Studio Info

Below is a listing of some of our main equipment and tips for the studio if you are new to the recording process.

DIGITAL/ANALOG/SOFTWARE

  • ProTools 10 / ProTools 11
  • Digi 003 Mixer
  • Toft ATB08 Board
  • 2 Electrodyne 712L
  • Universal Audio LA610 MKII
  • Summit Audio DCL-200
  • Lexicon Reverb Plugins
  • Mercury Waves Complete Plugins
  • Reason
  • Native Plugins

MICROPHONES

  • Neumann U87
  • KEL HM-7U
  • Blue Baby Bottle
  • Sennheiser - 421/609/906
  • Audix - i5/D2/D4/D6
  • RCA - 77DX/BK5
  • Earthworks M40
  • Altec Lansing 21/M20 system
  • AKG - D25/C414
  • Oktava MK 219
  • Shure - 57/58/51/Beta91
  • Studio Projects C4

OUTBOARD GEAR/GUITARS/AMPS

  • Gibson Les Paul Custom
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Rickenbacker 360
  • Taylor 814ce
  • Germino Club 45/Lead 55
  • 1969 Ampeg SB12/B15
  • Germino 4X12 Celestion Greenback
  • Music Man 4X12 Celestion Eminence
  • 1974 Fender Twin Reverb
  • Vox AC15
  • 1958 Fender Tweed Deluxe
  • Jet City Pico Valve
  • Ibanez 540S/Bass
  • Ovation Celebrity Deluxe
  • Roland CE-301
  • 1958 Hammond C3
  • Korg Triton
  • 1977 Fender Rhodes
  • Vox Farfisa Combo
  • Hohner Pianet-N
  • Morin Pre Amp
  • Rock Crusher Attenuator
  • Lexicon Vortex
  • Eventide 3000 D/SX
  • Yahama E1010 Delay
  • Pearl Studio Custom Kit
  • Tannoy Monitors
  • Yamaha M50 Monitors

We have several accessories such as effects pedals, hand percussion and acoustic percusion so please ask for more details if you'd like to use our equipment. See more images of our gear HERE.

If you are a guitarist and want to capture the sound you get from the daisy chain of your guitar, pedals, and amp then bring your entire setup in. Experimenting with studio instruments, amps, and pedals is fine if you're not set on what you want for a sound, but put a time limit on it. Let the engineer and producer, who are much more familiar with their own gear, assist you in finding the sound you are looking for.

ALSO, we have a wonderful stable of professional studio musicians available for hire if your project requires.

STUDIO TIPS

~ Have all songs written and parts figured out and assigned before coming into the studio. Don't waste valuable studio time and money on things you can easily do at home or at your rehearsal space. This point cannot be stressed enough.
~ If you are sequencing tracks or using beats, have them ready to go on a CD or hard drive before coming in.
~ Practice, practice, practice! The tighter your songs are, the smoother the recording of them will be and the better the end result.
~ Come into the studio well rested, clear headed, and ready to work. Recording is a physically and mentally demanding process. Bring plenty of water and food (we have a patio area for food/drinks - no food/drinks in the studio).
~ Change guitar strings and drum heads the day before coming into the studio and bring extra sets of everything, including drumsticks. ~Bring in your own rig. If you are a guitarist and want to capture the sound you get from the daisy chain of your guitar, pedals, and amp then bring your entire setup in. Experimenting with studio instruments, amps, and pedals is fine if you're not set on what you want for a sound, but put a time limit on it. Let the engineer and producer, who are much more familiar with their own gear, assist you in finding the sound you are looking for.
~ If you are working with a producer, give them a demo of the songs you want to record in the studio. Discuss production ideas ahead of time, and set aside reference CDs that serve as good examples of production styles you are striving for.
~Make a budget of how much money you have to spend on your project. Estimate how many hours you think it will take to complete your project in its entirety. Most musicians grossly underestimate how fast they think they can record their project. Depending on the band, a full length CD could take anywhere from 50 hours on the low end up to 200 hours or more on the high end. One song can take 4-8 hours. Variables to consider are how much recording experience the band has, how long the band has been playing together and how elaborate of a production is desired.
~ Mentally block out all of the microphones and gear surrounding you. Stay relaxed and play naturally. Put emotion and feeling into your performance.
~ Stay focused. The studio is an expensive place to party. Refrain from drinking and other recreational activities. Don't invite guests to your sessions – they will only serve as a distraction and may try to inject their opinions. Avoid unnecessary phone calls. Stay focused on the task at hand.

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