Posts Tagged ‘gear’


Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
1964 Fender Twin Reverb

1964 Fender Twin Reverb (pre CBS)…this amp is in everyone’s top ten list of great amps.

1964 Fender Vibro Champ

1964 Fender Vibro Champ

1961 Ampeg B15N

1961 Ampeg B15N… THE bass sound on countless records

Divided by 13 FTR37

Divided by 13 FTR37… probably my favorite amp. hand built by Fred Tacone in LA.

Bad Cat Hot Cat 30

Bad Cat Hot Cat 30… high gain with attitude

Top Hat King Royale

Top Hat King Royale… a Vox AC-30 clone

Dr. Z Carmen Ghia

Dr. Z Carmen Ghia… two knobs, volume and tone. What else could you need?

2003 Bogner Shiva

2003 Bogner Shiva… Marshall-like tone but clear and solid on the low end.

Victoria 45410

Victoria 45410… an exact replica of a Fender ’59 Bassman.

1996 Ampeg Super Jet

1996 Ampeg Super Jet

Mesa Boogie Mark IV

Mesa Boogie Mark IV

Tech 21 Trademark 60

Tech 21 Trademark 60…this is my only solid state amp…


Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

ConsoleElectric Davey-land!

Euphonix CS2000 with CS3000 software, 56 channels, 16 channels of Euphonix ES108A dynamics, MultiMax for 5.1 monitoring, Euphonix MC Control for DAW control


Kii Three’s, Genelec 1038’s, Genelec 1031’s (LCR) Genelec 1031’s (Ls/Rs), Amphion One15’s powered by an Amphion Amp500, NS-10M’s, Auratones (nearfields on a Sound Anchors motorized lift), JBL 4311’s for studio playback

RecordersAmpex MM-1200

Pro Tools HDX2 on a Mac Pro 7,1 with two HD I/O interfaces loaded with 24 channels of analog inputs and outputs, one HD Digital I/O, two UAD-2 DSP OCTO accelerator cards, Ampex MM-1200 24-track recorder with additional 16-track and 8-track heads, Tascam RA-3000, Crane Song HEDD Quantum, Sound Devices 788T, Tascam DA-45HR DAT, Tascam 122 MkIII cassette, Fostex E-2 30 IPS 2-track with Dolby A/SR.

Mic Preamps

Euphonix (56), Massenberg 8302, Grace 801 (8), John Hardy M1 (6), Universal Audio 2-610, Avalon 737sp (2), Avalon AD 2022, A Designs Pacifica, Neve Portico 5024 , Vintech Audio X73 (2), Millennia TG-1, AEA RPQ


Euphonix ES 108A (16), Universal Audio 1176LN, UREI LA-4 (2) modified by Alactronics, Thermionic Culture Phoenix, API 2500, DBX 160xt (4), TF Pro P8, Alan Smart C2, Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor (2), Empirical Labs EL7, SPL Transient Designer

Some outboard...


t. c. electronic 6000, Bricasti M7, Lexicon PCM 80 (2), Yahama SPX900, Millennia NSEQ-2, Manley Massive Passive

Direct Inject

Millennia TG-1, Radial JD-7, Countryman Type 85, BSS AR-133 (2), Sescom DB-1, Audio Simplified Pedal Pusher


Neumann U47 (2), Nordic Audio Nu47, Neuman M 149, KM184 (2), Neumann KM86i, Manley Reference, REDD, Gefel UM 92, AKG 414B-ULS (4) modified by Audio Designs, Holophone H-2 Pro (7.1 mic w/DPA 6010 capsules), Electrovoice RE 20, Audio-Technica AT 4033, Audio-Technica ATM25 (7), Sennheiser MD 421 (3), Josephson e22S (3), Shure SM7A, Shure SM53 (2), Shure SM57 (5), Shure SM58, Shure 51, Shure SM81 (2), Schoeps CMC 5 w/MK4 (3), Crown PZM 30RG (2), Royer 121, Royer SF-12, Coles 4038 (2), RCA BK-5B, AKG D112, DPA 4011 (2), DPA CORE Binaural, Heil PR40, AKG 451 B (3), Sennheiser MKH 416, Beyerdynamic M422, Beyerdynamic TG D70, Earthworks T30K (2), Earthworks QTC-1 (2), Warm WA-87R2, Warm WA-251, Nady VHM-7, Yahama Subkick, Copperphone, Reem novelty mic


Headphones by Beyer, Fostex, AKG, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, Sony and UltraPhones (16 pairs total), Mytek Private Q headphone system, Crown D75 (second headphone system), Tube Traps (8), Taytrix Stack-It Gobo system, Arcam CD player with Benchmark DAC1, 7’ Screen with Epson projector.


Sunday, December 21st, 2008
The Studio - live to the left, dry to the right.

The Studio – live to the left, dry to the right.

My studio was designed by Rosati Acoustics (Boston, MA). The control room features Kii Three’s for stereo mix down. For surround, Genelec 1031’s (LCR) and Genelec 1030’s for the rears. This is all bass managed with dual Genelec 7071 subwoofers. The soffits house a pair of Genelec 1038’s.  I have Amphion One15’s (powered by an Amphion Amp500) and Auratones on a Sound Anchors powered lift. (NS10s available) The room was tuned by acoustician Mike Chafee.

Separate machine rooms isolate the noisy equipment from the mixing area. I have a set of ASC Tube Traps and Taytrix StackIt gobos.

The studio features a live area that is all red oak and stone. It’s very quiet. A separate vocal booth doesn’t have to be for vocals. It actually sounds good for drums! Tons of mics, tons of pre’s, tons of fun.