My Studio, Slate Room Studio is located in the quiet village of Pencaitland, just 20 minutes to the East of Edinburgh. The studio was designed from the ground up to facilitate a modern recording experience with traditional engineering values.


The facility is, at heart, a high end recording and mixing studio with a comfortable, spacious day-lit control room, separate isolation booth and a large Slate-floored live room equipped with a vast collection of modern and vintage microphones, outboard and instruments.


At Slate Room Studio, we believe that the experience is every part as important to the final recording as the equipment and rooms we have, so every effort is made to make sure your time with us is creative, efficient and productive.

Multitrack Recorder


Apple MacPro 2x2.8ghz QUAD (8core)


Pro Tools 10HD

Apple Logic 10


HOFA DDP Mastering Software


Digidesign 192i/o Interface

Digidesign 96i/o Interface

Pro Tools HD2 (1core & 1 accel card)

System total 32 inputs / 40 outputs




PMC twotwo.6 Active Monitors with PMC twotwo Sub1

Dangerous DBox Monitor Controller and Analog Summing Mixer

Euphonics MC Controller

Pure Mono Radio Reference



Extensive Plug-in collection including:


Waves Gold, Masters and CLA Compressor Bundles.

Antares Autotune 7, Melodyne, SSL Duende, PSP Vintage Warmer, Sound Toys FX etc…

Universal Audio UAD 2 DSP (Fairchild, Pultec, EMT, La2a, 33609, Re201 and 1176 Bundle)

Slate VTM, Slate FX-G and Slate Trigger.


Outboard Mic Amps


Neve 1073dpa (2ch)

Vintech 273 with EQ (2ch)

Focusrite ISA 828 (8ch)

SSL FJ4000e 1980s Original E-Series Channels (x2)

Cranesong Flamingo (2ch)

RME Octamic II (8ch)


Outboard EQ


Neve 8803 Stereo Eq (2ch with total recall software)

Vintech 273 Eq (2ch)

API 560 10-band (x1)

API 550b 4-band (x1)

SSL E Series Black Knob EQs (Original) (x2)

Lindell PEX 500 EQ (x2)

DBX 905 EQ (x2


Outboard Dynamics


Retro Instruments 176 Vari Mu Compressor

API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor

Empirical Labs Distressor EL8 (x2)

Purple Audio Mc77 (1176)

SSL E Series Dynamics (Original) (x2)

DBX 903 Compressors (x5)

DBX 902 De-Esser (x1)

Valley People Dyna-Mite (x1)



Di Boxes and Re-Amping


Avalon u5 Di Box

EMO, Palmer & Radial Di Boxes (x6)

Assorted other Di Boxes (x2)

Radial Re Amp Boxes (x2)

Line2amp Reamp Boxes (x2)



Outboard Effects


Thermionic Culture Vulture Distortion (Mk1 Vintage)

Roland Re201 Space Echo (1970s)

Lexicon 300 (1980s)

TC Electronics D2 Stereo Delay

Accessit Stereo Spring Reverb



Condenser & Tube Microphones


BeesNees Tribute 1 Tube (u47)

Gefell M300 (Matched Pair) (x2)

Lawson L47 fet

Neumann TLM 107 Multipattern

AKG c414 XLS (x2)

AKG c451EB with CK1 (Vintage) (x2)

Neumann Km184 (Matched Pair) (x2)

Neumann Km84i (Vintage 1974)

Avantone Ck42 Stereo Mic

12-Gauge Omni (x2)

AKG Perception 150



Dynamic & Ribbon Microphones


Cascade Fathead Ribbon (x2)

Knox Active Ribbon

Shure Sm7b

Shure Sm57 (x3)

Shure Sm58 (x2)

AKG D112

Sennheisser e906

Audix D6

Audix i5

Audix D4

Audix D2 (x2)

Yamaha Ns10 Sub Kick

Placid Audio ‘Copperphone’



Headphone System


Custom DACS Personal 8 channel Mix System with 4 mixers.

Musicians have independent control of their own headphone mix.


Beyer DT700 (x5) and DT100 (x6) headphones.



Instruments & Backline


Wendl & Lung / Feurich Universal 122 Upright Piano in excellently maintained condition.


DW Collectors Series Drum Kit


Birch shells (20x22”, 16x16”, 12x12”) with DW Maple Snare 13x5”

Ludwig 400 Supraphonic 14x5" (1976) Snare

Pearl Chad Smith 14x5” Steel Snare


Full Pearl Hardware Pack with 4 cymbal stands, Hit Hat Stand, 2x Snare Stands and Iron Cobra Kick Pedal


Zildjian Avedis 13" Quick Beat Hi Hats

Zildjian Avedis 16" Medium Thin Crash


Fender Telecaster Custom

Fender Jazz Bass Custom (with a P Bass Neck)

Musicman StingRay Bass (4 string)

Tanglewood Parlour Luthier Acoustic Guitar


Assorted FX Pedal Collection (DS-2, DDL-3, OC-2, Big Muff, ODB-3, SYB-3, Holy Grail etc...)


Vox Ac30 C2 (Black Comet Limited Edition) 2x12”

Grossman 12" ISO Cab - Loaded with GT12 Speaker Cone.

Orange PPC212 Closed Back Cab

Ampeg PF-500 Bass Amp with TC Electronics BC 2x12” Bass Cab


Please Note: some instruments and amplifiers are only available at request in advance of your session. No additional hire charge is incurred for the use of any studio instruments or amps.


Whilst every effort is made to keep this document up to date at all times, Slate Room Studio have the right to alter, remove or add to this list without prior notice.




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