Analog Labs is a recording studio located near Lexington, KY, dedicated to the art of creating analog recordings of the highest fidelity.
Owned and operated by Wes Kawaja, Analog Labs boasts a great collection of class-A preamps, compressors, Otari and Ampex tape recorders for tracking and mixing, Large format Analog Console and many vintage instruments and amps.
Rates are a tricky thing to calculate. Prices vary, but a good starting point is $275 a day for a 4 peice band recorded to 2" tape (plus tape costs). Days can start and end anywhere from 8 am to 8 pm. New tape cost $250 per roll, however we can rent you a roll for $45 for the length of the session. Staying completely analog is a wonderful way to work, but if you need a digital solution, we have a Protools HD rig on hand.
The real strength of Analog Labs is the great sounding live room and the overall recording environment. The historic building was built in the early 1900's and has similar mesurments to historic recording facilities like Abbey Road, Sun Studios and Atlantic Record's original Manhattan studio.
Otari MTR90 MK2
Studer 102 1/2-inch 2 Track
AMR 1600 32x16 Analog Console
Custom 24 input Soundcraft 200b (Williams mod)
Vintage Hill Audio 24 input
3 x Vintage Modded Heil HM-1000 8 input
JBL 2x12's in custom enclosures, 2x15 JBL Subs
PMC 6' Transmission Line
Triple P Pyramids
Sony, AKG and Superlux
We have, or can get most anything you want. Our current mic locker has 200+ vintage and state of the art microphones from names like Nueman, AKG, Sennheiser, Mojave and more. Please contact us with specific requests.
We pride ourselves on analog aquisition, but we do keep an elite digital ecosystem should you require it. Yes, We have Protools HD if need to go down that road.
Long-time local and touring engineer Wes Kawaja opened Analog Labs after nearly 20 years in the professional audio business. After an already lengthy career in sound, Wes made it official in 1999 by graduating from Sheffeild AV with a certificate in audio and video production. He then did a stint at DC's Clean Cuts Music Studios working for Discovery Channel's family of television networks. In 2003, he co-founded 328 Recording Studios and began teaching music production at Asbury College in Wilmore, KY. He is also a fixture in Kentucky's booming film/tv industry, having provided sound services for countless films and television broadcasts made in the Bluegrass and beyond. He founded Analog Labs in 2013 after being inspired to create a truly analog resource for our brothers and sisters in sound.