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 plugins including 2C Audio reverbs - Breeze 2, Aether, B2, Precedence, TC, VS33, Fabfilter, KR Space, Adaptiverb, Soundtoys suite Ozone 8 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
Tannoy Arden, dual concentric 15" Speakers. Alternative small montoring via Studiospares SN6A Active studio monitors
KEYBOARDS
Nord Piano 3 (88 note weighted keys)
Yamaha Montage Synthesizer
Korg Kronos
Roland Fantom – G 76 (synth action)
Korg M3
SEQUENCING/DRUM MACHINES
Drum programming/Sequencing:-
Akai MPC X
Akai Force
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
Aria Player
Arp 2600 V3
Absynth 5
Analog Labs 3
B3 – V
Bassline
Battery 4
Bolly Maharaja
Buchla Easel V
CMI V
CS-80 V3
Clavinet V
Concerto
DB33
Diva
DX7 V
EZ Drummer
EZ Keys
Electric
FM8
Falcon
Farfisa V
Go 2
Hybrid
JUP-8 V3
Keyscape
Kontakt (6)
Kontakt 5
Labs
Lethal
Loom
Loopcloud
Modo Bass
Maschine 2
M,aschine
Massive
Matrix 12 V2
Mini Grand
Mini V3
Modular V3
Omnisphere 2.5
Piano 5
Pigments(Arturia)
Prisma
Prophet V3
Reaktor 6
Real Guitar Classic
Real Guitar Steelstring
Riffer
Sem V2
System 1
Sample Tank 3
Solina V2
Spark
Stage 73-V
Stylus RMX
Sub-Boom Bass
VSub-Boom Bass 2
Superior Drummer 3
Sylenth 1
Synclavier V
Synthmaster 2.9
Synthmaster ONE
The 809
The Bank
Trax Drums
Trillian
Tube-Synth
Vox Continental V2
VPS Avenger
Vacuum Pro
Velvet
Vienna Synchron Player
Volko Alaturka
Wurli V2
Xpand 2
The Riser
KONTAKT LIBARIES AS LIBRARIES
Abbey Road 60s Drummer
Abbey Road 70s Drummer
Abbey Road Vintage Drummer
Abey Road 80s Drummer
Acousic Laegends
Action Strikes
Action Strings
Alicia`s Keys
Analog Dreams
Arpology
Balinese Gamelan
Berlin Grand Piano
Box of Tricks
Ciinematic Guitars
Cinebrass Core
Cineharps
Cinematic Guitars
Cinematic Keys
Cinematic Studio Brass
Cinematic Studio Strings
Cinemorphx
Cinestrings Core
Cinestrings Solo
Cinesymphony Lite
Cinewinds Core
Cinewinds Pro
Cuba
Damage
Drumlab
Drums of West Africa
Drumvolution
Elysium Harp
Emotional Piano
Epica Bass
Ethereal Earth
Ethnic World 5 Voices and Choirs
Ethno World 5 Instruments
Ethnoworld 6 Instruments
Ethnoworld 6 Voices
Evolution
Evolution Mandolin
Evolution Texas Twang
Evolve
Evolve Mutations
Evolve Mutations 2
Extended Piano
Fluid Harmonics
Fluid Strike
Fruitshake
George Duke Soul Treasures
Grand Marimba
Heavyocity Aeon Melodic
Heavyocity Aeon Rhythmic
Hollywood Winds
Hybrid Keys
India
Kinetic Treats
Kontakt Factory Library
Kontakt Factory Selection
LA Scoring Strings
Maschine Drum Selection
Mercury Childrens Micro Choir
Mercury Elements
Metropolis Ark 1
Metropolis Ark 3
Middle East
Morphestra 2
New York Grand Piano
Olympus Elements
Olympus Micro Choir
Pan Drums
Retro Machines MK2
Rhythmic Odyssey
Rhythmology
Riff Generation
Rio Grooves
Rumble
Scoring Guitars
Session Horns
Session Strings Pro
Sessions Horns Pro
Shake Strike
Shreddage 3
Soundiron Ambius Prime
Soundiron Antidrum Machine
Soundiron Apocalypse
Soundiron Apocalypse Elements
Soundiron Glitch Hero
Soundiron Hyperion Strings
Soundiron Motor Rhythms
Soundiron Requiem Light
Soundiron Voices of Gaia
Soundiron Voices of Rage
Spitfire Albion 1
Spitfire Albion 3 Iceni
Spitfire British Drama Toolkit
Spitfire Chamber Strings
Spitfire Hans Zimmer Percussion
Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds
Strummed Acoustic
Studio Drummer
Substance
Symphobia
Symphobia 2
Taiko Creator
The Conservatoire Collection
The Giant
The Grange
True Strike
Upright Piano
Vienna Concert Grand
Vintage Organs
Vir 2 Electricity
Vir2 Acou6tics
Virtuosos Ensembles
World Impact Percussion
SSD DRIVE KONTAKT LIBRARIES – AS FILE
808 Samples From Mars
8dio Acoustic Grand Ensembles Vol 1
8dio Acoustic Grand Ensembles Vol 2
8dio Century String Instruments
8dio Claire Flute
8dio Epic Frame Drum Ensembles
8dio Exotic Percussion
8dio Hammond Organ
8dio Liberis Choir
8dio New Hybrid Tools
8dio Ostinato Strings
8dio Solo Brass
8dio Sordino Century Strings
Acoustic Revolutions 3
Chocolate Glissando Harp
Cinematic Studio Brass
Cinematic Studio Strings
Epica Bass
Fluffy Audio Dominus Choir
Fluid Harmonics
Fruit Shake
Hyperion Strings
Metropolis Ark 3
Orangetree Mandolin
Progressive Foundry
Rhythm Odyssey
Riff Generation
Soundiron Cymbology
Soundiron Dhol Drums
Soundiron Harp Guitar
Soundiron Temple Drums
Spitfire Albion Library
Spitfire Chamber Strings Library
Spitfire Iceni Library
Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds
Taiko Creator
Time And Space Eastern Percussion
Toontrack Metal Foundry
Umlaut Clouds
Vienna Smart Orchestra