SHEDSTUDIO

Recording Studio, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Pictures

This is the control room, which has a window facing the south.  It is spacious and has french doors facing east, leading onto a patio -- very nice in the summertime for relaxing between takes.  The control room has a 12 foot high ceiling, a hardwood floor in the console area and carpeting around the perimeter.  It also has central heating, different shades of lighting and a five-speed ceiling fan to keep things cool during long sessions.

This is the studio hallway which leads from the control room. There are 3 doors on the left that lead to 3 live rooms. The rooms have thick glass windows so that the musicians can see each other at all times while they are recording.  Having line-of-sight contact between musicians makes is possible for them to cue each other, play and end together, and this keeps the sessions flowing more smoothly, song after song.

Equipment

ShedStudio has a fully operational 56 channel DDA console (new).  It is about 8 feet long.  The desk comes with fader and mute automation.  Other vital equipment includes :

ALESIS HD 24, 24 bit Harddick recorder

-APPLEMAC G4 Dual 1.25 computer with DIGITAL PERFORMER /MOTU 2408

-ALESIS studio speakers (large)

-YAMAHA NS-10 speakers

-NEUMANN TLM49 vocal mic

-selection of CAD mics

-RHODE NTK valve mic

-RHODE NT1 vocal and instrument mic

-AKG C-1000 instrument mic

-Various mics for drums (Shure SM-58s and 57s etc...)

-FOSTEX and TASCAM DAT machines

-PHILIPS CD recorder

-DIGITECH QUAD-4 FX unit

-LEXICON reverb

-EMU sampler

-ALESIS D4 drum module

-KORG SP-100 piano

-2---TL AUDIO mic pre amp /compressor

-FOCUSRITE mic pre

-ALESIS MASTERLINK

As you can see the studio has a high ceiling and daylight, it gives a nice feeling of space and helps with those stress headaches.