Equipment List

Recording Equipment

Pro Tools HD2 v9.06: 

  • Digidesign 192 I/O audio interface (x 2). 
  • Digidesign 96 I/O audio interface.
  • RME ADI-8 DS A/D D/A converter, for clocking. 
  • UAD-2 QUAD DSP card, including: Neve 1073 Pre-amp & EQ collection, Neve 1081 Console EQ, Pultec Passive EQ collection, Helios Type 69 EQ, Harrison 32C Channel EQ, Neve 88RS channel strip collection, Manley VOXBOX channel strip, Fairchild Tube Limiter collection, Neve 33609 Compressor, Empirical Labs Distressor, Teletronix LA-3A Leveller, Teletronix LA-2A Leveller collection, AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb, EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverberator, Ocean Way Studios Reverb, Galaxy Tape Echo, Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, Precision Mastering Bundle, Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder, Ampex ATR-102 Tape Recorder, Oxide Tape Recorder and a bunch of others. 

​Desk: 

  • Neotek Essence recording console, 8 full microphone channels for tracking, plus 24 line inputs for 32 channels of analogue summing. This compact & well built desk from the early 90s comes from the last era of true analogue consoles and like all Neoteks is "transparent" and very clean sounding. It’s sonic character is pretty neutral if you don't push it too hard. The colour it does give when driven is very warm and bright. It is a more sophisticated design and has better op-amps in the mic-pre & eq sections than the Elite console. Designed for the film & television industries, primarily for ADR/Foley and broadcast applications it makes the perfect mixer for a DAW based suite that has a wide choice of discrete channel strips & mic-pres. Neotek desks have been the choice of many great artists most notably Steve Albini, Beastie Boys and Stevie Wonder. Our desk previously lived in John Wood's studio. 

Pre-amps & outboard:

  • Shadow Hills Industries GAMA 8 Golden Age Microphone Amp, 8 channel microphone pre-amplifier, triple transformers with iron mod on four channels. 
  • Focusrite ISA 428 MkII, 4 channel mic pre-amp. 
  • RME OctaMic, 8 channel mic pre
  • Toft Audio Designs ATC-2, twin channel mic pre, with compressors & EQ. 
  • Ted Fletcher tfpro p5 "box full of optical compressors". 
  • Orban Model 622B 2 channel 4-band parametric equalizer. 
  • Nekotronics SL4000 compressor, clone of the 1U rack mounting version of the SSL G Series console master bus compressor. 
  • T. C. Electronic M-One XL multi-effects processor. 
  • Klemt Echolette NG51S "Gold Box" valve pre-amp tape delay (original 60s)
  • Melos Echo Chamber tape delay (original 70s). 
  • Vermona VSR 3.2 spring reverb. 

Tape: 

  • Studer A80 Mk.I 1/4“ stereo tape machine, ex BBC. 
  • Otari MX5050 8SHD 8 track 1/2” tape recorder. 

Monitoring: 

  • Dynaudio LYD8s. 
  • Studio Spares Classic SN10s. Yamaha NS-10M copies. 
  • Totalsystems DBM-3 AES/EBU Digital Peak Meter. 

Microphones:

  • Coles 4038 "BBC" ribbon microphone (x 2, matched pair). 
  • Neumann U87 P48, Silverface, battery compartment (original 70s). 
  • Neumann KM184 (x 2, matched pair). 
  • Sennheiser MD 441-U. 
  • Sennheiser BF 509 "Black Fire" (MD 409 special edition). 
  • Sennheiser e604 (x 3). 
  • Sennheiser e818S II. 
  • Heil PR40. 
  • AKG D-190E. 
  • AKG D-160E1. 
  • AKG D-112. 
  • AKG D58E/200. 
  • Audix D6. 
  • Octava MC 012 (x 2, matched pair). 
  • Shure SM7B. 
  • Shure SM91. 
  • Shure SM58 (x 6). 
  • Shure Beta 58A (x 2). 
  • Shure SM57 (x 4). 
  • Shure SM57 transformer removed. 
  • Shure Beta 57A (x 4). 
  • Shure Beta 56A. 
  • Shure Beta 52. 
  • Audio Technica ATM63. 
  • Aiwa DM-13 dynamic, high Z: 50KΩ (1950'S). Like a more elegant EV 636. 
  • SE Electronics SE3 (x 2, matched pair). 
  • SE Electronics Z5600a II valve mic (JJ Tesla 12AX7 replacement). 
  • Joe Meek JM37DP.
  • CAD E100. 
  • CAD GXL3000.  
  • Bastard 88, BM88 B.E. No.35. 
  • Blue Ball. 

