WHY WE EXIST
TO TREAT creative MUSICIANS LIKE ACTUAL PEOPLE
Our studio was built to offer high quality recording services at affordable prices to creative musicians - all in the spirit of the intentionally-designed comfortable analog recording houses of yore. Our studio lives in a modernized century-old prairie house located in beautiful downtown Aubrey, Texas.
We offer a 500 sq ft "live" room, a 250 sq ft room, and a 200 sq ft control/"dead" room. We are 84% analog.
Fun fact: We are 100% powered by renewable energy.
We offer a hands-on "quality over quantity" approach to professional audio tracking and production services in comfortable, acoustically pleasing spaces.
On tour? Don’t live nearby? No worries. Our excellent staff and control room will still help get the most from your mix and post-production*.
*We don’t (and probably never will) offer mastering services. However, we have some extremely talented friends that do and we’d be happy to send you their way.
CONVENIENT RECORDING PACKAGES
Two 10-hour recording days*
Two editing sessions
5 song maximum
Five 10-hour recording days*
Two editing sessions
10 song maximum
THE "PUNK ROCK BLITZKRIEG"!?
One editing session
*Recording days do not have to be consecutive.
WE ALSO OFFER REGULAR OLD TIME BY THE HOUR.
Recording is all about audio processing. And to us, audio processing means making sure the ending signal sounds slightly more magical than the beginning signal. Which is you, by the way. When a track comes together, it needs to be more than the sum of its parts. And that little bit of extra? It's magic.
...So, we've handpicked some of the best available options to make the magic.
Universal Audio Apollo 16 I/O
Steinberg Cubase Pro 8
Apple Logic Pro X
FMR Really Nice Preamp
Sytek MPX-4A (w/ Burr-Brown Op-Amps)
70's Trident Fleximix (Preamp + EQ)
Universal Audio 610-B*
Fairchild 670 Compressor*
FMR Really Nice Compressor
FMR Really Nice Leveling Amp
Pultec EQP-1A EQ*
"Anonymous" Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder
Tascam Portastudio 4-Track Cassette Recorder
Teletronix LA-2A Compressor*
Universal Audio 1176LN Compressor*
Valley People Dynamite Compressor/Expander
+ much more...
Boss VB-2W Analog Vibrato Pedal
Danelectro Filthy Rich Tremolo
Digitech Whammy Pitch Shifter Pedal
Earthquaker Devices Terminal Fuzz Pedal
90's Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Analog Delay Pedal
GSi GS-201 Tape Echo/Space Echo*
JHS Colour Box (Neve 1073 clone) DI Fuzz Pedal
Line 6 Verbzilla Reverb Pedal
ProCo Rat II Distortion Pedal
Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Pedal
Wampler Faux Spring Reverb Pedal
Zvex Super Hard On Boost Pedal
2x AKG C414 B-ULS LD Condenser
Advanced Audio CM48FET LD Condenser
Audio Technica 4033a LD Condenser
2x Audix D2 Dynamic
Avantone CV-12 LD Condenser w/ GE 6072/12AY7 Tube
2x Cascade Fathead II Ribbon Microphones
Cascade X-51 Stereo Ribbon w/ Lundahl Transformers (under repair)
Crown PCC-160 Boundary Condenser
Electro-Voice RE-20 Dynamic
2x Michael Joly Oktava MK-012 SD Condenser
Placid Audio Copperphone
Peluso R14 Ribbon
2x Sennheiser MD421 Dynamic
2x Shure SM57 Dynamic
Shure SM7B Dynamic
Event 20/20 Passive Nearfield Monitors
AKG K240 Studio Headphones
Sennheiser HD280Pro Studio Headphones
Click here for more info regarding lodging, our food and coffee menus, and to access our guide to recording at Magnolia.
THE FUN STUFF
Keys + Synths
Arturia Minilab MkII
Casiotone MT-68 Vintage Synth
Commodore 64 8-bit Analog Synth
Funkbox Vintage Drum Machine App
Korg KP3 Kaoss Pad Dynamic Sampler
70's Rhodes Mark I Stage 73 Electric Piano (under repair)
80's Roland Juno-6 Analog Synthesizer
IK Sampletron Mellotron+ Software
Suzuki OM-84 Omnichord
80's Yamaha DX7s Digital Synthesizer
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME Acoustic/Electric
Fender Classic 60's Jazzmaster w/ Staytrem
70's Sho-Bud Maverick Pedal Steel
Ampeg SVT-15EN Bass Cab
90's Lab Series L2 SS Bass Head (also sounds AMAZING on guitar)
Vox AC4-TV Combo Tube Amp w/ Greenback
Drums + Percussion
Orange County 7x13 Maple Snare
Yamaha Recording Custom 7x14 Steel Snare
70's Slingerland Maple/Mahogony 5-Piece Drum Kit
a bunch of random fun stuff in a bag, etc.