NEWS. We’ve just taken delivery of 3 Neve 1073 mic pre/EQs, an SSL Bus Compressor and an API 525 Compressor
MICS. Neumann U87, 2 x Neumann KM 184, 2 x Coles 4038 Ribbon, AKG 414, AKG 451b, Royer R121, plus A CUSTOM MADE NEUMANN U47 STYLE VALVE MIC* Other mics includeAudio Technica 4033, Beyer Dynamic M160 Ribbon, Beyer Dynamic M500 Ribbon, EV RE20, Shure SM7, Sennheiser 421, Beyer M201, EV N/D 468, AKG D112, Steven Slate Digital VMS system classic tubes edition. Placid Audio Copperphone, 3 x SM57, 1 x SM57 beta, 1 x SM58 plus various other studio staples and oddities. We’ve also acquired a stereo pair of Jez Riley French contact mics. Currently we’re experimenting with them to create our own plate reverbs and other effects such as mic-ing the walls and doors of the studio to capture alternative sounds.
*using a brand new M7 capsule made in Germany by Neumann engineer, and selected original vintage NOS Telefunken ECC81 tube, Sprage and WIMA capacitors, 1% Vishay Ghoms resistors and NOS paper in oil military grade capacitor for a tube output that provides a great vintage character and tone.
OUTBOARD Includes 3 x Neve 1073 mic pre and eq. SSL G series bus compressor. API 525 compressor. Avalon 737sp Valve preamp/compressor/eq. API 3124 pre amp (x4). Warm Audio WA-76 FET compressor, WA-2A Opto compressor, WA-EQP valve eq. Focusrite ISA 828 preamp (x8). Lots of TLA Valve Compression/Preamp/EQ. Stereo Spring Reverb (short, med, long) Lexicon and Yamaha Reverb Effects Units. Monitors are Dynaudio Acoustics BM6A MkII.
INSTRUMENTS & AMPS Include Challen Baby Grand Piano, 1964 Hammond C3 with Leslie 122, Ludwig Super Classic ’63 Drum Kit, MOOG etherwave theremin, Fender Princeton ’65 Guitar Amp, Fender Blues Junior amp, Hartke Bass Amp, Gem Galanti m-bass amp, Orange Rocker 30 Valve Amp, Fender Precision Bass, Squire Stratocaster Guitar 60’s series, Squire Telecaster, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Harmonium, Casio CZ-101, Auto-Harp, Nord Stage 2, Danelectro Guitar, Epiphone Acoustic Guitar. Sean plays alto and tenor sax, trumpet, Eb tenor horn, Various Percussion, Various Pedals.
PROTOOLS HD3 SYSTEM v 10.8 up to 192Khz 24 I/O
THE DESK is a Soundtracs MR Series 24/8/2
THE TAPE MACHINE is a Tascam MS-16 1″ 16 Track. Heads recently re-lapped .
On the digital side is an Apple Mac G5 dual 2.5ghz computer, now with Pro Tools HD3 system, loaded with Pro-Tools 10, Logic Pro, Reason and tons of plug-in instruments and effects.