Equipment

Location and Studio Equipment

Our Location Equipment work is based upon the SADiE LRX2 Digital Audio Workstation. This equipment has been designed to fulfill the needs of an ever more complex recording environment and to serve a wide variety of remote and location recording applications. The LRX2 combines SADiE's proven high-quality professional audio input and output 'slither card' I/O modules with a tactile hardware control surface. This has the ability to use a standard laptop as the host computer to provide a powerful and effective combination recording up to 32 microphones inputs simultaneously.

Microphones

We use a variety of different microphone types and models from established manufacturers to achieve excellent quality recordings.

These include:-

  • AKG C414-XLS
  • AKG C414B
  • Beyerdynamic M160
  • Royer SF24
  • Royer R122
  • Schoeps MK2
  • Neumann TLM103
  • Neumann KM184
  • Oktava MK012

Additional equipment includes a Lexicon processor with monitoring via PMC TB1 monitors with AKG, Beyerdynamic and Grado headphones.

When recording on location we always use a cue light and talkback system for easy communication between the Musical Director and Producer/Engineer.

Studio Equipment

Our digital editing studio is also based around the SADiE 6 Digital Audio Workstation, running on a custom built audio computer. We use Focusrite converters and microphone preamps linked to a Yamaha 01v96i mixing desk.

For facilitating our audio transfer and enhancement services, we have various DAT, minidisc, cassette, vinyl and tape machines.

Monitoring is via Harbeth M20 monitors and AKG, Beyerdynamic and Grado headphones

In addition to the SADiE system we also make use of selected software and plugins by manufacturers such as Adobe, Wave Arts, Lexicon, Relab and iZotope.