Karma Sound Studios

"If James Bond had a recording studio, it would be Karma..."

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Equipment

  • Studio 1 Dimensions
    • Control Room: 36 m

      Control Room: 36 m

    • Live Room: 57 m (splits into 30.5 / 26.5)

      Live Room: 57 m (splits into 30.5 / 26.5)

    • Side Room: 13.5 m

      Side Room: 13.5 m

    • Amp Booth: 4 m

      Amp Booth: 4 m

  • Consoles & Control Surfaces
    • SSL 4056 E/G+ with Total Recall

      SSL 4056 E/G+

    • Euphonix MC Mix

      Euphonix MC Mix

    • Euphonix MC Transport

      Euphonix MC Transport

  • Pro Tools Setup
    • Avid Pro Tools HD3 with 32 ins / 56 Outs

      Avid Pro Tools HD3 with 32 ins / 56 Outs

    • Apple Mac Pro 2x 2.8GHz Quad-Core

      Apple Mac Pro 2x 2.8GHz Quad-Core

    • Avid Pro Tools 8.1

      Avid Pro Tools 8.1

    • Apple Logic Pro 9

      Apple Logic Pro 9

      The industry-leading application for music creation and audio production dramatically broadens the capabilities of computer-based studio environments with Logic Pro 9. The first choice of many prominent musicians and producers, Logic Pro 9 provides the most comprehensive collection of music creation tools

    • SPL MixDream (x3)

      SPL MixDream

    • Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad

      Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad

  • Multitrack / Hard-Disk Recording
    • HHB CDR 830 CD Recorder

      HHB CDR 830 CD Recorder

    • Sony PCM-R500 DAT Machine

      Sony PCM-R500 DAT Machine

    • Tascam DA-98HR Digital Audio Multi Track Recorder

      Tascam DA-98HR Digital Audio Multi Track Recorder

  • Monitoring
    • Yamaha NS10M Monitors

      Yamaha NS10M Monitors

      The legendary NS-10Ms are a centrepiece of any studio. With their prominent mid range and incredibly focused sound, these are the staple monitors for any engineer working in a new room.

    • ATC SCM50ASL Pro Loudspeakers

      ATC SCM50ASL Pro Loudspeakers

    • B&W Nautilus 805 Loudspeakers

      B&W Nautilus 805 Loudspeakers

    • Genelec 1035B Studio Monitors

      Genelec 1035B Studio Monitors

    • JBL VSID 888

      JBL VSID 888

    • KRK VXT6 Studio Monitors

      KRK VXT6 Studio Monitors

    • Chevin Research A500 Power Amp (x2)

      Chevin Research A500 Power Amp

    • Quad 405 Power Amp

      Quad 405 Power Amp

      With low distortion with it's Class A transistors; the Quad 405 power amplifier is a classic beauty in the Hi-Fi and audio world.

    • Hear Technologies Hear Back Personal Monitor Mixer System

      Hear Technologies Hear Back Personal Monitor Mixer System

      A basic Hear Back system consists of a Hub and personal Mixers connected using standard CAT5E cables. A single Hub supplies signal and power to a maximum of eight Mixers. If that’s not enough, the Hubs can be daisy-chained using the HearBus In and Out for virtually unlimited system size. The Hear Back Hub can accept analog input signals from audio mixers, auxiliary, matrix, monitor, and/or direct outputs.

    • Beyerdynamic DT100 Studio Headset (x10)

      Beyerdynamic DT100 Studio Headset

      The DT 100 series is used throughout the world for audio recording and monitoring in studios, news gathering, film and TV production and live events. The headphones are exceptionally comfortable with a soft headband and ear pads. A high level of ambient noise attenuation is achieved with the closed design of the ear cups.

  • Mic Pres / Equalisation
    • API 3124+ 4 Channel Mic Preamp

      API 3124+ 4 Channel Mic Preamp

      The API 3124+ is a high quality, compact, 4-channel mic preamp. It is equipped with the RE-115 K mic input transformer and the proprietary API output transformer found in the 512c single mic pre and throughout the API product line. The unit has an internal 48-volt phantom power supply, which is switchable for each channel, as well as -20dB pad switches that affect both the mic and Hi-Z instrument inputs, both located on the front panel.

