Staff Producer / Engineer – Robert Strauss
Globally acclaimed Producer / WAX studio founder
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 a 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 backround via Wikipedia.
VIDEOGRAPHY & EDITING
Vicky O’Neon at ‘Oneonized’ is studio partner and videographer at WAX Recording Studio. If you’re looking for a music video, editing, or just a live video recording of your session, 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
Robert clients include: Kwabs (Atlantic), Rejjie Snow (Ninja Tune), Kelli Leigh (Adelle, Duke Dumont) Roachford (Epic), Amy Winehouse’s fade to black band, Thomas Jules (Rudimental, Prof. Green),Paul Jackson (Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters), Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny Trio), Ian Thomas (Michael Jackson, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan), Swing Out Sister, Jimmy Norden (Alice Russell, Beth Rowley), Max Cliverd (Tom Odell), Kelli Leigh (Adelle), Alex Bonfanti (Jessie Ware), Xantone Blacq (Nigel Kennedy, Laura Mvula), Max Grunhard (Prince, Ibibio Sound Machine) plus many very talented independent artists.
During our time in the studio, we have been privy to some very special and intimate moments of shared creativity.
Part of documenting this creative process, we have compiled hundreds of session photographs, some of which have been used in album artwork.
Our dream is to one day have a photo exhibit and publish a book of these memories along the way. Have a flip through…
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION & DIMENSIONS
DAW / MONITORING:
DAW: Protools 12 / Ableton 9 / Logic 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)
- 4 x RME (utility mic pres)
Microphones: We have a large selection in house of valve, ribbon and solid state mics 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
Guitars: Basic Steel string, Classical & Electric Guitar
Guitar Amps: 1980 Vox AC-30*, 1979 Marshall JMP combo, Fender Stereo Princeton Reverb (2×10′)
Bass Amps: Valve 800W Eden Metro / World Tour Bass bass amp w 4 x 10 / 2 horn cab.)
Drumkits: Rock kit: 3 pcs Sonar 3001 (22″,16″12″) / Funk kit: early 80’s Premier 4 pcs, Creative kit: 2014 Custom Premier Signature series kit.
Keyboards: 74 Fender Rhodes Mk I, 70’s era Danemann upright piano, 1981 Roland Juno 6 *
Drum Machines / Midi Controllers: Ableton Push, 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 un-belivable for drums and vocals alike
RATES & SERVICES
RECORDING: Live band Recording, Mixing & Mastering
CREATIVE SERVICES: Music Production, Arrangements, Co-writing, Talent Sourcing
TUITION / CONSULTATION: Pro Tools Lessons, Artist Promotion & Guidance
Please contact us for a quotation. We are affordably priced for independent musicians.
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
LOCATION / GETTING TO WAX
STUDIO ADDRESS: The Arches, Cranberry Lane, E16 4JB (google maps link)
PARKING: Plenty of free (un-metered) street parking outfront
TUBE / DLR: Westham (Hammersmith & City / District / Piccadilly) – 5 min walk from station)
DLR: Starlane (2 minute walk)