Sanctus Sound was conceived with one simple idea in mind: create an inviting recording environment that breeds creativity. In the spring of 2013, we set out to achieve this end. The studio’s design and implementation was guided by a few principles:
The space is modest (720 sq. ft in total), but sensibly divided into two almost equally-portioned rooms: the Live Room and the Control Room. The Live Room has 9.5ft ceilings which provide a spacious color to vocal or drum recordings. The Control Room has 8ft ceilings and plenty of seating for playback or mixing sessions. Additionally, two closets connect to the Live Room serving the dual purposes of storage as well as isolation booths for guitar amp tracking. Between the two rooms ample sight lines are provided thanks to two double-paned glass windows measuring a generous 5 feet high by 7 feet wide! At Sanctus we echo the ago-old mantra, “Keep It Simple.”
Sure, it may be simple but that doesn’t mean it’s scrappy. Upon closer examination one will literally find layers of detailed work under the studio’s raw OSB outer shell. Every wall is covered with two layers of drywall, separated by the miracle sound-proofing material Green Glue and every seam on every layer has been filled with sound-proofing sealant. The studio is completely lit by LED lighting, not only saving energy but also keeping the Studio temperature cool for which the drummers will be grateful. Additionally the closets and the live room have been hard-wired to the Control Room with 24 discreet channels of audio, all through Mogami cabling.
We aren’t ashamed to admit that we are a work in progress. We don’t have every mic or every piece of outboard gear we want, but the gear we have is high quality and sufficient to produce recordings which we believe you will love. It is in this same spirit that we chose to finish the studio with raw wood; reflecting our creative conviction that the best things come from natural, authentic sources.
Feel free to contact us to set up a tour of the studio. It is our hope that Sanctus Sound will become an intregal part of your creative journey.