Fish Need Snorkels are delighted to offer the industry standard Decca Tree for ensemble recording.


Decca Tree for ensemble recordings

Technical Facilities




Neumann U87i (2), Schoeps CMC640 (2), Schoeps CMC 641 (1), Neumann KM184 (2), AKG 451B (2)

Fish Need Snorkels are delighted to offer the industry standard Decca Tree for ensemble recording. However, instead of using a centre omni-directional microphone we use the Schoeps CMC640s in a XY-coincident pair configuration for added definition of the sound stage and also post production flexibility. The spaced U87s in omni mode provide wonderful depth of field and low end resolution.


Of course there are a vast number of other microphone configurations that can be made, all dependant on your requirements.




Merging Technology's Pyramix, State of the art Digital Audio Work Stations.  Including VTube for video playback and Dirac3 time stretch.

The amazing Algorithmix ReNovator spectral restoration software for the removal of extraneous noises.

Waves Audio Diamond software (includes their mastering suite), with many additional plugins such as the IR1 convolution reverb (with a library of acoustic samples made in the most famous venues around the world).


(20 channels 24bit/96kHz, 8 channels 24bit/192kHz).

Sound Devices 702 Compact Flash high resolution audio recorder.

TL Audio PA1 stereo valve mic pre-amp.

Midas Venice 160 and 320 analogue mixers.




All computers designed and built by Robin Vincent at Molten Music (formerly of Carillion Audio Systems, Rain Computers).

Rain Livebook laptop.

Molten Music Technology Muse Z97, totally silent bespoke desktop.




Bespoke reference system designed by Kevin Scott of Definitive Audio.


Living Voice IBX-RW Speakers, Border Patrol SE300 B power amp with Border Patrol power supply, SJS Arcadia Model 2 Pre-amp with Kondo silver signal path, Resolution Audio Opus 21 CD Player with 24bit/96kHz DAC.


Genelec 8030A active nearfield monitors for location.

Audeze LCD-XC closed backed reference headphones.

Beyerdynamic DT770M headphones.

Beyerdynamic DT100 headphones (6) and MTR HPA6 headphone amplifier/distributor.

Schoeps CMC640 (2)


photos credit:

Jennifer Bingham.

Contact: Mark Fawcett


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