Feel at home while creating your masterpiece.
PROFESSIONAL RECORDING, MIXING AND MASTERING
Sonic Sanctuary is the newest studio from Hughes Digital and represents the latest in digital audio technology.
Hughes Digital was started by John Hughes in 1996 after deciding to leave The Recording Workshop where he taught the different skills needed to become a recording engineer. The move was back to Dayton to start a family and business. Lacking a recording space in the beginning, services were limited to digital mixing, mastering and editing. Video tutorial creation became a new service when the studio moved to a larger space with room to record music as well as voice overs.
Our equipment is some of the finest available in the music recording industry. We’ve built up quite the collection of instruments and music gear for our clients to choose from, so have a look at what’s available and contact one of our experts for advice on what you need to best suit your recording demands.
NEUMANN M149 TUBE MULTI-PATTERN CONDENSER MICROPHONE
Our Flagship Microphone for Vocals and everything else that might come to mind.
STATE OF THE ART TUBE MICROPHONE
The M 149 Tube is a modern version of Neumann’s famous M 49 microphone. Like its predecessor, it uses the classic K47/49 large diaphragm capsule in an acoustically open headgrille. The M 149 is a universal studio microphone with 9 selectable polar patterns. Its innovative transformerless tube circuit ensures optimal sound with lowest self-noise.
NEVE 5211 MICROPHONE PREAMP
Rupert Neve Classic with Silk
With two channels of the classic tone you know and love, 72dB of gain, sweepable high-pass filters for precise control, and the power of Mr. Rupert Neve’s dual-tap transformers with variable Silk saturation, the 5211 delivers a versatile, flattering, and uncompromising front end for any signal path. In short, it’s everything a mic preamp should be.
MILLENNIA - ORIGIN STT1 DUAL TOPOGRAPHY MICROPHONE/INSTRUMENT PREAMP/CHANNEL
Secret Weapon Studio Channel
Over 130 Optimized Signal Topologies
Twin Mic Preamps — M-2B vacuum tube or HV-3 discrete solid state
Twin NSEQ-2 Mastering-Grade Parametric EQs — vacuum tube or discrete solid state
Three Opto Compressor/Limiter Paths — TCL vacuum tube, discrete solid state, passive
Twin Opto De-Esser Paths — vacuum tube or discrete solid state
Vacuum tube or discrete solid state line level paths
Input coupling with or without MIT-01 audio transformer
1/4” vacuum tube DI input — route via tube or solid state gain path
AKAI MPC LIVE II MUSIC PRODUCTION CENTER
Interfaced and Synced with Pro Tools
Standalone Sampler and Sequencer
SHURE SM57 MICROPHONES
Nothing but the Best
Whatever it is you need to create your best work, we have it here at Sonic Sanctuary. Our top of the line gear includes a wide selection of Shure SM57 Microphones, which are extremely useful for enhancing and recording your music, giving it that unique edge and professional touch. Ask our professional staff more about our Shure SM57 Microphones to see which would be the best fit for your needs.
Great In-House Kit
These drums sound amazing. You're welcome to bring your drums or use the in-house kit.