Studio A

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Built in the sanctuary of a 100-year-old church, Studio A houses a 38′ x 50′ main room with 30′ ceilings, four large iso rooms and stained glass windows. The 25′ x 32′ x 16′ control room features a custom 80-input + 64-monitor, all Discreet Neve 8078., the largest of its type in the world. The large room has ideal acoustic dimensions where you can get that big rock and roll drum sound or record an 80-piece orchestra. The A Lounge is conveniently located directly below the A control room. It is equipped with a full kitchen, an entertainment center, billiards table, a large couch and dining table and includes private bathrooms. It’s an ideal space for band meals, catered events, or just relaxing while the other musicians perfect their parts in the studio above.

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Recording Formats

  • ProTools HDX System Version 10
  • Avid HD  I/Os 48 analog inputs/ 48 analog outputs
  • Mac Pro with dual 6-Core Intel 2.4 Ghz Xeon Processor
  • All interfaces are clocked to an Apogee Big Ben master clock
  • Studer A 800 2″ Analog Tape Machine

Monitors

  • Ocean Way custom 4-way monitors
  • ATC SCM25A (by reservation)
  • Yamaha NS-10
  • Mackie HR 824
  • Tannoy/ Manley SGM 10
  • Pro Ac Studio 100 (by reservation)

Musical Instruments

  • Hammond B3 with Leslie
  • Yamaha C7 Piano

Cue System

  • Custom built 14 channel system with musician talk buss and control room talk buss

Outboard Equipment

  • AMS DMX 1580-S
  • AMS RMX-16
  • API 550A (2)
  • API 550B (2)
  • API 3124+ preamps (4 chan)
  • API 560B (2)
  • Bricasti M7
  • dbx 160 (2)
  • dbx 165a (2)
  • dbx 902 (2)
  • EMT 140 Plate Reverb
  • EMT 250 Digital Reverb
  • Empirical Labs Distressor EL8SX (British Mod)
  • Eventide H3000SE
  • Fairchild 670 Stereo Limiter

Outboard Equipment, Continued

  • GML 8200 Stereo EQ (2)
  • GML 8300 (2ch) Mic Pre
  • GML 8900 Series II Stereo Limiter
  • Lexicon 480L
  • Lexicon PCM42 (2)
  • Martech MSS-10 Mic Pre (2) (by request)
  • Millenia HV-3D (8ch) Mic Pre
  • Neve 33609 Stereo Limiter
  • Neve 32264a (6)
  • Neve 1272 (2)
  • Pultec MEQ-5 (2)
  • Pultec EQP1A3 (2)
  • SSL G-384 Stereo Compressor
  • SPL Transient Designer
  • Summit Audio TLA-100
  • TC Elec. 2290
  • Teletronix LA-2A (2)
  • TubeTech CL-1B
  • Universal Audio LA-3 (2)
  • Urei 1176LN (4)
  • Urei 1178
  • Yamaha SPX90 (2)
  • Custom Squash Box (2ch) Mic Pre/Comp

Microphones

AEA R88 Stereo Ribbon (1)

AKG-10db pads for C451E/EB (9)

AKG-20db pads for C451E/EB (2)

AKG C12 (4)

AKG C414 B-ULS (2)

AKG C414EB (Silver) (3)

AKG C414EB (Black) (3)

AKG C451E (4)

AKG C451EB (3)

AKG D12

AKG D12E (3)

AKG D12VR

AKG D112 (2)

AKG D224E (3)

AKG “The Tube”

Audio Technica 4033 (1)

Audio Technica 4041 (1)

Audio Technica 4050 (1)

Audio Technica 4060 tube (1)

Audio Technica 4047 (2)

Audio Technica ATM 610

Audio Technica ATM 650

Audio Technica 4081 (2)

Audio Technica 4080

Audio Technica ATM 25 (4)

Beyer M 160 (4)

Beyer M 500 (1)

Beyer M 69 N (3)

Countryman 85 fet DI (9)

Coles 4038 Ribbon (2)

Crown PZM (3)

Decca Tree

dpa 4006 (2)

Electro Voice RE20 (3)

Fatboy DI

Horizon Passive DI (4)

Neumann KM-84I (2)

Neumann KM-86

Neumann KM-86I (2)

Neumann M-49

Neumann M-50 (3) (studio A only)

Neumann SM-69

Neumann TLM 170 (2)

Neumann LETLM 170I (2)

Neumann U-47 tube (1)

Neumann U-47 fet I (2)

Neumann U67 (5)

Neumann U67 w/cust. PSU (2)

Neumann U-87 (6)

Neumann U-87 (Stephen Paul) (2)

Ocean Way Audio RM1 Ribbon (2)

Radial Mono JDI

Radial Stereo JDI (2)

RCA BK5

RCA 77-D

RCA 77-DX (2)

Royer R 121 (2)

Royer R 122 (2)

Schoeps CMC-5U (2)

Sennheiser MKH 800 (2)

Sennheiser MD-409-U3 (4)

Sennheiser MD-421-U-4 (6)

Sennheiser MD-421-U-5 (8)

Sennheiser MD-441-U (4)

Shure Beta 52

Shure SM48

Shure SM57 Unidyne III (2)

Shure SM57 (14)

Shure SM57 Granelli Mod(2)

Shure SM58

Shure SM7 (2)

Shure SM81 (2)

Shure 556S

Sony 800G (2)

Sony C-37P

Spire Audio PZM (2)

Studer SKM5 (4)

Telefunken ELAM 251 (2)

Yamaha Subkick