Small Town Records is a record label and full recording studio in Durham, NC. Based out of Duke University, Small Town Records is completely student-run, offering artist and label services to young musicians. STR signs several new artists each year, cycling our roster to help kick-start the careers of emerging Duke artists. With a history of successful debut releases, our team provides artists with the foundation for growth beyond the Duke community.
-Marketing and promotion
-Events and outreach
-Full studio and live band
The STR studio space is the nerve center of the label, housing state-of-the-art equipment and well-trained engineers to help our artists and our student body maximize their creativity. The space includes the control room, a studio lounge, and a live tracking room that also doubles as a rehearsal space for our artists and the Duke community. Studio and rehearsal times are available free of charge for all Duke students.
The equipment includes:
Focal Trio 6 Be monitors
API, Vintech, and Manley preamps
Apollo 16 Quad interface
Fully spec'ed Mac Pro with Pro Tools, Logic, and Ableton
Extensive mic closet including Neumann U87s, AKG 414s, Mojave Audio MA-200s, and many more iconic microphones
Nord Electro 5D
DW Collector's Series drum kit
Literally hundreds of plugins by Universal Audio, Waves, Slate Digital, Antares, Celemony, iZotope, Fab Filter, Spectrasonics, Native Instruments, etc.
And many more instruments/effects/live sound gear