Mark Genfan

Studio Designer

Orb Recording Studios’ state-of-the-art acoustics were designed by Acoustic Spaces owner and chief designer Mark Genfan. A veteran studio architectural and acoustics designer with a background in both engineering and music, Genfan has created many of Texas’ most renowned recording and production spaces, including Tequila Mockingbird and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios. Genfan’s client list also includes the University of Texas’ film department, director Terrence Malick and the Charlie Uniform Tango video and post-production studios in Dallas and Austin.


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Orb Recording Studios’ state-of-the-art acoustics were designed by Acoustic Spaces owner and chief designer Mark Genfan. A veteran studio architectural and acoustics designer with a background in both engineering and music, Genfan has created many of Texas’ most renowned recording and production spaces, including Tequila Mockingbird and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios. Genfan’s client list also includes the University of Texas’ film department, director Terrence Malick and the Charlie Uniform Tango video and post-production studios in Dallas and Austin.

A New York City native now living near San Marcos, south of Austin, Genfan spent several years as a lecturer on acoustics and studio design at Texas State University in San Marcos. He also served as technical director of remote recording for Sony Classical Productions, capturing live performances by Yo-Yo Ma, Midori, John Williams, Lorin Maazel and other stars of the classical music world. He began his career in radio, then moved to New York’s famed Skyline Recording Studio in 1983, working as technical engineer for some of the most iconic artists of the ’80s. Throughout his career, he has also performed as a jazz and classical musician.

A member of the Audio Engineering Society and the Acoustical Society of America, Genfan has served in various positions, including president, on the board of trustees for the Katherine Anne Porter School in Wimberley.

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