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Console

AMS NEVE LIBRA 224 CHANNEL MIXING DESK

Leicester's premier recording studioOur pride and joy! This desk is the centrepiece of the yellow bean setup. Originally retailing for over £150K this 224 channel digital mixing desk is, according to the manual, the dogs bollocks. Equipped with 16 industry standard ultra clean NEVE Preamps, full desk automation and loads of flashing lights this is literally THE BEST mixing desk available in the Leicestershire area.  Also able to work natively in 5.1 surround we are the ONLY place around if you want to mix music for film/TV etc.  Other AMS Neve desks are found at Abbey Road Studios, AIR Studios, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Galaxy Studios and many many more!

  • AMS Neve Libra Music 5.1 mixing console with full automation and recall
  • 16 AMS Neve Remote-controlled mic preamps, 56-channels to/from DAW via MADI, up to 224 inputs and outputs depending on configuration.

 

Monitoring

FURMAN MONITOR SYSTEM

headphonesAre you sick of never being able to get he right monitor mix when recording? Do you just want to hear the drums while your guitarist only wants the bass and vocals? It’s not a problem here at Yellowbean – we give all our recording artists their own personal ‘mini-mixer’ so they can all have the perfect mix when recording- even if they all want something different!  Being able to adjust things on-the-fly without bringing proceedings to a stop saves bands time and therefore money!

  • Tannoy Monitor Golds
  • Yamaha NS-10M with JBL  Control Sub (the secret weapon)
  • Yamaha MSP-5 5.1 Monitoring
  • Unbranded small speakers

 

Headphones

Furman HDS 6-way Monitoring System
Sony MDR-7506/Beyer DT-100 Headphones

Microphones

AK47 TELEFUNKEN MICROPHONE

AK47 TELEFUNKEN MICROPHONEIt should be no surprise to anyone that this is actually Snoop Dogg’s favourite microphone, but it’s not just because him and his mates can pretend it’s a gun – it’s actually an AMAZING microphone with a beautiful clean sound. Want to hear the difference?

Oh, and by the way it’s not just a hip hop mic – Counting Crows are also a fan of this mic and use it regularly.

OTHER MICROPHONES

  • AKG D-112
  • AKG C3000 x 2
  • AKG C409
  • AKG C414
  • AKG D190E x 2
  • AKG D109
  • AKG D202E
  • AKG D224E x 2
  • Audix D2 x 2
  • Audix D4
  • Audix D6
  • Audix i5
  • Audix ADX51 x 2
  • Beyerdynamic M550LM
  • Beyerdynamic M201
  • Beyerdynamic M160 x 2
  • Blue Bluebird
  • Blue Baby Bottle
  • EV RE20
  • Neumann U87i (1973)
  • Neumann TLM 103 x 2
  • Realistic PZM
  • Rode NT2 x2
  • Sennheiser MD421 x 2
  • Shure SM57 x 2
  • Shure SM58 x 2
  • Shure SM7b
  • Soundfield ST250
  • Telefunken AK47

 

Outboard

SSL 4000 Stereo Bus Compressor
Yamaha E-1010 Analogue Delay
Alesis Midiverb 4
Digitech Studio Quad
TC Electronics M3000
dbx 160X
Watkins Copycat

DAW

  • Cubase 8.5
  • Nuendo 4
  • Logic Pro 8
  • Pro Tools 7
  • 2 x UAD-1
  • RME HDSP MADI

Backline

Many artists tend to want to record with their own kit. It’s what they feel comfortable with. However if you’d prefer to use ours, we do have some pretty exciting musical toys for you to play with.  We have:

  • Original Hammond Organ with built in Leslie speaker!!!!!!
  • Fender Rhodes
  • Vox AC30 CC2
  • Ampeg B15
  • Marshall 100W JMP Head (1970s)
  • Marshall JCM-900
  • Marshall 2×12″ Cabinet
  • Marshall 4×12″ Cabinet
  • Fender Bandmaster (1960s)
  • Trace Elliot 1215SMX Bass Amp
  • Peavy FireBass  700w head
  • Peavey 4×12″ Cabinet
  • Fender ‘Evil’ Twin
  • Peavey Classic
  • Tama Imperialstar 14-piece 1970s Drum Kit
  • Premier APK Drum Kit
  • Ensoniq ESQ-1 Synthesiser
  • Roland 88-key weighted master keyboard

 

Other

7-way CD Duplicator
CD Printer
WI-FI
Coffee Machine/Kettle/Vending Machine

Vintage Gear

So you’re an analogue/vintage purist! You don’t like digital and you want your record to sound like they did back in the 70s and 80s! No problem :) We have some of most iconic vintage recording gear and know how to use it.

SSL 4000 stereo bus compressor – As used by Nine Inch Nails, Bryan Adams Sting
Urei 1176 and 1178 – As used by Chris Lord Alge (Green Day, U2, Bon Jovi and Many more)
Watkins Copicat Mk III –
Yamaha E1010 – As used by Ozzy Ozbourne, Michael Jackson and The Flaming Lips
2-track analogue tape master recorder – Perfect for that warmth you’ve been looking for.

Modern Kit

But it’s not all about vintage, we also have some of best modern kit money can buy. This includes:

TC Electronic M3000 – Industry standard digital reverb
Waves Platinum Bundle – a favourite plugin bundle of Dave Pensado (Michael Jackson, Pink, Coolio)
East West Virtual Instruments – The best money can buy – as used by Coldplay, Danny Elfman and Lana Del Rey

Optional Extras

We have a good relationship with a few other engineers, so can offer items from the following equipment list (some at extra charge) depending on availability. Call us up and haggle!

Backline – Fender Rhodes, Roland Juno 6, Roland SH-101, Korg Triton, Korg M500 Micro-Preset, Ampeg B15, Mesa/Boogie Studio 22, Fender Bandmaster, Blackstar combo, various Fender Guitars/basses, Premier XPK drum kit,Tama kit
Outboard – Urei 1176, Urei 1178, Nemesis Mastering-grade Parametric EQ x2, dbx 160x x2
Mic Preamps – Rupert Neve Portico, DAV BG2, TL Audio quad, Gyraf G9 Valve

Monitoring – ADAM P33a