London, UK (July 10, 2020) — Radar Sounds in London, one of the few remaining studios in the UK to offer analog tape recording facilities, has installed a Neve Genesys G32 console, replacing an aging Amek Angela.
Radar Sounds was established eight years ago when studio owner “Fuzz” Barthram-Keet took over the facility, which was formerly used by record label 4AD. Located on Platts Eyot, a small island in the River Thames (close to Hampton Court), Radar Sound Services places a strong emphasis on live recording and making the most use of the analog facilities to capture the best sound.
“The Angela’s reliability had become a problem because it was so old, and we also needed something that offered proper automation and recall for mixdown,” explains Fuzz. “I already own a pair of Neve 1073DPA mic pre-amps and I know just how much I love the sound of them, so a Neve console was top of my shopping list. The desk’s fabulous analog design and Neve preamp circuitry allows us to keep the mix analog from start to finish without sacrificing modern features such as hands-on DAW control and connectivity.”
As well as tracking, Fuzz also offers mixing and mastering services and describes the business as a one-stop shop for musicians, media companies and voice-over artists. Clients have come from many different countries and genres and include Slobheads, Young Romance, Archie Bronson Outfit, Ariel Pink, Atlas Sound/Deerhunter, Hard Fi producer Wolsey White, Serafina Steer and Younghusband.
“I’ve always been interested in capturing the true essence and vibe of a band and I do feel live recording to 24-track analog tape enables you to do that better. But obviously, as a commercial business, we cater for all types of projects and are equally at home with digital, which we record using our *IZ ADA system.”
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