Case Studies

The solutions from SNS sound perfect for Beatstreet Productions

Established in 1995, Beatstreet Productions is a full service music and audio post production facility located in New York City. Their engineers, sound designers and mixers utilize state-of-the-art production technology that includes six work stations equipped with Final Cut Studio 2 as well as Pro Tools HD and LE. Their creative approach to music and sound design brings video/film to life for companies requiring the highest production standards. Beatstreet even creates original scoring and songwriting with a team of Grammy, Emmy and Cleo award-winning composers.

The SNS products and solutions are amazing. Now we never think about storage – it’s just there. And their setup and complete service is first-class.

Joe Franco, President, Beatstreet Productions


Beatstreet’s most current projects can be found on the PBS Series “Between the Lions” and “Word World.” They are also working on a variety of new programs for Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Noggin and PBS – all to be released in 2008.

Whether creating high-profile commercials for Sears and Toyota, or providing audio post and voice over recording for HBO and ESPN, it’s not uncommon on any given day for Beatstreet to be working on multiple projects. This kind of schedule – as well as client demands and deadlines – leaves no time for downtime. This resulted in a real need and challenge to find a SAN solution that could provide centralized storage for their 6 workstations.

The optimal solution developed by Studio Network Solutions (SNS) for Beatstreet included a custom Fibre Channel A/V SAN PRO™ system. This was an ideal approach, enabling the Beatstreet staff to collaborate on large projects and easily capture, share and edit digital media over a high-throughput, low latency Fibre Channel network. The SNS solution streamlined their workflow and eliminated redundancy by giving them a shared storage system for video, the SFX library and a sample library. Plus, Beatstreet now has the security of knowing that everything is RAID 5 protected.

“The SNS products and solutions are amazing. Now we never think about storage – it’s just there. And their setup and complete service is first-class.” – Joe Franco, President, Beatstreet Productions

Making it all possible: the SNS reseller

SNS products and solutions are able to reach music and audio post productions facilities like Beatstreet because of the efforts of Tekserve. With over 175 employees, Tekserve is New York’s premiere authorized Apple reseller and service provider as well as an authorized SNS reseller.

Tekserve works closely with graphic, audio and video professionals who operate out of small studios as well as Fortune 100 companies located worldwide. With two decades of experience, they have earned a solid reputation for superior technology sales and service. In fact, they have the expertise to design, configure and support systems with hardware and software from multiple vendors. This is why they are so valuable to SNS and their customer base

“We are proud to be representing the Studio Network Solutions family of products. Their type of solution goes hand in hand with the services we provide at Tekserve. Working together with them allows us to offer the customers a streamlined solution that focuses on the needs of the individual facility.” – Chris Payne, Director of Professional Audio Sales, Tekserve

Company: Beatstreet Productions

Industry: Music and Audio Post Production

Working Environment: Pro Tools LE /HD/Final Cut Studio 2

About SNS

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.

Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.

We have a valued network of resellers located throughout the United States… and the world. Whether you have a product question or you’re ready to place an order, we encourage you to contact us today.