Gear

Whilst creativity isn't all about the gear it still makes a real difference if you've got some world class kit to record with. If you are really interested....

The studio is based around an Audient ASP 4816 console which includes 16 channels of class A pristine mic preamps and delicious EQ. There's another 8 channels of Audient Mic Pres in the rack. There's also 8 very tasty BAE 1073 Mic Preamps (characterful and warm with a vintage flavour).

Analogue/digital conversion is handled by an Antelope Orion 32 which runs into an Apple Mac Pro running Logic Pro, Reason and a shed load of top plugins made by people like Waves, SoundToys, Sonnox, Overloud, Sonivox, Fabfilter and IK.

The multicore from the live room to the control room is all analogue and accommodates plenty of channels of balanced audio, instrument line level signals and speaker signals to go either way.


Console:

Audient ASP 4816


Microphone Preamps/Outboard:

8 x BAE 1073mp

24 x Audient ASP (16 in console, 8 in rack)

Wes Audio Beta 76 (1176 compressor)

Radial Tank Driver (Spring reverb)

Watkins Copicat Mk3 (Tape Delay)

Zoom 9030 (it does some odd, interesting things)


Mics:

Neumann U87 P48 (one of the 70s ones everyone wants, 1974 to be exact)

Mojave MA 300 valve mic

2 x AKG 414

Neumann TLM 103

2 x Shure KSM 141

AKG C451b

2 x AKG D12 VR

Shure Beta 52a

2 x Audix D6

3 x Sennheiser MD421 II

Shure SM7b

5 x Shure SM57

Granelli mod SM57 (basically a bent SM57 for getting into tight spots)

Shure SM58

Placid Audio Copperphone

Wasaphone MKII

Solomon LoFReQ SubkickĀ§


DI Boxes:

Avalon U5

Radial JDI Duplex

Radial Pro 48

Radial Pro RMP reamper

Radial SGI studio guitar interface line dirver

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass DI


Monitoring:

Adams P22a monitors

2 x Beyer Dynamic DT770 Headphones

5 x Beyer Dynamic DT100 Headphones

Various Headphone amps including a Palmer PHDA 2 reference class amp


Guitars:

American Fender Strat Plus (Monty's Guitars pickups)

Epiphone Les Paul (Bare Knuckle Riff Raff pickups)

Gordon Smith GS1 (Les Paul Junior type guitar, P90 pickup) )

Gordon Smith T1 (Telecaster type guitar, Monty's Guitars pickups)

Auden Chester Acoustic

Takemine Sante Fe LTD 97 Acoustic

American Fender Precision Bass

Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray Bass (two of them)

Epiphone Jack Casady Bass

Hayman 4040 Bass

Cort GB Custom Bass

A very odd lap steel, I have no idea who made it.

An even odder cigar box three string guitar made by Geeman


Pedals include:

MXR Phase 90, Blue Box and Double Shot

Cry Baby, Vox Wah, Snarling Dog Wah

ElectroHarmonix Memory Man Deluxe 550T, Bass Soul Food, Q Tron and Pulsar

TRex Mudhoney

Boss OC3 and SD1

Zvex Fat Fuzz Factory Vexter

Earthquaker Devices Hummingbird

Ibanez Tubescreamer and Paul Gilbert Airplane Flanger

Tech21 SansAmp Bass DI


Amps:

Marshall JCM 800 (80s, 100W 2203) and 2x12 Cab (1936 Lead)

Fender Blues Deluxe (USA,early 90s)

Fender Hotrod Deville 410 (USA, late 90s with some punchy eminence cones)

Roland JC120 (yup, one of the 80s ones)

Vox Night Train 15 head and Cab

Orange Dark Terror Head and Cab

Ampeg SVT Pro 4 and HLF 410 cab

Ampeg Portaflex B15N (70s Fliptop)

Aguliar Tone Hammer 500

Line 6 Pod Pro

A 2watt battery powered Marshall practice amp. Great for adding filth to vocals.


Keyboards:

Roland Juno 60 (old school analogue greatness)

Dave Smith Mopho (new school analogue excitement)

Roland JV1010

Rosedale Chord Organ

Nektar LX88 semi weighted midi controller keyboard

A great plastic toy piano


Drums:

Pearl Masters Custom Maple (14", 18", 22")

Vintage Ludwig 401 Snare (1976)

Zildjian K Dark Cymbals and Hi-Hats


Unusual but interesting bits:

Hohner Melodica

Old battered 148 bass Accordion

Hawaiian Ukulele

Heaps of quirky percussion and toys including a tin bucket, chains and a washboards 

Mabel - Friendly, spirited and painfully cute little doggy

Plentiful tea and coffee