    • Focusrite Octopre 8 Channel Mic Preamp

      Focusrite Octopre 8 Channel Mic Preamp

    • GML 8200 Parametric EQ

      GML 8200 Parametric EQ

    • Great River MP-500NV Mic Preamp

      Great River MP-500NV Mic Preamp

    • Millenia HDV-3 Mic Preamp (x8)

      Millenia HDV-3 Mic Preamp

    • Neve (BAE) 1073 Mic Preamp (x2)

      Neve (BAE) 1073 Mic Preamp

    • TL Audio Ivory Series Valve Mic Preamp

      TL Audio Ivory Series Valve Mic Preamp

  • Dynamics
    • Avalon VT-747 Vacuum Tube EQ/Compressor

      Avalon VT-747 Vacuum Tube EQ/Compressor

    • Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor/Limiter (x2)

      Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor/Limiter

      The EL-8 compressor can emulate the warm vintage sound we all love. It also adds excitement and life to any mix with it's digitally controlled analogue circuitry.

    • Teletronix LA2A Leveling Amplifier

      Teletronix LA2A Leveling Amplifier

    • Thermionic Culture Phoenix Stereo Valve Compressor (with Side Chain Modification)

      Thermionic Culture Phoenix Stereo Valve Compressor (with Side Chain Modification)

    • Universal Audio 1176LN Compressor (x2)

      Universal Audio 1176LN Compressor

      Billed in the 1968 release as a “true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry and superior performance on all types of program material," the 1176’s major selling point was its ultra-fast attack time — a mere 0.00002 seconds at its fastest setting. It also offered contemporary design, featuring knobs with clear surrounds, pushbuttons, and a brushed aluminum face panel with a blue stripe near the VU meter — none of those then typical big Bakelite knobs in sight.

  • Reverberation
    • Lexicon 960L 8 Channel Reverb

      Lexicon 960L 8 Channel Reverb

  • FX Processors
    • Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer

      Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer

    • Eventide H3000 SE Ultra-Harmonizer (x2)

      Eventide H3000 SE Ultra-Harmonizer

    • Lexicon PCM 42 Digital Delay Processor (x2)

      Lexicon PCM 42 Digital Delay Processor

    • Roland SDE-3000 Digital Delay

      Roland SDE-3000 Digital Delay

    • Yamaha SPX1000 Multi Effcets Processor

      Yamaha SPX1000 Multi Effcets Processor

      The SPX990 has 80 spectacular presets which includes natural reverbs, gates and delay & echoes. These all run through a clean and transparent system.

    • Yamaha SPX990 Multi Effects Processor

      Yamaha SPX990 Multi Effects Processor

      The SPX990 has 80 spectacular presets which includes natural reverbs, gates and delay & echoes. These all run through a clean and transparent system.

  • Microphones
    • AKG C 414 B-ULS (x3)

      AKG C 414 B-ULS

      The C414 B-ULS is THE reference microphone for almost all comparative microphone tests and one of the most used condenser microphones in the world. It is the microphone of choice for miking up vocals, grand pianos, percussions, and any other sound sources with complex waveforms. A gold-sputtered 1-inch dual-diaphragm and Ultra Linear Series electronics combine to provide an extremely smooth frequency response.

    • AKG C 451 E (x2)

      AKG C 451 E

      The AKG C-451 E is a newly developed Condenser Microphone System using audio frequency circuitry with Field Effect Tran­sisters. Low noise level, extremely high reliability and life-long sta­bility are inherent features of the C-451 E.

    • AKG D 112

      AKG D 112

    • Bruel & Kjaer 4006 (x2)

      Bruel & Kjaer 4006

    • Coles 4038 (x2)

      Coles 4038

      The Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone is a British Broadcasting (BBC) design for broadcasting and recording applications. It is used where a clear smooth wide range frequency response, absence of transient distortion and relatively high sensitivity is essential. The 4038 is a proven performer, and is in use around the world by broadcasting networks such as the BBC as well as top engineers and studios on hit recordings.

    • Electrovoice RE 20

      Electrovoice RE 20

      The RE20 dynamic cardioid microphone is truly an industry standard, a firm favorite among broadcasters and sound engineers worldwide. Its popularity also extends into music production as a premium grade instrument microphone. Its Variable-D design and heavy-duty internal pop filter excel for close-in voice work, while an internal element shock-mount reduces vibration-induced noise.

