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WHERE TRUE SOUND CAN BE FOUND

The Lullabye Factory is an Analog Recording Studio, Art Gallery & Booking Agency with a Concert Promotion division located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Welcome to The Lullabye Factory. Our philosophy is creating soulful top-notch analog recordings in an atmosphere where artists feel right at home. Our workflow is one that is direct and engaging, our focus being on creating musical revelation. We use Analog Equipment, from the recording console to the classic effects like spring reverb and tape delay. This makes our sound true and revealing. We are located next to the center of Amsterdam and the Westerpark area. We’ve got a bar and chill-area surrounded with different pieces of art, changing every once in a while as to always be inspired by different concepts of creation.

The Epicentre of The Lullabye Factory  is a D&R Orion analog studio console paired with a AMPEX MM1000 16- track tape recorder. 

PHATTEST SOUND IN TOWN!

Read more on our website thelullabyefactory.com

The Lullabye Factory NewsLetter - #1


This is the first of the monthly NewsLetter The Lullabye Factory shall send out by means of keeping the people updated.

This Edition shall cover The Lullabye Sessions (held once a month at the studio) the events The Lullabye Factory is hosting across the land, and various other Analog News from The Lullabye Factory!

News

 
We are very proud to announce that our sounds from now on are recorded on an AMPEX MM1000 16-track tape recorder. In 1967 Ampex introduced a 16-track version of the MM 1000 which was the world's first 16-track professional tape recorder put into mass-production. We've got #152, with the black Ferrite Heads. The 16-track MM-1000 quickly became legendary for its tremendous flexibility, reliability and outstanding sound quality. This brought about the "golden age" of large format analog multitrack recorders which would last into the mid 1990s.The AMPEX MM1000, nicknamed "The Beast", is breathing new life onto Tape and makes for a beautiful Heart in the studio! 

This year The Lullabye Factory started with The Lullabye Sessions

The Lullabye Sessions is an initiative of The Lullabye Factory where 3 acts are invited to play a live show (max 30 minutes; the size of one tape) at The Lullabye Factory studio all of which will be recorded the Analog way onto tape. The recordings of the sessions will be played back right after the live sets are finished in a listen-back session at the studio. 

From these sessions we will select bands for our Mixtape Project.

With The Lullabye Mixtape Project The Lullabye Factory seeks to manifest its analog sound in collaboration with contemporary artists. Once a year 10 bands shall record one track the Analog Way in The Lullabye Factory’s Recording Studio. These 10 tracks will be published under The Lullabye Factory’s Record Label by the means of Vinyl and Cassette. When the project is finished there will be release parties in different cities across the Netherlands where everyone involved will meet each other and some of the bands that are on the mixtape shall perform live.

For this year we’re aiming at a release date in november 2016 with a release party in OT301.

Read more about the Sessions and the Mixtape Project on our website!

Lullabye Sessions with Pure Muna, Switchboard and Solden


With its first Lullabye Session Session held April 16th 2016 at The Lullabye Factory Recording Studio a new Analog Tradition has been set into Motion! Three live acts were put on tape the size of a Reel. First up was Pure Muna with their epic pshychedelic dreamy rock wave that seemed to magnetize itself onto the Analog Medium. Then the three guys of Switchboard blew our brains out with their energetic mix of garagerock, stonergroove & grungy vibe.
And last off: who needs MP3's these days to throw a magic live Techno Session? The duo Solden sure doesn't! The best Low-End is Analog, truly drilling through to any heart-beat..
Aftermovie of the First Lullabye Session!
Last Saturday we had Take 2 of The Lullabye Sessions with The Pavements, The Muff and MOL. Stay put for their awesome performances!

Want to participate in The Lullabye Sessions or know any band that is anxious to put their blood, sweat and tears onto 2 INCH TAPE? We've got a vintage baby that does the trick quite right. We still have one opening for a band JUNE 11th and two on June 18th. Email your story to suzyq@thelullabyefactory.com
Upcoming Events

May 26th 2016. Rauwe Sessies @ Maloe Melo Showtime 22:00. Entrance: 5 euro. Starring The Muff & Switchboard




 
June 4th 2016. Lauw als een Pauw @ de Nieuwe Anita Showtime 20:00. Entrance 7,50 euro. The Pavements, Dishking & Duke John and an Analog Disco Soul Funk Jockey will bring the house down! 
 
Our visit to Record Industry
 
In our search of a pure analog way of getting our master tapes onto vinyl we visited Record Industry, the biggest European vinyl pressing plant last Thursday. Rinus, originally a Sony man and head-audio, gave us a tour around the plant. It was like going back in time. Record Industry still does a lot of classic pressings: The Beatles, Natty Dread from Bob Marley & The Wailers alongside albums from Sade, Fun Loving Criminals were being pressed as we walked through the Factory.  To give you an idea of their production volume: Working in shifts the plant is open from 7 A.M. until 11 P.M., each record takes 26 seconds to press, so you do the math.
 
Most of the new records are delivered by download, but Record Industry is dedicated to analog and masters the craft of putting tape to vinyl! The Master tape goes onto a Studer A80 with a custom delay tape path, through an analog console and at last on a cutting lathe in a lacquer, which has an acetate layer or on a DMM, which has a copper layer. No Digital Processing Whatsoever!
Rinus told us about his favourite pressing: Fleetwood Mac’s Albatross that was delivered to him on 3/4 inch tape from the Abbey Road Studios, brought to Record Industry by a courier. We went back to the studio with the most awesome coasters ever, the hearts from record batches that didn’t make it trough the quality check. And of course with the knowledge that Analogue Is The Future! Thank you Rinus and See You Very Soon!

Contact

Recording Studio:

Christoph Walter | christoph@thelullabyefactory.com | 
+31 (0)20 261 14 96

Art Gallery:

Philippe Walter | philippe@thelullabyefactory.com | 
+31 6 12 03 21 25

Booking & Concert Promotion:

Joren Heuvels | joren@thelullabyefactory.com | 
+31 6 42 53 68 52

Suzanna van Beek | suzyQ@thelullabyefactory.com | 
+31 6 45 72 85 50

Where to find us

Spaarndammerstraat 30N | Amsterdam

Any questions about the gear or the rates, feel very free to call or email us or check the website thelullabyefactory.com 


Cheers and hope to Welcome you Very Soon at The Lullabye Factory!

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suzyQ@thelullabyefactory.com

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