Staff Producer / Engineer – Robert Strauss
Globally acclaimed Producer / WAX studio founder
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Two decades of passion, craft & creative exploration, have found me my niche & voice (or shall I say methodology / approach) to life, and music making in general. Professionally speaking, I have been blessed to have had much of my work revered by DJ’s, radio presenters & diehard music fans across the planet. I work in all styles…for me it’s all about energy.
If you would like to share in the creative space, drop me a line via contact form below with a link to your music. I would love to hear what you have in mind…For more info see a detailed history on my background via Wikipedia. More info on my work as artist Robert Strauss here composer for Film & Television here.
WAX client highlight include: Omar Lye-Fook MBE, Andrew Roachford (Epic), Eneeks (Toyko Dawn), Rejjie Snow (Ninja Tune), Rumours, Xantone Blacq (Nigel Kennedy, Laura Mvula), Max Grunhard (Prince, Ibibio Sound Machine), James Sayer (BBC / Ruen Brothers), Paul Jackson (Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters), Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny Trio), Ian Thomas (Michael Jackson, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan), Swing Out Sister, Kelli Leigh (Adelle, Duke Dumont), Jimmy Norden (Alice Russell, Beth Rowley), Max Cliverd (Tom Odell), Thomas Jules (Rudimental, Prof. Green), Kwabs (Atlantic) plus hundreds of talented independent artists.
Scroll through the sound cloud playlist above to see a diverse range of new and classic artists who have recorded with WAX producer / engineer Robert Strauss at WAX 1.0-4.0
VIDEOGRAPHY & EDITING
WAX is now offering videography and post production services. Contact us today for a quote and have your recording session filmed for ultimate band exposure – we’ve got an affordable solution for you!
Click here to check out many of the productions filmed and edited at WAX
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION & DIMENSIONS
DAW / MONITORING:
DAW: Protools 12 / Ableton 9
Plugins: Slate Digital, Softube, Sound Toys, Arturia and many more…
Monitoring: Focal Twin Be’s + Subs, Avantone mix cubes, PA for live rehearsal
MICS & OUTBOARD
Vintage Class-A Mic Pre’s:
- (4x) Classic API / 500 Series (warm and fat sounding)
- (16x) late 70’s Telefunken / LAWO Pre’s (punchy & wide)
- GA 1073 (Neve Clone)
- Summit Audio (Valve DI)
- 8 x RME (utility mic pres)
Microphones: We have a large selection of high-end, classic and quality boutique (valve & solid state) condenser, ribbon, and dynamic microphones to cover the range of recording applications. Additionally Neumann u47, U67 and AKG C12 is available at additional hire rate.
Headphones: Beyer DT-770’s (x2) Sony RP-DH 1200 (x 8)
Digital Converters: 36 channels of i/o (RME and Ferrofish Converters)
Headphone Mixer: Ferrofish Digital headphone mixer (8 unique mixes)
INSTRUMENTS AND AMPS
Guitar Amps: , Fender Stereo Princeton Reverb (2×10′) 1980 Vox AC-30*, 1979 Marshall JMP combo*
Bass Amps: Valve 800W Eden Metro / World Tour Bass bass amp w 4 x 10 / 2 horn cab.)
Guitars: Basic Steel string, Classical & Electric Guitars
Drumkits: Classic late 70’s Premier 4 pcs + Snare (kit sound amazing)
Keyboards: Danemann upright piano, Nord Electro 5D (Rhodes, Hammond, Piano’s), Dave Smith Prophet 08 (analogue 8-voice polyphonic synth)
Drum Machines / Midi Controllers: Weighted Yamaha 88-Key Digital Piano, + various small and large semi-weighted midi controller keys
Odds and sods: Percussions, bells & whistles etc…
Please note: *Available by special request. We can hire backline to spec: Amps, Mics or outboard.
Our tracking room is an acoustically treated large solid brick space with two-iso booths. Recording in this room sounds unbelievable for drums and vocals alike
RATES & SERVICES
Please contact us for a quotation. We are affordably priced for independent musicians.
RECORDING / Live band Recording, Mixing & Mastering
CREATIVE SERVICES / Music Production, Arrangements, Co-writing, Talent Sourcing
TUITION & CONSULTATION / Pro Tools Lessons, Artist Promotion & Guidance
CHECK OUT OUR 5- STAR CLIENT REVIEWS ON GOOGLE HERE
DRY HIRE / JOBS / WORK EXPERIENCE
PROFESSIONAL / ASPIRING ENGINEER? WAX IS CURRENTLY NOT HIRING ENGINEERS – HOWEVER IF YOU WISH TO HIRE WAX STUDIO FOR PROFESSIONAL USE. PLEASE MESSAGE US VIA CONTACT FORM HERE AND TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR SELF.
WORK EXPERIENCE? UNFORTUNATELY WAX DOES NOT CURRENTLY OFFER WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME. RESOURCE LINK ON SUBJECT HERE
PARENT OR TEACHER? SEEKING RECORDING INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE / INTERNSHIP FOR STUDENTS / CHILDREN AGE 11-25 SEE HERE