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Tree Sound Studios is a unique blend of vision, precision, and the desire to make great music. We provide our clients with an atmosphere designed to excite and inspire. Our accommodating staff prides itself on providing the individual attention that every recording artist needs. Detail, combined with technical expertise and dedication make Tree Sound Studios an ideal recording studio for audio projects of all levels. We are located just 20 minutes from Buckhead in Atlanta, GA, ask about our complimentary bio-diesel car service to take you to and from the studio.

We are located
just 20 minutes from Buckhead, when booking ask about our complimentary bio-diesel car service to take you to and from the studio.

About our Recording Studios

Studio A

This George Augsperger designed studio features a 64 input Solid State Logic 4064 G+ with Ultimation and Total Recall, main monitor system by George Augspurger, a Pro Tools HD5 system, loads of vintage and state-of-the-art outboard gear (see our gear list), a Yamaha C5 Conservatory Grand Piano, large tracking room, drum room and isolation booths, and private producer's lounge. Studio A also includes private artists' lounge complete with full kitchen, pool table, pinball games, foosball, 47" HDTV with DirecTV, private bath, showers, steam room, loading dock, storage, atrium, organic catering items, complimentary car service and so much more.

Console & Pro Tools System

Solid State Logic, 64 input 4000 G+ with Ultimation and Total Recall
Apple Mac Pro 3 Ghz 8-core
Pro Tools 7.3.2 w/ 4 192 Interfaces (40 in 48 out)
Expansion Chassis w/ 1 HD Core, 2 HD Accel, & 2 HD Process
Waves Diamond Bundle
Waves SSL Bundle
McDSP Native Emerald Bundle
Auto-Tune 4
Vocalign Project
Line6 Amp Farm & Echo Farm

Tape Machines & Related

Studer A827 24trk. (2)
Studer A80-VU II 1/2" 2 trk.
Panasonic SV-3800 DAT (2)
Tascam 112B Cassette Tascam CDRW 2000 CD Burner
Lexicon 20/20 A/D - A to D Converter
Denon CD Player

Monitoring & Related

Augspurger Main Monitors
Genelec 1031-A self powered monitor
Yamaha NS-10M monitors
Bryston 4BST Power Amp (2)
Bryston 7BST Power Amp (2)
Yamaha P2700 Power Amp (2)
Mic-Pres

Neve 1272 mic-pre (4ch)
Neve 1073 mic-pre
Neve 31083 mic-pre/EQ (4ch)
Neve 1084 mic-pre/EQ (4ch)
Neve 1058 mic-pre/EQ(2ch)
API 3124P mic pre (4ch)
Manley Vox Box

Dynamics Devices

Teletronix LA-2A
Urie 1176 (2)
Manley Variable-MU stereo comp./limiter
Neve 33609 Stereo comp./limiter
dbx 165A (2)
Empirical Labs EL-8 Distressor (2)
Audio Design Recording Compex Limiter
Drawmer DS 201Dual Gate (2)
dbx 902 de-esser (6ch)
BBE 422A Sonic Maximizer
Empirical Labs EL-7 Fatso Jr.
Tube Tech CL-2A Dual Comp

Effects

AMS-DMX 15-80S
Eventide H-3000
Lexicon 480L
Lexicon PCM-70
Lexicon PCM-42
Lexicon PCM-41(2)
Yamaha REV-5
Yamaha REV-7
Yamaha SPX-900
Sony M7
TC Electronic 2290
MXR Flanger/Doubler
Delta Lab Effectron I ADM 1020
dbx 120XP Sub-Harmonic Synthesizer

EQs

Tube Tech PE-1C
GML 8200 Parametric EQ
Summit EQP-200
API 550A - 3 Band Eq (4)
API 559 - 9 Band Graphic Eq(2)
Pultec EQP 1-A

Studio 11

The centerpiece of Tree Sound's Studio 11 is an SSL 4000 E/G console, serial #11 - the eleventh SSL ever made! This console has some of the coolest vibes, having been Le Studio's A room console, installed in 1980. One of the first bands to use it was Rush for the recording of "Moving Pictures". They also worked on it for some of "Exit...Stage Left" and "Signals". The Police also utilized old #11 for some of the recording of "Synchronicity" and "Ghost in the Machine". The console lived at Le Studio until it was sold in 1985 and changed hands several times until 1991 when it ended up at Cheshire Sound in Atlanta. Tree Sound acquired the console in 1993, where it continues to yield great sounding records, and will cruise on into the next century.

The centerpiece of Tree Sound's Studio 11 is an SSL 4000 E/G console, serial #11 - the eleventh SSL ever made! This console has some of the coolest vibes, having been Le Studio's A room console, installed in 1980. One of the first bands to use it was Rush for the recording of "Moving Pictures". They also worked on it for some of "Exit...Stage Left" and "Signals". The Police also utilized old #11 for some of the recording of "Synchronicity" and "Ghost in the Machine". The console lived at Le Studio until it was sold in 1985 and changed hands several times until 1991 when it ended up at Cheshire Sound in Atlanta. Tree Sound acquired the console in 1993, where it continues to yield great sounding records, and will cruise on into the next century.

