Studio upgrade complete: we’re back online !

Posted By: Pete On:

After having the studio closed over Christmas I am very happy to announce that we’re back online having completed a full re-wire and upgrade of all key audio backbone paths as well as added a significant amount of analogue outboard gear. We’ve also upgraded all our digital paths from ADAT to fibre-optic MADI.

When I opened Summer Hill Music 5 years ago we were mostly mixing in-the-box (albeit with some high end Waves/UAD/Softube/Slate plugins). Late last year  we took the significant (and expensive) decision to move the studio “out of the box” into a hybrid setup where mixing and mastering processing is done with high-end outboard hardware. This is how we learned our craft back in the day, in the analogue domain.

The heart of the new set-up forms a NEVE 8816 + fader pack which, together operates and sounds like a 16 track version of the famous classic Neve 88R console.

We’ve significantly upped the ante by adding high-end hardware FET, Opto, VCA and Vari-Mu compressors, lots of tubes and classic transformers to our audio paths. Tegeler Audio Manufaktur supplied us with an amazing Pultec Program EQ which won’t likely leave our 2bus for some time to come. More gear news to come !

The studio is available to book, please get in touch with your requirements. We also work remotely for clients who are not based in/around London.




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