Creativity. Collaboration.

The Tweed Recording Studio is being designed to create a positive creative and collaborative atmosphere for musicians. The studio will be equally adept at recording live musicians playing simultaneously or individual instruments and will feature unique Sound Techniques consoles constructed exclusively to the specifications of Tweed.

Gear

Mixing Gear

  • Sound Techniques ZR 5.1 Mixing Console 32×64
  • Sound Techniques ZR Sidecar 8×2 (three)
  • Sound Techniques DeLane Lea Soho console
  • Helios Manor Mobile Console 30×2
  • Amek Tac Scorpion Console
  • Aurora 10 Channel Mixing Sidecar
  • Soundcraft DC2000 64×32 Console
  • Soundcraft DC2000 48×24 Console
  • Tascam X-48 MK11 Hard Disk Recorder
  • MCI JH-24 24 Track Two Inch Tape Recorder
  • MCI JH-10 16 Track Two Inch Tape Recorder
  • Teac A-4300 1/4 in stereo reel to reel
  • Wollensack 1/4 mono 3M tape recorder
  • Burl Bomber A/D Converter
  • Alesis Masterlink ML 9600 (four)
  • MacBook Pro Computer
  • Muse Research Receptor
  • Alesis ADAT xt-20
  • Tascam MK11 4 Track Cassette Recorder
  • Tascam DA 30MK2 Dat Machine
  • Mackie HDR 24/96 Hard Disk Recorders (7)
  • Trident HG3 Monitoring Speakers
  • Mackie HR824 Monitoring Speakers (two extra speaker cones)
  • Yamaha NS-10 Monitoring Speakers with one sub (two pairs)
  • JBL 4311 Studio Monitors
  • JBL Slr Monitoring Speakers
  • Focal Spirit Headphone (seven)
  • Sony MDR Headphones (seven)
  • Fostex Headphones (12)
  • Assorted Cables for Recording

Microphones

  • Telefunken/Neumann U47 (seven)
  • Telefunken/Neumann U48 (four)
  • Telefunken Elam 251
  • Neumann M582
  • Neumann U67 (four)
  • MIC SHOP U47
  • Neumann U47fet (four)
  • Neumann KM56 (two)
  • Neumann KM86 (two)
  • Neumann KM54 (two)
  • Neumann M147 (two)
  • Neumann SM62 (two)
  • Neumann KM253 (two)
  • Neumann U87A (eight)
  • Neumann U89 (four)
  • Neumann U87i (two)
  • Neumann M 49 (two)
  • Neumann SM-69 Stereo
  • Neumann SM2 Stereo (two)
  • Neumann CMV 551
  • Neumann 51B
  • Neumann TLM 193 (two)
  • Neumann TLM 170 (six)
  • Neumann TLM 103 (five)
  • Neumann KM184 (five)
  • Neumann 100/30 (three)
  • Neumann KM183 (three)
  • Neumann KMS105
  • Neumann KM84 (four)
  • RCA 77 DX (three)
  • RCA 44BX
  • RCA 74 B
  • Altec 639A
  • Sony C37A (four)
  • Sony C800G (two)
  • American DR32
  • Shure SM7B (two)
  • Shure SM7 vintage
  • Shure 555 retro
  • Shure 333
  • Shure SM94 (two)
  • Shure SM57 (twenty five)
  • Shure SM56
  • Shure SM-87A
  • Shure SM98
  • Shure SM58 (four)
  • Shure Beta 58 (four)
  • Shure Bullet Mic
  • Coles 4038 (four)
  • AKG C12
  • AKG C12A (two)
  • AKG C24
  • AKG 414 (four)
  • AKG C12 VR (two)
  • AKG C 1000
  • AKG D12E (three)
  • AKG D224 (two)
  • AKG D112E (four)
  • Audix D6
  • Electro Voice RE20 (six)
  • Electro Voice PL10
  • Electro Voice RE50
  • Electro Voice RE18
  • Electro-Voice 664 (two)
  • Cascade 731R
  • Beyer M69 NC
  • Beyer M101N (two)
  • Beyer M201
  • Rode NT3
  • Rode NT1
  • Senheiser MD441 (six)
  • Senheiser MD421 (twenty two)
  • Sontronics Apollo Active Ribbon
  • Sontronics Delta Ribbon
  • Sontronics Halo
  • Sontronics DMB-1

Microphone Pre-Amps

  • EMI TG 1234 dual channel strip (original)
  • Neve 1081 (twenty four)
  • Neve 1073 (two)
  • Sound Techniques Elektra Modules (two)
  • Trident A Range Mixing Moudules (nine)
  • API 512c (two)
  • Trident 80B dual Mic Pre
  • Spectrasonics 101 11 Channel Mic Pre
  • Spectrasonics 110 Dual Mic Pre
  • Helios Type 69 Vintage Mic Pre (two)
  • Helios Type 69 Stereo Mic Pre (four)
  • RCA Mic Pre
  • Telefunken V72 Siemen Mic Pre’s (eight)
  • Lucas 4 channel Mic Pre (two)
  • TRUE 8 Channel Mic Pre
  • Vintech X73
  • Vintech 1272 Mic pre
  • Universal Audio 610B

