UAD Apollo HD Audio Interface
Carillon Audio and UAD-2
Iris Music uses the latest state of the art Carillon AC1 audio computing equipment to deliver high quality recordings. We have been keen advocates of this brand for many years and have recently upgraded to their latest edition.
In addition, we use a range of UAD-2 compressor, limiter and effect plug-ins via a 64bit UAD2 Quad card, to help get the best from the recordings. These have been used by countless top studios over the years to create the sounds you all know and love
The Apollo® is the first professional, high-resolution computer audio interface that delivers the sound, feel, and flow of analog recording. This 18 x 24 FireWire/Thunderbolt-ready* interface combines genuine UA analog design with class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz sound quality and onboard Realtime UAD Processing. Using Apollo, music producers and performers can finally track audio through a range of classic UAD analog emulation plug-ins
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The production of our music is "driven" by the fantastic Mackie Control Universal Pro desk. This allows us to fully utilise our SONAR X3 Producer software to deliver the best in tracking and mastering.
Our main microphone of choice is the fantastic Neumann U87ai. The U 87 presents a wide range of features and versatility that make it to one of the most desirable mics available. Well-known for its warm and well balanced characteristics - it's the perfect choice as vocal microphone for all types of music and speech. The usage as main microphone for orchestra recordings or as spot mic for single instruments make it the most general-purpose microphone - in studios, for broadcasting, film and television.
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Mackie Control Universal Pro and Sonar X3 Producer
What we offer...
Iris Music is a very intimate and friendly recording and production facility, based in Staffordshire.
We can record single vocalists / musicians on site - or we can also travel to a larger location and record any size of act.
This is then returned to the studio for full production using our comprehensive suite of equipment and plug-ins detailed below.
If you can't see what you are looking for, just give us a call on 07734 595227 or e-mail to discuss your requirements.
Equipment Kit List