Studio

Studio

Checkpoint recording studio provides services such as instruments and vocals recording, reamping, mixing and mastering of your tracks.

Checkpoint has started its way as a musical complex for rehearsals and drum lessons in Kyiv, but for the last few years we've began developing our recording space and also started sound engineering courses.

What makes us special is that we always tend to improve our equipment park for the highest level of quality of our works.

Our studio space

  • Total space - 60 m²
  • Control room - 30 m²
  • Recording room - 30 m²

 

We provide services:

  • - recording - 750 grn/hour
  • - reamping - 750 grn/hour
  • - recording or reamping the same day from 4 hours & more - 700 grn/hour
  • - mixing & mastering - from $100 to $175 per track (it depends on the tasks and complexity of the work)
  • - song arrangement (individual prices)
  • - work of session musicians (individual prices)
  • - cymbals rent - $10 per cymbal for the whole session
  • - any 3 cymbals for rent - $20 for the whole session

 

Learn more about our works on some tracks below or at our SoundCloud:

Our studio space

Musical equipment

Audio interface:

  • Antelope Audio Orion 32

Microphone preamps

500 series:

  • Rupert Neve Portico 511 (1 ch.)
  • Phoenix Audio DRS-1R (1 ch.)
  • AEA RPQ-500 (1 ch.)
  • Vintech Audio VA573 (1 ch.)
  • A Designs EM-Red (1 ch.)
  • Spectra 1964 (Spectra Sonics) STX100 (1 ch.)
  • API 512C (3 ch.)
  • CAPI VP312 (3 ch.)

Full rack format:

  • Chandler Limited GPA Germanium Preamp/DI (1 ch.)
  • WarmAudio WA73 (1 ch.)
  • Altec 1612A (1 ch., vintage 70s)
  • Drawmer 1960 (2 ch.)
  • Focusrite ISA428 (4 ch.)
  • Audient ASP800 (8 ch.)
  • Focusrite Scarlett Octopre 8 (8 ch. - on sale for $400)
  • 29 channels of simultaneous recording!

Compressors / limiters:

  • Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor (1 ch.)
  • 1176 Hairball Audio Rev A (1 ch.)
  • 1176 Hairball Audio Rev D (1 ch.)
  • Altec 1612A (1 ch., preamp/limiter)
  • Klark Teknik KT-2A (compressor/limiter, 1 ch.)
  • Drawmer 1960 (compressor/preamp, 2 ch.)
  • Drawmer Electronics DL251 (2 ch.)
  • dbx 160A (2 ch.)

Studio monitors:

  • Mackie MR6MK3

Headphones amplifier/mixer:

  • Presonus HP60 (6 ch.)

Headphones:

  • Sony MDR 7506 (2 pieces)

Microphones:

  • Rode NT1-A (2 pieces, matched pair)
  • Rode NT5 (2 pieces, matched pair)
  • Cascade Vin-Jet (2 pieces, matched pair)
  • Vanguard V13 (1 piece)
  • AKG C414 B-XL II (1 piece)
  • Sennheiser MD 421-II (1 piece)
  • Sennheiser MD 421-U5 (1 piece)
  • Audix D6 (1 piece)
  • AKG D112 (1 piece)
  • Shure beta 52a (1 piece)
  • Shure beta 58a (1 piece)
  • Shure SM7b (1 piece)
  • Shure SM57 (1 piece)
  • Shure Unidyne III (1 piece)
  • Dr.AlienSmith DirtMic-01 (1 piece)

Drum Sets for recording:

  • Main set: Tama Star Walnut (22x18, 8x8, 10x8, 12x8, 13x11, 16x16)
  • Additional set: SJC Custom Drums Josh Dun Bandito Kit (maple/mahogany, 22x18, 12x8, 16x14)
  • Additional set: Premier Genista Stage Birch (22x18, 10x8, 12x9, 14x14)

Snare drums for recording:

  • Tama SLP 13"x7", maple
  • Tama SLP 14"x6,5", maple
  • Tama SLP 14"x5,5", aluminium
  • Tama Starphonic 14"x6", aluminium
  • Pearl Sensitone Elite Brass 14"x6,5", brass
  • North Custom Drums 14"x7" - custom made in UK, hybrid snare drum made of birch, mahogani, waterfall bubinga, zebrawood; only for additional price

Cymbals (for additional price only):

  • Meinl Byzance 14" Thomas Lang Fast HiHats
  • Meinl Byzance 18" Jazz Medium Thin Crash
  • Meinl Byzance 20" Jazz Sweet Light Ride
  • Meinl Byzance 16" Vintage Trash Crash
  • Meinl Byzance 12" Classics Custom Trash Splash
  • Meinl Mb8 16" Heavy Crash
  • Meinl Mb8 20" Medium Ride
  • Zildjian 14" K HiHats
  • Zildjian 16" K Dark Thin Crash
  • Zildjian 18" K Dark Thin Crash
  • Zildjian 20" K Ride
  • Paiste 14" 2002 Heavy Hi-Hat
  • Sabian 14" AAX Mini China
  • Sabian 19" Paragon China

Guitar amplifiers:

  • Fender Bassman Ten 1973 (for recording only, combo)
  • Fender Twin Reverb 1975 (for recording only, combo)
  • Vox AC30 1971 (for recording only, combo)
  • Gibson GA-5T Skylark 1963 (for recording only, combo)
  • Marshall JCM 900 (90s)
  • Marshall JVM210H
  • Vox AC30CH
  • Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
  • Peavey 5150 (1992)
  • Orange TH100
  • Laney VH100R
  • Egnater Tweaker 88
  • Carlsbro TC60 (combo)

Bass guitar amplifiers:

  • EBS HD360
  • EBS CL500
  • Eden WT-500 Highwayman
  • Eden EC210 (combo)

Guitar & bass cabinets:

  • Marshall 1960A (x3)
  • Marshall MC412A
  • Orange PPC412
  • Laney GS412IS
  • EBS CL412
  • EBS CL410
  • SWR Triad I

Keyboard instruments:

  • Korg Kross 2 (61 key)

In addition:

  • Di-boxes: Radial JDI, Radial ProD2
  • cables and connectors
  • additional musical gear

Computer, software & technical support:

  • Voltage stabilizer Volter V2000
  • Licensed ProTools 12
  • Intel i5-6400 2.70 GHz; 16 Gb RAM; Windows 10 Pro

Schedule

You can look up for the free time in our studio rooms in the schedule below.

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