The Universal Audio Apollo came on the market just a few years ago, and today, it has become a staple in many recording studios. Why? There are a couple reasons for that. Having started in the 50’s Bill Putnam set the tone (and standard) for a lot of the analog gear that we use day-to-day. Today, Bill’s son, Bill Putnam Jr., has created a new normal by combining incredibly precise digital emulations of classic hardware pieces, and paired that with an incredibly functional and high quality audio interface. We can start with the plugins. Universal Audio has been building software emulations of hardware pieces for over a decade now, and as that time has progressed, their emulation techniques have only gotten better. Here in the Fish Tank Studios, we have put many of these plugins up against their hardware counterpart, and have the results to be almost indistinguishable! This is UBER important for a couple reasons. For one, having plugin versions of hardware pieces allows the engineer to use as many instances as he/she wants. You’re no longer limited to only one use of your hardware. Next, the Apollo allows for virtually ZERO latency when recording through plugins. Not only do you get access to some of the most powerful Audio Processing plugins on the market, but you are able to use them during the tracking process. Finally, UA has used all their knowledge and expertise in both the digital, and analog world to create an incredible sounding interface. […]
Our recording studio is Miami’s best kept secret, or at least has been for several years. The cat is now out of the bag: you simply cannot find the level of talent that our staff has AND the environment that we have to work with under $150/hr in Miami. Because our parent company Little Fish Audio LLC is also a recording equipment retailer, we have access to over $150,000 in equipment, in a state of the art facility, without having to break the bank, or make payments on the facility. We are able to pass along all of these benefits to the end user: YOU! We have managed to collect the finest hardware in the industry: pro tools hdx, Neve and Api mic preamps, Genelec monitoring, in an acoustically accurate environment. Our engineers have experience with a ton of major label work, under the gun, in high pressure situations. At the end of the day, it is the sound of your project that matters. We have the know-how to deliver the goods, with decades of real world experience at our craft, molding ideas into hits. We have a choice of engineers, with experience in Hip Hop, RnB, Pop, Latin, and EDM. Our engineers our patient and have the ability to get the sound that YOU are looking for. If you are planning to use a recording studio in Miami, please do not wait another day to book your session!
Choosing a recording studio to get your recording project done can be a daunting task. There are many factors that should be weighed out when making this choice. What type of music are you recording? What will the instrumentation be? Will you need guidance in the production and arrangement of the music or has this already been worked out? Will you need vocal coaching? What technologies do you need? What is your budget? To make best use of your time there is one factor which cannot save you more money: practice, practice, practice. Make sure that your song is charted out and that each part has been incredibly well rehearsed. You and your bandmates should be well prepared to deliver a flawless performance. Once you are indeed fully prepared, it is time to record. Choosing a recording studio is more than choosing a place with the right equipment. As the saying goes, “it is the Indian and not the Arrow!” There is no more critical element for a successful recording process than having a well trained, talented recording engineers. All recording engineers are not created equal. Although a 2 year or 4 year degree is helpful, these qualifications hold very little credence in the music industry. Pro tools certification in and of itself means very little. The truth is that there are hundreds of people claiming to be bona fide recording engineers without a proven track record of success in the recording industry. The only true measure of quality that […]
Tell me about why you started working in the music industry. Oh, wow. That's a great question. Sometimes I think I'm paying the price for making that decision, but I think it was a good one. I was studying economics at Colgate University. In my senior year, I dropped out and decided that I wanted to get into engineering and recording albums. I was doing it with a laptop out of my dorm room, and I had taken a couple course in recording, and I was a keyboard player in a band that would tour the frat circuit all over the north east. I had always been fascinated by the recorded art form, the recording arts; that medium just seemed incredible to me because it was like you could really capture … It was like lightening in a bottle. You were really able to put together something that just kept on giving. I was always amazed by the fact that I could play a song over, and over, and over and still get that feeling. I love what does. I think it really connects people. I think, more than anything else, that's why I've stayed in the business. It's just I like being connected to people in that way. I'm a musician also. Let's see. I got out of school. I graduated, pretty close to the top of my class at full sale, and won a couple competitions there. They had these mix competitions where they'd get […]