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Music & Score Recording
The inspiring 1000 square foot live space provides a beautiful natural acoustic and is unique in the North West. The rooms consistent with legendary large format studios such as Abbey Road studio 2 – globally known for its characterful & sort after acoustic. At the center of everything is our prestigious custom 24 channel Neve Genesys console with 8x vintage 1084 EQs & 16x Neve 88RS EQs, along with DAW control, total recall, automation & onboard digital conversion.
The Genesys can connect to any Mac or PC via firewire as a soundcard. This means a producer / engineers can bring in their own system, plug in and be integrated into the studios infrastructure within minutes!
The Neve Genesys console
We can also be hooked up to our 2″ tape 24 track machine for a pure analogue signal path. The tape machine can also act as a ‘front end’ to our various DAWs (Pro Tools HDX 12.6, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 5.5, Cubase & Reaper). Enabling us to record to tape & commit to digital in the computer simultaneously. Giving us the benefit of classic tape characteristics sounds while maintaining the fast work flow of digital.
We offer the unique ability to capture live recordings & provide musicians line of sight, as they would have on stage. Isolation is maintained between instruments during the recording process, which empowers producers to not only record & mix efficiently, but more importantly, stimulate a stunning performance. This then presents the band and producer with the finished article in the control room, to assess where to go, or how to improve the track. This is essentially how music comes together in the practice room and is performed live. These powerful and rather unique options allow album projects or EPs to go down far faster than one would think, saving time and money, but crucially – not skimping on quality! Obviously, traditional tracking methods, starting with the rhythm section and a guide vocal is still an option, but it usually incurs more time and often lacks the human feel/groove – critical in a great record.
In addition, we can also film & or stream sessions in HD video as well as document the session with our pro photographer. This is quality content for the social media platforms and keeps the all important fans in the loop on studio progress.
Our engineers/producers work with artists on many major & indy releases (as seen on the clientele page) including Lily Allen’s triple platinum album, ‘Alright Still’, will.i.am, The Courteeners & KRS One. The studios collection of vintage & modern microphones offer a broad colour palette of tones.
The equipment page offers a full rundown of gear.
Please enquire via phone on +44 (0) 161 850 8088 or email via our contact form.
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