Studio Tour

Welcome to the virtual tour of our cozy Mountain View, CA recording studio!  If you have questions or want to book studio time, please contact us at info@kingshillrecords.com.

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

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We can also record drums from our Roland TD-30 Pro kit, or your drum kit.

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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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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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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.

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