Studio

Vålerenga Platefabrikk

THE STUDIO

 

CONTROL ROOM AND RECORDING ROOMS

CONTROL ROOM

 

Controlled bass response in the room. Lots of high end equipment and top of the line monitoring. 192 channels in/out maxed out Pro Tools HDX system. All outboard directly connected to Pro Tools, accesible as I/O plugins in the project without physical patching. However, it is possible to physically re-route signals everywhere using the patch panel.

RECORDING ROOM A

The room is built according to the live end dead end studio design philosophy, where in the lively end of the room there is lots of reflections going on, creating a vibrant and overtone rich environment. The stone wall, the stone floor, and modular diffusors help create this effect. It fits acoustic instruments very well. In the dead end of the room the sound waves are absorbed rather than reflected, the absorbers on the walls make this possible. It fits vocals very well, and generally sound sources where you want as most of a direct sound as possible, with a minimal amount of room sound or potential phasing due to reflections from the walls, for instance when close miking guitar cabinets with figure-8 ribbon microphones. Recording room A has 48+16 channels going into the control room. No further physical patching necessary – because of the excessive amounts of input channels, the tie lines can go straight into Pro Tools via the mic preamps. There are 6 personal monitor mixers available, each with 16 channels. The musicians can easily create a listening mix where they hear themselves plus preferred others loud and clear.

 

RECORDING ROOM B

 

Small amp room or vocal booth, for setups that require more separation between sound sources. Typically, two DI-signals are sent to this room,

and two microphone signals are returned, going into Pro Tools and into the musicians listening mixes.

 

NERD CAM

Closeup photos of a large portion of the equipment. For the tech heads :-)