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Recording spec.


A quartet of Yamaha Digital Mixers including the all new O2R 96, providing for both the present and the future, with 96khz recording, surround mixing and monitoring. A 24-bit hard disk based digital recording system hosted on a number of networked PCs. We use removeable storage media and total recall facilities to allow swift transfer from one project to another.

Features include:

*Full Mix Automation and Total Scene Recall

*Almost 150 channels of hardwired digital and analogue inputs spanning all popular and standard connector formats, i.e Balanced XLR, TRS Balanced, Jack and Phono Unbalanced, S/PDIF, AES/EBU, ADAT, TDIF...etc, etc.

*Yamaha topline FX processors and the Waves Y56K Plugins board.

Outboard includes:

*Eventide Eclipse - DSPFX Harmoniser

*TC Works M3000 - Reverb

*TC Works Voice One

*DBX Digital Dynamics Processor

*TL 5051 Audio Microphone Preamplification Processor

*Zoom 1201

*MOTU Midi Mixer 7s

Synthesisers represented by:

Alesis QSR, Alesis DM5, Proteus 2500 Command Station, Yamaha SY85, Roland JV30, Yamaha DJX I, II, IIB, Roland Electric Piano FP8, Yamaha WX5 Expressive Midi Wind Controller, VL70M, Johnson J Station and Roland VG88 Guitar Processors, various Drum Processors.


Steinberg Cubase VST32 v5.1r1 and Cubase SX v1.051.

Steinberg Nuendo and Protools both available on request

Sound Forge and Wavelab editors

Creamware Scope including Inferno, Poison, Vector Player, FM1, Sample Players.....etc, etc.

And a plethora of VST plugin instruments and effects.

Monitoring by:

Mackie HR824 Active Nearfields

Leak 2600s

Tannoy Limited Edition 631s

Pioneer SX323

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Principal hardware
Sound cards by :-

Mark of the Unicorn (2408 Mk1 and MKIII)

Creamware Pulsar (Scope v3.1c)
Event (Gina)
Creative Labs (Live Platinum, AWE64 Gold, SB16ASP)

Various other analogue and digital mixing desks
Tascam DAT
Aiwa + Yamaha minidisks

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Mastering and de-noising spec.
De-noising and sonic restoration are both techniques by which the essential or original sound you have produced can be enhanced, and redundant surface noise in your recording can be removed. There exists both a hardware and a software element to this process.
Here are some of the many facets of the sonic restoration operation used frequently by our mastering house:
Digital noise printing and reduction
Subtractive synthesis
Click removal
Pop removal
De-essing in preparation for radio play
Vinyl restoration
Hum removal
Machine noise removal
Multi-band dynamics
Digital enhancement of very poor sources such as audio cassette to produce high quality CD representation
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Hardware :
Dynamics processors including compressors, limiters, expanders, companders, noisegates, aural exciters and enhancers and parametric, graphic and paragraphic systems. We are 24-bit 96 khz-ready to meet future recording industry standards as well as those currently in force.

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Software :
Wavelab, Soundforge, Cubase VST, CoolEdit, Direct-X plug-in architecture (too many features to list.
Pro tools and Nuendo available by advance request

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