Our live rooms offer a balance of pleasure, acoustic quality and recording flexibility
The CONTROL ROOM has the most sonically controlled sound. This is where the engineer ensures the recordings are being perfectly captured, and it is where we mix the music.
In addition we have three live rooms, each serving a different purpose, which gives us many options for recording several musicians simultaneously:
- The MAIN LIVE ROOM (pictured above) is a 40 square-meter space with natural light and a great "live" feel. We wanted it to feel like the music room you wish you had at home! With a 1.1 second reverb time it's truly a pleasure to play or sing in. We can pick up natural reverb through judicious mic placement which reduces the need to add artificial reverb at the mix stage. It's also big enough to record a large band or ensemble simultaneously for records with a live feel.
- The VOCAL BOOTH (pictured to the right) is used a good deal for vocals and vocal overdubs. It is also a re-amp room where we can record a guitar or bass cabinet while the musician is in a different room: play with the band but avoid "spill" between microphones.
- The SECOND LIVE ROOM (pictured below) is a 20 square-meter space built as a "room within a room". It is drier than the main live room, with a 0.2 second reverb time. It has a "floating floor" so walls, ceiling and floor are decoupled from the rest of the building. Sound and physical vibrations therefore don't travel.
Each room has been designed by a professional acoustician with bass absorption throughout and special diffusion and absorption panels to craft the sound we wanted. There are no unwanted echoes or peak sound frequencies. Each room is acoustically sealed from each other with double acoustic doors and double-paned windows for minimal sound leakage. The large windows enable artists to see each other between the main live rooms, as well as the engineer in the control room.
Each room has independent air conditioning.
The design of the studio makes the most of our space. It serves all kinds of live recording set-ups with multiple musicians. It enables us to capture ambient reverb sounds. Musicians can be physically separated but maintain visual contact. The engineer can survey his domain from the comfort of the console. Wherever we put a microphone it will sound good. And most importantly you can feel comfortable wherever you are, and have the space and environment to do what you do best: make music.
The floor plan to the right shows how the rooms are situated and how they communicate with each other.