Sector: Recording / Mastering
Brockley Forest, Burning Bandits, Point of the sun, Day at the races, Gouranga, Messiah Complex, Chuck Creese, Ten Ton Tongue, Francis Butt, Evacuees, Somnus, Six Figures, Press Play, Last Chance at Rampton, The Kept , Mayter Defiled, The Lakes, The Whores, Rings Around Saturn, The Evil Beat, The Poor Old Dogs, Goose the Nun, Archimedes, To The Bones.
Hello my name is Scot, I am the engineer at USB Productions. I have been recording bands and solo artists now for about fifteen years. My approach towards recording music is about capturing that moment. Before I set up USB Productions I spent a great deal of time engineering, producing or assisting on various recording sessions in other studios.
I have worked with artists from all over the world on live and recorded performance. I have been working in the live music industry for over twenty years as a tour manager, backline tech and sound engineer. I have gained a great deal of experience in both live and studio, work giving me the opportunity to understand and take the best of both worlds.
If I can help you with your project or if you have any questions please feel free to drop me a line.
The control room is based round an ALLEN & HEATH GS3000 24 channel. Recording Console Features include 8 audio groups, twin fader, dual path input (100mm ‘A’ path fader, 60mm ‘B’ path fader) 2 patchable valve (tube) preamps and 6 auxiliary sends, accessible from A or B path. 4 band EQ with separate controls for sweep and cut/boost on mid bands. Rotary ‘Q’ controls, EQ in/out switching and routing via A or B path.
Recording is to Pro Tools HD 2. Using Digidesign 192 I/0 and a Digidesign 96 I/O. We can recorded Up to 24 tracks of audio in one pass. A wide selection of mics and pre-amps are available including: Shadow Hills – GAMA 8, Toft – ATC2, Joe Meek – Twin Q and the RME Octa-pre. Mics available include: Neuman, AKG, Rode, &Shure. Studio monitoring is by Genelec.
The control room has a direct line of sight to the main live room and a nice comfy sofa at the far end…
The main live room is 5 × 7m approx, It has an enclosed, relaxed atmosphere conducive to creative inspiration. The ambiance of the space is good for recording. We have a selection of gobos and two other spaces with tie lines enabling you to record your project live with everyone playing in the same room, you can isolate the vocals from the recording in the control room and overdub later if required.
Available In the live room to use is a Zender upright piano, a Wurlitzer and a Hammond with Leslie cabinet. There is a Roland JC-120 and a Sound city 4 × 12 and 50 watt Valve head. there are various analogue synths including a Korg MS-20, an Oberheim OB-1 and a Moog Taurus II, ideal for fat and dirty bass, tight electronic kicks or just strange atmospheric backgrounds.
- Scot Mckenzie
- Recording Engineer / Owner
Scot McKenzie is a tour manager, back line technician and FOH engineer with over 20 years experience and has spent the last five years working extensively in the local music scene running a recording studio and mixes live sound in various venues in and around Bristol working closely with local bands and solo artists. he has been recording bands for the last fifteen years
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A selection of tunes Recorded at the studio
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