Studio A is our flagship Mixing studio. Commissioned in 2001, Studio A(Version 2) was designed, and tuned by Manny LaCarrubba of Grimani Systems http://www.grimanisystems.com/ utilizing “spectral acoustics,” and features an 80 channel Solid State Logic 4000 E/G mixing console refurbished by Bruce Millett, The Desk Doctor http://www.deskdoctor.com
The room features a fully equipped Pro Tools HDX 2 system with conversion via Burl Audio’s Mothership, and two "Black-Face" Avid HD I/O’s. Accurate monitoring is provided via a pair of TAD TSM-1’s, Barefoot MicroMain 27’s(Gen 2), and Pro AC Studio 100's.
Two original EMT plates are available at a moments notice, along with a bevy of other vintage, and modern effects, along with an amazing collection of outboard processing.
Tie lines are available to all other studios on the farm, allowing our signature spaces, such as The Waits Room, and The Prairie Room to be used as some of the most interesting echo chambers in Northern California.
Studio A also features a mid-size isolation booth, with direct line of sight to the control room. With a comfortable, and spacious floorplan, Studio A is perfect for extended mixing, or overdub sessions. For a full list of gear, or to book Studio A, please call or email us.
The centerpiece of Prairie Sun, Studio B is our Custom, Class-A, Neve 8026 Mixing Console equipped with Flying Faders II. Originally built for Pete Townshend’s Eel Pie Recording Studios in London, UK, the console was used to record parts of The Who’s Quadrophenia, and Pete’s solo work.
Lovingly restored by Aurora Audio’s, Geoff Tanner, and engineer, Gene Cornelius, our 8026 represents one of the best examples of a pedigree 80 Series Neve Console in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our 8026 is complemented by a Studer A-827 tape machine, a 26 in/26 out Pro Tools system, Barefoot MicroMain 27(Gen 1) monitors, and Custom Urei 811 main monitors.
Originally grain storage for the La Lameda Chicken Hatchery, the tracking space maintains rustic, yet open acoustics, perfect for that classic, tight drum sound, intimate jazz, and acoustic music. Studio B features a beautiful 1983 E-Series Yamaha C7 grand piano, a world standard in both concert and studio.
Also available to Studio B is our Hammond B3 organ, and Rhodes MK II electric piano. For a full list of gear, or to book Studio B, please call or email us.
The creative vibe of Prairie Sun, Studio C hits you the moment you walk through the door. With three distinct acoustic spaces, Studio C is spacious, and can easily accommodate large ensembles.
Studio C also features the world famous “Waits Room,” where Tom Waits tracked albums such as “Bone Machine,” and “Mule Variations.” Left virtually untouched since the days of the La Lameda Hatchery,
“The Waits Room” has a distinct sound that has even been featured on Bricasti’s M7 and M1 reverb units, along with Studio C’s “Prairie Room,” and our two original EMT Plate Reverbs.
Studio C also houses our second 80 Series Neve console, a Custom 8024, along with a completely restored, early 70's, API 1604 console, a Studer A-820, 24 track tape machine, a Studer A-80, 16 track tape machine, and a Pro Tools HD 2 System featuring Radar Converters.
A completely restored 9' Baldwin SD6 grand piano, with an amazing, larger than life sound is permanently housed in Studio C.
Tie lines are available to all the other studios on the farm, allowing for extra isolation, or any room to used as an echo chamber.
Also available to Studio B is our Hammond B3 organ, and Rhodes MK II electric piano. For a full list of gear, or to book Studio A, please call or email us.