Create and record in a peacefull place

The Studios


Recording, mixing, mastering, rehearsal, pre-production, mobile recording…


Set in a big farmhouse in the heart of “les Monts du Lyonnais”, Purple Sheep was built for musicians to play and create in an inspiring cocoon. Every session is unique and needs its own set-up. That‘s why our recording areas are all combinable and adjustable without limits. The day light, the peacefulness and the natural beauty of the surroundings make it a great residential recording studio, a stone’s throw from Lyon.



The Control Room

Welcome to Purple Sheep’s brain! Not far from a full option spaceship, the control room hosts a collection of modern and vintage equipment to get the sound you are dreaming of. From our very clean preamps to our romantic tape echo, we get everything you need to give you a unique character.

The Live Room

The balanced sounding and broadness of the live room never disappoints. 56m², 5 meters ceiling height, it is the main recording space. Its connection with studio B and our two isolated booths and its individual mixers monitoring system offer an outstanding comfort.

The ISO-booths

You need a dryer drum sound? This vocals, guitar amp or double-bass must be isolated? Come in our iso-booths. They are connected with the set and together with mic, instrument and speaker cable to be a fast and effective solution whatever your set-up.



The Lab

80 m2 dedicated to creation. It is an independent recording area for lower budget projects. It hosts an high-end open-space control room and a big PA system. Studio B is definitely the best deal for your pre-productions, rehearsals, residences and composing times. Completely wired to the control room, it is also a powerful expansion to Studio A.

Mobile studio

You want to record an album in a special acoustic, a live show, an event? Cosily set in Studio B or anywhere you want it to be, our mobile set-up will bring you the precision and mojo you are looking for your recordings. With its Antelope Orion 32 interface, ATI and Audient preamps, Equator D5 monitoring, it does not compromise on quality.



Savoir-faire & creativity


Entering Purple Sheep Studio means working with a demanding and experienced team. Our motto : comfort and flexibility. From recording to mixing, including our mastering service, we maintain an optimal workflow.




Voice over


Mobile recording

Live recording


Multi-track mix

Stems mix

On-line mix

Music mix

Live mix

Video stereo mix



CD / DDP mastering

Vinyl mastering

Mastering for iTunes (MFIT)

Mastering for streaming

Stems mastering





Writing and composing

Purple Sheep Team

Mathieu Gaud

From Steve Albini’s headquarters in Chicago to Philippe Teissier Du Cros Studio in Paris, Mathieu built a varied and in-depth studio experience. Fuelled by his insatiable curiosity, he worked with artists as diverse as Thurston Moore, Bojan Z, Quatuor Béla, etc…

Guillaume Toullec

Guillaume built a solid experience in sound recording while in Paris. He exercised his ear and his efficiency at Davout and Meudon studios. Passionate, he is always up with the last broadcasting standards and the new sound-processing tools.


Working his magic in the studio, mixing live concerts or using his soldering iron, Charles knows is familiar with the different aspects of the sound. Over the 5 years he spent recording in his own studio in Leipzig, he had the chance to work with artists spanning a wide array of musical cultures and to hone his electronic creativity.



Analogic mojo and digital precision


Blending the best of analog and digital equipments, our ProTools HD system can record up to 64 tracks. Vintage and modern outboards, tube condenser or ribbon microphones, not forgetting our backline, all our gear is listed here :


Large Diaphragm Condenser

Microtech Gefell UM70S + MV 692 P48 (x2)

Audio Technica 4033a/SM

Oktava mk220 (x2)

Studio Project C1

Small Diaphragm Condenser

MBHO MBP 648 (x2) + MBHO KA200 (x2)

Avenson Audio STO-2 (x2)

Lomo UM53 FET

Sennheiser MH 125 Pre + MK 12 (x2)

AKG C535 EB (x2)

Audio technica ATM33 (x2)

Audio technica AT pro 35 + AT8538

Schoeps/Strässer CM060 + 640T

Sennheiser MKH435T (x2)

Sennheiser MKH406T (x2)

Sennheiser MKH 416T


Pearlman TM1

Lomo 19a19 (K67 type)

Advanced Audio CM28 (x2)


Melodium RM6 (x2)

Beyerdynamic m160 (x2)

Beyerdynamic m500

Reslo « The Beeb » by Xaudia (x2)

