Flora features a large recording space with salvaged fir floors, reclaimed barn siding, and lots of natural light. The control room boasts one of the Northwests finest consoles, an automated API Legacy and an impressive collection of outboard gear. A vast array of instruments throughout insure that inspiration is always within reach. The studio has three isolation booths of varying sizes all with good sightlines to the main room in addition to a lounge, a galley kitchen and a mic room all wired for sound.
“I grew up in Nashville and spent a lot of time in studios there. I always loved the feel of Nashville studios from the 50’s through the 70’s with all of the ship lap wood and took some inspiration from those designs for the new studio,” says Martine. “A lot of my favorite recording locales are not really even studios so I tried to keep that in mind while putting this place together. I couldn’t be happier about the convergence we found between great acoustics and an inviting atmosphere.”
In his 25 plus years of recording music Martine has worked with REM, My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Beth Orton, Bill Frisell, Spoon, Neko Case, Grandaddy, Death Cab for Cutie, Mavis Staples, Laura Veirs, Camera Obscura, Jim James, kd lang, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Iron and Wine, The Jayhawks and many others.