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About Low Watt

 

 

Low Watt Recording was founded in 2003 in Washington, D.C. by producer Ted Comerford, and is now located in the historic district of Savannah, GA, incorporating the creative talents of Dominic Kelly and Sean Kelly of A Fragile Tomorrow. Low Watt is a recording studio without the uninspiring, corporate, vanilla vibe. Yes- here you'll be surrounded by bright colors, hip furniture, and the occasional robot. You'll also have a large collection of vintage and modern gear at your fingertips. But more than all that, you'll be dealing with people who want to create the coolest, most awe-inspired jams possible.

 

The studio is centered around our fab-sounding Vintage Neve Console. We have a Pro Tools HD3 running Pro Tools 10 for endless ways of capturing and enhancing your recording.  We also have Logic Pro 9, as well as Reason for additional instruments and programming.  

 

There are 3 tracking rooms of various sizes-- plenty of room for most bands to spread out comfortably.  We also have 8 custom gobos to alter the rooms acoustics to your liking.  While the room is more catered to big drum sounds, it's completely possible to get dead/little drum tones quickly and easily.  

 

The studio also boasts a large lounge with an amazing vibe and a small kitchen area with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. 

 

Our favorite perk of the studio is it's location.  Nestled in downtown Savannah, Georgia, the studio is walking distance to over 100 bars and restaurants, historic River Street, shopping, and a variety of cultural and historic landmarks.

 

 

 

Questions? Ready to book time? Just shoot an email to info@lowwattrecording.com.

 

 

Low Watt Recording Timeline

2003: Founded by Ted Comerford in Washington D.C., taking over the legendary indie studio WGNS (Jeff Buckley, Liz Phair, Ennui/Dave Grohl, Steve Ablini)

 

2005: Moved to a renovated farm house in Raleigh, N.C., allowing Ted’s band, Melbourne, to tour with Maroon 5, Sara Barieless, Gavin Degraw, and more

 

2007: Moved to downtown Raleigh and took over Sonic Wave (Big Pun, Whiskeytown) Over the following 4 years more than 40 artists recorded records at the studio including; Jukebox The Ghost, Red Wanting Blue, Colourslide, Honor By August, ZOX, The Alternate Routes, No Second Troy, Juniper Lane, Mark Ballas, Clay Aiken, and more. 

 

2011: Studio neo-merged w/ Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium.  While at the Fidelitorium, Ted produced, engineered and assisted on some fantastic projects: Against Grace, Jonas Sees in Color, Joe Walsh, War on Drugs, and more.

 

2014: Studio moved to Savannah, GA.  Ted and team up with Sean & Dominic Kelly of A Fragile Tomorrow.

 

For more info on the bands and brands Low Watt has worked with over the years, click here.

 

For more info on producer Ted Comerford, click here 

 

 

 

Recording GEAR + Instruments

 

Microphones

Peluso 22 47 LE Large Diaphragm Condenser

Beyer M201 Dynamic (2)

Sennheiser MD441 (2)

Coles 4038 Ribbon (2)  

Shure SM7 Dynamic (2)

Shure SM57 (2)

Shure SM58 

Heil PR40 Dynamic

SE Electronics R1 Ribbon

SE 5 Small Diaphram Condenser (2)

AKG 451 

 

Console/Recoring Systems

Neve 8014 16 Channel

Pro Tools HD3 System w/ Apogee Convertors

Pro Tools 6.4 Mix System w/ Digidesign 888 Interface

Furman HD4 Headphone System (5)

Event Studio Monitors

 

Dynamics/Compressors/Effects

Joe Meek SC2  Early Version (1.07) Knob on Back

ADR Vocal Stressor

ELI Distressors (2) 

Spectrasonics 610

Anthony Demeria Labs ADL 1000

DBX Disco Boom Box (LFO)

Lexicon Vortex (Multi-Efffects)

Knas - Ekdaul Moisturizer (Spring Reverb)

 

Outboard Mic Pres/DI

Neve 33122a (2)

API 3124 (4)

Chameleon Labs 7602 (2)

Universal Audio Solo 610

 

Keyboards

Koehler & Campbell Upright Piano

Hammond C3 w/145 Leslie

Rhodes Suitcase 88 w/ amp

Wurlitzer 200

Microkorg

Waldorf Micro Synth

Mellotron

1960’s Chord Organ

Accordion (unknown brand)

Kaoss Pad 2

Kaoss Pad 1

Novation K Station

 

