Gear

Recording – Tape
32 tracks to tape using four linked Alesis ADAT XT 20’s.

  • Dell Studio XPS 9000
  • RME HDSP 9652 sound card
  • SoundBlaster X-Fi sound card
  • Sonar Producers Edition- multitrack recording and editing
  • Sound Forge – stereo track editing and mastering
  • Izotope Ozone – mastering
  • A variety bag of plug ins

Mixing
Three digitally synchronized Yamaha 01V digital mixing boards (two 01V’s and one 01V96). The setup allows them to function as one board. All the boards also have Yamaha MY8AT Digital I/O ADAT cards.

Playback
We mix and master through several systems:

  • Mackie HR 824 Active Monitors
  • Yamaha NS 10M Studio Monitors with an Alesis RA 100 Amp
  • Sterling Infinity Speakers with an Alesis RA 100 Amp
  • Altec Lansing Speakers & Subwoofer
  • All our systems have been room tuned and EQ’d
  • Samson and Behringer headphone amps with a wall of headphones

Product Production

  • Dell, Yamaha and Sony DVD/CD burners
  • Tascam DA-30 MK2 DAT tape
  • Sony TC WE805S Dual Cassette Deck

Connections
Our PC, ADAT tape decks and mixing boards can be connected in variety of configurations using a fiber optic patch bay system and digital coaxial connectors. These along with DAT, cassette and outboard gear can also be configured using a rack full of analog patch bays. We also have a closet full of cables (literally).

Outboard Gear
This is just some of the outboard gear we use. Our mixing boards also have two effects units, dynamics controls, and pre-amps.

Pre-Amps:
ART Pro MPA
Focusrite Twin Tac Pro
ART Dual MPA
PreSonus Blue Tube Dual

Compression:
Yamaha GC2020B2
Alesis 3630 (3)
PreSonus Comp 16
DBX 166XL

EQ:
Alesis M-EQ230 (2)
Behringer Ultra Curve Pro

FX:
Alesis Midiverb 4
Alesis Nanoverb
Lexicon MX200
Lexicon ALex
BBE Sonic Maximizer 882i

Amps:
Alesis RA 100
Crown XTi 1000
Sunn SA 20 Dual 300

Conditioners:
ETA PD9L
ART SP 4×4

Mics:
Sennhesiser E 604 (3)Blue Baby Bottle
Audio Technica Pro 4L MXL 990
Audio Technica AT 3060
Audio Technica 450D
Ross RM 9L
AKG D112
Shure Beta 52
Shure SM 58
Shure BG 4.1 (2)
Shure SM57 (3)
Sennheiser MD 421 (2)
Octava MC-012 (2)
Behnringher ECM 8000
CAD E-200
AKG C3000 B (2)

Misc:
Alesis D4 Drum Module
Alesis AR-16 Drum Machine
Gretsch Drum Kit
Line 6 POD 2
Midiman Midisport 4×4
Korg DTR 1000 Tuner
Outbard Phantom Power
Active boxes by DOD,Behringer, Hughes, & Keltner
Amps by Crate, Peavey, Sunn, Fender, Vox, Mesa
Guitar effects by Boss, Ibanez, pro-Co, MXR, Dunlop and more
Ensonique ESQ1 synthesizer and sequencer

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