Firstly, they needed a server solution capable of handling and backing up all the music being created in the studios. Next, individual recording suites needed to be wired into the network. Finally, they needed a seamless wireless network that would provide the same coverage deep behind the thick walls of the recording booths.
The answer to the question of the network and wireless was simple; we turned to our favourite go-to products from Meraki. This delivers robust performance and security and means we can remotely configure, monitor traffic and troubleshoot issues. Consequently, with access points spread across the two levels, coverage is even and strong throughout the studio. We also set up Copper Brown’s wifi to require users to ‘check-in’ before they could connect. This will help build the brand’s footprint on Facebook and across other social channels.
Behind soundproof doors, people are going to be creating their music. Therefore, you might have one chance to capture that perfect vocal, riff or break. It was vital we put in place a bulletproof, simple-to-use storage solution. By choosing Synology for the servers, it meant we could guarantee a high level of performance, reliability and protection. In addition, setting up individual users and separate shares for the audio, visual and back office files, simplified access and backup management.
Finally, we created a wired network that stretched to each individual suite, putting in place an infrastructure capable of keeping the studio running. Each machine has individual logins for Management, Staff and Guests to allow tailored access to the server.