Studio has been providing superb sound services for the northern New
Jersey area for many years. Since the start of the studio's construction
in 1985, we have been committed to improving ourselves and our facility.
In 1985 Steinwand Sound Studio was, of course, analog, the heart of
our studio being our Tascam ½" 8 track machine. Those eight tracks,
coupled with a Tascam M-320 mixing console and a few choice microphones
were just the beginning. Studio recording soon branched off into providing
small PA systems and live sound reinforcement. Over the years, these
services grew independent of each other to form the equally powerful
components that make Steinwand Sound Studio what it is today.
Today, our in-studio
recording is centered around a Mac Pro Quad Core G5. For our digital
audio workstation software, we chose Pro Tools and MOTU's audio system
software, Digital Performer 5.1. With this system, 24 bit 96kHz digital
recording on 24 simultaneous tracks can be accomplished with ease. Digital
Performer tops out at over 150 tracks and Pro Tools LE tops out at 48.
The addition of the Universal Audio UAD-1 to our setup opens the door
to an extremely powerful set of plugins above and beyond Pro Tool's
and Digital Performer's extensive plugin bundles. Computer based recording
advancements are important but our commitment certainly does not stop
The audio signal
chain is only as strong as it's weakest link. Lets start from the beginning.
Steinwand Sound Studio has an extensive microphone cabinet. Our collection
sports representation from all the major manufacturers including: Neumann,
AKG, Sennheiser, Audio Technica, CAD, ElectroVoice, Shure, MXL, and
Oktava. The next step in the signal chain is the preamp. We have a pair
of Universal Audio LA-610 tube microphone Preamps, a Millennia STT1
twin topology preamp, a 4 channel Focusrite ISA 428, a PreSonus Tube
Pre, and our Tascam M-320 is equipped with acclaimed solid state preamp
technology. The next stop would represent signal processors. We have
6 channels of DBX compression including the 162A and 1066, two channels
of symetrix compression, and effects processors from Alesis, Yamaha,
Art, and Rolland. At the end of the signal chain is where you would
find the recording devices. Steinwand Sound Studio can record to a variety
of two track mediums. These would include 1/4" reel, Sony Minidisk,
DAT (digital audio tape), CD and any mainstream file-based audio format.
As you can see, every link in our signal chain has what it takes to
capture a great recording.
The other aspect of Steinwand Sound is our live sound
division. Equally as developed as our studio recording, our live sound
boasts quite a diverse list of offered services. Whether it's live bands,
theater, conventions, graduations or remote recording, we can provide
what you need. We will customize a system to suit any need, whether
it be Indoor, outdoor, large, or small. Our mixing consoles range anywhere
from small 4 channel desktop mixers to 40 channel digital mixers from
manufacturers like Soundcraft, Allen & Heath, Mackie and more. If
it's theater you are interested in, we have twelve wireless lavaliere
microphones with more available if needed. We also can provide area
microphones such as Audio Technica Pro 45s and boundary microphones.
If you've got a tough room, let our DBX Driverack take
care of it. The Driverack is a system management processor that uses
an analyzing microphone and pink noise to automatically tune our system
to match your room's acoustic needs. The Driverack also provides automatic
feedback suppression that makes dangerous and annoying feedback a thing
of the past.
Outdoor concerts have become our specialty over the
years. Our system is sufficient enough to cover an area about 300 feet
by 300 feet, and for audiences of around 2000 people. Of course, larger
systems are available if needed.
So you can see how we have changed from our start in
1985. We will continue to grow but we will never lose sight of what
matters most. Our goal is to continue to provide the best sound available
at a competitive price. So, if you share the passion for crystal clear
sound, please give us a call.