Equipment Inside and Outside of the Studio:

Focused on balancing the needs of capability and comfort for up to 5pc bands and high quality live / mobile recording.

Computer(s):  Mixing and Mobile

21” iMac 2.4 GHz, upgraded RAM (based in mastering room)

(2) 13” MacBook Pros, 2.4 GHz, upgraded RAM (mobile rig)


Audio Interfaces and AD/DA Conversion (all completely mobile):

System 1, Universal Audio:  18 channels of multi-tracking capability –

(2) Universal Audio Apollo 8p Rackmount Interfaces, Thunderbolt –

(1) Universal Audio Twin Duo Interface, Thunderbolt –

(1) Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite OCTO, Thunderbolt –

18 Channels of Unison pre-amp emulation at 96kHz, 24-bit with 1.1ms analog round trip latency – or –

18 Channels of non-emulated Unison pre-amps at 192kHz, 24-bit capability –

10 Cores of UA audio processing during live tracking, 18 Cores available during production –

System 2, PreSonus:  32 channels of multi-tracking capability –

(1) StudioLive 16.4.2, 16-ch mixer –

(2) FireStudio Projects; 8-ch each –

32-ch of PreSonus XMAX pre-amps with zero-latency recording at 48kHz, 32-bit floating –

System 3, Midas: 32 channels of multi-tracking capability –

(1)  Midas M32R Console –

(1)  Midas DL32 Digital Stage Box –

32-ch of multi-tracking capability at 48kHz, 24-bit –


Editing Software:

StudioOne 3 Professional

ProTools 10 HD


Monitoring:  Up to 6 personalized mixes

Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2.

(2) Yamaha HS7’s + HS8S Sub

(2) PreSonus Eris E5

(2) KRK Rockit 8

(2) JBL JL2050 Bookshelf  Reference Speakers – cheap and old, but transparent

PreSonus HP60, 6-ch Headphone Amplifier, QMix App capable

(6) Sennheiser HD 280 Closed Back Headphones


Microphones:

AKG D5 (1), Perception 420 (P420) with modified Capsule and Input Capacitor taming 2dB between 10-12 kHz (2)

RODE NT2A (2)

Shure SM81 (2), SM57 (8), SM58 (3), Beta 52 (2)

Sennheiser MD421 (2), e609 (3), 838 (4), 835 (1)

Custom Subkick based on Yamaha HS7

STUDIO MICS:

     DC-87: Large diaphragm condenser voiced like an original U87 but with lower floor noise and higher sensitivity.

     (2) DC-12: Large diaphragm condenser voiced like a C-12 or 414 with more subtle warmth.

     DC-47: Large diaphragm condenser voiced closely to modern versions of the U47.

     DC-47t: Large diaphragm condenser tube hybrid combining ELA M 251E circuitry and vintage U47 voicing.


DI Boxes: upgrades coming soon…

(5) Livewire DI


Plugins:

Various Universal Audio

  • Unison Pre-amps;  Neve 1073, API Vision Channel Strip, UA-610A, UA-610B
  • Unison Guitar Emulation;  RAW Distortion, Bermuda Triangle, Tube Screamer
  • Other Guitar Emulation;  Freidman BE100 head, Friedman DS40, Softube Amp Room Half Stack
  • Bass Emulation;  Softube Bass Amp Room 8×10, Ampeg SVT-VR Amplifier, Ampeg SVT-3 PRO Amplifier
  • Compressors;  1176LN and LE Legacy, Fairchild 670 Legacy, SSL E & G Series Bus, Teletronix LA-2A
  • EQ’s;  Helios  Type 69, Maag EQ4, Neve 1073/SE Classic Console, Pultec EQP-1A Legacy, Pultec Pro EQ Legacy, Precision Mix Rack Collection
  • Tape Emulation;  Studer A800 Multichannel, Oxide Tape Recorder, Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape
  • Delay / Modulation;  EP-34 Tape Echo, Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Reverb;  EMT-140 Classic Plate Reverberator, Realverb Pro Custom, Ocean Way Studios

Waves Gold Package + Others