Grammy-winning opera star Nathan Gunn recording at Reach

Studios

Here’s a tour of Reach Studios’ facilities, designed and run by a recording artist after years of recording in studios designed and run by engineers.  Contact for an on-site tour.

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 Control & Composing Room

The Control & Composing Room is a beautiful space to work with Genelec speakers, impeccable sound treatment to hear and mix your music precisely, an 88-key weighted master keyboard controller, electronic drums, a vocal iso booth, a custom built drop-down worktable, natural light from outside, and the best recording and composing software of the day — Pro Tools, Logic, Live and Sibelius.  With space for a full band to comfortably sit and monitor takes, it’s wired for recording to five rooms with different acoustical properties, with a giant double studio glass window for direct visibility to the main Recording & Rehearsing Room.

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Recording & Rehearsing Room

The Recording & Rehearsing Room is soundproofed and treated for pristine recording.  It’s wired with 16 inputs and headphone jacks to hear what’s playing in any other room and fitted with a Yamaha digital piano.  Whether you’re a band, a string quartet, or a small vocal ensemble, this is an inspiring place to record and a peaceful place to rehearse.  A giant double studio glass window gives direct visibility to your producer and engineer in the Control Room.  A flatscreen on the wall with an Apple TV can display song lyrics, videos, teaching materials, and mirror the Control Room computer screen.


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Piano & Choir Room

The Piano & Choir Room features a grand piano in a gorgeous acoustic space with hardwood flooring and 22-foot ceilings.  It’s wired to the Control Room downstairs with 4 inputs and headphone jacks to hear what’s playing in any room in the Studio.  Reach has recorded a 36-voice choir in this room singing over a recording with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, but it’s equally suitable for solo piano and piano/voice recordings.

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Field Of Dreams

The Field Of Dreams provides a second reverberant space for live acoustic sound in addition to the Piano & Choir Room — for drums, vocals, or whatever you want.  It’s wired with 16 inputs and headphone jacks to hear what’s playing in any room in the Studio, as well as a 50″ flatscreen TV and DVD.  It’s also a fun place to relax and rejuvenate between takes and during rehearsal breaks.

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Closet

The Closet stores Reach’s gear, but it’s also wired for double duty as an isolated room to record guitar amps and other eclectic needs.  All monsters in the Closet are supersonic in nature and of your own creation.  It’s wired with 2 inputs and auxiliary lines.

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Private Restroom

A private, meticulously clean restroom on the Studio Floor is exclusive to Reach Studios.

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