We specialise in live audio capture for small and medium sized shows. A very compact and mobile system allows us to set up quickly with the minimum of fuss. Very successful live recordings have been captured in Wellington at Bodega, Valve/Hole in the Wall, San Francisco Bathhouse, Sandwiches, the Town Hall, Zeal and in Auckland at the Kings Arms.

This service is perfect for recording live performances in conjunction with your sound engineer. We take output feeds from the desk, so would have to check sound desk specs and we generally hang a stereo microphone pair for capturing the crowd/ambience. Mic splitters can be hired for extra cost, but would allow a recording from a desk that doesn't have in-built pre-fader direct outs.

Technical Specs

Up to 26 Channels simultaneously
comprising 20 preamps/ 10 line-ins
24bit/44.1/48Khz
Can record/output to AIF/WAV/Mp3/Ogg
RME and Presonus converters
Laptop based
Footprint : 4U rack + laptop (19"x12")

Front of house (FOH) sound engineer

If you also need a sound engineer for FOH, talk to our friends at Calibre Productions who we have worked with successfully on many occasions. Email for a quote.

Mixing

We're quite happy to let you take the raw tracks and do whatever you wish with them, and can put together quick rough mixes free if you like (depends on length/complexity of material). Any more than that, and we charge $20 an hour to mix captured tracks for you. I mix on JBL LSR4326p monitors.

Mastering

Best left to the experts. I'll maximise it, Basic EQ and bung it on CD for you if necessary.

Live Captures

Stephanie Engelbrecht (Iggy Pop/Orcon)
Kora/Strike collaboration
Amanda Palmer
Battle Circus
N.U.T.E.
No Love Lost
Sexy Heavy
Sick Section
Ashei
Hypnorotomachina
Sally the Cat
Carnal
Horrendous Disfigurement
Legion
Mindfuck
Odiusembowel

Mel Parsons
Lisa Tomlins
Bella Kalolo
Iva Lamkum
Minuit
Jonny on the Spot
Keller Kinder
Society Ladies
The New Telepathics
The Novelist
Diamond Sutra
Crash Scan
Nullity
Project Blood
Voltaire

Matt Holleman
Jess Chambers
Vanilla
Kathryn Baker
Moped
Opus
Laura Hewetson
Reflector
Remember the 90s
The Drab Five (Type O Negative Tribute)
Blutfleck