The studio has been designed by Roger Darcy of Recording Architecture.
Roger is a no nonsense architect who has an excellent understanding of
how musicians and engineers expect to perceive sound. Each recording room
has a different ambience so that a variety of sonic textures can be achieved,
from small and dry to medium, to big and airy. This has all been done
while achieving a good level of soundproofing and also maintaining good
vision between the rooms for better communication between musicians.
When it comes to mixing we have enough inputs and outputs so that some
of Beechpark’s excellent analogue gear can be inserted into Pro Tools.
Not to mention two EMT plates, a 140 and a 240 Gold Foil! To create a stable
mix session it is important that the word clock is stable for good converter
quality. We use a Digidesign Sync I/O for this and our complete system is
backed up by a Universal Power Supply which keeps the voltage stable and
also keeps the computer from shutting down in the event of a power failure.
Hear the Difference
Mastering is the final doorway your music passes through on its journey
from creation to the consumer's hand. It is the technical and creative
act of balancing, equalizing and enhancing, analog or digital recordings
so that the finished product will have attained the maximum musicality and
competitiveness in the open market. It is the glue that turns
a collection of songs into an album, a balanced listening experience that
feels right from beginning to end. Your mastered CD is guaranteed redbook-standard
and can be used as a press-ready master by commercial duplication facilities.
Complete PQ logs, ISRC codes (if applicable) and timings are included.
Analog & digital mastering for all formats
Preferred source material ; 24 bit data files (wav or aiff, 44.1 to 96
We accept data cd, audio cd, DAT, 1/4" & 1/2" tape (Dolby
SR, Dolby A), minidisc, cassette, records / vinyl, any device with analog,
spdif, lightpipe, usb, or firewire connectivity.
Our recommended premaster (source) format is 24 bit audio stored in DATA
format on CDR or DVDR. That said, please do not up or downsample your current
file format if you are already working in the digital domain, keep the audio
in the file formate it was recorded in.
The closer your source material is to your original recordings, the higher
the quality and accuracy of your final product.
We provide the option to upload your project audio directly to our server,
or to send a cd or dvd to our Studio in Dublin. Most full length CDs
take between 4 to 8 hours to complete. Follow-up sessions may take an hour
or more if needed. If you plan to attend the session with others we urge
you to keep the number of people to a minimum.
The monitor system is the heart of a great mastering room. The ATC SCM300A
Monitor system is the starting point of this high resolution system which
lets us level-match any source for accuracy that translates to the real
€70 PER SONG. All prices include One Master PMCD with PQ printout
and One Reference CDR. Any additional work after the session will be charged
at €70 per hour. Additional reference CDRs cost €9 each
CDs, computer files, vinyl records, cassettes, dat tapes, 1/4,
1/2 & 2 inch tapes. We have tape baking facilities so old tapes can
be heated before transfer to get rid of the buildup of moisture that happens
over a number of years, particularly if the tape has been stored in less
then optimum conditions. Owners of old multitrack tapes appreciate
this because it allows them to remix old recordings. Those with stereo
masters find this a valuable service as it allows for the compiling of compilations
of older recordings. Before transfering from the source we can equalize
the original to 'revitalize' the quality if necessary. All two track analogue
sources are transfered to digital using an Apogee Rosetta 200, one of the
best convertors available.
TRANSFERING TO DIGITAL
Each reel will be inspected, edits repaired (if necessary), and a full alignment
providing the tapes come with their alignment tones. We will transfer your
tapes via our precision A to D converters in real time. Various digital
formats and sample rates our available, call for more information.
€60 per hour (tape, vinyl, DATs, Cassettes)
TAPE BAKING (heat treatment)
€70 for 2" reel (€50 if doing more than 4 tapes)
€40 for 1/4", or 1/2"inch reel (€30 if doing more than 8 tapes)
** Discount for quantities over eight reels
All insurance is the sole responsibility of the tape owner.
offer CD & DVD duplication and printing solutions for clients that require
full colour, direct-to-disc recording and printing. Simply send us
your finished audio on a CD, and your finished artwork (jpeg or bitmap)
on a CD or floppy disc, and we'll guarantee up to 500 discs (black printing
only) completed in 48 hours.
Large quantity disc replication is generally completed in only 7-10 business
days. Order 1000 or more CDs and receive (1) hour of FREE mastering in Beechpark
Studio. Add punch, sheen and warmth to your finished recordings. Edit, fade,
re-sequence, EQ, compress, and raise the digital playback volume.
|Up to 100 discs ||€2.00 each |
|100 disks with full colour image and text ||€200.00 |
|100 disks with text ||€150.00 |
|200 CDs with full colour image and text ||€340.00 |
|200 disks with text ||€250.00 |
*** The client must supply the artwork and we will only sanction it if
we feel it will reproduce properly on disc.
medium and large location recording systems. All systems are based on Pro
Tools for ease of editing and mixing afterwards. We do a totally independent
split from the PA system, with our own mic splitters, high quality
mic preamps and processors. Our principal is to record the event as
flat as possible thus leaving maximum scope for mixing afterwards. We believe
in a 'mimimum interference' policy so as not to interupt the flow of the
performance. All equipment is racked and ready for transportation