The Live Room is a truly unique recording environment which is adorned with bookshelves containing over 3000 books. The books are a beautiful and functional presence in the studio as they create both a colorful and pleasant atmosphere as well as providing a natural acoustic diffusion. The result is a balanced and open room sound that is ideal for recording. The main backline feature is a 1929 Steinway O grand piano which offers a unique mellow sound that lends itself to a variety of musical styles. There is also a selection of guitar and bass amplifiers from Fender, Vox, and Ampeg. In addition, for projects that involve synthesis and electronic sounds the studio offers an extensive selection of hardware analog synths and drum machines from Moog, Dave Smith Instruments, Vermona, and Nord.
The Control Room is one of the best equipped mixing facilities in New York City. It is based around a 48 channel Solid State Logic Duality Delta Analog console with full SSL EQ, Dynamics, and Filters on every channel. The Duality features SSL's high fidelity/high headroom SuperAnalogue circuit design which gives signals recorded and mixed through the console a detailed, crisp, and larger than life sound quality. The Duality also features a unique dual topology channel pre amp that can be switched between the clean Super Analogue or colorful Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) circuit. This allows the console to deliver transparent fidelity or a variable shade of rich tonal color as needed. The console's capabilities are rounded out by a collection of boutique Neve, API, and Manley preamps along with a variety of classic analog outboard compressors, equalizers, and effects from Bricasti, Demeter, Eventide, Kurzweil, Moog, and Strymon.
CONSOLE: SSL Duality Delta Pro Station (48ch)
MIC PREAMPS: SSL Duality SuperAnalogue & VHD (48ch), Rupert Neve 5052 (4ch), API 512c (2ch), Manley Dual Mono (2ch), Forssell SMP-2 (2ch)
EQUALIZERS: SSL Duality E/G EQ (48ch), Rupert Neve 5052 (x4), Manley Massive Passive, Chandler Curve Bender, Chandler Little Devil (x2), Retro Instruments 2A3, API 5500, API 550a (x2), Crane Song Insigna (x2), Dangerous BAX, Bettermaker 502p
DYNAMICS: SSL Duality (48ch), Rupert Neve MBP, API 2500, Dave Hill Titan (x2), Pendulum PL-2, Retro Instruments STA-Level (x2), Purple MC77 (x2), Empirical Labs Distressor (x2), Empirical Labs EL-DS (x2), Manley ELOP, Manley Nu-Mu, Shadow Hills Dual-Vandergraph, Standard Audio Stretch (x2), Universal Audio LA-2A
EFFECTS: Bricasti M7 (x2), Eventide Eclipse, Eventide 2016, Kurzweil KSP8, Demeter RV-1 Spring Reverb, Moog Analog Delays (x2), Fulltone 80's Rack Chorus, Strymon Timeline, Strymon BigSky, Strymon DIG, Moog Clusterflux, Rupert Neve 542 Tape Emulator (x2)
MICROPHONES: AEA R88 stereo ribbon, AKG 414 XLII (x2), AKG D112, AT 4040, Bock 251, Beyer M160 (x2), DPA 4099 (x2), Placid Audio Copperphone, Royer R122, Sennheiser 421 (x2), Sennheiser 441, Shure SM7B, Shure SM57 (x2), Shure SM58 (x2), Telefunken ELAM 260 stereo set, Telefunken M60 stereo set, Telefunken M80 (x2), Telefunken M81 (x2), Piezo Contact Mic
MONITORING: ATC SCM 100 ASL Mains, OceanWay Audio HR4S Midfields, Amphion One15 Nearfields, Avantone Mixcubes, Sennheiser HD600, Sennheiser HD280 (x6), Grace Design M905, Amphion Amp100, Crown D75, Aviom Personal Mixing System.
DAW / PLUGINS / CONVERTERS: ProTools HDX 12, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live Suite 9 / Altiverb 7, Autotune 8, Brainworx, Elysia, Eventide, FabFilter, Flux, Goodhertz, Izotope, Melodyne Studio, NI Komplete 10 Ulitmate, Softube, Sonnox, SSL Duende, Slate Everything, Sugarbytes, UAD Octo, Waves / Apogee Symphony 64 I/O, Burl B2 ADC, Dangerous Music Convert 2 Master DAC
INSTRUMENTS / AMPS: 1929 Steinway O Grand Piano, Dave Smith Prophet 12, Moog Sub37, Moog Little Phatty, Vermona DRM-1 mk3 drum synth, Nord Drum 3p / Ampeg B-15, Fender Super Sonic Twin , VOX AC-30, Pearl Session Series Drums (22", 16", 14", 13"), Pearl Sensitone Metal Snare.