The Red Room recording and mix studio is based in the West Parisian suburb of Suresnes. It is owned by producers / mixers Philippe Weiss and Jean-Francois Delort. The Red Room's amazing spec and meticulous design - which has been heavily customised to create a unique and top-end creative space - has made it one of the most desirable studios in the French capital. It features a state-of-the-art control room with SSL 4000 G series console, a live room / rec room and onsite bar area. Focus has been put on the design and style of the studio, which is presented with striking colours and lighting to create and ambient and inspiring vibe. Some of The Red Room's spec highlights include: SSL 4056 G+ console with 24 E-Series and 32 G-Series EQs; Custom TAD monitor system; Mogami-wiring; Focusrite, Neve and Pultec Mic Pre's; DBX and EAR Dynamics; AEA, Coles, Josephson, Neumann, Revox and Schoeps microphones; a Rec room with flatscreen TV, soundsystem, huge collection of vinyl!
"The SSL 4000 really lets me push the boundaries. The ergonomics are really clever, amazing..." - Philippe Weiss (Producer / Mixer: Madonna, Cee-Lo Green, Dragonette).
An hour and a half south of Paris, and ten minutes outside Orleans is Contrepoint residential recording studio. Surrounded by a 200 hectare park, clients at Contrepoint have the opportunity to work and stay in a beautiful studio and accommodation, which are based in an idyllic and inspiring part of the north France countryside.
Contrepoint's 40m sq control room is built around a Neve VX 72 console which was used on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. There are two live rooms of varying size to give clirnts plenty of acoustic options, plus good selections of outboard and microphones. The spec includes: Neve VX-72 console; ATC, Yamaha, Genelec monitoring; DBX, EAR, Empirical Labs Dynamics; GML, EAR, Universal Audio Mic Pre's/EQs; AKG, Neumann, Royer, Sennheiser microphones; Pro Tools HD3 with Apogee converters.
The Contrepoint accommodation is a stylish, contemporary and spacious 4-bedroom apartment that sleeps six to eight people. Its large open plan living room and kitchen has a suspended fireplace, and each bedroom has been individually named and styled. A flat screen TV with excellent sound system, onsite bar and of course the beautiful surrounding countryside are just a few of the other features that make Contrepoint a truly excellent residential studio to work in.
In the sunny south of France is the famous Polygone residential recording studio. Polygone is a four-studio complex, the largest of which - Studio A - can be booked through Miloco.
The studio itself was designed by Tom Hidley in 1988. It features a very large recording space measuring 150m sq, which can accommodate a symphony orchestra, and if that weren't big enough, the you can also hire the Odyssud complex; a 1000 seater theatre with tielines to Studio A for clients to use for all their live recordings. Studio A includes: SSL 4064 G+ 64 channel console; Pro Tools HD4; Studer A800 Mk2 2" machine (x2); Focusrite, Neve, Telefunken (+ more) Mic Pre's; DBX, Drawmer, Eventide (+ more) Dynamics; Large choice of microphones; Excellent selection of backline gear.
Clients are provided relaxing wood chalet accommodation split between two buildings, which share use of a private swimming pool - perfect for the famous sunny conditions of south France. The accommodation also includes an onsite restaurant.
In the south-west of France is another world class residential recording studio, La Fabrique near Marseille. La Fabrique offers the creme de la creme - a stunning recording studio built in an early 19th Century 14 bedroom mansion, with 5-star acommodation for clients ot enjoy. Besides the top-end recording studio equipment and numerous, sometimes vast recording spaces, is an atmosphere for all to enjoy; private swimming pool, beautifully-kept gardens, one of the world's most extensive classical music record collections and more - just a few of the things that make La Fabrique stand out from the crowd of other residential recording studios in Europe.