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The studio took six months to complete and was designed as a pleasant and relaxing environment in which to produce my own work. Primarily a writing, mixing and production suite it has also proved great for recording live instruments such as vocals, guitars, flute, sax, cello, trumpet and percussion. An estate agent might call it compact but it never seems to feel claustrophobic. Due to the single room design of the studio it is not suited to recording drums or a whole live band.
All recording and production is carried out using Cubase Pro 8.5 on a six core pc. I’ve been working on this platform for many years now and am always amazed at the quality,flexibility and creative possibilities that it offers.
Over time I have built up a collection of effects plugins and virtual instruments that I feel really enhance the studio’s capabilities.
My philosophy in the studio and my work is that there are no hard and fast rules and if it sounds good that’s what counts. I’m not into messing with stuff just for the sake of it but if I think there is a creative opportunity to be had I’m you’re man!
AKG 414 ULS Mic
AKG C1000 Mic
Sure SM58 Mic
Rode K2 valve mic
Cubase Pro 8.5
Sony Soundforge 10
RME Babyface audio interface
Celemony, Melodyne pitch manipulation plugin
PSP Vintage warmer compresser
Frontier Design Alphatrack hardware controller
Korg MicrKontrol midi keyboard
Fatar SL 880 88 note wooden weighted kbd
Line 6 Pod Xtlive guitar processor
Line 6 Variax Guitar
Line 6 Variax 5string Bass Guitar
Martin DM Acoustic