Technical Facilities

The equipment at Classical Media has been chosen for two main reasons – audio quality and reliability – and all our equipment is regularly checked and maintained to ensure it is in pristine condition.  We also have a selection of vintage analogue and digital equipment allowing us to replay many archival formats that are now obsolete.

Microphones

  • Neuman: KM130 Omni (4), KM140 Cardioid (4)
  • B&K: 4006 Omni (2)
  • Beyer: MC740 multipattern (3)
  • AKG: C414-EB (5), C3000 (4),
  • AKG: SE300 (5 bodies, 7 CK series capsules)
  • Royer: R121 ribbon (2)
  • Shure: SM58
  • Beyer: M201 (2)
  • Sony: ECM 959A Stereo
  • Coles: 4104 lip ribbon announcers microphone
  • K&M 24 standard mic stands
  • K&M 2 low stands
  • K&M 4 tall orchestral boom stands
  • Manfrotto 5 extended light weight orchestral stands
  • Clark Teksam: 15m hydraulic pump-up Organ stand
  • 4 x 500 Watt  lighting rig for sessions

Microphone Pre-amps and Convertors

  • Merging Technology HAPI networked audio convertor
  • 16 channels of state-of-the-art 192kHz 24bit A-D
  • Ravenna protocol over CAT5 to control room

Consoles & Monitoring

  • Yamaha 01V96i and 02R96V2 digital mixing desks
  • Genelec 1030A active monitors (5)
  • Genelec 8020 active monitors (2)
  • Presonus Central Station monitoring & output unit for talkback/cue/red-light etc
  • TC Electronic, Lexicon and Bheringer reverb units

Recorders

  • Merging Technology HAPI networked audio convertor recording with Reaper 64
  • SADiE LRX2 48 track 24/96 hard disc recorder with AES & MADI inputs
  • RME Fireface UFX 30 input / 30 output interface up to 192kHz
  • Yamaha O1V96i 16tk 24/96 console recording with Reaper 64
  • Tascam DR680 8Tk 24/96 Flash Recorder
  • Tascam CDRW2000 CD recorder

Post-Production Studio

  • Neumann KH310 active stereo monitors
  • Genelec 1030A Surround Monitoring
  • Genelec Subwoofer
  • SADiE LRX2 Workstation with Cedar Re-touch and more than 20Tb hard disc
  • Reaper 4 Workstation with Izotope RX5
  • Adobe Premiere CC video editor
  • 32 Channels of AES inputs for LRX2
  • Sonoris DDP Creator
  • Plextor DVD/CD-Rewriter Sony Dual Layer DVD+/-RW
  • Sony Blu-Ray writer
  • Yamaha O1V96i mixer
  • Tascam MD-301MkII Mini-disc recorder
  • Tascam DA45HR 24bit DAT
  • Denon DCD-715 CD player
  • Rega Planar 3 turntable with RB300 tonearm
  • Goldring Leco Transcription 78rpm turntable
  • ¼ reel to reel machines by Teac, Ferrograph and Grundig
  • Acoustic treatment by Offecct of Sweden

Video Recording & Post-Production

  • Panasonic AVC X1 4k video camera
  • Panasonic AVC X-1000 4k video camera
  • Panasonic HDC-SD900 HD video cameras (x3)
  • Panasonic HDC-TM300 HD video cameras (x2) with wide angle and telephoto converters
  • Fujifilm X-T2 4k video enabled mirrorless camera (x2)
  • Nikon D810 HD video enabled HD D-SLR
  • Atomos Ninja Flame 4K solid state recorder/monitor
  • Atomos Ninja 2 HD hard disk recorder / monitor
  • Nikkor and Fuji prime and zoom lenses from 14mm to 300mm
  • Video tripods with fluid heads by Manfrotto and E-Image (x2)
  • Manfrotto Super-clamps and Magic-Arms
  • 10m camera track by Hague
  • Camera Jib by E-Image
  • Minature steady cam rig
  • LED circular interview light
  • 3 head video lighting kit for interviews
  • 4 head flood lighting kit for concerts
  • Video editing in Adobe Premiere
  • DVD/Blu-Ray authoring in Adobe Encore

Miscellaneous

  • M-Tech High speed CD/DVD Duplicator
  • Robotic On-Body CD/DVD printer
  • 70Mb fibre broadband
  • Nespresso coffee machine!