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Central 8 studios

 

Welcome to Central 8 Studios

 

Central 8 Studios is the home of quality recording and production in the greater Akron area.

Our highly trained engineers come from experienced backgrounds and have the knowledge and drive to deliver the product you are after. No matter the genre of music or the scale of the project, Central 8 Studios has the capacity to help you achieve the sound you envisioned.

We believe comfort and creativity go hand in hand, therefore, we have created a stylish and comfortable environment that is conducive to creativity.

 

 
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SERVICES

Professional Recording

With an extremely well rounded gear and microphone selection, we can handle any style of music or commercial audio that you can bring to us.

LIVE SESSION RECORDING

If you’re in a band and want to track everyone live, no problem! We have the space to make that happen for you.

EDITING

ProTools was not designed to make a bad artist sound good, but to help achieve a great recording as quickly as possible. We have the ability to line up drums that might fall slightly off tempo or tune up the vocals that might have fallen flat.

Mixing

Got something you tracked at home? Or anywhere other than Central 8? Need to get it polished up to today's standards or to spice it up with some effect work? Central 8 is here to help you! Give us a call and we can discuss set rates to mix your project when you’re not in studio, or during your session.

Mastering

Our large selection of plug-ins and outboard gear, combined with experienced engineers, we can truly polish up the mixes that you have.

Production Consulting

Set an appointment for a free consultation. We will lay out the process of how to complete your project. And then we will help you manage the process, so you get the most out of your time. Got budget concerns? Time constraints? Let's set up a recording budget for your project so we can help manage your studio time better.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Central 8 Studios is also home to Central 8 Films, a wide range video production team specializing in music videos. 

commercials

on-site recordings

JINGLES

distribution consulting



RATES

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equipment

 

Front Room

ESSENTIALS

Mac Pro 2x 2.66GHz 12 GB ram

Pro Tools 10 HD|Native

Digidesign 192 x 2 (for a total of 24 in/out)

MONITORING

Avantone Cubes

ATH-M40x Headphones x4

Beyerdynamic DT 770 pro headphones x2

Focal Twin 6's

Furman RP 8d HeadPhone system

PRE-AMPS

API 512c x2

Avalon 737 Channel

Avalon U5

BAE 1073mp Dual Channel

Focusrite ISA 428

MTA Trident Series 80

Neve 1073LB

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 511

UA 610

UA 610 mk.2

Vintech 473

EQ's

API 550 A EQ x 2 

Manley Pultec Stereo EQ

COMPRESSORS

DBX 160A Compressor x2

Empirical Labs Distressor x2

UA 1176 – 2

Urei La-4 x 2 (upgraded ic's and op amps)

SPL Dual Channel Auto Dynamic De-esser

Effects

Yamaha SPX 90

Tech 21 - SansAmp (rackunit) 

Back Room

ESSENTIALS

Mac Pro 2x 2.26GHz 32 GB ram

Pro Tools 10 HD|Native

Avid 16x16 IO

MONITORING

Adam S3X-V's

JBL 12” Sub

Yamaha NS 10’s

PRE-AMPS

Neve 1073LB

Fractal Audio Axe FX II 

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 517

EQ's

Rupert Neve Designs 551 EQ

COMPRESSORS

Empirical Labs Distressor

UA 1176

Microphones

AKG C414 x 2

AKG D 112

AKG FDK SC 1

AKG Perception 200

AT 4047/SV

AT 4050 Stereo

Audix i5 x 2

Blue Baby Bottle x2

EV N/D868

Manley Reference

Neuman TLM 103 x 2

Neuman KM 184 x 2

Royer 121 Matched Pair

Sennheiser MD II 421 x 2

Sennheiser e602

Sennheiser 609

Shure SM57 x5

Shure SM7B

Shure Beta 57A

Shure Beta 52A

Telefunken AK 47 (modded to Mark II)

GUITARS

Gibson Flying V

Fender Jazzmaster

Ibanez Jetking

LTD Viper

Ibanez S770PB

Ibanez RGD2127Z Prestige 7 string

Custom Carvin DC 800 8 String

Strictly 7 Solar 8

Custom Strandberg Boden 8

Mayones Regius 7

Fender Percision bass

Ibanez SR505 bass

Peavy T 40 Bass

LTD B 206SM

Keyboards

Yamaha Upright

Moog Voyager

Kurzwiel K2600

Fender Rhodes Mark 1

Amps

EVH 5150 III Head

Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx II

Laney TT50H Head

Orange Dual Terror Head

Peavy 5150 Head

Vox AC 30

Cabs

B-52 4x12 Cab

Peavy "Metal Grille" 4x12 Cab

Peavy "Joe Satriani Signature" Cab

Marshall 1964A Cab

Mesa 4x12 Cab (vintage 30's)

 

Misc

Radial Stereo DI Box

Radial JCR Studio ReAmper

Axiom 25 Midi Keyboard

Novation Impulse 49 Midi Keyboard

Maschine 2

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contact

1100 Grant Street

Akron, OH 44301

(330) 258-9030

central8studios@me.com

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