It is very hard to pick samples of work which show off what can be done here at Cobham Sound Studios. We’ve done so much! From Metal to Folk, Hip Hop to Choral Society and Voice Overs to Jingles, every session is different.

Also as it’s being played on a computer it must be expected that a lot of the depth of sound can be lost in the compression from WAV to MP3, however, as most music these days is listened through a computer or Mp3 Player, then it’s important to make things sound as good as you can in this format.

So here are a few samples (with no copyright issues) that have been recorded here at Cobham Sound using various recording methods.

Remember by Those Thorny Devils

“We want it to sound a bit like U2, REM and Pearl Jam.” (Rock)

The drums, bass and basic guitar were recorded live in the room with both close ambient mic placement.

Mandolin & acoustic guitar were recoded using AKG C451 Matched pair.

Guitar overdubs, ebow and ‘pipes” were overdubbed through Guitar Rig.

Vocals recorded with Peluso C12 Clone through Neve 1073 Melodyned to fix pitching issues and mastered through Studer A800 for vintage tape warmth.

In Too Deep by Orchid Thieves

“Fleetwood Mac meets Trip Hop” (Rock Pop)

Isolated Drums. Close and Ambient mic placement. Bass DI’d through Neve 1073

Guitars through Guitar Rig. Midi Keys and Synths Native Instrument Acoustik Pianos and Massive.

Mastered Through Logic Pro and taken to Abbey Road for Post Mastering. No changes made.

All the Time in the World by Jack, Josh & Johnny

(Acoustic)

Two Acoustics Guitars and two voices and a great tune!

Recorded Live with 2 AKG 414 and 1 x Neumann U87

Psycho Café by Wild Horse

(Rock/Indie)

Taking a day off school to record as many songs as possible, then mixed “as quick as possible”.

This is the third track by Wild Horse that has reached number one in the National Reverb Nation Rock charts and Top Ten Worldwide! Expect big things from these guys.

Recorded Live in the room with Vocal Overdubbed through Neve 1073 Peluso C12 Clone

Jah War by Funkin Skunks

(Rock Reggae Dub)

The Skunks play Ska funk punk and reggae Covers from 1976 – 1980.

This great tune by the Ruts is a great “white reggae” tune but the band wanted to throw a bit of Live dub in the mix.

Recorded Live with Sax and Guitar overdubs and a good dose of reverb!

I Can’t Help You Now (Extended Mix) by Orchid Thieves

(Rock/Ballad)

80’s glossy production of this Piano led ballad.

The Vocals sounded so lush Niall decided to fade out and back in.

Isolated Drums. Close and Ambient mic placement. Bass DI’d through Neve 1073

Guitars mic’d cab and through Guitar Rig. Native Instrument Bosendorfer Acoustik Pianos, Strings Kontact Samples.

Vocals through Studio Projects C1 Mastered Through Logic Pro and taken to Abbey Road for Post Mastering. Again, no changes made.