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, 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 11 Ultimate - includes Kontakt, Reaktor, FM8, Massive, Absynth, Battery, The Giant, Vintage Keys, Session Strings, Retro Machines, 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 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