Studio Specs

We record out of Orchard Studios, established in 2009, set in the picturesque Somerset countryside. That may be all you need to know, but, if like us you’re a bit excited by the technical jargon then we present you this: 

At the heart of the studio there is a mixture of both analogue and digital technology. The main console is a 32 channel analogue Toft Audio desk, running either into Pro Tools, Logic Pro or a 16 track 1″ Otari MX-70 tape machine. Monitoring is provided by Adam AX8 near fields and the ubiquitous Yamaha NS-10s. Microphones range from the industry standard Neuman U87, AKG & Shure to the more obscure vintage makes of Harting and Reslosound, each with their own characteristics. A wide range of routing options are available to utilise the studio’s outboard and effects. ‘In the box’ we use the Focusrite RedNet 2: 16-channel A-D/D-A interface running into a Quad Core PowerMac running many plug-ins and software options. The studio also runs Source Connect Pro and is available for remote link ups. The flexibility of the control room set up and several contrasting acoustic spaces to choose from, makes the studio extremely versatile for recording Audio Factory’s assorted projects. Whether you are an author or publisher looking to record an audio book or a production company wanting to record a 6 cast member radio drama, the dedication and expertise of the Audio Factory team will deliver your content at the highest standard.

The recording areas are comprised of three rooms with different acoustic properties: A medium sized main room suitable for 3 to 4 players, a second studio room lined with wood and glass to provide varying reflections, and a small dead vocal booth perfect for voiceover work. All rooms have line of sight for talent and engineers.

The studio also benefits from a large airy control room with space for artists to relax, and a fully equipped kitchen.

For a detailed equipment list CLICK HERE


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