Stable Studio History
Stable Studio Technical
Stable Studio Pricing
Stable Studio History.
The StableStudio was founded in march 1972 as a result of brainstorming
of two guys with bright ideas. The first one was Arnie Treffers, a Dutch
rock & roll singer who made fame with his band Long Tall Ernie &
The Shakers in the 70's. Unfortunately, Arnie died not so long ago:
The second one was the present managing director/sound engineer of StableStudio,
Roel Toering, who ran a coffeeshop in Arnhem, Netherlands, in '72. At
that time, a coffeeshop still was what the name says: a place to drink
coffee, not a place to swallow drugs as is the situation today.
StableStudio started in small building right in the middle of the roaring
hart of Arnhem city, which was at that time a realy moving and booming
rock & roll town. StableStudio started with 2 REVOX A77 taperecorders
and a mixing table made by Multitone. Remember them good old 2-track
In 1976 StableStudio made a -for that time- giant leap to 8 track recording
on a OTARI MX 5050 1/2 inch machine. StableStudio recorded many, many
bands and had -among others- several hits with Arny Treffer's band.
It is just pure coincidence that the present twisted brain behind eCompany
(me...) happened to do some recordings in that same studio at that time.
Not very noteworthy to all of you, but nice to remember for me. Oh yes....
no hits... hmmm.
In 1979 the studio in the city's heart became too small and Roel asked
the British architect Eddy Veale to design a brandnew studio in a bunch
of old buildings Roel had bought somewhere else in Arnhem. In fact:
that bunch of stones and brooken wood and windows used to be a stable
in it's more glorious days. Finaly, the name StableStudio was made effectively
true by the building it was to become located in. Managed by Dick Swaneveld
of Cadac Holland, the studio became a peace of pure efficiency, combined
with a livigroom atmosphere. A perfect place to bring your musical ideas
to life. Today, StableStudio even has small hotel-accommodation (max
5 musicians), including breakfast. At the opening in 1980, Roel also
renewded equipment by installing an OTARI MTR 90 multitracker.
In 1989 StableStudio started using computers for midi-sequencing and
harddisk digital recording and editing. Running OSC's Deck II and DigiDesign's
software on the Macintosh platform, StableStudio today is a state of
the art equiped studio. StableStudio produced the last 6 years many
CD's for groups, companies, library- and stock music, AV-productions
and what have you more.
Many wellkown bands, musicians and singers worked in StableStudio: PowerPlay,
The Scene, Trockener Kecks, Claw Boys Claw, Vitesse, Lee Towers, Bennet
& Bee, Maarten Peters... anyway, the list is too long to be shown
here in it's full length.
Stable Studio Today.
Today, StableStudio is a 24-track fully equiped recording studio with
24 tracks DBX noise reduction, 2 SONY DAT machines, several sequencers
and synchronizers and a brandnew Marantz CDR recorder. With this machine,
StableStudio can produce Audio-CD's totally in-house.
Imagine what you can do at StableStudio, all by yourself or together
with a bunch of realy good composers that work together with StableStudio
- making your own playback audio-CD and use in
- small amounts of promotional audio-CD's for
- put radio jingle's on an audio-CD
- archive your bands best tapes on an audio-CD
You name it, StableStudio can do it. As off the
first of october 1995, StableStudio works with the eCompany group, formed
by a bunch of multimedia-explorers. Of course that is the reason eCompany
gives Roel so much free publicity overhere. Oh what the hack, the studio
StableStudio doe not only "do" audio-CD: they duplicate cassette-tapes
on AKAI and NAKAMICHI-machines in no-time. In fact: almost anything
you can image with audio can be done at Stable's!
In the history-chapter above, we already told you something about the
accommo-dation, StableStudio provides. Here is the complete list:
- 30 square meters of studio floor
- 25 square meters of recording and editing equipment
- a livingroom like, comfortable place to relax,
to be used when
you cannot distinguish a flat C cord from a F minor any longer
- a kitchen where you can prepare small meals
- an allways full large coolmachine, stacked
with drinks (grab as
much as you like!)
- small hotel accommodation for 5 people, including
(not in bed by the way...).
