Outboard | DSP | Mixing | Monitoring

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KuSh Audio Clariphonic Parallel Equalizer, JDK Audio Dual Channel R22 Compressor, Elysia Xpressor Discrete Class-A Stereo Compressor

Outboard | DSP Cards | Mixing Control Surfaces | Monitoring

We combine the latest in digital audio processing (UAD-2 Quad and UAD-1 DSP cards including a large collection of top quality audio plugins) with a selection of high-end analogue mastering outboard by Manley, Vertigo, KuSh, Elysia, SPL, JDK, etc.

Mixing is comfortable and efficient, with the total recall and automation features of the Steinberg Cubase audio engine combined together with the direct parameter access possible with 3 Mackie Control units (25 touch-sensitive motorfaders, 24 V-Pots, Jog Wheel, Transport, etc.).

Accurate, high resolution monitoring is provided by Quested VS2108 active midfields, ADAM A5 active nearfields, Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro and Ultrasone HFI 650 headphones.

Outboard EQ | Dynamics | Reverbs

  • EQs and Dynamic processors for high-end analogue mastering:
    - KuSh Audio Clariphonic Parallel Equalizer
    - JDK Audio Dual Channel R22 Compressor
    - Elysia Xpressor Discrete Class-A Stereo Compressor
    - SPL Vitalizer mk II
  • Also available through our mastering partner MbNM:
    - Manley Massive Passive EQ
    - Manley Vari-Mu Limiter
    - Vertigo VSC-2 Compressor
  • Additional outboard:
    - Lexicon LXP 15 digital reverb
    - Behringer Ultrafex II EX 3100 bass/treble/stereo enhancer
    - Behringer Composer MDX 2100 compressor/limiter/expander/gate
    - Digitech Talker analogue vocoder

DSP Cards

  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad DSP audio card
  • Universal Audio UAD-1e DSP audio card
  • Installed UAD plugins: see Audio Plugins page

Mixing Control Surfaces

  • 1 x Mackie Control Universal Main Unit
  • 2 x Mackie Control Universal Extender Units
  • Features: 25 touch-sensitive Penny & Giles motorfaders and 24 V-Pots, Jog Wheel, large transport buttons, 3 LCD displays and 1 SMPTE/bar-beat LED display, Support for Cubase, Nuendo, Pro Tools, Logic, Vegas


  • 2 x Quested VS2108 high resolution self-powered midfield/nearfield monitors (frequency response 55 Hz - 19 kHz +/- 2 dB, 110 + 100 Watt RMS per channel)
  • 4 x ADAM A5 portable nearfield monitors with precision ribbon tweeters
  • 2 x Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro (250 ohm version) ultra-high resolution headphones (5 Hz - 35 kHz)
  • 2 x Sony MDR-F1 full open air stereo headphones (10 Hz - 30 kHz)
  • 6 x Superlux HD 660 standard monitoring headphones

Mastering Recorders

  • Tascam DA-45HR 24 bit 44.1/48 kHz high resolution DAT recorder


  • All studio equipment connected using exclusively the studio reference Studio Pro 1000 or Performer 500 Microphone and Instrument Cables or Monster StudioLink© Performer 500 Snakes
  • Microphone Cables by Monster or Cordial, all featuring golden Neutrik XLR connectors.
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