his friendships, and his love for his family. He conducted himself with intelligence, humility, and of course, a big smile.

From the first few hours after Fran’s passing up until this current moment, FM Design and the Manzella family have been showered with kindness and the generosity of the human spirit. The words “thank you” do not do justice to describe our gratitude. To everyone who has taken the time to reach out to us, please know that we are healing and moving forward due to the kindness you showed us. For this, we are most grateful.

We will continue to honor Francis’ legacy through continuing to operate Francis Manzella Design Ltd. Greg Morris is our Principal Designer along with Senior Acoustical Consultant and Designer Lars Tofastrud. Doreen Manzella is now our Owner and President.

Peace,
Doreen Manzella, Sam Manzella, Melissa Manzella, Greg Morris, and Lars Tofastrud

PS: Please vote on or before November 3! 🗳

Friends, colleagues, and the rest of the FM Design family—Doreen Manzella, Sam Manzella, and Missy Manzella here. It’s w...
08/17/2020

Friends, colleagues, and the rest of the FM Design family—

Doreen Manzella, Sam Manzella, and Missy Manzella here. It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we’re writing this message. Francis passed away suddenly this past Sunday. It was completely unexpected, a routine surgery gone tragically wrong. But Fran was as comfortable as could be and surrounded with love the entire weekend. We all got to say our goodbyes.

We know how deeply loved and respected Fran was among his colleagues, music industry peers, and friends, many of whom feel like family to us. We also know how much joy he derived from music, recording studios, and everyone he befriended through his work. Having a passion like Fran had is a special thing. Being able to turn that passion into a career—and foster so many other music lovers’ careers in the process—is even more special.

His professional accomplishments aside, Fran was the most loving and compassionate brother, father, and husband imaginable. He also cared deeply about social justice. Uplifting marginalized voices and advocating for progressive reform meant the world to him. Instead of donating to us directly, we ask that anyone looking to make a donation in Fran’s name give to Fair Fight (https://fairfight.com/), a Georgia-based advocacy group that fights voter suppression nationwide; Black Visions Collective (https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/), a Minnesota-based group for Black liberation; or Save the Music Foundation (https://www.savethemusic.org/), a nonprofit that ensures every child has access to music education in school.

We know how much of an impact Fran made on everyone he met. We hope you’ll join us in honoring his creativity, his generosity, and of course, his beautiful contributions to the world of music. As Fran would say, “Go race car!”

❤️ Doreen, Sami, and Missy

A little Green Press for our friends at Guilford Sound.
07/01/2020
The Green Scene—A Net-zero Recording Studio in Vermont | Making Music Magazine

A little Green Press for our friends at Guilford Sound.

Guilford Sound, a full-scale recording studio in Vermont, is the only full-service residential recording studio in the world that operates at 100% net-zero carbon emissions. Owner/engineer Dave Snyder, says that pending upgrades will eventually move Guilford Sound into net-positive territory, allowi...

Here's a glimpse into the New Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. This project will be getting some press tr...
05/22/2020

Here's a glimpse into the New Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. This project will be getting some press traction in coming months!

Time for a peak at Dimension 70 Studios down on the lower east side in NYC. We did a bunch of construction photos of thi...
03/26/2020

Time for a peak at Dimension 70 Studios down on the lower east side in NYC. We did a bunch of construction photos of this one in "China Town". Here's the finished project.

A new project with rooms of some size.
02/19/2020

A new project with rooms of some size.

A new project with rooms of some size.

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961 Route 6
Mahopac, NY
10541

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00

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(914) 248-7680

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Architectural Acoustic Design, Acoustic Consulting, Recording Studio Design, Broadcast Studio Design, Small Room Acoustics, Room tuning, Acoustic Consultant, Post Production and Theater facility design.

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Francis Manzella Design is a full service acoustic consulting and design firm located in Mahopac, NY. We provide services to the recording, broadcast, post production and media industries. We have worked from LA to Boston and Lisbon to Bangkok internationally. FM Design is a THREE time winner and twelve time nominee of the prestigious TEC Award for excellence in Studio Design.

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