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Studio

Control Room

The control room offers a detailed response, both for mixing and recording.

Diffusion and absorption ratios have been taken into account to include the stone walls and equipment

All equipment is accessible via the bantam patch-bay and there is ample cabling for clients to bring in their own equipment and instruments.

There is also plenty of room for recording here.

Vocal Booth

This room is the smallest one at The Cauldron and we would generally use it for Vocals or for single player recordings.

The acoustics in this room are designed to be as dry as possible.

We record Voice Over artists in this space also.

The Living Room

Producer Joe Chester has his control room and recording area here.

Piano Room

The piano room has been used for live strings and for drums and most acoustic instruments.

It is big enough for four to five musicians and has a line of sight to hammond room.

However we have accommodated 4 Violas, 3 Celli and Double Bass string players in this room.

Hammond Room

This room is a very neutral “studio” type room and has a very controllable acoustic character.

It is used for vocals, drums, strings and all acoustic instruments.

Big enough for five or six musicians we have recorded string sections with twelve players including Celli and Basses.

This room has also doubled up as a second control room when larger projects needed two mix rooms.

The  Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes are also in this room.

Plate Room

This room is a link room to the plate and the bathroom but because of line of sight between this and the Piano and hammond rooms, it is often used for recordings. We often put guitar amps down one end of the long corridor with ambience mic’s up the other end

All our rooms have stone walls and wooden flooring and have varying degrees of reverberation times and colour. This allows for the more

experimental to use the studio as another instrument and with flexible acoustic paneling the imagination is the only limiting factor.

Equipment

 

  • GENELEC 5.1 SYSTEM : 5X GENELEC 8040A TWO-WAY ACTIVE NEARFIELD MONITOR
  • GENELEC 7070 ACTIVE SUBWOOFER
  • SPL SMC2489 SURROUND MONITOR CONTROLLER
  • DYNAUDIO M2’s
  • QUESTED SPEAKERS F-11'S
  • 2 x YAMAHA NS-10S
  • SPIRIT ABSOLUTES
  • AVANTONE MIXCUBES
  • TL AUDIO, 32 CHANNEL VALVE DESK (32 MIC-INS, 32 LINE-INS)
  • 196 WAY PATCHBAY
  • NEVE MELBOURN 12 CH SIDECAR (12CH. EQ)
  • MANLEY VARI MU VALVE STEREO COMPRESSOR/LIMITER
  • 2- UA 1176 TWIN LIMITING AMPLIFIER
  • TUBETECH LCA-2B STEREO COMPRESSOR
  • DRAWMER 1960 STEREO COMPRESSOR
  • UREI DUAL PARAMETRIC EQ
  • NEVE DPD 1073 STEREO PREAMP
  • ALESIS QUADRAVERB
  • KORG A-2 PROCESSOR
  • EARTHWORKS 2 CHANNEL MIC/LINE PREAMP
  • LEXICON PCM 91
  • LEXICON PCM 90
  • TC 2290 DELAY
  • YAMAHA REV 5
  • ALESIS MIDI VERB
  • 1970’s WATKINS WEM COPYCAT 1C300 DELAY
  • EMT 140 PLATE REVERB
  • ADAT XT X4 WITH BRC
  • 1" TASCAM 24 TRACK ANALOG TAPE MACHINE
  • STUDER A80 QUARTER INCH TAPE MACHINE
  • TASCAM DAT DA 30 MARK II
  • AIWA DAT MACHINE
  • FENDER 1962 RESSISUE STRATOCASTER
  • FENDER 1952 REISSUE TELECASTER
  • FENDER RHODES STAGE 73
  • FENDER ACOUSTASONIC TELECASTER
  • FENDER LEAD 11 W/ HUMBUCKERS
  • RICKENBACKER 360 12 STRING ELECTRIC
  • GRETSCH TENESSEE ROSE
  • GRESTCH 1952 LAP STEEL GUITAR
  • MARTIN D-35
  • LOWDEN 022 ACOUSTIC GUITAR
  • GRETSCH TENESSEE ROSE
  • GRESTCH 1952 LAP STEEL GUITAR
  • MARTIN D-35
  • LOWDEN 022 ACOUSTIC GUITAR
  • LOWDEN 023 ACOUSTIC GUITAR
  • DOBRO FULL METAL RESONATOR
  • MARTIN 1960 4 STRING TENOR GUITAR
  • FENDER JAZZ BASS (NOEL REDDING MODEL)
  • EASTMAN F-HOLE MANDOLIN
  • DAN ELECTRO BARITONE ELECTRIC GUITAR
  • SIGMA HI-STRUNG ACOUSTIC
  • MANUEL RODRIGUEZ MODEL D SPANISH GUITAR
  • COUNTRYMAN TENOR BANJO
  • JAY TURNER JT- RES ELECTRIC RESONATOR GUITAR
  • FENDER TWIN BLACK FACE VIBRATO
  • FENDER SUPERSONIC VALVE AMP
  • FENDER PRINCETON 1960’S VALVE AMP
  • FENDER DELUXE REVERB 1960’S VALVE AMP
  • ORANGE AD 15 VALVE COMBO
  • ORANGE ROCKVERB 50 COMBO AMPLIFIER
  • ORANGE “ORIGINAL” 1966 BASS AMP HEAD W/ ORANGE 4X12 SPEAKER CABINET
  • YAMAHA C7 - 7’6” GRAND PIANO
  • HAMMOND C-3 WITH VALVE LESLIE CABINET (MODEL770)
  • FENDER RHODES STAGE 73
  • KURZWEIL K2500 XW / PIANO AND STRING EXPANDER
  • ROLAND JX-8P ANALOG SYNTH
  • ALESIS SR-16 DRUM MACHINE
  • KORG EM-1 ETRIBE MUSIC PRODUCTION WORKSTATION
  • AKAI 3000X SAMPLER
  • NOVATION NOVA II
  • NAD Z18THX
  • QUAD 520
  • DENON PMA450
  • B&K ST 140
  • SAMSON SERVO 300
  • LINE6 DELAY
  • LINE6 GUITAR POD
  • LINE6 BASS GUITAR POD
  • KORG A2 GUITAR SIGNAL PROCESSOR
  • KORG G4 LESLIE SIMULATOR
  • TC ELECTRONIC G-SYSTEM - MULTI EFFECT PEDAL BOARD
  • KORG TUNER DT-1 PRO
  • MXR PHASE 100
  • BIG MUFF (RUSSIAN SOVTEK VERSION)
  • TUBESCREAMER
  • DIGIDESIGN PROTOOLS HD3 HDX
  • 3 x DIGIDESIGN 192 I/O ANALOG/DIGITAL INTERFACE
  • DIGIDESIGN 192 D/A EXPANSION CARD (A TOTAL OF 24 INS AND 32 OUTS)
  • APOGEE BIG BEN MASTER DIGITAL CLOCK
  • DIGIDESIGN SYNC I/O
  • DIGIDESIGN MACHINE CONTROL
  • DIGIDESIGN MBOX
  • DIGIDESIGN 003 FACTORY

