THE SOUND & THE METHOD

 

We feel very strongly that the more dedication you put into the creation of a product, the more intense of an experience your product is able to deliver. We use Analog Equipment Only, from the recording console to the classic effects like spring reverb, tape delay & Binson Echorecs. This makes our sound true and revealing. The workflow matching this authentic approach to music production is creative and technical, requiring the utmost of everyone working on a sonic masterpiece. World class signal paths, out of the box effect engineering and ultimate focus on performance, these are just a couple of examples of why so many analog music productions stood the test of time.

Our tape recorders are calibrated to sonic perfection for SM900 with Magnetic Reference Laboratory Calibration tape, in order to ensure the perfect high fidelity sound experience the Golden Age of Analog Multi-tracking were famous for.

The Ampex MM1000 was the first 16-Track ever to be Mass produced. Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John are just a couple of artists who had their hits made on a Master Maker, and from the few left in fine working state around the world, we are the proud owners of #152. The AMPEX MM1000 is legendary for his great sound and robust build. Hence his nickname "The Beast".

The Orion is manufactured in the Netherlands by D&R and used to belong to the late Pieter Nieboer, former sound engineer of Golden Earring. It is an incredible clean and beautifully transparent sounding console, making it a perfect match for our tape machines.

For the mixdown and cutting of the master tape we use a rather well known Telefunken M15 and his 'red' brother from the DDR: the VEB Tontechnik T2221.

Recording and Mixing 70's Style

The Lullabye Factory is thé place for analog recording and mixing. This is how we can nail that 70's sound without any emulation. We use the same equipment and workflow, no computer anywhere in sight! We do all our multi tracking on the AMPEX MM1000 and the mono/stereo mixdown we do realtime to onto one of our 1/4 inch master tapedecks. Delivering this master tape to the vinyl cutting plant you could be releasing an LP that has never seen a converter, just like all those fantastic sounding records from the 60's and 70's.

Would you like to do your project only partially within the analog domain? Contact us for the options.

Authentic Outboard Gear & Analog Effects

We have a variety of the classic analog effects that have been used on oldschool but also modern records to give them that true sound like Spring Reverb, BINSON echorec, Tape Delay & the Echo Room technique. No emulation is our credo: we love the real sound of things.

ANALOG MASTERING

With our Analog Tape Mastering Service we can master your (digital) tracks all analog. This happens on our Telefunken M15, VEB T2221 or 2 channels on our AMPEX. Contact us for the options and to try out our Analog Mastering Service!