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

Control Room

Tracking Room

Piano Room

 

Studio A, also known as the Genfan room in honor of the late, great, Mark Genfan. Our studio designer and dear friend.

 

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 40 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
2 Allen Sides Ocean Way Audio HR2 Monitors
2 Adam S3XV
2 Yamaha NS-10 Monitors
Studer A827 2″ Tape Machine
Apple Mac Pro
Antelope Isochrone OCX Word Clock

EQ/Effects

GML 8200
2A3
Late 60’s EMT 140 Plate Reverb with Telefunken 162 Output
RNDI
Avalon U5
Manely Tube DI
2 Countryman DI
J48
2 JDV DI
X Amp Reamp Box

Mic Pre’s

2 Vintage Neve 1073
Coil Audio CA70
2 BAE 1084
Quad-Gama with Iron Mod
6 API 512C
2 CAPI VP26

Microphones

Sony C800G
Vintage u67
Wunder CM7
Royer 122v
FET 47
1 u87ai Matched Pair
2 Vintage km84
2 Coles 4038
2 AKG 414 XLS
2 Schoeps CMC6
2 Royer 121
5 Senn. 421
2 AKG D112
Beyer. 201
SM7B
AEA R84
Senn. 602
EV RE20
6 Shure SM57
3 Shure SM58

Compressors/Limiters

1 Vintage Teletronix LA-2A
2 Vintage Urei 1176
2 Empirical Labs EL8X-S Distressor
Summit Audio TLA10
Tube-Tech CL-1B
Neve 33609
TG1 Limiter
2 DBX 560A
Manley Vari-Mu
Retro STA-Level

Piano Room/Live Room

1938 Steinway Baby Grand
1957 Hammond B3
Leslie 122
20-Foot Ceilings
Two Stone Walls
Floating Hardwood Floors
Fabric Wall Baffles
50 Square-foot Isolation Booths
Korg MicroKorg

STUDIO B

Control Room

Tracking Room

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

Dangerous Audio Monitor ST
2 Adam S3XV Monitors

Microphones

M149
2 Royer 121
2 Schoeps CMC6
2 AKG 414 XLS
2 Senn 421
2 Beyer. M160
Beyer. 201
AKG D112
Neu. BCM 705
Shure SM7B
Shure Beta 52
3 Shure SM57

Mic Pre’s

2 Neve 1073
5 API 512c
Avalon 2022
Shadow Hills Mono Gamma

EQ/Effects

API 560
3 API 550A
2 Harrison 32 EQ

Compressors/Limiters

Universal Audio LA2A
Universal Audio 2-1176
1 Empirical Labs Distressor
API 2500
Tube-Tech PE1C
2 DBX 560A

DI’s

2 x JDI

Live Room

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

STUDIO C

STUDIO C 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.

Apollo X8
Adam A77X
10ft x 6 ½ft Isolation Booth
AKG DST 99 S Talkback
Oxygen 49 Keyboard
Private Bathroom

LOUNGE/INSTRUMENT LIBRARY

Lounge

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.

Amps and Effects

Dr. Z Head and Cab
Dr. Z Z-Verb
Matchless DC 30 Combo
Matchless Thunderman Bass Amp
Marshall Tube Heads And Cabs
Vox Tube Heads and Cabs
Krank Tube Heads and Cabs
Aguilar Tone Hammer Bass Heads
Aguilar Bass Cabs
Mesa-Boogie Heads and Cabs
Fender Tube Combos

Drums and Percussion

P. Ellis Custom 5 Piece Drum Set
Yamaha Maple Custom Drum Kit

Guitars And Basses

Danelectro Baritone Guitar
Gibson Les Paul
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Telecaster Semi Hollow
PRS
Gibson 335
G&L ASAT
G&L SB 1
G&L SB 2
Gibson Les Paul Double Cut
CHC Guitars Junior Style Custom
CHC Guitars MNP Area 51 Bass
Schecter Hellcat
Walla Walla Bass
Moniker P Bass
Taylor Acoustic
Gibson Acoustic
Alvarez 12 String Acoustic
Republic Highway 61

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

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