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Recording

Recording

Digidesign ProTools HD3 System

The most powerful, flexible, and in-demand digital audio workstations (DAWs). More music and post production professionals around the world use Pro Tools systems for their work than any other solution. Pro Tools|HD systems deliver the unparalleled sound quality, processing power, and flexibility, which artists, engineers, and producers rely on to create countless award-winning albums and films.

Trident 80B 32 Channel Console
The 80B is one of the best sounding full consoles in the industry and is certainly one of the most sucessful British consoles. The 80B has open sounding mic pre's & a very 'musical' eq... it's the classic Trident British sound.

Apogee AD/DA 16X Digital Audio Converters
The most critical component in the digital recording environment is proper, high-quality conversion and since the dawn of digital recording the most desired converters have been made by Apogee. With up to 192k standard sample rates, the AD & DA-16X combine Apogee's legendary conversion quality with the very latest in high-definition digital to provide unrivaled flexibility and quality.

Apogee Big Ben Master Clock
Big Ben sets a new standard for clocking! For years audio professionals have been asking when Apogee was going to make their legendary clocking technology available as a standalone master clock. Big Ben by Apogee, a radical new studio timepiece sets the pace for master clocks!

Avocet Discrete Class A Studio Contoller
Industry standard Studio Controller that always leaves the engineer in control of listening levels. Easy switching between speaker pairs and optional mute/mono summing of your mix.

Genelec 8050 Reference Speakers 5.1 System w/ Sub
Your mix can only be as good as the monitoring speakers you reference it from - Genelec has set the industry standard for critical studio listening.

ATC 100 Speakers
Your mix can only be as good as the monitoring speakers you reference it from - ATC has set the industry standard for critical studio listening.

 

H.E.A.R. Personal Headphone System
This system, which consists of a hub and a mixer, is perfect for dialing the headphone mix YOU want - have direct access to the track mix and individual instruments to shape the listening environment that inspires you to perform.

Microphones

AKG C414 XLS
AKG C414 ULS (x2)
AKG C12A
AKG C12VR

AKG C451B
AKG C451E
AKG C535EB
AKG D12e
AKG D112
Apex 210 (x2)

 

Beyer M500
Beyer M201 (x2)
Beyer M88
Beyer MC834
Brandt Previs (x2)
ElectroVoice PL20
GrooveTubes GT33 (x2)

MXL 992
MXL 960

 

Nady TRM6
Neumann U87 (x2)
Neumann KM85 (x2)
Neumann TLM103 (x2)
RCA 44-BX
RCA 77-DX
Rode NT2
Rode NT3
Royer SF-12

Schoeps M221
Sennheiser MD421 (x4)
Shure Beta 52 (x2)
Shure Beta 57 (x2)
Shure Beta 58
Shure Beta 87
Shure SM81 (x2)
Shure SM57 (x2)
Shure SM58 (x2)
Shure SM7A
Shure KSM44 (x2)
Shure KSM32 (x3)
Telefunken M80

Mic Pre's

Grace Designs m802
The m802 is in a class of its own, it's an entirely different species. Arguably the world's most evolved mic preamplifier, the m802 delivers functionality and performance which simply doesn't exist in any other mic amp design.

Neve 1079 Class A Pre/EQ (x2)
Classic, discrete 3 band EQ/Pre, with hi pass filter. Fat and pillowy low end, with the perfect midrange points and sweet top end.

Neve 33115 Class AB Pre/EQ (x2)
After the class A series Neve eq's like the 1073's, 1066's etc., these class AB mic pre / eq's are the next most desirable. They use a similar mic amp circuit to the 1081 eq's and have transformer balanced mic, line inputs and transformer balanced outputs.

Neve 1272 Mic Pre by Brent Averill (x2)
The 1272 preamp is comprised of the same 283 card which the 1073 uses. Used as a preamp, it seems to add subharmonics to the low end which rounds out the bottom end a little bit. It smoothes the top end which gives the highs a silky sheen. The 1272 also compresses transients a little bit. It is a smooth, fat., larger than life sound.

Telefunken V72 / V72s Mic Pre (x2)
The V72 and the V72s are highly sought after because they set the benchmark for high quality studio equipment and have also been used by most of the European Recording Studios like EMI, Decca/Telefunken, etc. and consequently with productions for the Beatles, Pink Floyd and many others.