Console & Pro Tools System

SSL 4040 E, Serial #11
Apple G5 Dual 2.7 GHz
ProTools 7.4 w/3 192 Interfaces 32 in/ 40 out
Waves Diamond Bundle
Auto Tune 5

Tape Machines & Related

Studer A827 24trk. (2)
Tascam DA-30 DAT
Tascam CDRW 2000 CD Burner
JVC CD Player

Monitoring & Related

Yamaha P3200 Power Amp
Yamaha P2700 Power Amp
Yamaha H7000 Power Amp (2)
1 pr. Yamaha NS-10M monitors
1 pr. Genelec 1031-A monitors

Mic-Pres/Eqs

Neve 1073 mic-pre (2)
Neve 1272 mic-pre (4ch.)
Neve 1081 Classic mic-pre/EQ (8ch.)
API 3124 (4 ch.)
John Hardy M-1 (4 ch.)
Drawmer 1960 2ch. mic-pre/comp
Summit EQP-200B
Focusrite Red 2

Dynamics Devices

Neve 33609 Stereo Comp/Limiter
Universal Audio LA-2A
Manley Electro-Optical Levelling Amplifier
Empirical Labs EL-8 Distressor (2)
Anthony Demaria Labs Tube Comp/Lim1000
Drawmer MX-50 2ch. De-esser
BBE 422A Sonic Maximizer

Effects

Lexicon PCM-41
Lexicon PCM-70
Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb
Sony V-77 Digital Multi-Effects
Eventide H-3500 w/Full Sampling
Roland SDE 330
dbx 120XP Sub-Harmonic Synth
Delta Lab EFFECTRON II ADM-64

Additional Available Gear

Studer A80-VU II 1/2" 2 trk.
API Lunch Box 6 ch.
Neve 8ch. Broadcast Board/Side Car ADAT (24 trk.)
ADAT (24 trk.)
dbx160A's (6)

Studio M

Some rooms just have magic and Studio M at Tree is one of them. Its vocal booth is a favorite with major and local artists. Studio M is ideal for overdubbing, pre and post-production, as well mastering. With tie lines to the Rasta Room and The Cave, this room's capabilities are much greater than its size. Acoustically tailored, this studio features a Dangerous Monitor ST, ProTools HD2, Augspurger Mains, Yamaha NS-10 monitors and a compliment of Tree's outboard gear available to it.

Monitoring

Dangerous Monitor ST Studio Controller
Augspurger Main Monitors
Yamaha NS10 Monitors
Bryston Crossover
(2) Bryston 7BST Amps
Yamaha H2700 Amp
Yamaha H7000 Amp

Pro Tools System

Apple Mac Pro Quad Core Xeon 3Ghz
Pro Tools HD2 Accel w/ 192 Interface
Waves Diamond Bundle
Auto Tune 5

Outboard Gear

Avalon Vt737sp
UA 8110 8 Channel Mic Pre
Tube Tech CL-1B

The Cave

What can we say..... It looks like the inside of a cave! Tree Sound Studios’ live soundstage, The Cave, is rockin’ !!! . Complete with rock walls, stalactites, a large two level performance stage, outstanding PA set up, full stage lighting and enough audience room to accommodate a showcase or catered CD Release event. The Cave also has tie lines to Studio A, Studio #11, and Room 222 to track any live performance. It is a great tracking and pre-production space and has been used by many major artists such as Trapt, LIVE, Indigo Girls and Flaw ,as well as local bands. It is fast becoming known as the best drum room in the ATL.
The Cave is also outfitted for live broadcast feeds and has hosted events for artists such as Fuel, Dave Matthews, 3 Doors Down, The Strokes, Peter Frampton, LIVE, and Zwan for Atlanta's radio stations 96Rock and 99X. We also hosted a CD release party for Elton John's release "Song's From the West" for Universal Records.

Microphone List

elefunken Ela M 251
Telefunken U-47 (2)
Neumann U-87 (5)
Neumann U-89i (2)
Neumann KM184 (4)
Neumann TLM170 (2)
Neumann U-47 FET
Neumann KM105 (5)
Neumann M149 (2)
AKG The Tube
AKG Solid Tube
AKG C414B-ULS (2)
AKG 414B-TLII
AKG C451EB (2)
AKG 460B (2)
AKG D-112 (2)
AKG D-12E
AT 4040
Electro-Voice RE20
Electro-Voice D357
Sennheiser 421 (9)
Sennheiser 441 (2)
Sennheiser E604 (9)
Shure SM-7 (3)
Shure SM-57 (10)
Shure SM-58 (5)
Shure SM-98
Shure Beta-57
Shure VP-88
Shure 520D
Shure Green Bullet
RCA 77B
Beyer Dynamic M88N
Oktava MC012 (2)
MiLab BM-75 (2)
Sony C-57

About the Tree Sound Companies

Tree Leaf Music

Tree Leaf Music's mission is to educate the world on the importance of sustainable living and the impact of conscious consumerism through the power of music.

