Culmination of a reflexion spawning several years regarding the most recent headways made in modern construction techniques, the brothers Grand’s new recording studio can be can be summarized in a few words: conviviality, modernism and superb acoustics.
Lots of space. Height of the ceiling is 6 meters (20 feet), radiant floors, situated on a private wooded lot near all amenities (grocery store, SAQ, spas, ski) and with adjoining living area in the main house. All this equals to the perfect place where many people can work at ease.
One of the most prominent features of the brothers Grand’s personal studio is the exceptionally warm and precise acoustics. Issued from german engineered technology, the walls of the studio are made of building blocks composed of a special wood fiber composite resulting in a very high recording definition and separation between instruments.
Acquired through the years, the recording arsenal is worthy of note. Some examples are the vintage custom-made preamps; API, Langevin, Northern Electric, RCA, Ward Beck; the iconic compressors made by Neve, UREI and Alan Smart and a range of superb microphones including two Telefunken U48 and a Korby Kat 5 system.
Lastly, all of this is recorded through world-class hi-definition Analog/Digital converters made by IZ in Vancouver, BC. (Recording software: Digital Performer 9)
The studio is operational since January 2014!