Studio


UPDATE, DECEMBER 2020…
In October my family and I moved house, so I had to dismantle my lovely studio in Bedfield. I created a new temporary facility in Earl Soham Business Centre and I’ll be using this for the next few months while I build a brand new, purpose-built, fully-accessible studio in the grounds of our new home.
As the Covid situation continued to get worse, I closed the doors of my single-room temporary studio as I couldn’t be 100% that it was Covid-safe. The good news is that as of 1st January I’m able to take over the neighbouring room (with a door directly linking the two rooms) so I will, all being well, be able to receive visitors again in a safe and creative environment. I will update here and on socials as soon as the Risk Assessment is done and resulting works complete.
I also once again have access to the atmospheric Old School Room in Winston, which is much bigger and wheelchair-accessible. I have high-quality mobile recording equipment for this.


Microphones:
Sony C-100, Sontronics Aria, Sontronics STC-1S Stereo Pair & another STC-1, AKG C414XLS, Audio Technica 4033a, AKG C2000B, Shure Beta56A, SM86,  SM58 (x2), SM57 (x2), Sennheiser e835 (x3), custom-made ‘sub-kick’, Tbone RB500 Ribbon mics (x2), EM700 (x4).


Recording:
27″ iMac running Reaper.
SSL SiX desk. Focusrite Clarett 8Pre. Audient ASP800. Softube Console 1 & Console 1 Fader. Audient id44 + ASP800 for mobile recording.
FX plug-ins and virtual instruments by SSL, Softube, Waves, Celemony, Native Instruments, Toontrack… too numerous to list.


Monitoring:
Genelec 8330A monitors. Avantone Mixcube.
Headphones: Ollo Audio S4X and S4R (x2), Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro (x2), DT 250 (x2) and DT 100 (x2) headphones.
Sonarworks Reference 4 room calibration.


Instruments:
Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage drums, Yamaha e-drums (triggering Toontrack Superior Drummer 3), Fylde Touchstone mandolin, Blueridge tenor guitar, 2004 Furch S21-CR acoustic guitar, Yamaha AE500 hollow body electric guitar, Ibanez RB850 bass guitar, Tanglewood acoustic bass guitar, Casio semi-weighted 88 note stage piano/master keyboard, Alesis Q49 controller keyboard, Ozark banjo, Primavera cello, 1/2-size double bass, various percussion (djembe, bodhran, cabasa, shakers etc)…


Amps/Effects:
Laney TF300 guitar combo, Boss GT10 effects unit.