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Big Red Studio Equipment

Tape Decks

  • Studer 820 2” Analog 24 track deck with Dolby S/R, restored 2006
  • Otari MTR 12 1/2″ at 30 ips 2 track
  • Panasonic sv 3700 DAT
  • Nakamichi MR1 cassette deck
  • Tascam CD-RW2000

Computers & Protools: 24X32 discrete in/out

  • Apple Mac Pro tower: 2 x 3.46 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon. 48 GB RAM
  • Apple Mac Pro tower : 2 X 2.6 Ghz dual core Intel Xeon processor 6 GB RAM
  • Apple Mac Pro tower: 2 X 2.26 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 8 GB RAM
  • Avid Protools HDX PCIe with Protools Ultiimate 2021.6 Software
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Octo Core DSP Accelerator with 136 UAD Plug ins!
  • AAX Plug-ins from Avid, Antares, Ceremony, Waves and S. Slate.
  • Mytek 8X196 ADDA
  • 2 Avid 192 I/O interfaces 24X32 discrete
  • Mytek 8X192 AD/DA
  • Audio Denmark A/D-D/A
  • MOTU 2401 MK II: 8 ch A/D-D/A, 24 ch I/O ADAT/TDIF, 2 ch SPDIF
  • Digital Performer 5.1 with 425 PCIe card
  • Auto-tune, Altiverb, Native Instruments Absynth
  • Roxio Toast & Jam

Console

Monitors/Headphones:

  • Focal Twin 6Be
  • Auritone 5C powered by Crown Studio Reference II amplifier!
  • Rane, and Oz Audio headphone amps
  • 4 individual headphone mixers by furman

Microphones

  • (2) Neumann U87, custom modified by Klaus Heyne. Who is Klaus Heyne?
  • (2) KM 84, custom modified by Klaus Heyne
  • Neumann TLM 170
  • (2) Neumann KM 88
  • AKG 414 EB P48
  • (2) AKG 414 BULS
  • Beyer Dynamic M500 ribbon
  • RCA 74 ribbon
  • (2) Samar AL95 ribbons
  • (3) Sennheiser MD421
  • (3) Sennheiser 441
  • (2) Crown PZM 6LP
  • Electrovoice RE 16, RE 20
  • Shure 57, 58 ,59
  • AKG D112
  • Audix D1, D2, D3, D4, D6
  • Sub-bass reverse wired woofer mic
  • Crown GLM 100
  • (Available for rent): Vintage Neumann tube and FET 47s, tube 49s, 69s, Telefunken 251, all customized by Klaus Heyne, and the Klaus Heyne designed Brauner VM1-KHE

Reverbs

  • EMT 140ST Plate, with tube electronics
  • Lexicon 480L
  • Lexicon PCM 60, PCM 70, PCM 90
  • Yamaha SPX 900 multi-effects
  • MasterRoom XL305 spring ‘verb

Signal Processing

  • Urei 1176 LN peak comp/limiter
  • (2) Urei LA3A comp/limiters
  • (2) Urei LA4 compressors
  • Urei LA22 Stereo Compressor/limiter
  • Urei BL-40 compressor and big Crunch limiter
  • Distressor EL8 compressor w *Nuke button* (required for Zack Meyers productions)
  • Ax Compellor stereo compressor/leveler
  • 4 DBX 160X Compressor/Limiters
  • Drawmer 201 dual gate
  • SE-400 parametric EQ
  • Ax Type C exciter
  • TC electronics 2290
  • Lexicon PCM 41 DDL
  • Lexicon 97 Super Prime Time Line DDL
  • Lexicon JAM man DDL/sampler/looper

Musical Instruments

  • Yamaha C7D 7’4″ Conservatory grand piano, custom voiced, tuned and regulated
  • Nord Electro 2 Seventy-Three Virtual Electromechanical Keyboard
  • C Fox Napa acoustic guitar
  • 1902 Estey harmonium
  • Violins, viola, hand percussion

MIDI

  • MOTU MIDI Timepiece AV
  • Roland D550
  • Roland R-8M
  • Korg M1REX
  • Korg 800EX
  • Emu Systems Proteus 2
  • Oberheim Matrix 1000
  • Yamaha TX81Z

Vintage and Tube Gear (available for rent)

  • Teletronics LA2As
  • V72s
  • Neve 1073 Class A mic pres
  • Pultec EQP-1

 

Tape Decks

  • Studer 820 2” Analog 24 track deck with Dolby S/R, restored 2006
  • Otari MTR 12 1/2″ at 30 ips 2 track
  • Panasonic sv 3700 DAT
  • Nakamichi MR1 cassette deck
  • Tascam CD-RW2000

Computers & Protools: 24X32 discrete in/out

  • Apple Mac Pro tower: 2 x 3.46 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon. 48 GB RAM
  • Apple Mac Pro tower : 2 X 2.6 Ghz dual core Intel Xeon processor 6 GB RAM
  • Apple Mac Pro tower: 2 X 2.26 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 8 GB RAM
  • Avid Protools HDX PCIe with Protools Ultiimate 2021.6 Software
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Octo Core DSP Accelerator with 136 UAD Plug ins!
  • AAX Plug-ins from Avid, Antares, Ceremony, Waves and S. Slate.
  • Mytek 8X196 ADDA
  • 2 Avid 192 I/O interfaces 24X32 discrete
  • Mytek 8X192 AD/DA
  • Audio Denmark A/D-D/A
  • MOTU 2401 MK II: 8 ch A/D-D/A, 24 ch I/O ADAT/TDIF, 2 ch SPDIF
  • Digital Performer 5.1 with 425 PCIe card
  • Auto-tune, Altiverb, Native Instruments Absynth
  • Roxio Toast & Jam