Cascade Lundahl Fathead (x2)

T.bone RB 500 (x2)

DI / Reamp

Avalon U5 Little

Lab Extender

Radial Pro DI

Klark Teknik DN 100 (x2)

Samson S-Direct Plus


Sennheiser MD441-2

AKG D20 B 200

Echolette ED12/200 (AKG D12)

Echolette ES14 (Sennheiser MD409)

Beyerdynamic m380

Electrovoice RE-27

Electrovoice PL-20 (RE-20)

Sennheiser MD421HL

Sennheiser MD421 N

Shure SM7b

Beyerdynamic m600 Soundstar

Audio Technica ATM25

Sennheiser MD431


Beyerdynamic M201N(C)

Revox M3500 (Beyerdynamic M201) (x2)

AKG D112 M

AKG D190 (x3)

Shure 545 (SM57 vintage)

Shure SM57 (x4)

Shure SM58 (x3)

Beyerdynamic m61

Sennheiser MD427

Shure B52A

Audix D2

Audix D1

Audix I5 (x2)

Behringer XM1800 (x3)



Ampex 601 Tube Custom (x2)

Neumann V476b (x2)

Sound Skulptor MP512

Sound Skulptor MP573

SSL SuperAnalogue (x2)

DAV Electronics BG8 (x8)

Lindell 6×500 (x2)


Audio RNP (X2)

Audient ASP008 (x16)

Alice Mic Amp Pak 1 (x2)

Digitec High End Broadcast (x5)


Tornade MS ES-Series

Lindell 7×500 (x2)

Estec Twin Comp

Estec Megafour



Roland Chorus Echo RE-301

Alesis Midiverb II

Sony DPS V77

TC Electronic D2

Pédales d’effet (cf. Instruments)



Quested V2108

Equator Audio Research D5 (x2)

Yamaha HS50

Sound Skulptor MC624

RFT BR25 (Geithain)


Headphones & Amps

Sennheiser HD-25-1 II (x2)

Sony MDR7506

Sony MDR V6

Audio Technica ATH-M30x

Audio-Technica ATH-M20 X (x5)

AKG K240 Mk2

Hear Technologies Hear Back (x6)

Millenium Headphones Amplifiers

Digital Audio

Converters AD / DA

Apogee AD-16X

SSL Xlogic Alpha Link Madi SX

SSL Xlogic Alpha Link Madi AX

SSL Xlogic Delta Link Madi HD

Antelope Orion 32

Control Surfaces

SSL Nucleus

Presonus Faderport

DAWs & Plugins

Avid Pro Tools HDn 12

Avid Pro Tools 11

Avid Pro Tools 10




Soundtoys 5


PSP Audioware


Plugin Alliance





Native Instrument Komplete 10



Apple Imac 4.0GgHz

Apple Mac Book Pro


Motu Midi Express 128

M-Audio USB M-61

Korg SP-250 Piano

Akaï MPK Mini



Fender Jazzmaster J. Mascis Signature Purple Sparkle

Italia Rimini Semi-Hollowbody, Pink Mother Of Pearl

Epiphone LesPaul Standard (w/ Seymour Duncan mics)

Guild GAD-30 PCE

Art & Lutherie Dreadnought Cedar

Cort earth-230

Bass Guitars

Fender Mustang Bass 83′

G&L L-2000 Bass [Asia]


Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue (combo)

Fender The Twin (combo) on demand

Bouyer ST-20 1959 (x2)

Acoustic Corp 150b

SWR Workingman’s 15 (combo) on demand

Sovtek MiG 50


Acoustic 220


Bösendorfer 280 « Imperial » 92 keys 1973

Clavia Nord Stage on demand

Concorde Marimba

Concorde Xylophone

Vintage Italian Leslie


Fender Bandmaster [Eminence HPs]

2×12 Marshall 1965B Lead 4×10

Ampeg SVT15E

Carlsbro CS215 Greenback 2×15

WEM Power Bass 2×12

Garen Open Back (8×6)

Acoustic 402

FX Pedals

Diamond Vibrato Chorus

MXR Analog Chorus

Electro-Harmonix Pulsar

Electro-Harmonix Small Stone

Diamond Quantum Leap

Hardwire Supernatural Reverb

Electro-Harmonix Holygrail

Boss DD6


Zvex Distorsion

Zvex Mastotron

Boss SD-1

Boss Blues Driver

Digitech Wammy

Big Muff (Green Russian)


