STRAWBERRY SKYS South Carolina's premiere pro recording studio located in downtown Columbia, offering the latest state of the art high definition recording with PRO TOOLS and iZ RADAR Nyquist, along with the vintage style of classic 2" analog and top of the line analog processing equipment. Strawberry Skys features a large acoustically designed studio area with two large isolation booths and control room centered by an 80 input Otari Elite automated console.
We specialize in all forms of music styles and production from modern to classical, rock, gospel, hi-hop, R&B, pop, you name it we've done it. We also specialize in professional business services such as voice over recording, audio books, format transfers, and sonic restoration.
Give us a call today and lets get started on your new project!
STRAWBERRY SKYS began 30 years ago as an 8-track studio and has since grown to be South Carolina's largest professional recording facility
Our control room is spacious (425 square feet) and can seat 7 people comfortably with plenty of room for complex MIDI setups. The studio is a large (1100 square feet) acoustically controlled space with 2 isolation rooms. It can accommodate sessions ranging from the solo artist up to a 50 voice choir.
With a dynamic blend of state-of-the-art people and equipment, STRAWBERRY SKYS provides a multitude of services to assist you in achieving the highest level of artistic and technical excellence.
Contact us: Phone 803-794-9300
1706 Platt Springs Rd. West Columbia, SC 29169
17’ x 22’ with Video and MIDI Interfaces
Cables & Linkage: MONSTER, MOGAMI and TRIPP-LITE
29’ x 36’ with two LARGE Isolation Rooms
THX Quiet Rock shell with floating hardwood floors.
Custom diffusion walls and bass traps.
OTARI CONCEPT ONE
80 input - 24 buss Automated Console w/ Moving Faders
PRO TOOLS 2020
MCI/SONY JH-24 24-Track 2" Analog Recorder
iZ RADAR Studio (Nyquist) 24-bit/96Khz, 24-Track Digital Recorder
APOLLO 16MKII 16 Channel Interface
RME RayDat Soundcard
FOCUSRITE Scarlett 6i6 Interface
MCI JH-110C with 1/2" & 1/4" Heads @ 30,15 or 7.5 ips
OTARI MX-5050 1/4" Heads @ 15 or 7.5 ips
SONY PCM-R500 (DAT) Digital Audio Tape Recorder
MF DIGITAL Scribe 9604 4 bay duplicator with Pico Jet Printer
DENON Professional Cassette Deck
We have the latest computer technology available. Various plugins from the
likes of Waves, Universal Audio, DMG, SoundToys, Fabfilter, iZotope, Celemony,
Slate Digital, and others.
API 3124+ 4-Channel Mic Pre-amps (2)
DAKING Mic Pre/EQ
SEVENTH CIRCLE AUDIO N72 Pre-amps (4)
UNIVERSAL AUDIO 7-10D 4-Channel Mic Pre-amp
UNIVERSAL AUDIO 2-610 2-Channel Tube Mic Pre-amp
DACS 2-Channel Mic Pre-amp
FOCUSRITE "RED 6" Mic Pre-amp & Equalizer
STUDIO TECHNOLOGIES Mic-PreEminence 2-Channel Mic Pre-amps (3)
APHEX Type C Stereo Aural Exciter
APHEX 6122-Channel Expander/Gates (2)
UREI 1176 Compressor/Limiter
MANLEY Stereo "Variable Mu" TUBE Limiter/Compressor
WAVES Maxx BCL
EMPIRICAL LABS "DISTRESSOR" Compressor/Limiters (3)
ANTHONY DEMARIO LABS TUBE Compressor/Limiter 1000
APHEX Expressor Compressors (2)
DBX 160XT Compressor/Limiters
NIGHTPRO Hi-Definition EQ
DBX 242 Parametric EQ (2)
RANE PE-15 Parametric EQ's (2)
DRAWMER MX-50 Stereo De-Esser
RADIAL JD-4 4-Channel Passive Direct Box
LITTLE LABS In Between Phase BoxZOD Bass DI
AVID Eleven Rack
ROLAND JV 1080 Sound Module w/ Orchestra Expansion
ECHO, REVERB & DELAY:
AKG ADR68K Digital Effects Processor
with 32 Seconds of 16 Bit Sampling
LEXICON PCM 91 Digital Reverb
KORG Rumour Reverb
EVENTIDE H-3500DFX Dynamic Ultra Harmonizer
ROLAND SRV-330 3-Dimensional Digital Reverb
ROLAND SDE-330 Space Delay
YAMAHA PRO R3
DELTA LAB 2048 Digital Delay
AKG C414 (3)
NOHYPE Ribbon LRM-2b (2 - matched pair)
MXL Revelation Variable Pattern Tube Microphone (2)
EV RE16 (2)
SENNHEISER 421 (4)
SHURE SM57 (3)
SHURE SM7 (3)
AUDIO TECHNICA ATM-25 (4)
AUDIO TECHNICA 4051 (2)
AUDIO TECHNICA 4031 (2 - matched pair)
AUDIO TECHNICA 4047 (2)
BEYER DYNAMIC M201 ("The OTHER snare mic")
AVANTONE CK-40 stereo microphone
TANNOY 215 DMT-II
YAMAHA Stage Custom Drum Kit (Birch) -
22” x 15” Bass Drum,
14” x 5” Snare Drum
10” x 9” Rack Tom
12” x 11” Rack Tom
14” x 12” Floor Tom
16” x 13” Floor T
ZILDJIAN Cymbals -
14” ‘A’ Quick Beat Hi-Hats
16” ‘A’ Paperthin Crash
18” ‘A’ Rock Crash
20” ‘A’ Medium Ride
Auxiliary Snare Drum -
THOMAS STAVE DRUMS (TSD) custom 14” x 6” (black walnut)
YAMAHA Motif 88 Key Weighted Keyboard
FENDER Jazz Bass
FENDER Bassman Amp w/ AMPEG 410 Cabinet
PEAVEY Classic 20 Guitar Amp
Come spend a day in the Skys and experience tracking your new song in our state of the art live tracking room acoustically designed by Technical Audio Services. Our live room has a huge main live area with 2 large isolation booths for optimal control of your recording environment. We also feature a very spacious control room fully designed to maximize your listening enviorment insuring you get the best results from your tracking and mixing. Our control room is centered by an Otari Elite 80 input analog console and features tons of outboard processing options and a selection of high end microphone pre-amps. Whether it’s the classic sound of 2-inch analog or the flexibility of PRO TOOLS and RADAR-24 hard disk recording, Strawberry Skys has the unique blend of state-of-the-art equipment and experienced engineers you'll need to make great recordings.
Studio time can be purchased by the hour, by the day, or by the week.
Contact us today for your free studio tour and consultation.
Discount packages available.
We also offer graphic design services for album artwork layout, logo design, photo editing and clean up, as well as video editing services utilizing the full suite of products for Adobe creative Cloud including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premeire.
Looking for advice on the music business? Whether you are just starting out or a veteran artist we offer consultation services to help you moving forward with your music. Get a different perspective and professional analysis of your songs or recordings, or get advice on how to promote and market your music in the ever changing landscape of todays music industry. With over 30 years of experience and knowledge on the music industry we are here to answer any questions you might have and offer advice to help you succeed with your music career. Give us a call today to set up a meeting.