La.M.P. Studio

La.M.P. Studio

La.M.P. Studio 1

MOTU Digital Performer 11

La.M.P. Studio 2

Film music production facility near La Rochelle in West France. We can work remotely.


Selected Instruments

Ondes Martenot
Ondes Martenot valve modèle #6 ‘Concert (formerly owned by Barry Gray of Thunderbirds fame)

Hauntingly-beautiful, ethereal, natural sounds. This instrument features in Maurice Jarre’s timeless score for David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the soundtrack to Cradeaux Alexander’s feature Inherit the Witch (2023).


Korg PS-3300
Korg PS-3300 (formerly owned by Klaus Schulze)

One of the rarest and biggest analogue microtonal synthesizers ever made. Only about 25 were produced. La.M.P.’s is one of the first Korg prototypes and has been expertly restored. Described by Bob Moog as “the best synthesizer for fat sounds”.



Moog Polymoog

Expressive with a harsh, flexible, transistorized sound.


ARP 2600c Gray Meanie
ARP2600c Gray Meanie

A sound palette laboratory.



Solina String Synthesizer

The best of the string synthesizers, with a build-in ARP Explorer synthesizer. Characterful.



Roland Jupiter-4 Compuphonic

Rich and gently scintillating.



Crumar DS2

Clowny sounds with complex wobbles.



Maxi-Korg 800dv

2 x Korg 700s in a box. Tearing sounds for rich textures.



Oberheim OB-X

Dazzlingly-fat, stereo, 8-voice analogue.



Yamaha CS-30L

Delicate and complex.


Selmer Clavioline
Selmer Clavioline ‘Concert’

Valve instrument capable of percussive ‘quacking’ sounds, knee pedal enables production of unique lyrical lines.



Maplin 5600s

Flexible. Similar sounds to classic EMS vintage synthesizers.



Yamaha SY-2

Similar oscillators to those used in Vangelis’s CS-80. Touch-sensitive for expression.



Moog Prodigy

Milder than the Rogue, but holds its own.



Moog The Rogue

Fat basses. Partners well with the Prodigy.


Moog Taurus 1
Moog Taurus, Mark #1

thunderous …the Taurus, launched in late 1976, also sounded phenomenally good [it] just seems to have that indefinable ‘something’ that sets it apart. …The oscillators beat against one another, and give the rich swirl that is so appealing to the ears, but the bass content remains solid and consistent. …you’ve not heard ‘deep’ bass until you’ve heard the Taurus in full flight. …these kind of sub‑sonics are beyond the scope of any digital synth that I’ve come across, and even put a lot of good analogue ones to shame.

Paul Ward, Sound on Sound Magazine 6/1995

 


Equipment

Console

  • Soundcraft DC2000 32-channel analogue with flying-fader automation

Monitors

  • Auratone 5c (reference)
  • Bouyer RB 90 (quadraphonic)
  • Tannoy M20 Gold
  • Tannoy Monitor Gold LSU/HF/12/8 with Quad 22 stereo preamplifier & Quad II valve power amplifiers
  • Yamaha HS8 (mixing)

Headphones

  • AKG K240
  • Sennheiser HD650
  • Assorted extras
  • Alctron HP800 8-channel headphones amplifier (x2) for live players

Microphone Preamplifiers

  • Analogue Addicts mono valve preamplifier (Ferrograph)
  • Analogue Addicts stereo valve preamplifier (Ferrograph)
  • Focusrite ISA 428 Preamplifier (x2)

Equalization

  • Rebis RA402 Stereo Parametric Equalizer (from Townhouse Studios)

Reverberation, Delay & FX

  • Alesis Microverb (x2)
  • Alesis Quadraverb
  • Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal (x2) (enhanced)
  • Electro-Harmonix Frequency Analyzer (x2)
  • Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron+ (x2)
  • Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phaser (x2)
  • Evans SE-810 Super Echo tape delay (x2)
  • Klark Teknik DN 36 Analogue Time Processor
  • Korg SDD-3300 Triple Digital Delay
  • Lexicon MPX110 Dual Channel Processor
  • Lexicon Reflex
  • Lexicon Vortex
  • Roland SPH-323 Phase Shifter
  • Roland SBF-325 Stereo Flanger
  • Yamaha E1010 Analogue Delay (x2)
  • Yamaha REV7 Digital Reverberator
  • Zoom 1201 Digital Reverb & Multi Effects (x2)

DI

  • Klark Teknik Active

Backline

  • Ark bass guitar amplifier
  • Gorilla GG-20R Reverb guitar combo amp. with spring reverb (x2)
  • Keyboard Amplifier
  • Leslie 145

Interface

  • MOTU 2408 Mark 3 Digital Audio Interface
  • MOTU 24i/o Digital Audio Interface
  • MOTU MIDI Express 128 interface
  • MOTU PCI424 Card

