Studio 55 Marin

1455 East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael, California

Recording Studio & Performance Hall, with Music School


A Wonderful Way to Make Your Live Video

All shows at Studio 55 Marin are recorded on our JoeCo recorder. This wonderful machine records every mixing board input on a separate track onto a USB thumb drive. This includes all microphones and all direct inputs (DI's). After your show, you will be sent a copy of these tracks. You can then mix them to your taste, including adding any effects you want, and use the result as the audio track for your video. If you wish, you can just forget the video, and use the audio tracks to make live songs to post on your web site, or use them to make a live CD.

All shows are also videotaped in High Defintion with a Sony Handicam. We will send you a copy of your show in high-definition format at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Our camera is at a fixed position at the sound booth, and is set to show your whole band on the stage. Obviously this isn't very fancy. If you want to make a more sophisticated video that you can edit to show different angles, close-ups, etc., then you will have to hire a separate videographer, or bring someone with you with a seprate camcorder. You can then edit your video and our video together with an edited sound track to make a great live video.

What It Looks Like

Here are approximate diagrams of the space, with and without the piano, which is on a moveable stage extension.

With Piano Stored in Back Room

With Piano on Moveable Stage Extension

Sound Equipment

Below is a list of our equipment. (Of course we also have many mike stands, cords, etc. which aren't listed.)

Main Sound Equipment

  • Soundcraft GB4 32 console
  • JoeCo BBR1B Black Box Recorder
  • Klark Teknik SQ1D compressor/limiter
  • Lexicon MX200 Processor
  • Lexicon MX400XL Processor
  • 2 Renkus Heinz PN12 powered main speakers
  • 2 Renkus Heinz CF15S powered sub-woofers
  • Klark Teknik DN360 two channel EQ (for mains)
  • 5 Radian Apex-1200D stage monitor speakers
  • 2 QSC PLX2502 2-channel amplifiers (for stage monitors)
  • 2 Rane ME60s 2-channel graphic EQ (for stage monitors)
  • Tascam CD/IPod deck

Microphones and Direct Inputs (DI's)

  • 6 Shure SM58
  • 5 Shure SM57
  • 4 Shure SM81
  • 2 Shure Beta 87C
  • 1 Shure Beta 57A
  • 1 Electro-Voice Re320
  • 1 AKG D 112
  • 2 AKG C 535 EB
  • 2 Countryman ISOMAX 2
  • 3 Sennheiser e604
  • 1 Audio-Technica AT4033/CL
  • 2 LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI (direct box)
  • 4 Radial J48 DI (direct box)