On Deck Sound Studio is located in Northfield CT and is owned and operated by Tracy Walton.
The control room is a comfortable 12 x 16 room that opens to the main 16 x 20 live room. Both rooms have 12 foot ceilings so they have phenomenal acoustics. The control room opens to a 30×20 space and we also have a green screen set up. The studio is completely surrounded by woods so there are no distractions other than the occasional bear and bobcat.
We are a Pro Tools based studio. We run the Apollo UA system, through a Neve 5060 console. We have a pair of 8050 Genelec monitors that gives you a great stereo image of what is happening.
Keys: Baldwin piano, Hammond B3 with a Leslie, eighty eight key Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Hohner D6 clavinet, Moog Little Phatty, Harmonium, Accordion, and Juno-106.
Drums: Classic Maple Ludwig set is set up and mic’d to save you time and money. We have some vintage 60’s Zyldian Cymbals and a Ludwig Supraphonic snare.
Strings: Juzek upright bass, 1974 Fender PBass, 1968 Gibson EB 3 bass, 910 Taylor acoustic, 816C Taylor acoustic, 314 Taylor Nylon, Gibson Jumbo Folk , 72 Gibson SG, 2002 Les Paul Standard, Fender Strat, 2003 Custon Shop Fender Tele, 76 Fender Twin Reverb, Carr Mercury, Fender Hot Rod, Mandolin, Gretsch guitalele.
Microphones: We have a large collection of microphones including a Telefunken U47, Neumann U87, AEA R44, Telefunken Copperhead, A Pair of Telfunken M60s, vintage Telefunken 226, a Royer R121 ribbon, a pair of Sennheiser 414s, a pair of Sure KSM32’s, Sure SM7, AKG 414, C3000, D112, C1000, 2-MD421’s, Telfunken M80, Telefunken M81, and a box full of 57’s and 58’s.
Tracy plays bass, guitar, mandolin, drums, keys etc. and plays as part of the hourly rate. There is a nominal fee for an engineer if he is playing all the instruments on your record. Session musicians are available upon request.
We are full time musicians with 25 years of experience making records and we are confident we can make some great music here with you!