Welcome to STUDIO11B

Studio 11b welcomes you to our boutique yet highly professional recording facility in the heart of Mount Maunganui. With years of combined experience, an impressive array of vintage analogue and state of the art digital equipment: we strive to produce your next project to the outstanding result our clients all deserve.

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ABOUT US

The scariest thing for any musician can be beginning the recording process. Fears of escalating costs, an engineer ignorant to your sound or needs and judgement from unhelpful anti-social studio geeks can lead many a musician to record on the cheap in their parents garage to mixed results. At Studio 11b we promise to buck these recording studio cliches by bringing your projects to life with zero judgement, a positive and always welcoming attitude but most importantly to have it achieved at the highest of quality while still at very affordable and flexible rates. 

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FAcilities

With two purpose built recording rooms we are able to capture the nuances of all musical styles. Our smaller wood paneled room comes with a grand piano and is perfect for solo acts and acoustic artists looking for a more intimate sound. While our main room with its high stud ceiling is excellent for capturing a diverse drum and guitar sound or for housing larger and louder groups. A fully isolated vocal booth is also available for voice over and sound effect work.

As musicians and music fans ourselves we pride ourselves on knowing what is needed to make the recording process go as easy and smoothly as possible. But also more importantly we use this to play our part in helping you to achieve a completed recording of your own desire and satisfaction.

Services

We will help you to realise your recordings full potential each step of the way. From offering production points regarding sound techniques, helping with song craftsmanship (or staying the hell out of the way) and working with you from beginning to end to make sure that your vision is everything you both imagined and wanted. With a Trident Series 70 mixing desk at the heart of our control room and a plethora of analogue pre amps, compressors and high quality microphones we have everything needed to capture your unique sound. 

Studio 11b also offers voice over/mix for broadcast work, mobile recordings, live sound services, rehearsal spaces and equipment hire.

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Equipment

Microphones

Valve LDC
1 x BLUE Big Bottle with B6, B7, B0 caps 
1 x RMS 47 (on request)
1 x WA251

LDC
2 x AKG C414 eb (vintage)
2 x AKG C414 xls
2 x Microtech Gefell umt70s
2 x Charter Oak e700
1 x Blue Kiwi
1 x Lewitt LCT 640

Ribbon
1 x Royer SF12 (stereo)
2 x Royer R121
2 x Beyerdynamic M160

SDC
2 x BeesKneez Lulu (km84 clone)
2 x AKG c460b
2 x Beyerdynamic MC930
1 x Lewitt LCT 340
1 x Shure Beta91 (pzm)

Dynamic 
2 x Sennheiser MD421 (vintage)
4 x Shure sm57
1 x AKD D12 (vintage)
1 x Shure sm7b
1 x AKG D112
1 x Shure sm77
1 x Shure sm58
2 x Sennheiser e609
1 x Shure bets52
1 x Shure sm58
1 x Beyerdynamic m201
1 x Audix i5
2 x Audix D2
1 x Audix D4
1 x Audix D6

Monitoring

Studio Monitors 
Dynaudio AIR15
(air base 2 sub on request)
Yamaha HS8
Genelec 8020c

Headphone System
Behringer p16 Powerplay
6 x P16-m personal mixers ​

Recording System

Pro Tools Ultimate HDX
2 x Avid Artist mix  
Lynx Aurora 32n (32×32 i/o)

Pre Amps / EQ

PreAmps w/EQ
16 x Trident Series 70 desk Channel Strips
1 x Manley Vox Box
2 x Tonelux mp5a
2 x WA73

PreAmps
2 x Buzz Audio Elixir
1 x Buzz Audio SSA 1.1 (dual channel)
1 x Ekadek Valve pre (dual channel)
1 x WA412 (four channel)
1 x Studio Electronics pre 2 (dual channel)
1 x SPL Gold Mike 2 (dual channel)
2 x Tone Beast
2 x Audient Black pre

