Shakti Sound Studio | RECORDING // MASTERING // MIXING
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About

Shakti studio is located in Kifissia, Athens, Greece
and offers a place for recording, mixing
and Mastering your music.

Shakti studio was build in 2009 and equipped after a lot of research and careful selection of machinery. It is an analogue studio recording to Hard disk with an HD 2 Accel system. Recording and Mixing on one of the most beautiful sounding Consoles, the API 1608.

Shakti studio was created as a place where musicians
can feel at ease while they are recording.

We offer a relaxing environment in combination with high quality gear to create and manipulate all kinds of different sounds from tube to transistor… Or just record straight to disk with a unique microphone like the M7 From Lo-fi to super pop and everything in between.

We offer a Wide variety of microphones to Fit everybody’s needs.

All rooms provide a garden view with natural lighting. There is ample space for relaxing between takes in the client lounge with a regulation size pool table, kitchen and two bathrooms with showers.

We offer different engineers depending on the type of music and the time the project needs to be completed.

All that at an unbeatable price.

Call or e-mail for a visit and more info.

GEAR

Control Room Gear

Console:
API 1608
Computer:
Mac Pro intel 8 core at 2.24GHz with HD 2 Accel.
Software:
Pro Tools 10
Plugins:
Many
Convertors:
Apogee Symphony 24in 24out
Lynx Aurora 16 AD/DA – 2 units
Lavry AD 10 – Stereo converter
Two Track Recorder:
Korg MR 2000s
Monitor:
PCM AML 1
Gethain
Preamps:
TAB V76
BAE – 1084 x 2 units
BAE – 1023 x 2 units (like 1073 with extra frequencies)
Rupert Neve x 2
Universal Audio 2-610
millennia HV3B
API x 16
Neve 1073LB (500)
V4 custom tube
Compressors:
Universal Audio LA 2A
1176 x 2 units
DBX 160
SSL 4000 custom
SSL (500) by mixbuzz
Prism MLA-2 mastering compressor
Rupert Neve 5043
RETRO 176
API 525 x 4 units
Equalizers:
GML 8200
Rupert Neve 5033 5 band
Tubetech PE 1C
API 550A x 14 units
API 560 x 2 units
Rupert Neve 5042 tape emulator
SPL Tube Vitalizer
RETRO 176
API 525 x 4 units
Effects:
EMT 140 Plate Reverb (Quad version)
Lexicon 480L reverb processor
Bricasti M7 reverb processor
Roland SDE 2000 digital delay
Desser:
SPL
Gate:
Drawer

Tracking Room Gear

Microphones:
AKG 414 x 2 – D112 – C1000
Shure SM 7B –SM 57 x 3 – SM 57B x 2 – SM 58B Dynamic
Sennheiser MD 421 –II x 3 – E904 x 2 – Dynamic
Audix D6 – Dynamic
AKG C535 EB – 451B – small diaphragm condensers
DPA 4011 x 2 – small diaphragm condenser
AMT LS – clip on condenser
Neumann U87 x 2 – condenser
Wunder Audio M7 – Tube condenser with U47 capsule
Bock audio 251 – Tube condenser with C12 capsule
Charter Oak SA 538 – Tube condenser
AEA R84 – Ribbon
Crowley and Tripp proscenium – Ribbon
Earthworks TC 30 x 2
Earthworks SR30
Earthworks DP30C
C12
Braumer VM 1
Instruments:
Drums by Gabriel
Cymbals by Sabian HHX and AAX
Snare drums by Ludwig , Gabriel, Yamaha
Tama Grandstar ( full Set)
Piano C3 (1974)
Guitar amps:
Two Rock – Classic Reverb
Fender twin reverb re-issue
Fender pro reverb 1976
Mesa Boogie F50
Orange Thunderbird 200
Electric Guitars:
Fender Strat 1999 USA
The Heritage 355 USA
Acoustic Guitars:
Stamford D 20P
Taylor 410
Ovation Germany
Takamine
Baby taylor
Bass:
Fender P bass
Bachus passive and active
Lakland Hollowbody
Percussion:
Toca
Keyboards:
CX-3 organ and Roland Fantom XR synthesizer
DI:
Radial passive and active
BSS
Rupert Neve
Pedals:
Strymon – El Capistan Delay
Mad Professor Fire Red fuzz and Little green Wonder
Xotic RC and AC booster, BB Distortion
RMC wah-wah
Boss Space echo 201
Tc electronics Tremolo
Silverstone classic overdrive
Sundecay Prometheus
RAT distortion

PHOTOS

Simon Bloom

Simon Bloom

Simon Bloom, a Sagittarius, was born in Athens on the 6th of December.

