Originally Posted by Enlightened Hand
I actually called Blackbird once and asked about that room and they said it sounds like mixing outside in an open field with no wind. I don't know how close to accurate that description is. But I'm pretty sure it's not a case of "it didn't work".
I sold the monitors used in the space originally (ATC 150s) and let me tell you, the imaging in there was SPECTACULAR. Never heard anything like it. Pinpoint accuracy in the image. The best 5.1 demo I ever heard.
I remember when they were assembling it, there was a little boom box on the floor for the contractors. As you would move about the room, you could precisely tell where the boom box [audio] was coming from (as opposed to hearing one or two major reflection(s) in a "normal" room). It was a weird thing to have such stable localization.
So for sound, it worked VERY well.
Now commercially, did it work? That's an entirely different matter only John Mc Bride could speak to. Blackbird IS a commercial facility with customers to serve.....