Beau Garage · Studio

The 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.

Recording Equipment

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

MacIntosh computers

Additional devices by Klark-Teknik, Tascam, Yamaha, Marantz, Philips

Monitoring

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.

Microphones

 Brauner VM 1

AKG 414 B-ULS (2x)

AKG 451/CK1

Sanken CU-41

Neumann KM 184 (2x)

Microtech-Gefell 70S

Sass-P Stereo

EV PL20

EV NAD408 (4x)

Sennheiser MD 441 U

Shure SM77

Shure SM58

Instruments

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.

 

Amps: Howard Dumble Overdrive Special, Fender Super Sonic, Fender Super Champ,

Fender Blues Junior, Zeck and Engl speaker cabinets.

Musicians

Chris has worked with: Abraham Laboriel, Ack van Rooyen, Alex Acuna, Angelo Verploegen, Arlen Azevedo, Big Barchem Band, Backwater Bluesband Revisited, Bart Koster, Bart van Lier, Bergit Lewis, Billy Cobham, Caroline Goudswaard, Carwin Gijsing, Cees van der Laarse, Cesar Zuiderwijk, Charly Angenois, Chris Hinze, Darrell Arnold, Deff Cramer, Dick Morrissey, Dipankar, Eddie Conard, Eef Albers, Efraim Trujillo, Eric Vloeimans, Ernie Watts, Essiet Essiet, Farah Day, Farida & Iraqi Maqam Ensemble, Frank Burks, Free Kick, Fritz Brause, Gary Novak, Gene Conners, Gerry Brown, Gregor Sonnenberg, Hans Lafaille, Hans Vroomans, Henk Zomer, Herman Finkers, Houdini Horns, Henrique Firpi, Herman Wolters, Hugh Kanza, Ilja Reijngoud, Jan Hollestelle, Jan Oosthof, Jan Schuurman, Jan Wessels, Jasper van’t Hof, Jeff Lorber, Jeroen de Rijk, Jeroen Vierdag, Jeroen Vrolijk, Jimi Bellmartin, Jimmy Haslip, Johan Vermuyen, Jonas Pap, Jose Lopretti, Jump’n Jive, Jurandir Gomes, Jurre Haanstra, Justo Almario, Kier van der Werf, Koos Serierse, Leo Janssen, Leonardo Amuedo, Leon Klaasse, Liber Torriente, Lode de Roos, Luluk Purwanto, Manuel Hugas, Marcelo Godoy, Marcel Schimscheimer, Marcel Serierse, Marius Beets, Martin Verdonk, Mata Mandir, Michel van Schie, Michiel Borstlap, Mike Del Ferro, Nippy Noya, Paul Schuurman, Paulinho da Costa, Peter Beets, Peter Erskine, Peter Guidi, Peter Schoof, Peter van Straten, Phaedra Kwant, Rasiko, Red Limo String Quartet, Rene Creemers, Rene Engel, Rene van Helsdingen, Richard Hallebeek, Ricky de Vito, Robert J. Reinders, Rolf Delfos, Rosa King, Roy Kuschel, Saskia Laroo, Serge Bredewold, Seven Eleven Horns, Sietse Huisman, Simon Phillips, Stormvogel, Tom Klein, Tony Lakatos, Ton Dijkman, Ton Nieuwenhuizen, Ulco Bed, Will Maas, Wim Dijkgraaf.