Garry Boyle

Garry's 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 6.1 (3.7GHz 4 Core Xeon E5 with 32GB RAM)

Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.6 HDX & Native

HOFA DDP Mastering Software

Digidesign 192i/o Interface (x2)

Pro Tools HDX Pcie in Sonnett Thunderbolt Chassis

Extensive AAX Plug-in collection:

Waves, Plug-in Alliance (BX), Sound Toys, FabFilter, Antares Autotune, Melodyne 7, SSL, PSP, Lexicon PCM Reverbs, Slate Digital and Universal Audio UAD 2 DSP (Quad and Octo Cards).


PMC twotwo.6 Active Monitors with PMC twotwo Sub1

Dangerous DBox Monitor Controller and Analog Summing Mixer

Euphonics MC Controller

Pure Mono Radio Reference

Outboard Mic Amps

Neve 1073dpa (2ch)

Undertone Audio UTA MPDI-4 Pre (4ch)

Focusrite ISA 828 (8ch)

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

RME Octamic II (8ch)

Outboard EQ

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

API 5500 Stereo 4-band Eq (2ch)

API 560 10-band (x2)

API 550b 4-band (x2)

Trident 80b-500 Eq (x2)

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

Outboard Dynamics

Retro Instruments 176 Vari Mu Compressor

Empirical Labs Distressor EL8 (x2)

Purple Audio Mc77 (1176)

SSL E Series Dynamics (Original) (x2)

DBX 160a Compressors (x2)

Di Boxes and Re-Amping

Avalon u5 Di Box

Palmer & Radial Di Boxes (x6ch)

Orchid Active Di Boxes (x2)

Assorted other Di Boxes (x2)

Radial Re Amp Boxes (x2)

Line2amp Reamp Boxes (x1)

Outboard Effects

Thermionic Culture Vulture Distortion (Mk1 Vintage)

Roland Re201 Space Echo (1970s)

Accessit Stereo Spring Reverb

Condenser & Tube Microphones

BeesNees Tribute 1 Tube (u47)

Gefell M300 (Matched) (x2)

Neumann TLM 107 (x2)

Lawson L47 fet

AKG c414 XLS (x2)

AKG c451EB with CK1 (Vintage) (x2)

AKG 300b with CK91 Capsule (x3)

Neumann Km184 (Matched) (x2)

Neumann Km84i (Vintage 1974)

Line Audio CM3 (Matched) (x2)

AKG Perception 150

Dynamic & Ribbon Microphones

Cascade Fathead Ribbon (x2)

Shure Sm7b

Shure Sm57 (x5)

Shure Sm58 (x5)

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 giving musicians independent control of their own headphone mixes.

Headphones: Beyer DT770 (x6) and DT100 (x6).

Instruments & Backline

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

DW Collectors Series Drum Kit

Birch shells (20x22”, 16x16”, 12x12”)

DW Maple Snare 13x5”

Ludwig 400 Supraphonic 14x5" (1976) Snare

Pearl Chad Smith 14x5” Steel Snare

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

Zildjian Avedis 13" Quick Beat Hi Hats

Zildjian Avedis 16" Medium Thin Crash

Zildjian K Dark Custom 19" Crash

Zildjian K Dark 16" Crash

Sabian AA 20" Rock Ride

Fender Telecaster Custom

Fender Jazz Bass Custom (with P Bass Neck)

Musicman StingRay Bass (4 string)

Tanglewood Parlour Luthier Acoustic Guitar

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

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

Fender Blues Junior Combo

2x Grossman 12" ISO Cabs (Sealed guitar cabs)

Option of GT12 Speaker or 12" Greenback Speaker (8 or 16 ohm)

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.

Piano tuning is recommended and at the discretion of the client and is charged at cost (approx £65)

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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