Overview

The Soul Shack studio was constructed using the foremost acoustical engineering techniques with custom designed acoustic diffusion, reflection treatment and bass trapping.

The building contains an isolated vocal tracking room and guitar booth, an isolated drum recording room and main monitoring room. The entire studio is detailed with spotted gum timber flooring and Western Red Cedar finishes throughout. The technical services were custom installed by Third Dan Productions.

Location

Soul Shack Studios are located ON the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

The studio is set in a peaceful, relaxing and private environment with only a 25min drive from the Sydney CBD and close to public transport.

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Equipment

Soul Shack Studios houses an ever increasing range of Class-A, modern & vintage analogue outboard studio equipment. A considered selection of high-end microphones is available to work across all applications.

The latest Pro Tools software & plugins combined with the industry’s leading Apogee Symphony A/D converters ensure the sonic quality is absolutely amazing. The availability of a fantastic and ever-expanding outboard signal chain supports wide range of options during the recording process.

Monitoring

With the use of our amazing ‘Hear Back Technologies’ Individual monitor/mix system, artists are in control of their own monitor mix.

This provides the performer with individual control over what they hear when recording.

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Instruments

Soul Shack has an enviable collection of modern and vintage keyboards permanently patched in and available for use at all times.

The collection includes instruments that have helped to shape modern music.  A beautiful Yamaha upright piano is available for use at a moments notice. The drum and percussion instrumentation is extensive and includes hand-selected items from all over the world.

Equipment List

Software

MAC PRO 6 Core
Protools HD12
Ableton Live 9 Suite
Reason
Altiverb 7
AutoTune 8
Waves
Auto Align

PREAMPS, DYNAMICS & EQ

Avalon VT-737sp Anniversary Black Edition
Avalon U5 Mono Instrument & DI Preamplifier
Empirical Labs El-8X Distressor (Brit Mod)
Neve 1073DPD Duel Preamps
Universal Audio LA 610mk2
Solid State Logic X-Rack
Solid State Logic X-Rack VHD Input Modules x2
Solid State Logic X-Rack E Series Dynamics
Modules x2
Solid State Logic X-Rack E Series EQ Modules x2
X-Rack Mic Amp Module (x2)
Solid State Logic X-Rack Stereo Bus Compressor Module
TLAudio Ivory 5001 Quad Valve Pre Amplifier

OUTBOARD REVERB/DELAY & EFFECTS

Ursa Major Space Station SST-282
Lexicon MPX 550
Roland RE-201 Space Echo

MONITORING

SPL MTC Monitor & Talkback Controller
Focal Shape 65 Active Monitors
Aventone Mix Cubes
Hear Technologies Hear Back System
AKG K240 Headphones x7

SOUND CARD & I/O

Apogee Symphony 16X16 Analog I/O
Apogee Symphony 2x6
Apogee 64PCIE Card
Magma Chassis

MICROPHONES

AKG C414 XLS
AKG C451B Matched Stereo Pair
AKG D12VR
Audix D6
Audix D2 (x2)
Audix D4
Electrovoice RE-20
Rode K2
Sennheiser e835 (x2)
Sennheiser e845
Shure SM57 (x3)
DW Moon Mic (SUB)

EXTRAS

Radial JD6 Six-Channel Rack Mount DI (x2)
Radial Pro-D2
Assorted in line effects pedals
Furman Power Conditioner PL8 CE (x2)
Stanton Record Player

INSTRUMENTS

Keyboards

Yamaha Upright Piano 1980s
Fender Rhodes 73 MK1
Honor Clavinet D6
Roland Vocoder Plus VP-330
Roland Juno 60
Roland SH-2
Korg MS2000B

Drums & Percussion
Acoustic

DW Collectors Series 10,12,14 & 22
Allegra Snare Drum 13
Allegra Snare Drum 14
Brady Snare Drum 12
Sonor 10,13 & 20
Zidjian & UFIP Cymbals (Multiple Varieties)
Lp Galaxy Requinto, Quinto & Conga
Lp Galaxy Bongos
Timbales
Rock Box Cajon
Hand Percussion (Assorted)

Electronic

Roland SPD 20
Roland SPD-X

MIDI Controllers

Akai APC40
Akai MPK 25

The Soul Shack Team

Soul Shack’s in-house session musicians and writers work with some of Australia’s most successful popular music artists and are often called upon to accompany prominent international touring artists visiting our shores.

The Soul Shack rhythm section frequently works together in and out of the studio, providing an unwavering and soulful backbone for any performance. The team is available to contribute their skill and musicality into any project.

Soul Shack also has direct access to many more of Australia’s elite session instrumentalists upon request.

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