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Imirage Sound Lab in Sparks (formerly Axe Trax) celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, making it Nevada’s longest-running Commercial Recording Studio. The studio has been owned the entire time by Dr. Lawrence Davis, who is also one of the nation’s leading Chiropractors. In honor of the anniversary, Imirage acquired a new recording console, a classic Euphonix CS-2000, 72 Input digitally controlled analog console, steeped in history.

The desk was purchased from Reno native Chris Fogel of Hyperion Sound in Los Angeles. Mr. Fogel is one of Hollywood’s leading film music mixers who has recorded the music for films including: The Wolf of Wall Street,The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Turbo, Miss Congeniality, Charlie’s Angels and dozens more. Imirage Head Engineer Tom Gordon and Mr. Fogel both grew up in Reno in the 80’s, meeting at the Lake Tahoe Music Camp while in high school and have kept in touch ever since.

While at Hyperion Mr. Fogel did the following films on the desk: K-PAX, Reign of Fire, Old School, Sky Captainand the World of Tomorrow, Dodgeball, Starsky and Hutch, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Miss Congeniality 2, The Devil Wears Prada, Idiocracy, Blades of Glory, Tropic Thunder, Jennifer’s Body, The Year One, I Love You, Man,The Wolfman, Community, Arthur, The Campaign and more. Other work done on the desk includes albums for Alanis Morrisette, Seal, Robbie Robertson, The Urge and Jose Gonzalez. The owner previous to Mr. Fogel was John Tesh, new age pianist and former host of “Entertainment Tonight.”

With the new desk came entire system integration by Ray Silva who has commissioned many facilities ranging from Paramount Pictures, Fox, Warner Brothers for shows like Frasier, Dharma & Greg and Entertainment Tonight.

For bookings and tours contact: Tom Gordon (email is best)
(775) 358-7484
1558 Linda Way, Sparks, NV 89431

Pictured from left (picture no longer available on Ray Silva Producer, Engineer, Systems Integrator, Instructor. (Ice Cube, Herbie Hancock, Richard Marks); Dr. Lawrence Davis Owner, Producer, Engineer. (Lee Greenwood, Diana Ross, Lionel Ritchie); Tom Gordon Manager, Producer, Engineer, Instructor. (Dr. Dre, Ozzy, Beach Boys, Boyz II Men); Chris Fogel owner of Hyperion Sound. (U2, Aerosmith, Alanis Morrisette, Cheryl Crow, Michael Jackson); Alan Griffith Producer, Engineer. (Mike Love, CCR, Dillinger Escape Plan).

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