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Here is a run-down of the equipment used in studio 1 - if you require any further detail please contact us directly... or look here for details of the gear in Studio 2

bulletAll our equipment is maintained in perfect condition to ensure fast, easy sessions
bulletAll digital and video equipment is accurately clocked from a central SPG for clarity 
bulletWe offer a wide range of Digital, Class A, and Valve (Tube) technology

Capabilities

The ultimate fully digital room - with a selection of equipment that allows the engineer and producer the widest palette of sound 'colors' to work with in order to produce exactly the mood and feel required in any given production....mix with 48 track and more, do full 5.1 surround mixes in various surround formats, the best solution for your high-end audio needs - be they album production, TVC, high-end documentary and corporate work or CD Mastering

Video Facilities
 
Sony Betacam SP, Portia Digital Random Access Video Recorder, VHS
 
 
Picture Monitors
 
Control Room - Barco 28" Viewing Monitor.  Large Scale Projector and Cinema Screen, Studio - 28" Barco Video Monitor
 
 
Mixing Console
 
Project X - 144 Input Digital Mixer with full 5.1 Surround Panning on each input, 
The smoothest, most analogue sounding 48 -Bit EQ on all channels, 
144 x full compressors with Pultec type characteristics, 
144 x Gates/Expanders and 'hush' noise reduction for guiter amps and the like, 
144 x Digital Delays for correcting mic positions for phase accuracy,
8 x Aux sends (pre or post, fully dynamically automated), Hi and Lo Filters.
Dolby Pro-Logic TM compatible encoders/decoders,
All console parameters are adjustable from the central master section for optimum monitoring, full dynamic automation of every mixer switch and rotary control with full recall of all settings. 
 
The American alternative to Neve with the smoothest, most natural sound of any digital mixer we have ever worked with ! The Ultimate...also has 2 x very funky onboard 24 bit Effects Units !
 
 
 
Multitracks
 
Otari RADAR II 24-Bit multitracks with 48 track record and replay. Full editing features and VGA display of waveforms. Backup onto Exabyte drives for long term reliability. Probably the best sounding multitracks in the world....
 
 
Editors (DAW)
 
Steingberg Nuendo/RME audio editors with 64 physical i/o - superb audio quality combined with fast operation. Timecode linked to the Otari RADAR II's to allow a feast of separate tracks to easily handle the most complex of large scale film jobs.
 
 
 
 
2-Track & Master Recorders and Formats
 
Otari DTR-90 Timecode DAT recorder, Plextor SCSI CD Writer, Sony Minidisc, Sony Betacam, Sony VHS,  DDP format Exabyte for risk-free CD Manufacture and also Dennon Cassette.
 
 
Monitoring
 
Full 5.1 TAD Main monitors - soffit-mounted, time aligned with 24-bit digital electronics, and custom built to exactly match the control room acoustics. 
 
Studio Technologies Surround Monitoring Matrix Controller model 58/59 for up to 7.1 monitoring
 
A wide range of Near-Field monitors are available according to your taste - these include Genelec S30C, Genelec 1030, Genelec 1029, KRK ...and my mates' Ghetto-Blaster....
 
 
Outboard Effects
 
In the digital domain: we have :
1 x Lexicon 960L with Larc 2...
1 x TC M6000 reverb and MD3 Dynamics algorithms on a TC Powercore mainframe...
3 x T.C  M5000 processors with full ATAC remote control system ...
6 x TC M2000 processors with AES connection to the digital mixer...

2 x Onboard Digital Effects processors within the Project X mixer offering simultaneous Delays, Duckers, Reverbs, Chorus in any combination on both units.....gives you sounds that are virtually impossible to get on conventional effects processors 

 
In the analog domain: we also have the vintage AMS DMS 15:80s delay including dual pitch and de-glitch options, 4 x Channels of Ensoniq DP4+ effects for wonderful dirty guitar, bass and Hammond organ sounds...who says clean is always good !
 
 
Outboard EQ and Compressors

Focusrite ISA 215 dual Mic-Pre and EQ - The Blue Beast ! Probably the most sought after Class A analog EQ in the world - superb.

Focusrite RED 2 EQ - dual channel - very similar electronics to the ISA 215 but without the mic-preamps - stunning sound and character ! 

Focusrite RED 3 - One of the most natural analog, Class A Compressors available 

Orban Parametric - The classic "Dr.Orban" fixes all your EQ problems - includes notch filters !

T.L.Audio CL1B - the Classic TL Valve Compressor..really warms up your sound

4 x channels of Bellari Valve Opto-Compressor - seriously "Valvey" sounding !

2 x Channels of Bellari Valve Exciter - the only "Exciter" that we have used that actually makes things sound better.......

Microphones and DI Boxes

Neuman TLM 193 - very clean Solid State, large diaphragm microphone
Rode Classic Valve microphone - very warm and powerful sound - multiple patterns

Rode NTK - Valve Microphones with large format capsule - again warm, rich sounding mics

Earthworks mics - small capsule omni's - very natural and detailed sound. Stunning bass..

Sure Beta 57's - just in case you want a dynamic on your drums !

4 x Channels of Bellari Valve DI boxes to warm your synths up......

Other gear is available upon request.........

 

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