StableStudio is -as told- located in a former
stable housing, but still at a very short walk of the city's hart. When
taking a long session at StableStudio's, Roel will take you to the best
small restaurants of Arnhem for a good and renewing meal. Isn't that
Stable Studio Technical.
StableStudio is equiped with the best machinery you can buy for studios
today. Here is what we can offer you:
- Otari MTR 90 24 tracks (analog)
- Telefunken M 12 masterrecorder (analog)
- Telefunken M 28 masterrecorder (analog)
- Revox A 77 slave recorder (analog)
- Akai HXA-3 Cassettedecks 10 machines (analog)
- Nakamichi BX-100E Casettedecks 10 machines
- Harddiskrecording on Macintosh (digital)
- CDR recording on Marantz (digital)
- Sony DTC 1000ES DAT recorder (digital)
- Sequencer recording Atari Mega4 (digital)
StableStudio has 2 Sony DAT-recorders, modified, so we can master
digitally on 44.1 Khz and deliver you a completely ready-made master
- Soundcraft Series Two, 28-8-24
The Soundcraft table is modifed and has RAM memory.
This RAM memory has 4 banks, which can hold 100 memory-places each.
Through SMPTE/MIDI we can provide every chanel with mutes in any thinkable
- DBX 158 - 24 tracks noise-delimiter.
- RCF SCD 6000, build into monitoring wall.
- Yamaha NS 10 (nearfield)
- Auratones (nearfield)
- Marantz Model 250 powertrap
- Eventide H3000 SE Ultra Harmonizer
- Roland SDE 1000 Delay
- Roland SDE 2000 Delay
- Roland SRV 2000 Reverb
- Roland DEP 5 Reverb/Delay/Effects
- Lexicon PCM 60 Reverb
- Custom build ReverbPlate
- Audio & Design F 700 RS Compressor/Limitor
- DBX 166 Compressor/Limitor
- Rebis RA 203 Compressor/Limitor
- Rebis RA 201 Noise Gate/Expander
- Roger Mayer RM 68 Gate/Expander (2x)
- TC Electronics 1140 Parametric Eq. (2x)
- 2 times 12 bands graphic Eq. (2 ch. unit)
- 1 time 10 bands graphic Eq. (2 ch. unit)
- Rebis RA 204 parametric Eq.
- BBE 822 Sound Maximizer
- Orban Parasound 516 EC De-esser
- Symetrix 511 Noise Reduction single ended
- DNL Noise Reduction single ended
- RTL Event SMPTE/MIDI synchronyzer
- Kahler Human Clock
- Roland SBX 80 Sync Box
- Sync-Link (for Macintosh)
- RCF SA1 Spectrum Analyzer
- Akai 612 Sampler
- Atari Mega ST4 Computers + Sequencer Software
- EMU Proformance 1+ piano module
- Kawai model 2000 digital piano
- Marantz CDR 1 Compact Disc Recorder
- HARDDISK RECORDING on Macintosh II (accelerated
met 40Mhz FPU) with Audio Media II of Digidesign + ProMaster
20 hard-& software for mastering. We have all plug-ins of WAVES.
- DECK 2.5.2 digital recording software
- Several midi sequencing software.
- G3 and G4 Macintosh 24-track digital recording
2.5.2 on several multi-GigaByte harddisks.
- A good collection of the best microphones,
a total of about 35:
Neumann, Sennheisser, AKG, Beyer, Calrec, MB and Wahren-
brock PZM. We have condensators as well as dynamic type
microphones of several types.
- We use BASF 911 Studiomaster for 2 en 1/4 inch
- We use MBM tapes for DAT digitaal and cassettes.
Here is the pricing policy of StableStudio:
- Studio dayprice: 410,-- Euro
- Multitrack 2 inch: 140,-- Euro
- 1/4 inch tape: 25,-- Euro
- DAT tape: 10,-- Euro
- Cassettes: depends on amount and streetprices
A one night stand (eh.... sorry....stay) in our
small but nice sleeping accomodation will cost you 25,-- per person
(for 5 persons max.), including simple breakfast.
All prices are in Euro. Taxes not included.
You can reach StableStudio by phone: (0)31-(0)26-4423350 and via email.
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