Studio Information/Tracking/Mixing/Mastering

The Music Lab is a hard disk recording facility located in the beautiful Arizona desert just outside of Phoenix. We are pathetically obsessed with keeping up to date with the latest software and hardware and integrating our musical expertise to make your audio project the best it can be at a competitive price.

Our tracking system is the MOTU/Digital Performer format. We can also track in Logic or Pro Tools. Our front end consists of the Apogee Rosetta 800 A/D converters. Our mic pres include Avalon 737, Millenia-Media, TL Audio, Art, Joe Meek, Focusrite, Presonus and Mindprint. The Music Lab uses  Neumann, Audio Technica, Audix, and Charter Oak mics. 

We have a full line of guitars including a Guild D35, American standard Strat, a Gibson ES335, an incredible sounding Taylor, and a Fender Precision Bass. And to round it out, there's a Pearl Birch Session drum kit.

 

Following is a list of some of our samplers and modules.    

Hardware Software
Roland 5080 Native Instruments B4
Roland 1080 Mach Five 2 by MOTU
Triton Rack Stylus RMX
EMU E-4 Platinum Ivory
Virus Rack XL Omnishperes
Wavestation XR East West Quantum Leap Orchestras Platinum
Audity 2000 BFD2
Virus TI Desktop  

 

In Mixdown, The Music Lab uses a Yamaha 02R along with the automated mixdown options in Digital Performer.   If you happen to be a Pro Tools fan, we have Digi Translator, which will turn any session into a full blown Pro Tools session complete with Digi Design's proprietary software, which allows us to mix in Pro Tools or Logic as well as DP.   Outboard hardware includes Lexicon and TC electronic reverbs. In the software department we have  Antares, Waves, and IK Media plugins. The 02R also has digital effects, 4-band parametric EQ, and dynamics on all 40 outputs.

Michael has been doing quite a bit of long distance mixing. Just put a Pro Tools, Logic or DP project up on our ftp site and we will take it from there. We can set up a skype session to help facilitate the process.

 

In the mastering stage of your project,  we use the DBX Quantum and T-Racks software for any tweaking of your mix.

If you need CD duplication or a master of your latest mix, give us a call. We'll set up a meeting at no cost to you to discuss your needs.