Studio Equipment

The equipment used in the studio has evolved from experience with my own productions as to what supports the creative process in the easiest and most intuitive way.

At the heart of our studio is an Xi Extreme 20 Core PC running the latest Soundscape Digital Recording Workstation software, powered by a Solid State Logic MX4 Card. This is complemented by the latest keyboard & synthesizer technology, an armoury of virtual instruments, and a vibrant collection of world and acoustic percussion, and world class Neumann microphones.

PC BASED RECORDING SYSTEM
Soundscape recording/mixing software using MX4 recording card with extensive audio plugins including 2C Audio Aether/Breeze/B2 reverbs Ozone 7/Waves mastering
INTERFACE
Ferrofish Instrument Interface. This very recent German constructed device makes a sweet sounding and efficient conversion of the analog and digital inputs to the language of MADI - the format that allows 64 channels of digital audio to go the computer and back. This cabling runs under the floor for ease and convenience.
MICROPHONES
Neumann U87
Neumann 147 x 2
AKG 414
Royer Ribbon Mics R121 x 2
Langevin CR3A x 2
Sure SM58 X 6
MONITORING
Monitors: Tannoy Arden, dual concentric 15". Oomphy, full-bodied but flat
KEYBOARDS
No matter what kind of keyboard you enjoy playing, there is an instance available. Fully weighted, semi-weighted or light synth action Nord Piano 3 (88 note fully weighted keys)
Yamaha Montage Synthesizer (Semi-weighted action)
Korg Kronos(Synth action)
Roland Fantom - G 76 (synth action)
Korg M3
SEQUENCING/DRUM MACHINES
Drum programming/Sequencing:-
Akai MPC Touch plus comprehensive samples
Akai MPC Renaissance with samples as above
MIXER
Mixer: Behringer X32
GUITARS
Japanese Stratocaster Guitar
Tanglewood 6 String Steelstrung Guitar
Squier Fender Precision Bass Guitar
Line 6 Spider 4 amp
PERCUSSION
Large assorted acoustic percussion including:-
Djembes
Cahon
Frame Drum
Shakers
Tambourines
Claves
Bongos
Congas
VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS
Spectrasonics: -
Omnisphere 2 including multiple 3rd party patches, Stylus RMX (and huge 3rd party library)
Triliian
Keyscapes
Absynth
Analaog Lab 2
Battery 4
Bollymaharaja
EZ Drummer
FM8
UVI Falcon
Hybrid
Modo Bass
Prophet V3
Reaktor 5
Sampletank 3
Spark
Vacuum Pro
Velvet
Xpand 2
The Riser
Kontakt 5 plus these libraries:-
Spitfire Sable Strings
Virtuoso Ensembles
Cinematic Guitars
Scoring Guitars
Substance
Acoustic Legends
Xtended Piano
Drumlab
Grand Marimba
Aeon Melodic
Pan Drums
The Conservatoire
Session Horns Pro
Box of Tricks
Vir2 Acoustics
India
Rio Grooves
Morphestra 2
The Giant
Aeon Rhythmic
Action Strikes
Evolve Mutations
Berlin Piano
Alicia's Keys
West Africas
Session Strings Pro
Studio Drummer
Retro Machines
Damage
Evolve
Action Strings
Arpology
Cuba
Cinematic Keys
Strummed Acoustic
Cinemorphx
Metropolis Ark 1
Hollywood Winds
Audiobro L.A. Strings
Ethno World 5
Electricity
World Impact
Symphobia 1 and 2
Plectrum
True Strike
Rumble