Backbeat Studios was
primarily set up to provide a production facility for Backbeat Recording
Artists. By word of mouth the studio has opened itself up to acts from
other labels who desired the quality and guidance we offer. The word "demo"
is never spoken here because that means it 'aint ready to be pressed!
We make records here.
Backbeat Studios is designed for tracking, midi-production and mixing
and post production. We are convieniently located about 10 minutes outside
of Washington DC in comfortable surroundings. Our staff of engineers and
producers are not only tech heads but musicians as well. Feel free to
contact us about rates, production, or remixing.
At the heart of Backbeat Studios is a custom built 2.5ghz P4 with a
gig of RAM and plenty of hard drive space. We record up to 32 bit direct
to disk through Steinberg SX, (We still have ADAT capability) and have
plenty of VST instruments, plugins, and a vast sample library.
- Mixing Console
- Yamaha O2R 40 inputs.Total automation
including eq and sends,
compressors on every channel,
built in effects, digital in's and out's.
- Monitors & Amps
- Mackie HR824 powered monitors
EV Sentry 100A
- Yamaha NS10M Studio
- Hafler Pro 2400
- Sampling & Digital Recording
- PC: Custom Intel 2.5ghz P4 w/ 200gigs of HD and 1gig of RAM
RME sound card and multiface interface
Steinberg SX 2.0
- Soundforge 7.0
- Halion 2.0
- Panasonic SV-3700 Dat Machine
Technics SL-1200 turntable
Every Plugin you can think of!
- Drum Machines
- Akai MPD16 drum pads
- We have an extensive drum library of other drum machines,
custom drum samples, and the ultimate loop library
- Keyboards & Modules
- Roland JV-1080
- Roland A-50
|A virtual rack of VST instruments including B4,
Pro52, Halion, WavePPG - many more!
- Effects and Compressors
- Over 100 VST Plugins
- Ensoniq DP/4
- Korg SDD-2000
- 2-Valley People Dyna-mite
- Roland SDE-2000
- Orange County Vocal Stressor
- Other Equipment
- Fender Strat
Gibson Les Paul Custom
- Martin 000-18
- Peavy Classic Amp 50
POD 2 Line 6
Digital Mastering and Editing
- Let us prepare your CD for the pressing plant.
- Song sequencing and spacing
- Maximizing levels and mix edits
- Custom EQ and Compression
- WAVES and Other Plug-in's
- CD-R and one-offs available
We have provided recording, production, and remixing services to acts
on BMG, RCA, ATLANTIC, MCA and Warner Bro., plus numerous independent
labels such as Strictly Rhythm, Profile, Backbeat, Deep Dish, and
Our book rate is $35/hr. with block booking as low as $30/hr. We also
provide production and remixing services. Feel free to get in touch with
us to discuss your needs and how we can meet them.
We are always upgrading and making changes to the studio and sometimes
stuff just has to go. Click here to see the
latest equipment that we are selling.