The lightbug Recording Studio uses very high quality studio microphones
I use AKG SolidTube at lightbug Studio,This is the first microphone that combines the sound of classic vacuum tube technology and the benefits of advanced solid state componentry . Mechanical ruggedness, high SPL capability, and low self noise are as natural SolidTube features as its warm tube sound.
The heart of the SolidTube is the ECC 83 (12AX7) vacuum tube. It provides excellent transfer characteristics and is readily available from musical instrument dealers carrying spare parts for guitar amps.Tube microphones are very popular for their warm sound. The SolidTube emphasizes even harmonics and adds low-level distortion that the ear perceives as an enhancement to the sound.
An important processor that a lot of studios simply don't have is the dedicated De-sser.
I use one designed by SPL.With its auto threshold and settings for male or female it controls the sibilance to a smooth professional sound.
When recording drums the lightbug uses analogue controlled compressors designed specifically for drums.
All recordings are recorded digitally onto Makie SDR 24 then are transferred to any other format without any loss of quality through fibre optic cables.
All guitar amps are miked using various microphones reassuring a natural true sound (How you play it is up to you?)
lightbug studio has a dedicated music computer system designed by Carrilon.An extremely powerful machine equipped with Cubase SE t-racks mastering software and many updating plug-ins ideal for digital automation mixing!