Audio Engineering & Music Productions

What We do:

We work closely with the artist and develop the song from the ground up: the artist propose a song, we then take it in and develop the idea.

Using high quality samples and instruments we can program and build the whole song structure during the pre-production process: working on the song arrangement and style right from the very early stages. after that the song develops even further thanks to the huge selection of great musicians we work with, each one specialized in one instrument: delivering the perfect performance and mood for the song.

Why We are DIFFERENT:

Vintage Productions detaches from modern production companies as we have found that in the modern world recordings lack personality: they sound very flat, without depth and character.

Being Musicians FIRST but with the expertise of being Audio Engineers and Electronic Technicians, we customize and build our own gear to shape the sound from the early stages using boutique equipment, carve the musical panorama around the artist whilist recording and create a unique and characteristic SOUND.

Credits:

  • Bernie Worrell
  • Big Cosmos (Parlophone)
  • Bravo Records
  • Caroline Campbell
  • Chris Frank
  • Dark Bells
  • Days Indoors
  • Dejah Gomez
  • Folie Ordinaire
  • Francesca Lombardo
  • Giovanni Buoro
  • Lela Tsurtsumia
  • Lenny Lawrence
  • Lisa Batiashvili
  • Nani Bregvadze
  • Nikoloz Rachveli
  • Nona Hendrix
  • Orchestra Elastique
  • Phil Cosby
  • Philippe Lenzini
  • RIP Records
  • Ronny Drayton
  • Rowan Martin Band
  • Savages (matador-pop noire)
  • Tania Maria
  • Tbilisi National Orchestra
  • Temple Songs
  • The Dice
  • Thomas Rogerson - Produced by Brian Eno
  • Will and the People
  • Will Calhoun

Gear List

Microphones:

  • 1x Neumann M149
  • 1x custom Neumann U67
  • 1x custom Neumann U47
  • 2x Neumann KM84
  • 2x SM57
  • 2x Sennheiser 441
  • 4x Sennheiser 421
  • 1x Equitek CAD100
  • 1x Royer R121

Recording System:

  • Protools HD 3
  • Protools HD 8 software with various third party plug ins
  • 1x Digidesign Procontrol
  • 1x digidesign 192 (extra A/D card)
  • 1x Apogee AD8000
  • 1x digidesign 888
  • Apple G5 2.0 running 10.5

Equalizers:

  • 4x Neumann W491
  • 2x Filtek BFE MK3 broadcast
  • 2x BFE MK5 broadcast
  • 1x Sontec based (M250) fully parametric
  • 1x Stereo Trident
  • 2x siemens W295
  • 2x 500 series pultec style passive EQ, using discrete op-amps
  • 2x API 550 series style EQ using discrete germanium op-amps

Compressors:

  • 2x blackface UREI 1176
  • 1x Neve 33609
  • 2x DAOC optobased tube
  • 1x Altec 436C based Varimu
  • 4x Calrec PQ VCA
  • 2x Filtek BKE 4 discrete VCA
  • 1x BSS DPR 901 MKI

Microphone (and line) preamps:

  • 4x Neve 1073
  • 4x 9000K Solid State Logic
  • 8x 4000E series Solid State Logic
  • 2x Altec 9470
  • 2x Neumann V476
  • 2x TGB 601E

Metering:

  • 1x Plasma PPM + VU meters fully buffered unit
  • 1x Neumann W691 phase meter
  • 1x AES/EBU led peak meter

Connections:

  • 3x Moses and Mitchell bantam patch bays

Speakers:

  • 1x set of suffit mounted Dynaudio BM5
  • 1x set of original Auratones powered through a modified QUAD 306

Headphones:

  • 3x Beyerdinamic DT100
  • x AKG K271
  • All the class A single rail gear is powered via Coutant linear power supplies.

Created by musicians for musicians

Mattia Sartori

Started playing at the age of 10 and then at the age of 12, thanks to his passion, started a private music college in Venice , which gained him a certificate in year 2000.
While expanding the musical side he also studied electronics for 5 years (directly comparable to a BSc) and decided to carry on the same direction taken years before: music and technology as a synergic entity.

At the beginning of 2003 he enrolled at SAE technology college London and gathered the Audio Engineer diploma at the end of 2004. In the same year he started working at Mayfair Recording Studios (London- www.mayfairstudios.co.uk) as maintenance engineer. Having the chance to work with one of the top english engineers and producers, John Hudson, meant he could be led through the various and difficult steps of music recording with special attention to the technicality of the whole process, as well as the human side of things.

In 2006 he took a break from London and went to work at Angel's Wings Studio (www.angelswings.it) where, with Nico Odorico, studio owner, he refurbished the control room, adding acoustic treatment, suffit mounting the main speakers and built a new rack containing area. Pushed by a growing impulse they started buying and collecting Vintage gear, which he accurately restored to original specs,exponentially increasing the amount of outboard processing units available to the engineers.

His background and experience allowed the studio to invest money on R&D developing a different approach to modern recording and mixing techniques: they started building and customizing gear.

In 2008 He moved back to London to extend his experience as musician/tech and March 2008 he got employed as full-time engineer at Funky Junk LTD, which meant confirming the technical background while expanding his musical knowledge in a beautiful and busy place like London.

April 2008 He worked as Sound Designer for "All Bob's Women" a West End show in Leicester Square, where he had the chance to work with people like Musician/Composer Sascha Puttnam, Director Russel Labey, Production Designer Jason Denvir and Light Designer Mike Robertson. The show involved 5 musicians (Drums, Bass, Guitar, Saxophone and piano), 6 singers/actors using Sennheiser HS2 headsets, mixed through a Yamaha DM2000.

2009 he started working with various young talents and artists in various writing rooms and studios around London, but the growing need for his own studio lead to the concept of Vintage Productions. He is currently freelancing for Funky Junk London, SNAP! studios as well as working with Paul Stacey (Oasis, Black Crowes).

Get in touch!

VINTAGE PRODUCTIONS Studio:

4 Haycroft Gardens
NW10 3BN, London
0044 (0)7952 3605 30
info@vintage-productions.com