Ancient Owl Audio is a Recording, Mixing, and Mastering facility in Berkeley, CA run by engineer/musician/owlish troll Sammy Fielding. The tracking room consists of a 12′ x 16′ recording space, with tall sloping ceilings and acoustically treated with absorption/diffusion, and movable gobos. In here we house our excellent selection of microphones, from Microtech Gefell, Peluso, Audio-Technica, Cascade, and many others. The control room is outfitted with Pro Tools HD, Lynx Converters, SPL Mixdream summing amp, analog outboard gear from Vintech, Seventh Circle Audio, Arsenal Audio, Square State Solid State, Hamptone, and a 24-channel Avid control surface with custom built console desk. An 8′ x 10′ isolation booth resides upstairs, for separating sources during live tracking sessions. All walls in the studio are non-parallel, and consistently adorned with dark and enchanting pieces by local artists, and other mystical (often owl-clad) memorabilia.
Our mountain studio in Nevada City, CA is an all new facility currently under construction! At present we have a fully functioning mastering/mixing space, built inside of an old cabin! The larger studio space, which will consist of an 8’x16′ control room, and 20’x16′ live room, is being built out. The structure has been completed and we’re now moving on to the interior build! More updates to come soon as progress is made.