Every studio website includes an equipment list, so here’s mine. You can always find someone with better gear, and you can always find someone making great recordings with almost nothing. If you work here I don’t think you’ll worry about the studio’s gear–you’ll be glad you found easy parking, or stoked on eating at Souley Vegan, or you’ll wonder where the last 9 hours went. That said, I’ve spent many years putting together what I have, and I’m very happy with it. This recording rig sounds great and it’s fast and flexible. I can mix entirely in the computer, or entirely on the console, or a mixture of both. And there are lots of cool guitar and bass options.
With Sharkbite down the hall, I also have rental access to some lovely vintage and modern large condenser mics, as well as some nice drum kits and more amps.
Digital System Mac Pro (8-core, 20GB RAM), OSX 10.8. Pro Tools 11 HDX, 24 I/O (Avid HD I/O 16×16 + 192 8×8), UAD-2 Quad (2).
Mixing Console Neotek Élan II.
Dynamics Empirical Labs Distressor (2), Foote P3EX, TK BC501, xqp 545 Optical Disrupter (2), Focusrite Compounder, FMR Audio RNC, ART Pro-VLA II, DIYRE Colour (2).
External Mic Preamps Yamaha PM1000 channel strips (2), Shure M67.
Other Outboard Dangerous BAX, Warm EQP-WA (2), White 4000.
Monitoring Adam S3A, Auratone. Meyer CP-10s EQ. (Control room tuned by Bob Hodas)
Headphone System Furman HDS/HR.
Inputs 16 from live room, 4 from iso. Instrument and speaker tie lines to live room and iso.
Mobile Recording Macbook Pro, Pro Tools 10, RME Multiface, Presonus Digimax D8 (3). 24 inputs.
Dynamic AKG D112 (2), AKG D12VR, Beyer m201, Beyer M69, Beyer M88, Beyer X-1, Bang Olufsen MD8, EV ND/868, EV PL20, EV 635a (2), EV 664, Heil PR31, Peavey PVM-520i, Sennheiser 421 (3), Sennheiser 441, Sennheiser e602, Shure 546 (3), Shure SM-57 (3), Shure SM7b, Yamaha Subkick, Yamaha MZ204.
Ribbon AEA R88 (stereo), Royer R121, Reslo PR, Avantone CR-14.
Small Condenser Josephson e22s (2), Shure KSM141 (2), Oktava MC012 (3), Audix SCX-one (2), Shure Beta 91a, Behringer ECM8000 (2).
Large Condenser wm mk7 U47 clone, Audio Technica AT4047, Audio Technica AT4050, Oktava 219.
Guitar and Bass
Amps ’79 Marshall JMP, Ampeg V4, Orange OR120, Hiwatt DR103, Hi-Tone HT100DR, Traynor YGL-3A, Mesa Dual Rectifier, Mesa Studio Preamp, silverface Fender Twin Reverb, ’66 Fender Bassman, silverface Fender Musicmaster Bass, Yamaha T50, Yamaha G100, Peavey VTM60, Peavey Heritage VTX, ’65 Ampeg Jet, Alamo Fiesta, Roland JC120, Traynor TS25, Randall RG100HT, GK 800RB.
Cabinets ’79 Marshall 4×12, ’70s Orange 4×12, ’72 Hiwatt 4×12, ’90s Mesa Boogie 4×12. Bergantino NV425.
Guitars Ibanez Artist, Washburn Wing, Edwards Les Paul, Greco MR800, Danelectro U2. Fender MIJ Precision bass, Ibanez Roadstar II bass, Greco Jazz bass, Washburn Vulture bass.
Pedals Tons, vintage and modern. MXR, Electro Harmonix, Boss, ProCo, Ibanez, SansAmp, Moog, Ben Adrian, Heavy, Earthquaker, Catalinbread, Thermionic, Tronographic.
Yamaha Recording Custom shells (22/12/13/16). Vintage Tama Imperialstar snare. Vintage Zilco hats.