Workflow

Split An Atom provides a variety of audio production services. These include mixing, mastering, and scoring services.

We take ergonomics and health seriously, spending long hours working in the studio. For this reason, we choose the EDGE GX-1 chair and Massive Furniture Design ML-01 Swan desk as the center of the workflow between A and B rooms.

Computer

Microphones & Pre-amps

  • 2 x Bumblebee RM-5 ribbon microphones
  • 2 x Ortiz Luthiers Active Booster pre-amps
  • dbx Professional Audio 386 dual vacuum tube pre-amp
  • 4 x Shure SM58 Beta-A

Monitoring

  • Blue Sky 5.1 system
  • 2 x Kali Audio LP-6
  • 2 x Quested V2108
  • TC Electronic BMC-2
  • 6 x Status Audio CB-1
  • 6 x California Headphone Co Silverado
  • nuraphone

Other

  • tfpro P38EX MK2 mastering compressor
  • tfpro 588 feed-forward 500 series compressor module
  • Bespoke mastering EQ by Stuart Routledge
  • Bespoke mastering limiter by Stuart Routledge
  • Bespoke de-esser by Stuart Routledge
  • Bespoke multi-band compressor by Stuart Routledge
  • Bespoke mid-side unit by Stuart Routledge
  • Alesis Midiverb II
  • Altai EC-500 Analog Delay
  • Foulds Music FoMu braided 3.5mm cables for Eurorack synth
  • iZotope Spire Studio
  • Line 6 POD X3 Pro
  • Fredenstein Bento 6S

Instruments

  • KLŌS 2.0 Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar
  • Les Paul Jr 2015 100th Anniversary Edition with Robotic Tuners
  • Custom S-style Guitar with Vega-Trem VT-1 UltraTrem
  • Custom hollowbody T-style with Bigsby
  • 2 x custom acoustic guitars
  • Sarangi
  • Tokai Gakki ChromaHarp
  • Jackson JS Series Concert Bass Minion JS1X
  • Epiphone MB-100 5-String G Banjo
  • LeafAudio Microphonic Soundbox mkII

Pedals

Guitar Amplifiers

  • Marshall JCM800
  • Marshall Bluesbreaker
  • Fender 57 Custom Deluxe
  • Vox AC-30
  • Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
  • Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier

Eurorack Modules

Software

  • Eventide
  • Future Audio Workshop
  • LennarDigital
  • Native Instruments
  • Inphonik
  • Renoise
  • Renoise Redux

Unraid Server

We couldn’t find a solution that we liked so we built it and partnered with Unraid for a solution that meets our needs.

From Docker containers of various file management and backup systems, to VMs running audio related applications, Unraid makes for a reliable companion in the studio.

Specifications

MiSTer FPGA

Logic-level Simulation, Not Emulation

Hammy does a lot of work on composing for and with retro games consoles. Emulators don’t always offer acceptable accuracy for audio, which is why we proudly use MiSTer FPGA, allowing us to be able to create authentic scores for modern games on classic consoles.

Productivity

How We Stay Organized

All that gear wouldn’t mean a thing without a decent workflow and system of organization.

When working directly with clients, we utilize a project management system called ActiveCollab, allowing us to communicate, assign tasks and allow clients to see work as it’s happening.

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To organize our personal lives and derive an order to get things done, we like to use the brilliant MyLifeOrganized, which we setup to only show us actionable tasks at any given moment via task dependencies.

Different devices sync to show different workspaces and methods of filtering, so we always have the right tasks for the right tools at hand. Nothing else comes close for organizing huge lists of tasks.

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