The Ecophonic Standard

Record with Renewable Energy and/or at a Carbon Neutral facility.

Use alternative fuels where possible and offset any travel associated with the recording.

Offer Green ticket options, earth friendly merchandise and use recycled packaging including soy based inks and cellulose shrink wrap ...that you can smoke!

Our Sustainablity

2700 Watt Solar PV Array on the roof of the studio.

A carbon-neutral facility (100% percent of our power is offset by purchasing renewable (wind, solar and biomass) energy credits from Green Mountain Energy.)

LED and compact fluorescents where possible.

Biodegradable cleaning products.

Organic herb, spice, and vegetable garden on site. Food that doesn't travel doesn't pollute!

Water Catchment System: Rain water flows from the roof to the gutters and is used for landscaping.

Recycled office products where possible.

NO-VOC paints and carpets.

Solar Hot H20 Heating

Dual-Flush Toilets

Reduce (water & power consumption)

Reuse (Flatware, boxes, hard drives)

Recycle (glass, paper, plastic, aluminum, metals, cell phones & chargers, electronics)

Tree Power and Sound

Tree Power & Sound, the latest addition to the Tree family, is providing off-grid energy to run live events.

A wind tower and solar panels attached to a small trailer make it easy to bring you a clean show. The tower and panels harness energy and store it in large batteries. All of that stored energy can be accessed from outlets on the side of the Trailer.

Power and Sound Equiptment

Tree Power Solar Trailer - 780 Watts of Solar PV and 300 watts of Wind Turbine with an Outback 3500 watt pure sign wave inverter.
Tree Power Bio-Diesel Generator - 6000 watt
Tree Power Solar Mobile Power Pod - 520 watt solar PV with a 1500 watt pure sign wave inverter.
Tree Power Solar Pod II

Tree Sound Studios News and Press

Studio Manager's Blog - April 2010

Tree Media Blog - April 19, 2010

Tree Sounds very own “Rock Star Farms” is growing and producing yummy organic veggies and have added some very special restaurants around town to their client list. All of our staff has been enjoying the fresh spring air and food that the farm provides! Go Sunshine our “Mother Earth!”

On the Tree Leaf films side we are knocking out the videos, web sites, and photo shoots as well. If you are interested in shooting high quality HD videos or commercials and are on a tight budget please email info@treesoundstudios.com for assistance. If you’re interested in live music and in helping a great cause, get your tickets now for Michael Tolcher & the Pros on April 24th – tickets are limited. Concert in the cave for a cure for Autism. brownpapertickets.com/event/106289

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Studio Manager's Blog - March 2010 - "In The Bag"

Tree Media Blog, March 1, 2010

Well it’s March folks and the train is rolling smoothly at the studio. Yes sir we are all holding on to our hats this 2010 first quarter while enjoying the music and new talent coming in from both coasts. I am excited to say that between our 7 rooms we are banging out the Rock, Rap, R&B, & Pop hits and everyone is enjoying the vibe!!!! What a life , what a blessing to have this multicultural & musical business under one roof. We are also knocking out the films, websites & photo shoots as well.

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Studio Manager's Blog: The New Year

Tree Media Blog, January 7, 2010

As the semi-new manager of Tree Sound Studios I would like to take the time to thank all of our clients & staff members for making our studio one filled with peace & enjoyment . Since I took the position as Manager in July 09′, I can not tell you how many calls and emails I have gotten from visitors describing the unbelievable energy within our over 16k sq. feet of creative space. It’s a wonderful feeling.

Some of you know me as the Sr. Director of Marketing or as VP of Artist/Producer Relations which I still enjoying heading up thanks to the supportive staff around me...

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News: Tree Sound Studios hosts Georgia’s largest green music event

Performer Magazine Blog, December 23, 2009

On Nov. 21, the legendary Tree Sound Studios hosted more than 300 guests and musicians as various artists recorded a “Mother Earth” anthem as the theme for the 2010 Pack the Park movement. The goal of Pack the Park is to provide, refurbish or build green-wise parks in various communities.

A proclamation was read from Gov. Sunny Perdue to kickoff the festivities to officially mark the event as a historic and authentic moment in GA music history. The Pack the Park organization gathered the who’s who of the GA music industry for the event. Members and representatives of the Grammys, Art Institute of Atlanta, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Georgia Music Hall of Fame all attended this momentous event...

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"The Sound of Green"

Gwinnett Business Journal, October 2009

When we say Paul Diaz is bringing "green" to the music industry, we aren't just talking about money. When he's not recording albums for Elton John, Whitney Houston and other mega-celebrities, Paul Diaz might be on his farm, teaching inner city kids about biodynamic organic farming.Or he might be working on a project for his record label...

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Tree Sound puts on ‘green’ shows for music lovers at Cherokee Farms

Walker County Messanger

An Atlanta-based music studio is powering live music at Cherokee Farms with wind and solar power. Featuring four state-of-the-art studios, Tree Sound Studios has recorded tracks for a variety of artists, including Usher, Gwen Stefani, Outkast, Collective Soul, Matchbox 20 and Elton John, to name a few...

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