Equipment

At Air-Edel Recording Studios we have a fantastic selection of consoles, outboard and microphones, as well as always staying right up to date with the latest software, plugins and converters.

We can cater to you if you want to use only the most modern, state of the art equipment, or if you want to go completely old school and record exclusively analogue – or we can get the best of both worlds and work both retro and contemporary technology.

  • Cadac console

    The centrepiece of Studio 1, the last studio Cadac console ever built is integral to all sessions.

  • Outboard compressors

    Our full rack adds genuine analogue processing to record and mix sessions, with some true classics such as the Manley Vari MU, Neve 33609 and Inward Connections Vac Rac.

  • Otari MTR 100A

    Our 24 track 2” tape machine has recently been refurbished to perfect working order.

  • Neumann U47s

    Arguably the most sought after and beloved microphone ever built, our three are the jewels in our microphone collection, having been kept in pristine condition for decades and used on almost every session.

  • AKG C12

    The C12 valve microphone is well known for its highly sought-after bright and airy qualities, and is perfect on violins and female vocals.

  • Neumann U87s

    Perhaps the most commonly used studio microphone in the world, the U87 is an old faithful, always achieving a high benchmark of audio quality for practically any instrument and perfect for spoken word.

  • Neumann U47 fet

    The FET transistor version of the classic valve mic has garnered a reputation as an excellent outside of kick drum mic, but ours is in pristine condition and works equally well on double bass and vocals.

  • STC Coles 4038s

    These fantastic old school BBC mics have become something of an industry standard for brass sessions but also perfect for drum overheads and anything that could naturally use some gentle high end roll off.


Record and Playback

Avid Pro Tools HDX2, software version 12

Three HD IO interfaces, 32 analogue inputs, 40 analogue outputs

Mac Pro 3.7GHz Quad-Core with 64GB memory

Otari MTR 100A 24 track tape machine

Otari MX-55 1/4″ 2 track tape recorder

Tascam DA60 with timecode

Console

Cadac 72 input split console

48 mic/tape channels, 24 monitor channels, 24 group sends, 10 auxiliary sends

Uptown 2000 fader automation

Monitoring

Dynaudio M2 monitors left, centre, right

Dynaudio BM15 left surround, right surround

Dynaudio BX30 subwoofer

Yamaha NS10M nearfields

Quested 2108 nearfields

Dynaudio BM6P nearfields

Picture

2 x floor-standing 50” LG HD TVs

2 x mounted 32” LG HD TVs

AJA T-TAP Thunderbolt video converter

Synchronization

Avid HD IO

House video reference

2 x LYNX Timeline with KCU

Instruments

Steinway B Grand Piano

Korg Triton Keyboard

Outboard

Pre amps

Neve 1073DPD pre amp

Chandler Germanium pre amp/DI

Dynamics

2 x Manley Vari Mu compressors

Neve 33609 compressor

Inward Connections Vac Rac TSL 4 compressor

Prism MLA2 compressor

2 x Urei 1176 compressors

Summit Audio TLA 100 compressor

2 x Neve 2254A compressor/limiters

Amek 9098 compressor

Drawmer DL 221 compressor

Drawmer DS 201 gate

Effects

TC 6000 mkII reverb and mastering

3 x EMT 140  plate reverbs

Roland Space Echo delay

AMS DMX 15-80 delay

BEL BF 20 flanger

BEL BD-80 delay

TC Electronic TC2290 delay

EQ

Thermonic Culture Culture Vulture Super 15

3 x dbx 120A Subharmonic Synthesizers

Plug ins

Altiverb 7 XL

SoundToys Native Effects

Phoenixverb

iZotope RX 4

Melodyne Editor

Oxford Dynamics

Oxford EQ

Waves Renaissance Maxx Bundle

Bomb Factory Classic Compressors

Bomb Factory Moogerfooger Bundle

JOEMEEK SC2 Compressor

JOEMEEK VC5 Meequalizer

SoundReplacer

HEAT

ReVibe

TL Space

Record and Playback

Avid Pro Tools HD Native, software version 12

HD IO interface, 8 analogue inputs, 8 analogue outputs

Mac Pro 3.7GHz Quad-Core with 32GB memory

SADiE series 5

Tascam DA60 with timecode

Console

Malcolm Toft Audio Designs ATB16

16 mic/line channels, 8 groups, 6 auxiliary sends, 8 effects returns

Monitoring

Dynaudio M1 monitors

Outboard

Neve 4081 four channel mic preamp with digital option

2 x Focusrite ISA430 mkII channel strips

Yamaha SPX 90 digital effects

Drawmer DL231 expander compressor

Drawmer DL 221 compressor

DBX 263X de-esser

Plug ins

Universal Audio

  • Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb
  • Manley Massive Passive EQ
  • Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder
  • 1176LN
  • 1176SE
  • Fairchild
  • Pultec EQP-1A
  • Pultec Pro EQ
  • Teletronix® LA-2A
  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
  • Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Precision Mix Rack Collection
  • RealVerb-Pro

Altiverb 7

SoundToys Native Effects

iZotope RX 3

Phoenixverb

Melodyne Editor

Waves Renaissance Maxx Bundle

Bomb Factory Moogerfooger Bundle

AKG

  • C 12
  • C 12A (x2)
  • C 414 (x2)
  • C 451 E (x2)
  • C 452 EB
  • CK 8 capsule
  • D 20
  • D 202 (x2)
  • D 222
  • D 224 (x3)
  • C42
  • D12
  • D112

Beyer

  • M 69
  • M 201
  • X1N

 

Calrec

  • CM 1050

Electro-Voice

  • RE20

Milab

  • MP 30 (x2)

Neumann

  • U 47 valve (x3)
  • U 87 (x7)
  • U 87ai
  • U 89 (x2)
  • U 47 fet
  • KM 84 (11)
  • KM 83
  • KMS 85
  • KM 86
  • KM 88
  • SM69 Stereo

Royer

  • R121 (x2)

Schoeps

  • CMC 5/U with MK4 capsules (x2)

Sennheiser

  • MD 441

Shure

  • SM 57 (x6)

STC (Coles)

  • 4038 (x3)