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No frills, just great sound

A little background:

at dude ranch studio we believe in the artist's vision. we are here to help you realize your vision to the fullest. while offering pristine sound with first-class analog and digital equipment, we are also able to keep our prices reasonable by keeping the operation lean and mean, and choosing a carefully selected gear park with no superfluous equipment.

Dude Ranch Studio is located a little south of Oslo, Norway, on an idyllic island off the eastern coast. The clients come from all over the world. Jacob Holm-Lupo is my name and I run the studio. I'm a musician myself, with a special fondness for progressive rock, artsy pop and folk rock.

The jobs we take include album mastering, mixing, overdubs and TV/film work.

These are quotes from reviews of albums we've worked on: 
"stunning production", "glittering production values", "a warm, dynamic production", "one of the best productions I’ve heard so far this year", "rich and warm production", "you can hear the audiophile sound quality bursting out of the speakers", "easily one of the better sounding albums I’ve ever heard", "The first thing that caught my attention and which continues to blow my mind listen after listen is the production".
Labels we do work for include The Laser's Edge, Termo Records, Musea, Karisma, Apollon, mtg music, drabant music, Mellow Records, AltRock, firstlastlovemusic, Exergy, feral delight, ellingsongs, meteoritt, seacrest oy and many more.
  • dude ranch studio is a hybrid studio, with an analog console as front end, recording through dangerous music converters to logic X. Editing is done within logic. That way I get the best of both worlds.

I have an amek console with neve pre-amps as a front end and analog mixer. I record into, edit and fine-tune the mix in Logic. One DAW is as good as another these days, I just happen to like Logic. Compatibility is never an issue, the studio can work with files from any other DAW.

  • Among my recording tools are vintage, German tube microphones and modern, super neutral condensers. From Neumann to Shure, they're all great.

  • For mastering i use high quality processors from dangerous music, gainlab, drawmer and weiss. I have both tube and solid state options for eq, compression and limiting.

  • neumann kh310a, klein+hummel o110 and yamaha ns10.

  • Fender and Gibson guitars, Fender, Roland and LabSeries amps, tube and solid state, some interesting synths from oberheim, Ensoniq, ROland and yamaha, a piano and other odds and ends. But mostly I count on you bringing the instrument you love. I also have a wide range of vintage stomp boxes.

The Recorder

The Gear

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