Built with love

Nature and technology at service of the music

The new studio is located in an old mill, built in the late ‘800 and renovated “ad hoc” to provide a multi-service to musicians, sound engineers and music professionals.

The structure has been acoustically designed and certified to create the best working conditions (control room with a flat response, floating floor, music room treated and sound proofed with variable acoustics, etc.). Drum Code Studio is also equipped with a kitchen, a large terrace and a comfortable bedroom for guests who wish to stop at the end of working sessions.

From a technical point of view the studio is equipped with the best technologies, from SSL 4000 G+ mixing console to a wide range of microphones to satisfy the most extreme requirements of artists and producers, plus a large outboard rack with the best audio processing machines and the magnificents DYNAUDIO AIR 25 proved the best choice in terms of quality and response.

This makes the Drum Code Studio a confidential and enviroment, hospitable and pleasant but, at the same time , equipped with everything you need for recording, editing and mixing your musical project. Drumcode studio is the base location for Old Mill Records, Indipendent recording label. www.oldmillrecords.com

 

 

 

 

Our Story

My passion for music has always been a priority for me to life I’ve been involved with a lot of sacrifice and humility.
At first playing drums in various Band with friends, then knowing professional musicians and with many of them still exists a professional relationship and friendship.
Curious to hear what they played was the first step towards the world of recording and are now about 30 years that I devote myself to this.
I am aware of some basics: The machines count but the result depends on who does the work !.
The digital world allows much elaboration, but most of all that makes the difference are the musicians and the idea of a project.

The genesis” of the name Drumcode Studio was about twenty years ago the idea of Sergio Leoni with whom I collaborated and till today I maintain a great respect and friendship.
I love this work and share it with two wonderful people who are Marco Canepa and David Martini, with which for years has been working in harmony and utmost professionalism always trying to transmit this feeling to those who work in the studio with us: In the studio is important work with fun! cit. Mr. Canepa.
A part of this atmosphere makes sure the mill with his “presence” and the story of a job done with human hands using wholly materials provided by nature (stone and wood) and in an era where there were no machine to machine.
All this contrasts sharply with the technology of the machines creating a magical situation.”

I wish all of you, at least once in their lives, to hear a piece of music and enjoy it up to get excited!

 

Roberto Ghiorzi.

The story continues…

Our Work

Artist that have worked at Drum Code Studio.

Slow Feet
John Helliwel
Paul Reddick
Mike Turk
Marlene Kuntz
John Popper
Equ
Alan Simon
Marco Tindiglia and Andy Scheppard
Marco Beasley
The Gang
Jono Manson

Our Gear

Equipment continuously updated...

Console

SSL 4000 G+ Total Recall and Automation.

Effetcs

Lexicon 224 ,Lexicon 960, Sony R7, TC Electronic 2290 delay
Bricasti M7, Eventide ORVILLE.

Equalizer

API 550 B Eq. Parametrico (n°2 units), Manley Massive Passive Eq, Tube-Tech PE 1B Program equalizer (n°2 units), API 5500 stereo EQ, Maselec MEA-2.

 

Preamp

Neve V.rack preamp (n°4 units), AeA RPQ stereo ribbon preamp, Amek 9098 by Rupert Neve Mic PreampEQ (n°2 units), API 512 C preamp (n°8 units), Audio&Design Vocal Stresser , Avalon 737, Neve 1073 (n°2 units), Focusrite Isa 220 (n°2 units), Manley Vox Box, UniversalAudio LA610 (n°2 units), Brent Averill Neve, 1073 preamp (n°2 units) , Summit Audio TPA200B, Chandler Mk I (n°2 units), Ampex vintage preamp. (n°2 units) ,DI: Avalon U5, Simon System RDB 400, Universal Audio Solo 110, Radial…

Compressor

Orban stereo comp, API 2500 stereo comp, Amek 9098 stereo comp, Maselec MLA 2 Stereo mastering comp,Chandler LTD 2 comp. Distressor EL8X (n°2 units), Phoenix stereo valv. Comp,Summit A. TLA 100A, Tube-Tech CL1 B (n°2 units), Tube-Tech PE1 B (n°2 units), Teletronix LA 2 A (n°2 units), Universal Audio LA 610, Universal Audio 1176 LN.

Analog Tape

MCI J110 analog half inch 2 tracks + Dolby A / Sr, Soundcraft 24 track, 2 inch.

Resident instruments

Electric piano Fender Rhodes, Kawai GS 30, Master keyboard studiologic acuna 88, Pearl drum master custum, Tamburo Original drum, Gretsch drum Usa custom, Congas Hidalgo Galaxie, Fender amplifier twinn reverb, Ampeg bass amplifier SVT2-PRO, Ampeg 8×10, Hartke 4.5 XL.

Digital

PRO TOOLS HD3 ver. 9.0.6 48 inputs – 48 outputs, Mac Pro quad core, Apogee Rosetta 200,DSP-quattro, Lynx Aurora 16 (n°3 units), Master Clock Antelope Isochrone OCX, Sync I/O digidesign, Euphonix MC Mix + MC transport, Motu midi express 128 PLUGIN:
ANTARES AUTO TUNE, Protools Instruments expansion pack, Melodyne, WAVES BUNDLE: Mercury, SSL 4000 collections, Sonnox Elite + GML, Eventide Antology II, Izotpe .

