Microphones

Neumann TLM103

 

Large Diaphrams

Neumann TLM 103

Neumann TLM 102

Shure KSM44 (2)

Peluso 22 47 SE tube

Rode NTK tube (2)

Audix SCX25A (2)

AT 4040

AT 3035 (2)

Ribbon

Royer R-121 (pair)

sE R-1

Cascade Fathead (2)

Small Diaphrams

Neumann KMS 105

Neumann KM 184 (pair)

AKG C451 (2)

Shure SM81

AT 4041

Broadcast & Dynamic

Shure SM7B (2)

EV RE20 (2)

Sennheiser MD421-II (3)

AKG D112 MkII

Shure Beta 52A

Shure Beta 58A

sE V7

Shure SM57 (3)

Outboard

Outboard rack left

 

Preamps

UA LA-610 MkII tube

Rupert Neve 511 (4)

Rupert Neve 517

API 512 (4)

SSL VHD-Pre (4)

Millennia Media HV-35P

Chandler Limited Little Devil

Compressors

Valve

Manley Variable Mu (pair)

Optical

Urei LA-4 vintage (pair)

UA LA-2A-style

FET

UA 1176 (pair)

VCA

SSL G Comp

Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-XS (pair)

DBX 165 vintage

DBX 1066 dual (2)

Musical Inspiration

Quentin tuning Baldwin grand piano

1922 Baldwin model C 6’2″ grand piano, restored by Mussig Piano Works (Quentin not included)

1956 Hammond C3 organ with pedals

Leslie 122 tube amplifier with guitar interface

Vintage Ensoniq ESQ-1 synthesizer

Fender Princeton Recording amp with built-in power soak

Ampeg PF-50T tube head with 15″ PF-115HE bass cabinet

5-piece Gretsch drum kit with virgin shells, DW hardware and Dream cymbals

The Rig

Sound Workshop console faders

 

Sound Workshop Series 34 analog desk, 40 channels

Apogee Symphony I/O MkII A/D, 32×32

Avid Pro Tools

Steinberg Wavelab Pro

UAD & Waves plug-ins

Antares Auto-Tune & AVOX Suite

Apple Mac Pro

Hearback 8-channel personal monitor mixers

Bryston 4B SST2 amp, 500W x2

Dynaudio M3 mains

Transparent Audio interconnects

Kimber Kable cabling

Torus Power conditioning

Control Room Design

The control room forms an integrated environment optimized for mixing and mastering. Its design started with dimensions which minimize room modes, then leveraged the latest studio acoustics analysis by Philip Newell. The front features flush-mounted Dynaudio M3 mains suspended in a 2,400-lb stone wall, promoting an infinite baffle and boosting bass performance without stressing the woofers. The ceiling and rear walls absorb the full spectrum of highs through lows using a system of Rockwool batts, deadsheet membranes and suspended panel absorbers. This setup creates a wider “sweet spot” than typically possible with nearfield bookshelves for fine-tuning stereo depth and transparency.

Soundproofing between rooms is maintained with floating steel-stud walls and double-layer gypsum mounted to RSIC clip isolators. Special thanks to Gary Manuel at Mirror Image Studio, Don Krasen at Krystal Clear Audio-Video and Jeff Newell of Newell Construction for their practical materials and construction expertise!

Anchoring the control room is the early-80’s analog console formerly owned by Gary Loizzo, Grammy-nominated engineer for Styx. So Come Sail Away at Waveform Music – we’ll have The Best Of Times!

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