After more than 30 years of living and working in Germany, Chris Beckers returned to his roots and moved to Amsterdam/Netherlands in 1996. From the late 90’s until 2017 the ‘Beau Garage’ studio, located in the museum quarter of the old center, has been the place where the guitarist worked on various solo albums and music for many other artists too. Since 2018 a new recording studio has been realized in a 150 years old Amsterdam city building at the famous Vondelpark and Chris is ready to roll again.
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 interfaces
Universal Audio Apollo 4
Mac Studio M1
Grimm Audio UC1 converter
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
Chris is using ATC SCM45A PRO monitors
Yamaha NS 10 and Auratones
Studio Outboard Equipment
Lexicon 480 L, Eventide H3000S, BAE 1073, Phoenix Audio DRS-8 Mk2, Millennia STT-1, Urei 1178, Summit TLA 100, DBX 165A, Publison CL20C and other analogue devices from ADA, Yamaha, Korg, Roland, Rocktron, Drawmer, Aphex and DBX.
Brauner VM 1
SE Voodoo VR2 (2x)
AKG 414 B-ULS (2x)
Neumann KM 184 (2x)
EV NAD408 (4x)
Sennheiser MD 441 U
GUITARS: Gibson Byrdland (1969), Gibson ES 345 (2007), Dick Dijkman NitroBird, Fender Ultra Stratocaster, Schecter Stratocaster (koa, 1983), Schecter Stratocaster (koa/binding, 1982), Schecter Stratocaster (red/maple, 1984), Schecter Telecaster (flamed maple/mahogany, 1989), Tanglewood Strat, Fender Precision Bass (1965), Ibanez Bass SD-GR Series, Alvarez Acoustic 6020c, Traveler Escape EG-1.