Catamount Recording Studios was built from the ground up, freeing the designer from restrictions that are invariably encountered when remodeling an existing building. Thus, the shape and dimensions of each recording space could be chosen specifically to create outstanding acoustic environments, and extremely efficient “traffic” patterns within the complex.
Catamount was designed by Carl Yanchar of Yanchar Design & Consulting Group - Los Angeles. Carlʼs clients include many legendary studios such as The Plant, Capitol Tower, Mad Hatter, CBS, and Lionshare.
Studio Aʼs 16 foot sloped ceilings and reflective oak walls contribute to a sonic quality that is both spacious and vibrant. Huge bass traps over the entire studio greatly reduce muddy resonances. The result is a bright, clear acoustic environment that is warm and rich with ambiance.
Centrally located in the heart of the Midwest, Catamount offers a quiet atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Nestled in a scenic little college town, many touring acts have laid down tracks at Catamount during stops in the Midwest.
Accurate Control Rooms
Acoustic accuracy is of the utmost importance when mixing and mastering. The control rooms in both Studio A and Studio B are extremely accurate, ensuring a final product that will translate perfectly to the “real world.”
The 2000 sq. ft. Studio A is anchored by a totally refurbished and upgraded 56 channel SSL 4048E/G+ analog mixing console mated with a Digidesign Pro Tools HDX System and an Otari 2-inch analog 24 track.
Catamount's Studio B is a more intimate recording environment that also serves as a high quality, very accurate mastering room. Construction and acoustic treatment are similar to Studio A, but modified to accommodate the realities of a physically smaller space.
Instruments available for use in Studio A include a 7'6`` Yamaha C7 grand piano, Hammond B3 organ, and Yamaha Recording Custom drums. Catamount's elite collection of vintage tube mics, amps, and guitars is available for use in both studios.
16 foot sloped ceilings, oak covered walls and solid oak floors contribute to a clear acoustic environment. Each room was built on it's own concrete slab to prevent room-to-room bass leakage and bass traps were installed on the ceilings over the entire studio to reduce muddy resonances. .