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Studio A

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The SSL Edge

The control room is designed around the classic SSL 4000E/G 72 channel analogue console. Highly desirable for its sound quality and efficient workflow, Crank’s SSL is the only of its kind in Western Australia. The studio is equipped with Pro Tools and a vast collection of outboard hardware from Neve, API, Empirical Labs, Universal Audio, UREI and more. A huge library of the latest plugins compliments the rig. For a truly polished result a custom modified Ampex ATR-102 1/2″ two track tape machine is available for mixing and mastering.

The recording studio’s main room has highly desirable acoustic qualities with its 5m ceiling height and adjustable response making it ideal for all tracking duties. With a volume of 386 cubic meters (13600 cubic feet) its sound is open and free from destructive phase inter-reactions.

The studio features a 9 foot Yamaha CFIII concert grand piano. There are 2 isolated rooms connected to the main room which function as vocal and amp rooms when separation is needed during a live recording. The studio features a large selection of microphones from Neumann, AKG, Sennheiser, Beyer, Shure, Royer and more.

(both studios)
(both studios)

SSL 4072 E/G Series
48 x E Series Channels
8 x G Series Channels
8 x Stereo G Series Channels

PSI Audio A21-M with Sub
Adam A7
Tannoy Gold 15″

Also available…

KRK 7000B
Dynaudio AIR15
Sonodyne SM100AK
Yamaha NS10
Auratone (Mono)
Pro Tools HDX system
Pro Tools 12HD software
1 x Apogee Symphony
2 x Apogee DA-16x
1 x Metric Halo LIO-8
1 x Benchmark ADC-1/DAC-1

Ampex ATR-102 1/2″ Tape Machine

Plugins from Waves, Soundtoys, Antares, Izotope, FabFilter, Eventide, Lexicon, Massenburg, Sony Oxford and more…
2 x API 512C
2 x API 550B
2 x Avalon M4/M5
2 x Neve 511
1 x Digidesign PRE
1 x Millennia Media STT-1
1 x Summit EQP-200A (dual channel)
2 x UREI 563 notch filters
2 x Vintech x81


1 x DBX 160SL
1 x DBX 164
2 x Empirical Labs DerrEsser
2 x Empirical Labs EL-8 Distressor
2 x Mohog MoFET76
1 x Neve 33609C
1 x Universal Audio LA-2A
1 x UREI 1176LN Blue Badge
1 x TC Electronics M5000
1 x Lexicon PCM80
1 x Eventide H3000
1 x Eventide Instant Flanger
1 x Korg SDD100 Digital Delay
2 x AKG C414B-XLII
1 x AKG C414EB
3 x AKG C451EB
1 x AKG C535EB
1 x AKG D12
2 x AKG D112
1 x Audix D6
3 x Audix i5
1 x Beyer M88TG
2 x Crown PZM
2 x DPA 4011
2 x Electrovoice RE20
1 x Manley GOLD Reference
2 x Milab SDC
1 x Neumann KM184
2 x Neumann TLM170
2 x Neumann U87i
2 x Oktava MC012
2 x Royer 121
1 x Royer R122
1 x Royer SF12
4 x Sennheiser MD421
4 x Sennheiser MD441
1 x Sennheiser MKH40
1 x Sennheiser 509
8 x Shure SM57
3 x Shure SM58
1 x Shure SM7B
1 x Studio Projects T3
1 x Ross Giles Tube DI
1 x TubeTech DI
2 x Countryman DI
1 x Little Labs Redeye

Amps (in-house)

Vox AC30
Fender Champ (1965)
Orange Tiny Terror

Guitars (in-house)

Fender Jazz Bass MIJ
Fender Telecaster MIJ
Ibanez Champion acoustic
Wise Acoustic Bass

Amps (available for hire)

Ampeg Portaflex 2×10
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Fender Twin (1974)
Galien Krueger 1×12 Combo
Laney GH50
Mark Bass 8×10
Marshall JMP-1
Marshall DSL100
Marshall Vintage 1960’s 4×12
Orange 1×12
TC Electronics 1140
Trace Elliot Valve bass head
Yamaha GFX
Vox AC30 head

Guitars (available for hire)

Cole Clark Fat Lady 2
Fender USA Jazz Bass
Fender JAP Stratocaster
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Guild D25M acoustic
Ibanez Les Paul (1970)
Ibanez RG550
Suhr Custom Standard (Koa)
Yamaha FG-140 acoustic
Yamaha 5-string Bass


Yamaha CF-III 9ft Concert Grand Piano
Korg Kronos X
Rhodes Mark II
2 x Novation MIDI controllers

NOTE: Let us know if you specifically require any of these instruments so we can confirm they are available for your session.

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