Producing high quality recordings requires high quality equipment, here is a summary of the equipment that may be used on your recording session: Much of the equipment has been or is being sold, i.e those marked thus.


Plus various Omni mics, including some high quality multi capsule versions of my own design and many different windshields.

  • Audient ASP008 - (8 channels, pristine quality)
  • Sound Devices MM-1 (single channel)
  • Sound Devices 302 (three channel mixer)
  • Soundcraft M8 Mixer, 8 mic inputs & 4 stereo inputs
  • Soundcraft Compact 10 mixer with 4 mic inputs for more portable use
  • Sound Devices 744T 4 track digital recorder, very high quality & portable.
  • Fostex FR2-LE digital stereo recorder, used as backup for the SD 744T or for use on an extra location.
  • Olympus LS-10 (x1) Portable stereo recorder, for extreme portability.

Monitoring during recording is by either Sennheiser HD25-1 MkII or Beyer DT770 Pro headphones via a mixer and Lake People G93 headphone amp. Playback at the recording session may also use Sennheiser HD 650 headphones and/or KRK Rokit monitors.

All mixing and editing is performed on a PC digital audio workstation (DAW) at base using Audition 3, Reason 3 and Melodyne Studio 3 software. And to ensure your recording will sound great where ever it's played, monitoring is performed in an acoustically treated room on Alesis M1 Active Mk2 monitors and the Sennheiser HD 650 headphones.

Portable acoustic absorber screens may be used to either isolate instruments or for improving the rooms acoustics. A talkback system with video monitoring allows separation between the recording station and the performance.

There is of course other gear used including a boom, but no need to detail all that!

The 744T recorder and 302 mixer in portable case.






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Last modified 9 December, 2009