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. Recently, we improved the studio, allowing for larger bands (including drums), with a new drum booth, larger control room, and 16 simultaneous inputs. 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 16-track recording/editing/mixing and mastering using a Presonus Quantum 26x32 and a Focusrite Octopre. 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. DVD mastering with DVD Studio Pro and also iDVD.
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, SSL EVO analog console emulation, Waves NLS console emulation, and extensive guitar amp emulators. Noise reduction and restoration programs, coupled with precise equalization for use with forensic/restoration projects. LP transfer services are also available (turntable listed below).
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) speaker monitor calibration by Sonarworks SoundID spectrum analysis/equalization for accurate playback through JBL LSR-308s and Presonus Eris monitors.
Large monitor screen for video editing.
Mics: Please inquire.
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