Welcome to Pulsworks Audio Arts Recording Studios!
Recording is an Art. It is more than just your music, the people, the equipment and the rooms. It’s the sum of all of this mixed with passion and experience that makes your music come to life. This is what we are here for. We are your extension to capture the passion of what so many simply call “music”.
Pulsworks Recording Studios is a world class music and sound production facility, located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the heart of Canada. We work with artists from around the world covering every musical genre. Every artist and production is unique with their own special and distinctive sound.
When you work with us, you will achieve the sound you want using whatever production techniques and technologies it takes to get it.
This is not an idle promise. Our team of music production and sound engineering specialists span a period from the 1960’s, to today and our equipment list covers almost everything you can imagine. From vintage microphones to the most recent top end digital technologies and everything in between. It even includes equipment that has not been put into production yet and some that was so limited, only a few pieces exist in the world today.
The studio atmosphere is both relaxed and professional. The personnel are often brilliant in their capacities to give you what you need, whether it be expertise or just a little humor to get everyone relaxed and back on track.
We consider every project a challenge, to make you, the artist, the best you can be. Scale is not a factor, whether you are creating the next top 40 hit, or just want the best sounding karaoke version of your special song, we put in the same dedication, effort and expertise.
Welcome to Pulsworks Recording Studios.
Control Room One
Control Room One is our primary tracking and mixing room. It is wired to every recording area in the studio. It is also connected to Control Two which can become an additional recording space featuring an Amek Einstein Super E console with 40 modules, totaling 80 channels of input as the center-piece. We can record to our 32 input/32 output Pro Tools HD system or alternatively our 24 track Otari MX-80 2 inch tape machine. Our Studer B67 1/4 inch machine is also available as a mixdown recorder.
Main monitoring is provided by Bryston 7B-powered PMC IB1 3-way loudspeakers. Upon request, Control 1′s main monitoring can be expanded to a full 5.1 system for audio for picture mixing projects. Our processing racks contain many great preamps, compressors, eq and effects by NPNG, API, Rupert Neve Designs, Empirical Labs, Drawmer, TC Electronic, Yamaha and many others (see complete list below)
Amek Einstein Super-E with 80 Channels
Otari MX-80 2 inch machine – 24 track
Studer B67 1/4 inch machine – 2 track
Dolby SR Model 363 – 2 channel
AVID Pro Tools 10 HD|Native
Apogee Symphony IO
2 Apogee Symphony IO 8 Analog I/O + 8 Optical IO Module
2 Frontier Designs Tango 24 AD/DA Converter
Custom-Built Windows PC
2 Samsung 60″ Display
Waves Platinum Bundle, Celemony Melodyne, Wavemachine Labs Drumagog, Line6 Gearbox, IK Multimedia Amplitube LE, T-Racks EQ, PodFarm, Digidesign Factory Bundle, Maxim, D-Fi, Synthogy Ivory and Italian Grand Expansion, Garritan Personal Orchestra, IK Multimedia Sampletank, Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 and Metal Foundry Expansion, FXpansion BFD Lite
2 Bryston 7B SST2
Control Room Two
Control Room Two is a mixing and editing suite, with tracking capabilities and access to all recording areas and outboard processing equipment. This room is primarily used for post production of audio-video projects. It features the same 80-channel Amek Einstein Super E console as Control Room One.
Control Two features the aforementioned Amek console, AVID Pro Tools with all sorts of plug-ins, Neumann monitoring, and 32 tielines between Control One and Two which allows for sharing of equipment between the rooms.
Amek Einstien Super-E 40 with 48 Channels
Teac 40-4 1/4 inch 4 track
Teac 80-8 1/2 inch 8 track
AVID Pro Tools 10 HD Native
Digidesign Music Production Toolkit
Digidesign 002 Rack
Frontier Designs Tango 24 AD/DA Converter
Custom Built Windows PC
2 32″ Samsung Display
Waves Platinum Bundle, Celemony Melodyne, Wavemachine Labs Drumagog, Line6 Gearbox, IK Multimedia Amplitube LE, T-Racks EQ, PodFarm, Digidesign Factory Bundle, Maxim, D-Fi, Music Production Toolkit, Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 and Metal Foundry Expansion, FXpansion BFD Lite
Pulsworks’ recording areas start with The Live Room, our primary tracking space. It is a fabulous sounding room for drums, guitars, vocals or any sound that requires a little space around it. The Live Room features 12 foot ceilings, a massive 450 Sq. feet of floor space, and a very natural ambient sound. The room acoustics can also be modified to provide a slightly drier sound. Our collection of amplifiers as well as our vintage Hammond M111 and Leslie Model 145 live here as well.
Next, we have the Booth. In contrast to the Live Room, The Booth has a much drier sound with less ambient sound. It’s perfect for rockin’ guitar tracks, intimate vocals, isolating instruments during live recordings and voice-overs.
Our mobile recording rig lets us bring the studio to you. We offer 24-track recording with a great selection of preamps and other equipment from the studio. For concert recordings, we can also interface with the venue’s PA system and use it as the front-end for our recording chain. We have a 75ft snake, back-up recorder and, of course, our microphone locker is available for mobile recordings to cover all sources or just to supplement an existing set-up.
1 Josephson C720 (serial #16)
1 AKG C426B Stereo Microphone
2 Lawson L251 Tube
2 Lawson L47 FET
2 Josephson 617
2 Josephson C42
2 Josephson e22S
2 Neumann TLM103
1 Audio-Technica AT899 Omni Lavalier
2 Audio-Technica Pro37r
1 Sennheiser 416 P48 Shotgun Microphone
1 RCA 74-B Junior Velocity
2 Beyerdynamic M260
2 Sennheiser MD 421
1 Electro-Voice RE-20
2 Audio-Technica ATM 250
1 Audix D6
1 Electro-Voice ND868
1 Beyerdynamic M201 TG
1 Sennheiser e845
1 Shure SM7b
1 Shure SM57
3 Shure Sm58