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   "What can all this gear do for me?" you ask. Make you sound great! ....Honestly, there's a saying in the recording trade, "If you polish a turd, it's still a turd albiet shiny".... We're musicians and engineers. (and techweenie gear heads) We can help you get the sound you want and make your experience both fun and fruitful!

GreatVibe
+ QualityTools
+ Skilled Engineers
= GreatRecordings


ProTools HDX is the center of our digital facility. We've owned and utilized many pro tools systems for over 20 years. Featuring infinite tracks, great mic selection, discrete console,choice pre-amps, guitar and bass effects/di, lots of outboard dynamics, eqs  and software  instruments & effects.
 

  Computers

  • Intel i7 3.4 GHz, 16 GB Ram,SSD Windows 7, Pro Tools 10 HD
  • Macbook Pro- Core2 Duo

; Digital Workstions-Recorders

  • Avid HD 16 Analog -I/O.
  • Digidesign 192 I/O.
  • M-Audio Project Mix (BLA modified)
  • M-Audio 2626
  • Black Lion Micro Clock
  • Fostex 1/4" 8-Track Reel to Reel

  Mixers/Console

  Pre-Amplifiers

 

  Outboard-EQ
  • (2) CAPI 535F
  • (2) CAPI BT50
  • (2) Fredenstein 603B
  • (2) XQP 535 Bax EQ
  • (2) AltaMod AM25 4-Band EQ
  • (2) Lindell Pex-500 PultecEQ
  • (2) 1084 Bluzzi Neve Clone
  • (2) Sonntec 250 -Don Classics
  • Audinc Velvet Boost, Stereo Inductor EQ

 

  • Outboard- Dynamics
  • Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor
  • Empirical Labs EL8x Distressor
  • CLX-160 VU- 2Ch
  • 1176 Hairball/MNATs - Rev.A
  • 1176 Dual Channel Clone
  • 1176 MNAT Hariball
  • (2) Lindell 7X-500 FET Comp
  • Western Dynamo Comp
  • (2)JLM audio Opto-limiter
  • Pacific Recorders Multilimiter (LA3A/1176)
  • DBX 560
  • DBX 166 Compressor
  • Standard Audio Levelor
  • Radial Komit Comp-limiter
  • FMR RNLA 
  • FMR RNC 

 

  Monitoring
  • Focal
  • Mackie HR624
  • KRK RP10 subwoofer

Phones

Software: RTAS/VST

UAD 2,McDSP, Plugin Alliance, Sound Toys, POD Farm, Garritan Personal Orchestra, Fruity Loops,EZ Drummer, Addictive Drums BFD, Digi MP Toolkit, Izotope Ozone ,

  DI -ReAmp

  Miscellaneous

 

Digital Audio Workstation(s)

Avid HDX. Industry standard. 16 analog in/out. 8 digital in via Lightpipe  Digidesign 192. 16 analog in/out. 8 digital in/out via AES/BU 

  
M-Audio Profire 2626. Modern upgrade to the Digi001 and 002; I gave the Digi003-pictured below- to my brother as his 002 had died.. This guy has 8 analog in. 16 digital in via Lightpipe 2 Channels of SPDif I/O.  Mobile Location recording via Firewire. & OS X 10.3
 

M-Audio Project Mix I/O This is the mobile rig, but also has a good control surface. 8 Mic inputs. Lightpipe in  fed with 8 more inputs from DigiMax. This runs Pro Tools M-Powered 7.3 under OS X and Win XP.
 Firewire means portability. This board has been modified by Black Lion Audio. I've also got their Micro Clock which makes clocking stable.

 Proj Mix I/O     Proj Mix I/O


 MIXERS - Consoles

 Soundcraft Ghost
The jewell. Terrific Pre's, British EQ. Great for Tracking, Analog Mixing and digital Summing.

ghost

EURORACK MX2642A
16-Channel 4-Bus Mixing Console

 We use this as a PA for the Live room. Pro Tools is routed from the headphone mixers so you can monitoring the mix. 8 mic pre's.DI's Vocals and, Keyboard run line level in and direct out back to Soundcraft Ghost


Pre-Amps, Channel-Strips, Converters

Seventh Circle Audio 8-Channel PreAmp Chassis

DIY Kits: Mix and match modules. Designs and quality are top notch.

  • A12 API clones, qty 4. Obviously these kick ass on drums and guitars.
  • J99 Jensen Twin Servo qty 2. Huge Open Sound. These work for everything.
  • C84 Millinia Clones qty 3. Neutral/Colorless open and accurate. Acoustic Sources.

 




CAPI 500 series DIY modules

DIY Kits. Jeff Stieger's API modules are amazing as are the GAR and SL Op amps.
  • V28 (2) with GAR 2520-1731s Op-amps. Two stage with Channel Fader and excellent Hi Pass Filter..
  • VP26 (2) with Scott Lieber Red Dot Op-amps
  • VP312 2) with Scott Lieber Red Dot Op-amps


              


Hairball Audio- 500 series DIY modules

Lola (2)- Fully differenteial dual-Jensen 990 opamps Gain/Fader, great DI
Copper- Neve clone with custom opamp and transformer
Bronze- Neve clone with custom opamp and transformer styled after LA-3A

         

Warm Audio Tonebeast

API 312 variant - switchable Transformers, Opamps, capacitors,impedance; Gain/Master.


