To facilitate the making of great records. To have fun. To think outside the box. To keep analog recording accessible.
I enjoy the challenges, limitations, tricks, innovations, and zen of the analog process. Oh, and some of us are partial to the way tape sounds!
If you’re thinking of booking a session, check out this detailed list of our analog recording options and see which one works best for you!
Do they still make tape/where do I get tape?
Yes, tape is being manufactured even right now. There’s even a brand new company producing 1/4″ tape called Capture. We generally use new ATR Master Tape, or RTM SM911 or SM468. We occasionally will pick up used tape to save $ (if you’re looking for used tape on eBay we recommend Scotch 996 – the type in a black plastic case and a on a gold reel has been our highest success rate but you really need know what you’re looking for), but it is a gamble. Please let us know if you plan to use a used reel, or are interested in used tape.
Can I record digital @ subModern?
YES. We have have a current version of Pro-Tools and a 24-track digital recorder, and we aren’t afraid to use them! If you want to work digital, cool, we can do it! At the end of the day it’s about the music –> drop us a line.
What about hybrid (analog + digital) recording?
Sure. We can digitize anything to ‘stems’ and we can bounce anything back to tape. Give us as much detail about your project as you can when you contact us.