EQ
1 x Manley Massive Passive
2 x Tonelux EQ5p
2 x Empirical Labs DocDerr EL-Rx
4 x Audient Black EQ 

Dynamics

2 x Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-X
2 x Empirical Labs DocDerr EL-RX
2 x WA76
2 x Audient Black Comps
1 x Buzz Audio SOC 2.0 
1 x Purple mc77
1 x HCL Varis
1 x Tonelux Tx5c
1 x WA2A
1 x Toft DC-2

Guitars/Bass/Pedals

We have too many electric guitars, basses, 12 strings, baritones, tenors,  cigar box guitars and weird guitars to name them all but below is a short list of some of our favourites.  Please get in touch if you need something specific to your session.

Guitars:
Fender Jaguar 1963 (pre CBS)
Fender Custom shop USA Telecaster 
Gibson 347 (vintage)
Hagstrom Les Paul
Ibanez Artist (vintage hollow body) 

Bass:
Rickenbacker 4001 (vintage)
Fender Deluxe USA P-bass
Gibson EB-2 (vintage)
Fender Bass VI

Pedals:
We have over 150 effects pedals covering pretty much everything you can imagine. Check out our pictures or flick us an email for more info. 

Guitar Amps

Fender Twin Reverb 1979
Vox AC30 custom hand-wired combo
Mesa Boogie Rectoverb 50
Orange Rocker 30
Orange Rockerverb 100 mk1
Marshall JCM 800 100 watt (1980s)
Marshall Plexi 50w head
Swart Atomic Space Tome
Swart Stereomaster 
Tone King Imperial
Roland JC120
Matchless C30
Marshall 1960v 4×12 Speaker Cab
Fender 4×12 with original 20w Greenbacks
Custom 2×12 speaker cab with vintage 30s

Analogue effects / Digital Plugins

Analogue: 
Roland SRE-555 Tape Echo/Chorus/Reverb
Roland RE-301 Tape Echo/Chorus/Reverb 
HH Electronics Tape Delay
Over 150 pedals

Digital:
Plugin Alliance Mix-Master bundle
Soundtoys 5 Bundle
Waves Gold Bundle 
Isotope 7 Elements 
Plus MANY more

Bass Amps

Aguilar DB751 head
Aguilar TH 500 head
Ashdown Little Bastard head
Fender Rumble 500 combo
Aguilar DB 410 speaker cab
Aguilar SL 410x speaker cab
SWR 8×8 bass cab

Drums

Rogers Holiday (1964)
22×14 kick drum
13×9 rack tom
16×16 floor tom

Ludwig Classic (1973)
24×14 kick drum
13×9 rack tom
14×10 rack tom
14×14 floor tom
16×16 floor tom

Pearl Masterworks Mahogany (2005)
22×20 kick drum
10×8 rack tom
12×9 rack tom
14×10 rack tom
16×16 floor tom
18×16 floor tom

Snare drums:
1961 “super ludwig” 14×5
– 1967 Ludwig Jazz Festival 14×5
Ludwig black beauty 14×6.5
Pearl Masterworks Mahogany 14×8
Sonar custom DC bronze 14×8
– Ayotte Keplinger Steel 14×5
– Pearl Masterworks maple 12×5

Keys

1950’s Hammond C3 organ and Leslie 122
Yamaha Baby Grand Piano
Yamaha Upright Piano

Prophet 12
Korg prologue
Korg Triton LE
Korg sp250
Korg SV-1
Nord wave
Moog little phatty
VOX Continental

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Media

Location




11B MacDonald St,
Mount Maunganui, NZ.



BOOKINGS / Questions



Phone: 027 916 5129

Email: [email protected]


Rates / Hours

Day rate $700 – Includes house engineer. 
10 hours including 1 hour meal break.
Hourly rate: $80 p/h Includes house engineer.
Two hour minimum booking. 

Standard recording: 10am – 8pm
Feel free to contact us about overtime sessions. 

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