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Studio 2

Studio 2 is our smaller studio with a medium sized dry live room, easily big enough to comfortably house a fully mic'ed-up drum kit. It's a very different sounding recording space compared to Studio 1, but a great addition to the sound palettes available throughout the building.

We've often found on sessions that it can be nice to have a smaller and more intimate space for certain parts of the tracking process. For example, some singers love to be in Studio 1's live room where they can really open up and receive feedback from the acoustic. Others prefer to work in a smaller, dead space where there is only them and the producer. Drummers often have a strong opinion about which acoustic they prefer to work with, and between Studios 1 and 2 we have many options.

It's also the case that sessions in Studio 2 work well running alongside Studio 3. For example we have had situations where guitar and vocal overdubs are set up in Studio 2 whilst keyboards are set up in Studio 3 located just upstairs. That way both rooms can work in tandem with each other and take full advantage of the space. This type of set up can also be done with Studio 1, of course.

The control room is based around a rare vintage 26 input Alice Trackplan desk (one of only 5 ever made). These desks were originally built for 70's artists such as Pete Townshend and Yes for their own projects. This particular one was owned by Cat Stevens. The desk has been lovingly restored and upgraded for modern recording requirements by our tech Roy Harrison. As well as improvements to the routing capabilities, each channel, bus and master has now been fitted with Carnhill and Lindell input and output transformers making it the perfect counterpart to a Pro Tools HD system without losing the character of the desk.

Studio 2 is primarily suited to being an overdubbing facility with a few carefully chosen high end outboard signal paths. However the studio is also well suited to full tracking sessions, featuring a great selection of vintage and modern outboard. If you're working in this studio, you still have access to same mics and instruments collection as Studio 1. We specifically set up the studio mic collection to make sure that there are plentiful options for any sessions (with key microphones being duplicated) so that both studios can run sessions without any compromise. Similarly synths/guitars/pedals can all easily be moved between studios. If you want something on our list specifically for your session, please let us know and we'll make sure it's available for you.

The studio has it's own recreation and kitchen facilities independent of those of Studio 1, offering Studio 2 clients their own private space. However people often choose to hang out in the larger Studio 1 recreation room. On a typical day there's a couple of producers, our techs and a good few musicians all hanging out. It makes for a really nice atmosphere.

STUDIO 2

Equipment

STUDIO 2 – EQPT

Console
Alice Trackplan (26 input 8 bus mixing console)
DAW
Apple Mac Pro 3.1 Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Avid Pro Tools 8 HD
Avid Pro Tools HD w/ 24 ins & outs
Apogee Rosetta 800 8 Channel AD/DA Converter
Lynx Aurora 16 16 Channel AD/DA Converter
MOTU MIDI Express 128 USB MIDI Interface
Apogee Big Ben Master Clock
Monitoring
PMC TB2 Nearfield Monitors
Tannoy Classic Gold (15″)
Quad 520F Power Amp (x2)
Audio Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
Beyerdynamic DT770 Studio Headphones
Hear Technologies Hear Back Personal Monitor Mixer System
Preamps
BAE 1073D Mic Preamp
AML 5003D “Carnhill” Mic Preamp (x2)
Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Mic Preamp (x2)
Microphones
All microphones from Studio 1 are available for use in Studio 2. We have multiples of most microphones to allow all 3 studios to operate without compromise. If there is something in particular that you wish to be available for your session, please let us know.
Dynamics & EQ
ADR Compex F769X-R Vocal Stressor
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor/Limiter
1178 Clone (in desk master section)
Alice Limiters x4 (in desk master section)
SSL Bus Compressor Clone
Pultec EQH-2 EQ
TF Pro Edward The Compressor
Reverbs & FX
Lexicon PCM60 Digital Effects Processor
Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer
Roland RE–150 Space Echo
TC Electronic M3000 Studio Reverb Processor
Plugins
Audio Ease Altiverb 6
Abbey Road Brilliance Pack
Antares Auto-Tune 4
FabFilter Micro
FabFilter Pro-C
FabFilter Pro-G
FabFilter Pro-L
FabFilter Pro-Q
FabFilter Saturn
FabFilter Simplon
FabFilter Timeless 2
FabFilter Volcano 2
IK Multimedia T-RackS
Izotope Ozone 5
Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Bundle
Native Instruments Absynth 5
Native Instruments FM8
Native Instruments Battery 3
Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4
Native Instruments Komplete 4
Native Instruments Massive
Native Instruments Reaktor 5
Softube Acoustic Feedback
Softube Active Equalizer
Softube Amp Room Bundle
Softube Bass Amp Room
Softube FET Compressor
Softube Focusing Equalizer
Softube Passive Equalizer
Softube Spring Reverb
Softube Tonelux Tilt
Softube Trident A-Range
Softube Tube Delay
Slate Digital Trigger
Softube Tube-Tech CL 1B
Softube Tube-Tech PE 1C
Softube Valley People Dyna-mite
Sonnox Oxford EQ
Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser
Sonnox Oxford DeBuzzer
Sonnox Oxford DeClicker
Sonnox Oxford DeNoiser
Sonnox Oxford Limiter
Sonnox Oxford Inflator
Sonnox Oxford Transient Modulator
Sonnox Oxford Dynamics
Sony Oxford Reverb
Soundtoys 4
SPL Transient Designer Plugins
Various Waves Plugins