Microphones

  • AKG D112
  • Audix D2 (x2)
  • Audix D3
  • Audix i5
  • Beyer M808 dynamic (x2 matched)
  • Beyerdynamic MPC65V boundary (x2)
  • Grundig GDSM202 stereo dynamic
  • Oktava MK-012 matched stereo pair with assorted capsules
  • Oktava MK-519
  • Oktava MKL-5000 with preamplifier
  • Reslo RB ribbon (x2) (upgraded to 300Ω BBC standard)
  • Røde NT4 stereo condenser
  • Sony ECM-99 stereo condenser
  • STC 4021 omnidirectional ball-and-biscuit dynamic
  • Teac MC-210 stereo microphone

Synthesizers

  • ARP 2600c (Grey Meanie)
  • ARP Pro Soloist
  • Crumar DS2
  • Crumar Performer
  • Dubreq PianoMate
  • Dubreq Stylophone (Treble)
  • Elgam Snoopy (as used by Ennio Morricone)
  • Farfisa Soundmaker
  • Hartmann Neuron
  • Kawai K1m Digital Synthesizer Module
  • Kawai K5m Digital Multi-dimensional Synthesizer Module
  • Korg 770
  • Maxi-Korg 800-DV
  • Korg PS-3300 (prototype formerly owned by Klaus Schulze. Restored)
  • Korg Wavestation A/D
  • Levell TG 150M sweep oscillator
  • Maplin 5600s
  • Meidasi toy keyboard
  • Moog Liberation
  • Moog Polymoog
  • Moog Prodigy
  • Moog The Rogue
  • Moog Taurus (mark #1)
  • Multivox MX-2000 duo
  • Oberheim OB-X (8-voice)
  • Roland Juno-6
  • Roland Jupiter-4 Compuphonic
  • Selmer Clavioline (Concert)
  • Solina String Synthesizer (with built-in ARP Explorer)
  • Yamaha CS-30L
  • Yamaha DX7II with DTronics DT7 programmer
  • Yamaha SY-2
  • Yamaha TX816

Keyboards

  • Bontempi B3 Organ
  • Busilacchio Electric Reed Organ
  • Gaveaux upright (from 1936)
  • Hammond M-101 organ with Leslie 145
  • Norlin Cordovox
  • Ondes Martenot modèle 6 ‘Concert’ (formerly owned by Barry Gray) with diffuseur principal, palme and métallique loudspeakers

Modular

  • Music Thing Modular Turing Machine mark II with Vactrol Mix
  • CV-to-MIDI converter

Drum Machines (vintage)

  • Boss Dr Rhythm DR-55
  • Electro-Harmonix Rhythm-12
  • Hammond Auto-Vari 64
  • Korg Rhythm KR 55B
  • Mattel Synsonics
  • Pearl SY-1 Syncussion drum synthesizer
  • Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm
  • Roland TR-808 with MIDI interface
  • Welson Super-Matic S12
  • Yamaha RX-11

Percussion

  • Assorted hand percussion (including Indian bells, bell tree, tambourines, flexatone, slide whistle, raintree, cymbals)
  • Schlagwerk frame drum (large)
  • Premier glockenspiel
  • Orchestral tamtam
  • Premier timpani
  • Viscount vibraphone

MIDI Controllers

  • Korg PadKontrol MIDI Studio Controller
  • Mackie HUI
  • Peavey DPM C8 MIDI mother keyboard

Dynamics

  • Behringer T1952 Tube Composer Compressor
  • Electro-Harmonix Black Finger compressor (x2)
  • Klark Technik DN500 2-channel Compressor
  • Rebis RA301 Stereo Compressor-Gate-Expander (from Townhouse Studios)

Sequencers (CV)

  • Korg SQ-1

DAW System

  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Apple Mac Pro 2 x 2,93 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon with 64GB running @ 1333 MHz DDR3 RAM

Software

  • Assorted

Plugins

  • Large collection

2 thoughts on “La.M.P. Studio

  1. AvatarAndrew Walker

    Hi,
    You have a very impressive studio! I see that you have two Evans SE-810 tape echoes. Do you happen to have a schematic for them? I have one that is passing excessively distorted repeats, and the schematic help tremendously. I would gladly pay for a copy.
    Thank you,
    Andrew

    Reply
  2. Editorial TeamEditorial Team Post author

    Hi Andrew,

    I’ve not been able to find the service manual for the Evans SuperEcho SE-812 either, but it is similar or identical in design to the Multivox Multi Echo MX-312 and the Solton Cathedral Echo E-3000. I think they borrowed or rebranded each others’ designs.

    The Multivox Multi Echo MX-312 user and service manuals can be downloaded from JF and Rumi’s website here:

    https://estecho.com/2016/12/evans-super-echo-se-780

    The Solton Cathedral Echo E-3000 service manual I’ve PDF’d for you here:

    https://lampfilmusic.com/wp-content/downloads/Solton-E-3000_service_manual.pdf

    If you need them, replacement tape loops can be got from:

    https://mytapeecho.com

    There’s more about the Evans SE-810 here:

    https://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/evans-se-810-and-mx-99/6006

    Good luck! 🙂

    François.

    UPDATE: apparently the Multivox MX-312 is not the same as the Evans Super Echo SE-780, but do check the Solton E-3000.

    Reply

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