Tree of Life is an exclusive recording, mixing and mastering studio specializing in fingerstyle acoustic guitar/singer-songwriters - located in Connecticut, USA. Tree of Life studio officially opened its doors to the public in 2017 after the creation of Alex Anderson's CandyRat debut album where it was recorded, mixed and mastered.

For full album or EP inquires please contact me HERE

Or for individual track mixing and mastering check out my CandyRat store

Computer/Software/Interfaces:
2018 Mac Mini 3.2 GHz 6-core i7 16GB RAM
2011 iMac 3.4 GHz quad-core i7 32GB RAM
2009 MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz dual-core 8GB RAM
Apogee Symphony I/O mk2 8x8
Apogee Element 24
TC Electronics Clarity M Audio Loudness Meter
Logic Pro X/Reaper
soundBlade HD 2.3 mastering software
Plugins from DMG Audio, Sonic Studio, iZotope, Slate Digital, Waves, Lexicon, EastWest, etc

Recording:
GRACE m802 8 Channel Preamp running digital into Apogee for full 16 channel simultaneous recording capability
Pendulum Audio Quartet Four-Element Tube Recording Channel (2x)
Pendulum Audio MDP-1A 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Mic / DI Preamp
Dan Alexander Neve Dual Class A Mic Preamp/DI w/original vintage Marinair transformers
GRACE FELiX Stereo Preamps (2x)
Cloud Microphones CL-4 Cloudlifter 4 Channel Rack
Pendulum Audio Stereo Mic/Ins Preamp Module
Triton Audio FetHead In-Line Microphone Preamp (3x)
Radial J-Rak 8 loaded w/Radial X-Amp Reamp DIs (2x), Radial J48 Active DIs (2x) and Radial Passive JDIs (4x)
Custom Jensen DI's (3x)

Mixing/Mastering:
Forssell Technologies MADA-2a AD/DA mastering converter
Crane Song HEDD 192 AD/DA/DD mastering converter/exciter
Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Master Buss Processor
Millennia NSEQ-2FF EQ (modded by Fred Forssell - upgraded boards and fully detented pots)
Manley Massive Passive Stereo Tube Equalizer
Manley Variable Mu Stereo Tube Limiter/Compressor (modded)
Pendulum OCL-2 Stereo Compressor/Limiter (modded Cinemag bypassable transformer)
Avalon Vt-747sp Stereo Tube Compressor/Equalizer
Custom Master Insert Switcher

Mics:
Neumann Vintage U87 Large Diaphragm Condenser
MicRehab Miktek CV4 Large Diaphragm Tube Condensers modded by Shannon Rhoades based on 251/67 (pair)
Korby KAT Convertible Microphones (pair) with 47, 2x67, 251 and C12 capsules
Schoeps CMC5 MK21 Small Diaphragm Condensers (matched pair)
Lauten Audio Torch ST-221 Small Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone (matched pair)
AEA R88 Stereo Ribbon
Royer R-121 Ribbon (pair)
Electro-Voice RE20
Shure SM7B
Shure Beta 58a
Shure SM57
AKG D112
Sennheiser MD421 II
Sennheiser MD421 U-5
Sennheiser MZK 2002 Dummy Head w/Sennheiser Binaural Ambeo microphone/headset

Monitoring:
Crane Song Avocet Discrete Class A Studio Controller
Tyler Acoustics Decade X MM5x full range 3-way mastering speakers
Tyler Acoustics Decade X MM2x prototype 2-way mixing speakers
Emotiva XPA Gen 3 power amp

Cables:
Mogami gold cables
Evidence Audio Forte cables
Custom Silver/Teflon 8 AWG Lyre speaker cables
Schmitt 12 AWG Audio Reference 100 speaker cables

Desk:
Sterling Modular Plan A

Discography

*2019 Kat Gruvs - Upcoming single - FretMonkey Records - Mixing and Mastering
*2019 Alex Brubaker - "The Balancing Act" upcoming full length album - Independent - Producer, Engineer, Mixing and Mastering
2019 David Harland - "Searching For Someday" double album - Independent - Producer, Engineer, Mixing and Mastering
2019 Adam Crossman - "Oxytocin" single - Independent/FretMonkey Records - Co-Producer, Engineer, Co-Mixing and Mastering
2019 Ian Ethan Case - "Ballyraine" video for Emerald Guitars - CandyRat Recording Artist - Mastering
2019 Wes Parker - "First Fall" - Independent - Producer, Engineer, Mixing and Mastering
2018 Mike Antoch - "Why Not Now" EP - Independent - Producer, Engineer, Mixing and Mastering
2018 Forest Bailey - "Let the Clouds Pass" full length album - Independent - Mixing and Mastering
2018 Jamie Ferguson - "Never Gonna Give You Up" video single - Independent - Mixing and Mastering
2018 Michael and Susan Anderson - Interview for Catalunya Radio - Producer, Engineer
2018 Lane King - "Roots" and "Horizon" video singles - Independent - Mixing and Mastering
2018 Jamie Ferguson - "EPOCH" EP - Independent - Mixing and Mastering
2017 Mark Grover - "With These Hands" by Eric Roche featured on the Official Acoustic Uprising Movie Soundtrack - Mixing and Mastering
2017 Michael and Susan Anderson - Interview for BBC Radio - The Inquiry, Can We Teach Robots Ethics? - Producer, Engineer
2017 Darrius Spangler - "Notes of My Life" album - Independent - Mixing and Mastering
2017 Alex Anderson - "Tree of Life" album- CandyRat Records - Producer, Writer, Performer, Engineer, Mixing and Mastering
2017 Michael and Susan Anderson - Interview for CBC Radio - Downloading Decision: Could machines make better decisions for us? - Producer, Engineer
 

Lastest featured mastering project for CandyRat artist Ian Ethan Case

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