The Lodge is the largest of the studios with a grand control room boasting a 33 foot cathedral ceiling and tall windows with a countryside view. The lodge was designed to cater to the most demanding of recording sessions while providing an exquisite environment. For mixing, don’t be misled by the high ceilings and many windows; this is an acoustically correct listening environment, perfect for even the most intimate of sessions.

Tracking sessions of all sizes can be comfortably accommodated in The Lodge. Ample room allows players to be stationed in the control room itself, giving closer proximity to the production staff. If isolation is desired, many configurations are available. A large tracking room exists to the immediate right of the control room. A Yamaha C7 grand piano sits in another spacious iso room. Three more rooms are directly available, and guitar and bass amplifiers are often isolated on the lower level, freeing up all other spaces on the main floor for players or vocalists.

The Lodge also features a large gourmet kitchen and an upstairs lounge with gorgeous views.

EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS


CONSOLE

The lodge features a 48 input Trident Series 80 desk married to a Martin Sound ACX 24-channel side car for a total of 72 channels of AMS / Neve Flying Faders automation. This Trident is heavily modified by Bud Wyatt: EQ, mix, summing amp, and IC chip upgrades with functional modifications, e.g., solo safes, 8 auxiliary sends, nine 2-track send / returns, 24-buss, and custom external patch bay.

AUTOMATION

AMS / Neve Flying Faders
72 channel plus Master and 3 group Faders

PRO TOOLS SPECIFICATIONS

Apple Mac Pro 8 Core 2.26 Ghz
Digidesign HDx System
(1) HD I/O
(2) 192 I/O for a total 40 Inputs / 40 Outputs
Digidesign Sync I/O
Glyph Tech GT-key with
(6) hot swappable w/AIT-2 Tape Drive
37″ LCD Display

MONITORING

Midfield: Genelec 1031A
Nearfield: Yamaha NS10
In Wall: Genelec 1039A (3-way with dual 15′ woofers)

CUE SYSTEM

Formula Sound Q-10 system
Crown CE1000 amplification
Two separate stereo cue systems
(Quiet, Clean, Powerful)

MOBILE CUE SYSTEM

(4) Mobile Cue Stations
Each Includes:
Mackie 1604
Crown D75 Amplifier

PROCESSING

(2) ADL 1000 Compressors
(1) Alan Smart C2 Stereo Compressor
(2) Amek 9098 Mic Pre / EQ
(2) Amek 9098 Stereo Compressors
(1) Aphex 104 Aural Exciter
(2) Aphex 662 Gates
(8) API 312 Preamplifiers
(4) API 550a Equalizer
(2) API 560 Graphic Equalizer
(1) Apogee AD-500
(1) BBE 862 Sonic Maximizer
(4) Brent Averill 1073 mic pre / eq
(2) Daking 52270 Mic Pre / 4-band EQ
(2) Daking 91579 Compressors
(2) DBX 165a Compressors
(3) DBX 902 De-essers
(4) DBX 903 Compressors
(2) DBX 904 Noise Gates
(2) Empirical Labs EL8 Distressors
(1) Eventide DSP 4000
(1) PCM 91 Digital Reverb
(1) PCM 81 Digital Reverb
(2) Roland SRV-330 Digital Reverb
(1) Roland SDE-330 Digital Delay
(8) Sound Projects 828 Mic Pre Amps
(1) SPL Transient Designer 4
(1) TC 2290 Digital Delay
(2) Telefunken V72 Preamps
(2) Tubetech CL-1B Compressors
(2) Tubetech PE-1C Equalizers
(2) UA 1176 Limiting Amplifier
(4) Vintech Audio X-81 Mic Pre/EQ

ADDITIONALLY

98 microphone lines run throughout the entire building to accommodate even the most intensive tracking date.