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About Protosleep


Making music since 2012

Here we create records, edit audio, score films, and mixing/master projects from our home studio on a quiet little street in Torbay, Newfoundland.

The studio is run by Terry Barrow. By day Terry is employed as a software engineer in the field of digital signal processing for marine systems. On evenings and weekends he works with protosleep clients on various projects.


Recording


Live Room

We have consulted numberous papers and references before custom building our live room. It has several absorborers and diffusors carefully placed to get the most out of our cozy space.


Control Room and Meeting space

We believe the greatest sound come from artists that can perform their best, so we have removed "the glass" and created an open working space where artists can feel comfortable. Our clients always say they feel like they are performing in their living room when they come over.


Hours

Recordings are usually after 7pm on weekdays and after 10am weekends


Rates

$30 per hour.

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Mixing and Mastering


We also can mix and master your project for digital distribution in our acoustically treated mixing space using high quality plugins from Waves, Universal Audio, Native Instruments and others.

We allow up to 3 revisions per mix. Please have your track files in clearly labeled WAV files. We also accept project files in Logic Pro.

Rates

Mixing: $40 per song.

Mastering: $15 per song.

Mixing and mastering combo: $50 per song

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Recording


Condenser Microphones

  1. AKG c214 (x2)
  2. Sennheiser MK4
  3. Audio Technica AT3035
  4. Blue Spark
  5. AKG c418 Drum mic (x2)

Dynamic Microphones

  1. Shure SM57
  2. Sennheiser MD 421 MKII
  3. Sennheiser e835 (x2)
  4. AKG D112

Ribbon Microphone

  1. Apex 210

Channel Strips

We use 8 channels of our 1994 DDA Interface Console for recording channel strips. This console has had all it's switches and some caps replaced recently. Channel 1 has the input transformer upgrade.


Front End

We have several micrphones such as AKG c214s, Sennheiser MK4, SM57, Sennheiser 421, AKG D112, Blue Spark, AT3035 and more. We can either use the Unison preamps (610b and 1073) on our UA Apollo Twin or go through our recently rebuilt DDA Interface Console into a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40.


Pre-amps

In addition to the DDA Console channel strips we also have:

  1. Apollo UA 610b Unison
  2. Apollo Neve 1073 Unison
  3. ART MPA Gold
  4. Shure SCM268 Microphone Mixer

Interface and A/D

We use the Universal Audio Apollo Twin Thunderbolt interface. To expand it's channel count, we also use a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 purely as an A/D. We run 8 channels via ADAT into the Apollo Twin.


Computer and Software

We use the lastest version of Logic Pro X on a 2012 Macbook Pro (i7, 8GB, SSD upgrade). We also use plugins from Waves, UAD, Native Instruments, and more.


Other Outboard

  1. ART VLA II Compressor.

Instruments

  1. Gretch Catalina Ash 5pc
  2. 2010 Gibson Les Paul Studio
  3. 1997 Godin SD
  4. 2006 Seagull Maritime
  5. Squire VM Shortscale bass
  6. Casio Privia CX 88-key
  7. Oxygen 49 USB Controller
  8. NI Maschine Mikro MK2
  9. Fender Hotrod Deluxe
  10. Modded Marshall DSL 15c


Contact


If you have a project in mind that we can assist with, leave us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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