futureappletree studio 2
An Explanation of the Facts:
Futureappletree Studio Too is a recording studio based around older
equipment...large and small format tape machines, vintage compressors and
preamps, and a cutting lathe. We can cut an entire multi track record,
or we can do live to 2 track recording a la Daytrotter.
Futureappletree was the original Daytrotter studio and we defined the style
in the modern age: live, in a room, with effects, no headphones, no
We believe in sounds and results. We have no set ways of doing
things...there is no "proper" way to record. Recording should be fun
and relaxing...and any question is a good question. We believe in the
kind of thinking that analog recording creates. We believe in the
equipment and its sound being part of the process of creating
recordings. See our equipment page for the amazing array of stuff we
are primarily an analog studio. We track and mix, and can just
track or just mix.
We like the analog, but can make anything work. .wav files can be
used to mix, or bring your machine. Email for rates. We are
right next to Rozz Tox cafe/venue in Rock Island, and they have space
available to crash/cook/shower at really reasonable rates. Come and
hang. The studio is currently upstairs at Laborspace..a 100 year old
former print shop. The studio consists of a large live room about
1500 sq/ft and a control room about 600 sq/ft. There is a lounge and
kitchen. There is a record and music store in the building (Ragged
Records and Music) and a guitar repair shop and practice studios.
We are a couple blocks from the Mississippi river, bike trails, parks,
restaurants, bars, venues, a botanical center, art galleries, etc.
etc. We own a grassy wooded lot next door where chilling and camping
is welcome. We are really really laid back and open to any method or
idea. We have no mathematical formula, no repeated route we have to
follow, no rules or objections to experimentation. Got some
songs? We'll get a band together and lay them down. Want to
just do some quality demos away from the rat race? Fine. Just
Generally we are $40/hour. We do $350 10 hours days with
breaks. We'll negotiate a record or a budget. We can rent the
rooms and equipment alone with some tech help.
Any interest in recording or renting the space to record, mix or track
should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org