Clearwave is a private recording studio, not open to the public. We will happily show the studio and discuss future projects by appointment only. Please respect our privacy, the privacy or our neighbors and the privacy of our artists. Please don't show up at Clearwave unannounced. Contact us at clearwavestudio@me.com to make an appointment

CLEARWAVE RECORDING STUDIO

Clearwave is a funky indie rock studio located in Decatur, Alabama. The recording studio at Clearwave was designed with the musician in mind. The rooms are perfect for recording a full band live or recording one track a time. The studio includes a main studio floor, a large drum booth, a large vocal booth, and two small booths perfect for guitar amps. Our control room overlooks the main studio floor. Its design was inspired by the typical mastering studio and setup to be a very pleasing space for critical listening. All rooms have excellent line of sight and personal cue mixes.

In designing the studio, the sound of the rooms was imperative. The process involved acoustic treatment by scientific measurements and trial by error by ear. The results were very musical sounding rooms. In addition, the entire studio is wired with Mogami cabling for the ultimate in sonic clarity.

 

INSTRUMENTS/AMPS

  • Hammond B3 with 122 Leslie and PR20 tone cabinet
  • Yamaha Birch Custom recording drums-20" ,16", 13", 12", 10".
  • Pearl Masters Birch-22"x 18"
  • Ludwig Black Beauty 14 x 6.5
  • Tama Maple-14 x 5.5
  • Zildjian A  Custom 14" Hats, 17" Crash, 19" Crash
  • Zildjian Adedis vintage ride
  • Friedman PT20 "Pink Taco"
  • Marshall 4x10 Slant
  • Fender Pro tweed 1951 amp
  • Yamaha p255 digital piano
  • Ampeg V4B 1971 bass amp
  • Ampeg SVT II 1989
  • Ampeg 4x10 Cabinet (2)
  • Ampeg 1x15 Cabinet
  • Solar Powered Skin Flute
  • Wurlitzer 200b 1977 Electric piano
  • Spector NS-2 bass
  • Fender P bass USA
  • Fender Jazz Bass USA
  • Fender P Bass 1954 Reissue
  • Modulus 5 String Bass
  • Kawai fretless bass
  • Apollo beatle bass japan
  • Fender Deluxe guitar amp
  • Gibson Super Goldtone 212
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PEDALS

  • EBS COMP
  • MXR Octave
  • MXR Envelope Filter
  • Fulltone OCD
  • Fancy Box Guitarist Impresser
  • Fulltone Tremolo
  • Ampeg SCI
  • MXR Flange
  • MXR Phase 90
  • T.C. Electronic Spark

DAW

  • 2019 16" MacBook Pro (portable)
  • Logic Pro X
  • ProTools 2019
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Steinberg Cubase 8.5 Pro
  • Universal Audio Apollo X16
  • Universal Audio Apollo X8p
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Thunderbolt 3
  • 24 Inputs 28 Outputs
  • 1.21 Gigawatt 88mph Flux Capacitor
  • Motorized fader Automation

DAW PLUG-INS

  • Universal Audio  UAD complete
  • Plugin Alliance MEGA pack
  • Fabfilter
  • Soundtoys
  • Waves
  • Mine Sweeper
  • Spectrasonics Keyscape
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CONSOLE

  • Otari Status 18r 96 input analog console
  • Eagle analog automation and full recall
  • Mogami wired patchbay

RECORDING MACHINES

  • MCI JH24-2 inch/24 track analog tape machine
  • Otari MTR 10-1/4 inch 2 track master analog tape machine
  • Universal Audio Apollo X- 24 track HiRes digital

MIC PREAMPS

  • API 3124+ (3) 12 channels
  • Chandler Limited TG 2 Abbey Road
  • Langevin AM4 channel strips (2)
  • Nichols Custom Transformer Balanced mic pre (2)

