In our three ZIPSPOTS Studios, we utilize state-of-the-art equipment and applications.
The microphone is the most important element in the equipment and software chain. For most voiceovers, we use an Audio-Technica AT4047 mic
or an EV RE-20 or Sennheiser MD421 when applicable. For voicework, the AT4047 is connected to one of the best mic preamps, the Focusrite ISA One.
If required, further audio processing is achieved with a Symetrix 528E. Audio is recorded and reproduced with one of the best professional sound interfaces in the industry,
the MOTU Audio Express.
We are also able to record to your location with producer/client direction, utiling Cleanfeed or ipDTL, providing in-studio quality audio with low latency, and utilize mix-minus.
Our studio is also equipped with a Telos hybrid telephone interface. We no longer subscribe to ISDN or Source Connect, as these systems are outdated and unnessarily expensive.
For production, playback and distribution, audio is mixed with the 16 Channel Allen & Heath MixWizard 16:2.
Sound is monitored with Tannoy Reveal Active Nearfield monitors. We record and mix on-screen with the latest Adobe Audition CS6.
We have worked with Pro-Tools which is the standard for music production, but for radio and voice recording and editing CS6 works best.
In the end, audio quality is of the same quality with either.
Once a session is recorded and mixed, WAV, AIFF or FLAC files can be converted to MP3 files at a CBR of 320 kBit/s at 44,100 hz stereo.
We can provide most other formats and bitrates upon request.