Experience speaks volumes and with over 15 years working in the recording industry, 10 of which in operation of his own studio, Van Leucia guarantees a professional product you'll not only be ecstatic about, but a special, creative work that will continue to 'wow' people years into the future.
Featuring the premium 60i/o Fireface 802 interface from RME and 24-track Tascam US-2400 mixing desk, Van can track up to 30 inputs simultaneously into his Pro Tools 12 software, with 30 sends to outboard gear, headphone mixes and foldback (for rehearsal purposes). Paired with a further RME FF800 56i/o, tracking will not only be plentifully equipped, it'll be guaranteed pristine quality by RME's rock-solid German-designed converters and drivers.
This means, without any wizardry involved, you'll be able to record two guitarists, a keyboardist, the lead vocals, backing vocals, bass and a 7-piece drumkit without a sweat and still have enough inputs to run your instrumentalists' effects directly into the DAW for later tweaks, if necessary.
Amongst a variety of in-studio keyboards and synth units, Van Leucia can produce the sounds you need to get the perfect lead, bass, arp and/or pad for your track. Brands like Roland, Korg, Kawai and Yamaha feature prominently in Van's productions.
That's not all, though. With advanced multi-sampling technology and award-winning software instruments, Van can record your playing through MIDI into his program and then select the sounds you need to create the ultimate atmostphere, whether that be through sweeping orchestral strings, a punchy jazz bass or trippy aetherisers.
Even if the compositional ability isn't in your grasp, just hire Van as a session musician/composer and he'll find the perfect lines for your track!
Been practising on a sadly undersized amp? Or is your amp just too big to lug to the studio every session? Van can get your guitar parts tracked without a problem, with the veritable wall of amplifiers available for use - see the gearlist at the bottom for more details!.
Worried about your bass? Not to worry; with Hartke HA3500 tone-blending amplifier and custom made whopping 18" cab, Van will tune your bass to perfection, whether you're after distorted double-picked chugs or slap-funk lines.
A carefully curated myriad of singular effects pedals from killer brands such as TC Electronics, MXR, Mooer, Moen and Morley are available in addition to the comprehensive library of effects found in the Positive Grid Bias software. World-class rack/head amp effects are also at your disposal, featuring Line 6, Fender, Bugera, Engl, Vox, Randall and more!
The choice to use the in-studio amp(s) is to be made at your discretion, as you undoubtedly love the tone you're getting already!
If neither option is to your liking, Van has installed within Pro Tools a number of amp modelling plugins that effectively recreate the sound of such amazing tones as the Marshall cabs and Orange heads in today's recordings, like Positive Grid's BIAS, Native Instruments' Guitar Rig and more.
Van Leucia's smoke-free studio is primarily a multi-channel recording and mixing environment, but that doesn't mean that the auditary and visual experience has to detract in any way.
With a pair of near-field Fostex PM8.4.1 monitor speakers, multiple listening contexts (including an Auratone clone) and a fully acoustically-treated recording space, Van will make sure that your tracks are radio-ready and, of course, uniform across all platforms of the listening experience.
Using premium hardware from Neve, Universal Audio, Aphex, Dizengoff, FMR, ART, Behringer, Swamp Industries and industry-leading mixing and mastering plugins (Brainworx, Waves, Bluetubes, AIR and many others), Van will ensure that you get as solid, punchy and clear a sound as is possible. If you're still not convinced (somehow), he'll refer you to an external mastering studio.
The recording space, 6mx7m, can currently comfortably fit up to 10 musicians in the studio simultaneously. The control room is air-conditioned and kitchen facilities are provided in the adjacent lounge area.
FOR THE FULL LIST OF AVAILABLE GEAR TO USE, CLICK HERE.
Van Leucia Productions is also proudly supported by Swamp Industries, an Australian company based in Canberra and is, likewise, proud to feature their range of studio gear, PA
equipment and microphones! In fact, you'll find all of the superb iSK
range available on their website.