Ludwig Acrolite 14×5

Tromsa picollo Poplar 14×3

Yamaha Classic 14×4,5

Drum Kits

Olympic Premier 1970 : BD 20×14, 12×8, 13×8, 16×15

Yamaha SC Advantage : 20”, 14”, 12”, 10


Zildjian K/Z HH 13”

Zildjian ACustom Ping Ride 22”

Zildjian ACustom Fast Crash 15”

Zildjian ACustom Projection Crash  17”

Zildjian Oriental Crash Of Doom 20″

Hand Percussions

Live Mixer and PA

Behringer X32

Mackie 1642-VLZ3

Yamaha 01V

HK Audio PA (2 tops & 4 subs)

HK Active 12″ monitors (x2)



Inside and outside the studio


AB Records / Steve Albini / Dennis Alcapone / An Tri Dipop / Annuluk / Artshitect / AshKey / Avion / Bank Myna / Bantu Nani / Quatuor Béla / Bélial / Belvoir / Michel Benita / Bob & Flanaghan / Sebastien Boisseau / Bojan Z / Bumpkin Island / Canal B / Candelilla / André Cecarelli / Calypso Rose / Choeur (Bertrand Cantat, Bernard Falaise, Pascal Humbert, Alexander MacSween) / Chain & The Gang / Cheddar Costard / Cleo / The Cloche / Crizz / Kris Dollimore / Stéphane Damiano / Matthieu Donarier / Die Hermann / Don Corleone / Don Glow / Dolus Mutombo / Druides / Echo Ranks / E-CORE / EIEN / The Enchanted Wood / Fables / The Faraway Tree / Filligar / Free O’Clock / Frustration / FR3 Bretagne / Fun Fun Funeral / GangRennes / Gustav Geisler Sextett / GHST / Glad / Elie Granger / Le Groupe Obscur / Marcel Guilloux / Anne Heisig / Im7teen / INA / In A Nutshell / Jasual Cazz / Jazz’Elles / JC Satan / Jean-Louis / Jones / Jonfen / Kingswood / Radio Kreiz Breizh / Lady Mountain / Sonia Larue / Eliane de Latour / Claude Leroux / LeSix Lpc / David Linx / Longueur d’ondes / Loop DeLuxe / Magritt / Ensemble Marani / Marla Fredonne / Marnitude / Masal / Mathis / Max Der Zinger / McDonnell Trio / Julie Meckler / Mikrokosm / Mileck / Monograaf / Nils Arrec / Nufa / One Chord And The Truth / Eve Ottino / Outshape / 1 geste pour Haïti (Passi, Jacky & Ben-J) / Passepartout / Polar Polar Polar Polar / Protoje / Sabine Pousset / Radical Chic / Ride On Music / Griffin Rodriguez / SACEM / Sapho / Satellite Jockey / Scarf / Nadine Maria Schmidt / Schwarz Kaffee / Rhoda Scott / Saint Sadrill / Seinn O / The Siamese / Sierra Manhattan / Skalp / Snaar J / Sniff Marker / Sofar Sound / Soft Blonde / So Wax / Spitzer / Spring Barley / Stabatt / Monsieur Stern / Stokolm / Stupead / Teeth (John Grabski) / Thalamos / Eric Thomas / Thomas James Folks / Thurston Moore Band / T-Shirt / Vesperland / Veuve Blanche / Winston Mcannuf / White Mystery / The Wow Signal / Youhadenn / You’ll Brynner / Yukel / Les ZoiZelles / ZONK …



A spacious and comfortable cottage awaits you next to the studio


A vast living room4 independent bedroomsTwo bathrooms (shower and toilets)A fully equipped kitchenInternet access, Wi-FiA barbecueA Molky

+ It can accommodate up to 8 persons. According to your needs, additional bedrooms offering shower and toilets are available (up to 16 additional beds)



For booking and further information, please contact us!



+33 (0)6 89 26 73 32
[email protected]
Le Clos Saint Joseph – 205 chemin de Rossand
69610 Saint Genis l’Argentière

5 + 14 =

Only 45 minutes drive from Lyon and Saint-Étienne