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Studio One

STUDIO NAME: Studio One LOCATION: Lansing, MI CONTACT: www.studioonemichigan.com KEY CREW: Dee Wells, lead engineer/producer; Aaron Hager, engineer; Jacob Bender, engineer/producer; Christian Wells, assistant engineer/duplication manager CONSOLES: Mackie 24•8 VLZ, Yamaha ProMix 01, 01x/i88x RECORDERS:
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STUDIO NAME: Studio One

LOCATION: Lansing, MI

CONTACT: www.studioonemichigan.com

KEY CREW: Dee Wells, lead engineer/producer; Aaron Hager, engineer; Jacob Bender, engineer/producer; Christian Wells, assistant engineer/duplication manager

CONSOLES: Mackie 24•8 VLZ, Yamaha ProMix 01, 01x/i88x

RECORDERS: Alesis ADAT LX20 [2], Fostex G-16 (with sync)

MONITORS: Genelec 1030, Mackie HR828, M-Audio BX 5, Sony MDR 7506 headphones, Audio-Technica M-40fs headphones [12]

EFFECTS: Ensoniq DP Pro, DP-2; Lexicon MPX 200, MPX-1; Line 6 Echo Pro, Delta Lab echo

MICROPHONE PREAMPS: Focusrite ISA 220, Trident S-20, TC Electronic Gold Channel, Demeter HXM-1, DBX 586, 386 (all with vintage Telefunken tubes)

MICROPHONES: Neumann U 87 Ai, TLM 103; Rode Classic [2], Blue Blueberry, Dragonfly [2], Ball [2]; AKG C 414 ULS [2], SolidTube, C 451 B; Audio-Technica AT 4050, AT 4033a [2], AT 4051, ATM 25HE, ATM 25 [3]

COMPUTERS: Pentium 4/2.3 HT, Pentium 4/3.0 HT, Apple G3/350, Maxtor and Western Digital Firewire external drives

DAW: EMU Paris 3.0 3-card system, MEC interfaces [2], ADAT card, 8 i/o expander; M•Audio Delta 1010 [2], Universal Audio UAD-1, Midiman Midisport 2x2

SOFTWARE: Magix Samplitude 7, Steinberg Cubase SX 3, Wavelab 5; MOTU Digital Performer 3

ACOUSTIC TREATMENT/GOBOS: Auralex

CABLE: Mogami, Blue, Planet Waves

STUDIO NOTES: How ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm? According to Studio One’s Dee Wells, not easily: “After three years in a pole barn in my backyard, we were able to move our facility into an industrial space located near three major highways. The studio is a build-out inside the 3,500 square-foot warehouse. With floating floors and decoupled walls, Studio One boasts five rooms in Studio A.” So while Studio One may have started life in a backyard barn, the studio’s owners clearly had much more lofty ambitions in mind.

Because while the studio features acoustically refined room designs and loads of technology, client service is always at the forefront of how things are done at Studio One. “Coming from a background in retail, we understand the value of placing the customers’ needs above everything. Doing this has worked well for us; in a market of under 400,000 people and with plenty of competition in place, we’ve been able to thrive by reaching out all over the state and the Midwest for business, and by doing our level best to make sure each customer will want to repeat their business with us. We have many groups and organizations that have done two and three full-length CDs with us . . . and they plan to come back again.”

Studio One is also a teaching and learning facility. Dee continues, “In addition to offering limited classes and internships, we have set ourselves a goal to never stop learning. Obviously, in order to make the customer happy, we have to excel at what we do. So we’re constantly listening and learning, trying to make our mixes the best around.”