Castle Sound Studios feature with engineer Stuart Hamilton

 

Castle Sound Studios have been established for over 25 years and offer an amazing range of recording spaces with a very high specification of recording equipment. Castle Sound recently updated the control room and mixing desk - We think it's one of the nicest and most comfortable studios in the UK.

 

castle sound recording studios Stuart Hamilton seated at the desk

Engineer Stuart Hamilton seen behind the original SSL AWS900 mixing console at Castle Sound

 

This exclusive HD video feature with Stuart Hamilton, Castle Sound's engineer and new owner, replaced the archive video, to watch that scroll down to the bottom of the page.

 

 

castle sound studios recording area

 

Few studios that we know offer the range of spaces to record anywhere near to the price bracket and we feel that it has a lot in common with some of the classic LA studios. It's well worth the journey, it's great value, you will get great sounds and you'll feel immediately at home - ready to get working!

 

Castle Sound Studio Equipment

 

SSL AWS 948 Mixing Desk

MULTI-TRACK

Digidesign Protools HD3 -
3 Digidesign 192 audio interfaces (32 inputs, 40 outputs)
Digidesign SYNC
Digidesign MIDI
Version 7.1 software
Extensive plug-in collection

MASTER RECORDERS

• Digidesign Protools HD3
• HHB 850 CD-R
• Tascam DA40 DAT
• Sony MDS-E11 Minidisc
• Denon DRM650s Cassette

MONITORS

• Linn 328
• Miller & Kreisel - 5.1 surround system,
with 5 x 2510, 5310 sub and LFE4 bass management
• Tannoy 215
• Yamaha NS10
• Yamaha MSP5

HEADPHONE MONITORING

• DACS Individual 8 channel mixer system, giving each artist full control of their
monitoring requirements.

OUTBOARD DYNAMICS

• SSL XLogic - 8 channel compressor / gate
• Manley “Variable-MU”
• Neve 33609JD
• Chiswick Reach
• Chandler TG1
• Universal Audio 1176
• Amek 9098cl
• Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor
• LA Audio Classic FET
• JoeMeek SC2
• SPL Transient Designer 4
• SPL De-esser

OUTBOARD EQ

• Manley Stereo Pultec
• Focusrite Red 2
• Chandler LTD 1
• DAV electronics BG3

OUTBOARD MIC AMPS

• DW Fearn VT2
• Millennia HV-3C
• Chandler LTD 1
• API 3124+
• DAV BG2
• Vintech 473 (x2)

OUTBOARD EFFECTS

• Lexicon 960LD
• Lexicon 300
• Lexicon PCM70
• tc electronic M5000
• AMS RMX16
• EMT 240 gold foil
• Eventide H3000SE
• Line6 ModPro
• Line6 EchoPro
• Line6 Bass Pod
• WEM Copicat tape echo (x2)

VALVE MICROPHONES

• Korby KAT4 -
One microphone with four interchangeable vintage capsules:
• ELAM 251
• Neumann U47
• AKG C12
• Neumann U67

• Neumann M149 Jubilee edition (x2)
• Neumann UM57
• Lawson L47MP mk.II
• Manley Reference Cardioid (x2)
• AKG Solidtube

CONDENSER MICROPHONES

• Neumann U87 (x2)
• Neumann TLM170 (x2)
• Neumann KM184 (x2)
• Neumann KM84 (x2)
• AKG 414 TL-II (x3)
• AKG 414 EB (x2)
• AKG 414 with original C12 capsules (x2)
• AKG 451 (x3)
• AKG C4000
• AKG C3000
• AKG C535
• Audio Technica 4050
• Microtech Gefell UM70
• Groove Tubes GT33 (x2)
• Calrec CM1050
• Calrec CB20c (x2)
• Oktava MC012 (x2)
• Oktava MK219 (x2)
• Oktava MK319
• Sennheiser MKH816
• Sennheiser MKH416 (x2)
• Shure SM81
• DPA 4060

RIBBON MICROPHONES

• Royer R122 (x2)
• Oktava ML52 (x2)
• Coles 4038

DYNAMIC MICROPHONES

• Shure SM57 (x4)
• Shure SM58 (x3)
• Sennheiser MD421 (x2)
• Sennheiser MD441 (x2)
• Audix D6
• Audio Technica AE2500
• Audio Technica ATM23 (x2)
• Audio Technica ATM25 (x2)
• AKG D112
• Electrovoice RE20 (x2)
• Electrovoice RE50
• Beyer Dynamic 201 (x6)
• Beyer Dynamic M88

STEREO MICROPHONES

• Neumann SM69 FET (x3)
• Soundfield SPS422
• AKG 422
• Hebatoh MK47

PIANOS

• Bosendorfer 275 concert grand
• Calisia upright

 

Bosendorfer 275 concert grand

 

Castle Sound Studios
The Old School, Park View, Pencaitland,
East Lothian EH34 5DW

 

http://www.castlesound.co.uk

 

 

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