About the studio

Information about our history, team and equipment

Orpheus Studio

First opening in 2009, Orpheus Studio was designed from the ground up to provide cutting-edge recording facilities and the highest sound quality. We are particularly proud of our ability to consistently produce commercial-grade recordings within tight timescales and limited budgets.

Our speciality is recording of groups, with rock and alternative bands benefiting from our huge experience in this area. Our comfortable, relaxed performance setting shines through in our recordings, with a musicality and feel that cannot be replicated in less-dedicated setups.

Richard Campbell - Chief Engineer

Richard has a first class degree in Music Technology, and more than 15 years of experience in studio recording. He has worked with a huge variety of artists, in a wide range of styles, and is dedicated to realising the full potential of every recording.

He has all the skills, understanding and diligence required of a professional studio engineer, but what sets him apart is that he is also a very talented musician with a wealth of session experience. He plays a wide range instruments to a high standard (you can see him at work on the Listen & Watch page), and he will happily lend his skills to your recordings. Richard also has a thorough grasp of musical theory thanks to his years studying classical music, and can offer as much or as little input in composition/arrangement as you desire.

Richard is always happy to discuss your project requirements and ideas, so feel free to get in touch by email (info@orpheusstudio.co.uk) or phone (07545 024227) to start planning your recording with Orpheus Studio.

Equipment

Our core equipment for 2016-2017 includes:

  • Mac Pro with RAID storage
  • Logic Pro 9 and X
  • Tascam DM-4800 64-channel digital desk with full automation
  • Genelec 8030A Active Monitors
  • Pearl Export Select 8-piece drum kit with a massive range of cymbals and percussion available
  • Full Radial re-amping system for maximum versatility of recorded guitar tracks
  • Yamaha KX8 (fully weighted keys) MIDI controller keyboard
  • Line6 POD X3 Pro rackmount guitar effects unit
Mics: A large selection of mics including Neumann TLM-103, Rode NT-2A, AKG C414-BXLS, Sennheiser drum mic set, AKG D112, AudioTechnica AT3035, Shure Beta57 (x2), Shure SM57, Shure SM58...

Plugins: The latest plugins from many manufacturers including Celemony Melodyne, Synthogy Ivory II Pianos, Native Instruments Komplete with Guitar Rig 5, Kontakt Massive, Absynth, Reaktor etc, IK Multimedia Amplitube 4, Miroslav Philharmonik, SampleMoog, SampleTron etc, Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0, GSi VB3 tonewheel organ, ALL Slate Digital plugins including Trigger 2, Virtual Mix Rack, Virtual Tape Machines, Scuffham Amps S-Gear and many, many more…