It is important to create a plan of action and discuss production ideas ahead of a recording session. Instruments need to be in good working order for recording i.e. a string instrument needs to be set up correctly and have a new set of strings; a drum kit needs new skins and being tuned up. A vocalist needs to rest his/her voice prior to the session i.e. no late night drinking that would dehydrate and harm vocal chords, etc.
This seems to be obvious but will save so much time in the studio.
I have at my disposal hi-end vintage/modern/prototype pre-amps & compressors and outboards/tape delays (Focusrite 2802, Universal Audio LA610 MK2, Focusrite ISA430 MK2, TFPro/Ted Fletcher P10, Joemeek “The Brick”, Drawmer DL221 & DS201, Yamaha REV7, Roland tape echo RE-501), condensers, ribbons & dynamic microphones (Rode, sE/Rupert Neve, Audio Technica, Oktava boutique mods, Shure, Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic) , acoustic/electric guitars & basses (vintage guitars from Gibson, Gretsch, Fender, Shergold, Epiphone, RKS, PRS, Tokai, Vox, Electra, Ibanez, Aria Pro II and many more), vintage analogue & digital synthesizers (Moog, Sequencial Circuits, Yamaha), tons of genuine plugins (Universal Audio Satellite QUAD, UAD2, UAD1, SSL, Abbey Road, Waves, Softube, Soundtoys, Komplete Native Instruments, Brainworx, Plugin Alliance, IK Multimedia, etc.) soft instruments (GForce, IK Multimedia, Native Instruments Komplete etc.) many FXs racks/pedals, guitar valve & transistor amplifiers (various JCM and JMP Marshall Amps, Fender Bandmaster & Roland Jazz Chorus 160)
I also offer analogue tape recording (Fostex G16S) and live recording facilities using a fully upgraded Korg D32XD hard disk workstation.
This is in addition to the equipment provided by the studio we use.