Equipment

Tape machines

Otari MX-70 1″ 8-track

Otari MX-70 1″ 16-track

Tascam MS-16 1″ 16-track (decommissioned and replaced with Otari MX-70 03/2016)

Tascam 58-OB ½” 8-track

Tascam 388 ¼” 8-Track

Ampex AG-350 ¼” full-track

Studer B-67 MkII ¼” 2-track

Otari MX5050BII ¼” 2-track

Nagra IS-LT ¼” full-track

Technics RS1500US ¼” 2-track

TEAC A3340S ¼” 4-track (courtesy of our friends and ace technicians Mécanik Synthetik)

Tascam 122MKII 3-head cassette deck

Tascam 414 cassette 4-track

Roland Studio Capture 16-channel sound card plus computer

Compressors/Gates/De-essers

1176 Peak Limiter (Revision A circuit homebrew; built using MNATS P.C.B.x2

1176LN Peak Limiter (Revision D circuit homebrew; built using MNATS P.C.B.) x2

PRR-176 Stereo Vari-Mu limiter (homebrew; built using AC Sound P.C.B) x2

LA-2A Levelling Amplifier (homebrew; built using Drip Electronics P.C.B.)

D-LA2A 2-Channel stereo linkable Levelling Amplifier (homebrew; built using [Silent:Arts] P.C.B.)

DBX 163X Overeasy Compressor

RNC1773–Really Nice Compressor

RNLA7239–Really Nice Levelling Amplifier

Valley Gain Brain II Variable Ratio Limiter

Valley Kepex II Keyable Program Expander/Gate X3

Valley 815 Dynamic Sibilance Processor

DBX 463X Overeasy Gate

DBX 263X De-esser

DBX 563X De-hisser

Reverberators/delays/other time-based effectors

Micmix Master Room XL515 spring reverb

Demeter RV1 Real Reverb spring reverb

Tascam RS-20 spring reverb

E1005 analogue delay line by Yamaha

E1010 analogue delay line by Yamaha

MF103 12-stage phase shift by Robert Moog

RE-201 Space Echo tape delay/reverb by Roland

Germanium spring reverb by Kitchener Electronics

Microphone preamplifiers

EMI REDD.47 type valve preamplifier (homebrew using Drip Electronics circuit board)

2 Channel EMI REDD.47 type valve preamplifier (homebrew using Guavatone circuit boards)

API 312 type with DI (Classic Audio Products of Illinois kits) x2

Mixers

Studer 169 (a pair of 10 channel 2-bus consoles interconnected for 20 channels and up to 4 busses)

Ampex MX-10 4-channel 2-bus vacuum tube mixer

McCurdy Radio Industries PE2600 6-channel 2-bus mixer (all discrete transistors/modified to allow direct outs)

Tascam M520 20-channel/8-bus console (now departed)

Microphones

C451-EB by Akustische und Kino-Geräte Gesellschaft: modular Field Effect Transistor small diaphragm condenser (we have the cardioid capsule)

C414-TLII also by Akustische und Kino-Geräte Gesellschaft: switchable pattern large diaphragm condenser

D190 again by Akustische und Kino-Geräte Gesellschaft: general purpose cardioid moving coil

MD441 by Sennheiser: hypercardioid moving coil with variable low frequency roll-off 2x

MD421 also by Sennheiser: cardioid moving coil with variable low frequency roll-off

MD421-II again by Sennheiser: cardioid moving coil with variable low frequency roll-off

SM7B by the Shure Brothers of Illinois: cardioid moving coil with switchable high-frequency emphasis and low frequency roll-off filters

SM57 also by the Shure Brothers of Illinois: cardioid moving coil

SM58 again by the Shure Brothers of Illinois: cardioid moving coil

RE20 by Electro Voice: cardioid moving coil

635A again by Electro Voice: omnidirectional moving coil

M380 TG by beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG: figure eight moving coil

M260.80 by beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG: hypercardioid ribbon microphone x2

M500 by beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG: cardioid ribbon microphone 

PR20 by Heil Sound: cardioid moving coil with elegant “simulated gold” grille

BG12 custom made: vacuum tube variable pattern condenser

AT4047 by Audio Technica: FET cardioid condenser

ECM8000 by Behringer: omnidirectional measurement electret

Equalizers

API 550A equalizer by Automated Processes Incorporated

Studer 169-type equalizer (homebrew) x2

Monitoring

4311 3-way Control Monitors by the James B Lansing Sound, Incorporated

MC 2120 amplifier by McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.

NS10m speakers by Yamaha: powered a McIntosh Laboratory Inc.  MC 2120 amplifier

VL-X5 by Tascam: self-powered (bi-amplification)

Headamp 6 by ART: headphone distribution amplifier

HM-54 by Mackie: headphone distribution amplifier

Backline

1960s orange sparkle 4-piece drum kit by Olympic

Bassman amplifier by Fender (1967)

Rebel II amplifier by Garnet

Solid state bass amp by Fender

ZB50 50-watt tube amp by Electrodrone

Square Four 4-watt tube amp/tube overdrive unit by Electrodrone

77R tube combo amp by Keil (Kitchener Electronics)

YC45D Combo Organ by Yamaha

YC-10 Combo Organ by Yamaha

RA-100 Rotating Leslie-style Speaker cabinet by Yamaha

Hammond S6 Vacuum tube oscillator organ

Pianet N electric piano by Hohner

Chopped home organ by Farfisa

Heintzman upright piano

Assorted percussion (concert tambourines; claves; cabasa; etc)

Sundry acoustic guitars, electric guitars and an electric bass

Synchronizers/Midi

TimeLine MicroLynx

JL Cooper PPS-2

M-Audio MidiSport 4X4

Evolution 49 key midi controller

Maintenance tools

Mighty Mite II vacuum tube tester by Sencor

200CD wide range vacuum tube oscillator by Hewlett Packard

Hand-d-mag demagnetizer by RB Annis

TD-B1 bulk tape degausser by Audiolab Electronics

HP 1222A oscilloscope by HP

Agilent u1251b DMM with variable impedance dBm readout

1″; 1/2″; and 1/4″ calibration tapes by Magnetic Reference Laboratory


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