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Recording Studio                              Bookings : 02 9565-1123

Welcome to Stagedoor's NEW Recording Facility.

 

Rebuilt from the ground up by our new Chief Engineer Mark de Berard , its designed to not only be cutting edge but also feel like a place where you could create your next masterpiece. 

 

We have spent the last 8 months researching what musicians want in a studio and created a series of products that give the modern musician what they have asked for.

 

So What did we learn  ?               Musicians want to feel safe that their investment is treated with respect 

                                                  and walk away with a recording that is impressive and inspirational.

 

                                                  So what we did was build a new studio with the following...

                

                                                  New Digital Midas M32 Desk, and Analogue Equipment, 

                                                  A Selection of Vintage and New Microphones

                                                  Midas Pre Amps

                                                  A comprehensive recall function for every project.

                                                  Your project is saved so that we can continue work at any time

                                                  without having to set it all up again. The Midas Desk will snap back to

                                                  saved project parameters to continue the flow.

                                                

                                                  An engineer with experience that cares about your project ,

                                                  that is fun to work with , professional , knows his music , can play instruments.                                                     has an outstanding ear for production ideas and is keen to deliver over and above  

                                                  expectations.

 

                                                  A Facility that inspires creativity without having to look at the clock.

 

                                      

                               

 

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Listen to some of your favourite records, the MD 421 was probably there in the studio, helping the masters make history, on toms, guitar, and bass cabinets. Able to withstand the levels and pressures of nearly any musical source, in the studio and on the road they are built to perform. The MD 421 II is a go-to mic and one that you need in your collection if you are recording bands and instruments.

 
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The Sennheiser MD 441-U is acknowledged as the most accurate and versatile dynamic mics available. It has a nearly textbook perfect super-cardioid pattern, a five-position low frequency contour switch, a two-position high frequency switch, a critically damped internal shock suspension, and a hum bucking coil. Perfect for vocals and virtually every instrument. One of the finest Dynamic super-cardioid microphones on the scene, offering the sound quality of a condenser mic. Balanced sound. Precise and distortion-free reproduction even at highest sound pressure levels.

 
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I've been using the Sennheiser MD 409 for about four years and have found them to be one of the best dynamic microphones I have used and are great for a number of different applications. Due to the nature of the way this microphone is shaped, it is great to put up on the grill of an electric guitar amp. It also sounds great on tom tom drums and vocals. I have seen the MD 409 used for vocal mics on stage a number of times, including in Pink Floyd's Live at Pompeii. However, its best sound application is probably for electric guitar amps as it really shines in this scenario

 

The Mix Console is the heart of any studio , The Midas M32 is an award winning piece of equipment that will deliver faithful and reliable service.   Features that exceed any recording situation are now at our fingertips. 

 

 

Midas M32 Features

 

  • Studio recording digital console with up to 40 simultaneous input channels
  • 32 award-winning MIDAS microphone preamplifiers
  • 25 time-aligned and phase-coherent mix buses
  • AES50 networking allows up to 96 inputs and 96 outputs
  • Open architecture allows for future 96 kHz operation
  • 192 kHz ADC and DAC converters for outstanding audio performance
  • Industry-leading design by Bentley* Motors Designer
  • High-performance carbon fibre, aluminium and high-impact steel structure
  • 40 bit floating point digital signal processing
  • 8 DCA and 6 mute groups
  • 8 stereo signal processing effects engines
  • 25 MIDAS PRO motorised 100 mm faders
  • Daylight viewable 7” full colour TFT display screen
  • 32 x 32 channel USB 2.0 audio interface
  • DAW remote control emulations of Mackie Control* and HUI* protocols
  • Optional wireless remote control with MIDAS Apps for iPhone* and iPad*
  • Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply
  • 10-Year Warranty Program*
  • Designed and engineered in the U.K.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Live Room (aka Studio #7)

 
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Live Room (aka Studio #7)

 
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Live Room (aka Studio #7)

 
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Second & Larger live room now up n running

(aka Studio # 2)

 

Technical Support Mark de Berard 0413 370 392

 

 

 

Premium Microphone Package : 

 

3 x Sennheiser MD 441-N

 

3 x Sennheiser MD 421-U

 

2 x AKG C 414 EB 

 

1 x AKG D20

 

2 x Carlec CB21C

 

2 x Beyerdynamic MC930

 

2 x Sennheiser MKH 405

 

2 x Sennheiser MKH406 P48

 

2 x Sennheiser  MD 509 Blackfire

 

1 x Sennheiser  MD 409 N 

 

1 x Electrovoice  N/D 868 

 

1 x Rode Classic Original

 

2 x Rode NT2-A

 

4 x Sure SM 57 's

 

2 x Sure SM 57 Beta's

 

6 x Sure SM 58 's

 

and the list goes on ....

 

 

 

Monitors :

 

Altec Lansing  PC Speaker Set with 4 inch Sub

 

Yamaha HS7   Self Powered

 

Jensen QX45   with custom cross over @ 300 HZ , 1.4 KHZ & 4.5 KHZ

 

Jensen QX95   2 x 10 Sub

 

 

DAW's

 

We use both Pro Tools and Cubase 9.5 Pro.  Any session can be exported from Cubase to Pro Tools or vice versa.

 

We can prep your files for export to Pro Tools Session.

 

We can import any file to mix, edit or repair.

 

 

 

Analogue Outboard Effects . Compressors and EQ

 

 

SPL Vitalizer MKII tube EQ

 

Orban 412a Stereo Compressor

 

Aphex Studio Dominator modified by David Peach

 

UBK Tweaker Mono Compressor

 

4 x ARX Quadcomp  Compressors

 

2 x Class A Firestudio Tube Preamps

 

4 x ET 12 Compressors

 

Alesis Midiverb

 

DOD 908 R Vintage Delay

 

Tascam SS-R250 N  Dedicated Solid State Recorder.