At the age of 15 Simon began his musical quest by learning to play drums and percussion. At 19 he began his major in Communication Studies at the Mediterranean University, it was at this time he switched to… acoustic guitar in order to fulfill his expression of love and disappointment, fear and happiness of this world. The inspiration flowed and he started writing lyrics composing music and soundscapes.

By the age of 21 Simon’s love for the analogue sound’ and the music of the ’60s / ’70s (from Bob Dylan through to Bob Marley) led him to the decision to make a studio for his recordings and production of demo songs from people with an alternative musical outlook. In ’98 Shakti Studio was born.

Simon Bloom became a self-taught audio engineer, his introduction to film work started with the recording of the “See You in Hell my Darling”(Nikos Nikolaidis-1999) soundtrack (music by Nikos Touliatos) where he worked as a recording engineer.

He played live with various bands ranging from alternative to reggae music, while continuing to write songs and record lots of bands in his studio. He played a role in the film “Loser takes all”(Nikos Nikolaidis) and wrote two songs that went into the soundtrack of the movie (Greek production 2003 music by Yannis Agellakas). Challenged by the experience Simon went on to compose a whole soundtrack for the movie “Zero Years” (Nikos Nikolaidis-Greek production 2005). Out in DVD. Between the work on the two movies he wrote and recorded his first album titled “Real Shadows”.

Simon Bloom has released his first album Real Shadows which is sung in English.There are 9 songs which could be characterised as psychedelic, blues, folk rock. The album was recorded in Simons own Shakti Studio. The CD is for sale in Greece (Metropolis) and on the net through cdbaby.com.

The music of Simon Bloom is influenced by the 60s and 70s, or as he would say its like Pink Floyd meeting Nick Drake and going to J.J Cales trailer to jam!.

Played in the “celebration of music” festival, small music theatre, An club, support for sophie solomon, Isobelle Cambell & Mark Lanegan, Jeff Martin, Pavlov’s dog, The Earthbound and there is more to come…..

CURRENTLY A NEW ALBUM HAS JUST BEEN RECORDED AT SHAKTI STUDIO AND WAREHOUSE STUDIOS IN KYPSELI…. THE ALBUM IS FINISHED -MIXED BY VAGELLIS ZISIS AND MASTERED BY TED JENSEN!

THE ALBUM IS CALLED “HOLLOW BUTTERFLY”

Hollow Butterfly

Simon has also recorded various jazz bands like Anakata and Jenny Kapadai, blues artists like Mickey Padelous, Reagge like Stavros Dadous and others like the album of ROUS including the hit Exeresis. For Archangel music.

Simon bloom at the end of 2009 signed with archangel music and released Hollow butterfly on March 20.

Always looking for new people to record in his Studio called Shakti.
Read more: Simon Bloom Myspace

SESSIONS

Rous:

Rous – Recording and Mixing (2010)

Simon Bloom:

Hazy Moon – Recording (2011)

Cristobal Larinnaga:

Oru Seco – Recording and Mixing (2011)

Mitera Falena Tifli:

Navagia stin Steria _ Recording (2013)

Expert medicine:

Tightrope Ep – Recording and Mixing (2013)

Jennie Kapadai Quartet:

Recording and Mixing (2013-14)

Markos Delivorias:

Flight to La – Mixing (2015)

Simon Bloom:

Rainbows at Midnight – Recording and mixing (2015-16)

Anakata:

Recording and Mixing (2010)

Low Cost travellers:

Recording (2011)

Akemis Teran Carrera:

Grupo Inle – Recording and mixing (2012)

Nightstalker:

Dead Rock Commandos – Recording and Mixing(2013)

Penny & The Swinging Cats:

Christmas Songs – Recording and Mixing (2013)

1000 mods:

Vultures (2014) Recording and Mixing

Thee Holy Strangers:

Recording and Mixing (2015)

The Bet:

who will pay reparations – recording (2011)

Gong Therapy Sessions:

Recording and Mixing (2011)

Melentini:

Explosions Around the Desert inside – Recording (2012)

Petros Michopoulos:

Glykopikro (2013)– Recording and Mixing

Dustbowl:

Christmas Time a comin’ – Recording and Mixing (2013)

Godsleep:

(2015) – Recording

Nightstalker:

Just a Burn (2004) Remixing (2015)

CONTACT US

We are here to give you any information you need. Feel free to contact us.

101 Delyanni Street 14562 , Athens, Greece

Email: info@shaktisoundstudio.com // Phone: +30 6932585325