(CHARLOTTE · NC · 2023)
Jack Nellis Studio
As an accomplished engineer working with artists such as Elevation Worship, Maverick City, Cody Carnes, Pat Barrett, and Jesus Culture just to name a few, Jack Nellis has a reputation for mixing incredible music.
Desire: Design and build a new studio in his home to create more Grammy-winning tracks.
WAVE provided the acoustic design, desk, and acoustic panels for this incredible studio. Beginning with conceptual design, we worked with Jack through the entire design process to provide exactly what he was looking for. He signed off on the work after viewing the renders, and began finalizing all details. As walls and panels began to be installed, the desk was one of the final pieces delivered to give this studio the finishing touch.
When asked about his experience, Jack said,
"It felt very much like a team effort where other projects have not felt like this - this felt like family and a team thing that everyone wanted this to be awesome. It made me trust them more. Once everything was dialed in - I was like oh my gosh - there was something about the image that I could hear in my speakers better. You don’t know why something is better sometimes - it can be hard to pin point it - but in this case I felt like the image and attention to detail in my speakers - the same ones I had in my other room - sounded legitimately better… blew it away. What I’m stoked about is the fact that I got to build this at my house and it be at a step up from anything I’ve ever been in."
With the sonic character of the room as a priority, the client also desired aesthetics that would impress artists and musicians that visited the studio for listening sessions. The Artisan desk provided a sleep design as a working surface, while we painted the acoustic panels to custom match the desired colors of the wall. Wood paneling served also as an aesthetic touch, and lighting can be adjusted to suit the client's needs.
As an accomplished engineer working with artists such as Elevation Worship, Maverick City, Cody Carnes, Pat Barrett, and Jesus Culture just to name a few, Jack Nellis has a reputation for mixing incredible music. He desired a new studio in his home to allow him easy access to his work at all times.
WAVE provided the design of the studio, including acoustical design and furniture.
Fulcrum Immersive panels, Artisan desk, and complete customization of studio design.
“I didn’t want to just throw up some speakers. I really wanted to build a studio with people that I trust. When I got the drawings back, I was blown away because I didn’t really know what to expect. Then, when I got to mix in the room for the first time, it allowed me to hear my mix the way I would naturally hear it. I feel like I can lean into my instincts and not fight issues in the room or the speakers.”
Jack Nellis | Studio Owner