Music Studio Profile

Colin (C.P.) Bryan’s Recording Studio Setup:
I have been recording music since my teenage years. Back then, my “studio” consisted of an old 2-track reel-to-reel tape recorder, a cassette recorder, and a lot of cheap instruments (such as guitars with missing strings and battered drum kits with horribly damaged cymbals).
I used to create effects like echo, flange, chorus and reverberation by looping, overdubbing and experimenting with the placement of a barrage of cheap microphones and speakers. At present, the capabilities of affordable music production technology would blow the minds of recording engineers of the 80’s and early 90’s, and my own fascination with this technology has led me to accumulate an array of devices and software tools that I would never have dreamed of a few decades ago… But now I believe that sometimes the simplest recording setups deliver the best results. Still, I know that many potential collaborators will be interested to know the list of equipment available in my studio, so here it is:

  • Pro Tools multitrack recording software suite
  • Sonic Foundry (Sony) Sound Forge (sound editing) and Vegas Video (video editing)
  • DIGIDESIGN Sample Cell system and extensive sample instrument library
  • IKMultimedia TRackS (mastering software)
  • Cakewalk Sonar and Steinberg Cubase music sequencing (composing) software
  • Emu Proteus Sampler (with extensive sampled instrument library)