Analogue Catalogue is housed in a Victorian gentleman's residence on a hill with views over Saddleworth Moor and MANCHESTER. Of which the city lights lie 18 minutes away by rail or road, with the train station 100 yards from the Analogue Catalogue gates.
The control room is a mahogany lined naturally lit creative cocoon. There are 3 acoustically designed live rooms and a myriad of natural acoustic spaces including a tiled corridor and a hallway with 26ft ceiling, all tie lined via the console to facilitate every recording possibility. The FAQ page covers lots of recording "Can I" questions.
On a nerd level..... for those unfamiliar with the great British engineering achievement that is the Trident Series 80-B-: A Brief History lesson.
Designed by the Trident studios engineers in the late 70's, 200 were made, not many of them remained in the UK. Although the Sawmills Studios, Crouch End's 2KHZ studio and Radiohead's Studio all own and love theirs. The big bottomed punchy pre- amps and musical EQ that define The Trident sound can be heard on the Stone Roses- Fools Gold, Oasis - Definitely Maybe, The Cutter- Echo and The Bunnymen, 5 REM albums, the last 3 Radiohead albums, 3 Vic Chestnut albums and more recently Seasick Steve, KT Tunstall, The Aliens.
Analogue Catalogue was set up 10 years ago by Julie Mclarnon.....
She's been stuck behind a mixing desk for over 20 years as the day after she left school she got a job as a Tape Op at Strawberry Studios. Trained by Chris Nagle and Martin Hannett she also worked at New Order''s studio, Suite 16 (formally Cargo), at The Windings residential studio in Wales and at Mirage (formally Pennine Sound). When Suite 16 closed it's doors Julie became guardian of most of it's famous toys. Roland Vocoder, Space Echo-Chorus, Bel Flangers, MXR Pitch Shifter and tons of vintage delays.
The mic cupboard is heavily stocked with enough valve, tube, vintage and classic mics for the most demanding of sessions. Including Neumann, Electrovoice, AKG etc
The keyboard room has almost reached capacity housing the Hammond, Fender Rhodes, Farfisa Transicord Deluxe, Harmonium, Octave Cat, Moog Theremin, Korg Polysix, Chimera Sythesis BC8 Elga combo, Roland JX3P/ PG200 envelope, Roland Vocoder, Roland 808 sp, Roland Rhythm 55, 2 accordions, 3 air organs, 2 electric organs and tons of noise toys. The outboard racks continue to swell with Lexicon PCM 70's, DBX 165 Over Easy Compressors, Korg Delays, Klark Technik graphic, Oberheim GM-1000 spectrum analyser / guitar processor, Line 6 loop delays and of course the EMT 240 GOLD FOIL PLATE REVERB.