World Class Recording in the Highlands
Equipment List


About Us
Equipment List
Pictures of the Studio
A typical recording session
How to get to The Byre
Contact Us
Funny Pages: People
Funny Pages: Animals
Tricks of the Trade
Digital v. Analogue
A Career in Audio
Home Recording
Getting Great Sounds
P.A. Systems for Dummies
The Music Industry
Success in Music
Download Goodies


We add to our list of toys all the time, but here are the highlights:


Amek Media 51 with 64 channel strips and automated surround sound

56 channels of dynamics
Full surround sound panning


Radar 48-track (Backup to two DVD-Rs, fully ProTools, Nuendo, MOTU etc. compatible)

ProTools on G4 with 24 IOs and all plug-ins
Phillips CD-R
Tascam DAT
Tascam cassette duplicator


2 x Neumann M149
4 x Neumann TLM 103
2 x AKG C414 BTLII
2 x AKG C391B
4 x Shure SM58
20 x Shure SM57


Genelec 1029 5.1 system with twin subwoofers
8 x JBL 225
5 x WPA 1.2 KW amps
3 x Behringer EQ
Behringer Eurodesk
4 x Behringer HA4400 headphone amps
4 x AKG 240M headphones
4 x AKG K240DF headphones
4 x AKG K270S headphones
16 x AKG K55 headphones


Lexicon 960L reverb system
Eventide DSP 7000 Ultra Harmonizer
TC Fireworx
The Pod Pro
Antares Autotune ATR-1
Aphex Aural Exciter 204
SPL Kultube
SPL Transient Designer


JB 1612 controller
4 x JB 250 scanner/projector
2 x JB Variscan 4 EV 1200 scanner/projector
8 x Par 64
8 x Par 56
Antari Z1200 fog-smoke machine
Le Maitre & Safex pyrotechnics


Canon XL1 camera
Panasonic EZ1
Panasonic EZ100
Hague 15' jib
Matrox DigiSuite with C&P workstation and IBM RAID array


Korg Triton ProX
Korg Karma


dDrums with cymbal-set
Pearl StudioMaster/Paite cymbals
Roland Handsonic

Many, many knobs and switches

The view from flight control

We asked 100 potential customers what they wanted to have in a studio. That's why we have the best reverb (960L from Lexicon) the best mics (Neumann 149s) and the best effects (Eventide 7000, TC FireworX).

We do not have rows of outboard dynamics and mic preamps. We bought a good desk instead. The Amek Media, designed by Rupert Neve, with some of the most beautiful EQ you'll hear anywhere and with 56 channels loaded with eight dynamic processors each.

The Machine Rack

Our secret weapons - good microphones

Clavia dDrums, Roland Handsonic percussion and regular drums from Pearl

If you are a struggling musician, check out our special rates on the prices and bookings page.

Andrew, Mechthild, Bart, Lisa and Otto

Andrew (owner-manager), Mechthild (wife and admin), Otto Napoleon Bonachew II (no. 3 security), Lisa (no. 2 security) and Bartholemew Augustus Vincent van Dog III (head of security).