Having an accurate representation of the sound being recorded is critical to so many stages of the process. For choosing the right mic. The right mic position. EQ’ing and compressing the signal correctly while tracking. And of course for mixing and mastering.
The Light House control room is outfitted with high end MSR ZSound™ 3D diffusors and an MSR Dimension 4™ absorbers and Abfusors™. Mineral wood absorbers capture frequencies much lower in the spectrum than foam.
Your drum performance will come to life in this carefully engineered tracking space. The kit is nestled in a pocket of acoustic absorbers, with the opposite side of the room generously treated with wooden diffusors and an oak hardwood floor. The room has been “tuned” to allow just enough of this energy to interact with the drum heads without dominating the sound in the recording itself.
PMI ZSound™AMI absorber panels and ZSound™ diffusers treat the acoustics of the room across a broad frequency range.
You will feel right at home in The Light House’s spacious vocal booth. It features two large windows, letting in light and over ninety square feet of area. The iso booth offers a clean, dry sound, free of room reflections. This provides an acoustic “blank slate”. As a result, you can precisely enhanced during mixing to get just the ambient sound you are looking for.
To get just the right tone from your vocal performance, our options will include (among others):
- the industry standard Neuman U87ai
- the Shure SM-7 (a favorite for broadcast and for softening shrill vocals)
- the AEA-R84 ribbon mic (for an extremely smooth natural tone)
Each of these mics represents a distinct engineering design (ribbon, condenser, dynamic). Your vocals will most likely be recorded through the Pendulum Audio Quartet II tube channel strip. This tube channel strip is literally one of the finest preamp/eq/compressor units money can buy.