At the heart of our studio is our Pro Tools HDX system and a Yamaha RM1608 vintage analog console.  Our Digital Audio Workstation runs a plethora of software including Reason 7, Studio One 2 and Sonar. We use live guitars, percussion as well as various software & hardware synthesizers to provide your project with a unique blend of sounds.

We use DSP accelerated plug-ins, high quality pre-amplifiers & converters to record vocals and instruments to attain radio ready sounds targeted by music industry professionals. At Top Notch Audio, we understand that even the best instruments and studio gear mean nothing without skill. We take pride in our gear and our knowledge to use them effectively.

Sequencing/Recording:
Avid Pro Tools 11HD
Cakewalk Sonar
Studio One 2.5
Reason 8.1

Instruments: Software
Native Instruments Komplete (Kontakt5, Battery 4, FM8, Massive)
IK Multimedia SampleTank 3, Miroslav, Sonic Synth, Moog
Reason 8 & various software instruments

Instruments: Hardware
MPC 1000 drum machine/sequencer
PRS Electric Guitar
Gibson Electric Bass
Steel Drum, Bongos, shakers etc.
Akai MPK Weighted Controller with after touch
Casio 88 Key Piano / Midi Controller

PROCESSING:
Signal Processing: Digital-Analog Hybrid Mixing
Lexicon MX400 Reverb
Vintech Audio preamp
Summit Audio Channel: Tube preamp / Tube Compressor
Focursite preamp / compressor
RME preamp
Chameleon Labs SSL style Bus Compressor
FMR Audio Stereo Compressor
Dangerous 2Bus 16 Channel Analog Summing
Yamaha RM1608 analog recording mixer

 

Signal Processing: Software
Pro Tools HDX: HEAT, Maag EQ4, Metric Halo Channel, McDSP ML4000
Softube Tube-Tech Channel (PE 1C “Pultec” Equalizer, CL 1B Opto Compressor
Lexicon PCM Reverb, Euphonix System 5 Channelstrip
Waves SSL, Waves Platinum, MPX Master Tape
Antares Autotune
Steven Slate VBC
IK Multimedia T-Racks: Fairchild, LA2A, 1176 emulations
Izotope Ozone 5 Mastering Suite

MICROPHONES:
Rode: NT1A, NT5s
Blue: Bluebird, Encores
Shure: SM57s, SM58, SM7B
Sennheiser: 602, 604s (drums)

MONITORS:
Roland Guitar Amplifier with COSM modeling
Roland Keyboard Amplifier
Headphones: AKG, Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic
Focal CMS
Behritone