Orbital extends studio complex
Investing in new facilities is central to Orbital's philosophy, as MD Chris Headlam explains, "We originally created our studio complex with the aim of providing a fully equipped working environment for creating sound effects, click track and voiceovers, and it has been hugely popular since it opened. The new programming suite is a natural extension of this, designed as a welcoming and comfortable space, with the added bonus that it is furnished with some of our latest mixing consoles to give users a chance to try them out at their leisure. It's all about providing an enhanced service that supports the creative process - something that we all appreciate in this demanding business."
Located in Orbital's basement, the Studio Complex includes a large sound-proofed vocal area, the new programming suite, plus access to lounge and kitchen areas. The studio itself features a comprehensive Pro Tools system with a Digidesign Control 24 surface feeding a Genelec-based surround monitoring system. The choice of outboard electronics is immense, culled from Orbital's extensive warehouse-based rental stock, with standard fixtures including Avalon channel strips, Lexicon reverbs, Neumann microphones, and TL Audio valve preamps. Other multi-track options on hand include CSC, Nuendo and Qlab software solutions, as well as a Revox B77 reel-to-reel tape machine as a reminder of the past. The Studio Complex is fully supported by Orbital's in-house technical support and sound design team, and users have full access to Orbital's vast online sound effects library.