We’re really proud of our recording facilities at CDS, the mic locker brims with classic and new microphones. Our Audient ASP 4816 board boasts award winning Audient mic pres and our Universal Audio Apollo 16 system converts the pristine signal for use in our space age spec Mac Pro. Industry standard headphone monitoring courtesy of Beyerdynamic and our ART 6 way headphone amp ensures you get a personal monitor mix and allows up to a six piece band to record live should they wish to.
We have a choice of rooms to record in - a great big live room with our DW studio kit, custom TLC guitar amp head and Ashdown bass amp, a splashy, L-shaped reverb room, a “as-close-to-acoustically-neutral-as-possible” vocal booth and of course we can route everything to be audible in the control room.
James Delin, our engineer, has many different approaches to recording. He uses classic techniques but is also more than happy working with our artists in more experimental and creative ways. Our philosophy starts at recording and we entrust the artists we work with to be well rehearsed and to have a clear vision of what they want their music to sound like. If we get the recordings right in the first place the mix and final product falls into place so much easier.
James has international recording and mix credits and has worked with star producers like Greg Fitzgerald, Peter Rafelson and Ethan Maltby. James is part of our hire price and his expertise will help you get what you want out of our studios. However artists with their own producers and engineers are welcome to hire too, James will be on hand to assist.
The whole process starts with a meeting to create a well discussed and outlined plan. We move to recording as soon as everyone’s ready and so the fun part of the process begins. When tracking is finished everything is collated for a release ready mix and basic master. If you have any special requirements for your mix please let us know in the planning phase (hire charges apply).