Control Room

Audio Interface

Our control room has some of the best front end & DAW systems available today. We use the Midas M32 – 40 channel digital console as our front end interface. This enables us to record up to 32 channels of audio simultaneously. We use Pro Tools as our main recording platform but have Logic Pro X available if required. We also have multiple monitoring options including P16-M Personal Monitors for all musicians when tracking & iPads to access  the desk directly for precision monitoring (Drummers like this option).

Monitoring

We use Genelec 8040A & 1029A monitoring for tracking & playback. For musicians, we predominantly use Beyer & AKG headphones, with unlimited monitoring channels.

Computers & Software

BlackTree use Apple computers exclusively. We’ve been using Mac’s for 15 years & have found them the best option for audio & video applications. If you require stability & reliability then go Mac. We use Avid Pro Tools as our main recording platform, we find it a fast & totally reliable piece of kit. In the world of recording, Pro Tools is the industry standard when it comes to audio recording.

Outboard

We used to use a selection of synths but these days we use soft synths & Universal Audio plugins which sound amazing. We still have a Korg, Krome 88 note keyboard in the control room which has a nice selection of sounds. We also have Blackstar valve amplification & SWR & David Eden Bass Amps.

We also have a selection of acoustic & electric guitars available for hire if needed.

Gibson, Rob Williams, Fender, Taylor, Yamaha.

For full details, check out our Equipment & Spec