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State-of-the-Art Equipment at White Bear Studios Recording Studio Manchester: Elevating Sound with Neumann TLM 103, Universal Audio Twin Finity Preamps, SSL VHD Xlogic Alpha Preamps, and RME Fireface 802 Interface

At the heart of our recording arsenal is the Neumann TLM 103 microphone, a paragon of precision and versatility. Renowned for its ability to capture the finest nuances of sound, the TLM 103 is a cornerstone for delivering pristine vocals and instrumentals.

Complementing this, we harness the power of the Universal Audio Twin Finity preamps. Fusing tube and solid-state technology, these preamps infuse warmth and character into every recording, creating a distinctive sonic signature. The SSL VHD Xlogic Alpha preamps further contribute to this sonic alchemy, ensuring transparent amplification and uncompromising fidelity.

Seamless connectivity and uncompromising audio processing are made possible by the RME Fireface 802 interface. With its high-performance AD/DA conversion and low-latency monitoring, the Fireface 802 is the backbone of our studio's signal flow, ensuring that every nuance is captured with precision.

To bring it all together, we entrust the latest version of Pro Tools, the industry-standard software for recording, editing, and mixing. This powerful platform allows us to sculpt and refine your audio masterpiece with unparalleled precision and efficiency.

Computer / DAW

Apple iMac Pro 8 Core 3.2GHz Intel Xeon W

Pro Tools 2024

MPC 2.0

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Speakers / Headphones

Genelec 1030a

Genelec 7040a

Altec Lansing Model 301

Audio Tecnica ATH M40X 


RME Fireface 802

SSL Alpha VHD 4pre

2x Universal Audio Twin Finity 710d 4 channel

TL Audio 5050 valve pre/compressor

Focusrite OctaPre Platinum LE

Akai MPC Studio

Soundcraft Ghost 24

Universal Audio Satellite Quadcore Thunderbolt

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Neumann TLM 103 x2

AKG C214 x2

Sennheiser MD421 x2

Sennheiser E906

Shure SM7b

Shure Beta 91

Shure SM57 x5

Lewitt LCT 340

Beyerdynamic M260

Oktava mk 012 x2

SE s2200

Instruments / Amplifiers

Fender Telecaster American Special

Epiphone Sheraton II

PRS Tremonti SE Custom

Tanglewood Acoustic Guitar

Sterling Musicman Sub Bass

Stagg Mandolin

Arturia Keylab 49

Sonor Force 3003 Maple drum kit

Paiste PST 5 cymbals

Blackstar HT60 soloist

Peavey Valve King 100w Head

Framus Dragon 4x12 cab

Behringer UltraBass head

Peavey 1x15 Bass cab

Vox AC4C1

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VST Instruments

Arturia Analog Lab Pro

Arturia OB-Xa V

Arturia Stage-73 V

Arturia Mini V3

Arturia Pigments 5

Arturia DX7

Arturia Augmented Strings Intro

Toontrack Superior Drummer 2

Native Instruments Massive

Native Instruments FM8

XPand 2

Online Mixing at White Bear Recording Studios Manchester


  • UAD Precision Channel Strip

  • UAD Pultec EQP-1A Legacy

  • UAD Pultec-Pro Legacy

  • UAD Pultec Collection

  • UAD UA 610-B

  • UAD Fairchild 670 Legacy

  • UAD Teletronix LA-2A Collection

  • UAD Teletronix LA-3A

  • UAD UA 1176 Collection

  • UAD UA 175-B

  • UAD UA 176

  • UAD Precision Reflection Engine

  • UAD Lexicon 480L

  • UAD RealVerb-Pro

  • UAD Precision Delay Mod/Long

  • UAD Brigade Chorus

  • UAD Precision Enhancer Hz

  • UAD Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

  • UAD Antares Auto-tune Advanced

  • UAD Avalon 737 Tube Channel Strip

  • UAD Oxide Tape Recorder

  • UAD Studer A800

  • UAD Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment

  • UAD Little Labs Voice Of God 

  • UAD Studio D Chorus

  • UAD Galaxy Tape Echo

  • UAD Century Tube Channel Strip

  • UAD Pure Plate Reverb

  • WAVES H Series Bundle

  • WAVES Renaissance Maxx bundle

  • WAVES Abbey Road Vinyl

  • WAVES Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter

  • WAVES C4 Multiband Compressor

  • WAVES CLA Bass

  • WAVES CLA Classic Compressors 

  • WAVES CLA Drums

  • WAVES CLA Mixdown

  • WAVES dbx 160 compressor/limiter

  • WAVES EMI TG12345 Channel Strip

  • WAVES J37 Tape

  • WAVES Kramer Tape

  • WAVES Morphoder

  • WAVES SSL G-Equalizer

  • WAVES Tune Real-Time

  • WAVES Sibilance

  • WAVES Lil Tube

  • PSP Easyverb

  • PSP NobleQ

  • PSP MasterComp

  • PSP MicroComp

  • PSP PianoVerb

  • T-racks Classic EQ

  • T-racks Classic Clipper

  • T-racks Classic Comp

  • T-racks Classic Multi Band Limiter

  • T-racks Black 76

  • T-racks Quad Compressor 

  • T-racks Comprexxor

  • iZotope Ozone Elements 11

  • iZotope Ozone Imager 2

  • iZotope DDLY

  • iZotope Vinyl

  • iZotope Vocal Doubler

  • iZotope RX Elements

  • iZotope Neutron 3 Elements

  • BBE Sonic Sweet

  • Sonarworks SoundID

  • Arturia Rev PLATE-140

  • Arturia Tape MELLO-FI

  • Arturia Filter MS20

  • Celemony Melodyne 5

  • IK Multimedia AmpliTube 5

  • Sound Toys 5

  • Sonnox Oxford Inflater

  • Sonnox Transient Modulator

  • Sonnox Oxford Limiter

  • Soothe 2

  • Ampeg SVTVR Classic

  • Black Box Analog Design HG-2

  • bx_console Focusrite SC

  • bx_masterdesk Classic

  • bx_rockrack V3 Player

  • bx_solo

  • bx_subfilter

  • Schoeps Double MS

  • SPL Free Ranger

  • Elysia Niveau Filter

  • Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

  • Shadow Hills Classic Red Edition

  • U87 Saturator

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White Bear Studios

113 Pollard Street


M4 7JB

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