The main studio, warm, spacious and convivial, of a surface of 100 square meters, gives a dimmed and warm atmosphere, ideal for nocturnal sessions. It includes a recording room (entirely exposed to daylight for daytime sessions) with an exceptional sound, an independent booth specifically designed for voice recording and a beautiful control room.
Privileging specifically a vintage sound and old school techniques through a variety of analogue tape-recorders (Studer, Revox) and an analogue console/mixing board (Toft Audio-Trident), the studio has a beautiful selection of preamps (Neve, SSL, Manley, Avalon, Trident, SPL, Universal Audio, Langevin, API, Warm Audio, Studer, Revox, Uher, Mindprint, DBX, Presonus, Fredenstein, TC-Helicon, Korg, Aphex, JHS, ART, JoeMeek and many US custom shop, handmade models), compressors/equalizers/reverbs/multi-effects (Universal Audio, UREI, Lexicon, Neve, Aphex, SPL, Pultec, Teletronix, Fairchild, Warm Audio, Metric Halo, DBX, AMS, ARP, Baldwin, AKG, Furman, EMT, Magnatone, Tube Works, Ampeg, Alesis, Ursa Major, Ecoplate) and monitoring speakers (JBL, Yamaha, Genelec). The digital setup of the studio is also top of the range (ProTools 11HDX and Mac Pro), giving the studio the best of both worlds in analogue and digital technologies.
One of the studio’s greatest assets resides in its exceptional vintage backline. The extraordinary collection of microphones with dozens of references from the 1930s to today includes Neumann, Shure, Astatic, Sontronics, Electro-voice, Ear Trumpet Labs, Aston, AKG, Melodium, Blue, Rode, RCA, American mics, LEM, Turner, Telefunken, Sennheiser, SP, MXL, Grundig, Uher. A stunning selection of electric guitars (Gibson, Gretsch, Rickenbacker, Fender, Zemaitis, Orville, Ibanez, Greco, Burny, Guild, Framus, Maybach, Danelectro, Epiphone, Skelter) and acoustic guitars (Gibson, Gretsch, Hofner, Oscar Schmidt, C.Bruno NYC, Dobro, National Resonator, Recording King, Ibanez, Orville, Martin, Epiphone, Guild), bass guitars (Gibson, Rickenbacker, Fender, Orville, Ibanez), banjos/mandolins/ukuleles (Gibson, Orpheum, A.Pollman, J.Grey, Harmony, Epiphone, Gold Tone, Martin, Orville, Ibanez), pedal steel/lap steel guitars (Weissenborn, Gibson, Gretsch, National Resonator, Rickenbacker, Mastertone) includes rare collector’s items dating from the early 20th Century to the 1970s. The list of amplifiers (Vox, Orange, Marshall, Fender, Gibson, Mesa Boogie, Magnatone, Maybach, Bronson, Masco, Pignose, Zvex, Sound City, Eko, FBT, Hiwatt, Laney, Hughes & Kettner, Stal, Sound Thunder, Stimer, Valco, Airline, Ampeg, Sunn, Rolling, Manhattan, Jennings, Supro, JMI, Doobie, Bouyer, Trace Elliot, Novanex, Steelphon, Brooklyn, Hohner, Gem Electronics, Aria/Loco, Gretsch, Guyatone, Wem Watkins, Galanti, Elka) and effects (Vox, Fender, Gibson, Marshall, Gretsch, Maestro, Oberheim, Zvex, Catalinbread, Earthquaker Devices, Stone Deaf, Beetronics, Oddfellow, Klinger Custom, Anasounds, Heptode, Red Black Effects, Greer Amps, JMI, Dallas Rangemaster, Dallas Arbiter, PettyJohn Electronics, Basic Audio, Mr. Black Pedals, Lounsberry Pedals, Roland Space Echo, Fulltone Tape Echo, Wem Watkins Copicat, Dynacord Echocord, Binson Echorec, Maestro Echoplex, BST Echo Chamber, FBT Tape Echo, Klemt Echolette, Shin-ei, Univox, Multivox, Premier NY, Redson, Musitronics, Moog, Dr.No, Mojo Hand Fx, Dwarfcraft Devices, Electro-Harmonix, Dawner Prince, Keeley Electronics, Walrus Audio, Danelectro, Dunlop/MXR, Way Huge, Jam Pedals, Chase Bliss Audio, JHS, Radial/Tonebone, Hudson Electronics, Color Sound, Sola Sound, Roto Sound, Jen, Carlsbro, Alexander Pedals, Klon Centaur, J.Rockett Audio Designs, Doc Music Station, Sansamp/Tech21, Ibanez, Boss, Roland, TC Electronic, Line 6, BBE, Maxon, Rolling, Korg, Morley, DOD, Mooer, Whippany Electronics, Melo-Sonic, Saujin Electro Music) is exquisite, as much as the selection of antique and new pianos, Hammond organs and Leslie speakers, with harmoniums, rhodes, wurlitzers, mellotrons and Moog, Arturia, Farfisa, Nord, Korg, Boss/Roland keyboards. Finally, the large choice of drum kits (Gretsch, Pearl, Sonor, Mapex, Zildjian, Sabian) and percussions join instruments from all around the world for ethnic sounds (sitars, ouds, bouzoukis, Nepalese bells, Tibetan bowls, Native American and Oriental procession drums, xylophones, bodhrans, harmonicas, tambourines, Indian organs, raaginis, shruti boxes, surpetis, tampuras, balalaikas, guembris, qraqechs, hurdy gurdy, bandoneon, zagdrums, etc).
The resting areas accessible to bands residing within the domain include a bar, a pool table, a juke box, some pinball machines, home cinema as well as a huge and large selection of records.