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Studio B

Welcome to United Recording’s legendary Studio B. Completed by Bill Putnam in 1958, Studio B personifies ingenuity and excellence in acoustic design and is one of the most celebrated rooms in the recording world. From Nancy Sinatra’s ‘These Boots Were Made for Walking’ to Radiohead’s ‘Hail to the Thief’, Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’, Beck’s Grammy-winning ‘Morning Phase’ and everything in between, Studio B is a favorite of some of the world’s biggest artists, producers and engineers.

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Notable Recordings 

Live Room

From the intimate to the thunderous, the live room in Studio B is incredibly flexible and is known as one of the best drum tracking rooms in the world - although it caters to much more. With no parallel surfaces the room is very even sounding and sonically pleasing. There’s no other way to put it - things just sound better in this room.

 

Featuring 23’ high ceilings, it is large enough to hold a 40 piece orchestra and is supplemented by a large iso and two smaller iso’s, making this an extremely functional space. This, coupled with its exceptional acoustic qualities, makes United Studio B one of the best spaces in the world for any type of recording. In addition, Studio B comes with a phenomenal sounding Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, Hammond B3 organ with Leslie cabinet and, of course, access to the amazing sounding Putnam-designed echo chambers.

Control Room 

The centerpiece of the control room is a custom built Neve 68 input 8068/8088 console with 40 original, vintage API 550a EQ’s and 56 Neve 31102 EQ’s

Studio Specs 

Dimensions

  • View Layout 
  • Control Room 15'w x 18'd x 10'h 
  • Live Room 35'w x 45'd x 23'h 
  • Isolation Room 1 18'w x 45'd x 23'h 
  • Isolation Room 2 8'w x 10'd x 8'h 
  • Isolation Room 3 8'w x 10'd x 8'h
Equipment 

Console: 

  • Custom built Neve 68 Input 8068/8088 with Flying Fader Automation 
  • 56 Neve 31102 EQ plus 40 original API 550a EQ 

Digital Recording System: 

  • Pro Tools HDX2 system with UAD-2 Octo card, 56 Input / 64 Output, Includes Plug-ins 

Mic Pre's and Equalizers: 

  • 3 Lang PEQ-2 EQ
  • 4 Pultec EQP-1A3 Tube EQ
  • 1 Pultec MEQ-5 Tube EQ

Compressors / Gates: 

  • 1 ADR Compex Limiter 
  • 2 DBX 160 Comp 
  • 2 DBX 160XT Comp 
  • 2 DBX 165 Comp 
  • 2 DBX 902 De-Esser 
  • 3 Drawmer DS201 Gate 
  • 2 Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Comp
  • 1 Fairchild 670 Stereo Tube Comp 
  • 1 SSL G-384 Stereo Comp 
  • 2 Teletronix LA-2A Tube Comp 
  • 2 UREI LA-3A Comp 
  • 5 UREI 1176LN Comp 

 

 

 

Gear 

Misc: 

  • 1 Alesis Masterlink CDR 
  • 1 Apogee PSX-100 Converter 

Monitors: 

  • Ocean Way Custom Bi-Amped Mains 
  • 1 Pair ATC SCM45 Pro near fields 
  • 1 Pair Genelec 1032A near fields 
  • 1 Pair JBL LSR308 near fields 
  • 1 Pair Yamaha NS-10M near fields 

Instruments: 

  • 1 Yamaha C-7 7' Grand Piano 
  • 1 Hammond B3 organ w/ Leslie (upon availability)

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