the small project studio

Cyprus

the small project studio

Here you can listen to some unique electronic music productions

We record and master digitally and we upload our music as wave file @ 24 bits 44. 1 khz unless otherwise stated

We do not use no more than a mastering vst compressor for a subtle compression and a vst mastering limiter to keep the peak levels between -1.2 and -3.5 db's (dbfs) depending on the material

By signature Anthony Michaelides is our epitome for a true hifi sound

Please, do not expect a loud sound that can shake your room from our recordings

Many audiophile labels like Chandos, Erato, Naxos, Emi Classics record at low levels too

We always try to give to our recordings a sound that is natural with good amount of transparency, dynamics and warmness at the degree that is possible due to the digital recording limitations

Some words why digital recording is not yet the best thing

Digital recording is not perfect even if you record at the highest sampling rate

Digital distort too easily even if your recording levels fall below 0 !

Digital recording of synthetic sounds is lifeless even if you add effects

Digital recording of synthetic sounds does not have the warmness nor the full dynamics and harmonics of the analog recording (1/4'' inch open reel @ 7.5 ips, 2 '' inches open reel @ 15 ips)

Our studio gear is not the best but this does not stopping us from creating some quality music

Propellerhead Reason V.2.5
Sony Sound Forge
Sony Cd Architect
Sony Vegas Pro
Sony Dvd Architect

Acorn Masterkey 49
Korg Sigma
Yamaha DX 21
Yamaha MU90R
Yamaha RX 11

Fostex CR300
Rme AD1

Custom Pc based on the Celeron G530
Custom Pc based on the AMD A6
Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo P5720
E-MU 0404 PCI
PNY 9800 GTX

Macintosh Plus + Opcode Studio 3 + Opcode Vision sequencing software

Listening room

Pioneer SX-3800 Receiver

In Pioneer's extensive receiver lineup for 1980, The SX-3800 was in the upper third in terms of power and performance. It was rated at 60 watts per channel, which was more than sufficient to rock the house. It had extremely low THD: .005%, It's phono S/N ratio was an amazing 115dB.

Great receiver to evaluate final mixes and masters, it can be used even for monitoring if you have those so called ''golden ears''...

The Pioneer SX 3800 can drive speakers with very low sensitivity (86 db's) like the famous Quad ESL without any problem

Unfortunately our Diamonds III monitors are too weak for the Pioneer SX 3800

Marantz CD 60

Pioneer CT-S450S - 2 Heads cassette deck with Dolby S

Pioneer CT-S550S - 3 Heads Cassette deck with Dolby S

Pioneer CTF 900 cassette deck (not working, we will try to repair this
wonderful cassette deck)

Thorens TD126 MK III Turntables x2 with SME Tonearms and Ortofon Concorde stylus

Thorens TD 166 MKII Turntables x2 with Ortofon Concorde stylus

Very good turntables with true hifi sound

Pioneer SE-M550 closed type hifi headphones

Warfedale Diamond III monitors hifi

Very transparent sound and good stereo image from those tiny monitors

Good sound from acoustic music and jazz at moderated levels,

Orchestral and classical music on this monitors have good amounts of clarity and transparency with too low coloration on the extreme highs,

Synthesizer music sound good too, the mids are very good with very little coloration

Unfortunately the small 4.5'' bass/midrange, the very low sensitivity of 86 db's and the 100 watts power is not the best thing for these Diamond III monitors hifi...

the small project studio
Anthony Michaelides

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the small project studio

Here you can listen to some unique electronic music productions

We record and master digitally and we upload our music as wave file @ 24 bits 44. 1 khz unless otherwise stated

We do not use no more than a mastering vst compressor for a subtle compression and a vst mastering limiter to keep the peak levels between -1.2 and -3.5 db's (dbfs) depending on the material

By signature Anthony Michaelides is our epitome for a true hifi sound

Please, do not expect a loud sound that can shake your room from our recordings

Many audiophile labels like Chandos, Erato, Naxos, Emi Classics record at low levels too

We always try to give to our recordings a sound that is natural with good amount of transparency, dynamics and warmness at the degree that is possible due to the digital recording limitations

Some words why digital recording is not yet the best thing

Digital recording is not perfect even if you record at the highest sampling rate

Digital distort too easily even if your recording levels fall below 0 !

Digital recording of synthetic sounds is lifeless even if you add effects

Digital recording of synthetic sounds does not have the warmness nor the full dynamics and harmonics of the analog recording (1/4'' inch open reel @ 7.5 ips, 2 '' inches open reel @ 15 ips)

Our studio gear is not the best but this does not stopping us from creating some quality music

Propellerhead Reason V.2.5
Sony Sound Forge
Sony Cd Architect
Sony Vegas Pro
Sony Dvd Architect

Acorn Masterkey 49
Korg Sigma
Yamaha DX 21
Yamaha MU90R
Yamaha RX 11

Fostex CR300
Rme AD1

Custom Pc based on the Celeron G530
Custom Pc based on the AMD A6
Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo P5720
E-MU 0404 PCI
PNY 9800 GTX

Macintosh Plus + Opcode Studio 3 + Opcode Vision sequencing software

Listening room

Pioneer SX-3800 Receiver

In Pioneer's extensive receiver lineup for 1980, The SX-3800 was in the upper third in terms of power and performance. It was rated at 60 watts per channel, which was more than sufficient to rock the house. It had extremely low THD: .005%, It's phono S/N ratio was an amazing 115dB.

Great receiver to evaluate final mixes and masters, it can be used even for monitoring if you have those so called ''golden ears''...

The Pioneer SX 3800 can drive speakers with very low sensitivity (86 db's) like the famous Quad ESL without any problem

Unfortunately our Diamonds III monitors are too weak for the Pioneer SX 3800

Marantz CD 60

Pioneer CT-S450S - 2 Heads cassette deck with Dolby S

Pioneer CT-S550S - 3 Heads Cassette deck with Dolby S

Pioneer CTF 900 cassette deck (not working, we will try to repair this
wonderful cassette deck)

Thorens TD126 MK III Turntables x2 with SME Tonearms and Ortofon Concorde stylus

Thorens TD 166 MKII Turntables x2 with Ortofon Concorde stylus

Very good turntables with true hifi sound

Pioneer SE-M550 closed type hifi headphones

Warfedale Diamond III monitors hifi

Very transparent sound and good stereo image from those tiny monitors

Good sound from acoustic music and jazz at moderated levels,

Orchestral and classical music on this monitors have good amounts of clarity and transparency with too low coloration on the extreme highs,

Synthesizer music sound good too, the mids are very good with very little coloration

Unfortunately the small 4.5'' bass/midrange, the very low sensitivity of 86 db's and the 100 watts power is not the best thing for these Diamond III monitors hifi...

the small project studio
Anthony Michaelides