db Logic Studio

Equipment and Software at db Logic Studio:

We use both Steinberg’s Cubase and Logic Pro 9 as creative sequencers as they both have well established DAW capabilities for mixing and producing music alongside Rewire products Reason and Ableton.

  • Logic Pro Studio

Logic Pro streamlines the technical side of things, so you can record, edit, and mix it on your own. Tap into a huge collection of instruments, sounds, and loops for inspiration. Get set up and start recording quickly. Perform complex edits in a fraction of the time. And mix down projects of any scale with full automation and surround capabilities.

  • Steinberg Cubase

Since the foundation of the company, Steinberg has constantly pushed back the boundaries of what is possible in digital audio. The advanced technologies included in Cubase 6 offer flexible, cost-effective and intuitive ways of realizing the artist’s full creative and professional potential. Steinberg’s experience in developing highly performing cross-platform applications gives Mac and Windows PC users the option to enjoy Cubase on the hardware of choice

  • Propellerheads Reason

Reason is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. With its generous sound bank and intuitive flow, Reason helps you along in the creative process and is the music software that never gets in your way. Walk into any professional recording studio and you will see racks filled to the brim with different tools used in music production from reverb to compressors, vocoders, synths, distortion units, and parametric EQs. The studio’s rack is the heart of its creative factory. Reason is no different. That is why we have outfitted your computer with a virtual rack filled with all the same gear. They look and function exactly like their hardware cousins. Even better, they sound just as good too.

  • Ableton Live

Ableton Live is about making music; for composition, songwriting, recording, production, remixing and live performance. Live’s nonlinear, intuitive flow, alongside powerful real-time editing and flexible performance options, make it a unique studio tool and a favorite with live performers. If you’d rather be “making music” than just “using music software,” Ableton Live is for you. Live 8, the latest version, includes a wealth of new techniques and improvements with a new groove engine, revamped warping, live looping, new effects, crossfades in the Arrangement View and a reworked MIDI editor.

  • Native Instruments Komplete and Kore 2

Never before has KOMPLETE offered such a comprehensive and inspiring collection of highest-quality tools for musicians, producers and sound designers. With outstanding range and quality, the name KOMPLETE speaks for itself — the studio-standard bundle for musicians and producers, for studio and stage.

  • Spectrasonics – Trillian and Omnisphere

After many years of development, Spectrasonics is proud to release the brand new flagship virtual instrument Omnisphere. This epic ‘Power Synth’ breaks completely new sonic ground by combining a wide variety of hybrid realtime synthesis techniques, an epic library of remarkable ‘Psycho acoustic’ sounds, and many innovative features that have never been seen before in any hardware or software synthesizer. The new instrument is the first to be based on Spectrasonics newly developed STEAM Engine.

  • Ozone Izotope (Stutter and Vinyl)

The process of mastering ranges from correcting mistakes made in the mix to preparing a recording for target listening environments. Like a final coat of polish, mastering makes the difference between a good-sounding mix and a professional-sounding master. With Ozone 5, we’ve delivered the biggest update ever to our critically-acclaimed software mastering system, making it easier than ever for anyone to master their audio simply and efficiently.

Setting a new industry standard for mastering tools, the all-new Ozone 5 Advanced extends the standard version of Ozone 5 for greater flexibility, precision, and control. Based on feedback and requests gathered from mastering professionals, Ozone 5 Advanced includes exclusive controls and features

  • Antares Auto-tune  (T-Pain, Kane West Vocal Effects)

Gives you all the power and sonic goodness of Auto-Tune’s full-featured Automatic and Graphical pitch correction, pitch shifting and throat modeling

  • BFD2 (Standalone Virtual Drums)

The most powerful acoustic drum production workstation ever. BFD2’s easy to use interface is redesigned from the ground up to give you more power and control for shaping your drums than ever before. It’s fast and easy to set up and integrate into your digital audio workstation of choice. Create expressive, complex drum parts using 50GB of rare, vintage, boutique and classic drum kits. Recorded at AIR Studios in London, BFD2’s sound library combines extreme realism with stunning sound quality.  Mix your drums with flexible routing, sub-mixing and built-in EQ, compressors and other effects. Meanwhile, BFD2’s Groove engine offers advanced editing, performance and humanization functions for creating realistic drum parts. You can even lay out a full song’s drum track entirely within BFD2!

