Our studio is nestled in a beautiful valley on the Russian River in Healdsburg, California, surrounded by trees and wildlife, with a rocky beach next door. The studio coexists with a small (30 seat) working dramatic theatre, housed in a historic building which dates back to 1906. This unique setting provides an inspirational space for creativity.
Initially started as a space for editing, MIDI orchestration, mixing, mastering and video production, modifications were made to accommodate recording small ensembles (up to four instrumentalists, or a small choir) utilizing sound separation barriers. Although we are always expanding our capabilities, currently we are unable to record a large band (ie. a full band with a drum kit) at the same time due to space limitations. We are easily able to overdub components later (or: drums, bass and guitar first, then other layers after). We are in the planing stages for future expansion. Book a free tour to see the space, and we can discuss how we can meet your project's needs.
(PLEASE NOTE: we are constantly improving the studio, as economics permit. If there is a certain item or feature you are seeking, please let us know, as it may be on our list for upgrading.)
Pro Tools recording/editing/mixing and mastering using a Presonus Quantum 26x32 for tracking, and additionally a Focusrite Scarlett for editing. Additionally, for live recording, a Zoom F8n 8-channel, dual chip field recorder.
Apple Final Cut Pro X for video editing, including Cinema Grade color processing with numerous film and style LUT settings to emulate film.
Furman personal headphone mixing system for use during tracking.
Waves signal processing (Diamond package with additional analog console/tape emulation and pitch correction).
Additional effects include Brauer Motion, Slate Digital analog tape, Crystalizer granular delay, Abbey Road control room emulation, and extensive guitar amp emulators. Noise reduction and restoration programs, coupled with precise equalization for use with forensic/restoration projects.
Quantum Leap Pianos (sampled Bechstein, Bosendorfer, Steinway D, Yamaha C7)
UVI Steinway grand
Addictive Keys Upright (like Yamaha U2)
Vienna Ensemble symphonic library (including Bosendorfer grand piano)
EastWest Hollywood Strings
Various modeled analog synths and modern synths
Virtual guitar, keyboard, drum and percussion instruments
B3-style drawbar organ
Waves Vocoder emulation
Control room (editing/mixing/mastering) monitor calibration by dbx spectrum analysis/equalization for accurate playback.
Large monitor screen for video editing.
Mics: RE-20, AKG D12, SM-57 (x2), SE 7 (x2), SE 1a (x2), SE-3a (x2) w/shockmounts, SE 2200 (original early model (x2)) w/shockmounts, SE-2200 (latest model) w/shockmount, dbx precision omni, lavelier mics. Also, an original 1950's Shure 55s (Elvis-style), currently under repair.
Bluetube two channel tube preamp/tube DI.
Art DI, two channel.
Art mic splitter/combiner (x2).
TEAC 4-channel 1/4" reel-to-reel.
Denon direct drive, microprocessor controlled, quartz lock turntable, with original Denon cartridge (for restoration or remasters from vinyl).
And now the special stuff:
Single serve coffee maker
Tea, coffee, cold drinks, etc...
Theatrical mood lighting
and...a beautiful space to enjoy outside, between takes.
Book a free tour today! (707) 321-1283 voice/text