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clip6 8th June 2007 11:58 PM

Mick Glossop-Studio Design
Mick Glossop- How's the new studio design going with Andy Munro? Will you be getting an Icon based controller instead of your Pro Controls?


mickglossop 14th June 2007 11:41 PM

Hi - the studio's done, thnaks, and I'm very pleased with it. Andy's team has done a great job, both in the sound proofing, which is excellent, and in the acoustic design.

No, I won't be upgrading to an Icon. Digidesign controllers and powerful, but still not sufficiently slick and quick to operate as I would like, so I'll stick with Pro Control for the time being. It's so much better than a mouse.

clip6 15th June 2007 12:08 AM

Any chance of photos of the studio now that's it's done. What's your web site address?
Also is Townhouse still closeing?

RecordProd 17th June 2007 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by clip6 (Post 1327193)
Any chance of photos of the studio now that's it's done.

I hope that Mick doesn't mind me posting the pics of his new studio: top 7 pics.


mickglossop 19th June 2007 11:16 AM

Mike Banks has kindly posted a link to his collection of photos of the studio, and there are some more at my website:


The Townhouse is fully operational, and long may that continue.

clip6 19th June 2007 10:26 PM

MG the studio looks great.

MB awesome photos as usual.


blayz2002 21st June 2007 02:16 PM

Hi Mick,

I see you have the Liquid Mix there, how do you find the quality of the plugs?

Also you have a Tube Tracker..are you using that in the tracking or mixing stage?

mickglossop 23rd June 2007 05:50 PM

I'm quite impressed with Liquid Mix. The eq's are very usuable, although I haven't performed exhaustive tests on all the models yet. The mix 'n' match user-configs are very useful. Some of the compressors are a bit useless I feel, although some are good after a lot of tweaking. The 1176 emulation is nothing like the real thing, unlike the Bomb Factory version, which although not an exact replica (what is?) is very usable. It's great having hardware control in LM, and the v2 software has sorted out some of the bugs in v1. Aside for criticism of the individual ermulations, it's incredible value for the DSP.

I got the TLA Tubetracker essentially as a front end for recording, but it's good to have the tube preamps to use as plugins in the mix. The tube sound is great, the eq basic, but very usable, and I also wanted to have some kind of analogue mixer for sub-mixing mics and effects, especially for electric guitar recording. I'm a strong beleiver in getting the sound right as you record and then printing it. I don't subscribe to the "keep your options open" principle, although I do always record a clean e/gtr direct signal (just in case!).