Outer Limit Recording Studio
1313 Walden Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14211
716-886-0554

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services & rates

  • Recording, Mastering & Mixing
  • Rates & Pricing
  • Duplication
  • Commercial Work

Service Overview

Outer limit has assembled an array of equipment that is extremely versatile, allowing Ken to utilize it to excel at anything from rock to hip-hop to classical. Ken's very carefully chosen selection of mics, compressors and preamps gives any client the potential for a world-class sound, and the rock-solid single channel of a Neumann, AKG or Blue mic straight into an Avalon or Universal Audio pre leaves nothing to be desired.  The rooms at Outer Limit are acoustically treated and tuned  to give Ken the most flexibility when the time comes to mix.  Ken has spent many years perfecting his mastering skills in ways that no magic box or preset program can touch.  Every song is different... how can one program, preset, or setting possibly do every song justice?

In summary, Outer Limit's combination of gear, atmosphere and knowledge leaves virtually no chance of you leaving the studio without a project that exceeds your expectations.

 

Equipment List:

DAW

Digital Audio Workstation

  • AMD 8-core 4.0 GHz Processor
  • 16 Gigs RAM
  • Over 23 Terabytes data space
  • 52x CD burner, 24x DVD Burner
  • 32 Channel light pipe in-out RME 9652 HDSP Soundcard
Software

Primary Recording and Mixing Software:

  • Samplitude ProX2
  • Digidesign Pro Tools 10

Beat Creation Software:

  • Maschine (with Maschine Controller)
  • Reason 8.1

Other Recording and Creation Software:

  • Reason Record
  • Reason ReCycle

VST Instruments:

  • Native Instruments Pro 52
  • Native Instruments B4
  • Steinberg Halion
  • Reaktor 3.0
  • many more...

Plug-Ins:

  • Waves Renaissance Gold Bundle
  • Drumagog Drum Replacer V5
  • iZotope Ozone
  • Ohm Force Plugins
  • Antares Autotune
  • Orange Vocoder
  • iZotope Vinyl
  • Vandal Guitar Modeling System
  • Samplitude Elastic Audio
  • Many more

 

Monitors

Speakers

  • Mackie HR824 Powered Studio Reference Monitors
  • JBL LX44 Mains
  • Mirage BPS 411 Bipolar Dual 12" Subwoofer

Headphones

  • AKG K24ODF
  • AKGK240
  • AKG K270
  • Audio Technica ATH-D40
  • Audio Technica ATH M3X
  • Sony MDR V200
  • Sony TC-WR565
  • Sennheiser D42OSL
  • Sennheiser HD202
  • Beats by Dre - Studio edition

 

Recorders

Recording Instruments:

  • RME 9652 HDSP Soundcard into DAW
  • Sony DTC A7 DAT
  • Sony TC-WE475 Cassette Player
  • 48x CD Burner
  • 24x DVD burner

 

Outboard Gear

Console:

  • Mackie 32-8

Mic Preamps

  • Avalon VT 737 sp
  • Universal Audio LA-610
  • Grace 101
  • GT The Brick Preamp

AD/DA:

  • Apogee Rosetta 200

Outboard Effects Units:

  • Alesis Quadraverb2

Compressors / Gates:

  • Avalon 737sp
  • Universal Audio LA-610
  • Grace 101
  • Empirical Labs / EL8 Distressor
  • Presonus ACP88
  • Drawmer MX30

Guitar Gear:

  • Line6 Pod Pro (Studio Version)
  • DigiTech GSP2101 Artist (Studio Version)

Misc:

  • Yamaha Motif Rack ES
  • Harmon Kardon FL8550 CD Player
  • 232 Point Patchbay

 

Microphones

Microphone Equipment:

  • Neumann TLM-103
  • AKG 414
  • BLUE Dragonfly
  • BLUE Baby Bottle
  • Shure SM7A
  • Sennheiser MD421[4]
  • Shure SM81
  • Electro-Voice N/D 868
  • Oktava MC-012 [2]
  • Audix D2
  • AKG D3600
  • ATM 3035
  • Shure SM57 [6]
  • Shure Beta 57
  • Shure BG4.1 [2], Sennheiser MD518

 

Other Equipment

Equipment List:

  • 1986 Fender American-made Telecaster w/custom Lace Sensor Pickups
  • Alvarez large-body acoustic
  • Nylon String Classical Guitar
  • Everett upright piano
  • Fender P-Bass
  • Alesis Quadrasynth Plus Piano
  • Yamaha Motif-Rack ES
  • VOX AD100VT
  • Hartke 2000 200 Watt Base amplifier
  • Hartke Transporter 4x15 base cabinet
  • Hartke 1x15 XL-series Base Sub
  • Fender Blues DeVille 212 amp
  • Peavey KB300 Bass / Keyboard amp
  • Numerous active and passive direct boxes
  • Dozens of various Latin Percussion and miscellaneous string and wind instruments

 

For any questions regarding our equipment, please Contact Us

Recording Rates

Please call for rates.  Time can be purchased by the hour or in packages of 11, 21, and 31 hours, with each package saving you more per hour than the last.

Packages Include:

  • Full use of the studio and all equipment
  • Engineer / Producer
  • Large complement of instruments and amps
  • Free mp3 rendering
  • One CD of your final project

 

 

 

Mastering Rates

$10.00 per minute of audio material, rounded up to the nearest minute.  We also offer volume discounts bringing this charge down to $5.00 per minute.

This rate includes:

  • 32-bit digital transfers from your CD, hard drive, or internet links
  • Processing and editing your source materials to add depth, loudness, life, etc.
  • Fade-ins, fade-outs, and cross-fades
  • Noise reduction, if necessary
  • 1 mastered CD-R
  • Disk with mp3 files (if requested).  This can also be emailed if desired.

 

Service Overview

We specialize in short runs so you don't have to commit to a basement full of CDs

Need 7 CDs to send to a label rep? Give us a call. Need 50  for a show next Friday night? We can handle it. Need 10 per week for the next 3 months with something a little different every time? Call us.

 

Contact us today to talk about it.

Service Overview

  • Voice work
  • Commercials/jingles
  • On Hold Music
  • Books on Tape
  • Web Audio / mp3
  • Instructional / Training Audio