Using quality valve microphones 

Using AKG SolidTube microphone at lightbug Studio,

This is the first microphone that combines the sound of classic vacuum tube technology and the benefits of advanced solid state componentry . 

Mechanical ruggedness, high SPL capability, and low self noise are as natural SolidTube features as its warm tube sound. The heart of lightbug the SolidTube is the ECC 83 (12AX7) vacuum tube. 

It provides excellent transfer characteristics.

Tube microphones are very popular for their warm sound. 

The SolidTube emphasizes even harmonics and adds low-level distortion that the ear perceives as an enhancement to the sound.


Pro-Grade Audio
Lightbug uses M-Track Eight 
Features pristine and precise audio recording with up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution. Each input channel is equipped with a high-headroom input that features M-Audio's sought-after Octane Preamp Technology. The result is a robust signal path for clean, professional sound. In addition, each input comes with dedicated line-input circuitry so you can record and track with your favorite external preamps.


Pro editing at Lightbug Recording Studio 

The many top-of-the-line tools that come with Cubase Pro let you edit and enhance your recordings in the most convenient and efficient way. Edit multiple tracks at once with the smart Track Edit Groups, quantize your recordings with the straight-forward AudioWarp tool set and push your vocal and monophonic audio recordings to perfection with the stunning VariAudio 2.0 audio editing and pitch alteration tool.

State-of-the-art mixing at Lightbug Studio 

The state-of-the-art mixing environment in Cubase Pro is unmatched in terms of flexibility, quality and workflow. VCA faders and Control Link Groups let you master even complex mixing situations. The 5.1 surround support makes Cubase Pro the first choice in many film studios worldwide. The powerful Control Room concept seamlessly integrates performer mixes and monitoring setups into your recording and mixing workflow. The list just goes on and on.

Cubase Pro adds over 80 high-quality audio effects to your mixing arsenal. The beautifully spacious REVerence convolution reverb, the series of multiband processors including Multiband Compressor, Expander and Envelope Shaper, the surgically precise Frequency EQ, Voxengo’s spline CurveEQ, the Surround Panner, and this is only to name but a few. Cubase Pro also supports the integration of external effect devices and instruments, such as hardware synthesizers or hardware signal processors,however at Lightbug we have real ones !  And much prefer using them .

At Lightbug we use Cubase iC Pro 

it is the most advanced Cubase control app with a clear focus on recording, making our personal recording assistant.

The project overview page and the mixer allow you to see your project as you know it from Cubase, while the key command page gives you a powerful tool to set up your most-used keyboard shortcuts and macros. 

Up to four dedicated cue mixes can be set up with Cubase iC Pro, giving you the freedom to adjust your own mix with Lightbugs iPad.mini 

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