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Alicia Keys

Real World was proud to welcome Alicia Keys and her team, including engineer Ann Mincieli, to the studio last week.

Alicia described Real World as “BEST PLACE ON EARTH!!”, adding “Thank you for making us feel so at home. We can’t wait to come back! We’ll never forget!”

The Vinyl Factory

Our staff engineers – Patrick, Oli and Jamie – met with the team at The Vinyl Factory to discuss what makes Real World that little bit different… 

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Location Recording – Stornoway

Over the last few months, our engineers have been recording more and more ‘on location’, in various venues around the country. Working with the lovely team and state-of-the-art mixing consoles manufactured by Solid State Logic (SSL), we are well placed to capture high resolution multi-channel recordings. The consoles’ architecture, coupled with our equipment, allow us to track to ProTools or Logic – recording to up to four computers simultaneously over easy-to-install fibre optic cable. The stage boxes have built-in microphone level splits, allowing easy integration with existing setups and a near-zero impact on the monitor and front-of-house engineers.

Last weekend’s recording of Stornoway at the New Theatre in Oxford goes to show just how far this technology has come. This was Stornoway’s final show before disbanding. So, with no second chances, redundancy was a major advantage – recording to three machines simultaneously while also creating a stereo mix. We were able to seamlessly integrate with minimal impact on the tour, while adding our own array of ambient microphones to capture the audience – who were in full voice! 

Photo: York Tillyer

Lisa on maternity leave

Our bookings co-ordinator, Lisa, is on maternity leave from today. We welcome Emma to the team to cover her. She can be reached in the usual way for bookings – either by calling us on +44 (0)1225 743188 or emailing us via the contact form.