Studio A

Studio A is designed to accommodate the needs of medium to large music recording sessions, stereo and surround mixing, post production, and video capture.

The Control Room is centered around a 40-channel fully automated API Vision Analog Console with 32 mic preamps and 32 on-board compressors. The studio monitor system features a dual 5.1 Phantom Focus system from Carl Tatz Design using Coastal Acoustics Boxer mains and Event Opal near-field monitors.

The recording studio is a large (38' x 50') room equipped with a lighting grid and numerous tie lines. Masonry low-frequency diffusing series are coupled with a balance of absorptive and reflective surface finishes to accommodate a wide range of recording sessions. Interconnect panels are located around the perimeter of the room to allow connection of mic and line level sources, headphones, speakers and MIDI data to the Control Room.

Console

API Vision all discrete surround/stereo console with 40 I/O strips providing 80 automated channels on mixdown.

Monitor Systems

Discrete Research/Coastal Acoustics Boxer IV 5.1 monitor system, Event Opal surround monitor system, and Urei 813 studio monitors. Bryston, Hafler, and Yamaha power amplifiers. 16-channel Hear Back Pro headphone mixers with Sony headphones.

Recorders

  • Pro tools HDX with 48 inputs and 48 outputs
  • Apogee Rosetta 800 8-channel converter
  • Studer A-827 24-track analog recorder
  • Oppo Digital DV-980H media player

Sync Systems

TimeLine Lynx Time Code Modules and Avid Sync HD

Reverbs and Time-Based Processors

  • Bricasti M7 Reverb
  • TC Electronics M6000 Reverb
  • TC Electronics 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay
  • Lexicon PCM 70
  • Lexicon PCM 60
  • Eventide DSP 4500 Ultra-Harmonizer
  • Yamaha Pro R3
  • Eventide H949 Harmonizer

Signal Processors

  • Tube-Tech CL 2A Dual Compressor
  • Universal Audio 1176LN
  • GML 3200 EQ (thanks, George!)
  • Inward Connections TSL-4 Tube Limigter
  • (2) Empirical Labs EL8 Distressors
  • API 2500 Bus Compressor
  • (2) dbx 160 compressors
  • (4) Drawmer DS201 gates
  • Drawmer De-Esser

Outboard Mic Preamps

  • Millennia HV-3D
  • TubeTech MP-1A
  • Millenia HV-3D (8-channel)
  • Millenia STT-1

Musical Instruments

Handmade Shigeru Kawai 7' grand piano, Yamaha Motif ES-8, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond B3 with Leslie 122, drums by Mapex and Sonor.

Microphones

  • (2) Sennheiser MKH 40
  • (2) Miktek C5
  • (2) Neumann KM 140
  • (2) Schoeps CMC 5/6
  • (1) AKG C-460B
  • (2) Shure Beta 181 (omni and cardioid)
  • (1) Shure 520X
  • (1) Realistic PZM
  • (2) Shure KSM 32
  • (5) Sennheiser e604
  • (1) Sennheiser e602
  • (4) Sennheiser MD 421
  • (2) Yamaha MZ 204
  • (3) Shure SM57
  • (3) Shure SM58
  • (1) Shure SM7B
  • (1) AKG D12E
  • (2) AKG C414 EB
  • (2) AKG C414 B-ULS
  • (2) Audio Technica 4033
  • (1) Shure VP 88
  • (1) Electro-Voice RE20
  • (1) Neumann M 147
  • (2) Neumann TLM 103
  • (2) Shure KSM 44
  • (1) Shure SM7B
  • (2) Miktek CV4
  • (1) Radial X-Amp
  • (2) Countryman DI
  • (2) Stewart DI
  • (1) Missing Link DI
  • (1) Whirlwind Director DI
  • (1) Whirlwind Direct2 stereo DI
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