Other input devices:

  • Palmer PDI-03 speaker simulator, 8 ohm load, (re-issue, rack). 
  • Palmer Daccapo re-amping box. 
  • ​Hughes & Kettner Red Box 5 cab simulator. 
  • Aphex Big Bottom Aural Xciter 1403 balanced DI, voiced for guitar (pedal). 
  • Radial Tonebone "Hot British" valve distortion (12AX7). 
  • Radial Reamp JCR re-amping box. 
  • Radial ProRMP re-amping box. 
  • Radial JDI Duplex passive stereo DI box. 
  • Radial JDI passive DI box. 
  • DOD 260 passive DI box (original 80s). 
  • Radial J48 active DI box. 
  • Orchid Electronics Classic active DI box, (x 2). 
  • Orchid Electronics Micro active DI box (x 3)
  • Klark Technic LBB 100 active DI (old rectangular model). 
  • Behringer DI4000 Ultra-DI Pro, 4-way active DI (rack). 
  • Behringer Ultra DI100 active DI.
  • Behringer MIC100 Tube Ultragain Mic Pre. 
  • FMR Audio RNP8380 Really Nice Preamp, twin channel mic pre. 
  • FMR Audio RNLA7239 Really Nice Leveling Amplfier
  • Line 6 Pod Pro (rack). 
  • Marshall Power Brake. 

 

Backline

Amps:

  • Orange AD30, 30w amplifier head. 
  • Orange OTR, 120w amp head (Matamp model, large font, late 90s). 
  • Marshall Mk II Plexi, JTM45 re-issue, 30w amp head. 
  • Marshall Master Model Mk.2 Lead, JMP re-issue 50w amp head.  
  • Marshall Dual Super Lead JCM 2000, 100w amp head. 
  • Vox AC30/6 TBX, 30w 2x12" combo (1999). Marshall-built, alnico blue-back speaker model. 
  • Traynor YBA-1 Bass Master, hand-wired 45w amp head (April, 1975). Toronto's finest, originally known as "the poor man's Plexi", but can also sound like a 70s HiWatt or 60s Bassman. Massive output transformers can drive any cab at all with plenty of grunt! 
  • Fender '59 Bassman LTD, 45w 4x10" combo, Tweed re-issue.  
  • Fender Twin Reverb, 100w 2x12" combo, Silverface, Blackface mods, transformer tapped down from 135w ultra-linear (1977). 
  • Fender Vibro~Champ, 5w 1x8" combo, genuine Blackface (1965). 
  • Fender Blues~DeVille 212, 60w 2x12" combo. 
  • Fender Acoustasonic 30, 30w acoustic guitar combo, channel two with XLR vocal input, wedge cabinet, built in effects. 
  • Music Man 210 Sixty-Five, 65w combo 2x10" alnico speakers (1977). Like a really loud Blackface Super~Reverb in a Vibroluxe~Reverb box, or a much cleaner, louder, Brownface Super. 
  • Selmer Little Giant, 4w 1x6" combo "Blue-Grey" (1961-63). Just like Keith Richards' first proper amp! 
  • Selmer Little Giant, 4w 1x6" combo "Croc-Skin" (1963-65). 
  • Selmer Treble 'n Bass SV Compact 50R, 50w 2x12" combo, two Celestion G12S Rolas & reverb (early 70s). 
  • Zvex Nano Head ½w tiny valve amp. 
  • Sessionette:75, 75w 1x12" combo c/w Bright Onion footswitch, (original 80s). Best solid state amp ever?  
  • Ross Fame Series Model 10 Tube Blaster, 25w 1x8" combo (x3). Rory Gallagher's dressing room amp, sounds so great we got three of 'em! 
  • Sound City 50H Mark 6, 50w amp head (x2). 
  • Grainger Hammerhead, 50w amp head, re-branded Epiphone SoCal. 
  • Ashdown ABM500RC Evo III, 575w amp head, chrome-face (rack, x2). 
  • Ashdown ABM MAG 600H Evo II, 600w amp head, silver-face (rack)
  • Ampeg SVT-2 Pro, 300W amp head. 
  • Behringer Ultrabass BXR1800H, 180w amp head. 
  • Orange PPC 412-C, 240w 16Ω 4x12" cab.  
  • Marshall 1960B, 100w 16Ω 4x12" cab (x3). 
  • Marshall AVT412, 200w 8Ω 4x12" cab. 
  • Sound City SC412 Mk.6, 200w 16Ω 4x12" cab. 
  • Grainger FireBird 412, 280w 16Ω/4Ω mono, 2x8Ω stereo 4x12" cab, re-branded Epiphone Triggerman. 
  • Palmer/Eminence V128, 120w 8Ω 1x12" cab. 
  • Ampeg SVT-410HLF, 500w 4Ω 4x10" cab. 
  • Ashdown ABM-410T, 600w 8Ω 4x10" cab. 
  • Ashdown ABM-810T, 1200w 4Ω 8x10" cab. 
  • Ashdown VS-412-600, 600w 4Ω 4x12" cab. 
  • Marshall 1510 200w 8Ω 4x10" cab, JCM 800 Bass Series. 

