Rode NT2000 Condenser - the worlds first fully variable control condenser microphone
Polar pattern, high-pass filter and pad - all continuously variable from three separate dials (usually switched only)
Externally polarised 1 dual diaphragm and active electronics
Voiced for modern recording techniques through to silky smooth jazz character of legendary 50’s microphones
Aston Spirit - high-performance, switchable pattern condenser microphone
Utilises a 1 inch gold evaporated capsule
Switched selectors for: Omni, cardioid or figure-of-eight polar patterns
Beautifully open sound with sparkling harmonics
Highly accurate microphone gives a stunningly natural and transparent recording
Captures high range detail minus the harshness
Aston Origin - A great partner to the Aston Spirit
Shure Beta57 - A great snare-top alternative that's a favourite
Rode M5 Pair - Standard pair of pencil condensers which will 'get the job done' - great workhorses.
AKG Concert & Session Kits - to capture complete drum kit, bass and guitar amps, percussion, woodwind, vocals & other
The legendary d112 mkII bass drum mic - large diaphragm dynamic
Compact c430 condenser overheads
Compact d40 dynamic drum mics
Each features high maximum spl handling
Shure SM57’s, SM58’s and Beta Green 58’s…what else?
Back & Front
Some of the following equipment you will be using in studio - you will be driving and dialing in the sounds you want. You may not have used this gear before so towards the bottom of this page are links to help you navigate and get the best sounds from your precious recording time
Fender Superchamp X2
Marshall JVM 410C
Fender Acoustasonic 90
TC Electronic BG 250-210 Toneprint
Roland RE-501 (Chorus, Echo Sound-On-Sound, Reverb)
Various standard, wonderful and weird pedals
Pro-tools multitude of plug-ins
YOUNG CHANG - Extended upright piano E118 R BP
Roland Fantom XA sampler/synth
Yamaha DX11 - Multitimbral version of that classic 80s FM synth - awesome electric piano tone.
Ben Champion built Eurorack Modular System - Great if anyone wants to get more experimental, Ben is available to help.
Bastl Kastle - A pocket sized digital noise machine.
ETEK MA 400 Powered Laptop Mixer PA
Alto 312S 2,000 watt bi-amplified with new transducers
Eminence 400 watt passive 3 way speakers
Yamaha HS7, 95w rear ported active speakers, 43hz to 30khz
Bass adjustment: flat, -2dB or -4dB below 500Hz
High-trim switch for adjusting the HF with 0dB, -2dB and +2dB settings
Input balanced XLR or balanced/unbalanced quarter-inch jack
Technics Vintage SA GX100, 80 watt mutli-format receiver
Danish Audio - DALI Menuet ultra-hifi speakers
Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop Special Edition
USA Fender Strat Tex Mex Special Edition
USA Fender Tele wood/wood
Ibanez Jem 777 Blue Floral
Various other gems!
Suhr Modern Satin - HSH custom wiring harness for 10 different pickup combinations - Suhr Pickups and Bareknuckle Juggernaut in the bridge.
Guitar (Acoustic): Guild DCE3 Blond/Blond vintage maple back spruce top, Breedlove Pursuit Concert Ebony Acoustic - Fantastic fingerstyle guitar, especially for lower tunings such as D and C standard or open tunings, various other acoustics.
Strings Other: Electric Mandolin, 3 Ukuleles, various weird and wonderful instruments from around the world
Bass: Fender Jazz, Tanglewood Precision, Ibanez SDGR
Keys: Roland Phantom X
Zoom ‘Big Dog’ L20 Mixer & Recorder (live/notepad)
22 simultaneous audio recording tracks (20 inputs and 1 stereo mix)
Records at up to 24-bit/96kHz on an SD card
Two effects busses, 20 classic digital effects inc: chorus, delays, and reverbs etc
Effects, EQ, overdub, audio interface, and A-F fader modes for 6 separate earphone monitor mixes
Six individual monitor mixes supported for musicians, each input has a 3-band mid-parametric EQ.
16 mono inputs on a single-knob compressor
LiveTrak L-20 also functions as a 22-in/4-out USB audio interface - route audio to DAW, while recording to SD
Route audio into the console, to mix with the live performance
Wireless control IOS mobile: Fader levels/modes, scenes, EQ, EFX sends/returns, parameters, effects & scene Libraries