EQUIPMENT

Recordings are carried out on one of several portable rigs. Our premium multitrack setup is based around RME Micstasy preamps and converters with specs equalling those of modern large format analogue consoles by Neve and SSL. We use fibre optic cable runs and filtered mains power supplies to transfer audio with virtually zero signal degradation.

Our Apple Macs run Cockos Reaper, the BBC's preferred software for live recordings and broadcasts, and we run solid-state backup recorders for increased reliability. A comprehensive microphone collection comprises modern and vintage condensers, dynamics and ribbons by established European manufacturers, including:

 

beyerdynamic MC740, MC930, M160, M88, M69, M201

Microtech Gefell M930

Neumann U87Ai, KM183, KM185

Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH8020

 

Our mixing and mastering setup is based around the RME ADI-2 Pro FS with class-leading AD/DA conversion, Sennheiser HD800 headphones, PMC monitoring and various analogue gear including a custom vintage SSL EQ and Jensen transformer-equipped hardware by Radial Engineering. We complement this with a small number of carefully chosen plugins by Softube, SSL, Focusrite, 2CAudio and iZotope to achieve exceptional results.

To discuss your requirements: