Keeping it #Yorkshire today! Just switched off having mixed and mastered the final show of old friends of mine xCANVASx – a 90’s hardcore mosh tech band, recorded the other week down in the main room @templeofboomleeds – made sure I kept it extra local by using some of my @drawmerpro rack, originating from just down the road in #Rotherham #masteringengineer #mastering #masteringstudio #ukhc #hardcore #punk #live #leeds #guitars #drums #bass #noise #heavy #diyordie #music #musicstudio #recordingstudio #drawmer #leeds #xcanvasx #householdnamerecords #lostinrock #declaredsound
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Eventful day! Open! Sloth Hammer improvising live in the studio on opening day, absolutely monstrous sound!Two drum kits with added kick mic on the floor tom for extra weight, shattering heavy bass guitar (mic’d with a vintage ribbon, sm57, Akg d12 and DI from the Orange amp running through my old school Marshall 4×10 with the deeper cabinet, routed via a klark teknik EQ and drawmer 1960 from the matrix of the allen and Heath), two vocalists (both of whom insisted on holding the mic’s, and i can tell why, demonising it for hours on end to their cores and beyond) and two noise makers with all sorts of spring and plate reverbs, circuit bent electronics and drills and saws and for a minute there I thought i was still building! Full studio pics on the way when I can get a camera better than my phone to do it all justice.
#studiobuild #studioopening #recordingstudio #masteringstudio #masteringengineer #mastering #music #musicstudio #musicproducer #musicproduction #slothhammer #leeds Grateful beyond belief to Lecky and Si @templeofboomleeds @anxiousdad Adam for all the hours of joinery and everyone else who’s lent a hand along the way, it’s been a long six months of learning curves and curveballs but it’s all sounding incredible, glad I spent so long not cutting corners, it really looks like I’ve spent a lot more money than I actually have, even if that is every penny I do have. #diyordie #declaredsound
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A day of setting up the new powerhorse, full on megabeast of a home-built PC housed in Trooper casing! Ain’t no mac in this house! #trooper #pc #studiobuild #mastering #masteringengineer #masteringstudio #musicstudio #recordingstudio #music #sound #audio #musicproducer #musicproduction #liquidcooling #declaredsound
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Tubes are glowing, I’m almost open! #studiobuild #mastering #masteringengineer #masteringstudio #musicstudio #recordingstudio #music #audio #sound #musicproducer #musicproduction #musician #leeds #declaredsound
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Paint job done! #studiobuild #mastering #masteringstudio #masteringengineer #music #sound #audio #recordingstudio #musicstudio #musican #musicproducer #musicproduction #leeds #declaredsound
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Following on from my homemade bass traps… The result of a lot of research, patience, design, sourcing materials, construction and testing. I am lucky enough to own a pair of Dunlavy speakers, some of the best speakers ever made, and I wanted to be sure I get the most out of them. I didn’t trust companies making their own acoustic panels – amazing how many charge crazy money yet refuse to make technical details of frequency absorption available, so I developed and built my own. Measuring the frequency response of the room and carefully matching the acoustic materials to precise room locations in order to create a flat and balanced room that allows the incredible performance of Dunlavy’s waveform accuracy to shine. Inordinately proud of myself listening to the room change as I mounted these yesterday, millimetre perfect focus away from the room and right to where it matters – the speakers. #studiobuild #mastering #masteringstudio #masteringengineer #musicstudio #recordingstudio #music #musician #musicproducer #musicproduction #sound #audio #acoustics #soundproofing #acoustictreatment #vinyl #cassette #tape #digital #CD #analogue #dunlavy #speakers #leeds #declaredsound
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Laying the acoustic carpet #studiobuild #mastering #masteringengineer #masteringstudio #acoustics #soundproofing #music #audio #sound #musician #musicproducer #musicproduction #musicstudio #livingthedream #diy #leeds #declaredsound
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Truly levelling up with the new studio build – just purchased an absolutely mint pair of Dunlavy which are up there with some of the very best speakers ever made, each standing 6ft tall ready to go into my fully acoustic treated custom built mastering suite #audiophile #mastering #masteringengineer #masteringstudio #dunlavy #passivemastering #music #musicstudio #sound #audio #leeds #acoustics #declaredsound
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Final deliveries for the build. #studiobuild #musicstudio #mastering #masteringengineer #masteringstudio #recordingstudio #music #sound #audio #soundproofing #acoustics #musician #musicproducer #musicproduction #leeds #declaredsound (at Declared Sound)
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