Creativity is something that needs room for playfulness. Reddy is made for fun times and artistry combined. Surrounding yourself with synths, keyboards and percussions like Vangelis circa 1982 can make music making a breeze.
With a full on view to the producer and the rest of the band are listening closely and smiling widely, you’ll know you’ve won their hearts over.
After hearing a Las Vegas band called Freddie Bell & The Bellboys performing a comedic version of “Hound Dog” when they opened for him in his 1956 Las Vegas gig, Elvis decided to record his own version of the song. He recorded the song debuting as a producer during the same session as “Don’t Be Cruel” working himself and the band through an increasingly focused 31 takes.
Voxy is the booth for getting that perfect, magical, most important track of the tune and finding the Elvis-factor in your work.
With a wide selection of high-end condenser microphones and dynamic broadcasting mics and dry acoustics in the booth, getting the right kind of vocal sound should go smoothly here.
Be it one take or 31 of them, this is where a vocalist (or the percussionist) gets to know the walls and the window to the producer’s heart better than most people in either ones lives.
Sir George Martin was born on January 3rd, 1926 and was a man of invention. He is sometimes referred to as “the Fifth Beatle”—a title that he has described as “nonsense”.
At Stereotype Studio, George the Room is no nonsense. It’s the place for listening closely, doing some digital scissors & glue action and tracking some vocal wizardry, percussion magic or just making the string arrangements just as good as Sir Martin did back in the days.
Bring out all those pedals, tape echos and noise makers here and embark on an adventure arranging the record of your life.
With a view to the vocal booth, George is a small but cozy room for communicating with the artist or being the true artist yourself.
Brian Wilson is the oldest and the only one remaining of three Wilson brothers. The everlasting master producer of beachy melancholy has been called a genius, a nutcase and everything between.
To be a wilsonian master in the art of sound, Brian the Room is where the magic happens (at least if you’re into that sort of magic). Listening precisely, fiddling with knobs, maybe even playing guitar, bass and keyboards. Some people might even call it the main control room.
There’s connections to each room in the house, check. Preamps varying from raunchy to the cleanest hi-fi from names such as API, Chandler, Avalon, Burl, SSL, Vintage Design and Focusrite, check. Possibility to record to either nearly limitless tracks straight to ProTools HD or through the JH 16 track, 2″ analogue tape recorder to get that desired magic of tape saturation, check. All that said, the different soundscapes allowed by the equipment are vast.
And oh! Behind the glasses to each direction, you can even see how much the drummer is sweating on the drums or how much the trumpet player blows and how ringing that bicycle bell on tape lights up the whole studio.
So, what’s Brian cooking with?
Pro Tools HDX2
2 x HD I/O interface (32 in and 32 out)
Mac Pro with 16 GB ram
Pro Tools HD 10
In the old days the recordings were always done by putting a microphone in the room and carefully placing the musicians around the mic. The balance of the recording was done by moving either of the players further or nearer to the mic and asking for the artists to play softer or louder.
Biggs is the room to do just that, if you want to ride the waves of old school, since there’s plenty of room to fit a full band with their entire heap of instruments.
To record the sweat and the intensity of the magical rock ‘n’ roll performance, having the connection between the rockers is very important.
Yes, and with modern records to get that huge drum sound, sealing the drummer into the big room for days and days is important too, and this is exactly where you want to put the rocker to get his palms moist.
The modern, well-equipped kitchen makes cooking and coffee-making a breeze when the days turn from dusk to dawn.
Be it focused pre-production around the table, having a laugh and a nice dinner while watching Miami Vice or playing Dreamcast, Wii or Super Nintendo, relaxed atmosphere is what Stereotype Studio is all about.