 

 

 

In Box Plug Ins :

 

16 Breathtaking FX “Plug-Ins” Based on True Physical Modeling, giving you access to a total of 50+ effects that would otherwise cost tens of thousands of dollars in hardware.

This new generation of high-end FX “Plug-Ins” is based on True Physical Modeling of classic audio hardware. We essentially “rebuilt” classic analogue gear in the digital domain and included models of legendary processors such as...

 

Urei’s 1176*,Teletronix LA-2A* and Fairchild 670* compressors as well as the legendary Pultec* EQP-1a and EQ5 equalisers etc. We also added a cutting-edge 5-band multiband compressor.
Last but not least, the M32 can now run 4 studio-quality stereo reverbs together with 8 channels of 31-band graphic EQ. This allows you to replace your old outboard gear with a fully recallable onboard solution.

 

 

Inbox Plug Ins

 

UBK Clairphonic

Izotope Nectar

Izotope Alloy 2

Izotope DDL Stereo Delay

 

Cubase Pro Compressors and FX Package.

 

 

 

VIDEO EDITING 

 

Power Director 15

 

Photo Director 15

 

Audio Forensics & Repair Modules

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Tracking 8 piece Jazz band

in our new Large Live Room

 

Technical Support Mark de Berard 0413 370 392

 

 

Products and Services : 

 

 

Pre Production Tracking : Recorded live in your rehearsal room to 8 Track digital recording @ 44.1 k @ 16 Bit Sample Rate , Our Engineer will be with you in the room operating and monitoring the recording for you. At the end of the session you have the option to take your files with you or opt for our engineer to mix them on the spot. What you will need is a minimum 8 gig SD Card.   Record Time is approximately 2 hours.

 

In the 2 hours you should be able to run through your songs a few times and then pick the best take.

 

Microphones used : Standard Mic Package

 

Options : We can supply Drums & Amps which are set up and miked before you arrive to save time ( extra charge please refer to backline hire page link )

 

Product Cost $75per hr + Gst minimum 2 hour booking.    Book Now : 02 9565-1123

 

 

 

Pro Tracking : Recorded live in Room 7 to 16 Ch Digital recording through our Midas Desk and Premium Midas Pre Amps at either 44.1 k or 48 k 16 or 24 bit , At the end of the session you have the option to take your files with you or opt for our engineer to mix them on the spot.

 

Microphones Used : Premium Mic Package

 

Options : We can supply Drums & Amps which are set up and miked before you arrive to save time ( extra charge please refer to backline hire page link )

 

 

Product Cost $85per hr + Gst minimum 4 hour booking.    Book Now : 02 9565-1123

 

 

 

 

Day Hire of Studio : 600+ GST PD All inclusive is Control Room , Room 7 ( live Room ) Premium Mic Package , Premium Midas Pre Amps recorded @ at either 44.1 k or 48 k, @ 16 or 24 Bit , Class A Valve Pre Amps , Premium Outboard FX , Pre Amps and Compressors, Engineer Included.

 

For Every day booked you get 1 hour of File Editing Free. this service is done after the recording to edit files. At the end of the session you have the option to take your files with you or opt for our engineer to mix them in your next session. This product qualifies for our Block Mixing Rate.

 

 

Options : We can supply Drums & Amps which are set up, tuned and miked before you arrive to save time ( extra charge please refer to backline hire page link )                   Book Now : 02 9565-1123

 

 

 

Block Mixing Rate : 8 Hours @ $500 PD + GST , Engineer supplied with Control Room , Midas Premium Desk , Huge Range of Premium Wave Plug ins and Premium Outboard FX and Equipment. You also have the option to Track Over Dubs if necessary. ( done in control room )   8 Hour Session , for every day booked you get one hour of editing free.

 

 

Options : We can supply Amps and Instruments which are set up, tuned and miked before you arrive to save time ( extra charge please refer to backline hire page link )           Book Now : 02 9565-1123

 

 

 

EP Package : $1900+GST 4 Days @ 8 Hours a Day : includes half day of rehearsals which are recorded live to listen back, 2 free hours of editing. The other 3.5 days can be split up any way you want. You can dedicate to tracking or tracking and mixing. You can also opt to split the session after the drums are tracked. EG 2 days of tracking then come back at a later stage for over dubs and mixing.

 

 

Options : We can supply Drums & Amps which are set up, tuned and miked before you arrive to save time ( extra charge please refer to backline hire page link )               Book Now : 02 9565-1123

 

 

Album Package : $3100 + GST    7 Days @ 8 Hours a Day LOCK OUT : includes full day of rehearsals which are recorded live for review, 5 free hours of editing. The other 6 days can be split up any way you want. You can dedicate to tracking or tracking and mixing. You can also opt to split the session after the drums are tracked. EG 2 days of tracking then come back at a later stage for over dubs and mixing.

 

 

Options : We can supply Drums & Amps which are set up, tuned and miked before you arrive to save time ( extra charge please refer to backline hire page link )                    Book Now : 02 9565-1123

 

 

Mastering : We can master in box : $39 Per track + GST , Minimum of 3 tracks. No hourly rate applicable.

 

Or Use a combination of In Box and our out box Analog Mastering Chain : $49 Per Track + GST , Minimum of 3 tracks. No hourly rate applicable.

 

 

AUDIO REPAIRS AND EDITING @ $40 per hr

 

We have a range of Audio tools to repair your files if they are damaged or noisy.