Paragon Studios Named as a Finalist for a NAMM TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement
NAMM Foundation : October 2023
Excerpt: Fred’s Paragon Studios has been announced as a finalist for the 39th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement. Presented at The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media.
The announcement follows a four-month call for entries of standout technical products and projects that have made a significant impact on modern sound and music. A panel of respected industry voters from pro audio publications, as well as members of professional music, technical and creative organizations, along with select NAMM members, carefully evaluated each entry before selecting Paragon Studios as a finalist.
Voting opens October 17th. Winners will be announced at the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim, January 27th, 2024.
Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby: Paragon Studios 2.0
Recording Magazine : November 2022
Excerpt: Fred earmarked a section of his home that was originally two spare bedrooms with a shared bathroom. He wanted a space that was accessible from the rest of the house, but one that was also its own separate environment, not only for him but for guests and clients.
The main dub stage is 21′ long by 15′ wide. The entrance to the stage showcases the machine room equipment racks behind 3/4″ glass doors. Support spaces include a lounge area, bathroom and a dedicated entrance door to the outside— avoiding the need for clients to access the rest of the home thereby maintaining privacy for Fred and his family.
Meyer Sound Bluehorn System Delivers World-Class Immersive Audio Post to LA Residential Studio
Meyer Sound : February 2023
Excerpt: When choosing the monitoring system for his new, Atmos dub stage in Los Angeles, Fred Paragano set forth two main criteria. First, since the home-based studio would be for his own exclusive use as a Supervising Sound Editor & Re-Recording Mixer, the loudspeakers had to satisfy his personal preferences for accuracy and musicality. Because many of his projects — feature films in particular — would be completed at various commercial dubbing stages, it was also critical that his pre-mixes translate seamlessly to different systems in larger rooms. On both counts, says Paragano, the Meyer Sound Bluehorn System full bandwidth studio monitors have proven to be the ideal solution.
“The intent of building the studio was to do most of the heavy lifting on my part here, so it was critical that my mixes translate accurately when finishing elsewhere,” says Paragano. “And I’ve found that, with Bluehorn, when I go to a larger stage my mixes translate exactly as expected. I don’t have to spend any time fixing or compensating. We’re up and running right away, and we can start being creative.”
Fred Paragano Opens Dolby Atmos Mix Room
Mix Online Magazine : April 2023
Excerpt: Noted supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer Fred Paragano recently opened his own Russ Berger-designed Dolby Atmos mix room.
In the early months of the pandemic, Fred Paragano decided it was time to “bring it all back home” and invest in a world-class studio for his own use, in his own home. He wanted a versatile space, a room that would accommodate everything from stereo music to full Dolby Atmos mixes for theatrical release. With that in mind, he called noted studio designer Russ Berger, then dialed Meyer Sound. By late 2022, the facility was open for business.
Paragano, a supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer, arrived in Los Angeles nearly a decade ago after a long and successful run in Nashville, where he owned and operated the multi-room Paragon Studios. His credits over the years include film and television work on Amsterdam, The Addams Family, Westworld and Patsy & Loretta, among many others, along with music mixing on albums by Livingston Taylor, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant and Kenny Loggins.
MPSE Golden Reel Award Nominees Announced
Mix Online Magazine : December 2019
Excerpt: Studio City, California—December 16, 2019—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 67th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation, computer entertainment and student productions.
“Sound artists continue to push boundaries for artistry and technical achievement in entertainment sound,” said MPSE president Tom McCarthy. “This year’s nominees represent the best work in sound across films, television, games, documentaries and other media. On behalf of The Motion Picture Sound Editors, I would like to congratulate all the nominees for their outstanding contributions to the art of sound.”