Miami Recording Studio

October 26, 2016

Recording studio Miami: What does the hourly rate include?

  Does the rate include an engineer, and all the equipment and software in the studio?   Yeah. All of the gear, almost $100,000 in equipment, a great room, a great studio to record in. The control room is accurate, and an engineer who really knows what he’s doing. Yeah, $65 an hour. I think that’s amazing.      
March 25, 2016

Studio Monitors: What matters most in the recording studio?

  When listening in a room with multiple monitors such as these, there are many options and techniques that can be used depending on the needs of the recording engineer. The ADAM S2X monitors are very transparent and provide a realistic perspective of your mix. In the Fishtank recording studio, we pair those with our KRK 10" Sub to simulate the "wall of sound" and when switching to the other monitors the sub is removed. This makes them ideal for working with panning and depth in your mix as opposed to the other monitors in our studio. In comparison, the Genelec monitors have a more rounded frequency range and are used without the sub to provide a mix quality sound for referencing. These work great for mixing bass because you can check the presence of your mid range frequencies in a monitor where all the frequencies are combined and then switch back to your main speakers. We use the Yamaha NS-10 monitors to reference our mid and high range frequencies without the sub. These vintage monitors provide an ultra clear and present sound that is a bit harsh at first but very useful in hearing the subtle details of your source. I like to use these for referencing guitars, vocals, and overheads without the sub because they allow me to hear the full timbre of the instrument and determine which frequencies I want to adjust in my EQ. If I had to pick one of these pairs as my favorite, it would be the ADAM […]
October 26, 2016

Recording studio Miami: What makes the Fish Tank studios unique?

  What makes the Fishtank Studios unique?   Fishtank Studio is unique because we are a high end recording facility, where when you book the place out you get the whole place. It’s not like these high end studios locally that have all the best gear and the awesome engineers and all that, but next door you have another session going and there’s distractions, and there’s basically other people in the building when you’re trying to focus on what you’re doing. Here you get the entire building, we have one live room, we have one control room, and we have a couple of other rooms that we can set up as needed. There’s not that distraction of having that bass thumping in the other room or other band members in the hallway starting up a conversation when you’re just trying to get to work. It’s an environment where you can just focus on what you want to do and you don’t have to worry about outside influences.      
October 26, 2016

Recording studio Miami: Preamps at the Fishtank Recording Studio Miami

  What preamps and output gear are available for use and what sources would you use the most?   We have a whole pallet of preamps. SSL VHD Preamps, we have a rack of those, some Neve Clones, APIs, we have some Earthworks Preamps, which are really super, super clean and clear. Let’s see, Rupert Neve designs, 517, we have a bunch of 500 Series Preamps as well. We also have 500 Series EQs and compresses, API EQs, Purple EQs, a bunch of stuff. We have a Bettermaker EQ as well, which is a pultec model, which sounds fantastic. We also have SSL EQs and compressors, we have racks of these X-Rack compressors, so the actual compressors and EQs from the consoles we have racked. The choice of outboard stuff is pretty much limitless.   What about the preamps models of [inaudible 00:01:11]?   Oh, that’s right. Okay. Also, on our actual interface we have modeling of preamps. The actual preamps is really clean but they’ve also introduced a way of imparting the sound of API, Neve, and a bunch of other brands so you get that vintage sound, as well. We have a huge pallet.   Okay, great.