Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering
Everyone knows that recorded music feels and sounds best when it is performed as a group instead of one track at a time. Whether you want to do your whole project at Sound Temple or just track here and mix elsewhere (or vice versa), you owe it to yourself to take advantage of the amazing mics, outboard gear, carefully balanced acoustics, tight isolation and great headphone monitoring at Sound Temple. The studio has a total of 6 separate isolation spaces (including the large live room). Additionally, the three main iso-booths have double doors that can open wide to turn the entire studio into one really big live room. Of coarse there are great sight lines with plenty of windows so everyone can see each other while recording.
Remember, the best way to fix a mix is to fix it while tracking and tracking at Sound Temple is your best fix. Our head engineer, Robert George, is very experienced and available to track your project…or feel free to use your own engineer. An in-house engineer will be available to assist. Please see studio rates.
Wes Lachot is famous for designing some of the best control rooms in the world and needless to say, mixing is a truly a joy in Sound Temple’s control room. The whole room is designed around the Dynaudio M3A monitors. The acoustics are balanced from low to high with reflection free zones in front and back. This means you won’t hear any phase canceling reflections that can ruin your perception of your mix. You really owe it to yourself to just listen to how your music sounds on the mains in the control room. Sound Temple’s control room will be one of the finest you will ever hear. Remember, you can’t mix what you can’t hear. This is a control room you you can trust. When you finish a mix here it will always translate well in the real world. Mixing through our SSL console and A-Designs Nail Buss Compressor will make your mixes sound wider and deeper while providing the “glue” to make it sound like a record should. Our head engineer,Robert George, is very experienced and available to mix your project…or feel free to use your own engineer. An in-house engineer will be available to assist. Please see studio rates.
Mastering is another specialty at Sound Temple. Robert George has been mastering for over 15 years and was one of the first and most respected in S.W. Florida before moving to Asheville in 2009. He has learned from some of the best in the business over the years and has mastered most every genre of music from hip hop to symphonic music.
The balanced acoustics, SSL mixer, great gear and monitoring in the control room lend themselves perfectly to mastering your music accurately, bringing it to a higher level. One of the most important things separating a great mastering room from an ok room is what happens in the bottom octave. Getting the bass balanced in your mix is much easier at Sound Temple because of the extensive bass trapping. The whole back wall of the control room is 21 inches deep and is one big bass absorbing membrane! During mastering, you can switch between 3 different sets of monitors (small, med, or large) to check how your masters will translate to the real world. Sound Temple also has has some of the best mastering plugins available including Ozone 5 ADVANCED and the UAD Ampex ATR-102 Master Tape Machine Plugin. All processing is done at 32 bit floating point. Of course, even with the best acoustics and gear, a good mastering engineer is still the most important part. Please see rates.
Studio Rental For Independent Engineers And Producers
Sound Temple Studios is also available for rent by the hour, day or week to independent engineers and producers at surprisingly affordable rates. A very qualified engineer is available to assist full or part time. Sound Temple has become a favorite place to track in Western North Carolina because of the great acoustics, gear and vibe. It has also become a favorite place to mix due to it’s amazing control room. This is truly one of the best control rooms you have ever heard!