Studio

Equipment

Our studio is based around a Midas Heritage 1000, 40 channel analogue mixing desk, Pro Tools HD 3 and Apogee converters.
With three Rosetta 800-192khz and a Digidesign 192 we can run 32 physical output and input.

Microphones

  • Flea u47
  • Gefell UM 92.1
  • Blue Cactus (Early Edition)
  • Rode K2
  • Neumann U87 (Vintage)
  • Gefell UMT 70 S
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Brauner Phantom
  • 2 x AKG C414 XLII
  • ADK A-51
  • 2 x Earthworks TC30
  • 2 x ADK SC-1
  • Royer R121
  • 2 Beyerdynamics MC930
  • Oktava ML 52
  • 3 x Sennheiser MD421
  • Sennheiser Md421 (Vintage)
  • Beyerdynamics M 69 TG
  • Shure M7
  • Beyerdynamics MC 201
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM58
  • 3 Shennsisex 604
  • AKG D112
  • EV N/D 308a
  • Telefunken MD405 (Vintage)

Outboards

  • UA 1176 LN
  • SSl G series Buss Compressor
  • Alan Smart C1 Compressor
  • Drawmer 1968 ME
  • FMR Really Nice Compressor
  • DW Fearn LP-1
  • Neve 1073 DPA
  • Chandler TG 2
  • Amek/Neve DMCL Pure Path
  • 2 x Cartec Audio Pre-Q5
  • Empirical Lab Mike-E
  • TLA VP1
  • Manley/Lagevin DVC
  • Sebraton VMP 4000
  • Focusrite ISA 428
  • Neve 8803
  • Thermionic culture Pullet
  • Klark Teknik DN410
  • Klark Teknik DN530
  • 6 x DBX 166XL
  • DBX 266Xl
  • Lexicon PCM 70
  • Lexicon PCM 90
  • TC Electronic M2000
  • TC Electronic D Two
  • Yamaha Rev 500

Recording-Monitoring-HP

            Recording

  • Midas Heritage 1000 Console
  • Digidesign Pro Tools HD 3 rig
  • 3 x Apogee Rosetta 800-192
  • Apogee Big Ben
  • Digidesign 96
  • Amek Pure Path DO
  • Tascam DR-40
  • Sony MDS-302
  • M Audio Midi Sport

            Monitoring

  • 2 x Focal Twin 6 BE
  • Samson resol 120A
  • Samson MPL 1502
  • 2 x JBL Control 1
  • Yamaha AX 390

            Headphones

  • Beyerdynamics DT 100
  • Beyerdynamics DT 150
  • 4 x Sennheiser HD 25
  • AKG K66
  • 2 x Millenium HA 4
  • AP Recording Studios Dublin Mics
  • AP Recording Studios Dublin Midas Heritage 1000 Desk
  • AP Recording Studios Dublin Video Equipment

Video Equipment

  • Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
  • Canon 5D Mark II
  • Canon 550D
  • GoPro Hero3+
  • Samyang 85mm T1.5
  • Samyang 35mm T1.5
  • Samyang 14mm T3.1
  • Canon 50mm 1.8
  • Sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6|
  • Lilliput 663/op Field Monitor
  • HDMI to SDI Converter BOx
  • Lanparte VB 150 + VPB 01
  • Fodga Mattebox + Follow Focus
  • FH Prostop 4-6 IRND
  • Fader ND MKII
  • 2x 2625Watts Softbox lighting
  • 2x 1000 Watts Softbox lighting
  • 1x 600 Watts Softbox lighting
  • Manfrotto 085B Tripod
  • Manfrotto manfrotto MVH502 Head
  • 2 x Professional Tripod + Heads
  • Teleprompter 70/30
  • White - Black - Green Backdrops
  • Clapper Board
  • 18% Grey Card
  • Hague Camslide
  • Schwebi Steadicam
  • Cowboy Shoulder Rig

            Software

  • Sony Vags Pro 12
  • Davinci Resolve 11 (Full Version)
  • NeatVideo Plugin
  • DVD Architect Pro 6

 

Audio Software-Plugins

  • Pro Tools HD 8
  • Cubase 4
  • Melodyne
  • NI Kompakt/Contact/Core
  • Xpand 2
  • Mini Grand
  • DB-33
  • Boom
  • Vacum
  • Analog Factory
  • Izotope RX4

            Plugin

  • Bomb Factory BF 3A
  • Bomb Factory BF 76
  • Sony Oxford Inflator
  • Focusrite D2/D3
  • Maxmim
  • Massey L2007 Limiter
  • Massey Ct4
  • Joemeek SC2
  • Joemeek VC5
  • Sansamp PSA-1
  • SPL De Verb
  • S.I.R. Convulation Reverb
    and more.....

 

Instruments-DIs-Pedals

            Instruments

  • Yamaha U3 Piano
  • Yamaha Oak Custom Drum Kit
  • Ludwig Snare 14"x 5" Acrolite
  • Pearl Snare 14" x 5" Bronze
  • Fender Supersonic Head 60 watts
  • Fender Supersonic Cab (Vintage 30)
  • Trace Elliot GP7 250 Bass Head (UK)
  • Ashdown 115 AMB Cab (UK Made)
  • Eminence Legend GB 12 Cab
  • Eminence Legend 125 Cab
  • Alesis QS 8 Master keyboard

            DI - Pedals

  • Radial JDI
  • Mark Bass DI
  • Palmer DI
  • Little Lab STD
  • Boss TU-3 Tuner
  • Millenium MCT 10

 

  • AP Recording Studios Dublin Outboard Rack front view
  • AP Recording Studios Dublin Instruments

Design

No matter which equipment utilised, if you are not working in the right environment it will be hard and almost impossible to obtain a quality product. The acoustic treatment in a recording studio, often overlooked, is equal if not more important than the equipment setup. That's why here at A.P. Studios particular attention has been paid to the above matter. All the rooms have received state of art acoustic treatment and design, the live and control room have been innovatively sound proofed to eliminate any external noise interference and are separated by a large double window with an excellent sight line.

 

Live Room

As you enter the live room you will suddenly notice the vibrant ambience enhanced by the colours and the wooden floor which is also perfect for miking drums and acoustic instruments. The acoustic in this room is state of art! It was built with a golden acoustic ratio to minimize artifact at the early stage. An extensive array of slat resonators and bass traps, mostly hidden in the wall, were used to further improve the acoustic. The result? The room has a lively neutral sound, thanks to its high and pitched ceiling, drums sound big and vibrant. If you require a more intimate sound there's no problem, we have many movable gobo panels to tailor the acoustics for any required sound and we can also create a complete isolation boot, perfect for voice over recordings.

Control Room

The control room is spacious and has a very calm feeling. The room has been treated with a mix of custom made membrane bass traps and high density absorption panels in order to achieve a natural and transparent mixing and listening environment. At the back there is a big outboard rack that also functions as a desktop for working on laptops etc., while waiting to be called or just chilling out with free WiFi and tea/coffee facilities. There is also perfect lines of sight from the seating area to both the live room and the control room mixing desk.