The studio is in its own air-conditioned building at the rear of a residential property and comprises a live room which can accommodate a five piece band, and a separate, acoustically isolated and treated control room. There is also a toilet and kitchenette area which we keep stocked with decent coffee and beverages! Acoustic screens and gobos are available, and a 'dry' vocal or instrument booth is easily created. The total area is 350 square feet, equipped with:
WORKSTATION: Apple iMac 27 inch retina, 4 Ghz Intel Core i9 ten-core processor with Logic Pro X and DSP Quattro authoring software.
MONITORS: HEDD Type 20's, small speakers for real world checking, Rehearsal PA system, numerous headphones.
MICROPHONES: Brauner Phantom Classic LDC, Sontronics Mercury valve mic, GAP R1 mk 3 ribbon mic, Neumann KM-184 x2, Rode NT5 x2, AKG C4000B, AKG D112, Sennheiser E604 x4, Shure SM57 x2, Shure SM58.
PRE-AMPS AND ADC/DAC CONVERTERS: Universal Audio Apollo X6, UA Apollo Twin Mk 2 and UA Apollo (all with Unison Pre-amps that faithfully model Neve 1073, UA 610A & 610B & Manley VoxBox), Audient ASP800 (pristine pre-amps & converters), Mackie VLZ 1202 mixer, Headphone mixer.
INSTRUMENTS & BACKLINE: Yamaha U1 upright piano, Nord Stage EX keyboard, Novation MiniNova synth, Roland JV-1080 sound module, Native Instruments S49 integrated control keyboard, Pearl drum kit, Hartke 210c bass combo, Vox AC15C1 guitar amp, Line 6 guitar amp, Fender practice amp, various percussion etc.
OUTBOARD PROCESSING: SSL Fusion - stereo analogue processor for mix colour and enhancement
SOFTWARE INSTRUMENTS AND SAMPLE LIBRARIES: Garritan CFX Concert Grand, Spitfire Audio Mural Strings, Native Instruments Komplete 13 Ultimate Collectors edition - includes Kontakt, Reaktor, FM8, Massive X, Cremona Quartet, Battery, The Giant, Vintage Keys, Session Strings Pro 2, Rise & Hit, Vintage Organs etc, Addictive Keys, Addictive Drums, EZ Drummer 2, Stylus RMX, Cakewalk Z3TA ...and many more!
SOFTWARE PROCESSORS: Plugins from Universal Audio (including meticulous models of 1176, LA-2A & Fairchild 670 compressors, Pultec, Manley and Neve EQ's etc), Slate Digital, Waves, Soundtoys, Sonnox, Native Instruments, Eventide, PSP Audioware, Valhalla DSP, Oeksound ...and many more!
REPAIR TOOLS: Melodyne pitch/time correction software, Izotope RX 6 audio restoration software