Category Archives: Studio News

We just took Mastering to 11

I am proud to say I have just installed two of the best analog mastering components you can own into our mastering chain; The SPL Iron Mastering Compressor and PQ Mastering EQ.  I have owned may cars that did not cost as much as these two components.  Along with my Lynx AD/DA upgrade last year…
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Mark Storace from Krokus records Muscle and Blood

Mark Storace, known for being the lead singer of Swiss Rock Band Krokus and TEA, was recently at Allusion Studios singing lead vocals for a album called Muscle and Blood being produced by Jim Pavett.  After hiring Barry Sparks to play bass on this project, writer Billy Stokes wanted to get a professional singer on…
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Canon Cinema Camera Arrives for Music Video Shoot

Video has been a passion of mine for years and I am super excited to announce the arrival of a Canon Cinema line camera to Allusion Studios.  This camera allows me to use canon’s finest interchangeable lenses to capture all sorts of angles for more inspiring shots.  Along with other enhancements to the rig, I…
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The Holy Grail Mastering Compressor at Allusion Studios

I am not sure what has gotten into me lately, but the upgrades keep coming.  This time it is mother of all compressors the SPL IRON.  Not only is it visually beautiful, but has so many options to dial in and sweeten the sound.  Most studios carry equipment that runs at 12-24 volts.  But this…
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Frontliner finds a permanent Home at Allusion Studios

In an effort to always go the extra mile, I just recently implemented the latest and best SPL has to offer in channel strips; the SPL Frontliner.  It has a hybrid Tube/Solid State preamp with built in De-esser, EQ,Compression and tube gain. Every component can be bypass fully out of the signal making it truly…
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Always Experimenting: Rupert Neve Designs Shelford 1073

One of the most coveted preamps and eq's of vintage history is the Neve 1073.  I recently have been experimenting with the latest official Rupert Neve Designs Shelford Series 5052 which is the best of all Neve designs including the 1073 and 1064 eq modules. Definitely sexy!
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