    • Manley Gold Reference

      Manley Gold Reference

    • Neumann KM 83

      Neumann KM 83

    • Neumann KM 84i (x2)

      Neumann KM 84i

      The KM 84i is a small-diaphragm FET condenser with a fixed Cardioid pickup pattern. It was the world’s first phantom-powered microphone, built to run on 48v DC. Its design goal was to be as small as possible; the model name ‘KM’ stands for Kleine Mikrofon (“small microphone”). Although discontinued in 1992, the KM-84i remains a favorite of vintage mic enthusiasts for drum overheads and hi-hat applications.

    • Neumann KM 100 (x3)

      Neumann KM 100

    • Neumann U 87 (x2)

      Neumann U 87

      The Neumann U87 features 3 switchable polar patterns and has a -10dB pad. A very popular microphone.

    • Rode NT-1A Matched Pair (x2)

      Rode NT-1A Matched Pair

    • Rode NT-5 (x2) Matched Pair

      Rode NT-5

    • Sennheiser MD 421 MK2 (x5)

      Sennheiser MD 421 MK2

    • Sennheiser MKH 30 (x2)

      Sennheiser MKH 30

    • Shure Beta 52A

      Shure Beta 52A

      Optimized for low-frequency bass punch and high-power SPL handling, the Beta 52A's supercardioid design provides maximum isolation from other onstage sounds.

    • Shure SM57 (x7)

      Shure SM57

      The legendary SM57 is an industry-standard, highly versatile cardioid dynamic microphone tuned for the clean reproduction of amplified and acoustic instruments. The SM57 is ideal for sound reinforcement and recording applications.

    • Shure SM58 (x5)

      Shure SM58

      The legendary SM58 is an industry-standard, highly versatile cardioid dynamic vocal microphone, tailored to deliver warm and clear vocal reproduction. The SM58 is consistently the first choice for vocal performances around the globe.

    • Shure SM7B (x2)

      Shure SM7B

      The SM7B is a selectable frequency response cardioid microphone that delivers warm and smooth audio reproduction in close-proximity studio and vocal applications, while shielding from electromagnetic hum.

    • Telefunken MD-421

      Telefunken MD-421

    • Yamaha Subkick

      Yamaha Subkick

  • Keyboards / Synthesisers
    • Korg Triton LE

      Korg Triton LE

    • Roland JD-800

      Roland JD-800

    • Yamaha C3 Baby Grand Piano

      Yamaha C3 Baby Grand Piano

    • Smart Research Guitar DI Deluxe System

      Smart Research Guitar DI Deluxe System

  • Guitars
    • Fender Stratocaster

      Fender Stratocaster

    • Fender Telecaster

      Fender Telecaster

  • Amplifiers
    • Ampeg SVT Classic

      Ampeg SVT Classic

    • Mesa Boogie 4x12" Cabinet Guitar Cab

      Mesa Boogie 4x12" Cabinet Guitar Cab

    • Ampeg SVT 410HE

      Ampeg SVT 410HE

    • Blackstar S1-200

      Blackstar S1-200

    • Records G20

      Records G20

    • Fender Twin Reverb

      Fender Twin Reverb

    • Vox AC30

      Vox AC30

    • Peavey 6505

      Peavey 6505

  • Percussion
    • LP Congas

      LP Congas

    • Yamaha Recording Custom Drum Kit

      Yamaha Recording Custom

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    • Yamaha 14" Steve Gad Swore Snare

      Yamaha 14" Steve Gad Swore Snare

    • Yamaha 14" Birch Custom Absolute Snare

      Yamaha 14" Birch Custom Absolute Snare

    • Zildjian 14" A Custom HiHats

      Zildjian 14" A Custom HiHats

    • Zildjian 14" A Custom Crash

      Zildjian 14" A Custom Crash

    • Zildjian 16" A Custom Crash

      Zildjian 16" A Custom Crash

    • Zildjian 18" A Custom Crash

      Zildjian 18" A Custom Crash

    • Zildjian 20" A Custom Ride

      Zildjian 20" A Custom Ride