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THE STUDIO

South City is a label and media trusted recording studio with releases on major labels such as Warner Music.
Our releases have won awards for our artists and have had National radio play on stations such as BBC Radio 1, RADIO X, XS Manchester plus many more.


 We are a hybrid recording studio that combines the convenience of a digital workflow with the classic analogue sound of vintage hardware. Our DAW is Pro Tools Ultimate which gives you 2,048 audio tracks and our AD DA conversion is parallel to the biggest studios in the industry.  We have a treated air conditioned control room, with 3 stage monitoring. Each monitoring setup has been tuned to the room to ensure your mix translates to any speaker system outside of the studio. We love mics and have a comprehensive microphone collection. Our large live room provides a well lit and vibey space. We have acoustic exciters on the walls which can be used or baffled.

EQUIPMENT

COMPUTER:

Apple Mac Pro

Apple Mac Studio

DAW:
Pro Tools Ultimate


ENGINE:
HDX DSP powered Pro Tools Carbon.

 

INPUTS:
21 high end analogue inputs.
SSL, API (512) & NEVE (1073) channel strips both pre’s and EQ.
2 Cranborne Camden pre’s.
8 analogue inputs from Pro Tools Carbon.
8 analogue inputs from Audient ASP 880.

 

OUTBOARD GEAR:
Analogue eq’s:
SSL E series, API 550B and NEVE 1073LB
Stereo optical tube compressor.

 

MONITORING:
Industry standard 3 stage monitoring through Yamaha NS10m STUDIO, Yamaha HS 8 and 2 focal twins.

 

SOFTWARE:
Comprehensive plug in library

 

AMPLIFICATION:

Ashly FTX-1501
X2 Marshall JCM900's

X2 Blackstar heads and cabs
Peavey B
ass Cab

 

DRUMS: 
Tama Drum Kit

Black Panther Snare Drum

1970's Ludwig Snare Drum 

SPACE:
Treated control room for flat response.
Large treated live room with optional acoustic exciters.

MICROPHONES: ... Lots of microphones!

FACILITIES
 

LIFTS

Serviced, heavy goods lift that open to spacious floors. Plus, easily accessible passenger lifts.

TOILETS

Regularly cleaned toilets, on the same floor as the studio.

COMFORT

Comfortable seating available in both the live room and control room.

SECURITY

24/7 security patrol and manned security lodge.

PARKING

Extensive, FREE on-site parking.

KITCHEN AREA

Kitchen area for refreshments; including fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave. Tea, coffee and cold drinks available.

CAFE

Local tea room/cafe on Floor 1 (Vintage emporium).

AIR-CON

Air-conditioned control room.

BAR

Bar situated on the floor above the studio.

WI-FI

Free Wi-Fi available throughout the building.

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