Equipment & Resources
There are six professionally equipped recording studios. All of them support music tracking and mixing to a high standard, and some have additional facilities for sound to picture production, surround mixing, mastering and editing.
Studio kit list
All six recording studios are professionally designed and acoustically treated and isolated. Consoles are currently:
- Audient (ASP8024 36 channel and 24 channel)
- Yamaha (DM2000)
- SSL (AWS900+ and a 48 channel Duality)
- Digidesign (16 fader Icon with Surround Panning Option).
Our standard multi-track format is ProTools HD, but we also support RADAR in most studios and DTRS and 2-inch analogue tape (Otari MTR-90) in the central machine room.
The Pro-tools HD systems are installed with a range of plug-ins from Waves and Sonnox, and a Pyramix Post system enhances DAW capability in post-production studio.
There are 12 offline workstations to complement the HD systems in the studios.
The offline workstations are based around Mac Pros. Each system runs Logic Studio, Pro-tools LE and a variety of software synthesizers and samplers such as Reason and Reaktor.
In addition to the recording studios, we also have a mobile recording system
with microphone preamplifiers, monitoring and routing based around a Pro-tools HD2 system. This is used for recording on location (for example at the Philharmonic Hall), or for recording in some of the larger performance spaces.
Outboard equipment includes items from:
Lexicon, Tc electronic, Drawmer, BSS, Focusrite, Eventide, dbx, Yamaha, Neve, Millennia, Manley, Universal Audio, Empirical Labs, Thermionic Culture.
The extensive stock of microphones include items from:
Sennheiser, Neumann, Sony, Schoeps, AKG, beyerdynamic, Shure, ElectroVoice, Crown, Audio Technica, DPA, Audix, Earthworks, Brauner, Royer, AEA.
Monitoring is catered for by:
Genelec, Klein and Hummel, Coastal Acoustics
Want to find out more?
Jon Thornton, our Head of Discipline for Sound Technology talks about the Audient ASP8024 mixing consoles that have been installed in our two entry level studios.