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THE STUDIO

Historic churches were literally BUILT for acoustics and ours is an amazing example of it, so of course we love to show it off. Contact us to book a tour anytime.

Big Blue North Control Room

The 42 by 42 foot live room has 35-foot high fir ceilings and maple floors along with its six original flying buttresses. This architecture helps to generate our signature “big live room” vibe and is ideal for capturing gigantic sounds. The space can easily accommodate and enhance anything from a single voice to a 40-piece orchestra or full band.

Looking out onto the live room is the equally amazing 500 square foot control room designed by John Storyk, an icon in the professional audio and video recording community since 1969. His unsurpassed technical expertise and attention to the practical side of recording resulted in a perfectly tuned space that is accurate, comfortable and versatile.

The centerpiece of the control room is our 32 channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Class A discrete analogue console. The 5088 is the culmination of legendary electronics engineer Rupert Neve‘s 50-year career as a designer of classic, high-end audio consoles and analogue circuitry. If you’ve ever herd one (or saw the movie Sound City)¬†you know why the name Neve is important and loved. Flexible, elegant and seriously powerful, the 5088 has the dynamic range, tonal versatility and frequency response needed to make professional records. In other words, it sounds like butter and looks fu%&@!king amazing doing it too. We round out the package with some tasty vintage outboard gear, a serious mic closet and 2″ tape with CLASP.

To either side of the control room are two large isolation rooms that can each handle either of our two beautiful baby grand pianos or a full drum kit. Designed with band interaction in mind, there is great line of sight from the isolation rooms through the control room and into the live room. There is a third, smaller booth in back out of the line of sight too.

Just outside the control room is the upstairs lounge and kitchenette with a never-ending coffee pot, a fridge and microwave for the band and some really comfy chairs.

Upstairs in the bell tower there is a digital editing suite featuring a loaded MacPro running ProTools 10 HD Native, Logic Pro 9 and all the software that’s fit to use. There are also tie lines in the office next door for tracking or cabinet isolation.

Last but not least is the downstairs lounge and game room. It’s 2,000 square feet includes a bar, dining table for eight, pool table, ping pong table, foosball table, regulation dart board, TV with DVD player and Xbox, couches galore and high speed wireless internet. You can also do some limited tracking from this space for a more reflective sound.

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SOME OF OUR WORK

Sean McVerry – Strangers
Anthony And The Mountain – Raygun
Glen Street – All These Lines
The Live and Breathe – Cold Canyon Moon
Mandate of Heaven – Doll Test
The New York Rock – One More Trip Around The Sun
Mason’s Revolt – Momma Was A Dog
Timothy Dick – When You Were Young
The Flashing Astonishers – Candidates
Bad Cello – Cover Your Smiling