Equipment

We’re true hybrid

We love our analog, but we’re also state of the art digital.

We use Pro Tools software, and a huge array of classic analog hardware.

Classic Analog Calrec M-series

Custom 56 Channel Console

Sonically this is like a Neve 80 series for its preamps and SSL 4000 series for it’s EQ.
The compressor limiters are something else altogether.  It’s a very unique board with tonnes of vibe!

The rare and sought after M-series Calrec consoles are famous for the recordings of Minus the Bear, The White Stripes and many more.   This desk has the same ‘Polar’ preamps and EQ once installed in the console at Abbey Road Studio 3.

External Preamps

  • 6x channels Calrec PQ1895
  • 2x channels Manley Dual Mono
  • 8x channels Millennia Media HV3D
  • 2x channels Marti custom ‘Stakeout’
  • 2x Channels Orban 787a with EQ and compression (Black and Blueface)

Compressors / Limiters / Gates / FX (analog rack hardware)

  • 2x channels Universal Audio 1176 (with stereo link box)
  • 2x channels Thermionic Culture Phoenix
  • 6x channels Calrec DL2716
  • 1x channels UREI LA4
  • 1x channels Stam Audio SA2A ( Urei La2a Replica )
  • 2x channels FMR PBC6A
  • 1x channels Roland Chorus Echo SRE-555
  • 2x Little Labs reamp boxes
  • 1x Sansamp RBI
  • Everything can be EQ’d optionally via the console on the way in
  • Comprehensive GPO patch bay with access to every room and bit of gear

 

Microphones

  • Vintage Neumann U87 x2
  • Soundelux U99
  • Audio Technica 4050 x2
  • AKG C214 x2
  • Microtech Gefell m300 x2
  • Neumann KM84
  • Neumann KM184
  • Milab DC96B
  • Royer R121 Ribbon x2
  • Audix D6, D4, D2, D1, i5
  • Beyerdynamic 201N
  • Beyerdynamic 201TG
  • Beyerdynamic M260 ribbon
  • AKG D12E (1960s)
  • Shure S55
  • Sennheiser MD409U3 / 509 Blackfire
  • Shure SM57 x4 SM58 x1
  • Shure Beta52
  • Sure Beta91

 

Digital Hardware

  • 24 input / 24 output Universal Audio Apollo Quad (x2 units)
  • Apogee Rosetta 800
  • Apogee AD8000
  • 2x UAD2 Quad PCIe Cards
  • Weighted full size MIDI keyboard
  • Mini MIDI keyboard

Monitoring

  • Yamaha NS-40M Studio
  • Yamaha NS-10M Studio
  • Quad 521f amplifier
  • Yamaha Professional Series P2100 amplifier
  • Sennheiser HD25 SPII headphones x 5
  • Yamaha DT100 headphones x 4
  • Sennheiser headphones x2
  • Skull Candy headphones x1
  • Mixers in recording rooms for ‘more me’ headphone mixes
  • Comprehensive talkback via the console.  Includes additional remote talkback box

Software

  • Avid Pro Tools (latest version)
  • Universal Audio plugins (nearly all, running on 16 DSPs)
  • UA plugins can optionally be applied as recording via Apollo
  • Soundtoys plugins (all native)
  • Fabfilter plugins
  • Valhalla plugins
  • Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate
  • REfx Nexus 2
  • All Massey plugins
  • Selection of Sonnox plugins
  • Selection of Waves plugins
  • Abbey Road TG limiter
  • Easy access to plug in another producers computer if required, only one driver needs be installed to access all the hardware

Instruments / Amplifiers

  • Fender Jaguar guitar (Kurt Cobain model)
  • Fender P Bass (Mexican, 2011)
  • Diezel VH4 guitar amplifier
  • Fender EVH 5150 III guitar amplifier
  • Marshall JCM 800 (Modded) guitar amplifier
  • Orange Rockerverb 50 guitar amplifier
  • Ampeg SVT-6 Pro Bass Head with 8×10 Classic Cab
  • Tama Starclassic Maple drum kit (20″ kick, 14″ snare, 10″ 12″ 14″ toms)
  • 1x 4×12 Orange cab (Celestion Vintage 30s)
  • 1x Marshall brown-cloth 4×12 cab (Celestion Vintage 30s)
  • Orange bass amp
  • Sames Upright piano  – over a hundred years old, but tuned and maintained to A 440Hz!
  • Various guitar pedals and noise making devices including MadeByMike Dreambox, Maxon OD808 tubescreamer, Roland SRE 555 Chorus / Space Echo / Tape delay.

 

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