Guitar Amp Trials

by Dave on April 25, 2012

Based on the relative interest in the current testing of the H&K Tubemeister at Fluid Audio Group, we will be continuing with a weekly evaluation of different amplifiers for some time.

The period will be from Thursday to Thursday. The amplifiers will mostly be supplied by Long & McQuade. We will also be announcing this on our facebook page so please subscribe.

Anyone interested in trying one out in an unencumbered studio environment should contact us to book an appointment.

Pro Tools HD

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by Mathieu on December 20, 2011

With the arrival of the Lynx Aurora 16 and a PCIe core card, we are finally ready to fully integrate Pro Tools HD at Fluid Audio Group.

The studio was originally designed to be used without a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and instead focused of a 40-channel Amek Hendrix console, recording to a HDD recorder. It was eventually decided that the Amek console was too costly and prone to maintenance issues to keep. That coupled with the increased demand for modern editing techniques, and cross-studio compatibility made the decision to switch to Pro Tools a fairly simple one.

The integration of HD came in stages. We first transitioned through Pro Tools LE, while phasing out the Amek console. With the arrival of Pro Tools 9 we were able to drop the Digi003 and incorporate a more reliable interface to help get through the transition to HD.

The PCIe core card and the Aurora16 weren’t the only components involved in this integration however. A half-normalled TT patch bay was also hand built to accompany the Aurora and to streamline the tracking process, while still allowing plenty of flexibility come mix time. The 96 point patch bay will accommodate 24 i/o between the converters and the rest of the studio that is accessible through two other non-normalled 96 point patchbays.

The shift to HD will ensure increased system reliability, while the addition of the Aurora will ensure high quality conversion both in and out of the digital realm.


Official Launch!

August 30, 2011

The new website is officially up and running. We want to start out by saying a big “thank you” to Sébastien Benoit and Jessica Rhaye for all their hard work in helping us put this site together. The site will be routinely maintained and new posts will be available regularly. So please visit often for […]

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Tube Sale!

August 30, 2011
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We are offering 10% off all tube sales for the month of September, if you bring your guitar amp to the shop for servicing. Bring in your tube amps for servicing after a long summer of festivals.

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We’re working on it.

February 7, 2011

With all the projects that we had to juggle last year, the building of the website took a back seat more than once. However, now we’re commited to finishing it as it’s very long overdue. To that end we made it live right away, while under construction, to make sure that we don’t put it […]

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New website!

February 7, 2011

We’ve finally decided to update our website. The old website was “functional”, but wasn’t really fun and didn’t serve any purpose other than to act as a gear list with some contact info. At the same time we thought that a new branding was in order, so we decided to partner up with award-winning graphic designer […]

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