Podcast Space • Top-Line Studio
About this studio
MAPA is short for “Masters At Play”, created as a multi-functional studio built to house and unlock artists' creative writing, production, sound design, recording, mixing, podcasting and DJing whilst having fun and keeping good energy and vibes constantly flowing in a professional environment.
Founded by Michael Tello of the band, PillowTalk, a man who wears many hats in the music industry. From DJ, artist, producer, live performer, promoter, engineer and teacher, he has undoubtedly carved out a distinguished place for himself amongst his peers in today’s electronic dance music community.
Co-founder and A&R of Touch of Class Records and the new PillowTalk Music imprint, he also has an extensive discography under his belt including releases on: Life & Death, Visionquest, Crew Love, Wolf + Lamb, Kompakt, Jive, Culprit, Leftroom Limited, Om Records, Smoke N’ Mirrors and Roam Recordings, as well as remixes for Francesca Lombardo, Groove Armada, Kasper Bjork, DJ Tennis, HNQO, Laid Back, Soul Clap, W+L, Nick Monaco, Life On Planets, Lee Curits, Tone Of Arc, PillowTalk, Navid Izadi, Midnight Magic, Future Generations, Set Mo, B.Bravo and Lonely Boy, there is no doubt that Michael will continue doing what he loves and is most passionate about, music.
Home to an eclectic collective of artists and producers who are all experts at engineering, recording and mixing, MAPA Studios is a one stop candy shop. Ryan Doyle (Bio), Tate Masimore (Bio).
Designed with the novel engineer in mind, you can pull up any fader on our Midas Venice F32, arm a track in your DAW and start jamming and recording. Bring your own laptop and our in house engineers will set you up with a few drivers and boom you're ready to take the “Millenium Falcon” for a ride. For a more expert approach, hire one of our engineers to run your session on our vintage but up to date Apple G5 tower with a whomping 64 gigs of RAM, Logic X and Ableton Suite along with a plethora of great plugins, WAVES Platinum, Arturia V-Collection 7, Soundtoys, ………….. Just bring an external drive with your stems, samples and project folder and we'll get right to work for you.
Whether you're looking to create some fresh new beats with our vintage collection of Roland Drum Machines (909,707,505), Oberheim OBX, Arturia Drumbrute, sample some vinyl and drop into the Ableton Push 2 or nerd out on our top of the line Modular System, you won't find yourself short of ideas with our extensive array of vintage analog keyboards (KORG MS2000, POLYSIX, JUNO 106) or newer digital synthesizers, (KORG Mininova, Novation Ultranova, Waldorf, Arturia Minibrute), and collection of Roland Boutiques (TB-09, TB-03, SH-01A, D-05, JU-06), all perfectly synced with our ERM Multiclock system for all you dance music finatics. Just press play and watch the machines go to work for you. All Keyboards can be controlled by our top of the line KORG SV1 Tube Stage Piano with weighted keys for the professional pianist.
Need to record, vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, “We got you!”, the Neumann TLM103 is sure to deliver the quality you're looking for. Our 8’X8’ treated live room has two functions, recording audio and a full service DJ Booth for live streaming, recording mixes and podcasts. With a 4’X2’ double pane professional studio window which looks right into the mixing room, you won't ever lose the vibe when capturing the magic in our studio.