Studio SavoyFaire is located in the countryside near Eunice, Louisiana, in a small wooden building built in the 1940s. Owned and operated since 1995 by Joel Savoy, the studio has developed a reputation for providing a natural ambiance conducive to capturing music naturally in a stress-free environment, and has produced countless records by both national and international recording artists. Utilizing the finest modern and vintage equipment available, including a large amount of hand-built gear, quality is guaranteed and supported by Joel’s engineering experience over the last 18 years and recognized on a national level by a GRAMMY Award and 10 GRAMMY nominations. Come make your next record surrounded by the fields of the prairies of Southwest Louisiana in a room once frequented by Cajun legends Dennis McGee, Wade Fruge, Cheese Read, DL Menard and more!
Studio SavoyFaire offers a wide range of vintage and modern equipment and instruments. Featuring three rooms: Main, Isolation, and Booth, the studio is designed for maximum flexibility for any size project. For the main AD/DA converters we use a Burl Audio B2 ADC Bomber, the Universal Audio Apollo 16 Mk2 Quad and the Apollo Twin Duo Mk 2, offering 20 channels of AD/DA conversion and effects hosting, all locked to a Black Lion Micro Clock Mk3. We have over 20 channels of outboard microphone preamps, both tube and solid state, including a 1960's TAB V76 tube preamp in a Vintage King rack, and many vintage Collins and Altec tube-type and Yamaha PM-1000 modules (the Japanese Neve), modern API, AML Neve, Gyraf, John Hardy, Seventh Circle Audio and AEA- all immediately available available via the main patchbays. Our ProTools 12 rig runs on a Thunderbolt 27" iMac with external drives and plug-ins from Universal Audio, Waves, Synthogy, Steven Slate, Drumagog, WaveLab 8, Soundtoys and more. Via the Apollo, we offer 4 separate zero-latency headphone mixes with headphones by Grado, Sony, Audio Technica, and Sennheiser. Other outboard gear includes an original Gates Sta-Level Vari-Mu limiter, an original Collins 356E Vari-Mu limiter, a Pultec EQ1 tube equalizer, an Ampex MX-35 Tube Mixer, an SSL Stereo Buss Compressor, dBx 160A, an 1176 FET compressor, 2 LA-2A Optical tube compressors, Joe Meek SC2.2 Stereo optical compressor, Aphex Easyrider, aand a custom 16-Channel Analog Tube Summing amp. For monitoring we employ a pair of PMC Two.Two.6's- a gorgeous sounding near field monitor. For the analog buffs we have two tape machines: an Ampex 440-8 1" 8-track recorder, and a Tascam MSR-16S 1/2" 16-track recorder. The utmost care has be given to using Canare and Mogami snakes and cables used throughout for maximum signal quality. We also offer a wide range of instruments including, but not limited to, a Vintage Leedy & Ludwig 1920’s drum kit with Acrolite snare and Zildjian cymbals, a 1950s Kay Swingmaster upright bass, various Martin acoustic guitars, electric guitars: Telecasters, Fender Jaguar, and a Baritone telecaster, and amps.
Vintage Sony C-37a tube microphone, RCA BK-5B, AMI-TAD Funkenwerk U47 with Theirsch Red Capsule, Custom Neumann U47 large diaphragm multi-pattern tube mic with Eric Heiserman Capsule, Custom AKG C12 large diaphragm multi-pattern tube mic wit Tim Campbell Capsule, AEA R92, Vintage Neumann KM84, Neumann KM184, Vintage Neumann KM86, Vintage Neumann M582 w/M62 Capsule, Vintage Neumann M582 w/M94 Capsule, 1971 AKG C 414 Comb with original brass capsule, 2 Audio Technica 4050, Audio Technica 4033, BeyerDynamic M160 Ribbon mic, Audix i5, Audix D6, BLUE Kiwi, 2 Royer R-121s, Custom Cardioid Tube Mic with Peluso Capsule, dBx Omni pattern reference mic, an upgraded Rode Classic multi-pattern tube mic, 4 Rode NT5, Electro-Voice RE20, 2 Electro-Voice RE16, Sennheiser MD421, Sennheiser e609, 3 Sennheiser e603, AKG C3000, Shure SM33 ribbon mic, Shure KSM32, Shure Beta 52, Shure SM7B, 2 Shure SM53, 2 Shure SM58, 2 Shure SM57, Shure Beta 58, Shure SM81, Shure Beta 91A, 2 Shure SM93, Shure 51 Dynamic Mic, Turner 33 Dynamic Mic, an Ear Trumpet Labs EDWINA, and a Jensen Transformers-modded PZM.
Linda Ronstadt, Ann Savoy, Wayne Toups, Doug Kershaw, Yvette Landry, Rafe and Clelia Stefanini (Philadelphia, PA), Magnolia Sisters, Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, Choupique, Michael Doucet, The Red Stick Ramblers, Chas Justus, Michel Lemar (France), The Pine Leaf Boys, The Foghorn Stringband (Portland, OR), The Cajun Country Revival, Linzay Young, Courtney Granger, Wilson Savoy, Anna Laura Edmiston, Corey Ledet, Cedric Watson, Bonsoir Catin, David Greely, Locust Honey Stringband (Asheville NC), Topaz (Canada), Jesse Lége, Belisaire (France), Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, The Band Courtbouillon, Sunny Duval (Canada), Marc Broussard, Roddie Romero and many more.