Like most things online, if your Google search term isn’t quite close enough you get a bit of porn. Such is life. I did a search for 1608 (without the API) and indeed some nudity presented itself. But eventually did steer myself in the right direction and here she is. A fully loaded API 1608 desk. There are a few 16 channel suckers floating around at the moment and it’s a great little market. I’ve done the research and have my sights set on this baby. Not only will it add an infinitely greater flexibility to the tracking side of things, as much as I love the outboard I currently own, it will open up the doors of analog summing and juicy move mixing.While my automation skills are pretty cool, there’s nothing quite like moves on the fly. I do it when tracking and I do it when summing from tape. All I need now is a spare $50K and I’ll be doing it all day long! Bring it on.
Because we don’t update this as often as we’d like, it’s worth mentioning we finished the Circle mix for Golden Brown last week and will be posting it shortly. We went for a softer more dynamic master and we like it. Not so pumpy but still very pop.
The Enmore Audio website is a blog site and it’s almost ready… This means what you see right here on the home page is going to change all the time. At least once a week. Right now, we’re uploading, formatting and just pretty much sorting our selves out so if you see gaps, it’s because we’re not finished. Nabbing gear shots from all over the place as well as organising shoots for ourselves and copy-writing (never fun). Resources like Air and Abbey Road come in quite handy but sadly there aren’t many Sydney or Australian studios with inspiring websites. Gear sluttery has set in and we need to book a whole heap of sessions so we can buy more gear.
We share the building with the lovely graphic design folk at DPM Creative Group and they have been the source of our first official project. They’re developing a one minute video to promote their new logo design and logo face lift service and we’re in charge of the music. Check out the video below:
Today is Monday the 10th of January and it’s Enmore Audio’s first official day of being ‘open’. Okay so there are a few little bits and pieces that aren’t completely finished but I’m not going to let that spoil the mood. All the gear is in the rooms, Pro Tools has been upgraded to the all new and unbeatable 9.01 and lucky for us we had room left on our iLock. The monitors sound fantastic and so does the piano. There are also some new mics coming courtesy of Michael Joly. Let’s hope the dollar keeps performing as well as it has been. Lots and lots of work to do so please stay tuned for updates. The first official recording will happen when Circle are ready to record their covers.
Make good the floor by way of flexible acoustic caulk. Make level with sand cement and essentially air lock the first layer in the control room. We removed the ceiling in The Kitchen only to discover it was a false ceiling so there are in fact two sets of joists above us. Not good because we now lose 200mm in height. I vacuumed and mopped so that we could lay down the first layer of green glue and yellow tongue on the following day.
All this crap aside there are a heap of recording studios in Sydney that we might (or might not) be competing against at some point. What a concept!
Did you know you can spend $2000 on glue in less than a minute? Well you can. This shit is called Green Glue and it’s the best glue money can buy. Well that’s what the brochure said Mom… Today we put in the first layer of yellow tongue on top of the new joists in The Stable, reframed the door and put up new ceiling joists in The Stable. The layers on the floor so far go: Earth, concrete slab, art deco tiles, angel step strips, treated pine joists and spacers where required, sound bar strips along the joists, layer of yellow tongue. That’s just the first floor. There will be another layer and then the final floor finish. By the time we’re done I doubt I’ll even fit in that room. But it will be sound proof.