Drums:

  • Tama Star Classic 6 piece, (recording kit). 
  • Mapex 5 piece, (standard rehearsal kit). 
  • Mapex Black Panther 5"x14" bird's eye maple shell snare. 
  • Mapex 5"x14" wood shell snare
  • Pearl Export 6"x14" steel shell snare, vintage. (1980s) 
  • Sonor Smart Force 5"x14" steel shell snare. 
  • Tama Iron Cobra bass pedal (x2). 
  • Tama Iron Cobra hi-hat stand. 
  • Tama Roadpro snare stand. 
  • Tama Roadpro cymbal stands (x3). 
  • Roc N Soc round throne stool. 
  • Ludwig bass pedal. 
  • Big Dog bass pedal. 
  • Big Dog tractor stool. 
  • Tiger DHW snare stand. 
  • Mapex snare stand. 
  • Mapex hi-hat stand. 
  • Assorted cymbals. 

Guitars:

  • Gibson Les Paul Standard, wine red trans (1991). 
  • Gibson SG Special, 24 fret neck490 humbuckers, Satin Cherry (2017). 
  • Harmony Rebel H82G, DeArmond moustache-grill goldfoil pups, greenburst (1969). 
  • Custom '61 relic Stratocaster, true Eric Johnson wiring, aged Olympic White (2015).  
  • Fender Jazzmaster Troy Van Leeuwen Signature, Oxblood, bound fingerboard, MIM (2015).
  • Ibanez Artist AR100, sunburst, MIJ (1981). 
  • ESP H-200, custom wired with EMG HZ passive pups, forest green trans (1990s). 
  • Burns Club Series Marquee, sunburst (1990s). 
  • Epiphone by Gibson SG 400, cherry red trans (2004). 
  • Squier Stratocaster, left-handed, sunburst, Affinity (2000s). 
  • Squier Precision Bass, black, MIJ (1993). 
  • Baldwin Burns Jazz Bass, redburst (1967). 
  • Manuel Rodríguez e Hijos of Madrid, C1M model, classical Spanish acoustic, nylon strung (1990s). 
  • Tanglewood TW40 SDD Sundance delta historic dreadnought acoustic, steel strung (2015). 
  • Tanglewood TW12 CE cutaway dreadnought acoustic w/ Shadow P7 pickup, steel strung (2000s). 
  • Epiphone by Gibson "folk" acoustic, Korean made "baby jumbo", steel strung (1980s). 
  • Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe, resophonic acoustic, round neck by Epiphone w/ Fishman pickup (2011). 

