Studio-A

A private studio with a top-class, 48-channel analog mixing console, a large live room with a 16-foot ceiling and two isolation booths, and a lounge.

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Studio-A, one of our two premiere Baltimore recording studios, features rustic lodgepole pine paneling in the live room, and a 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality Delta SE automated mixing console in the control room, along with a vintage plate reverb. The inviting, secluded studio’s live room is about 24’ x 33’ with a 16-foot ceiling. There are two isolation booths, both with full views into the live room and the control room. Monitoring is via Focal Trio6 Be, PMC twotwo 8, or Avantone Mix Cube speakers. The studio is equipped with an extensive outboard and microphone collection, as well as a house drum kit, bass and guitar amps, and a Nord Stage 2 keyboard.

For relaxing in between takes and staying fresh during long sessions, each studio has a lounge with a kitchenette and a private ensuite bathroom with a shower. Stages is also conveniently located near a variety of restaurants and music shops.

Additionally, Studio-A features a Studio Technologies Echoplate III plate reverb. A Steinway Model M 5’7″ medium grand piano is housed just down the corridor in our performance hall and can be utilized for overdubs remotely via Dante interface (additional charge).

Ready to record your best work in Studio-A? Contact us for rates and availability.

Equipment List

Mixing Console

  • 48 Channel Solid State Logic Duality Delta SE

Computer, Software and Plugins

  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)
  • OS X El Capitan, ver 10.11.6
  • Pro Tools Ultimate 2018.10.0
  • Steinberg Wavelab Pro 9.5
  • Waves Mercury 10.0.3
  • Universal Audio UAD 2 Satellite Octo with ALL plugins

Monitors

  • Focal Trio6 Be pair
  • PMC twotwo8 pair
  • Avantone Active Mix Cubes pair

Headphone System

  • Behringer Power Play personal monitor headphone system x7

Preamps

  • Universal Audio 2-610
  • Vintech Audio VA573 x2
  • Hairball Audio Lola x2
  • Great River MP-500NV
  • AEA RPQ500 x2
  • Rupert Neve Designs 511 x2
  • Daking Mic Pre 500
  • Burl B1D
  • API 512c x2
  • Slate Pro Audio FOX
  • David Hill Europa 1
  • Manley Core preamp/eq/comp
  • Avalon Vt 737sp preamp/eq/comp
  • Coleman Audio PH-1

Reverb/Effects

  • Lexicon PCM 42 delay
  • Quantec 2493 YardStick
  • Lexicon PCM96
  • Bricasti M7
  • Yamaha SPX2000 x2
  • T.C. Electronics Finalizer 96K
  • Studio Technologies Echoplate III Plate Reverb

Compressors/Gates

  • David Hill Titan x2
  • Ashly SC-50
  • Hairball Audio Analog FET500 x2
  • dbx 520 De-Esser x2
  • Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor x2
  • Manley Stereo Variable MU Limiter
  • Teletronix LA-2A
  • Universal Audio 1176LN x2
  • Drawmer DX-201 dual gate

EQ

  • API 550B X2
  • Dangerous Music BAX EQ
  • Ashly SC-66A
  • Maag Audio EQ4 x2
  • Empirical Labs EL-Rx

Microphones and DI's

  • Neumann U-87AI Stereo Set
  • Neumann KM-184Mt Stereo Pair
  • Neumann M-147 tube
  • Neumann TLM-107 x2
  • Neumann TLM-193
  • Neumann TLM-102
  • Schoeps CMC6-u W/MK4 cardioid x2
  • Royer Labs R-121 ribbon – Matched Pair
  • AEA N8 ribbon x2
  • Josephson e22S x2
  • Telefunken AR-51 tube
  • AKG C414B-ULS x2
  • Lauten Audio FC387 tube
  • Sennheiser E-906 x3
  • Sennheiser E604 x4
  • Sennheiser E602
  • Sennheiser MD441
  • Sennheiser MD421 x3
  • Electro Voice RE20 x2
  • AKG D112 MKII
  • Beyerdynamic M88 x3
  • Beyerdynamic M160 ribbon
  • Shure SM-7
  • Shure Beta 58 x6
  • Shure SM-57 x6
  • Shure Beta52
  • Audix D-6
  • Shure SM-81 x2
  • Radial JDI mono x4
  • Radial JDI stereo x2
  • Radial J48 mono x2
  • Cloudlifter CL-2 stereo

A/D, D/A converters

  • Focusrite Rednet HD32R x2 – 64 channels total
  • Focusrite Rednet 2 x4 – 64 channels total
  • Focusrite Rednet D16R
  • Burl B2 Bomber ADC
  • Burl B2 Bomber DAC

Guitar/Bass Amplifiers and Keyboards

  • Orange Tiny Terror Head
  • Vox AC15C1
  • Fender Bassman LTD Tweed
  • Hartke KB15 Bass Amp
  • Fender Blues Jr.
  • Budda SD4511L
  • Marshal DSL40CR
  • Kendrick 1995 – 2212
  • Fender Bandmaster 1964 Tube
  • Morgan PR12
  • 2X12 cabinet
  • Nord Stage 2 – 88 Key Weighted Keyboard
  • Roland KC-350 Keyboard Amp
  • Tama Starclassic 6 Piece Maple Drum Kit 22″ 18″ 16″ 13″ 12″ 10″
  • Tama Stewart Copeland Signature Steel Snare 14″ x 5″

Floor Plan

Control Room: 280 FT²
Live Room: 1000 FT²
Studio-A floor plan

Recorded in Studio-A