The Mics

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

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

 

Guitar amps

Mesa-Boogie Heartbreaker

Fender Superchamp X2

Marshall JVM 410C

Marshall Valvestate

Fender Acoustasonic 90

 

Bass amp

TC Electronic BG 250-210 Toneprint

 

Multi-effects

Roland RE-501 (Chorus, Echo Sound-On-Sound, Reverb)

Boss GT-10

Various standard, wonderful and weird pedals

Pro-tools multitude of plug-ins

 

Keys

YOUNG CHANG - Extended upright piano E118 R BP

Roland Fantom XA sampler/synth

 

PA

ETEK MA 400 Powered Laptop Mixer PA

Alto 312S 2,000 watt bi-amplified with new transducers

Eminence 400 watt passive 3 way speakers

 

Monitors

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

 

HI-FI Playback

Technics Vintage SA GX100, 80 watt mutli-format receiver

Danish Audio - DALI Menuet ultra-hifi speakers


SEE LINKS FOR EQUIPMENT GUIDANCE BELOW:

 

Guitar:

Mesa Boogie HeartBreaker vintage (tube)

 

Fender Superchamp (programmable tube)

 

Marshall JVM 410C (programmable Tube)

 

Marshall ValveState 100

 

Fender Acoustasonic

 

Bass:

TC Electronic BG 250-210 Toneprint

 

Multi-effects:

Roland RE-501 (Chorus, Echo Sound-On-Sound, Reverb)

 

Boss GT10


Instruments

 

Guitars (Electric):

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!

 

Guitar (Acoustic): Guild DCE3 Blond/Blond vintage maple back spruce top, various others

 

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



The Mix

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

Affects, 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


The Brains

Custom built NEMesis MixBlitza by SCCL Music System Designs:

Fractal Design Tower - ‘Refine’ R6 - Soundproof Edition

ASUS Prime Z370A Intel Z370, S 1151, DDR4, SATA3, Dual M.2, Intel GbE, 2 way SLI/CrossFire (3 way)

USB3.1 Gen2 A+C, Full ATX

Coffee Lake 6 Core 12 thread, 8th Generation, I7 8700k OverClocked 3.8 - 4.8ghz turbo

‘(Will You) Be Quiet!’ BK01 Shadow Rock Slim Single Tower CPU Cooler, 4 Heatpipes - very quiet

Corsair 16GB DDR4 3,000mhz RAM

256GB M.2 SSD Storage with 2TB Storage OverDrive

1050ti 4GB Graphics Card

Pro-Tools Professional Suite