under the hood

JAMsessions is based around a Mac running both Ableton Live 9 and Logic Pro X. Ableton is great for producing electronic music and quick song composition whilst Logic is fantastic for tracking acoustic and amplified instruments. JAMsessions also boasts a large number of virtual instruments and sound libraries from Komplete, Maschine, Arturia, Superior Drummer, Melodyne, and Amplitude.

JAMsessions is mixed within the computer. Hardware controllers are used to give the feel of an analogue control without adding the unnecessary noise and any unpleasant coloration usually found in most studios which use low end analogue desks in a hybrid computer/analogue console design. Instead JAMsessions focuses on keeping a clean channel path and monitoring with high quality conversion. We have a selection of professional microphones from AKG, Shure, Rode and SE Electronics, as well as some hidden gems that are often overlooked but have an incredible sound. Our impressive preamp section includes industry standards such as RME, Focusrite ISA, Joe Meek and Presonus, as well as tube based preamps from ART. All stock tubes have been replaced with high quality English or Sovet tubes for added tonal varition. Finally, industry standard RME AD/DA conversion is provided by an RME UFX fireface interface.

We love guitars at JAMsessions and offer players a selection of quality tube amps and cabinets. Available amps include Marshall tones, old and new, Fender, Vox, Blackstar, Orange, Ampeg and Laney. JAMsessions also offer a large range of effects. Guitarist have the option to sit and play in the control room whilst their amps are being recorded in the live or isolation rooms. This is great for refining their sound as they are able to monitor through the speakers that are used form mixing. This is very important to a fast recording process and fundamental part of what differentiates a professional studio from a project one.

Synth, piano and keyboard players have not been forgotten either with a number of analogue and digital options from greats such as korg, novation and Arturia. From grand pianos to dubstep synth tones we have you covered in out fully integretated midi studio.

Monitoring
  • KRK Rocket 8s
  • Behringer M50s
  • Behringer Powerplay
  • Behringer PA
  • AKG 712s
  • KRK 6400s
  • Extreme Isolation
  • AKG 64k

Software
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite
  • Logic Pro X
  • Superior Drummer 2.0
  • MeloDyne
  • Amplitude (various)
  • SampleTank
  • Komplete
Preamps, converters & DIs
  • RME UFX
  • Focusrite ISA
  • ART ProChannel II
  • ART MPA2
  • Joe Meek Q1
  • Presonus Eureka Hot Rod
  • Focusrite Octpre Dynamic
  • Behringer ADA8200
  • Radial Reamp
  • Radial DI

Controllers
  • Arturia SparkLE
  • Maschine MkII
  • Novation Minikey 25
  • Roland A-300 Pro
  • Launchpad XL
  • Launchpad RPG
  • Launchcontrol XL
  • 3x Behringer BCF2000
  • Behringer FCB1010
Syns and keyboards
  • Korg Kross 88
  • Novation Ultranova
  • Novation Bass Station II
  • Arturia Minibrute
  • Volca Keys
  • Volca Bass
  • Volca Beats
  • Korg KP3

Processing
  • ART Pro VLA 2 Duel Compressor
  • Lexicon MX300 Multi-effects
  • dbx 266 xs duel compressor
  • Behringer DEQ2496
  • Racked MP3 Player
  • LG CD Player
Effects, Looping and Switching
  • Line 6 POD HD Desktop
  • Zoom Ms100BT multi-eefted
  • Zoom MT70 multi-effects
  • TC Electronics Spark
  • Ibanez Tube Screamer
  • Fulltone Plimsoul
  • Pigtronix Disnortion
  • Boss Metal Zone mt-2
  • TC Electronics Hall of Fame Reverb
  • MXR Carbon Copy Delay
  • TC Electronics Corona Chorus
  • TC Electronics Corona Tuner
  • MXR UniVibe
  • MXR SuperComp
  • Dunlop Whah
  • Digitech Whammy
  • Digitech Solo XT Looper
  • Boss RC300 Looper
  • Joyo PL8 Pro switching system
  • Boss DD20 digital delay
  • Boss Multi Overtone
  • ISP Deceminator II
  • MXR Phase 90
  • Boss Harmonist
  • Boss RV5 Digital Reverb

Microphones
  • Rode K2
  • AKG C214
  • AKG C3000
  • AKG C1000
  • AKG Persception 220
  • AKG Persception 170
  • Rode NT2a
  • Rode NT1a
  • Rode NT1
  • Rode NT3
  • Rode M1
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM57
  • Legacy Axis 80 Ribbon
  • SE SeX1r Ribbon
  • MXR Tube
  • ISK Drum Kit
  • Behringer B1
  • Behringer C2
  • Behringer Reference Mic
Amps & Cabs
  • Orange Dark Terror
  • Blackstar HT-20 (Vintage 30)
  • Fender SuperchampX2 (Greenback)
  • Vox ACT4
  • Marshal DSL5 combo
  • Marshall Class 5
  • Blackstar HT5 Metal
  • Laney Cub 10
  • Ampeg GVT15
  • Fender Rumble 40
  • Mesa 1x12 Cab (Black Widow)
  • Ampeg 1x12 Cab (Vintage 30)
Computing
  • Apple Mac Mini quad core
  • Quad core, 16gb ram
  • Solid State drives
  • 2 terrabyte external harddrives