At the end of our first three weeks of being officially open we couldn't be more pleased with the results. In our previous location we had several Neve preamplifier's and the sounded great. We ran the majority of vocals and solo instruments through the Neve and were always happy. However, the first time we tracked vocals with the new Neve console we knew that we had something special. Vocals we warm, clear, open yet focused.
Yesterday we tracked a full band for the first time where we recorded piano and drums simultaneously. It was a small jazz group and we also tracked saxophone as well. Once again the Neve had us stunned. The simplicity of getting a great sound is unreal. Before we applied and eq or dynamic processing we just hit record and it sounded perfect. The only thing we did was add some reverb to the sax and we were done. The sound was absolutely beautiful.
In the short time we have been open we have recorded a number of solo artists and they have all been extremely happy with our sound. Everyone seems to love our vocal room/booth.
When it comes to mixing in the new control room it has been quite eye opening. When you sit in front of the console and listen it's a very honest sound. It's easy to hear everything, both good and bad. Once again it is far superior to our old space in every way imaginable.
Over the last week and a half we put out the word that we were looking for talented vocalists, rappers, solo artists, band and producers. The response has been a bit overwhelming, but very positive. We have already brought in several artists and we are still looking for more. If you are an artist and would like to be considered please send a link to anything that you have recorded to: email@example.com
Once we made the decision on the location we started to look closely at some consoles. We found an amazing Neve VR60 console from a studio in Nashville which we actually went out and picked up ourselves. It's pretty cool only being two and a half hours away from Nashville.
The console was really well taken care of and after having it sitting in the space on its side for more than six months we were really excited to get it up and running. During the six months that we were waiting we had the studio customized by a number of different contractors working on everything from framing, flooring, door hanging, soundproofing, drywall, electrical, painting and more.
We had our hiccups along the way. We had some issues getting the framing, doors, windows and drywall complete and had to change a couple of contractors along the way.
Our first sessions were mind blowing. We have owned many fantastic preamplifiers over the years including several Neve preamps. I didn't expect to hear anything much different that what we were getting back at our old location. I couldn't have been more surprised. The warmth, tone and fullness to the sound was something we were not expecting to be quite so dramatic.
Opening our doors
On June 17th we will be opening our doors. You can book time through our calendar now or schedule a tour at anytime.
The news studio space is all very usable. This has enabled us to add camps and classes to our services. Starting this year we will be adding band/music classes where kids come to learn every aspect of being in a professional band including, rehearsals, writing music, recording in a pro studio, making music videos and much more.
We also will have the ability for out of town guests to stay at Prescott Studios. We have two bedrooms available for our guests for an additional charge.
We are looking forward to becoming part of this wonderful community.
One of the first things we noticed in this area were the people. Music is everywhere and the people here are amazing. We have already met some amazing people and we are thrilled to be able to share the studio with our community.
If you would like to visit Prescott Studios you can book a tour by clicking here or you can call us at: 770-559-5099 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, things started coming together. Everything was being finished and we were anxious to get the console setup and running. We had some friends of mine come down from the Washington DC area to help commission the console. Their first trip only lasted a few days as we realized there was a fair amount of cabling that we needed. Then, on their second trip down at the beginning of May we got it up and running! Saying we were excited is an understatement. Personally I was incredibly nervous as it was make or break time. After a couple more days of setting up we finally had it together for the most part. We spend the next few weeks setting up the rest of the studio and worked on the acoustic treatment of the rooms. Now that we actually had sound in the control room we were able to do this properly.
Along the same lines we will also be hosting summer camps. These are two week camps where kids can make and record music along with performing in a real concert.