Glenn Meade, composer

Synthestra Music, the company formed in 1986 by Glenn Meade, operates a studio with extensive equipment designed for composition, sound design, and film/video/theater scoring, along with digital recording, editing, mixing, and mastering.

In the Synthestra Music Studio, Glenn Meade records, edits, and masters music digitally for CD production. He performed all the digital editing for Chicago a cappella's CD "Go Down, Moses," and edits, mixes, and masters the Chicago a cappella CDs for Hinshaw Music Publishers "New Music Issues."

Equipped with an advanced Pro Tools system, the studio's specialty is meticulous editing and mixing of portions from multiple takes of audio material to make a seamless complete version. With an extensive background in music, composition, and recording, Glenn can solve problems with timing, tuning, overdubbing, noise removal, and other situations included in audio material.

Material to be edited or mastered can be transferred using CD-RW, DAT, or online with digital files such as WAV. The studio is equipped with an extensive array of hardware and plug-in effects and tools as well as a complete MIDI system with multiple synths and samplers.

 Synthesizers/Samplers

Glenn Studio

  • Wavestation A/D
  • Wavestation SR
  • Roland D550
  • Roland JD990
  • Roland XV5080 (2)
  • Emu Pro/Cussion Percussion Module

Computers/Controllers

  • Apple iMac Intel Core i5
  • Apple Power Mac G4 Computer
  • Apple PowerBook G4 Laptop
  • Korg Microkey Keyboard
  • Mark of the Unicorn MIDI Timepiece AV/USB (2)
  • Lexicon MIDI Remote Control

Software

  • Mark of the Unicorn Digital Performer Sequencing and Digital Recording
  • Mark of the Unicorn Mosiac Notation
  • Mark of the Unicorn Unisyn Synthesizer Editing
  • DigiDesign ProTools HD
  • Mark of the Unicorn Mach Five
  • Spectrasonics Omnisphere
  • Native Instruments Komplete 8

Mixers/Recorders

  • Shure SM81 Microphones
  • Tascam DM24 Digital Mixer
  • Tascam M208 Mixer
  • Mackie 1202 Mixer
  • DigiDesign ProTools HD Hard Disk Recording
  • DigiDesign 192 I/O
  • Mark of the Unicorn 828MkII Digital Interface
  • Tascam DA40 DAT Recorder

Effects Processors

  • Lexicon PCM 70 Digital Effects Processor
  • Lexicon LXP-1 and LXP-5

Amplifiers/Speakers

  • Crown Micro-Tech 600 Amplifier 
  • Yamaha P2075 Amplifier 
  • Tannoy PBM8 Monitors