The Studio

The main recording room at HarbourTone is:

  • fully isolated and soundproofed from the outside world
  • acoustically designed with a mixture of sound absorbing panels and wood to create a dry and controlled recording space
  • air conditioned and ventilated to provide constant fresh air at the right temperature
  • clean, creative, and relaxed environment for producing your next recording project

Tracking Room
The Control Room:

At heart of HarbourTone is the control room. This is where playback of recorded material is heard, edited, mixed down and produced. Producer & engineer, Alex Buchanan, works from the control room and will guide you through the recording process. Fully equipped with Pro Tools recording software and a variety of software and hardware audio tools, HarbourTone’s recording system is suited for any recording project of any genre.

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RECORDING SYSTEM:
Avid Pro Tools 11
Avid 003 Rack+ Audio Interface
Focusrite OctoPre 8 channel preamp

COMPUTER SYSTEM:
Mac Pro 8-Core Processor

MONITORING:
Mackie MRMK2 near field monitors
Alesis Monitor One near field monitors
Audio-Technica ATM-M40fs & ATM-M30 headphones

MICROPHONES:
AKG C 414 B-ULS
AKG C 451 B (x2 stereo matched pair)
Audio-Technica AT4040 (x2)
Audio-Technica AT825 stereo mic
Audio-Technica ATM25
Shure SM57
Shure SM58
Shure Beta 91A
Shure Beta52
MXL 2001
MXL 601
MXL V250
Apex 460 tube mic
Apex 430 with mod
Apex 175 shotgun mic

OUTBOARD PROCESSING:
ART 2-channel Tube PreAmp System

SOFTWARE PLUGINS:
Waves Plugins Platinum Bundle + SSL
IVORY Virtual Grand Piano and many other instruments
Melodyne
FXpansion BFD3 drum module
Digidesign Factory

KEYBOARDS:
Roland RD-300NX – full size, weighted keys
Roland VR-700 – digital organ
Yamaha DX7 – vintage synth
Yamaha Music Station – 49 key controller

INSTRUMENTS:
Hammond M3 vintage organ with Leslie speaker
Yamaha CP-70 Electric Baby Grand Piano
Young Chang Acoustic Upright Piano
Yamaha Acoustic Guitar
Fender Jazz American Highway One Bass
Fender American Stratocaster Electric Guitar

LIVE SOUND SYSTEM:
Yamaha 16 channel powered mixer
Yamaha 12″ passive mains (x2) and monitor wedges (x2)
Yorkville 10″ passive speakers (x2)
Mackie 1604-VLZ PRO mixer