MONITOR SECTION

  • ATC SCM20PSL mastering monitors
  • Dynaudio BM6a active monitors
  • KRK 8000 passive monitors
  • Yamaha NS-10 passive monitors
  • JBL LSR308 active monitors
  • Crown Macro 2400 modified power amp
  • OZ Audio Q mix (6 headphone mixes)
  • Sony V6 headphones (2)
  • Sony MDR 7506 (8)
  • Sony v700 Headphones
  • Mega Blaster-producer bullhorn
  • Fostex t20 (2) headphones
  • AKG 240 (2) headphones
  • Sennheiser HD598 headphones
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ROOM DIMENSIONS

  • Control Room 12x14x10
  • Tracking Room 22x18x10
  • Vocal Booth 10x12x8
  • Drum Booth 12x14x8
  • Guitar Amp Closet 5x10x10

PROCESSING

  • Retro Instruments Sta-Level compressor
  • API 2500 master bus compressor
  • API 5500 master bus/track EQ
  • Tube-Tech LCA 2b mastering compressor
  • Empirical Labs Distressor (2)
  • DBX 160 x (2)
  • BSS DPR 402 compressor
  • Blackout Technologies Drummer Taser (2)
  • Aphex 612 noise gate
  • ART Pro VLA compressor
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EFFECTS

  • Lexicon PCM 90 reverb
  • Yamaha D5000 delay
  • Yamaha D1500 delay
  • Yamaha SPX 990 effects
  • Yamaha SPX 90II effects
  • Yamaha Rev 7 reverb
  • LoVerb Flatuence Generator
  • T.C. Electronic D Two delay
  • ADA TFX4
  • Accuverb Analog spring reverb
  • Hammond custom spring reverb
  • Ibanez/Sony SDR-1000 reverb

MICROPHONES

  • Flea U47
  • Neumann U87ai
  • Neumann TLM 193
  • Sounddelux 195 (2)
  • Sennheiser 421 (4)
  • Shure SM7b
  • AKG 451 (2)
  • Audio Technica 4050
  • Heil PR-30 (2)
  • EV 408 (2)
  • Audio Technica 4051
  • Shure SM57 (4)
  • Shure SM58 (2)
  • Shure SM 81 (2)
  • Shure Beta 52
  • AKG D112
  • Countryman type 85 FET DI
  • Raven Labs MDB-1
  • Retrospec Audio Juice Box tube DI
  • Heil Blue Fin
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VIDEO

  • Canon EOS DSLR (2)
  • GoPro HERO (3)
  • Newer LED light tree (3)
  • Canon 1.4 5o mm lense
  • Canon 1.4 24 mm Lense
  • 20x20 Green screen

OUR FRIENDS

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Jason Isbell
  • Heartland
  • James Irvin
  • Eddie "Spankey" Alford
  • Them Damn Dogs
  • The Dave Anderson Project
  • HandJob Midget
  • Alcoa
  • 10 Ton Records
  • NASA
  • MyChildrenMyBride
  • Dolly Fartin'
  • Heady Brew
  • The Kenneth Brian Band
  • Gray Cauthen
  • Albert Simpson
  • The Derelict Project
  • Tony Perdue
  • 53 Judges
  • UAH
  • Kristy Lee
  • Kunio Kishita
  • Netflix
  • Bert David Newton
  • Whiskey River Kings
  • Sony Records
  • NHL
  • Cancerslug
  • Honkey ByeBye
  • Off The Chain
  • Mute
  • Nova Jones
  • Bishop Black
  • Jimmy Speed
  • The Shannon Woods Band
  • Aaron Wilson
  • Jacksdown
  • Adam Brown
  • Bay Chandler
  • Trip Kase
  • Lamont Landers
  • Blind Mute
  • Netflix
  • The Devere Pride Trio
  • Good Morning Lucy
  • Brett Bigelow
  • Sunset Guns
  • Tyrone Douglass
  • FUnK TRUMPet
  • Wardrum Syndicate
  • Ben Trussell
  • Microwave Dave and The Nukes
  • JB Roberts