Langevin Dual Vocal Combo

Elegant, super smooth comp section.
  • Cleans Stero mic
  • Pultec Style Inductor EQ - hi/lo shelving
  • LA-3A-style opto-compressor
  • Compression Peak Reduction, Gain, Meter, and Mode controls


Universal Audio LA-610 Channel Strip
The go to pre for bass, vocals, super smooth comp section.
  • Legendary Bill Putnam 610 tube mic pre and EQ
  • Mic pre Gain and Level controls, variable impedance switching, and Instrument DI
  • Teletronix LA-2A-style T4 opto-compressor
  • Compression Peak Reduction, Gain, Meter, and Mode controls
    Universal Audio LA-610

JoeMeek 6Q Channel Strip
Pre, EQ smooth opto section.


  
Chameleon Labs 7602 - Neve 1073 Clone

This Classic design features a DI, Phantom Power, 3 Band EQ, Phase Reversal, and Mic/Line Inputs.
The EQ Section contains the following:
Filter- This is a high pass filter with 3db loss at 300Hz, 160Hz, 80Hz, and 50Hz with an 18db cut per octave slope.
Low Equalization - This section has a shelving slope with four frequency selections: 220Hz, 110Hz, 60Hz, 35Hz. This equalizer affects the selected frequency and all others below it. The gain control provides 20db of boost or cut.
Mid Equalization - This section has a peaking characteristic with six frequency selections: 360Hz, 700Hz, 1.6k, 3.2k, 4.8k and 7.2k. The gain control provides 20db of boost or cut.
High Equalization- This section has a shelving characteristic with five frequency selections: 16k, 12k, 7k, 4.9k and 3.4k . This equalizer affects the selected frequency and all others above it. The gain control provides 20db of boost or cut.


Chameleon Labs 7602
Chameleon Labs 7602



TNC ACMP-73 - Neve 1073 Clone

Terry and Chance design built in 797 factory just like the chameleons. Many folks had hum an issues witht the eq, but ours sound great and have that great Neve low-midrange girth.  a DI, Phantom Power, 3 Band EQ, Phase Reversal, and Mic/Line Inputs.

The EQ Section is the same as the chameleon with the exception of the high shelf is fixed at  12K

Filter- This is a high pass filter with 3db loss at 300Hz, 160Hz, 80Hz, and 50Hz with an 18db cut per octave slope.
Low Equalization - This section has a shelving slope with four frequency selections: 220Hz, 110Hz, 60Hz, 35Hz. This equalizer affects the selected frequency and all others below it. The gain control provides 20db of boost or cut.
Mid Equalization - This section has a peaking characteristic with six frequency selections: 360Hz, 700Hz, 1.6k, 3.2k, 4.8k and 7.2k. The gain control provides 20db of boost or cut.
High Equalization- This section has a shelving characteristic with fixed  12 K frequency . This equalizer affects the selected frequency and all others above it. The gain control provides 20db of boost or cut.





Presonus DigiMax -
Clean, great sounding on Percussion and acoustic Instruments, the limiter is pretty nice. AES/BU to HD, Analog to board. LightPipe to Digi003. This gets used on every session
digimax



 Dynamic Processors - Compressors, Limiters, Gates
FET, Optical, VCA, Tubes have different characteristics. We've got some modern and classic variants to inject tone and tame the peaks.


Emprical Labs Distressor EL8 and EL8x - with British Mode

distressor

distressor

Warm Audio WA-2A - Urei LA-2A clone


JLM-500  (3) - Urei LA-3A clone 500 format
Western Dynamo 1909 -opto

                                



1176 Rev A. -MNATs-Hairball

           1176
Urei 1176 Stereo Rev D-H. Gyraf-MNATs

            1176s1176s


Pacific Recorders Mulitlimiter. RMS/Peak Limiter ala LA-3a/1176

           Multilimiter

Hairball-MNATs F76. 1176 in a 500 Format.

Lindell 7X500 - 1176 style FET Compressors

IGS Audio S-Type
The SSL stereo bus compressor in a double wide 500 format

                                                 


DBX 560...the venerable 160A in a 500 format           

DBX 166 Comp/Gate/Peak Limiter.

        dbx166 


FMR RNC (Really Nice Compressor )                        FMR RNLA (Really Nice Levelling Amp)
                     
               Really Nice Compressor  Really Nice Levelling Amp

 Equalizers: There are plenty of great EQ plugins, but nothing compares to some great designed analog EQ.
  • CAPI 553F Jeff's spin on the classic API fixed 3 Band.
  • CAPI BT50 Homage to Legendary API 550
  • Fredenstein 603. Fantastic inductor based 4-band
  • Alto Moda AM-25.Fully parametric 4-band. surgical or sweeting.
  • Lindell PEX. Tobias' inexpensive SS pultec style eqs
  • Bluzzi -1084. Inductor based Neve clones with tons of mojo and gain.
  • Kush Audio Electra. Great 4-band
  • Alctron EQ 73. Neve clone works with insert for MP73 pre
  • Audinc-  Stereo inductor 2-Band. Peak/shelf
  • Sonntec -5 Band Mastering EQ. DIY from Don Classic
  • Chameleon Labs- EQ560. Neve 1073 eq clone
  • TNC/CL Channel Strips with EQ
              


the board

 Above the Ghost in the Argosy Console - Thanks Colin Hay



 

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