Post Magazine – Composer Fred Story sells studio to Vocal Ink, rebrands


CHARLOTTLE, NC — Composer Fred Story has sold his Charlotte-based recording studio to Tim Campbell, owner of the Maryland-based studio Vocal Ink Production. Concurrently, Story has re-branded his longtime company Concentrix Music & Sound Design, which will now be known as Storyline Music + Mix (http://storylinemusic.com). 



Top photo: Fred Story


“Tim Campbell founded and runs a successful studio in Maryland called Vocal Ink Production,” notes Story. “He recently discovered that I had my studio up for sale, and he came along at exactly the right time. Since getting to know Tim and his work, I’m not surprised by his success. I’m happy that he recognized the love and care that went into the creation of our facility, and I know that Tim wants it to be the centerpiece of his expansion into Charlotte. I fully expect that the music and production community here will embrace Tim’s vision. From what I understand of his plans, he’s hitting a real sweet spot!”  


Story says that selling his studio now allows him to move forward on changes that have long been in the works.


“Concentrix has been my dream studio for many years,” he explains. “David Rochester of Technical Audio Services outdid himself when he originally designed and constructed the space. But since I’ve decided to transition to a freelance model, I no longer need the square footage. So, I asked David to design a fabulous new private composing and mix room for me. He will begin construction on this new workspace soon after closing the Concentrix Studio sale on December 10th. In the meantime, Tim is graciously allowing me to work at Concentrix until my new space is completed, which will make the transition seamless.”



Photo: Tim Campbell


The rebrand reflects Story’s new business model and positions him as a composer, mixer and producer, working with a consortium of like-minded music and audio industry pros. He plans to capitalize on the flexibility and expanded talent pool that remote workflows offer. 


Campbell says that he and his girlfriend Hope Wolford have long had the intention to move out from their current location outside of Baltimore. 


“The plan was always to move,” he explains, “but when you think of the major US cities, they’re already covered and saturated by music and recording studios. Hope then came up with the idea of Charlotte, NC, so we went down there and I liked the town immediately.”


Vocal Ink Production (www.vocalinkproduction.com) was founded in 2010 and has worked on musical projects spanned a range of genres. It also provides audio post services for film and television. 



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