Dynamics

  • Urei 1176D Compressor (three)
  • Urei 1176 LN Compressor (four)
  • Urei LA-4A
  • Urei LA-3A (three)
  • Urei 7110 Limiter
  • Joe Meek VC1 Compressor
  • Neve 33609/J Compressor
  • Neve 33609 Compressor
  • Neve 2254a Stereo Compressor
  • Empirical Labs Distressor (six)
  • Roger Mayer RM58 Compressor
  • Trident Stereo Compressor (two)
  • Helios F760 Stereo Compressor
  • TL Audio Stereo Tube Compressor
  • Gates Sta Level
  • Gates 6-144 Dual Levelar
  • Drawmer DS-404
  • Drawmer DS-201 (four)
  • Avalon VT 747 sp
  • ADL 1000 Compressor
  • PRO VLA Compressor
  • Manley Stereo Vari-Mu Compressor
  • ITA LA-1B Tube Limiter
  • Teletronix LA-2A Vintage Limiter (eight)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Re-Issue Limiter (one)
  • Universal Audio 1176
  • DBX 160A (four)
  • DBX 160VU (four)
  • DBX 165A
  • DBX 902 (four)
  • DBX 902 De-Esser (nine)
  • DBX 903 Compressor (three)
  • Behringer Dual Compressor
  • Behringer Pro Composer limiter (four)
  • Lucas Mic Pre Compressor
  • Tube-tech LCA-2B
  • API 527 (two)

Equalisers

  • Astronic 1671 Graphic EQ’s (two)
  • Universal Audio 508 EQ’s
  • Pultec EQP 1A EQ’s (two)
  • Tube-tech PE-1A
  • Tube-tech PE-1B
  • Drawmer 1960 Stereo Tube EQ
  • Retro 2A3 Stereo Tube EQ
  • Reeves Sound NY EQ’s (four)
  • API 550a (four)
  • API 550b (four)
  • Api 560 (two)
  • Sony MUEQ41 EQ
  • Orban 622B EQ (two)
  • TL Audio 2012 Parametric EQ
  • Langevin 58 EQ (two)
  • Ward Beck EQ (two)
  • Neumann W492 EQ (two)

Effects Processors

  • TC Electronics M-One XL
  • Alesis Desktop Wedge
  • Alesis D4 Drum Emulator
  • Yamaha SPX 90
  • Yamaha SPX 90-2
  • Fulltone Tube Tape Echo
  • Roland Space Echo RE-201
  • VOX Tonelab
  • BOSS DR. Sampler SP-303
  • Pioneer SR-202W
  • AKG BX5
  • Dynacord CLS 222
  • Orban 111B Reveb Unit
  • Ensoniq DP4 parallel effects processor
  • Antares ATR1 auto tuner (two)
  • Roland Rev 7
  • Lexicon Multi Effects Processor
  • Lexicon MX 400
  • Lexicon PCM 60 (two)
  • Lexicon PCM 42 (two)
  • Lexicon PCM 80
  • Lexicon PCM 91
  • Lexicon PCM 41
  • Lexicon PCM 70 (two)
  • Lexicon 960L (two)
  • AMS 1580s Stereo Delay
  • URSA Major Space Station
  • EMT 140 Stereo Reverb Plates (three)
  • AMS RMX 16Reverb
  • Line 6 POD rackmount
  • Mesa Boogie Rackmount
  • Lucas Deceiver (a/d box)
  • Cloud CL-2 Mic Activator
  • Countryman/Rapco Direct Boxes
  • SAE Power Amp
  • Crown Power Base Amp

