home of the legendary ampex sound
The Lullabye Factory is an All Analog Recording Studio, Record Label & Booking Agency located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our philosophy is creating soulful analog recordings to analog industry standards, in an atmosphere where artists feel right at home. We maintain a casual Art Gallery currently showing a selection of analog black & white photo prints shot and developed by photographer Joop Boek. He made some exceptional photo's in the 80's and 90's of musicians and amongst the selection gracing our walls are B. B. King, Ray Charles, John Mayall, Candy Dulfer, Herman Brood, Andre Hazes and more!
The Epicentre of The Lullabye Factory is a D&R Orion analog studio console paired with a AMPEX MM1000 16-Track 2 inch Tape Recorder. 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. The Ampex MM1000 was the first 16-Track ever to be Mass produced, and from the few left in fine working state around the world, we own the only one in the country. The AMPEX MM1000 is legendary for his great sound and robust build. Hence his nickname "The Beast".
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 Days of Analog Multitracking were famous for.
Our workflow is one that is direct and engaging, our focus being on artistic revelation. 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.
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. 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.
If it is still possible to deliver the same soulful great sounding records, why not aim for it all the time?
Analog Recording & Mixing - We offer ANALOG recording at The Lullabye Factory. After the recording stage we can mix your work fully analog onto a 1/4 inch studio master tape, ready to be shipped to the vinyl or cassette factory.
Would you like to do your project only partially within the analog domain? Contact us for the options.
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.
Analog Recording ON location - For recording on location we use our 16 track portable, not so very portable, Tascam MSR 16 track tape recorder in combination with our D&R series 1000 20 channels mixing console.
Analog Mobile Studio - It is even possible to create an Analog Mobile Studio for longer periods of time. In case you would like to record an album in the middle of nowhere in some cabin or an oldschool castle for that matter!