The heart of our facility revolves around a beautiful 42' x 36' vaulted live room. It is acoustically treated on both the walls and ceiling and sounds amazing especially for drums. The room is also set up to provide variable acoustics by utilizing custom installed acoustical folding doors. The four 10' x 9' door panels move on a ceiling track that allow the room to be divided into two smaller rooms (28' x 36' & 14' x 36') if a less reverberate tighter sound is desired.
Completely isolated from the live rooms our control room has been tuned to allow for critical listening during tracking and mixing. The room is wired to be able to capture sources directly through our Antelope 32 channel AD/DA digitally to the computer or analogue through our JH24 track 2" analogue tape machine. Everything is monitored through a pair of Focal Twin6BE Beryllium tweeter monitors.
For tracking and mixing alike we have a great selection of outboard gear to patch into.
- Inward Connections Vac Rac TSL-3 Tube Limiter
- Neve 33609 Limiter/Compressor
- Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor
- Retro 2A3 Pultec Style Tube EQ
- Retro STA-Level
- Lexicon 480L
All microphone signals are passed though one of our 16 channels of world class mic preamps.
- API 3124+
- Vintech Audio 473 Class A, All Discrete
- Shadow Hills Equinox (2 mic pres plus 32 channels of analogue summing)
- Mercury M72s
- Chandler Limited EMI TG2
- A Designs Pacifica
- A Designs REDDI
- Avalon U5
There is something magical that happens when you hit signal to tape. The warmth, saturation and harmonic distortion that we heard throughout the records of the past has gotten lost in our modern digital world. We're excited to be able to offer a more vintage vibe to your recording by tracking through our Sony JH24 2" analogue tape machine. We've got both 16 and 24 track heads to either get a little more tape width or maximize channel count.