If you are a seasoned audio engineer in need of a cutting-edge live multitrack session, mixing, or mastering venue in the tri-state area/Northeast, look no further. We want you to create at our state-of-the-art hybrid analog recording studio which boasts a Solid State Logic XL Desk and full Protools, Logic and Abelton capability. FULL STUDIO DESCRIPTION AND COMPLETE GEAR LIST
SSL STUDIO RENTAL (day rates only): $550/day
The Verso Studios Advantage
At the center of Verso recording studios is our Solid State Logic - XL Desk, developed by leading industry experts, including renown recording artist and innovator, Peter Gabriel.
Referred to as the Rolls Royce of studio consoles, it’s been claimed by many that SSL consoles have mixed more #1 records than any other console manufacturer that has ever existed or will exist. SSL consoles have been used on countless iconic recordings by: AC/DC, Alice Cooper, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Rush, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, X, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Primal Scream, Massive Attack, Pet Shop Boys, The Raconteurs, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler the Creator, Kate Bush, Madonna, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Tori Amos, Norah Jones and many more. SSL consoles are currently in service at legendary studios including Abbey Road, Sonic Ranch and Tree Sound Studios.
Our SSL XL Desk is a hybrid console that enables analog workflow to be captured into digital audio software (ProTools, Abelton, Logic) with infinite post-production possibility. This hybrid console allows for a modernized workflow that has become a leading industry standard used by our most beloved and distinguished artists. The XL Desk’s sound is a wide, warm and familiar sound you know and love from your classic artists, albums, and pop recording renaissance of the 60’s and 70’s. Analog gear imparts a sonic characteristic onto recordings that digital emulations simply cannot.
Within the realms of art, music and multimedia there lies a secret code or knowledge, a mysterious DNA of influences, materials and technology that produces a captivating, beloved work of art. As Lou Reed once said, “My music and my photos are the same thing. There’s all this technical stuff in back of it, but it’s mainly just a set up so you can go on feeling.” Here at Verso Studios, your art is your own – each creative session is marked by what you bring to it. Technology is simply a means to feeling, but, it helps knowing Verso Studios is equipped with truly world class design and components to set you up for a potentially remarkable end result.
Unique Recording Studio Components
- 21 channels of outboard analog compression from leading manufacturers such as: SSL, Universal Audio, and IGS.
- 16 channels of SSL 611 EQs. Highly detailed and precise EQs great for tracking and mixing.
- 4 channels of Universal Audio’s famed 1176 limiting amplifiers, including:
o 2 Revision D’s known for their use on drums
o 1 Revision G noted for its transparency,
o 1 Revision A known as the blue-stripe 1176. This iconic 1968 compressor was created by Bill Putnam (often referred to as “the father of modern recording”). This classic unit, limited to just a few hundred produced, has midrange presence that cuts through mix with distinctive sound. Used by: Prince, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day.
- SSL G-bus compressor. Often referred to as “the glue” of countless hit records.
- Three pairs of industry-standard studio monitors, including: ATC SCM25As, Yamaha NS10s, and Auratones for precise track mixing. This monitor trio delivers a true perspective on what your track will sound like on a high-fidelity stereo, car, and phone.
- Ten, Schoeps V4 U Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones, a high-end condenser vocal microphone. Ideal for a transparent and detailed recording.
- Roland TR08 Rhythm Composer. Known as the world’s most famous drum machine, used on classic tracks from Afrika Bambaataa, Marvin Gaye, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Whitney Houston, Kesha, Madonna, Outkast, Talking Heads, New Order, and Phil Collins. Excellent 808 documentary trailer here
- Moog Grandmother, analog semi modular 32-key synthesizer. Sound like Brian Eno, Roxy Music, Berlin-era Bowie, 70’s Who, Harmonia, Cluster, Kraftwerk etc.