SounDude Studio was founded as Myattic Studio in 2000 on the Southside of Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2003 it moved to its current location on the Southside of Noblesville, Indiana. In 2018 the name changed to SounDude Studio.
The Room. SounDude is approximately 1500 square feet of Studio housed in the full basement of a residential home with unconventional architecture. The first floor of the home sits on 3 inches of concrete, on top of corrugated steel sheets, on top of 12-inch steel beams (giving the basement a steel and concrete ceiling). Combined with a concrete block foundation and concrete floor the basement is a concrete cube. It is also open–no support columns. Furthermore, 2 of the 4 walls are covered in Auralex and the other 2 with carpet (along with the floor). The ceiling is acoustic drop tile. This makes it an extremely quiet space.
- AKG C414
- Coles 4028
- Roswell Mini K87 stereo matched pair
- AKG 3000B stereo matched pair
- AKG D112s
- AKG C418s
- AKG C451
- Telefunken M81SHs
- Sennheiser MD421
- SM57s and 58s
Preamps and Processing. Soundude uses ‘old school’ microphone preamps at the beginning of the audio signal chain:
- 2 – Black Lion Audio B173s (Neve 1073 console style)
- 2 – Black Lion Audio B12As (Classic American console style)
- Warm Audio WA412 (4 more channels of Classic American console style)
- Totaling 8 preamp channels
- 2 Warm Audio Tube EQs
- Black Lion Audio B172A dual compressors (FET and Optical).
DAW. They patch into a Presonus StudioLive 32 Series III digital mixer as DAW, using StudioOne 5 Producer on a custom built PC as editor, enabling 32 channels of digital audio conversion. SounDude also uses a Macbook Pro supporting Logic, Garage Band, Pro Tools Lite and Qlab. SounDude owns the Waves Platinum bundle of plug-ins, Fab 4 EQ, Lexicon Reverbs and more. SounDude uses Wavelab Pro 9.5 for mastering.
Monitors. SounDude’s editing suite employs 2 – JBL LSR32L monitors driven by a Crown XLS2000 stereo amp together with a JBL LSR12P powered subwoofer using 2 channels of Ashly 32-band graphic EQs for monitoring.
Keys. SounDude also boasts an extensive MIDI setup using a Yamaha S80 as the primary MIDI controller keyboard driving 4 rack sound modules and a Yamaha MODX6 keyboard that combine for 32 simultaneous tracks of audio keyboard outputs. SounDude has thousands of unique instruments, sounds and sound effects at its disposal. A 5-piece Pearl Session Series studio drum kit with Zildjian cymbals is available for sessions, as well. Ask about our available Bass gear.
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