Recording

The Recording Studio:

We have a 28 m2, custom designed live room that is suitable for the vast majority of recordings. Our room has been conceived, treated and thoroughly tested to ensure effective dampening of low-frequency resonance modes, the flattest frequency response across the spectrum and an appropriate uniform reverberance time. The result is an environment which is not only aesthetically pleasing but one that helps to enhance the sound of musical instruments recorded within it.

Our Control Room (aka The Octagon) has been sufficiently deadened to create an effective ‘Non-Environment’ listening space. A very low level of reflections/reverb time across the spectrum in the control allows for better critical listening and a vast reduction of any audio artifacts caused by the room itself. Our ProTools 10 HDX system allows us to simultaneously record 16 channels of high/DVD-quality audio (32-floating bit/192kHz), delivering pristine digital audio clarity through Avid’s state-of-the-art A/D converters.IMG_4868 copy
- Examples:

 

 

- Microphone List:IMG_4888 copy

  • Neumann U87 Ai
  • Sonntronics Aria Valve Microphone
  • AKG C414 XLS Stereo pair
  • AKG C451 Stereo pair
  • AKG C3000S Stereo pair
  • AKG C1000
  • Rode NT2-A
  • Red 5 RV10 Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • 3 x Seinnheiser MD 421 II
  • 3 x Seinnheiser e604
  • 2 x AKG D5
  • AKG D112 Kick Drum Mic
  • AKG D770
  • 6 x Shure SM57s
  • 2 x Shure SM58s

- Control Room Equipment List:

20130520-8788- Interfaces:

  • Pro Tools 10 HDX
  • 2 X Avid 16×16 I/O Digital HD Interface
  • Avid D-Command 8 Console w/ XMON
  • 2 X Lynx Aurora 16 AD/DA Converters
  • Focusrite Rednet 3 Digital Interface
  • Apple Mac Pro Quad-Core Intel, 2.8 GHz, 14GB RAM, 2x 1 TB hard drives

IMG_1897- Pre-amps/Studio channels:

  • True System Precision 8i preamps
  • Focusrite ISA 828 preamps
  • 2 X Focusrite Octopre MKII Dynamic preamps
  • JoeMeek TwinQ Dual Studio Channel
  • Focusrite Rednet 4: 8-channel preamp

 

 

- Outboard Gear:

  • Neve 8803 Dual Channel EQ
  • API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor
  • Avalon VT 747 Mastering Compressor/EQ Processor
  • Lexicon MX400 Dual Stereo Effects Processor
  • Veroma DSR 3 Dual Spring Reverb

- Monitoring

  • KRK Rokit RP10-3 Soffit-Mounted Active Studio Monitors
  • Genelec 8030B Active Studio Monitors
  • AKG K44 and AKG K99 Studio Headphones

 

and, most importantly:

  • Comfy sofa at the back of the control room for non-recording musicians.

For mixing and mastering, alongside our outboard gear, we utilize a vast array of high-quality digital plugins operating with 64-bit processing to ensure the best sound for your music. Check out the soundcloud widget in the right-hand column for examples of our in-house recording projects.