Friday, November 14, 2014

PEEK: The Lantern Sound Recording Rig's New Location

It's been almost two months of moving, installation, and testing, and now we're ready to give everyone a glimpse into what we've been up to here all this time. The move to this location was challenging, but darn fun. It feels great to be here, and we're already at work with a variety of things. Scroll down for pretty pictures. But first let us relate the standard description.

 - "Route of the Relaxed Recording Artist" -

The Lantern Sound Recording Rig is located in a remote, historical, three-story, eleven-room farmhouse, where artists can live, eat, and breath their record to completion. 

Accommodations and full use of facilities are included in a surprisingly low daily rate, that, when you crunch the numbers, will beat any other area recording rates by a country mile. There are no distractions and we are even willing to work strange hours.

We feature a full variety of microphones and preamps, Apple Logic® recording software, simple & clean signal paths, quick setups, nice comforts, pleasant people, and fantastic vibes. 24-bit / 192 kHz.

We are conveniently located five minutes from the Long Island Expressway, The Long Island Railroad, and the Hampton Jitney.

Please contact: • 516.312.1618 

We are a WiFi hotspot for visiting artists.

We're in the middle of nowhere... but we'll get you directions.
Come right on in.
The main live room has wood floor and ceilings.
The entire house has nine foot ceilings. There are three floors.
Most of the recording rig is on the first floor. Second floor: sleeping.
The third floor is one big room, a loft, if you will, and is sonically dead.
Recording can take place anywhere. The roof is the limit.
The front parlor can be used as its own isolation room,
or the pocket doors can be opened to combine it with the main live room.
Control Room: Equator D5 Monitors, Apple Cinema Display.
Echo Audiofire 12 A/D/A I/O, Focusrite, Ampex, ART, DBX, FMR,
Digitech, Symetrix, Presonus Processing.
The Intel Xeon Macintosh (2 x 2.4 GHz Quad-Core) is not visible.
View from the live room. Control room on the right... Stairwell on the left.
Yes, drummers, we know what you're thinking... and you are right.
Always put microphones away after each use.

KRK reference monitors, out in the live room for playback.
That daddy-cool thing in the middle... hey, ya got an extra 6 inch speaker?

8-Way Headphone Amplifer-Upon-Plenth. One of two.

Twelve recordable channels are fed into the control room.
Two separate headphone mixes are fed back out to... you.

Guitar amp isolation cabinet number one, in a closet off the control room.
Guitar amp isolation cabinet number two, same closet off the control room.
Guitar amp isolation cabinet number three, under the stairs.
Photo taken pre-sound treatment. Cedar walls and ceiling, pine floor.
We've got quite a few guitars for you to use.
Some are quite conventional. Some of them are slightly weird.
Immediate environs. Take a short break if you need to.

The Hollies are right outside... and they never lose their leaves.

Happy AND "warm", with a lot of irons in the fire.

We have insanely fair, and competitive day rates...
instead of hourly rates that have everybody constantly watching the clock.

Meow Meow, Kitty Kitty.
Well, to us, it's "Big Muddy"... across the street.
Which room should we record you in? There's eleven.
The large country kitchen has fresh herbs for cooking. Use them.
Are you comfortable?

Smoking area.

Yes, Virginia, that is vintage wallpaper over plaster-and-lath.

Plenty of parking, and places for hikes... short or long.

Super-awesome food truck nearby? CHECK.

We'll leave a Lantern (Sound Recording Rig) on for ya...


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