Plug ins:

  • DIGIDESIGN MASSIVEPACK BUNDLE
  • OXFORD EQ BY SONY
  • H949 HARMONIZER BY EVENTIDE
  • DRAWMER DYNAMICS
  • MCDSP FILTER BANK
  • MC2000 HIGH-RES PARAMETRIC EQ
  • RENAISSANCE COMPRESSOR/EQUALIZER
  • REVERBERATOR BY WAVES
  • SOUNDBLENDER AND SPEED BY WAVE MECHANICS
  • WAVES PLATINUM BUNDLE
  • TDM: GOLDBUNDLE, MASTERS AND RENAISSANCE CHANNEL/COLLECTION 2
  • MASSENBURG PARAMETRIC EQ
  • MASSEY L2007, VT3, X3, TAPEHEAD, THC
  • AMP FARM BY LINE6
  • BRUNO/RESO BY DIGIDESIGN
  • D2 BY FOCUSRITE
  • D3 BY FOCUSRITE
  • D-FI BY DIGIDESIGN
  • MAXIM BY DIGIDESIGN
  • PITCHDOCTOR BY WAVE MECHANIC
  • REVERB ONE BY DIGIDESIGN
  • ANTARES AUTOTUNE EVO
  • AMPLITUBE 2
  • MIROSLAV PHILHARMONIK STRINGS
  • BFD 2 DELUXE & PERCUSION
  • SPECTRASONIC STYLUS RMX
  • SPECTRASONICS OMNISPHERE
  • APPLE 23" TFT CINEMA DISPLAY
  • APPLE MAC PRO/TWO 2.16GHZ QUAD-CORE INTEL XE/ 8 GB RAM
  • APPLE G4 1.42 GHZ DP/512MB/240GB/SUPERDRIVE/512MB PC2700 DDR DIMM1
  • PRO TOOLS 10 HDX
  • LOGIC STUDIO 9
  • EMAGIC WAVE BURNER PRO MASTERING
  • ROXIO TOAST WITH JAM CDR SOFTWARE VERSION 8
  • NEUMANN M149 VALVE MIC
  • NEUMANN KM184'S (STEREO PAIR)
  • NEUMANN TLM103 (STEREO PAIR)
  • RODE CLASSIC (STEREO PAIR)
  • AKG SOLID TUBE VALVE MIC
  • AKG C414-ULS
  • AKG D112
  • AKG C1000
  • SONTRONIX ORPHEUS (STEREO PAIR)
  • 2 x SE GEMINI DUAL VALVES
  • 3 x NADY RSM2 RIBBON MICS
  • SHURE SM 58’S, 57’S
  • 2 x GEMINI SE4
  • ELECTRO-VOICE RE20