Orchard Cottage Recording Studio  

• Cambridge • England •

Recording

 

Bands

Classical

Vocal / Spoken Word

     

Equipment

 
 

Live Rooms

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Main Live Room      Vocal Booth  

 
 

Mastering

 

Audio Transfer

         
 
 

Re-Mix

         
 
 

CD Duplication

     

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The Studio has a total of 55 Sq Meters of performance areas, which is divided into 4 live rooms, each having a distinctive  acoustic quality; providing full isolation while maintaining clear lines of sight, to the Percussion Room, Vocal Booth, Solo Booth & Main Live Room. All the live areas have full headphone foldback, and are independently soundproof.  Sessions range from single day Demos ( 7 or 10 hour ) including: engineer/ producer, a high resolution Master with report and Clone CD’s for each musician, or block bookings for EP’s / Album’s …. We offer very competitive prices, and discounts for longer projects : Request info
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The Main Live Room provides a large and relaxing performance area, which has a rich acoustic quality, maintaining the ambiance of ‘live’ performance, there are clear lines of sight to both the Percussion Room and the Control room, and either headphone or open P.A. for monitoring. All the live rooms are acoustically treated and independently soundproof. Sessions range from single day Demos ( 7 or 10 hour ) which include engineer/ producer, a high resolution CD Master with report and Clone CDs, or block bookings for EP’s / Album’s …. We offer very competitive prices, and discounts for longer projects : Request info
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For recording of solo vocal & vocal overdubs the Studio has an anechoic Vocal Booth, which enables the capture of the voice without adding reflections, or unwanted spill & colour. The Booth is fully isolated, with deflective glazing to both the Main live Room & the Control Room and has headphone foldback  Sessions include engineer/ producer, and can be arranged on an hourly basis, and include, a high resolution Master with report and Clone CD …. We offer competitive prices, and discounts for longer bookings :  Request info
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Main Live room

40 Square Meters of floor area, 40 control room sends, 16 individual foldback returns, Mission  PA Folback Yamaha PF 80 Piano with weighted keys, Korg large display chromatic tuner.

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Percussion Room:

15 Square Meters Floor Area

18 Control room sends,

 8 individual foldback returns.

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Vocal Booth:

3 Square Meters Floor area,

2 Control room sends,

2 individual foldback returns

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Solo Booth :

2 Square Meters    Floor area,

2 Control room sends,

2 individual foldback returns.

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High end Mastering and Re-Mastering with Steinberg Wavelab 6. JBL Reference  Monitoring:  Album Compilation, Re-processing, Re-EQ, levels, re-format file type….

Sessions are arranged by the hour / day ( depending on the project ) and include an engineer, and high resolution Production Master, typically 24bit @ 44.1 kHz with report ….

We offer competitive prices, and discounts on longer projects : Request info

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Transfer of various media formats to CD and re-master: Frequent formats include : Open reel ¼” tape ½ track & ¼ track from 3.3ips to 30 IPS, Vinyl 33, 45 & 78 RPM & Cassette….

We offer competitive prices, and discounts on longer projects : Request info

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Re Mix of previous recordings: with the combination of our Soundtracs Jade 48 channel production console, Tascam Mx2424 Multitrack recorder and JBL Reference Monitoring the large acoustically treated control room is ideal for mixdown  of up to 900 tracks per song of multitrack audio, adding Analogue warmth, high end EQ and Effects…

We offer competitive prices, and discounts on longer projects : Request info

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The Studio caters for small runs of CD duplication, including full colour artwork and artwork production.: Request info
General Recording Close
Orchard Cottage provides every facility to ensure that your recording is both relaxing and productive, having over 80 square meters of performance and monitoring areas, 4 independent live rooms, all with their own specific acoustic character, a fully automated production console and multitrack recorder, capable of handling over 900 tracks per song, JBL reference monitoring, decicated mastering facilities, lounge area, kitchedn, bathroom and private parking.
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Console:
Soundtracs Jade 48 channel production console : 4 band parametric EQ, 12 Aux sends on 48 channels with Gateing, Compression, Expansion and Auto pan on all channels with both volume and mute automation, giving a total of 96 channels on mixdown.
Multi track: MX 2424 HD Multitrack : 999 tracks of Audio at resolutions of up to 24 /96 KHz with full wave editing Mute & Volume automation and DVD RAM Backup for Archive
Tascam 32 two track @15 &7.5 ips inc DBX noise reduction
Tascam CDRW 7000
Outboard & Effects:

Lexicon MXP Reverb, Antares pitch correction, ADT, DBX & Berringer processors.
Monitoring:

Control room : JBL Ls 96 3 way reference monitors Live room : Bayer DT100, Akg D55 & Extreme isolation headphones Mission / Ampeg PA foldback
Sequencing & Sampling :
Sequencing, Sampling and general MIDI functions Via Pentium 4 PC which includes EMU 1820 Audio, Sonar 4 Producer.
Microphones:
We have a large collection of microphones including: