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Equipment

Console

Offering a unique combination of a world-class analogue mixing console and a comprehensive Pro Tools controller, SSL’s AWS 900+ provides everything you need to record, edit and mix professional audio.

Monitoring

Monitoring is a critical part of the recording process, if you cannot trust what your ears are telling you then we all may as well pack up and go home. We have a number of monitoring options right from the soffit-mounted mains, to the all important miniature Avantones. It is vitally important to us that our recordings translate well onto all formats.

Outboard Equipment

The 1081 channel amplifier was first produced in 1972 and was used to provide the mic/line-amp and EQ sections in Neve consoles. A look through the credits on today’s top selling albums will reveal that these units are still widely used to great effect and that the 1081 module has become a hugely popular design classic.. The sound is larger than life.
The XLogic Superanalogue Channel is a well-engineered SSL console channel strip in a compact 1U rackmount box, with all the character and quality that you would expect. A flexible signal-processing architecture enables the versatile preamp, dynamics, equaliser and filter sections to be arranged in a wide variety of configurations to suit any project. Expensive, but equally impressive.
The AEA RPQ 500 was originally designed to deliver the truest and most natural gain for noise sensitive ribbon microphones. They are however ,the tool of choice for all types of microphone, whenever a true and pristine signal path is needed. The sound is cleaner, more open, and more responsive.
Lexicon 960 -Lexicons Flagship multi channel digital reverb. Four beautiful, rich reverbs in one box – The extensive sonic palette of factory programs includes such time-proven standards as Halls, Chambers, Rooms, Plates, Ambience and Wild Spaces.
Superb effects unit, still a favourite for many engineers. Very rich in tone.
This plate was originally commissioned for Polydor Recording Studios, London 1962. Countless legendary artists have recorded through this very unit including Hendrix, Cream and The Who.
The sounds are classic and futuristic at once; identifiable, but still capable of new surprises. This an excellent vocal and guitar thickener. These amazing boxes not only perform every routine audio processing task effortlessly, their range and depth of creative options challenges the artist to create new sounds, new music.
The first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry offering superior performance with a signature sound. The 1176 and set the standard for all limiters to follow. The ultra-fast attack time and trademark sound have lured legendary artists and studio moguls alike to the 1176LN — Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Joe Chiccarelli, are just a few names on a list that’s continued to grow, for nearly 50 years.
Retro Instruments is all about taking a vintage product and building it the old way, with the old sound, while carefully selecting features that make the classic more usable in modern recording. It's a hybrid approach that's won the attention of countless top-level engineers, causing them to retire their vintage units and lean on Retro for delivering that classic sound in day-to-day use. If it's timeless sound you want — without the challenges in consistency and reliability of a 50-year-old unit — you'll find what you're looking for in Retro Instruments. Silky smooth and beautiful on everything, even whole mixes.
The Chandler Limited EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter is the ultimate TG Limiter issued in celebration of the 75th birthday of Abbey Road Studios. The Zener Limiter was conceived by Chandler Limited designer Wade Goeke and is based on the vintage EMI circuits used to record The Beatles and Pink Floyd. This newest EMI Limiter continues the tradition of EMI Limiters started in 1956 with the RS114 tube limiter, and continued with the RS168 Zener Limiter in 1966, part of the TG12345 console channel in 1968 and TG12413 in 1974. The newest version borrows from the RS168 Zener Limiter and TG12345 console strip to make a new fully featured and flexible unit for modern use. It is interesting to note that the TG Limiter was originally designed to replace both the Fairchild 660 (Limit Mode) and the Altec 436/RS124 (Comp 1 Mode). A simple Limiter from the rich past of EMI and Abbey Road has now come full circle into a modern powerhouse suitable for recording, mixing, and mastering.
The Summit Audio TLA-100A Tube Leveling Amplifier is a classic design with a technological hybrid of vacuum tube and solid state devices. The harmonious blend of old and new technologies produces the incredibly warm and smooth sound of vacuum tubes in a compression device that does not have the inherent disadvantages of older designs. Summit Audio has been making the TLA-100A for over 15 years and produces a sound that remains a much sought after quality that is used on literally thousands or records and in live sound venues across the world.
These are modern classics .Simple, effective and punchy, they've earned their stripes ten thousand times over!
The AD2044 can be found in the world's leading recording studio's, mastering facilities and artist/producers outboard racks. These professionals rely on the AD2044 daily to help them complete their "sonic signature" and turn recordings into musical masterpieces.
1× Valley People Stereo D’essor
1× Yamaha SPX 1000 – multi effects
1× Yamaha SPX 90 – multi effects
1× Alesis Quadraverb – multi effects
1× DBX 160A compressor
4× Drawmer gates
This is an all-discrete-transistor unit, and is useful in many stages of the recording process and highly regarded for it's extraordinary resolution, transparency, high headroom, broadly overlapping bands and ease of use. Brought to you from the man who invented the term “Parametric Equalization”, the GML 8200 has been an industry standard for over twenty years, and can be found on virtually every major recording studio’s stereo bus. the 8200 is the archetype Stereo Parametric Equalizer. Its extraordinary resolution, benchmark transparency, generous headroom, and surgical precision have been the reference for many other equalizers, but exceeded by no other.
Manley all-tube make-up gain amplifiers deliver your tunes into the next realm. "Massive" - it's a fitting word for this beast. Creating natural, organic, tone can only be done with an equalizer that treats the signal with natural methods. The Massive Passive is intended both for the most radical EQ sometimes needed for tracking as well as the most subtle shadings for vocals and mastering. It is designed to be a fundamentally different EQ but incorporates the best strengths of Pultecs, choice console EQs, parametrics and graphics. The difference is that the Massive allows twice as much EQ with half the coloration. It allows huge HF boosts without sibilance problems and unbelievable fatness without mud.
2x API 512c Pre Amps
1x Shadow Hills Mono Gama Pre Amp
2x Buzz Audio Elixir Pre Amp
1x A Designs P1 Pre Amp

