A Hybrid Mix Environment
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The modern day recording studio has evolved as technology has progressed, as more and more studios predominately rely on the power of their DAW's. But even in this new age of plugins and high powered computers, nothing comes close to the sound of analogue processing.
Thats why our studio have been designed to accommodate both the fast recall of in the box sessions with the warm analogue sound of outboard gear.
Our "Hybrid" set up includes top of the range Digital to Analogue Conversion and Summing, topped off with mastering grade Compression, Saturation, EQ, and Limiting. This enables fast recall while obtaining a professional finish to every record produced here at Studio Eleven Music.
Maselec MEA 2
Mastering Grade Equaliser
The MEA-2 Precision Stereo Equalizer is designed for recording and mastering applications where ultimate sonic performance is required.
Top recording and mastering engineers still use some analogue signal processing equipment, finding the familiar correlation between sound and control easier to work with. However, most analogue equalizers have either continuously variable controls, making precise adjustments difficult, or just a few course stepped controls. Many fail to meet the standards of audio performance consistent with digital delivery media.
Through extensive research and the legacy of the highly acclaimed Maselec 9001 retrofit equalizer for SSL 4000 mixing consoles used in top film and recording studios, we now introduce the Prism Sound Maselec MEA-2 Precision Stereo Equalizer.
The first in a new range of Maselec Master Series products, the MEA-2 was developed in association with engineer/producer Leif Mases. Leif's work with a diverse range of artists including Abba, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath is demonstrated by the MEA-2's design with the engineer in mind:
Black Box HG-2
Tubes, transformers & tone!
The HG-2 uses custom input transformers to feed two paths: The main signal path travels through a 6U8A Pentode tube stage that then drives into the Triode stage that follows, resulting in everything from subtle harmonics to full on saturation.
Also fed from the input transformer is a parallel signal path that utilizes a set of 12AX7 tubes, voiced specifically for harmonics and saturation. This parallel saturation circuit is outfitted with a 3 way “Freq. Select” switch that allows the user to choose the frequency content returning from the circuit. The “low position saturates just the low mids and sub frequencies, the “flat” position saturates full bandwidth and the “high” position saturates only the high mids and high frequencies. The result is the ability to add top end to dull tracks, enhance low end or enhance and add energy to the entire signal. The “saturation” knob allows the user to control how much of the processed, parallel signal is fed into the main signal before hitting the Pentode stage. Finally, both stages reach the passive output attenuation before a pair of custom output transformers.
In addition to the saturation stages, an “air” switch adds a subtle top end lift and the “alt” tube button switches between two different 12AX7 tubes in the parallel circuit. Switching between tubes allows the user to select between differently voiced tubes for different types of saturation, instantly.
The meter button switches between 3 modes (VU, VU/Peak & Energy), and the “bypass” switch is a true bypass that shorts the input directly to the output with no additional circuitry in line.
Prism Sound ADA-8XR
ADA-8XR multi-channel modular AD/DA converter
The ADA-8XR is the top professionals' converter of choice in the most exacting applications in music and sound recording, mastering, broadcast and post-production. Offering the cleanest and most transparent conversion available, the ADA-8XR is ideal for producers, engineers and songwriters wanting to produce top-quality results when recording, tracking & overdubbing, mixing to stereo or surround, mastering and monitoring. The ADA-8XR is perfect for recording vocal, single instruments, drums or orchestra and is just as much at home providing multiple outputs for external analogue summing. It is in use in the top studios around the world as well as being used in numerous film sound tracks.
SSL Nucleus 2
Dante Control Surface
Nucleus2 is a unique proposition for the professional project studio with a perfect blend of advanced DAW control, transparent SuperAnalogueTM monitoring with talkback, SSL console grade mic pres, pro quality Dante audio interface and bundled SSL Native plug-ins. There is no other product available which offers the professional producer all of these elements, with benchmark audio performance and elegant ergonomics. Not only is it unique but Nucleus2 is also outstanding value; these elements bought separately would cost more and deliver a less elegant solution.
SSL G Series Compressor
Classic SSL Compression
Using identical circuit design and manufacturing to our Duality and AWS consoles, X-Rack is a modular system that delivers the legendary SSL SuperAnalogue™ sound in a uniquely versatile form. There are twelve different modules in the range designed to complement your DAW and improve the results you get from the recording process. Mynx enables you to combine different modules to create a range of recording and mixing tools; Combine the ‘SuperAnalogueTM Mic Pre’ & ‘Dynamics’ modules for a pristine front end recording system for vocals. Slot in the SuperAnalogueTM or E-Series ‘EQ’ & ‘Dynamics’ modules for versatile and characteristic SSL channel strip processing. Add the ‘VHD Input’ module to inject analogue warmth or grit. Fit the Stereo Bus Compressor module for legendary ‘audio glue’ full mix compression. Or fit a ‘Master Bus’ & ‘Line Input’ modules to create a analogue monitor and foldback system for your studio.
Sigma δelta combines its true analogue tone and depth with complete integration into a DAW dominated workflow. In today's commercial environment, fast turnaround of productions, with multiple mix tweaks and revisions, engineers and producers depend upon instant recall of all their settings. Sigma meets this demand. As Sigma's levels are driven from your DAW, the mix recalls instantly upon session load.
PMC IB1S-AIII Monitors
Industry Standard Monitoring
The IB1S-AIII offers reference level quality monitoring in a 3-way plug and play design. It is the ideal monitoring solution for discerning and highly critical professionals in small to medium sized control rooms for all applications including; recording, mixing, broadcast and post-production/mastering applications. No matter the material, whether it is the subtleties of vocal harmonies, strings, or extreme bottom end, their signature transparency and accuracy means that all critical decisions can be made instantly with complete confidence.
Precision soft dome HF & MF drivers provide ultra-high definition and an extremely wide, natural dispersion creating a vivid soundstage over a vast listening area and with PMC’s ATL bass loading technology teamed with its 10” carbon fibre LF piston driver provides identical dynamics and deep defined bass at all monitoring levels.
Dangerous Audio Monitor ST
Professional Monitoring Controller
SIMPLY THE BEST MONITOR CONTROLLER AVAILABLE
An audiophile-grade, multi-purpose monitor controller for tracking, mixing and mastering that won’t color your sound. Designed by the renowned Chris Muth, the MONITOR ST handles all of your input sources, speaker switching, cue, talkback and headphone needs, all in a 1U package with crystal clarity. With its stepped attenuator, five input sources, three speaker outputs, programmable I/O levels, dedicated subwoofer out and more – all accessed via the elegant remote control – you won’t leave the sweet spot while handling all your studio routing effortlessly. the MONITOR ST is so accurate, clear and flexible that you’ll see its remote atop even the world’s best consoles!
Bettermaker Mastering Limiter
Digitally Controlled Analogue Limiter
The sound of the limiter is of course based on the quality of its hardware design. But all the control and user interactions are performed in the digital domain. This allows us to incorporate options and possibilities not found in any standard analog limiter:
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