On our latest trip up to Scotland, we paid a visit to Post Electric Studio, a newly managed set up in Edinburgh. We meet Rod Jones and Kris Pohl, who take us around their great studio and mix room.
Post Electric is studio is situated in the centre of a lively and creative neighbourhood with a variety of coffee shops, restaurants and bars on the doorstep. Inside features a brilliant array of vintage outboard gear, centred around a modern SSL Duality desk. The desk is set up for the beautiful 24-track Studer tape machine sitting in the corner of their control room, as well as the standard Pro Tools rig. We were delighted to have a look around.
Aside from their impressive array of equipment which would make any gear head dribble, the studio is emerging as an important music hub in Scotland, offering tuition and advice for young musicians and producers.
Rod and Kris have a hands on attitude to their studio. Their ethos is all about recording correctly and recording well, and their approach is to think as if you are recording to take, keeping the mouse and the DAW at arm’s length, to put more emphasis on the performances and rehearsals. They also write a blog which is worth a read - www.postelectricstudio.com/blog