The Punishment Farm is Dave The Drummer’s home studio based in Ashford Kent. The Punishment Farm is mostly used as a personal studio for for writing & producing Dave’s techno tracks and other electronic music but it is also possible to hire the place. We also offer a professional audio mastering service for WAV, MP3, OGG for all kinds of digital use, either online or for CD. It is possible to digitally edit, overdub and mix audio here.
We have some 1/2 decent mics (Rode, AKG, Shure) limited space, vocals, guitars, even drums is possible and we get pretty good results. We mostly work in all genres of electronic dance music including: House, Techno, Minimal, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Breaks, Ambient or anything else made with computers, synthesizers and sequencers. The history of the Punishment Farm incorporates many underground techno classics.
We are a Mac based setup focused on Ableton Live 9 as a DAW, but we also use Apple’s Logic Pro X as an editor and secondary DAW. Plug ins come from various well known companies such as Native Instruments and Arturia. Our monitors are powered by Adams and Presonus.
Ableton Live 9
Our preferred in house DAW is Ableton Live 9. We have been using Live since it began and find it one of the most flexible recording and production software systems out there. We have recently upgraded to Live 9 Suite which includes the awesome MAX for live.
Mastering is the process of adding EQ and compression to a final mix to give it a more professional sound and to adjust volume for playback. If you want your tracks mastered please use the contact form on this site.
Synthesizers and Plug ins
Although the synths at the studio are small and compact they are extremely powerful and we know plenty about synthesis, meaning we can find incredible sounds from our range of hardware synths or from software plug ins.
Punishment Farm Kit List
We’ve shrunk down the gear to the basic essentials, we used to be the proud owners of Roland 909’s and 303’s plus old Korg Synths and Sequential Circuits, but a lot of these got sold off, which in hindsight probabaly wasn’t a great idea, but we needed the space! So currecntly we are committed to buying some new synthesizers, one of which is the new Roland JP-08 which is on order, and hopefully will arrive sometime around Xmas 2056.
- Mac Mini 2012 2.33GHz OSX 10.10 5TBHD 16GBRAM
- Macbook Pro 2.66GHz OSX10.10
- Ableton Live 9 Suite
- Logic Pro X
- Plug ins by Arturia and Native Instruments amongst others
- Adams P33 Monitors
- Presonus E5 Monitors
- Fostex p11 Monitors (DJ)
- Nord Modular Synth
- Roland TB 303
- Roland SH101 Synth
- Roland JP08 Boutique Synth
- Rode USB Mic
- Access Virus C
- NI Maschine 2 plus lot’s of additional libraries
- Korg Prophecy
- Korg Digital Piano
- Sonar 5 Piece Drum Kit
- Assorted Guitars
- 2 x Kenton Midi to CV gate Converters
- Digidesign 002R Audio
- Tascam DA20 Dat
- APC 40 MK2
- Behringer X32 Digital Mixer
- Various Outboad FX (Lexicon, Drawmer, Akai, Boss)
- 2 X Technics 1210s 2 X Pioner CDJ900 Nexus & Pioneer 600 DJM