Microphones

Truly one of the great vocal mics of all time
1x Neumann M49 Vintage Valve
The U67 started production in 1960 with the intention of replacing the U47 and sounds like warm honey being poured into your ears.
1x Neumann M149 Tube
1x Neumann U87 Ai
1x Neumann KM 84 (Vintage)
1x Neumann KM184
Very detailed mics, outstanding on strings and acoustic instruments.
Unsurpassed on guitars cabs, strings and brass
Warm, smooth, natural sounding
Very chunky on Overheads and Guitars
3x Akg 414
1x Akg Solid Tube Valve
The egg
4x Sennheiser MD421
1x Akg D112
1x Akg 451
The Copperphone, unlike full range high fidelity microphones, operates within a limited bandwidth of frequencies which lends a nostalgic quality to the signal. Some might compare the sound to an AM radio or a telephone.
1x Cascade Fathead
1x Mercenary Audio KM69
1x Beyer 740
1x Sennheiser MD441U
1x Bruël & Kjær 4006
2x Shure SM57
2x Shure SM58
1x RCA 77-DX Vintage Ribbon Microphone (1960)
1x Audix D6

Recording

Pro Tools 11 HDX
Avid Protools HDX 32 I/O Interfaces
Apple Mac Pro, 3.46Ghz 12-Core, 48GB RAM 1TB SSD
Apple Mac Pro, x2 2.66GHz Dual-Core processors, 14GB RAM 1TB disk
2× Apple 20" Cinema Displays
Digidesign Sync Box
Emagic EMT8 Midi Interface
G-Tech G-Drive 250GB
4x HDX 400GB Drives

Headphone Mixes

These can be used in any room throughout the building. Allowing for hassle free headphone mixes that can be controlled by the musician. The system can be fed from any analogue source, allowing total flexibility regardless of your setup.
4 separate mixes

Plug-Ins

Waves Gold Bundle
Pultec
Bombfactory
Cranesong Phoenix
SSL 400 Collection (EQs and compression)
Eventide
URS Bundle
TC Electronic MD3 Stereo Mastering software
TC Electronic MasterX mastering software
Antares Autotune 4
Line 6 Amp Farm (hefty guitar amp simulations)
Sony Oxford EQs, Compressors, Transient Modulater, Inflator
Avid Massive Pack
Avid Revibe
Universal Audio UAD2 Powered Plug-ins (Neve, Pultec, Trident, EMT, Fairchild, 1176LN, Roland, Fatso)
Waves (Stomp Guitar Simulations, API, SSL, CLA, Morphoder)

Guitar Amps & Cabs

Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Road King Valve Amp (The Foo Fighters use these)
Mesa Boogie 2 X 12 Rectifier Cab (HUGE sounding)
Ampeg B15 1966 Vintage Bass Amp /Cab (Beautiful Rich Vintage Valve Tone)
Blackstar – Artisan 30 – Very Flexible All Valve Combo
Fender Twin Reverb

Drums

Yamaha 9000 Recording Custom 5 piece (Beautiful Tom Sound)
Premier ApK 5 piece Kit
Sonor Lite 15" Maple Snare
Ludwig Supraphonic 14" Snare
2× Zildjian / Paiste crashes, rides and hats

Keyboards

Full Sized, Weighted, Hammer Action Keys
The full range of Native Instrument’s Keyboard Collection including the Symphony Series Strings
Always Tuned
Clavia Nord Lead
Juno 60 Vintage Synth
Roland JV1080
ARP Quadra Vintage Synth
Digidesign Xpand soft synths