Beau Garage · Studio
After more than 30 years of living and working in Germany, Dutch producer/guitarist Chris Beckers returned to his roots and moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1996. In the museum quarter of the old center of Amsterdam his studio Beau Garage has been realized in the basement of a typical, 120 years old Dutch city building.
Chris is using this home base as working place and starting point for all his musical activities. Since the early ’90s this is the place where he records his solo releases like Messenger Of Truth, Seven Frames Of Mind or the new album Navigation. Besides his work on own albums he also produces music for other artists or lets them use the studio.
AMEK ‘Mozart’ analogue mixing console
ProTools HD Native Thunderbolt and ProTools HD I/O – 16/16 analogue interface
Digidesign 192 I/O – 8/16 + Digidesign 192 I/O – 8/8 analogue interface
Digidesign ProMaster 20
Apogee Big Ben master clock and Apogee Rosetta 200 AD/DA converter
Otari MTR 90 II – 24 track analogue tape recorder
Otari MTR 12 – 2 track analogue master tape recorder
Mackie – 24 track digital HDR 24/96 recorder
Additional devices by Klark-Teknik, Tascam, Yamaha, Marantz, Philips
Chris Beckers uses Tannoy Super Red Monitors, Westlake BBSM4, JBL Century Gold,
Yamaha NS 10 and Auratones.
Studio Outboard Equipment
Chris prefers Lexicon 480 L, Eventide H3000S, Urei 1178, Millenia STT-1, Summit TLA 100, DBX 165A, Publison CL20C and Rancilio Silvia as well as ADA, Yamaha, Roland, Rocktron, Drawmer, Aphex and DBX devices.
Brauner VM 1
AKG 414 B-ULS (2x)
Neumann KM 184 (2x)
EV NAD408 (4x)
Sennheiser MD 441 U
Guitars: Gibson Byrdland (1969) and Gibson ES 345, Dick Dijkman NitroBird, Schecter Stratocaster (koa), Schecter Stratocaster (koa/binding), Schecter Stratocaster (red/maple), Schecter Telecaster (mahogany), Tanglewood Strat, Fender Precision Bass (1965), Ibanez Bass SD-GR Series, Alvarez Acoustic 6020c, Traveler Escape EG-1.