STUDIO 2 – EQPT TABS

Console

Alice Trackplan (26 input 8 bus mixing console)

DAW

Apple Mac Pro 3.1 Quad-Core Intel Xeon

Avid Pro Tools 8 HD

Avid Pro Tools HD w/ 24 ins & outs

Apogee Rosetta 800 8 Channel AD/DA Converter

Lynx Aurora 16 16 Channel AD/DA Converter

MOTU MIDI Express 128 USB MIDI Interface

Apogee Big Ben Master Clock

Monitoring

PMC TB2 Nearfield Monitors

Tannoy Classic Gold (15″)

Quad 520F Power Amp (x2)

Audio Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

Beyerdynamic DT770 Studio Headphones

Hear Technologies Hear Back Personal Monitor Mixer System

Microphones

All microphones listed in Studio 1 are available for use in Studio 2. We have multiples of most microphones to allow all 3 studios to operate without compromise. If there is something in particular that you wish to be available for your session, please let us know.

Mic Preamps

BAE 1073D Mic Preamp

AML 5003D “Carnhill” Mic Preamp (x2)

Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Mic Preamp (x2)

+ various 500 series modules from Studio 1

EQ

Pultec EQH-2 EQ

Dynamics & EQ

ADR Compex F769X-R Vocal Stressor

Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor/Limiter

1178 Clone (in desk master section)

Alice Limiters x4 (in desk master section)

SSL Bus Compressor Clone

Pultec EQH-2 EQ

TF Pro Edward The Compressor

Reverbs, Delays & FX

Lexicon PCM60 Digital Effects Processor

Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer

Roland RE–150 Space Echo

TC Electronic M3000 Studio Reverb Processor

Plugins

Audio Ease Altiverb 6

Abbey Road Brilliance Pack

Antares Auto-Tune 4

FabFilter Micro

FabFilter Pro-C

FabFilter Pro-G

FabFilter Pro-L

FabFilter Pro-Q

FabFilter Saturn

FabFilter Simplon

FabFilter Timeless 2

FabFilter Volcano 2

IK Multimedia T-RackS

Izotope Ozone 5

Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Bundle

Native Instruments Absynth 5

Native Instruments FM8

Native Instruments Battery 3

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4

Native Instruments Komplete 4

Native Instruments Massive

Native Instruments Reaktor 5

Softube Acoustic Feedback

Softube Active Equalizer

Softube Amp Room Bundle

Softube Bass Amp Room

Softube FET Compressor

Softube Focusing Equalizer

Softube Passive Equalizer

Softube Spring Reverb

Softube Tonelux Tilt

Softube Trident A-Range

Softube Tube Delay

Slate Digital Trigger

Softube Tube-Tech CL 1B

Softube Tube-Tech PE 1C

Softube Valley People Dyna-mite

Sonnox Oxford EQ

Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser

Sonnox Oxford DeBuzzer

Sonnox Oxford DeClicker

Sonnox Oxford DeNoiser

Sonnox Oxford Limiter

Sonnox Oxford Inflator

Sonnox Oxford Transient Modulator

Sonnox Oxford Dynamics

Sony Oxford Reverb

Soundtoys 4

SPL Transient Designer Plugins

Various Waves Plugins