About / FAQ

Mission/Philosophy

To facilitate the making of great records. To have fun. To think outside the box. To keep analog recording accessible. 

Why analog?

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 themIf 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.