Firefly Studios offer high specification equipment, professional engineering and creative production skills, a supportive relaxed atmosphere right on the edge of Dawlish Warren. From bands and solo artists to the spoken word, whatever your starting point we can assist your creative process to help you bring your project to full fruition.
High Definition digital recording
The Studio is based around Cubase 5 digital recording system which give us stunning 24 bit sound quality and instant on screen editing and manipulation. We can, for instance, take the best harmony and paste it into each verse or make a composite of the vocal takes.
Re-mixing and Mastering
We also specialise in re mixing previously recorded material from other studios and there are full mastering facilities available to produce a Cd Master ready for duplication. We are able to produce the complete CD here.
The Studio is based Cubase 5 digital recording system which give us stunning 24 bit sound quality and instant on screen editing and manipulation. We can, for instance,take the best harmony and paste it into each verse or make a composite of the vocal takes.
The Live Room has it’s own TFT Monitor so you can follow every step of the recording process graphically as well as audibly.
Desk: Mackie x200 x bus 72 channel 8 bus mixing desk with Mackie Control Surface providing total mix automation with flying faders.
Recording: Focusrite 56 High Definition Recording with sample rates up to 192kHz.
Tascam DA30 mk2 Tascam CD Recorder and Tascam tape recorders
Monitoring: Mackie HR824 High Resolution Studio Monitors,
Samson power amp.
Beyer, Sennheiser and Sony headphones.
Microphones: Rode NT2 and various Shure SM57/8s and PZM’s
Computers: Intel Quad Core4x2.8Ghz, Pentium 4/3.6Ghz X 2. Software: Cubase 5 , Sony Sound Forge , Sony CD Architect, Sibelius, Gigasampler, Reason & Ableton Live.
Plug-ins: We have a very large selection of top quality plug-ins such as Lexicon & Eventide reverbs; Neve, Fairchild, Urei, Teletronix and DBX compressors; as well as as a full selection Waves processors including the C4 multiband compressor, the L series Limiters, Q Clone and S1 Stereo Imager to name but a few.
We also have TC mastering software and Hardware.
Keyboards: Access Virus KC, Yamaha Studio Piano, Native Intruments B4, Arturia Mini Moog
Guitars: Acoustic Guitars, Native Instuments Guitar Rig
Percussion: Congas, Djembes, Bongos, Daraboukas, Tablas, and other ethnic percussion
Rates – £25 per hour (inc engineer, no VAT)