More REDD 47′s for Studio A

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 in Gear, Studio
More REDD 47′s for Studio A

We loved the two REDD 47 tube mic pres that Brad Williams built for us so much that we decided to build more. Brad’s been working hard on sourcing original or better parts, and designing new enclosures. The end result is pretty stunning and the added bonus is adding the 2 original REDD’s to the […]

Neve 8058 coming to the B Room

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 in Gear, Studio
Neve 8058 coming to the B Room

A Neve 8058 console will be coming to the B Room early next year! One of the most sought after tracking/mixing consoles, the 8058 functions as an inline console giving access to all 24 mic pres with EQ when recording. This particular 8058 is loaded with 24 channels of 33102 modules plus 8 returns, and […]

Edwin VS Briscoe

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 in Studio, Videos
Edwin VS Briscoe

Drummer Edwin Briscoe has been recording a fun series of videos at the Bunker shot by Simon CF Yu. Here’s a couple for your Thanksgiving enjoyment. Happy holidays!

Neumann U47 microphone added

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in Gear, Studio
Neumann U47 microphone added

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 […]

Pair of custom REDD.47 tube mic preamps added to Studio A

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 in Gear, Studio
Pair of custom REDD.47 tube mic preamps added to Studio A

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 […]

Retro 176!

Posted on May 20, 2013 in Gear, Studio
Retro 176!

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 features Bunker SSL install

Posted on May 20, 2013 in Gear, Studio
Sonic Scoop features Bunker SSL install

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 […]

SSL 4040E installed in Studio A

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 in Gear, Studio
SSL 4040E installed in Studio A

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 […]

Pair of Blackspade UM17 mics added

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 in Gear, Studio
Pair of Blackspade UM17 mics added

We just added a pair of the new Blackspade UM17 large diaphragm tube microphones to the collection. We tried them out on a drum tracking session for The Netherlands and fell in love with them. In the last few days they were used as drum overheads again on a film date, and then as piano close […]

Neumann Fet 47 joins the family

Posted on Sep 22, 2012 in Gear, Studio
Neumann Fet 47 joins the family

We’re very happy to add a Neumann U47 fet to the mic locker. It’s one of the classics often used on kick drum, bass amp, upright bass, vocals and pretty much anything else.