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PHARMACY STUDIO × 24 TRACK 2" ANALOGUE RECORDING

 

Clients

Underground Lovers  ×  Black Cab  ×  Parading  ×  Chris Smith  ×  Trans Sky  ×  Glory Box  ×  Roller One  ×  Elizaband

 

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About

RECORDING × MIXING & REMIXING × ARCHIVING × TRANSFER × BACKING BAND FOR SOLO ARTISTS


At the heart of the new Pharmacy Studio is a beautiful mid 70's AMPEX MM1200 24 track 2" tape machine. This machine is fully maintained and is renowned for it's warmth, frequency response and high level tape saturation that ONLY analogue tape can achieve. Coupled with this is a powerful computer system that allows transfer from analogue to digital at 96k thereby retaining all that lovely tape warmth with digital convenience.

The studio is located in a huge old house in North Fitzroy with a massive garden (to chill in!) and check the EQUIPMENT LIST for the full range of gear available – which is being added to as quickly as we can throw money at it!

RECORDING:

The current set up is ideally suited to the 'quieter' end of the music spectrum until construction of the soundproofed live is completed mid 2012. Drums can still be recorded, but only during the day.

MIXING & REMIXING:

Mix existing 2" tape masters or 'warm up' digital recordings by transferring through the Ampex mm1200.

ARCHIVING & TRANSFER:

The average life span of analogue tape is between 10 to 15 years depending on how it has been stored. Pharmacy Studio offers a transfer service for your precious 2" masters to digital at 96k sample rate. The tape machine will be calibrated to suit the type of tape being transferred and this service is charged at a reasonable hourly rate.

BACKING BAND FOR SOLO ARTISTS:

As a member of bands including Underground Lovers, Black Cab, Crow and Registered Nurse – Pharmacy can provide a drummer, guitarist and bass player, (all in the one person) for your project.

Who We are

RICHARD ANDREW

As founder of Pharmacy Records, Richard has over the last 15 years recorded, produced and released numerous artists including, Grand Salvo, Silver Ray, Kim Salmon, Rob Snarski and Princess One Point Five on quiet primitive equipment. Richard is practically beside himself in anticipation of recording with all this lovely new equipment. He also makes great coffee.

MOBILE  0406 044 711

EMAIL  richard@pharmacyrecords.com.au

 

BEK VARCOE

With over 20 years experience in live Sound, broadcast mixing and studio recording as well as performing, Bek can use a variety of recording methods in any situation and can catch those moments that are often fleeting and commit them to tape. She has produced the live recordings of artists like PJ Harvey, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Paul Kelly, and Jurassic 5, but is just as excited by the subtleties of her favourite local acts the Orbweavers and Laura Jean, with whom she has a long standing association.

MOBILE  0432 166 306

EMAIL  bekvarcoe@gmail.com

 
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Equipment

TAPE MACHINES × MIXING CONSOLE × COMPRESSORS & PRE-AMPS × MICROPHONES × REVERBS & EFFECTS × COMPUTER & SOFTWARE × INSTRUMENTS & AMPLIFIERS


TAPE MACHINES:

  • Ampex MM 1200 2” Tape Machine.
  • Otari ½”  MX 50 50  8 Track Tape Machine.

Desk:

  • Toft ATB 24 Track Mixing Desk.

DAW:

  • New RC-69 PC.

  • 3 x RME Sound Cards and Breakout Boxes.

  • 1 x Mytek 192 CX Studio Clock.

  • Reaper v4.151 and Protools 9 Software.

 

MICROPHONES:

  • 1 x Neumann U87 Ai.

  • 3 x Neumann Vintage Tube CMV 563 – with M7, M8 and M9 Capsules.

  • Audio Technica ATM 250.

  • 2 x Rode NT 2.

  • 1 x Sennheiser MK 4.

  • 6 x Shure Beta 57 and 58.

  • 1 x AKG D5 Vocal Microphone.

  • 1 x Beyer Dynamic TG – x 50.

PREAMPS:

  • 1 x Vintage Ampex Tube MX 10 4 Channel Preamp.

  • 1 x Golden Age Pre 73.

COMPRESSORS:

  • 1 x Thermionic Culture Phoenix Tube Compressor (Mastering Plus).
  • 1 x Chandler/EMI TG1 Limiter.
  • 1 x Teletronix LA 2A.
  • 2 x Altec Vintage 1612 B Limiter/Compressors.
  • 1 x Original DBX 160.
  • 1 x DBX 163X.

MONITOR:

  • 1 x Pair JBL TLX 9GI Monitors.

  • 1 x Pair Yamaha HS 80M Monitors.

  • 1 x Pair Auratone 5PSC Monitors.

  • 1 x Denon PMA 350SE Power Amplifier.

  • 1 x Presonus HP-50 6 Channel Headphone Monitor.

  • 3 x Beyer Dynamic DT770 Headphones and Various Others Including Fostex and Pioneer.

REVERBS × EFFECTS

  • 1 x Bricasti M7 Reverb.
  • 2 x Lexicon MPX 100 Reverb.
  • 2 x Alesis Midiverb 2.
  • 1 x Orban 111B Spring Reverb.
  • 1 x Omni Digital Delay.
  • 1 x Line 6 Echo Pro.
  • 1 x Alesis Microverb 3.
  • 1 x Roland SDE 1000 Digital Delay.
  • 1 x Companion Amplifier Psychedelic Machine.
  • 1 x DBX 118 Dynamic Range Enhancer.
  • 1 x Boss RRV – 10 Reverb.
  • 1 x Chandler Tube Driver.
  • Many and Varied Guitar Effect Pedals.

 

GUITARS, BASSES × AMPLIFIERS (NO HIRE FEE)

  • 1 x Fender Deluxe.
  • 1 x Fender Super 210.
  • 1 x Ampex V4 – B Bass Valve Bass Head and Box.
  • 1 x Mid 60's Vox Satellite Amp.
  • 1964 Ludwig Drum Kit with Choice of Ludwig, Premier or Tama Snares.
  • 1 x Original Roland Juno 60 Synth.
  • Over 25 Various Vintage Electric Guitars, Basses, Steel and Nylon Strings – Including Fender, Rickenbacker, Hoffner, Kay and Takamine.
 

Recordings

UNDERGROUND LOVERS × BLACK CAB × TRANS SKY × ROLLER ONE × CHRIS SMITH × ELIZABAND × GLORY BOX × PARADING


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Rates


Per DaY:

$300 per day. Incl. Engineer

 

Tape Hire (2" Tape):

$50

 

 

 

 
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