Recording Massive Guitars & Huge Drums
Big Bad Guitar Recording
Phoenix Audio Neve Mic Pre
The DRS-Q4 is a masterpiece of audio engineering – looks like a Neve but has a much clearer more modern vibe – so delicious on drum overheads, guitars & vocals. The saturation this thing provides can make a vocal sit right in the mix from the get go. Amazing. It also makes guitars sound freakin Huge – especially running the audio through the eq – like stepping on gas for Sonics! Everything gets leaner, brighter & meaner.
Big Badder Drum Recording
JJ API Mic Pre
We couldn’t believe our luck when This bad boy dropped into our laps. Meant to be better than an original API 512 mic pre according to a lotta engineers – & yep – it makes Everything punch like a mule. Guitars are much more present, clear & defined than with other preamps – bass is just amazing – the d.i. alone is good enough for most productions – but twin that with a miked cab & Boom! SuperExtraBassPower right there. As for drums – forget it – this is the pre we will Always use for kick & snare from now on. It delivers a mix ready powerhouse with massive punch & exceptional detail. Winner!!
This last one is a Neve clone made in the 80’s by a Scottish company called clm – looks like a washing machine programmer – has no transformers so is super clean – but still has Neve heft & weight.
So – we got all points covered for all manner of audio recording – from our huge selection of vintage valve / tube preamps to these new guys we can track just about any sound required – which is why we’re the best recording studio in London town at our price point! Come gitcha some!