TanTan Studios - the home base of Aran's services:
TanTan Studios is a world-class mixing and mastering facility, it quite simply offers the ultimate mixing and mastering experience and it's the home base for Aran's services.
Based in A beautiful garden in Ramat-Hasharon, just 15 minutes from the center of Tel-Aviv, TanTan Studios is one of Israel's last remaining classic mixing rooms.
The control room is centred around an SSL AWS900 mixing desk, Protools HD and ATC monitors. Highlighted within the spec are Aran's versatile outboard collection including his special mixing chains using some favourite EQ's, Compressors and FX units which are an important part of the wide, exciting, in your face yet deep sound Aran is well known for and can be regulary heard on countless top ten chart hits on major radio stations.
The combination of a perfect acoustic space designed by world renown studio designer Roger D'arcy and a great gear collection which has been masterminded by one of Israel's most respected and influential sonic artists, makes TanTan Studios one of the most inspiring and in demand mixing environments in the industry. this is where the magic happens:
SSL AWS900+ (V4)
32x SSL input channels
24x SSL mono black EQ's switchable E\G
4x SSL stereo black EQ's switchable E\G
2x SSL mono channel dynamics
4x SSL stereo channel dynamics
1x SSL Mixbus compressor
- SSL Total Recall system
- SSL Awsomation system
-32 inputs SSL summing mixer fully automated by DAW including instant reset
Rack 1 - Mix Dynamics
Anamod ATS-1 (incl ATR102 & 351 expansion) - My favourite tape emulation for 2Bus duties. make it bigger, louder & better !
Empirical Labs Distressor - For that punchy solid snare CRACK !
3x Purple Audio MC77 - Nothing can touch these babies for Bass duties. they are my go to slammers too !
Urei 1176 Blue Stripe (custom) - My favourite comp for that cutting through walls "in-your-face" kind of lead vocals sound
Inward Connections TSL-4 (Vac Rac) - Vocal group heaven ! one of the very best comps out there for acoustic instruments.
Thermionic Culture The Phoenix Mastering Plus - Tube magic ! sounds stunning on almost everything I throw at it ! instruments, percussives and buses.
Chandler Zener - My favorite Drum bus & Drum parallel comp !
Rack 2 - Dynamics & Effects
2x Neve 33609 - A real allrounders. They sound like A fine dark chocolate, it can be a classy gentleman or a brutal spanker !
Bricasti M7 - The Leo Messi of reverb units, play him on any area around the pitch and he's gonna shine.
2x Eventide H3000 - My all time favourite pitch based effect processor, it has THAT sound and A wider than stereo soundstage.
1x Eventide DSP4000 - Special, cool and weird FX, plus some very cool reverbs including the Black Hole algo.
2x Yamaha SPX2000 - The best version of Yamaha's must have classic effects like "Symphonic" & "ER1" @ 96Khz HD.
Lexicon PCM42 - The best delay machine of all times, making vocals and guitars dance in A mix like no other.
Lexicon PCM70 - The classic sound of modern rocknroll.
Sony MU-R201 - My "go to" Drum reverb, it does the Snare and Toms exploding reverb sound like nothing else does.
2x Vermona VSR-3 - I love spring reverbs for guitars and Keys.. A match made in heaven, high quality BOIIIIIIING !!!
Roland R-880 - One of the best reverbrators out there, my favourite machine for punchy short rooms.
Rack 3 - Mix Expansion
2x Neve 1064 Preamp\EQ's - If you'll ever find anything better than a Class A Neve for bass I'll mix your music for free.
API 5500 - It makes my drum bus cut through walls of dense arrangements and gives it that punch in the chest !
4x API 550b EQ's - My desert island electric Guitar EQ, the holy grail of electric Guitars EQ's.
4x DBX 520 - The industry standard auto threshold De-Esser in 500 series.
SSL X-Rack filled with 4x Stereo EQ's and 4x Stereo Dynamics - My Stereo Drum spanker and squeezer.
SSL Sigma - A sidecar used for 100% DAW automated effect and mix group returns with SSL's signature sound
Rack 4 - Mastering, 2Bus and more..
Sontec 432D9 Mastering EQ - The most sought after Mastering EQ on the planet, Sounds phenomenal on everything.
GML9500 Mastering EQ - A powerfull parametric Mastering EQ with the punchiest low end known to man kind.
