The Overbrook Presbyterian Church was established in 1936 and serviced the long time residents of it's neighborhood until closing in 2003. The prospect of converting the building into a studio was a pretty easy choice, since it already possessed many of the most desirable traits, sonically speaking. The live tracking room is an 1,800 sq. foot (30’ x 60’) room featuring wooden floors and a 30-foot high wooden cathedral ceiling. Whether you're recording "When the Levee Breaks" or a Chopin nocturne, this room sings.
The main control room resides in the space that was once the altar of the church and is divided from the live tracking room by a soundproof wall and large glass windows. The heart of the control room is a hot-rodded Neve V3, flanked by tube pre amps and compressors, as well as both Lynx and Mytek converters. There are four isolation booths of various builds, two of which sit on the main tracking room floor and two that are well separated from the band.
Studio B features a 15x20 control room with 10' ceilings, and a 6x15 iso booth with 10' ceilings. It is also tied into the studio A live room, so you can utilize it's grandeur from either control room A or B. While more stout in stature, the B control room packs a punch. 24 channels of outboard pre-amps and compressors tie into 40 channels of Apogee Symphony converters, creating a stunning marriage of the analog and digital worlds. A Grace M905 controls a pair of Focal Twin 6be's (with a sub), as well as 1st generation NS-10's.
Treelady Mastering at the Church Recording Studio is a dedicated mastering suite built around Dunlavy Audio SC-VI mains and acoustic treatments by Acoustic Geometry. Featuring a monitoring chain from Trinnov Systems, Grace Designs, and Anti-Cables, and tuning by acoustician John Calder, the room is amazingly flat across the listening spectrum.
Recallable mastering-grade gear from Spectra Sonics, Manley Labs, Maselec, DW Fearn, Summit Audio, and Rupert Neve Designs form a superb analog chain. An AMPEX ATR-104 operates at 4 speeds with ¼ inch or ½ inch head stacks.