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Our Recording Studios

Record at Studio Bell

We invite you to record in one of the most unique recording studio environments in the world.

Studio Bell boasts three historic analog recording consoles, state-of-the-art acoustic design, and access to over 200 musical instruments spanning 450 years of music technology.

Choose from three control rooms, each built around a rare vintage recording console, including:

Three live rooms are also available and feature NMC's unique "Living Collection" of instruments—from studio classics like Minimoogs and Mellotrons, to sought-after pieces such as a Hammond Novachord, a four-hundred-year old harpsichord, and the first and largest multitimbral polyphonic analog synthesizer in existence: TONTO.

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre is much more than a museum. We provide artists with access to one of the greatest collections of instruments and music technology in the world to inspire and make new music—to use history to make history.

The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio

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Control Room B

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Control Room A

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Live Rooms

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Microphone & Accessory List

Tube Condenser

Large Diaphragm:

  • Neumann U47 (Klaus Heyne Modded, previously owned by Neil Young)
  • Neumann U67
  • Neumann CMV-3 (M7 Capsule) Last version with Telefunken AC701 tube
  • Neumann CMV563 (M7, M8 Capsule) x2 (M55k Capsule)
  • Korby Empryean 251
  • Korby KAT4 (U47, C12, 251, U67 swappable capsules) x2

Small Diaphragm:

  • Altec 175a (M-29B) x2
  • Scheops (BEAG) 221b x2
  • Lomo 19a14

Ribbon

  • AEA 44c
  • RCA 44-BX
  • RCA KB-2C x2
  • Oktava ML-15
  • Oktava ML-16
  • Oktava ML-19

Condenser

Large Diaphragm:

  • Neumann U47 Fet
  • Neumann U87
  • Neumann U87ai
  • Neumann TLM-170
  • Aston Spirit x4
  • Aston Stealth x2

Small Diaphragm:

  • Neumann Km-88i x2
  • Neumann Km-184 x2
  • Audio Technica ATM10a
  • Audio Technica Pro37 x2
  • Aston Starlight x2
  • Shure SM81 x2
  • AKG C1000 x2
  • Audio Technica AT 815a Shotgun x2

Dynamic

  • Sennheiser MD-421 x2
  • Sennheiser MD-441 x2
  • Sennheiser MD735
  • Sennheiser MD504
  • Sennheiser e835
  • Shure SM7b x2
  • Shure SM57 x8
  • Shure SM58 x8
  • Shure Beta 57
  • Shure Beta 87
  • Shure SM61
  • AKG D200E
  • AKG D112
  • Turner U9s
  • RCA BK-1A

Other

  • Realistic PZM with Phantom Power Mod x2
  • Barcus Berry contact mic x2
  • PAIA 9506 MS Microphone

Accessories

  • Rolling Stones Mobile mono passive DI x6
  • Radial PRO DI passive DI x2
  • Radial J48 mono active DI
  • Art dBDB Dual Passive DI
  • Radial JDI stereo passive DI x2
  • Radial JPC stereo PC active DI
  • Whirlwind IMP2 DI
  • Rolling Stones Mobile 1 into 3 Transformer Balanced Passive Mic Splitter x4
  • Radial Engineering Active Reamp box x2
  • Radial Engineering SGI x2
  • Radial Engineering X-Amp Active Studio Reamper x4
  • CL-2 Cloudlifter Mic Activator x2
  • PYLE PHE400 Mini Hum Eliminator x2
  • Avoim A-16II Personal Headphone Mixer x8
  • Samson Q5, 6 channel headphone amp x3
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro Headphones x7
  • Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Headphones
  • Direct Sound EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones
  • Vic Firth Isolation Headphones