Equipment



Console:
Yamaha DM2000 96 channel digital console 24 bit 96 KHZ capable with moving faders. Serves as a very flexible and high quality front end and controller for Pro Tools.

Recorders:
Avid Pro Tools HD 12.4 HDX System with: Avid HD I/O, 192 Digital I/O, Apogee Big Ben reference clock
Steinberg Wavelab 8.5
Sony PCM R-700 DAT
Tascam 122 Mk-II

Outboard:
API 3124+ 4 channel Mic. Pre. / Direct Box
Grace m905 Reference Monitor Controller
Audient ASP008 8-Ch Mic. Pre.
UREI 1176 Compressor / Limiter
Rupert Neve Designs 5012 Dual Mic. Pre.
Rupert Neve Designs 5043 Dual Comp.. / Limiter
DBX 160XT Comp.
Focurite OctoPre Mk II Mic. Pre.

Microphones:
Neumann U47:

Thanks to Tracy Korby of Korby Audio Technologies for his work on our "47" to make it the best it can be. Check out his quote:

"It's very rare when we see a U47 seeming as though it came from the Neumann factory yesterday. It's an honor to work with a studio lucky enough to have such a magnificent example of sonic engineering and can put artists in front of a true example of what Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Elvis Presley all used in their recordings. This microphone represents a step back in time to be able to capture a beautiful tone as it was meant to be heard from Neumann's point of view. We've tested it thoroughly and this is one of the few that stands up and represents itself as it should. It has the time capsules element of transporting you back into history. Do yourself a favor and stop by Patrick McGuire recording to say hello to this excellent microphone."

Neumann M149
Neumann U87
Neumann TLM 103
Neumann KM184 (2) Matched Pair
Neumann / Geffel M582 w/ RFT M58 and M94 capsules.
RFT CM-7151 Bottle Mic with Neumann M7 capsule and mods by Tracy Korby
Earthworks QTC40 (2) Matched Pair
Sennheiser MD403 S HN
Sennheiser MD409 U 3
Sennheiser MD421-U-5
Sennheiser MD421-2 (2, both the rare grey models, no switch)
Telefunken MD421-2 (rare grey model, no switch)
AKG D112
AKG D12E
Audix D6
Audio Technica: 4033
ATM63 (3)
Uber Sonic Audio USA-MK-1 Matched Pair
Electrovoice Model 726 Cardyne 1
Shure: SM57 (5), SM58

Monitors:
Genelec S30-D (pair), Genelec 7070A Subwoofer
Hearback system with hub and 5 mixers for individual headphone mixes
Rane HC6 Headphone amp. Headphones by Sony, AKG, Sennheiser, Shure, Tascam, Extreme Isolation

Power:
Tripp Lite Full Sine Wave UPS (uninterruptible power source)
Furman IT-1230 Balanced Power System (reduces hum and noise)

Computers:
Mac Pro, Dual Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.4 GHZ processors,
with 16 Gig ram and 24" cinema display

Mac Software:
Protools HDX 12.4 with perpetual license so we're always up to date.
Sonnox Elite package
TL Space TDM Convolution Reverb
Celemony Melodyne Studio
Antares Autotune
All Massey Plug-Ins
Digirack Plug-ins
Joe Meek compressor
Drumagog
Sonic NoNoise
Waves Diamond Package
Toast Titanium

Instruments:
* See (also) Vintage Keyboards below!
Yamaha 6' 1" grand piano professionally tuned
and maintained by Dave Conte RPT/CCT
StudioLogic 88 Note hammer-weighted Controller
Novation 49 Note Controller
Akai APK25 25 Note Controller
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Elite Precision Fretless Bass
Fender Standard American Strat
Fender Thinline Telecaster
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Vintage Guitar Collection! Note: These instruments are not on-site, but by pre-arrangement may be brought in for sessions on a limited basis at no additional charge.
Click here to see our vintage guitar collection!


Amplifiers:

1965 Fender Deluxe Amp.(Not re-issue)
1967 Fender Dual Showman Amp. with 2-JBL D130F
Early 60'sVox AC30 non-top boost (Not re-issue)
Mesa Boogie Lone Star Special 1-12
Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553 25/50 with half stack 2X12
Gallien Kruger 400RB Bass amp

* Vintage Keyboards:

Hammond A100 with a 142 (short 122) Leslie

This organ is a B3 down to the last drawbar with the exception of the cabinet. It sports a console style cabinet with internal amp and speakers. It is matched up with a Leslie 142 (a short 122). The Hammond and Leslie have been lovingly restored and rebuilt from the ground up by The Hammond Store and are like new! Hammonds have always been the choice for gospel, blues and jazz organ, but are also being used inreasingly for almost all styles of popular music. There are many good Hammond samples on the market, but NOTHING truly sounds like the real thing!

Wurlitzer 200-A

The original Wurli was born in the early 1950s, and has to this day, influenced generations of musicians and listeners! (The first recorded song to feature a Wurlitzer Electric Piano was Ray Charles' 'What'd I Say', released in 1959.  Other notable artists who have used the Wurli include: The Beatles, 3 Dog Night, Supertramp, and Norah Jones. The 200 Series especially the “A” is the most popular and, most agree, has the best action and sound amplification of all the models. Ours is pristine and according to our tech, is quite possibly “the sweetest sounding Wurli” he's ever worked on. You can test that opinion for yourself!

Rhodes Mark V Stage 73 Electric Piano restored, tuned and maintained by Nathan Smith

Rhodes Mark I Stage 73 Electric Piano restored, tuned and maintained by Nathan Smith

Hohner D6 Clavinette

Percussion:
Agogo bells, Rhythm Tech Tambourines (3), Small tambourine, Cowbell, Egg shakers, Shakeree – seed, Maracas, Claves, LP one shot shakers, Rain Stick and more...

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