With over 20 of years experience in the Music industry, Yard 1 studios is the current studio of choice in the area. The company offers a wide range of audio solutions including Recording, Production and Mastering to customers throughout the Southern UK and is based in the seaside resort of Bideford, North Devon.
With over 20 of years experience in the Music industry, Yard 1 studios is the current studio of choice in the area. The company offers a wide range of audio solutions including Recording, Production and Mastering to customers throughout the UK. Set-Up in 2006, the business is based in the seaside resort of Bideford, North Devon.
Yard 1 Studio is based in an old industrial unit by the River Torridge in Bideford. It has a pub nearby for lunch and refreshments, the Tarka Trail which is ideal for some fresh air and a break, and the River Torridge being only 40m away. They are a 5 minute walk to the centre of Bideford where there are pubs, hotels and restaurants, and the nearest beach Westward Ho! is only a 5 min drive away.
Yard 1 Recording Studio caters for a wide range of services. From solo artist to larger band/choir based projects, from amateurs to professionals.
The live room is approx 15' x 12' and a vocal booth ensuring the best recording needed for any situation.
The studio uses a 24/48/8 Soundtracs Topaz console and features 16 track recording via its 3.6 GHz pc running Cubase VST, Sound Forge and T-Raks. Yard 1 studios 'live room' is plenty large enough for most projects and to supplement the live room there is a vocal booth which is acoustically treated so as to provide a dead sound to record with.
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Other member of staff, Jeff 'Spike' Newton is a computer engineer with an in-depth knowledge of computer musical engineering. He has 12 years music production / recording experience, working mainly with DJs and electronic musicians.
The equipment list includes synths and samplers: 2 x Emu Proteus 2000, Akai S3000 & Akai S01 Akai XE8 MIDI Drum Expander.
Mics include a selection of AKG, Audio tech & SPL Valve Mics, 2 x SE1A condensor mics, 2 x Shure SM57, AKG D11 bass mic.
Monitoring is via K-Rok and JBL Monitors powered by a 1000w Gemini Amp.
Included are various acoustic and percussive instruments including a drum kit and Technics 1210 turntables.
All in all, the studio offers a lot of flexibility. Yard 1 studios also offers a range of workshops catering for groups of 1 - 10 people. These workshops are perfect for youth groups, schools and other educational facilities. All workshops can contribute towards qualifications such as ASDANs and D of E awards.Music Production - This workshop enables the participants to have an understanding of how modern music is made. They learn basic computer literacy, and to create a piece of music to take away on a CD.
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Yard 1 Studios