The Studios

Orb Recording Studios is dedicated to enhancing every client’s creativity by providing a positive, inspiring and stress-free professional environment.

A 5,600-square-foot facility built from the ground up on an acre of Texas hill country, Orb is the vision of co-owners C.B. Hudson and Matt Noveskey, who sought to merge the quality of renowned East- and West-coast studios with the pretense-free vibe of Austin. The facility’s two large, hardwood floating-floor recording studios share state-of-the-art acoustic design by Mark Genfan of Acoustic Spaces, wiring and audio electronics installed by Brad Engleking, top-notch gear and convertible spaces capable of accommodating any number of players from a solo artist to an orchestra. Orb is just 25 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and 5 miles from overnight accommodations.

STUDIO A

STUDIO DETAILS

A 1,200+ square foot facility that includes a 672 sq. ft. live room with 20 foot ceilings and floating hardwood floors and a 336 sq. ft. piano room equipped with a 1938 Steinway Baby Grand Piano and a 1957 Hammond B3 Organ. The control room boasts a 48 channel SSL console, a Studer A827 2″ Tape Machine, Pro Tools 12 HD, and a rare set of Ocean Way Audio HR2 monitors.

Studio A also contains a vast selection of Mic Pre’s, Outboard Gear, Effects Racks, and Microphones.

Control Room

Solid State Logic 6048 E|G+ console
Allen Sides Ocean Way Audio HR2 monitors
Adam S3XV
Yamaha NS-10’s
Studer A827 2″ 24 track tape machine
Apple Mac Pro computer with Protools 12 HDX2

Plugins from:
Antares, Celemony, Cytomic, Lexicon, Massey, McDSP, Native Instruments, Slate Digital, Sound Toys, Universal Audio, and Waves Audio

EQ/Effects

API 550’s
API 560’s
GML 8200
Great Rivers Electronics 32EQ
Manley Retro 2A3
TC Electronic Reverb 4000

DI’s

Rupert Neve RND Di
Avalon U5
Manley Tube Di
2 x Countryman
J48
JDV high voltage Di
X amp Reamp Box

Mic Pre’s

Vintage Neve 1073’s
Coil Audio CA70
BAE 1084’s
Shadow Hills Industries Quad GAMA with Iron Modification
API 512C’s

Microphones

Sony C800G
Neumann U47 FET
AEA R84
AKG D 112’s
AKG C 414 XLS/ST’s
AKG C 451 B/ST
Beyer Dynamic M 160
Coles 4038’s
Electro Voice RE 20
Neumann U67 (Vintage)
Neumann M149
Neumann U87Set
Neumann KM 84
Neumann BCM 705
Royer R-121’s
Schoeps CMC64 ST
Sennheiser MD 421 II’s
Shure SM57’s
Shure SM58’s
Shure SM7B
Wunder Audio CM7
Unidyne 544

Compressors/Limiters

Vintage Universal Audio LA2A
Universal Audio LA2A
Vintage Universal Audio 1176LN’s
Universal Audio LA3A
Empirical Labs EL8X-S
Summit Audio TLA100’s
Tube-Tech CL-2A’s
Tube-Tech CL-1B
Neve 33609
DBX 165A

Piano Room/Live Room

1938 Steinway Baby Grand Piano
1957 Hammond B3
Leslie 122
Rhodes Piano
Roland Phantom X8 Keyboard
20-Foot Ceilings
Two Stone Walls
Floating Hardwood Floors
Fabric Wall Baffles
Two 50 Square-Foot Isolation Booths

STUDIO B

STUDIO DETAILS

A 400+ square foot facility that includes a 192 sq. ft. tracking room perfect for overdubbing instruments and tracking vocals. The control room is equipped with a mix desk, Pro Tools 12 HD, and Genelec and KRK monitors.

Studio B also contains Orb’s Amp Wall, along with a selection of Mic Pre’s, Outboard Gear, Effects Racks, and Microphones.

Control Room

Mix Desk Setup
Tonelux FX2’s
Tonelux SM2
Genelec 1032’s
Genelec 7070A
Apple Mac Pro computer with Protools 12 HDX2
16 Channel AD/DA Conversion

Plugins from:
Antares, Celemony, Cytomic, Lexicon, Massey, McDSP, Native Instruments, Slate Digital, Sound Toys, Universal Audio, and Waves Audio

Amps And Effects

Marshall Tube Heads and Cabinets
Vox Tube Heads and Cabinets
Krank Tube Heads and Cabinets
Aguilar Tone Hammer Bass Heads
Aguilar Bass Cabinets
Matchless Tube Combos and Heads
Mesa-Boogie Heads and Cabinets
Fender Tube Combos

A Large Selection of Pedals and Effects from Brands Such as Dunlop, MXR, Line 6 and Old School FX

Drums And Percussion

P. Ellis Custom 5 Piece Drum Set
Yamaha Maple Custom Drum Kit
Assorted Cymbals from Zildjian, Istanbul, Meinl and Sabian
A Large Selection of Percussion Instruments

Keyboards

Roland Fantom X8
Korg MicroKorg and MicroKorg XL
Various MIDI Controllers and Samplers

DI’s

2 x JDI

INSTRUMENT LIBRARY

INSTRUMENT LIBRARY DETAILS

A 250 square foot room with a large selection of keyboards, drums, guitars, basses, amps and pedals available to clients of the studio.

The instrument library houses gear from Gibson, Fender, Matchless, Marshall, Vox, Mesa Boogie, Yamaha, and many more.

Guitars And Basses

Fender Stratocasters
Gibson Les Pauls
Gibson ES-335s
Fender Telecasters
Various Moniker Custom Guitars
Fender P-Bass’s
Fender Precision/Jazz Hybrid Bass’s
Moniker Custom Bass’s
G&L Precision Bass’s
Taylor Acoustic Guitars
Martin Acoustic Guitars
Guild Acoustic Guitars

Microphones

AKG D 112
AKG 414’s
Rode NTK
Royer R-121’s
Schoeps CMC64 ST
Sennheiser MD 421 II’s
Shure SM57’s
Shure SM58’s

Live Room

20-Foot Ceilings
Floating Hardwood Floors
Fabric Wall Baffles
Ceiling Diffusers

Mic Pre’s

API 512C’s
Avalon Design AD2022
Universal Audio 2-610S
Vintech 73i’s
Shadow Hills Industries Mono GAMA

Compressors/Limiters

Universal Audio LA2A
Universal Audio 2-1176
Avalon Design AD2044
Empirical Labs EL8X-S
Retro Instruments Sta-Level
DBX 165A
API 2500
Manley Varimu

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Office Phone: +1 (512) 433-6301
Email: bookingorb@gmail.com
Hours by Appointment Only

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