The studio is a modern hybrid set up.
There are 16 channels of high quality transformer and valve pre amps and equalizers. These feed into 16 channels of top shelf Apogee conversion before it hits the computer. The idea is to add as much sonic mojo before it becomes digital. Once in the computer there is an ever expanding army of the best plug ins to shape the audio.
When mixing down, 16 channels of stems are run through an analogue summing mixer which adds some of the magic of analogue sound with the instant recall of digital. It also allows for hardware processors to be placed over the mix for even more tonal goodness. This is then recorded onto a dedicated stereo master recorder, which is as good as these things get.
The studio is equipped with a range of microphones, monitors, mixers, interfaces, recorders and some of the latest digital audio technology. Designed around acoustic the live room is equipped with a Yamaha Recording Custom drum kit with large assortment of electric and acoustic guitars on hand. Here’s a breakdown of what’s on hand: