STUDIO A

studioA

25'x27' asymetrical. 18' arching ceiling. Redwood plank walls. Great sounding for drums or guitar amps. Entire bands can play at the same time. Even metal.

Plus ISO rooms for piano recording, vocals & guitar re-amping, etc.

Main tracking and mixing studio —40-input vintage Trident TSM with 64 inputs at mixdown.

ProTools 24 I/O track HD system and these analog tape recorders. Studer 1/2" & Otari 1/4" half track master decks.

Day Rates: Please call us at 503-228-2222.

Digital or Analog Tracking & Mixing

Plenty of in house instruments to utilize for your album recording: Drums, snares, Hammond B3 122 Leslie, lotsa guitar amps, percussions, grand piano, & synths. Track & mix your record here thru the great preamps & EQs on our 1980 Trident TSM mixer. We also have many studio classics in our extensive collection of hardware. And of course ProTools HD.lets rock

Even if you tracked in any digital format you can get the analog warmth from using the best real gear. We are the best equipped studio in Portland for this traditional method of making records. Get your mixes 'OUT-of-the-BOX', with the authentic character of analog circuitry only vintage gear provides.

Get crazy and mix onto a Studer 1/2" or Otari 1/4" tape deck, and then you'll have the dynamic response and warmth that truly embody the analog aesthetic so fervently sought after by today's recording artists. It really does sounds richer!

Professional-Grade, Cutting-Edge Digital Tools

We have the various digital tools too. As fashionable and acclaimed as analog recording technology is, digital provides certain essentials of music production, & we have just as much of that gear at our mouse tips. Software is getting bettter at providing accurate emulations of analog studio hardware. Your engineer has to be up on these evolving tools to know what sounds best.

But you can't make microphones or mic preamplifiers digital easily . Not for the last 80 years.

So at CloudCitySound you have the best of these recording tools, a great sounding room, and all the digital stuff that qualifys for top quality professional modern music production.

Quotes From Others

"One of the best sounding consoles ever built. The mic pre is based on the extended frequency response Trident TSM series input module... According to the manufacturer, the preamp measures an E.I.N. of -126.4 dBu (with 200 ohm input source); at max output of +28 dBu, dynamic range is a whopping 154 dB."

"Diamond Dogs was a milestone in Bowie's career as it reunited him with Tony Visconti, who provided string arrangements and helped mix the album at his own Good Earth Studios in London, on a Trident TSM, brand new from Trident at the time, console. Visconti would go on to co-produce much of Bowie's work for the rest of the decade."

" The Trident is quite possibly the best sounding console ever. Of course that, as well as all I say here, is strictly my opinion, but I'm sure most would agree about the Trident. "

The Trident TSM analog mixing desk in studio A is quite famous for making a lot a great records. Some notable albums done on Trident TSM's -

Pink Floyd "The Wall" David Bowie
Queen
Police's "Regatta de Blanc"
Phil Collins Against All Odds
Hall & Oates
Butch Vig/ Garbage
Kiss
Public Enemy
The Buggles "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Modest Mouse - 2003
The Strokes - Modern Girls
Stephen Malkmus & Jicks
Afghan Whigs - Congregation - 1991
Built to Spill - Ancient Melodies of the Future - 2000
MXPX - No Action - 1999
Foo Fighters - 1996
Soundgarden - New Damage - Badmotorfinger - She Likes Surprises
These consoles were hand built in England by Malcom Toft himself from 1974-1981

Studio A Gear


Trident TSM Analog Recording Console

  • 40 classic Trident Eq's

Preamps

  • 40 channels of Trident TSM

  • API dual 512

  • Inventory changing July 1- lots more coming

Monitors

  • Genelec and Mackie and...

  • Hearback headphone system

Analog Equalizers

  • 40 Channels of parametric Trident TSM

  • Potrzebie Veeblefetzer

  • Inventory changing July 1- lots more coming

Analog Compressor Limiters

  • DBX 165 (x2)

  • Inventory changing July 1- lots more coming
  • Effects

  • Lexicon PCM 70 reverb

  • Inventory changing July 1- lots more coming

Analog Recorders

  • Studer A-820 1/2" half track

  • Otari MTR 12 1/4" half track

DAW

  • ProTools 10

  • HD2 Accel 24 I/O 192

  • Command 8

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