Collective Soul/Paul Rodgers drummer Ryan Hoyle's rack, enables with ApogeeLos Angeles, CA (July 31, 2008)--Collective Soul/Paul Rodgers drummer Ryan Hoyle has announced the opening of Cave Studio, which specializes in custom drum tracks by Hoyle himself and features Apogee converters and Mini-Me preamps.
"My concept," says Hoyle, "is to use world-class outboard gear to record and export raw drum tracks of the very highest quality, providing the very best organic ingredients, for the artist/producer to use whatever spices they deem necessary to suit the needs of their particular vision."
Hoyle chose the Apogee Rosetta 800 connected via lightpipe. "I love my Rosetta 800! When I was putting my studio together, I asked several of my engineer friends their advice on what gear I should purchase. Without an exception, they all said, 'get the Rosetta,' and I am so glad I did. They were right, my drums have never sounded better."
Hoyle's studio centers around his drumsHoyle describes the concept of Cave Studio: "My goal is to be able to continue to record as much as I can with the added convenience of being able to work at home due to my touring schedule and the obvious high maintenance factor of having to travel and route gear all over the place. It's also great that with current technology I can record a drum track for a producer in Tokyo, London, or Sydney and deliver it to them during a night's sleep. It is my mission to let the world know that even though I play in this band or with that artist, I am still accessible to record on their project, too." The studio can also accommodate those who want to engineer/produce their own tracks, offering both Pro Tools 7.4 and Logic 8.
In addition to the Rosetta 800, Ryan equipped the studio with Apogee Mini-Me preamps, API 3124+, Vintech 473 and a well-rounded selection of classic, vintage, and modern microphones.
Ryan extends his non-drumming services as well, including engineering the session himself and offering an FTP server that will allow collaborations and the transfer of files via the internet.