Studio A is the oldest recording room in Columbus, built in 1966. While we still use analog tape regularly, we are no stranger to digital recording. We offer high resolution digital recording services, a high end microphone closet and a comfortable environment to work. The sonic character of the room is unique. The live room is reasonably dead for plenty of isolation even with multiple musicians playing together in the same space. It has 20-foot high ceilings and an exceptionally even frequency response.
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Studio B is the small studio at Musicol. It is a good size for voice overs, audiobooks, singer/songwriters and hip hop/rap artists. It is also often used for analog tape assembly and sequencing. It includes a fantastic array of microphones and outboard gear.
Studio C is the Musicol mastering room. Mastering is the process by which your audio gets cut into grooves on a lacquer disc that will ultimately become the metal master stamper that your record will be made from. Studio C is also used to make dub-plates and one off records. The cutting system includes a modified 1944 Scully lathe with a helium cooled Westrex cutting head and all tube cutting amplifier. The cutting is done directly from playback unit to amplifier to cutting head. This means none of the digital delay typically found in the mastering line is present to degrade the sound of your music. The analog playback units in studio C are Ampex 440b transports working in tandem with Ampex 351 (mono, tube), Ampex 354 (stereo, tube), or Schafer (h-fi solid state) playback electronics. Digital playback utilizes Proceed D/A converters for DAT and compact disc, or through a digital audio workstation with Focusrite D/A converters for high resolution digital files.