Overview
Studio de la Limite is an audio facility dedicated to alternative music mastering and electronic music production.
It was founded in 2021 in a remote country side farm in the center of the middle of the heart of France by Nicolas “Ripit” Esterle.

SERVICES

  • Mastering for all formats
    • Digital download and stream,
    • CD,
    • Cassette Tape,
    • Vinyl…
  • Stem Mastering
  • Audio restoration
  • Mix Consultation
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Master Vinyl cutting (out of house)
  • On location recording

Engineer

Engineer

NICOLAS ESTERLE

Nicolas Esterle has 20+ years experience in the mastering field and live music engineering.

As a musician, he’s more known under the moniker Ripit.

He also takes part in The Ångströmers, Solar Skeletons and Fujako.

Gear

Mastering Tools:

  • AD/DAC :
  • Merging Technologies Anubis
  • Sound Devices MixPre10II
  • RME UCX
  • MONITORING :
  • HEDD Type 20
  • Presonus E3.5
  • Senheiser HD 26 pro
  • Beyerdynamic DT-770 pro 80 Ohm
  • SOFTWARE :
  • Reaper
  • Hofa  CD-Burn.DDP.Master PRO
  • Sonarworks SoundID
  • PLUG-INS :
  • Knif Soma (brainworks)
  • Weiss Complete Collection (softube) 
  • Passive-Active Pack (softube)
  • Drawmer S73 (softube)
  • Overstayer M.A.S (softube)
  • Harmonic Analog Saturation Processor (Softube)
  • Sooth 2 (oeksound) 
  • Spiff (oeksound) 
  • FF-Pro Q3 (Fabfilter)
  • FF-Pro L2 (Fabfilter)
  • FF-Saturn (Fabfilter
  • Split Eq (Eventide) 

Music production tools:

  • SYNTHS :
  • Kurzweil K-2600S
  • Roland JP-8080
  • Erica Synth DB-01
  • Soma Lyra-8
  • Soma ROAT
  • Soma Ether
  • Korg MS-04
  • Korg MS-10
  • Korg MS-20
  • Korg MS-50
  • Korg SQ-10
  • Arturia Microbrute
  • Casio AT-3 (oriental)
  • Endorphines Shuttle System + Ground Control
  • Various eurorack modules.
  • Benidub DS-01
  • Yamaha YC
  • DRUM MACHINES:
  • Soma Pulsar 23
  • Roland R-8
  • Roland TR-8
  • Nord Drum-2
  • Jomox M-Base 11
  • Boss DR-55
  • FX :
  • Boss : RDD-20 / RPS-10 / RE-20 / AW-3 / SYB-5 / RC-2
  • Fairfield Cicuitry : The unpleasant Surprise / Long Life
  • Zoom : Tri-Metal / Zoom Driver 5000
  • Eventide : Space
  • Vermona : Retroverb Lancet 
  • Drolo FX : Stretch Weaver
  • Roland : VT-3

  • DYNAMICS :
  • FMR RNC
  • Symetrix 501 
  • DBX 1066
  • SOFTWARE :
  • Ableton Live 11
  • PLUG INS :
  • Atlantis Dual Camber (Softube)
  • OTO Biscuit (Softube)
  • H3000 (Eventide)
  • Minifilter (Arturia)
  • Mooger Fooger Collection (Moog)
  • MICROPHONES :
  • Griffon Microphones GMT-12
  • AKG C414 XLII
  • DPA 4099 x2
  • Line Audio CM4 x2
  • Clippy EM272Z1 x2
  • Beyerdynamic M88TG
  • Reslo RBH/WS
  • DI :
  • Palmer Pan 16
  • DJ :
  • Reloop RP7000 gold ltd. ed. x2
  • Ecler Sclat 4
  • STAGE MIXERS :
  • Mackie 1202 VLZ4
  • Soundcraft EFX8
  • Yamaha Promix-1 (no-input)
  • Pioneer DJM800 (no-input)

Portfolio

RATES EXAMPLE

(prices include taxes)

Mastering 1 track (<10’)

60€

Mastering 5 tracks

220€

Mastering 12 tracks

490€

These prices include mp3 preview for validation, 1 correction and mastering for 3 formats (usually Vinyl, Stream and Download).

Each project is different so ask for a quote by dropping an email including type of service, track list with durations, destination formats (Vinyl, K7 tape, Digital Stream, Digital Download, CD, DDP…)

quote@lalimite.studio

Your down-mix audio files should be at minimum 44.1kHz/24bit resolution in .WAV or .AIFF format, peaks at -6dB FS.

If you use master bus treatment (eq/comp/…) please send 2 versions, one with your treatment, one without.