Instruments

  • 1968 Rickenbacker 12 String Guitar
  • 1967 Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar
  • 1960 Gibson Les Paul Jr Electric Guitar
  • 1975 Gibson ES 335-TD Electric Guitar
  • 2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Guitar
  • 2013 Gibson SG dual coil Electric Guitar
  • 1968 Fender Precision Bass
  • 1965 Fender Jazz Bass (reissue)
  • 1966 Fender Stratocastor
  • 1975 Gibson Les Paul
  • 2005 Fender Stratocaster
  • 1998 Gretsch Electrojet Guitar
  • Ibanez Hollow Body Guitar
  • 2005 Fender Telecaster
  • 2015 Gibson Bob Dylan SJ-200 Acoustic Guitar
  • 2015 Gibson Koa Hummingbird Acoustic Guitar
  • 1968 Gibson j-50 Acoutstic Guitar
  • 1967 Gibson b-25 Acoustic Guitar
  • 2012 Martin D12-28 12 String Acoustic Guitar
  • 1920 Martin 0-19 Acoustic Guitar
  • Orange Crush Guitar Amp
  • 1970 Fender Musicmaster Bass Amp
  • 1971 Fender Super Reverb Guitar Amp
  • Supro Corsica Guitar Amp
  • Gibson Falcon Guitar Amp
  • 1965 Fender Princeton Guitar Amp
  • 1962 Fender Brown Grill Pro Amp
  • 1966 Ampeg B-18 Flip Top Bass Amp
  • 2008 Fender Twin Guitar Amp
  • Gibson B2 Microphonic Guitar Amp
  • 1980 Gibson Pacemaker Guitar Amp
  • 1977 Fender Rhodes 73 Electric Piano
  • Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano
  • Farfisa Mini Compact Organ
  • Moog Micro Synth
  • Hi-Watt Bulldog Guitar Amp
  • Mark Bass Amp/Ampeg 4/10 Cabinet
  • 1958 Hammond B3 Organ with Leslie 122 Speaker
  • 1950 Hammond C3 Organ with Leslie 122 Speaker
  • Yamaha CF3 Grand Piano
  • 1956 Steinway Model M Grand Piano
  • 1966 Slingerland Aqua Satin Flame Drum Kit
  • 2 Ludwig Drum Sets and Assorted Cymbals

Clients

  • Will Hoge
  • Sanders Bohlke
  • Charlie Mars
  • The Damnwells
  • The Black Crowes (live)
  • Pokey LaFarge
  • Grace Askew
  • The Evangelistas
  • Jamison Hollister
  • Aaron Kaplan
  • Matt Patton
  • Jay Buchanan
  • RK Patterson
  • The South City Three
  • Jimbo Mathus
  • Cedric Burnside
  • Jojo Herman
  • Patterson Hood
  • Jay Gonzalez
  • American Aquarium
  • Trenton Ayers
  • Adam Macdougall
  • Adrian Dickey
  • The Un-wed Teenage Mothers
  • Game Control
  • Primative
  • Greater Pyrenese
  • Ali Holder
  • Pale East
  • Shannon McNally
  • The Rebecca West
  • Charlie Faye
  • Will Sexton
  • Jesse Payne
  • NMS All Stars
  • Truth & Salvage Company
  • The Red Thangs
  • Luke Winslow King
  • Holley Peel
  • Amy Lavere
  • Young Buffalo
  • The Minor Adjustments
  • Bobby Joyner
  • Hippie Dan Wistrom
  • Toby Semain
  • The Glass
  • Karl Denson
  • Jimmy Phillips
  • Sean Kirkpatrick
  • Josh Kelley
  • Ingram Hill
  • Jars Of Clay
  • The Cooters
  • Kudzu Kings
  • Junto & Company
  • Hookin’ Stan
  • Tyler Keith and The Apostles
  • Cory Brannan
  • Shooting Out The Lights
  • Mark Adamec
  • Alex Ross
  • Travis Shallow
  • Ron Etheridge
  • Richard Welsh
  • Jason Turner
  • Blue Mountain
  • Chris Chew
  • Cody Dickinson
  • South Memphis String Band
  • Matthew Smith and The Vessels
  • Josh Fletcher
  • Colour Revolt
  • Tate Moore
  • Goodmorning Powerheart
  • The Wasted Lonelys
  • 51 South
  • Wilx
  • The Great War
  • Chad Harris
  • Plane Crash
  • The Gottrockets
  • J. P. Kennedy
  • Circuit Riders
  • High Horse
  • Rhymes With Orange
  • Tony Caldwell
  • Super Dynamic Stars
  • Second Guess
  • Lawrence Hunt
  • The Perry’s
  • Fappy Tweed
  • Ho-Hum
  • The Supernatural
  • Motet
  • Brad Bailey
  • Adam Weaver
  • Always Sunday
  • Andrew Blooms
  • Tom “Panda” Ryan

My first professional recording was at Tweed with Andrew and I’ve stayed true to that sound ever since. Tweed is where you go when you’re on mission for a timeless product. I have only wonderful memories recording with Andrew at Tweed!! Long live that sonic factory!!”

Josh Kelley

Tweed Studios was a true Delta oasis, tucked away from the worlds, that made it a dream for myself and the band to slip away and focus on what we were there for…cutting a great record! Andrew was so easy-going and accommodating throughout the process, not to mention a true master of his engineering (and stellar gear-collecting) craft. Double thumbs up, all around!

Grace Askew

Blue Mountain recorded our album Omnibus at Tweed with Andrew Ratcliffe twisting the knobs. He was courteous, professional and a is a master of his craft….and fun to hang with. I love the record we made with him and look forward to the next one”.

Cary Hudson, Blue Mountain

Andrew’s working knowledge of the studio has been invaluable to both me and the Oxford community. Being a musician himself, he can solve problems before they happen. Working with the Kudzu Kings on countless projects, Andrew was always able to embrace different personalities and ideas yet still push the project forward in the direction he felt it needed to go.

Tate Moore, the Kudzu Kings