Equipment

Techy Stuff for Geek Heads!!

DESK

Audient ASP8024, (recently renewed with a brand new replacement). Dave Deardon of DDA fame designed this desk to be the most Hi Fi in its class. It’s awesome and suits digital recording perfectly. We use high speed transmission cable for all critical audio paths and high grade low capacitance cable elsewhere for highest fidelity.

DIGITAL RECORDING

LATEST PROTOOLS ULTIMATE / 192 Track with 24 Channels Avid Hi Def 192KHz interfaces and twin 27″ wide screen monitors.  Mac Pro 12 core with 32Gigs ram, many TeraBytes of hard drives for safe storage of your material. Unique to us – VARISPEED …range is +/- 10% on a big knob!

MONITOR SPEAKERS

Mains are: EVE SC3010 3 way / 1300Watts per side, awesome clarity and musicality, have transformed our ability to achieve great mixes.

Alternate speakers are: Klein & Hummel O300D near fields. Also Avantone Cube ‘horrids’. On the back wall; Quad Lites and KitSound Hive mkII for small system check. Our mixes are very real world compatible and will sound great on the smallest to largest systems.

PLUG-INS

(we have so many now, forgive any omissions!)

Reverbs: Acon: Verberate 2, Waves Abbey Rd; Plates & Chambers, BX: rooMS, Eventide: Ultraverb, Exponential Audio; Phoenix & R4, 2C Audio; B2, Aether & Breeze, Valhalla; Vintage, Room & Shimmer. Sonnox Reverb, CSR Reverb Suite, Reverb One, PSP; Springbox, Nexcellence and PianoVerb, Redline Reverb, OverLoud; Breverb & SpringAge, Avid; D Verb and Air Suite. Convolution reverbs by Space, HOFA & Convology

SLATE DIGITAL: Virtual Tape Machine, Virtual Buss Compressor and Virtual Mix Rack.

Celemony: Melodyne 5 – Now an Industry standard.

Virtual Guitar Amps; Softube: Amp Room & Vintage / Bass Amp Rooms. BX:  Bassdude, Megaduel, Megasingle, Rockrak Pro, SVT-VR, Chandler GAV19T, Fuchs OD Supreme 50. Scuffham S Gear, Amplitube 4 Max & SansAmp.

PluginAlliance: Acme Opticom, Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, Purple Audio MC77, Lindell 354E, Neold V76U73, BX Console SSL 4000E, Black Box HG-2,  BX Stereomaker, SPL Transient designer, DrumXchanger, Passeq EQ, TwinTube. Unfiltered Audio; Dent 2 Plus more!!

McDSP: Futzbox, ML4000, Compressor & filter banks, MC2000 multi band compressor & Analogue channels.

Sound Toys 5 The lot!

Waves; L3-16 mastering limiter, API 2500 compressor, Abbey Rd; Saturator, J37 Tape, Reel ADT, EMI TG12345 Channel strip, Vinyl, Plates & REDD Consoles. Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter, Waves Tune Real-Time, Kramer Master Tape, Puig EQs.

Steven Massey: De-esser, CT4 & CT5 compressors, Tape Head, THC distortion, EQ & L2007 limiter, DRT drum replacer.

PSP; Newfangled Audio; Elevate, EQuivocate, Springage, Excellence, B-Scanner, Busspressor, Mastercomp, OldTimer Multi Band, Xenon dynamics and 608 Echo.

Misc: SoundRadix: Drum Leveller, Steven Slate: Trigger, Eventide; Instant Flanger, UltraChannel & Octavox, iZotope; Ozone 5, Trash & Vinyl. Sonnox: EQ & Inflator. Tokyo Dawn; Nova and EQ, Mellowmuse: SATV. T-Racks3 EQ/dynamics. Redline: pre-amp. Avid: Pro series plugins. 

Kush: UBK-1, Clariphonic EQ and Pusher.

VIRTUAL KEYBOARD

Arturia: V Collection 5; 17 classic keyboards, (Vox, Farfisa, many synths!), plus excellent acoustic and electric pianos.

Garritan: CFX piano (Recorded at Abbey Rd), Personal Orchestra 5

IK: Sample Tank4 with extensive library, Sampletron, Miroslav Philharmonik & etc.

Native Instruments; Battery 3 and Kontakt 5 – again loads of samp’s.

AAS:  Ultra Analogue, Chromophone,  Lounge Lizard, Objeq Delay.

Also: XILS: 201 and 5000 Vocoder, KV331 Audio: Synthmaster, Synthogy: Ivory2-(beautiful pianos)

VARIOUS

TL Audio VP-1 all valve input channel, Focusrite vox channel, Spectrum Analyser.

DYNAMICS

Buzzaudio DBC-20 diode-bridge compressor – Basically awesome on everything!. 2 x Audio & Design F760-RS heritage twin channel compressors, (one with vintage transformers) – Restored to ‘better than new’ by Saturn Sound – Terrific on drums, vocals, guitars!. Also Compex 2’s, 2 x Joe Meek VC1Q opto compressor / mic pre’s.

MICROPHONES

Valve: Sontronice Aria, 2 x Studio Projects T3, E.A.R. ‘The Mike’, 2 x At3060’s, SE Z5600A & Z5600.

Condenser:  Austrian Audio; 2 x OC818s, Sontronics; 2 x Orpheus, Stereo pair STC-1s, Microtech Gefell; Stereo pair M930s, Josephson e22s, Neuman TLM170, 2 x SE Z3300a’s, 2 x JM478’s, 2 x CAD M179’s, 4 x Calrec 1050’s, Sony C48 and AT4033, Sennheiser E901.

Ribbons: Pair Cascade Fat IIs with Lundahl transformers, Beyer M500, CAD D82.

Classic Dynamics: Beyer : 2 x M88, collection of M101 Omni & M201 cardiod, Shure SM-7B, EV RE20.

Misc Dynamics: AKG, Beyer, EV, Sennheiser, Shure. AT M23HE drum mics, EV N/D868 & Audix D6 kik mics.

INSTRUMENTS

Yamaha KX88 weighted action keyboard controller plus Arturia Keylab Essential 49 for programming, Vintage Juno 60, Roland XV 3080 module. Hammond M110 Organ with Leslie cab. Regular and High Strung acoustics, Bass guitar, Electric guitar, electric 12 string. Also a vintage Hayman drum kit for hire / choice of 2 snares. Many virtual keyboard plug-ins within ProTools.