Welcome to Blue Ribbon Studios NEW website! updated: 5.14.11
BRS latest News:
Now featuring the latest generation Apogee Digital Converters!
The Mixing Console
We feature a custom DDA AMR-24 analog console capable of 84 inputs at mixdown! 32 faders feature Uptown moving fader automation. What makes this board so special? The entire master and bussing system utilizes Class A discrete transformer balanced SPA690 summing amps by Inward Connections. The power supply has been upgraded with modern high-speed rectifiers. Every opamp throughout the audio chain has been upgraded; replaced by modern high-speed chips by Burr-Brown and Analog Devices. I feature 3 unique flavors of 'British' analog EQ and two different onboard FET mic pres. The sonic soundscape of this board is similar to the sound of a classic API or SSL console. In my opinion, this board has a very open top end, tight punchy bass, clear midrange, wide depth and image, and a very open sound. Contact me directly for more details.
The Recording Room
The main recording space doubles as the control room. The main room is covered with hardwood floors for a great live feel that's balanced by room diffusion, custom bass traps and sound absorption. There isn't the typical 'under the microscope' glass window at BRS. Jazz musicians, who prefer to play entirely live as band, especially welcome this community. Though most bands record live rhythm tracks and overdub vocals and solos afterwards, it is possible, due to the three isolation rooms, to record live as a band, but still have microphone separation. The Main room is "L" shaped, 24 feet in it's widest direction, 19 feet long and 15 feet wide in the shortest direction. Each Isolation room is carpeted and at least 10 feet x 11 feet. All ceilings are 8'.