Microphone

 AEA r92, COLES 4038, COLES 4040, TELEFUNKEN M 82 dynamic ,AKG C 480B, AKG 414 (n°2 units), AKG D 112, AKG D 12, Audio- Tecnica AE 2500, Audio- Tecnica 3525 (n°2 units), Brauner VM1, Brauner Phantom anniversary editions, Beyerdynamic M 201 TG, Bruel & Kjaer 4006, DPA 2011C stereo set mic, DPA 4091 (n°3 units), ELECTRO VOICE PL 20, Microtech Gefell M 990 Tube (n°2 units), Neumann U 87, Neumann U 47 feet, Neumann TLM 103 (n°2 units) Neumann KM 184 (n°2 units), Rode NT 2, Royer R 121 (n°2 units), Roytek CM 200 BK (n°2 units), Schoeps CMC 5 (n°2 units), SE Electronics 4400 (n°2 units), MD 421 gold ed. (n°4 units), Sennheiser MD 441 (n°3 units), Sennheiser e609 Silver (n°2 units), Sennheiser MD 409 u 3, Shure SM7B, Shure SM 57 (n°4 units), Shure beta 91 A, Shure Beta 52, Shure Beta 56 (n°4 units), Yamaha Subkick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Team

We have dedicated a lot of passion at the music, but we still have enough to say.

Roberto Ghiorzi

Roberto Ghiorzi

Studio Owner

Roberto Ghiorzi -Founder and CEO of projects Drum Code Studio and Old Mill Records, he has acquired decades of experience in the field of professional audio recording earned on the field.
Non­ professional drummer, he cultivated his passion for music administering a professional high level studio in an exceptional location, a mill of 18th century.

Marco Canepa

Marco Canepa

Sound Engineering and Producer

Marco Canepa

Marco Canepa – Sound Engineering and Producer
Musician, arranger, artistic producer, he works as Producer and Sound Engineering from 2010 to the Drum Code Studio and the Old Mill Records.

He has a rich history of collaborations: Paolo Conte, Angelo Branduardi, Roger Hodgson, Mina, Giorgio Gaber, Adriano Celentano, Sugar, Mia Martini, New Trolls, Max Manfredi, Toby Lightman.

In addition, to his credit has scores of compositions for theater, documentaries, art performances, and commercials.

Davide Martini

Davide Martini

Sound Engineering

Davide Martini – Sound Engineering

Specialized in computer music, performs with passion and professionalism the work of Sound Engineer in the studio.

Expert in the audio industry, recording, mixing and editing

Roberto Ghiorzi

Roberto Ghiorzi

Studio Owner

Roberto Ghiorzi -Founder and CEO of projects Drum Code Studio and Old Mill Records, he has acquired decades of experience in the field of professional audio recording earned on the field.
Non­ professional drummer, he cultivated his passion for music administering a professional high level studio in an exceptional location, a mill of 18th century.

Marco Canepa

Marco Canepa

Sound Engineering and Producer

Marco Canepa

Marco Canepa – Sound Engineering and Producer
Musician, arranger, artistic producer, he works as Producer and Sound Engineering from 2010 to the Drum Code Studio and the Old Mill Records.

He has a rich history of collaborations: Paolo Conte, Angelo Branduardi, Roger Hodgson, Mina, Giorgio Gaber, Adriano Celentano, Sugar, Mia Martini, New Trolls, Max Manfredi, Toby Lightman.

In addition, to his credit has scores of compositions for theater, documentaries, art performances, and commercials.

Davide Martini

Davide Martini

Sound Engineering

Davide Martini – Sound Engineering

Specialized in computer music, performs with passion and professionalism the work of Sound Engineer in the studio.

Expert in the audio industry, recording, mixing and editing

Our Studio

Here are some pictures of the studio.

 

 

Records & tourism

Record your music in a beautiful location!

 

 

Studio prices

Contact us for a custom quote!

Affiliated with us

Hotel:

Sesta Godano: Albergo Cantarana
Levento: La giada del mesco.it
Deiva Marina: Albergo la Marina

B&b :
Brugnato:  Il nido nella bionda
Levanto :  Villa Clelia
Sestri Levante:  B&B Portobello
San Terenzo : Camistella

 

All inclusive

1) Studio+full board Albergo Cantarana
2) Studio+overnight stay at Sesta (Albergo Cantarana) lunch at mill and free dinner.
3) Studio+overnight stay at Levanto (mesco)  lunch at mill and dinner at Levanto.
4) Studio+overnight stay at Sestri L. lunch at mill and dinner at Sestri L.
5) Studio+overnight stay at Deiva Marina + lunch and dinner at mill.
6) Studio+other areas of the 5 terre in choice with the possibility of full board on request.

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Drum Code Studio, nature and technology at service of the music.