ALCHEMIST – All In One Computed Mobile Studio

Designing and developing the mobile recording studio “Alchemist” has been an ongoing priority for creative mastermind Michael Cretu. The project which is nearing the end of its beta-phase is aimed at finding a comprehensive technical solution for a modern recording studio – an “all in one computed mobile studio”.

The mobile recording studio Alchemist combines the four key parameters of recording: computed recording environment, modular hardware concept, control surface and surround monitoring system.

Computed Recording Environment

Alchemist is a high-quality computer-based environment. Standard features include the latest versions of the sequencers Logic Pro and Native Instruments Bundles. It is, of course, possible to create customized solutions or to install additional recording software and hardware.

Modular Hardware Concept

The standard configuration of Alchemist includes basic hardware components that can be expanded and upgraded to meet the requirements of the user.

Based on a state-of-the-art Mac computer which delivers optimal processing power, all signals from synthesizers and interfaces are fed into Friend-Ship Digitalmatrix, where they are processed and then supplied to a RTW Surround Module. A Basemanagement system then translates the signals for the surround monitoring system.

Control Surface

The flexible control surface is designed to ensure maximum functionality and virtually unlimited creative freedom.

Among several channels, a central section features a program changer and plug-in control panel that facilitate access to and processing of certain parameters. The central monitoring section complements a modified surround monitor unit (supports 7.1 surround) combined with a high-quality realtime-analyzer. The standard version features a master keyboard with 88 half weighted keys.

Surround Monitoring Sytem

Alchemist features one monitoring control unit which offers broad range of production possibilities from stereo production up to surround sound formats (5.1, 6.1 und 7.1).

The central control unit for sound monitoring is the Basemanagement device that controls the customized monitors ADAM 6.5 AMC. Based on this system we can also supply small-scale and compact solutions.