You can bring an instrument, but not an acoustic environment
You want to record clean, neat and in the shortest amount of time. You do not want the whole band to redo a take because one musician made a mistake. So there was our mission: to provide multiple acoustically isolated rooms!
This studio consists of several separated and acoustically treated spaces. The Control Room, Live Room, Drum Room and both Amp Rooms have their individual own floating floors and have box-in-box structures. Every room has been tuned to its specific needs.
The Control Room is where the engineer is monitoring the sound while the musicians are being recorded in the Live Room. This is where the pre-amps and outboard gear are located. Such as 3x BAE (Neve) 1073, API TCS, 3x API7600, Langevin Manley DVC, Joe Meeq, compressors: Manley Elop, TK Audio) and other outboard gear like 2x Warm Pulteq EQ, Bryston amp with PMC TB2+ speakers and Avid Pro Tools HD or Adobe Audition. We need quality to make quality. As you can hear, we succeed in creating the best quality by using a combinatino of analogue vintage sound with digital modern editing and storage tools.
The ‘liveness’ of the Live Room can be suited to different setups by using acoustical panels. This way we can reach the best acoustics for your sound. We also have an extended microphone collection, per example: 3x Schoeps (MK4, 41, 8G), Warm U87, Neumann BCM, 2x Electro Voice RE20, Sennheiser E 602, 2x MKH416, 2x MKH40, 2x MD421N, 3x MD421 II, MD441, 2x E865, 2x AKG C414 B ULS, 3x Shure SM58, beta 58, 3x Shure SM57, beta 57, Shure 91a pzm, AKG D112, 2x C1000, 2x Studio Projects C3, 2x C4, 2x SE VR1 ribbon and more. We need gear to steer!
Drum / Vocal Room
The Drum Room has been targeted for the driest recordings of the noisiest or softest instruments and can also be used as a Vocal Room after a small acoustic adaptation, which we can execute on the spot.
The Green and Red Amp Rooms
The Amp Rooms are the rooms in which speaker cabinets or combos can be recorded without the dangers of crosstalk (bleeding).
On your location
We can create recordings on location. This can be desirable for podcast, setsound on filmset or for documentary, registration of concert or reading, soundscape, etc. For ENG-projects we have a Sound Devices Mixpre10 with 4 radiosets, boompole and black blimp. Lavalier microphones such as 3x Sanken Cos11, 2x MKE40, 2x ME2, 2x ME4 en mics like 3x Schoeps (MK4, 41, 8G), Cmit and Sennheiser 2x MKH416, 2x MKH40 plus the whole microphone collection we have to facilitate the recording studio! For recording jobs with more than 8 analogue channels, we have a ProTools M-powered setup.
We can facilitate live mixing (sound reinforcement) with our Yamaha 01V96 mixer and Mackie speakers plus the whole microphone collection. We can also hire additional gear if necessary.
Beside al this, we also facilitate custom audio workshops on request. We have quiet some experience and knowledge to share since the studio exists since the 11th of 11 1999! Niek has a PDG certificate to be a certified teacher.