Did you hear that California’s Ocean Way and London’s Abbey Road studios have opened a branch in Nelson? Well not literally, but we’re pleased to announce we have a comprehensive range of classic equipment emulations, as found in those studios, in Nelson, thanks to U.S. company Universal Audio.
UAD are the leading developers of software emulation plug ins and carefully reproduce the sound of classic pieces of gear worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The result is access to equipment that simply would not be affordable otherwise. But does it make a difference? Absolutely! Even the valve tone and circuitry have been recreated in these plug-ins, so by simply patching it in, you get the benefit of the tone from the original device. Some of my favourite applications are using the: Teletronix LA-2A compressor on vocals Fairchild 670 compressor for mastering Manley Massive Passive EQ for mastering Cambridge EQ for incisive EQ Neve 1081 Classic Console EQ on instruments EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverberator on Vocals and Instruments Professional recording has been revolutionized in recent years with the advent of computer based recording.
Having invested in esoteric studio microphones and pre-amps, the source material we record is as good as you would find anywhere. Add to this mixing with plug-ins of the UAD calibre and we are able to produce recordings suitable for international release. All we need now is a zebra crossing outside the studio……..