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 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 Powered by Yamaha P3500s
Studer A827 2″ 24 track tape machine
Apple Mac Pro with Pro Tools 2019 Ultimate
Vintage Auratone Mono Monitor
Antelope Isochrone OCX Word Clock

Plugins from:
Antares, Celemony, Cytomic, Lexicon, Massey, McDSP, Native Instruments, Slate Digital, Sound Toys, Universal Audio, Plugin Alliance, Pulsar, Fab-Filter and Waves Audio

EQ/Effects

API 550
API 560
GML 8200
Great Rivers Electronics 32EQ
Manley Retro 2A3
TC Electronic Reverb 4000
(2x) Maag EQ4
Late 60’s EMT 140 Plate Reverb with Telefunken 162 Output

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

(2x) Vintage Neve 1073
Coil Audio CA70
(2x) BAE 1084’s
Shadow Hills Industries Quad GAMA with Iron Modification
(6x) API 512C’s
(2x) Brent Averill 312
(2x) CAPI VP26

Microphones

Sony C800G
Vintage Neumann u67
Wunder Audio CM7
Royer 122v
Neumann FET 47
(2x) Neumann u87ai matched pair (2x) Vintage Neumann km84
(2x) Coles 4038
(2x) AKG 414 XLS
(2x) Schoeps CMC6
(2x) Royer 121
(5x) Sennheiser 421
(2x) AKG D112
Beyerdynamic 201
Shure SM7B
AEA R84
Sennheiser 602
EV RE 20
(6x) Shure sm57
(3x) Shure sm58

Compressors/Limiters

(2x) Vintage Teletronix LA-2A
(2x) Vintage Urei 1176
(2x) Empirical Labs EL8X-S
Summit Audio TLA10
Tube-Tech CL-1B
Neve 33609
(2x) DBX 165A
Chandler Limited TG1 Limiter
(2x) DBX 160A
(2x) DBX 560A
Manley Vari-Mu
Retro STA- Level

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
Korg MicroKorg under piano room

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

Apple Mac Pro Computer with Pro Tools 2019 Ultimate
Dangerous Audio Monitor ST
Adam S3XV Monitors with KRK 12sHO Subwoofer
Yamaha NS10’s
Vintage Mono Auratone
16 I/O of conversion

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

Microphones

AKG C12VR
Neumann M149
(2x) Royer 121
(2x) Schoeps CMC6
(2x) AKG 414 XLS
(3x) Sennheiser 421
(2x) Beyerdynamic m160 Beyerdynamic 201 AKG D112
Neumann BCM 705 Shure SM7B
Shure Beta 52
(3x) Shure sm57

Plugins from:
Antares, Celemony, Cytomic, Lexicon, Massey, McDSP, Native Instruments, Slate Digital, Sound Toys, Universal Audio, Plugin Alliance, Pulsar, Fab-Filter and Waves Audio

Mic Pre’s

(2x) Neve 1073
(5x)API 512c
(2x) Chandler Limited Germanium Preamp
Avalon 2022
Shadow Hills Mono Gamma

Amps

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
Fulton Webb heads and combos
DR. Z head and Cab
DR. Z Z-Verb
Matchless DC 30 Combo Matchless Thunderman Bass Amp

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

EQ/Effects

API 560
(3x) API 550A
(2x) Harrison 32 EQ
Thermionic Culture Vulture
Neve 8816 Summing Mixer
Late 60’s EMT 140 Plate Reverb with Telefunken 162 Output (Upon Request)

Compressors/Limiters

Universal Audio LA2A
Universal Audio 2-1176
(2x) Empirical Labs EL8X-S
API 2500
Tube-Tech CL1B (Upon Request)
Tube-Tech PE1C
Chandler Limited Zener Limiter
(2x) DBX 560A

DI’s

2 x JDI

Live Room

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

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.

Guitars And Basses

Fender Stratocasters
Gibson Les Pauls
Gibson ES-335
Fender Telecasters
Various Moniker Custom Guitars
Fender P-Bass
Fender Precision/Jazz Hybrid Bass
Moniker Custom Bass
G&L Precision Bass
Taylor Acoustic Guitars
Guild Acoustic Guitars
Wallawalla Jazz Bass Gibson Acoustic
Various CHC Custom Guitars G&L Telecaster
DanElectro Baritone Schecter Baritone
PRS Guitars

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
Mesa-Boogie Heads and Cabinets
Fender Tube Combos
Fulton Webb heads and combos
DR. Z head and Cab
DR. Z Z-Verb
Matchless DC 30 Combo Matchless Thunderman Bass Amp

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
Various Gretsch, Yamaha, Ludwig, Pearl, DW snares

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

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