Guitar/Bass Amps

Danelectro Cadet 123 2w

Vox AC15 15w

Kustom The Defender 15w Head

1966 Fender Tremolux Head

1970’s Fender Vibro Champ (Blackface’d with Weber)

1960’s Fender 2x12 cabinet (celestion vintage 30’s)

1987 Marshall Silver Jubilee 2x12 combo

00’s Fender Harvard 1x10 combo

90’s Mesa Boogie Trem-o-verb Dual Rectifier Head

90’s Mesa Boogie DC-3 1x12 combo (celestion Vintage 30)

90’s Mesa Boogie 1x12 cabinet (w/200 watt EV and Theile port)

60’s Univox 2x10 amp (15 watts with orig Jensen 10’s)

00’s Matchless Lighting Clone 1x12 combo (with Mid control and Weber Blue Bell)

12’ Jet City Pico Valve Head (KT88 currently in the head)

1997 KJL boutique (30 watts w/ KT66)

 

Guitars

1963 Gibson LG0 Acoustic

Mitchell MJ-150 Hi-String

Gibson SJ-200 Acoustic

Musicvox Space Cadet 12 String Bass

Musicvox MI-5 6 String Electric

Musicvox Space Cadet 12 String Electric

Musicvox Spaceranger Custom

Musicvox USB Shortscale Bass

Gibson Melody Maker Reissue

Danelectro U2 Reissue

Eastwood Stormbird 6 String Electric

Eastwood Mandocaster Electric Mandolin

2009 1968 Bill Nash Jazz Bass (Fender J Bass)

1963 Gibson LG-1 Acoustic

1988 57' Fender Stratocaster w/Fralin p-ups

1974 Gibson Les Paul Custom w/Harmonic Design P-90's

1974 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe (orig mini hum [neck], Fralin full sized hum [bridge])

1970's Epiphone Sorento Hollowbody

1999 Rodriguez Custom w/Hubuckers

2000’s Jerry Jones Baritone

1965 Silvertone 1448 00’s Guitar Works ES-335 copy (w/Fralin HBs)

2002 Guild JF-30 Jumbo

2000 Taylor JKSM Grand Auditorium

 

Drums

1963 Slingerland 4-piece

Shai Custom 4-piece

Gretsch Catalina Jazz 4-piece

1966 Ludwig Supraphonic Snare

60’s Slingerland Tympani

2 big vintage kick drums (28” & 32”)

several other snares

 

Pedals/Effects

1970s Mu-Tron Phasor

Lovepedal OD11 Overdrive

Crowther Audio Hotcake Overdrive

Malekko Lofi 616 Analog Delay

Echoplex EP3 

Amp Haus #4 Fuzz

Danelectro BLT Slap Echo

Malekko Omicron Vibrato

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man (x2)

Electro Harmonix Big Muff (70’s Ram’s head)

Electro Harmonix Micro Synth (orig 90’s version)

Electro Harmonix Holy Grail (orig 90’s version)

Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff

Electro Harmonix LPB

Electro Harmonix Double Muff

Caroline Wave Cannon

Caroline Olympia (Orig and White Russian)

Caroline Icarus

Caroline Kilobyte

Caroline Haymaker

Sobbatt Phase Breaker

Sobbatt Drive Breaker

Sobbatt Drive Breaker 2

Sweet Sound Mojo Vibe

Line 6 DM4 (2)

Line 6 FM4 (2)

Line 6 MM4

PCE Aluminum Falcon

Analogman TS9 Silver mod

Analogman TS9 Brown mod

ProCo Ratt (orig chip mod by Caroline Guitar)

Sansamp GT2

Roger Roberts FatBox

OD Malekko Trem

Boss Hyper Fuzz

Boss Tremelo

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RATES

Low Watt Rate Card 

$500 Daily

$250 1/2 Day

 

Rate includes Engineer

Freelance rates available 

 

Services Included - 

Production, Recording, Mixing, & Digital Editing.  Duplication services available upon request. We do offer Drum/Bass Editing and Vocal Tuning for producers and home studios who prefer to outsource.  

Disclaimer:

Like most studios we are happy to wheel and deal on studio time. It mostly comes down to the length of time needed and the availability of the studio.  We want GREAT MUSIC being made here and are happy to accommodate artists and engineers with competitive rates when necessary.  

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FULL DISCLOSURE:  Yep, we are aware none of these songs were recorded at the new studio. All of these were recorded in 1 of the 3 prior locations.  Much of the same gear was used.  We are excited to update these with new artists ASAP. 

Juniper Lane

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