API L212 Rack with API Legacy L200 Series Modules (x12)
The tone of the 212L mic preamp finds its roots in the classic API 2488 series all discrete recording consoles, best known for the famed "LA" sound. This same mic preamp design is packaged into a compact module with features like a continuously adjustable Gain control and a unique 5 segment LED VU meter on each panel. The API 212L microphone pre-amplifier is an integral part of the famous Legacy Series Console and articulates high frequencies with great detail, while delivering the big sounding, warm bottom end that API is famous for.

Chandler EMI TG2 Class A Mic Pre (x2)
The Chandler Limited TG2 is a recreation of the rare EMI TG12428 pre amp used in EMI/Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles used in the late 60's and early 70's. The sound was used on many famous recordings done at Abbey Road including The Beatles "Abbey Road" and Pink Floyd "Dark Side

Univeral Audio 2610 Dual Tube Mic Pre
The Universal Audio 2-610S is a two-channel tube microphone preamplifier based on the legendary Universal Audio 610 modular console.
A classic design by Bill Putnam:
Designed by Bill Putnam, the Universal Audio 610 was among the first modular recording consoles. Early Universal Audio consoles were used in all of Putnam's studios including Universal Recording in Chicago and United Western in Los Angeles. Many prominent engineers such as Bruce Swedien began their careers in these studios with this classic rotary knob console. The UA 610 was particularly well noted for its preamplifier, and has left its mark on countless classic recordings from Sinatra to Pet Sounds to Van Halen to LA Woman.

Universal Audio 610 Tube Mic Pre
The Universal Audio M610 is mono version of the 2-610 , with a simplified EQ section. Other than that, the sound and features are identical to the 2-610. It has the same vibrant high frequency response and deep, gorgeous low end that has graced countless recordings and continues Universal Audio™

Summit Audio TPA200 Dual Tube Mic Pre
The Summit Audio Dual Tube Preamplifier will add that elusive warmth, richness, and depth to your digital recordings. Incredible easy to use, the TPA-200B is a hybrid of vacuum tube and solid state technologies, offering the warm sound of tubes while providing the reliability of solid state components.
The Summit Audio TPA-200B Dual Tube Preamplifier combines the best of two worlds: vacuum tubes and high quality solid state. This unique combination creates an environment that yields the warmth associated with tubes without the inherent high frequency loss while providing the reliability of solid state components.

Drawmer 1960 Tube Mic Pre/Compressor
There is little doubt in the minds of many engineers and producers that vacuum tubes possess a unique sound quality providing a "warmer, more alive" sound. Combining eight active tube stages and the low noise and reliability of solid state electronics, the Drawmer 1960 provides the ultimate direct interface between the sound source and the recording medium. The Drawmer 1960 is a two channel unit with each channel comprised of a completely natural sounding "soft knee" vacuum tube compressor and an extremely low noise microphone pre-amplifier with switchable 48 volt phantom power.

Processors

Collins 26U Tube Compressor/Limiter (x2)

Collins 26U vintage tube limiter. Very smooth, great for vocals as well as bass. Features 6386 tube design, precision built and in beautiful condition. If you have not had the opportunity to use one of these you'll be truly amazed at one of the best kept secrets of many top producers.


Neve 2254 Buss Compressor/Limiter (x2)
Originally mounted in classic discrete Neve consoles from the late 1960's on, these 2254A's are transformer balanced and fully discrete. The sound is...well, it's full, meaty and everything you'd expect from Rupert (ears) Neve. These are increasingly rare for the simple reason that engineers who own them hang on to them.

Universal Audio 1176 FET Compressor
UREI came out with a solid-state version of these and called it the 1176. The earliest models were silver-faced with a blue stripe around the meter. They featured push-button ratio selection 4:1, 8:1, 10:1, 20:1, as well as attack and release controls. These blue-stripe ones are still in favor with many well-respected engineers like Bruce Swedien (Micheal Jackson, Jennifer Lopez...) .

Anthony Demaria ADL100 Tube Compressor

Summit Audio EQF100 Tube Equalizer
The Summit Audio EQF-100 is a full range passive parametric equalizer that utilizes vacuum tube technology to overcome any gain loss. The EQF-100 uses both solid state and tube technologies to produce the warm sounds associated with tubes, while providing the reliability of solid state devices. This passive tube EQ is an incredibly warm sounding and accurate equalizer, hand built in the USA to the most exacting standards.

Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor with Brit Mod (x2)

Demeter VTCL-2 Valve Compressor/Limiter



DBX 160X Compressor/Limiter (x2)


Drawmer 1960 Tube Mic Pre/Compressor

Drawmer DL241 Stereo Compressor

Drawmer DS404 Quad Gate