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Dolphin supply and install Pro Tools for Tonewood Productions in Liverpool.

Published: Thu November 04, 2004  News Feed

Dolphin Music have recently supplied a Power Mac G5 based Pro Tools system for Tonewood Productions, a Liverpool based recording studio based near Aintree Racecourse.

Working closely with Mark Reader, the owner of Tonewood Productions, Dolphin have installed and configured the new system which consists of a Pro Tools system complete with hardware control surface and an impressive selection of software effects and instruments.  The system is further complemented by a fantastic Genelec monitoring system, which sounds superb in the new acoustically treated control room.

Further to this, the new system has been fully integrated with Mark\'s existing analogue studio, which now operates (from a different room) as either an addition to the Pro Tools suite or as a separate system.  All of the inputs and outputs from the Pro Tools system can be easily patched through the Allen & Heath console and all the analogue outboard processors in the next room to add some character to the pristine digital signal path!!

Dolphin were most impressed by the Studio and by Mark\'s philosophy of sticking to traditional production values in all of his projects. After all, it is the sound that matters!!

More detail about the facility:

Tonewood Recording Studio is owned and managed by Mark Reader a professional musician and song writer.

The studio produces corporate songs, jingles, special effects and voice-overs, recent productions include work for Grant Thornton, Bitsa, Words and Pictures, We are the Champions and Postman Pat. Recordings have also been made for Disney in Australia, rock and roll legend P.J Proby, Radio City Gold, radio and television presenters Debi Jones and Pete Price and numerous local bands including Av Yea Seen \'em and Strider.

The main control room is equipped with an Apple Mac G5 2.0 Gig dual processor computer, running Pro-Tools via a Digidesign controller. The resulting sound is monitored using Genelec 1031a studio reference monitors.

The second control room houses a Fostex B16 analogue tape machine, Allen and Heath 24 channel mixing desk and a host of outboard gear including; Lexicon, Drawmer, Yamaha and Alesis. Recordings can be mastered to DAT on a Fostex D5, CD or 1/4 inch tape onto a TEAC tape machine. Digital recording at 24bit 96kHz using cubase VST is also incorporated with a Studio Services custom PC, an M-Audio 1010 sound card, and can be synchronised to tape via an XRI systems SMPT time code generator.

The main sound room is acoustically treated with Melatec reverb control and is faced in blue material, the other two walls are faced in Maple board. This room also has a ventilation system with 10 air changes per hour, and has dimmer eye lights housed in a pine T+G ceiling.

Further Information:

The studio can be contacted by phone or email:

Additional info and photo\'s can be viewed at:

Very competetive rates are available for 1/2 day or block bookings. 

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