Music recording covers everything from solo singers performing with backing tracks to bands, with projects ranging from two or three song demos to complete album recordings. As well as complete recording-to-CD master projects, we work with musicians using home recording set-ups, providing facilities to record, for example, drums or vocals which cannot be recorded at home.
Location recording includes choirs, solo piano, string quartets and other ensembles, as well as live gigs by bands and solo performers.
Recording is direct to disk using SAWStudio or ProTools, with Cubase SX also used for more MIDI-oriented projects.
Microphones include Neumann U87, AKG414, Sennheiser E604, AKG D112 and Shure SM57.
Outboard includes Lexicon, TC Electronics, Drawmer and TL Audio.
Instruments include Gibson, Fender, Takamine, Hofner and Epiphone guitars and basses,
Korg and Yamaha keyboards, Fender, Ampeg and Vox amps, and a Pearl drumkit.
Spoken word projects include TV, radio, advertising, audio books, educational materials and film soundtracks.
Recording is direct to hard disk, typically using an industry standard Neumann U87 microphone. The vocal booth is large enough to accommodate a number of speakers at once, while still being acoustically "dead".
Editing is "non-linear" - ie non-destructive - thus all edits can instantly be undone, and different versions created for comparison.
Related services include the creation of sound effects and ambient sounds, as well as music composition. The studio maintains a sound effects library, as well as a database of local voiceover artists.
• BBC TV and Radio
• Steel Spyda - for National Geographic Channel and Channel 5
• Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
• Acoustiguide - for Museum of Modern Art, New York
• Cambridge University Press
• Hart McLeod/Lightbox - for Department of Education MYLO programme
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