Saltwell Studio is a new purpose-built recording studio run by producer/engineer & musician Chris Pepper. The studio is located in the Cambridgeshire village of Leighton Bromswold, just outside of Huntingdon. Rooms are acoustically designed, comfortable and have plenty of natural light.
Control Room & The Studio
The control room is based around a selection of fantastic sounding mic preamps, outboard gear, world class AD and DA conversion and Logic Pro X. Monitoring is handled by ADAM A7Xs and Yamaha NS-10s. The large studio with high ceiling has been acoustically designed and treated to provide a beautifully natural and balanced sound.
Record with the guidance of an experience engineer and musician. When tracking, a selection of backline is available (including vintage Ludwig drums, Guitar/Bass amps and a beautiful old Bluthner upright piano). The ‘Hearback’ headphone monitoring system enables each band member to be in control of their own mix. An ever expanding collection of dynamic, condenser, tube and ribbon microphones, provide plenty of choice when capturing performances. Whether you’re after a polished, multi-tracked production or want to capture the vibe and energy of a live performance we can make it happen! Singer-songwriters, duos, bands, jazz combos, big band orchestras, we’ve had experience with them all.
We mix primarily ‘in the box’ with the best plugins available from Universal Audio, Waves, Steven Slate & Sound Toys. However, we do like to make use of a few choice outboard pieces including DBX 160 compressors and a vintage Roland Space Echo. We offer attended and unattended mixing services including online stem mixing.
We don’t underestimate the mastering process and do not claim to be a mastering facility. However, we do offer basic mastering services, which can get your tracks competing with other released material. We can also recommend some high-end mastering facilities with which we’ve had great results.