Console

Monitors/Headphones:

  • Focal Twin 6Be
  • Auritone 5C powered by Crown Studio Reference II amplifier!
  • Rane, and Oz Audio headphone amps
  • 4 individual headphone mixers by furman

Microphones

  • (2) Neumann U87, custom modified by Klaus Heyne. Who is Klaus Heyne?
  • (2) KM 84, custom modified by Klaus Heyne
  • Neumann TLM 170
  • (2) Neumann KM 88
  • AKG 414 EB P48
  • (2) AKG 414 BULS
  • Beyer Dynamic M500 ribbon
  • RCA 74 ribbon
  • (2) Samar AL95 ribbons
  • (3) Sennheiser MD421
  • (3) Sennheiser 441
  • (2) Crown PZM 6LP
  • Electrovoice RE 16, RE 20
  • Shure 57, 58 ,59
  • AKG D112
  • Audix D1, D2, D3, D4, D6
  • Sub-bass reverse wired woofer mic
  • Crown GLM 100
  • (Available for rent): Vintage Neumann tube and FET 47s, tube 49s, 69s, Telefunken 251, all customized by Klaus Heyne, and the Klaus Heyne designed Brauner VM1-KHE

Reverbs

  • EMT 140ST Plate, with tube electronics
  • Lexicon 480L
  • Lexicon PCM 60, PCM 70, PCM 90
  • Yamaha SPX 900 multi-effects
  • MasterRoom XL305 spring ‘verb

Signal Processing

  • Urei 1176 LN peak comp/limiter
  • (2) Urei LA3A comp/limiters
  • (2) Urei LA4 compressors
  • Urei LA22 Stereo Compressor/limiter
  • Urei BL-40 compressor and big Crunch limiter
  • Distressor EL8 compressor w *Nuke button* (required for Zack Meyers productions)
  • Ax Compellor stereo compressor/leveler
  • 4 DBX 160X Compressor/Limiters
  • Drawmer 201 dual gate
  • SE-400 parametric EQ
  • Ax Type C exciter
  • TC electronics 2290
  • Lexicon PCM 41 DDL
  • Lexicon 97 Super Prime Time Line DDL
  • Lexicon JAM man DDL/sampler/looper

Musical Instruments

  • Yamaha C7D 7’4″ Conservatory grand piano, custom voiced, tuned and regulated
  • Nord Electro 2 Seventy-Three Virtual Electromechanical Keyboard
  • C Fox Napa acoustic guitar
  • 1902 Estey harmonium
  • Violins, viola, hand percussion

MIDI

  • MOTU MIDI Timepiece AV
  • Roland D550
  • Roland R-8M
  • Korg M1REX
  • Korg 800EX
  • Emu Systems Proteus 2
  • Oberheim Matrix 1000
  • Yamaha TX81Z

Vintage and Tube Gear (available for rent)

  • Teletronics LA2As
  • V72s
  • Neve 1073 Class A mic pres
  • Pultec EQP-1

 

 

“One of my fave places in the world to record!”


Bob Stark
Producer / Recordist / Mixer (Universal, Sony, Windham Hill, Everclear, Esperanza Spalding + many others)

Big Red Studio
2023-08-15T23:41:59+00:00

Bob Stark
Producer / Recordist / Mixer (Universal, Sony, Windham Hill, Everclear, Esperanza Spalding + many others)

“Thank you for your patience, great ears & hard work! Look forward to the next time.”


Enion Pelta photo

Enion Pelta

Violinist, TAARKA

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:13:34+00:00

Enion Pelta

Violinist, TAARKA

Enion Pelta photo

“It is always a good time, capturing sound in a place that is so Amazing.”


Linda Vigil photo

Linda Vigil

Experimental musician, DJ, VJ

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:23:08+00:00

Linda Vigil

Experimental musician, DJ, VJ

Linda Vigil photo

“Hey! Awesome sounds, great feeling recording at your wonderful facility!”


Graham Lear photo

Graham Lear

Drummer for Santana and many more

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:07:42+00:00

Graham Lear

Drummer for Santana and many more

Graham Lear photo

“This place is a temple for music. Thank you.”


Belinda (Beliss) Underwood photo

Belinda (Beliss) Underwood

Multi-instrumentalist and dancer

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:25:34+00:00

Belinda (Beliss) Underwood

Multi-instrumentalist and dancer

Belinda (Beliss) Underwood photo

“Thank you for your sensitivity and good sound. Great studio!”


Airto Moreira

Legendary Brazilian percussionist (Miles Davis, Return To Forever, Jobim, Flora Purim, more)

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:29:49+00:00

Airto Moreira

Legendary Brazilian percussionist (Miles Davis, Return To Forever, Jobim, Flora Purim, more)

“We are all smiling!! Amazing work, you are a genius.”


Pam Boulding photo

Pam Boulding

Magical Strings

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:29:09+00:00

Pam Boulding

Magical Strings

Pam Boulding photo

“Billy Oskay you are truly one of the finest producers of acoustic music there is.”


John Doan | Celtic Cottage photo

John Doan

21-stringed harp guitarist

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:26:24+00:00

John Doan

21-stringed harp guitarist

John Doan | Celtic Cottage photo

“Unf***ing believable microphones! Thanks for the vibe, the sound, the great room & your ears”


Tom Bergeron photo

Tom Bergeron

Saxophonist, composer, band leader and recording artist

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:24:19+00:00

Tom Bergeron

Saxophonist, composer, band leader and recording artist

Tom Bergeron photo

“Billy, you are a fine master of your art and it is a pleasure working with you.”


James Whiton photo

James Whiton

String Bassist

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:28:21+00:00

James Whiton

String Bassist

James Whiton photo
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