Help us welcome DAFT Studios, one of the finest residential recording studios Europe has to offer. Located just outside of Malmedy in the Ardennes region of Belgium, Daft Studios is a brand new studio build in a beautiful countryside setting.
The main studios is a high end, Neve 5088 equipped facility, consisting of one of the biggest live rooms in Europe, which can comfortably seat a symphony orchestra, but be tight enough to handle all other types of recording. . The room is impeccably designed, flooded in daylight and has a balcony gallery underneath the high ceilings. Attached is a large control room and four isolated booths.
At the heart of the studio is the new Neve 5088 Shelford edition console, completely designed by Mr Neve himself. It is equipped with 5051 and 5052 compressor and mic pre-amp modules, of which Rupert Neve claims to be the best pre-amps ever built.
Centered around the console you’ll find a great choice of outboard gear, ranging from vintage to state-of-the-art equipment. Daft also provide very large and high class microphone kit, from the vintage Neumann U67 to Neumann CMV563’s, AKG C12 microphones and Schoeps microphones.
All clients have the wealth of the studio’s backline at their fingertips, including a Hammond RT3, 2 Leslies, Fender Rhodes, Rickenbacker bass with Fender Bassman cabinet, a vintage Fender Telecaster, Fender Twin Reverb, Roland Jazz Chorus, Korg MS10, Korg VC10 vocoder, Korg Monopoly and many more.
As an added bonus the studio has a personal headphone monitoring system. Each musician can make their own headphone mix, which saves time and adds comfort for the musicians.
On top of the studio is the eight person artist accommodation, which is included in the studio rate. As you can see from the images no expense has been spared or detail overlooked to provide accommodation that is both comfortable and beautifully designed.
The penthouse apartment has four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen with all the mod cons, dining room, a lounge, outdoor terrace, sauna and swimming pool for artists to relax in. For some fresh air the surrounding woods are perfect for strolls in between takes. To make your stay even more hassle-free, catering can be arranged with the studio for an additional cost.
Daft Studios has absolutely everything you could want in a studio and recording experience with top of the line studios and equipment in a creative and beautiful environment.