We’re very pleased to add one of the ‘holy grail’ microphones to the studio. Aaron recently bought a Telefunken badged Neumann U47 long body tube microphone. Mic guru Oliver Archut has done a great job of refurbishing this mic and it’s now in excellent condition and sounding fantastic. Also added recently was a 2nd Neumann […]
The EMI REDD.47 tube mic preamp is an icon of high-fidelity tube amplification that is featured, among other places, on most Beatles albums after 1964 (before solid-state consoles were introduced for Abbey Road). A general purpose line amp used in the EMI REDD.51 consoles, the REDD.47 was designed to be as high-fidelity an amplifier as […]
John found a mint condition vintage Neumann SM2 stereo tube microphone. We’d been wanting to add a stereo mic for some time and this is one of the best options out there. We’re pretty sure this is going to be pretty amazing on piano, drum overheads, room mics and acoustic guitar. It’s probably going to […]
Aaron just picked up a Retro 176 tube compressor. This is the reissue by Retro of the tube precursor to the more famous UA 1176. The UA 176 was designed by Bill Putnam and released by UA in 1961. There’s some great info on the original here. We’ve been wanting to check one out for […]
Sonic Scoop wrote a feature on the recent install of the SSL 4040E in Studio A. There’s a bunch of pics shot by our good friend David Mason. We’ve been loving working on the SSL and it’s proving to be great for large mix and tracking sessions. The flexibility of the routing, the sound of […]
Eric Harland and Charlie Hunter were in Studio B tracking for The Loop Loft. Super fun session with some sick grooves going down. Modern Drummer stopped by in the morning to take some pics and everyone was digging the Bunker vintage Ludwig kit.
We’re very happy to have made a major upgrade to Studio A with the installation of a SSL 4040E console. This console comes from Sony Toronto and was fully refurbished by Sonic Circus. Known as one of the best mixing consoles ever made, the SSL takes Studio A from an amazing tracking space to a […]