TSM's studio has some of the finest high end analog processors (which sometimes can be just the thing to bring out the life in all-digital mixes), full range ultra accurate monitors (allowing us to hear what is going on in every aspect of your mix), excellent converters (allowing us to capture and monitor as accurately as possible your tracks to and from the digital realm), sophisticated digital processors and editors, and a clean signal path that allows for easy level matched single button push a/b's between the source and the processed signal (to allow for accurate and efficient decision making during mastering).
We monitor with Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) Nautilus 802's - powered by an ultra clean and powerful Pass Labs X250 class A amplifier - fed by Lavry Blue digital to analog converters and a Coleman Audio passive monitor controller - to allow for simply one of the most accurate and revealing monitoring systems assembled.
We've had renowned NYC technician Dan Zellman customize our Rupert Neve designed Amek Medici and Sontec MEP250-EX mastering equalizers to provide unbeatable sound. Our analog rack also features excellent processing tools by API, Pendulum Audio, Focusrite Empirical Labs and SPL. Our unique Sony/MCI JH110M 1/4" & 1/2" analog reel playback deck has been reconditioned by Dan Zellman and JRF Magnetics.
Analog audio is converted to the digital realm using high end Mytek and Apogee converters - allowing us to accurately and transparently capture the actual sound of the source without compromises.
All analog connections are made with custom made Mogami/gold Neutrik balanced cables routed through our Manley Backbone transfer console - which allows us to place any analog processor in or out of the signal chain at a single button push, while still maintaining a pristine signal throughout every part of the path.
Digital connections are routed through custom made Canare AES cables, with Z-sys Detangler digital patch bays allowing us to rout to and from a multitude of digital audio players, recorders and converters with a single button push.
We use SAWStudio Digital Audio Workstations for the power of their ultra-quick seamless editing and for the excellence of their 64bit fixed point internal processing. We have participated in the beta testing and design for many of the excellent sounding JMS Audioware & Sonoris SAW native digital processing plugins we use.
Our full gear list can be read here.
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