About A little backstory

Supple 9 started out as a small mixing, mastering and film-sound studio run by Alex Leonard.

In 2018, Supple 9 branched out and started a small boutique record label with a focus on lovingly produced electronic releases backed by a physical format.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

About Alex

After orchestral and choral involvement at a young age, Alex studied music at the Dublin Institute of Technology before getting drawn towards the technical side of things. After completing his music studies, he studied Sound Engineering and Music Technology at the Sound Training Centre in Temple Bar.

Since completing his training he has been heavily involved in a wide variety of music-related activities. He has worked extensively in film sound editing, mixing, design and composition; theatre sound and experimental art installations; studio production of his own electronic output as Ebauche; mixing and mastering of numerous electronic and non-electronic artists; and even as a vocalist in a fusion-bluegrass band in Cambodia.

Studio

We believe that it's not the tools that matter, but what you do with them. In this world an audio engineer's most important tools are their ears, their intuition and their experience.

However, musicians and engineers alike cannot resist gear, and you can find some details of the equipment stocked in the Supple 9 studio below.

Hardware

Monitoring

  • Genelec 8331 pair & GLM Monitoring Software
  • Avantone Mixcube mono reference speaker
  • Sennheiser HD650 Reference Headphones
  • Sony MDR-7509HD Headphones
  • Shure SE425-CL-E In Ear Monitoring
  • Additional grotboxes

Interface

  • RME Fireface UFX II

Analogue Gear

  • Elektron Analog 4
  • Elektron Analog Rytm
  • Elektron Octatrack Mk2
  • Elektron Digitone
  • Soma Lyra-8

Acoustic Treatment

The studio has been carefully acoustically treated to ensure the best possible unbiased sound. Custom made acoustic baffles, high-quality acoustic tiles, & bass traps have all been carefully placed to ensure a neutral and accurate listening position.

Software

Digital Audio Workstations

  • Presonus Studio One
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Propellerhead Reason
  • Sony Sound Forge Pro

Plugins by

  • Softube
  • FabFilter
  • iZotope
  • Waves
  • Vienna Symphonic Library
  • McDSP
  • Synapse
  • Rob Papen