Cider Mag - Dec 2013 - Page 31

issue 38 working_Layout 1 12/7/2013 1:50 PM Page 31 Without getting too technical, (I’m a music journalist, not a musician) West Street offers superior digital sound, state-of-the-art pre-amps, microphones and sigmnal processing, recorders, mixing rdboards and computer software. Many in the recording field, however, believe that a pure digital self sound eliminates some of the in warmer aspects of recorded music. This is where West Street all, Digital makes its mark, by also ca, offering a superior analogue Euaudio pathway from the microich phones right through the signal s, processing, allowing that warmth arand personality of the musicianship and sound to shine through. The studio was originally e “2014 will be our twentieth year created as a vehicle for 8084 however, as their recording skills at West Street and we’ve seen a ds developed and the marketplace lot of changes over the years as nt, the art and craft of making music became more apparent, Mahis evolving faster than ever,” quera and Barnes decided to Andre says. “We’re constantly open up the facility to other to compelled to be on the cutting clientele. needge of technology, while also "West Street Digital was the maintaining our analog roots. For brainchild of myself and Frank f and originally intended to simply us, it’s always been a balancing t act between the two. We conbe a recording outlet for 8084," tinue to accrue and maintain a Maquera said. "Through my uearly years as a recording artist, dedicated analog signal chain giright up to the A/D converters I was lucky enough to have kirts and after that, its ‘Jetson time!’ worked with world class engier“We’ve also been working with neers and producers who were the fine folks of Wave and Steinalways willing to answer the 84 berg (Nuendo, Cubase and questions of a curious guitarist, which is an attribute that I aspire Wavelab music software) for well to now with my own client base." over a decade, but given the a global nature of the business, we So, the question must be ing also have the latest versions of asked… what exactly makes a Pro Tools and Sonar for multiWest Street Digital studio so ndstudio projects.” unique, other than its’ peaceful Indeed, West Street Digital is surroundings? o continuously adapting and evolving with time and circumstances. “Raising our 13-year-old son – who I must say is turning into quite a multi-instrumentalist – has given me the chance to rediscover the music I grew up listening to and &R?v??FVB??76???f?"F?RwV?F"?( ??G&P?FFVB?