Digital multi-track recording

Our digital recording facility is based around a Presonus StudioLive 32-4-2 AI desk that allows 32 track HDD recording for export to any digital audio workstation.  Or mix in house with Logic Audio, Cubase, Reaper or Studio One.   A fine selection of valve, ribbon and dynamic mics: Rode, AKG, Shure, SE, Audio Technica and Sennheiser.    

And with our experienced engineers and producers, you’re in safe hands.  Our basic dry-hire studio rate is £35 per hour.  Engineers and producers will charge their hourly rate on top so expect to pay upwards of £70 per hour.  We have a minimum booking time of two hours.  Dry hire, quantity discounts and complete recording packages are available.

Sounding good

To record good audio you have to start with good microphones.  At the Funky Bunker we have a great selection of top quality microphones suitable for all sorts of applications.  The classic Rode K2 is widely regarded as one of the best vocal microphones in the world.  For different vocal timbres we also have an SE2200a and an SE2200T.  Both large diaphragm microphones, one having the extra warmth of a vacuum tube.  AKG’s C3000s and C1000s are excellent all-rounders and can be used for everything from guitars to brass to drums.   We have a matched pair of SE RT1 ribbon mics that are fabulous for everything from electric guitars to brass and woodwind.  Our Audio Technica AT4040s with their inherent high sound pressure level capability are perfect for rock guitars.  The AKG D112 delivers classic kick drum while dependable Shure SM57s and SM58s are good for everything from hi-hats to trumpets. 

The mic pre-amps on the Presonus AI desk are excellent with 65dB of clean gain that deliver an airy clarity which flatters all types of instruments and vocals. For studio monitors we have a pair of PMC TB2As.  Punchy yet remarkably un-coloured units that let you know exactly how you sound.

All in all, it’s an awesome sounding studio.  Tap the button below to listen to tracks that have been recorded at the Funky Bunker.