Studio

UPDATE: We’re moving!  We are in the process of relocating to the city of bridges and roses, Portland, OR!  Stay tuned for updates as we make the transition and follow along with the build-out of the new studio.

PDX Studio : Acoustic Treatment (4/30/2019) - Acoustic treatments going in at King's Hill Sound PDX. See what all the diffusion is about!
PDX Studio : Floors & Doors (4/16/2019) - This week, we’ll look at the installation of our soundproof doors from IAC Acoustics and the walnut flooring.
PDX Studio : Building the barricade… (4/9/2019) - We’ve had a pause in updates but work has continued on through the winter albeit a bit slower as the attention of the crew returned to the main house above the studio. We’re in the final stages now and I wanted to catch this thread up with progress since the …
Hold On To Your Hat – Channels… (8/24/2018) - Next up at King’s Hill Sound PDX was the installation of isolation hangers and “hat channel” to suspend the drywall from the studs.
Tinfoil Hats & Warning Lights (7/23/2018) - King's Hill Sound - PDX Studio Update - electrical pre-wire, seismic retrofit, insulation and EMI abatement. Tinfoil Hats & Warning Lights.

NOTE: Outdated content below.  Much of the equipment will be the same, but follow the blog posts above for status and pictures of the new and improved PDX studio!

King’s Hill Records provides a high-quality recording and post-production environment for soloists, singer-songwriters and bands.  It is an ideal space to record demos, audition packages, singles, EPs or full albums.

Read our post Are You Ready For The Studio to learn how you can prepare for a studio session.

If you have questions or want to book studio time, please contact us at info@kingshillrecords.com.

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It all starts, and ends, in the control room where we gather to discuss projects, capture, process and mix the tracks.

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The center piece of the studio (or, should we say “centre piece”?) is a Solid State Logic AWS 948 Super Analogue console.  The AWS DAW control, combined with some fun analog outboard gear makes for a very flexible hybrid tracking and mixing environment.

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Our modest tracking room with vocal booth can be configured in multiple ways. Here we are tracking the Crow Eats Man EP.

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With Sebastian in the dedicated vocal booth.

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Our microphone collection includes some special microphones from AEA, Neumann, Telefunken and more. Below we are shooting out a Shure SM7B and a Neumann TLM67 for male vocals in the vocal booth.

Mics

Guitarists can move air with real amps or track through our Fractal Audio AxeFX XL processors with access to over 200 amp models, thousands of cabinets and a state of the art effects library.

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Bassists can use our Ampeg B15-N, their own amp, or use the bass amp and cabinet models in the AxeFX.

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Drummers can utilize the studio’s Roland TD-30 V-Drum kit, or bring their own kit for recording.

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Everything is heard loud and clear thanks to our Focal Trio6 Be monitors and accompanying Focal Sub6.

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In addition to tons of plugins and 20 UAD-2 DSPs for in-the-box processing, we have some fun analog outboard gear for tracking and mixing.  Channel strips include Universal Audio 6176 and 610 MK II.  Both feature the famous 610B pre-amp and give us a choice of 1176 or LA-2A style dynamics processing.

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During mix down, we use a combination of analog gear for inline and parallel processing. Here we are using a Neve 33609 and a pair of Universal Audio 1176LN compressors for parallel compression during mix down.

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The heart of our analog mastering chain is a set of Manley analog tube EQ, compressors and limiters.  We can also print to 2-track tape for more analog goodness.

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Another setup in the tracking room for keyboards, guitar and bass.

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For more information, contact us at info@kingshillrecords.com.

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