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From the requirements of an 8 piece string ensemble to the demands of tracking a band live,

Studio A’s 450sq. foot (40 sq. metres) live room provides a fantastic recording environment for the modern musician. Featuring wooden floors, an isolation booth and amp cupboard, the live room was designed at every stage to provide a space that was sympathetic to the needs of the artist.

Excellent lines of sight between recording areas allow musicians to see each other no matter where they are stood, and because the live room features large windows sunlight can reach every part of this recording studio. A 14-foot (4m) high ceiling provides the acoustic ambience essential to achieving those ‘big’ drum sounds, whilst the warm and colourful decor provides a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

A giant movable screen allows live room to be divided into smaller recording areas, providing versatility when recording ensemble performances. The raised drum platform – a unique feature of this recording studio, can be completely enclosed using the screen which creates an acoustically dead environment suitable for everything from vocal recording to dry ’70s style’ drum sounds alike.

Recording & Outboard Equipment

40 channel Trident 65 Recording Console
6 channel split Amek BCII Console
4 channel API 3124
4 channel API 3124+
Smart Research C2 Stereo Compressor (Available on request)
2 channel DBX 160VU
Empirical Labs Distressor with “British Mode”
Roland RE101 Space Echo

Dynaudio BM15a Studio Monitors
Yamaha NS10M Studio Monitors

Protools 2018 Ultimate (formerly Pro Tools HD)
Avid HDX Card
2 x Expanded 192 Interfaces (24 in, 24 out)
Apple Mac Pro 12 x 2.66Ghz core (24Gb RAM)
Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad

Microphones

1 x Neumann U87
2 x Coles 4038
1 x Shure SM7b
1 x Electrovoice RE20
2 x Aston Spirit
2 x AKG C414-XLS
3 x AKG C451EB (with 3 x CK1 cardiod and 1x CK22 omni) capsules)
1 x DPA 4060
2 x Shure KSM141s (matched pair)
2 x Audio Technica AT4033s
2 x Sennheiser MD421
1 x AKG D190E
2 x Beyerdynamic M88s
2 x Beyerdynamic M201
1 x Turner U9S
1 x AKG D112
3 x Shure SM57s
1 x Shure SM58

Plugins

UAD:
Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection / 1176 Classic Limiter Collection / 1176LN & 1176SE Legacy Classic Limiting Amplifier / EMT 140 / Harrison 32C / Empirical Labs Distressor/ Ampex ATR-102 / Eventide H910 Harmonizer / Fairchild / FATSO Jr./Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor / Helios Type 69 EQ / Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment Tool / Neve 1073 & 1073SE Classic Console EQs / Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection / Precision Enhancer Hz / Precision Mix Rack Collection / Pultec EQP-1A and Pro EQ Legacy / Raw / RealVerb-Pro / Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor / Softube Amp Room Half-Stack / Softube Bass Amp Room 8×10 / Teletronix LA-2A Legacy Classic Leveling Amplifier / UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ

Abbey Road:
Brilliance Pack / RS 124 Vintage Compressor / TG 12413 Compressors / TG Mastering Pack

Sonnox/Sony: Oxford EQ / Dynamics / Inflator / TransMod

Waves:
Audiotrack / C1 Compressor / C4 Multiband Compressor / DeEsser / Doppler / Doubler / Enigma / GTR3 Amps / GTR3 Stomps / GTR3 ToolRack / GTR3 Tuner / H-Comp Hybrid Compressor / H-Delay Hybrid Delay / IR-L Convolution Reverb / L1 Ultramaximizer / MaxxBass / MetaFlanger / MondoMod / MV2 / PAZ Analyzer / PS22 Stereo Maker / Q10 Equalizer / Renaissance Axx / Renaissance Compressor / Renaissance Equalizer / Renaissance Bass / Renaissance Reverb / S1 Stereo Imager / SuperTap / Trueverb / UltraPitch / V-Comp / V-EQ3 / V-EQ4 / Waves Tune LT / API 2500 / API 550A + 550B / API 560 / OneKnob Pumper / Kramer Master Tape / Reel ADT / dbx 160

SoftTube: Saturation Knob

SoundToys 5:
Crystallizer / Decapitator / Devil-Loc / Devil-Loc Deluxe / EchoBoy / Echoboy Jr / FilterFreak / Little Alterboy / Little Microshift / Microshift / Little PrimalTap / PrimalTap / Little Radiator / Radiator / PanMan / PhaseMistress / Sie-Q / Tremolator

Audioease: Altiverb 6XL

Celemony: Melodyne 4 Editor

Massey: VT3 Eq / CT5 Compressor / TD5 Delay / Tapehead / De:Esser / THC Distortion

Cytomic: The Glue

iZotope: RX 6 De-click / De-clip / De-hum / Dialogue De-noise

Valhalla: Plate / Shimmer / Room / Frequency Echo / Ubermod

apulsoft: aptrigga3

EQ3, Bombfactory, SansAmp, D-verb etc…

Drums & Percussion

Hayman Vibrasonic 1968 Drum Kit (13″, 16″, 22″)

Custom fibreglass Noonan Drum Kit (10″,13″, 14″,16″ and 24″)

Ludwig Bass Drum (26″)

A selection of new and vintage snare drums (Gretsch, Slingerland, Ludwig, Craviotto, Rogers)

Also a range of Zildjian, Sabian and Paiste cymbals

Guitar & Bass

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Guitar Amplifier
Fender Telecaster ’72 Deluxe

Various acoustic guitars

Vox “Standard” Bass Guitar

Blackstar OD1 Overdrive, Boss TR-2 Tremolo, EH Germanium Overdrive, EH Memory Man, EH Pulsar, EH Octave Multiplexer, MXR M234 Analog Chorus
3 x Radial JDI

Keys & Synths

Feurich 122 Upright Piano
Mornington & Weston Upright Piano

Springfield Organ Co. Harmonium
Wurlitzer 200 Electric Piano
Yamaha Electone Organ

Roland ‘Juno 6′ Analog Synthesizer
Yamaha PSS-580 Digital Synthesizer
Yamaha PS-30 Digital Synthesizer

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