 Effects pedals:

  • Jen Fuzz, Italian Vox V828 Tone Bender variant, double germanium transistors (SFT363E & SFT337) (original 60s). 
  • Top Gear Fuzz Sustain (original 70s). 
  • Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble (original 70s). 
  • Boss BF-2 Flanger, MIJ black label (1980-84). 
  • Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion. 
  • Boss LS-2 line selector. 
  • Boss FV-30L volume pedal. 
  • Schaller TR-68 Tremolo, the original and best. 
  • Catalinbread Topanga spring reverb, best spring emulation we've ever heard from a pedal
  • Electro~Harmonix Small Stone phaser (original 70s). 
  • Electro~Harmonix Big Muff Pi fuzz (original 70s). 
  • Electro~Harmonix Big Muff Pi fuzz, re-issue, no Tone Bypass switch. 
  • Electro~Harmonix Big Muff fuzzbox, Sovtek black Russian (90s). 
  • Electro~Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress, flanger. 
  • Electro~Harmonix Memory Boy analogue delay. 
  • Electro~Harmonix Nano Muff Overdrive boost pedal. 
  • Morley Distortion One MOD-D1B (original 80s). 
  • Marshall The Guv'nor Mk1 overdrive, black chasis (original 80s) (x 3). 
  • Fulltone OCD overdrive (v1.4)
  • Pearl OD-05 Overdrive (original 80s) (x 2). What if you put a parametric tone control in front of the clipping stage of a TS-808? 
  • NUX OD2 Vintage Overdrive, a tube screamer with 808 architecture and a few twists (90s)
  • Lovetone Meatball envelope follower extreme (3rd April 1997). 
  • Frostwave Funk-A-Duck envelope filter. 
  • Frostwave Blue Ringer v2 ring modulator. 
  • Arbiter Distortion Booster, Soundhouse series, identical to Vox DB pedal & Aria RE-70 (original 70s). 
  • Terry Audio White Rabbit Deluxe "studio line-boost" pedal hand built by Marshall Terry of Shadow Hills fame. 
  • Subdecay Liquid Sunshine Class A JFET overdrive. 
  • Dr.No More Gary overdrive. 
  • Dr.No Mother Brain analog delay. 
  • Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer overdrive. 
  • Ibanez AD99 analogue delay. 
  • Aria DD-X20, 2 second digital delay (original 80s). 
  • Digitech Screamin' Blues overdrive. Basically the same circuit as a Boss BD2 with wider tone control. 
  • DOD FX80b compressor/sustainer. 
  • DOD FX30 noise gate (original 80s). 
  • Rocktron Silver Dragon dual valve & solid state distortion (12AX7). 
  • Lone Wolf Audio Outsider boost filter, modern update on the legendary, rare Systech Harmonic Energizer. 
  • TC Electronic Hyper Gravity compressor. 
  • Tokai TPH-1 phaser (original 80s). 
  • MXR Phase 90 phaser (x 2). 
  • MXR Ten Band EQ M108 equaliser. 
  • Jim Dunlop Cry Baby wah-wah (x 2). 
  • Vox V848 Clyde McCoy model wah, reissue by Dunlop
  • George Dennis Switch+ optical wah (x 2). 
  • Boss TU-2 pedal tuner (x 3).    
  • Boss TU-3 pedal tuner (x 2). 
  • Korg Pitch Black pedal tuner. 
  • Korg DTR-2 tuner (x2, rack). 
  • Korg Kaos pad. 
  • Alesis Air effects. 
  • Peterson VS-1 virtual strobe tuner.  

Keyboards: 

  • Oberheim OB-1 (1978). 
  • Moog Taurus II (1982). 
  • Yamaha P80 electric piano, 88 fully weighted keys (2001). 
  • M-Audio Oygen8 v2, 25 key USB MIDI multi controller.
  • Fatar Studiologic Studio 37, basic MIDI keyboard. 
  • Roland Boss Dr-5 Dr Rhythm Section, drum machine

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