  • Waves  (Gold Plugin Bundle)

The Waves mission is to develop and provide solutions that enable unparalleled sonic quality for all audio applications. Underscoring this achievement, Waves award-winning audio processor plugins are now the standard technology for thousands of audio professionals in content creation. These plugins utilize Waves’ proprietary DSP algorithms based on their psycho-acoustic expertise. Psycho-acoustics is the study of the perception of sound.

  • Rob Papen’s Albino
This very unique synth stole the hearts of many musicians due to it’s high quality sound, usability and inspirational presets. Albino has loads of amazing new creative features added like the two new filters “Scream” and “Comb”; four FX units with new FX like LoFi and WahWah; a Compressor and an improved Reverb. But the biggest new feature is that you can layer up to four instances of Albino in one single preset!
  • Lennar Digital’s Sylenth

Sylenth1 is a virtual analog VSTi synthesizer that takes the definitions of quality and performance to a higher level. Until now only very few software synthesizers have been able to stand up to the sound quality standards of hardware synths. Sylenth1 is one that does. Sylenth1 is not just another synth. It was built from a producer’s point of view. It was built to produce superior quality sound and music. It was built to perform. A lot of research has been invested in order to achieve unheard warmth and clarity. The graphical interface ensures the highest level of usability so you can fully unleash your creativity.

  • Sugar Bytes – Tornado  (Glitch Plugin)

Turnado is a revolutionary multi-effect tool, crafted especially for massive real-time audio manipulation. It combines unique and dynamic effects with the most intuitive and immediate control you can imagine. Just turn it on and crank it up. In the studio, simply dial in your effect from a super-sweet selection of 24 pro-quality algorithms, then mash up your audio content with minimum fuss, quickly adding dynamic variation to your arrangements. Take it to the stage and unleash Turnado’s true power. With instant access to eight effects and immediate control over key parameters, Turnado is guaranteed to cause devastation on the dance floor, shredding beats and crunking breaks to insane proportions.

Hardware used:

  • Mac Pro

Lion 10.7.3 | Two 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon | 32 GB RAM | Two 512 GB Solid State  and  1 TB Serial ATA  Hard drive.

  • Focusrite liquid Channel

Since its launch in 2003, the Focusrite Liquid Channel has been a force to be reckoned with. Designed using real samples of classic studio gear and a revolutionary dynamic convolution audio-processing engine, it enables you to apply the characteristics of the most iconic and sought-after mic pre-amps and compressors in the history of music recording. Despite being around for nearly a decade, it still stands as the most sonically versatile channel strip on the market.

  • Avalon Processing

The Avalon VT-747SP Stereo Compressor”EQ lets you choose between tube tone and the classic Class A discrete transistor sound. Ideal for high-performance DAW input signal conditioning, stereo bus compression-EQ, stereo keyboards, and analog mastering applications. This Avalon Compressor combines a stereo tube-discrete Class A opto-compressor with musical 6-band program EQ, L-R output level and gain reduction metering, and internal regulated power supplies. All in just 2 rackspaces.

  • Neumann Microphones

The readers of the SOUND ON SOUND magazine have voted: U 87 Ai – the BEST MICROPHONE, announced during the Winter NAMM show 2012 in Anaheim, California.

  • Genelec Monitoring

Genelec studio monitors are made for demanding professional use. They reveal the original nuances of the sound, without leaving anything out from or adding anything to the signal in any stage of the production. This performance is based on more than three decades of intensive R&D work and study of the practical problems in studio monitoring.

Strict quality control in manufacturing of Genelec active monitors is an essential part in guaranteeing a long lasting performance. Every Genelec studio monitor speaker is built at the Genelec factory in Iisalmi, Finland. In order to maintain consistent performance, every active speaker is thoroughly tested and individually calibrated before packing.

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