Studio

The Studio

A good studio is key to making a good recording. The reason why is simple: a good work space creates great inspiration, and great inspiration creates amazing results. Wayfare Recording Co. is derived from simplicity to the core; we want to make music simple. So when you see our studio, it’s zero clutter and all vibe. From our comfy futon to the hanging guitars on the wall, an amazingly massive computer with just two monitors and an interface surrounding the screen, hanging Christmas lights, and hanging United States flags. We’ve done something wonderful here.
 


 
“[I] had a blast recording at Wayfare. Jon has a great ear and creates a relaxing environment so you can take your time in recording your best work.” – Brian Young

Recording

Wayfare tries to keep recording as simple as possible. We go for quality recording with little hassle. This means we have the best microphones you could get with the least set up. The microphone we typically use for vocals is the AT2020. Why don’t we use a ribbon microphone and a condenser instead? That is because we want our recordings to be flexible. If you want it to be done in a different room for a different style of recording, all it takes is unplugging the microphone, moving it to a different room and plugging it back in with no worries. For everything else you need to record, we use the Shure SM57. This microphone is powerful and well respected in the industry. There are stories of this microphone being the only thing used to record artists like Bob Dylan for whole albums. If they can do it, we can do it.

INTERFACE

Focusrite Saffire PRO 26 – 18×8 FireWire-to-Thunderbolt Audio Interface with Four Preamps, Phantom Power, 8-ch ADAT Input, 2-ch S/PDIF Input, and Onboard DSP Mixing/Routing

MICROPHONE OF CHOICE

Audio-Technica AT2020 – Medium-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone. Simple and clear.

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Mixing & Mastering

For our recording, mixing and mastering sessions, we want to give you options and we want those to be the best. Our music production will typically be done out of Logic Pro X. We offer this because we believe Logic Pro X is the best for getting unique and quality sounds with unlimited possibilities. Built-in pedals, every type of amp you could think of and the ability to construct your own drummer, it’s all right there, in-the-box. For our mixing and mastering sessions, we do it all in Pro Tools 12. This is the industry standard in making all of the magic happen. Quality plug-ins and fast turn over time is always desired from anyone who wants their work done right, and it is right here.

DAW

Pro Tools 12

Recording, Mixing, and Mastering

Logic Pro X

Music Production

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Monitoring

Transparency is what you want in monitors. You want to be able to make sure you’re boosting the right frequencies and cutting the stuff that you hear and make you cringe. Thankfully, we have the speakers that do just that. KRK speakers are seen around the world in almost every studio for any and most applications in the music industry. In our studio, we use them for everything.

REFERENCE MONITORS

KRK Rokit 6

6” Bi-amplified Nearfield Studio Monitor with Kevlar/Aramid Woofer, Soft-dome Tweeter, and High- and Low-frequency Controls

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Computer

Audio engineering is a daunting task and you need a lot of power to keep your work flow alive. Believe us when we say we have the power to do just that. Our iMac has the most power you could possibly get in a desktop. Check our specs out and tell us it isn’t amazing. It has the most RAM you could ask for, the biggest screen you could ask for and it has the state-of-the-art fusion drive. This is to make sure our work flow is steady and consistent with both SSD and a hard drive making sure the work we need is upfront and the things we don’t need are stored away.

IMAC (RETINA 5K, 27-INCH LATE 2014)

  • Processor 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5
  • Memory 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
  • Start Up Disk Macintosh HD
  • Graphics AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2048 MB