Large live room with adjacent amp booths making it possible to record live with varying degrees of separation as required.
Analog /digital mixing performed with high end analog outboard and large plug in collections.
Joe's Garage is a recording studio located right in the heart of Old Market in central Bristol specialising in capturing exciting live performances. Covering everything from a live 'band in a room' sound to more Hi-Fi results and recording all styles of music from Jazz, Blues and Folk to Rock and Metal.
We have a nice big live room and adjacent amp booths to accomodate a full band tracking completely live.
The studio was set up and is run by engineer Joe Garcia. Joe has been touring as a live sound engineer around the world and recording music professionally for over 15 years.
The studio houses a great selection of equipment and is constantly being upgraded
Thermionic Culture Little Red Bustard
(valve summing mixer)
SSL Nucleus 16 fader controller with 2x SSL pre's
Antelope Orion 32+ and Universal Audio Apollo convertors
3x UAD2 Quad PCI cards
Neve 1073 DPA (2 channel preamp)
Neve 33609 dual/stereo compressor
500 rack with 4xCAPI, 2x Rupert Neve 551 2xRupert Neve 551 EQs and TK MB1 stereo blender.
API 3124+ (4 channel preamp)
16 channels of Audient ASP preamps
Roland RE201 and SRE-555 Space Echos
Vesta Fire RV2 stereo spring reverb
Great British Spring
Empirical Labs FATSO and EL8 Distressor
TK Audio BC1-S (SSL style bus comp)
2x DBX 160
2x Universal Audio UA610 valve preamp
Universal Audio LA610MK2 valve channel strip
2x Klark Teknik Pultec style valve EQ
2x Klark Teknik KT2A valve comp/limiters
SPL Transient Designer
Mac Pro 5.1 running Logic Pro X 10.1
Plug ins from Slate, Sound Toys, Waves and UAD among many others
Adam A7X monitors
Auratone 5C monitors
Wide selection of mics including:
2x STC (Coles) ex BBC 4038 ribbon mics
2x Earthworks SR30 (MP)
3x AKG C414ULS
2x Josephson C42s (MP)
Ear Trumpet Labs Edwina
2x Audio Technica AT4041
Solomon LoFReQ sub kick
2x Sennheiser e906s
4x Sennheiser e904s
6X Telefunken M80
2x Audio Technica ATM450s
2x Audio Technica AT804
2x Beyer M88
4x Beyer 201s
4x Shure SM57s
2x Bang & Olufsen BM3 (RCA ribbons fitted by Xaudia)
Bang & Olufsen BM5 (stereo XY ribbon)
2x Bang & Olufsen MD8
Beyer M130 figure 8 ribbon
3x Beyer M260 ribbons (refurbished by Xaudia)
Radial JDX48 and Palmer speaker DI/sims
Sansamp, Orchid, Radial, EMO and BSS DI’s
Guitar/bass amps (usually many others to close from)
1970’s Fender Twin Reverb ‘silverface’
1970's Laney LC60 (modded)
1970’s Burman Pro501 combo
1970’s Burman Pre/Power 100w head
1969 Ampeg SVT & Aguilar GS412
1970’s Ampeg V4 & 4x12
1970’s Ampeg B25B & 2x15
1970's Orange OR120 & 4x12
Mesa Boogie 400+ & 1x15
P16M personal monitor mixers giving each musician control of their headphone mixes.
Beyerdynamic DT770 and DT150, Audio Technica ATH M50x, AKG K271 and K171 and Superlux 'Iso' headphones
Premier Genista drum kit
(22" kick, 12", 13", 16" toms)
Premier pre international vintage drum kit
(20" kick, 10" and 14" toms with snare and bongos)
Ludwig Supraphonic, Gretsch COB, Yamaha 9000, World Max and Big Dog snares
Istanbul Traditional 14" hats and 20" Ride, 18" Mehmet crash and 18" Meinl crash cymbals
Loads and loads of FX pedals including pieces from Strymon, Bugbrand, Earthquaker Devices, Snarling Dogs, Proco, EHX, Catalinbread, Alesis, Boss, Vox, Jim Dunlop, DOD and Marshall among others
We also have some great contacts to hire in vintage amps, keys and drums when required.
Some recent clients include:
Ogives Big Band
Run Logan Run
BOOK A SESSION
Have some questions or ready to book a session?
Call us on 07761471809
or fill out the contact form & we’ll get you rolling
The studio is available with engineer for £180 per day
Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss your session in more detail.