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Studio renovations update…

All building work on the studio has now officially finished! Chris and Matt our two trusty builders for the past 6 weeks have done a fantastic job on the renovation and all that is left for us to do now is paint! We are still awaiting the carpets in the chillout room and for the second fix from the electrician which is happening tomorrow and then we will reopen properly. We now boast a lovely, spacious lounge area with fitted kitchen as well as a super new toilet facility that even comes with a vaulted ceiling! We have kept the new area as light as possible, with lots of natural light from the new windows and also the new reception area. Check back soon for new...

Studio renovations update…

The studio extension is coming on a treat. The whole area has been tacked out with plasterboard ready to be plastered and we have had an electrician in for a few evenings to sort out all the new supply. We have managed to link the two new rooms in to the existing control room via new patchbays so that we now have 4 inter-connected rooms. This is awesome news as it means we can now track a lot more of our sessions completely live! We will still track drums in the live room but can now separate 2 amps in other rooms and the bass in the isolation room and even vocal guides in the control room meaning that clients (you!) will be able to get a whole lot more from your time at Threecircles Studios! You’ll be glad to know as well that our prices are to remain the same for the foreseeable future so you’ll get even more for your money! Other changes are that we now have natural light in the chillout room and toilets which adds a new ambience entirely and have a PA system fitted into the walls so we can patch through your demo into the chillout area to listen to your mix on a consumer system. The office area is set to double as a writing room with a Logic rig with various synths, samplers etc that we will be able to rent out at a separate rate to the main studio with the benefit that it will also be connected to the main studio and isolation room if tracks need to...

Studio renovation to start

Building work will commence at Threecircles Audio  in a matter of weeks. We have employed a building firm to do major groundwork at the site and studio to add major improvements. Major drainage works will be carried out at the farm to enable us to add new kitchen and toilet facilities and we will also have a new lounge area and listening post with somewhere to kick back and relax! This will mean that we will also be increasing the size of the main live room due to the new space next door. We will be adding an office which will also double as a programming/writing room where we can finally find a permanent home for a lot of the synths/samplers and other hardware units that we had to move to make way for the new equipment in the studio. We are also proposing to equip the new writing room to allow us to offer video editing to our list of services.  The building work is due to start in a few weeks so keep your eyes peeled for more information as it progresses. We will post pictures of the work as it happens. Keep your eye out for changes to our charges as well which will inevitably have to increase slightly to cover our increased overheads. Watch this...

New Focusrite Liquid Mix

Threecircles Audio are proud new owners of the Focusrite Liquid Mix. The unit emulates vintage recording equipment and gives you hands-on control of 40 different compressor emulations and 20 different EQs from some of the most revered analogue processors in history. For example, one of the preset compressors is based on the Universal Audio/UREI 1176SN mono limiting amplifier which would cost around £2000 on the private market. Well now we can offer our clients the sound of the unit itself due to Focusrite’s amazing Liquid Technology which many experts find hard to distinguish from the real thing! Check out the complete specs and list of...
Studio upgrades

Studio upgrades

We had the great fortune to win a handsome amount of equipment at Sounds Expo in 2007. We have now hugely increased the quality of the equipment we have in all areas, especially our AD/DA convertors which are Apogee Rosetta 800s, some of the best convertors money can buy. In English?  The AD (analogue to digital) convertors are the means by which the signal coming from the microphone is converted into a digital signal for processing in the computer environment. It therefore follows that the better the conversion process, the better quality recordings can be made. We also managed to land ourselves new monitors in the shape of Genelec 8030As. These help us hear the recordings we make even clearer than before and have helped to improve the quality of our mixing as well.  One further upgrade to the studio which is worth it’s weight in gold is the SSL Duende plugin DSP unit. SSL (Solid State Logic) are a company based in Oxford who have made some of the best large format analogue consoles in history. There is a high chance that one of your own favourite albums will have been recorded or mixed on one member of the SSL family. Now we can offer clients some of the legendary SSL sound. The Duende unit allows you to process audio tracks with emulations of the Channel strips and Bus Compressor from the legendary SSL 4000E/G series consoles. Not only that but we can offer an amazing 32 channels of processing at the same...
New Plugins From Sonnox

New Plugins From Sonnox

Chris decided to go to Sounds Expo again this year. We unfortunately didn’t win the big prize giveaway but did come back with some new plugins. We purchased the Sonnox 6-pack plugin set which includes: Oxford Dynamics, EQ, Limiter, TransMod, Reverb, and the Inflator. The plugins are ported directly from the Sony Oxford digital console and provide quality signal processing for native systems. The compressor plugin is worth the admission price alone. It is a very discrete processor that allows you to achieve extra loudness and warmth without unwanted sonic artifacts sometimes added by inferior products. Check out the full specs of the Sonnox plugins...