The Studio

Equipment

Mastered CD sounds superb! Looking forward to getting on with the rest of the album! Thanks as always for your work and dang fine coffee!!

— Stuart Uren

With great mics and pre amps, capturing the quality of sound you want is easy and fast. The Pro Tools HD Native recording system, coupled with UAD plugins, then offers unlimited options while mixing, all heard though our lovely ATC monitors.

Recording System

  • Pro Tools HD Native (latest version)
  • Apogee Symphony Interface
  • Mac Pro (3.46 Ghz 6-Core Intel Xeon Processors)
  • UAD-2 Octo PCIE Card

Monitoring

  • ATC SCM25A Pro
  • Yamaha NS10s
  • Antelope Satori Monitoring Controller

Outboard

  • API 3124+ Mic Pre Amps
  • Focusrite ISA 428 Mic Pre Amps
  • BAE 1073 DMP Mic Pre
  • Audient ASP880 Mic Pre Amps
  • Joe Meek VC1 Mic Pre & Compressor
  • Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor
  • Klark Teknik DN422M Mic Pre and EQ
  • Roland SDE3000 Delay

Microphones

  • Neumann M149
  • AKG C451EB (2)
  • AKG C414 (2)
  • Audio Technica AT4040
  • Audix D2 (2)
  • Audix D6
  • Beyer Dynamic M88N
  • Beyer Dynamic M201 TG
  • Sennheiser MD421
  • Shure SM57 (5)
  • Shure 55SH
  • Shure SM58
  • Prima UD324

Headphone System

  • Hearback Headphone System (personal mixers for each performer)
  • Beyer Dynamic DT150 Headphones (5)
  • Beyer Dynamic DT100 Headphones (2)

Software

  • DSP Quattro
  • Melodyne Editor
  • Ivory 2 Grand Pianos
  • East West Pianos
  • Drumagog 5
  • Tremor
  • M-Tron Pro
  • Vienna Symphonic Library
  • Arturia V Collection 5

Plug-ins

  • iZotope Ozone 7
  • All Standard Pro Tools HD Plugins
  • UAD 2 Plugins (including Neve 33609, EMT 140, Fairchild Collection, Pultec, UA 1176, Eventide H910 Harmonizer, Chandler Bender EQ, Lexicon 224)
  • Soundtoys 5

All the equipment at Echo is regularly serviced and well maintained, so it works smoothly and efficiently and doesn’t interfere with your session. Echo Studios can also hire in extra equipment when required, so if there’s something specific you’d like to use during your recording please enquire at the time of booking.