Designed by acoustics guru Michael Fronzek, the control room is the nerve centre of Free Energy Device Studios. Head producer/engineer Richard Belkner’s recently installed custom-designed Zähl AM1 mixing console is complemented by a monitor set up comprising a pair of classic Duntech Viceroys and Amphion One18s. With a clear eyeline through both live rooms from the mixing desk and an impressive wall of outboard gear, the Free Energy Device control room is arguably one of the best monitoring environments in the country. Browse our full equipment list or learn more about the Zähl AM1. You can also view more photos of the Timber Room here.
Artists’ eye view of producer/engineer Richie B manning the Zahl AM1 console flanked by the Radar recording system and Outboard Rack #1.
The Zahl AM1 console was custom-designed for Free Energy Device studios by the legendary Michael Zahl to Richie B’s exacting specifications.
The tape echo station including Roland 201 H&H and Otari 5050.
Richie Belkner works across a wide range of genres and styles and is adept at creating the kind of comfortable rapport that enables artists to relax and perform at their best.
The Zähl AM1 is a pure analog mixing console chosen for its incredible head room, remarkable functions and sonic integrity.
The effects station is a tower of delay units from the 1960’s, 1970’s 80’s and 1990’s.
The Quad Eight MM 403 mic pre and EQ from the legendary Paradise Studios.
Producer/engineer Richie Belkner has been carefully curating an arsenal of vintage analog and modern boutique gear tools and instruments for Free Energy Device studio artists for over 20 years.
Richie B’s ever-evolving collection of analog outboard EQ’s, compressors and effects.
The 1940’s baby blue Pye Mic Pre takes pride of place above the playback, monitoring and effects station.
The Zahl AM1 console has amazing ergnonomics and a layout designed for realtime performance-based mixing.