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Retrosonic Pro Audio Recording Studio

Retrosonic Pro Audio recording studio facility in Kultuurikatel, Tallinn welcomes you to record with us!


Renting fees: €40/h or €300/day. Minimum rental period is 4h. Prices do not include 20% VAT or remuneration for the studio technician. Our in house studio technician hire is 35€/h. Our studio tehcnician provides recording and studio assistance services.

  • For an additional fee: session musicians and technicians
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NB! The studio can be hired only with our in house studio engineer, at least in most cases due to the relative complexity of the studio setup, equipment and connections logic.


STUDIO A (live room)

A 50 m2 recording room with good acoustics and a separate vocal booth.

– Drums

Ludwig Accent Custom 22/10/12/14 inch
Cymbals Stagg Hand Made, Meinl

– Guitar amplifiers

Ampeg GVT 52-112 Guitar Combo
Ampeg V4 / VT22 Head Vintage 100W Guitar Amp Head from 70´s
Bugera 4112-BK Cabinet 4×12″ Guitar Cab Stereo/mono
2 x Fender Pro Reverb Vintage guitar combo from 70´s
Gibson Gibsonette GA-8 Vintage Guitar Combo Amp
Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus combo 2×12″ The “king of clean” amps with the epic chorus circuit

– Bass amplifiers

Ampeg BA115HP bassivõimendi Bass Combo
Ampeg BA300-115 Bass Combo

– Keyboards

Casio CZ-101 Analog MIni Synth
Fender Rhodes Mk1 73 Suitcase 1972 80W stereo amp & speakers with cabinet
Yamaha CP80 1980 electric grand piano
Moog Voyager Analog mono synth
Roland Juno 60 analog synth
Hohner Clavinet D6 vintage mechanical keyboard
Siel Cruise Analog Synth from Italy

– Microphones

1 x AEA R88 Stereo Stereo Ribbon Mic
2 x AKG D12 Vintage large dynamic mic
2 x AKG D1000C Vintage dynamic microphone
2 x AKG D3600 Dynamic Microphone
1 x AKG C-414B-XLII Stereo pair Large capsule Stereo Pair
1 x AKG C451B/ST Stereo pair Small capsule carioid condeser
2 x AKG C451E / CK5 Small capsule hypercardioid condenser
1 x Beyerdynamic M88N Dynamic Vocal mic
4 x Beyerdynamic M201TG Dynamic mic
1 x Beyerdynamic M260 Hypercardioid Ribbon Mic
1 x Beyerdynamic M500 Classic Edition Hypercardioid Ribbon Mic
1 x Beyerdynamic M99TG Large capsule dynamic bassdrum mic
1 x Beyerdynamic Soundstar X-1 Large capsule dynamic mic
1 x Beyerdynamic MC 833N MS/XY/Mono Condenser Stereo Mic
1 x Beyerdynamic MC 740 Large capsule 4-pattern condenser mic
1 x Beyerdynamic TG-X40 Dynamic vocal mic
2 x Cloud JRS-34A Active Big Ribbon Mic
1 x DPA 4099 GTR Guitar Miniature Microphone
1 x Electro Voice RE15 Vintage dynamic cardioid
1 x Electro Voice RE11 Vintage Variable-D® dynamic supercardioid
1 x Electro Voice PL11 Vintage Variable-D® dynamic supercardioid
1 x Heil Sound The Fin Large capsule dynamic
1 x Manley Reference Cardioir Large Capsule tube
2 x Mojave MA-100 Small capsule condenser w. Omni & Cardioid capsules
2 x Neumann U87Ai Large capsule condenser
3 x Rode M1 Dynamic Vocal mic
1 x Sennheiser MD441 Dynamic mic 80´s
5 x Senneheiser MD441 Dynamic mic
2 x Shure SM57
2 x Shure SM57 AMI Tab Funkenwerk AMI T58 custom transformer
1 x Telefunken M80 Dynamic vocal mic

– DI-Boxes

1 x Ampeg SVT Vacuum Tube DI-box
2 x Radial J48 Active DI
1 x Radial Pro 48 Active DI
1 x Radial JDI Passive Jensen trafo DI
2 x Radial Pro Iso Stereo Line Isolator +4 > -10dB
2 x Radial Pro RMP Studio Reamper
2 x Radial X-AMP Dual Out Class A Active Reamp box
1 x Radial JCR John Cuniberti Original Studio Reamper
1 x Radial BigShot ABY True Bybass Amp Switcher 1 in 2 out
4 x Lundahl isolator transformer XLR in-out galvanic isolator transformers

– On demand

1 x Vanguard Audio V13 Cardioid Tube Microphone
1 x Vanguard Audio V44 Dual Membrance Stereo FET-Microphone
1 x Townsend Labs Sphere L22 Dual Membrance Modelling Microphone
1 x Royer R121 Ribbon Microphone
1 x Mojave Audio MA300 Multi-pattern large diaphragm, vacuum tube condenser
1 x Mojave Audio MA301 Multi-pattern large diaphragm, solid-state condenser
1 x Souyuz SU-013 Stereo Pair Small diaphragm condenser. Cardioid, hyper-cardioid & omni
1 x Souyuz SU-023 Bomblet Large diaphragm condenser , triple back plate capsule

– Headphone monitoring

6 x PM16 Personal Mixer
1 x Behringer Powerplay 16
5 x Beyerdynamic DT770 Headphone
1 x Beyerdynamic DT770M Headphone

– Studio room playback sound system

2 x d&b audiotechnik E3 Top
2 x d&b audiotechnik E12 Sub
4 x d&b audiotechnik E-PAC Amp
1 x Fender PA100 Retro PA-system

STUDIO B (sound control room)

A comfortable sound control room that is connected to most of the performance halls in Kultuurikatel including the Black Box, which allows you to use an internal optical network to design various media events.

Analog Mixing Console Side Car
Studer 089 12/2 Vintage 60s mixing console

– Outboard

1 x Neve 1073DPA 2-ch Mic Pre
2 x Neve 51 Series Channel Strip Mic pre, compressor, EQ, no phantom power
2 x Retrosonic Pro Audio R2XL301 Midas XL3 Mic Pre and EQ
1 x API 3124+ 4-ch Mic Pre
2 x MS Multimix summing mixer 8-ch Lundahl Mic- and Line preamps, stereo summing with 8 discrete EQs
1 x AKG BX20 Vintage Spring Reverb

– Universal Audio UAD-2 DSP Processing

UAD 9.11 Software – All UAD-2-plugins
UAD-2 Quad PCIe – DSP Accelerator For UAD-plugins

– Workstation & recording

Apple Mac Mini 2018 32Gb RAM
Avid ProTools HDX Processing Card
Avid ProTools MTRX with 8 analog inputs, 8 mic pres, 8 analog outputs
Lynx Aurora 16 routed to MTRX via AES/EBU
ProTools Ultimate DAW Software

– Monitoring

Genelec S360A active SAM monitors
Genelec 1022A active studio monitors
Crane Song Avocet stereo monitor controller

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