I like to think that our studio is like going into a nice, meat and potatoes, rock n roll recording studio in America, in 1972. Not in any contrived retro recreation or anything way, or anything like that, but in the fact that our main tape recorder is a Ampex 2 inch 16 track, we track through a classic transformer balanced Sphere Eclipse A console, we use then standard rock n roll compression, like 1176s and DBX VU series stuff and run tape delays, real plate reverbs and employ our echo chamber for effects. You know, the quality, made to last several lifetimes, analog recording equipment, the pre “prosumer” type of gear that imparts quality and character to recordings that we all reference back to.
I would also like to say that we are not stuck in any time warp…we do have a beautiful sounding 1958 Ampex 3 track, that we use all the time, and we do have an Ampex 2 inch 24 track tape deck as well (and yes, we even have a protools rig…although we never track to it), we just think that the multitrack recording arts, reached a zenith in the late 60’s through the early 70’s, and then from the mid to late 70’s started the long downhill slide into the protools world of today. We try to make records that stay in that late 60‘s early 70‘s sweet spot.
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