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Studio Specs

​Console

  • SSL XL Desk

  • Pro Tools Ultimate (Latest Version)

  • Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 32 TB

  • SSL 12

  • UAD Octo Thunderbolt 3

Monitoring

  • Carl Tatz Phantom Focus System

Instruments

  • Yamaha C7

  • Hammond B3

  • Nord Grand

  • Gretsch Renown Kit - 4 Toms, Zildjian K Custom Cymbals

  • Ludwig Black Beauty snare

  • Tyler JT 22 Guitar Amp

  • Bogner 2x12 Guitar Cab

EQ's

  • A Designs EM-EQ2 (2ch)

  • Vintech X73 (x2)

  • Purple TVI (500) (x2)

  • SSL E Series (500) (x3)

  • CAPI BT50 (500) (x5)

Microphones

Tube Condenser

  • Upton 251

  • MS47

  • Vanguard V13 mkII (x2)

FET condenser

  • U87 Vintage

  • Neumann KM84 (x2)

  • Sanken CU41

  • AKG C414 EB

  • AKG C414 TLII

  • AKG C535EB (x2)

  • Audio Technical AT4047 (x2)

  • Shure KSM 32 (x2)

  • Teegarden Audio PPC 125 (x2)

  • sE Electronics sE8 (x2)

Ribbon

  • sE Electronics Rupert Neve RNR1

  • Cascade Fathead w/ Custom Ribbons (x2)

Dynamic

  • Sennheiser MD41 (x4)

  • Sennheiser MD421N

  • AKG D12 VR

  • Shure SM7B

  • Shure SM57 (x3)

Dynamic Contd.

  • Shure SM58 (x3)

  • Audix D6

  • Audix I5

  • Beyer Dynamic M88 TG

  • Telefunken M80

  • Custom Sub Kick

Mic Pres

  • Undertone Audio MPDI4 (4ch)

  • Manley Force (4ch)

  • Teegarden Magic Pre (4ch)

  • Focusrite ISA428 (4ch)

  • Blacklion Audio B12A Quad (4ch)

  • Vintech X73 (x2)

  • CAPI VP28 (x6)

  • SSL XL Desk VHD (x8)

Compressors

  • Retro 176

  • Vintech 609CA (2ch)

  • Empirical Labs Distressor EL8 (x4)

  • IGS Tubecore Mastering (2ch)

  • SSL G Comp (2ch)

  • Hairball Audio 1176 Ver. D (Blackface) (x2)

  • Hairball Audio 1176 Ver. A (Silverface) (x2)

ABOUT

ABOUT

Studio 78 was established in 2021 to create a space where music is created with excellence. World-renowned acoustics engineer Carl Tatz designed the space and incorporated his trademarked Phantom Focus monitoring system and acoustical treatments.

In partnership with Phil Barfoot, Head Engineer Daewoo Kim brings over 20 years of industry experience and a vast portfolio of work ranging from K-POP to CCM ensuring client's unique recording needs are met - down to the finest detail. Studio 78 has quickly become a favorite space for Nashville's top session players and a wide range or clients including: CCT Music, Semsen Music, David Davidson, and many more.

“Studio 78  has upped the anti of its heritage namesake The Blue Grotto, one of Nashville’s most famous studios, by introducing an expanded array of outboard gear, SSL XL console, Yamaha C7 grand piano, beautiful new lounge and additional iso rooms. We are so pleased to be continuing our relationship with the studio via Daewoo and Phil to assure the studio’s record of excellence."

 

-CARL TATZ

PRINCIPAL OF CARL TATZ DESIGN® AND CREATOR OF PHANTOMFOCUS MONITOR SYSTEMS

"Studio 78 is a first class recording studio in Nashville,TN. The recording environment is wonderful. Large spaces to accommodate orchestral musicians , great equipment , a great staff.....and ....the price is right. Every client that I have brought to Studio 78 has been very happy with the recorded product and the friendly people."

-KRISTIN WILKINSON

ARRANGER, COMPOSER, MUSICIAN

"Studio 78 is one of the top studios in town to record in! It has the most positive, colorful environment and has one of the greatest recording engineers in Nashville at the controls! The sound of the Carl Tatz designed studio is second-to-none! You MUST take care of all of your audio recording needs here!"

-GARY LUNN

STUDIO BASS PLAYER

"Studio 78 is a premiere studio in Nashville Tn. The mix room and tracking area make fora super creative experience. Daewoo Kim is a seasoned track and mix engineer that is all about making the song the best it can be.Love working there! Phil Barfoot and Daewoo have created a room that provides everything you need to make great music. And let’s not forget about the cookies!! Yum!!"

 

-Dave Cleveland

SESSION GUITARIST, WRITER, PRODUCER

"I have worked with Daewoo for years and years and am always happy when he's available to engineer. Recently, with the opening of Studio 78 in Nashville the game has been upped. The studio is comfortable to record in sonically, they have great equipment, and the atmosphere is wonderful. Always look forward to being there. I highly recommend not only the studio, but also Daewoo to engineer your project."

 

-STEVE PATRICK

STUDIO TRUMPET PLAYER, ARRANGER, WRITER

“Studio78 is a dream come true for anyone in the business of making A-level music and Daewoo has one of the best set of ears in the game. Truly first class and the best smelling home-baked cookies this side of my Mama’s crib."
 

-Tommy Sims

​GRAMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER/SONGWRITER

“This is not your average home studio! It’s a state of the art, beautifully constructed space with top of the line gear. It’s a great place to record!”

-Mark Baldwin

STUDIO GUITARIST, PRODUCER

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