Studio

AWR Control Room View 2STUDIO

Abbey West Recording uses a mixture of analog and digital gear to achieve a fresh new sound with an old school feel – the best of both worlds. The heart of our studio is the ProTools HD system. The HDX DSP Acceleration card, which runs the system, is the best interface ProTools has to offer.

ProTools has become the standard in most studios around the world. We use this system because of its outstanding sonic presence, unlimited features, quick navigation and compatibility with other studios. The ability to record a session in one studio, save it to a thumb drive, then load it into another studio’s computer and see your entire session pop up exactly where you left off, is invaluable. In addition, we use internet options like Gobbler and WeTransfer to send session files to other studios, anywhere in the world.

Also featured at Abbey West Recording are Avalon, API, Focusrite, Heritage Audio  and Universal Audio preamps, which bring warmth and character to the tracking process, rounding out the sound for a perfect marriage in the digital/analog realm. Other gear, like the “Dangerous Music ST” monitor control station, adds unrivaled Hi-Fi clarity to the overall sound. Check out the Gear list below to see what else Abbey West Recording uses for its arsenal of sound.

RECORDER

  • Avid ProTools 12 HDX System
  • Mac Pro Quad Computer
  • Avid HD 192 In/Out 8x8x8 Interface
  • Avid Euphonix Audio Control Surface
  • Glyph External Drives

PREAMPS/DI’s

  • Avalon VT-737sp Channel Strip
  • API 3124+ 4 Channel Mic Pre
  • Universal Audio 4-710D 4 Channel Mic Pre
  • Focusrite ISA428 MKll 4 Channel Mic Pre
  • Heritage Audio DMA 73 “Neve Style” 2 Channel Mic Pre
  • SansAmp Bass Driver
  • ART Tube MP
  • Rapco & Radial DI’s

MONITOR SYSTEM

  • Dangerous Music ST Monitor Control System
  • Dynaudio Acoustics BM6A Speaker pair
  • Yamaha SM8 Speaker pair
  • Electro-Voice Sentry 100A Speaker pair
  • Avantone Mix Cube Speaker pair
  • OZ Audio HM-6 Headphone Matrix Amp
  • Boston Acoustics Desk Top Reference Speakers

PLUGGINS

  • UAD Quad Processor Card
  • ToonTrack EZ Drums
  • Melodyne Pitch Editor
  • Antarres AutoTune
  • BX_Cleansweep V2
  • Novation Sample Library
  • SansAmp PSA

OUTBOARD

  • Roland Integra 7 Keyboard Module
  • Roland A-49 Midi Keyboard Controller
  • Boss GT-10B Effects Processor
  • Behringer V-Amp2 Modeler
  • Dbx 1531P Graphic Equalizer
  • Vox & Dunlop Wah Pedals

MICROPHONES

  • Neumann U87 Ai Condensor
  • AKG C414 XLII Condensors (x2)
  • AKG C451B Pencil Condensor
  • Telefunken CU-29 Tube
  • Rode NT-2 Modified Condensers (x2)
  • Rode NT-1A Condenser
  • Beyer M 101N C Dynamic
  • Sennheiser MD421 Dynamic (x3)
  • AKG D112 Dynamic
  • Shure Beta 91A Condensor
  • Shure Beta 52 Dynamic
  • Shure Beta 57A Dynamic
  • Shure Beta 58A Dynamic
  • Many more mics such as SM57’s, 58’s, etc.

INSTRUMENTS/AMPLIFIERS

  • Fender, Warwick, Rickenbacker, Ibanez, Hofner, Tobias, Epiphone and Engelhardt Electric & Acoustic Basses
  • Ibanez, Carvin, Dean, Epiphone,Washburn and Fender Electric & Acoustic Guitars
  • Fender, SWR, GK, Yamaha, Ampeg, Accugroove and Carvin Guitar & Bass Amps
  • Moog Taurus ll Pedal Synthesizer
  • Brambach 5’ Grand Piano (to be arranged prior to session)
  • Sonor 5pc Drum Set with Sabian & Zildian Cymbals
  • Various Percussion Instruments

OTHER

  • Digital Performer & Ableton Live DAWs
  • Power Mac Quad Computer with two (2) UAD-1 Processing Cards
  • Motu HD 896 Analog/Digital 8x8x2 Converter
  • Mogami Audio Cable throughout the studio
  • Furman Power Conditioning throughout the studio
  • Tascam 102 MKll Cassette Deck

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