2x Pultec EQM-1S3 - BIG and sweet sound with HUGE low end
Manley Massive Passive Mastering Edition EQ - A great mix bus and Vocals EQ.
3x Dave Hill Titan Compressors - One of the deepest compressors out there, can go from totally transparent gain rider to a hard & euphoric hitter
Maselec MLA-3 Mastering Multiband Compressor - Total control over 2bus dynamics. breathtaking on Drumbus.
Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor - Big cool dual Mastering machine with VCA and Opto compressors.
Smart C2 - THAT glue and punch.
Crookwood M3-15AI - A passive Mastering router with MS encoding & parallel processing. Absolute control !
Junger Accent 1 - My secret weapon for parallel compression..
Rack 5 - Machine Room Rack
Apogee Symphony MKii with 32 analog IO - Multitrack converter, pitching for the SSL channel inputs
Crane Song HEDD Quantum - Mastering converter and main studio clock
Crane Song Solaris - Monitoring DAC & Headphones amp
Merging Technologies HAPI - Mastering converter and monitoring DAC
Merging Technologies Anubis - Mobile Mastering converter and monitoring DAC
Mac Pro 1: late 2013 6 Core - Main studio computer, does all the hard work
Mac Pro 2: late 2013 6 Core - Second studio computer, work even harder !
MacBook Pro 1 - Editing station, archiving, filing, total recall management and internet.
MacBook Pro 2 - Dedicated to "Nicecast". I'm broadcasting my live mixing @ the studio for my busy clients on the roads !
Lexicon 480L - Deep, lush and magical, the holly grail of vintage outboard reverbs
Bettermaker Mastering Limiter - Digitally controlled analog limiter & Clipper I can automate from protools !
Mains: ATC scm100 ASL paired with 2x JL Audio Fathom F113 Subwoofers - The perfect 3D listening experience !
Nearfields 1: Proac Studio 100 with Bryston 9B ST - Great alt reference.
Nearfields 2: Yamaha NS-10's with Adcom Amp - Great alt reference.
Reference 1: Auratone mix cubes with Rotel amp - It doesn't get any worse, they realy suck.. badly. way underhyped.
Reference 2: Bose Soundlink - When you thought it doesn't get any worse.. it does. way overhyped.
Reference 3: Car speakers - Why wait till the session ends ? I don't like waiting.. so I keep a pair of car stereo speakers
Headphones 1: Audeze LCD-4z
Headphones 2: Sennheiser HD800s
Headphones 3: AKG K712
Headphones 4: Sennheiser HD25
Headphones 5: Charter Oak SP-1
Pro Tools Ultimate 2019
Celemony Melodyne 4 Studio
Revoice Pro 3
Izotope RX 7 Advanced
Wave Editor (Incl. Izotope SRC & Dither)
Triumph (Incl. Izotope SRC & Dither)
1176 Classic Limiter Plug-In Collection
Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection
Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection
Neve 33609 \ 33609SE Compressor
Neve 1073 \ 1073 SE Classic Console EQ
API Vision Channel Strip
API 500 Series EQ Collection
SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection
SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection
SSL E Channel Strip Legacy
Helios Type 69 EQ
Pultec Passive EQ Collection
EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverbrator
AMS RMX16 Expanded Digital Reverb
AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb
Capitol Chambers Reverb
DreamVerb Room Modeler
EP-34 Tape Echo
Roland RE-201 Space Echo Tape Delay
Roland Dimension D
Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment Tool
Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder
Fatso Jr.\Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor
Precision De Esser
Precision Bus Compressor
SPL Transient Designer
Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier
Softube Amp Room Half-Stack Plug-In
Softube Bass Amp Room 8x10 Plug-In
TS Overdrive Plug-In
Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808
Marshall Plexi Classic Plug-In
All Waves Plugins
Ozone 8 Advanced Mastering Suite
Ozone 7 Advanced Mastering Suite
Neutron 2 Advanced
Nectar 2 Production Suite
Trash 2 Expanded
RX Plugin Pack
Native Bundle V5
Trigger Platinum 2.0
Weiss DS-1 MK3
Valhalla Freq Echo
Valhalla Space Modulator
DynOne Dynamics Plugin
Tokyo Dawn Labs:
Kotelnikov Compressor GE