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We have an extensive collection of vintage and modern audio gear and the bay area’s largest catalog of classic guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers, synthesizers, keys, and percussion (see below). We have just about everything you might need to lay down your record.

*NOTE: All of our instruments are available to our customers. Please double check ahead of time to make sure that a particular piece is available (our gear goes through routine maintenance and we want to ensure that it is in house for your session).


Rooms

  • Tracking Room (1,000 sq. ft.)
  • Control Room (tuned)
  • Isolation Booth
  • Lounge & Kitchen

Console and Summing

  • Neve V1 (V Series) 32 channel console w/ Uptown Automation
  • API 8200 8-Channel summing mixer

Monitoring

  • JBL LSR4328 reference monitors
  • JBL LSR4312 SP active subwoofer
  • Yamaha NS10 reference monitors
  • Brystor 4B power amp

Tape

  • Studer A827 24-Track 2″ tape machine
  • Otari MX5050 8-Track 1/2″ tape machine
  • Studer A810 2-Track 1/4″ tape machine
  • Otari MTR12 2-Track 1/4″ tape machine

DAW & IO

  • Pro Tools HD3
  • Digidesign 192 I/O x2
  • Digidesign 96 I/O
  • Digidesign Sync HD

Plugins

  • DigiDesign Bomb Factory (bundle)
  • DigiDesign Pultec (EQ bundle)
  • Waves SSL Package (EQ/DYN bundle)
  • Waves Diamond Package (EQ/DYN bundle)
  • DigiDesign Smack (compressor/limiter)
  • McDSP Analog Ch 2 (compressor/limiter)
  • McDSP ML4000 (compressor/limiter)
  • Trillium Lane Aggro (compressor/limiter)
  • Bias Squeeze (compressor)
  • McDSP Revolver (reverb)
  • Trillium Lane TL Space (reverb)
  • Mooger Fooger (bundle)
  • DigiDesign Reel Tape Suite (bundle)
  • Amp Farm (amp simulation)
  • Sans Amp (amp simulation)
  • Bias Soundsoap (noise reduction)
  • Isotope RX (noise reduction)
  • Antares Auto Tune (pitch correction)

Microphones

  • Neumann U67 (tube condenser)
  • Neumann U87 (condenser)
  • Neumann U89 (condenser)
  • Neumann KM83 (condenser)
  • Neumann KM84 (condenser) x2
  • Neumann KM85 (condenser) x2
  • Peluso C12 (tube condenser) x2
  • Peluso 251 (tube condenser)
  • Peluso CEM C6 (condenser) x2
  • Peluso VTB (vintage tube bottle)
  • Audio Technica 813A (condenser)
  • Shure SM81 (condenser)
  • Shure KSM44 (condenser) x2
  • SE Electronics SE3 (condenser) x2
  • SE Electronics SE5500 (tube condenser) x3
  • AKG D12 (dynamic)
  • AKG D112 (dynamic) x2
  • Blue Ball (dynamic)
  • Electro Voice RE20 (dynamic)
  • Sennheiser 421 (dynamic) x3
  • Sennheiser 602 (dynamic)
  • Sennheiser 604 (dynamic) x4
  • Sennheiser 609 (dynamic) x4
  • Sennheiser 902 (dynamic)
  • Sennheiser 904 (dynamic) x2
  • Shure Beta 52 (dynamic) x2
  • Shure Beta 58 (dynamic) x3
  • Shure SM57 (dynamic) x6
  • Shure Unidyne 545 (dynamic)
  • Stephen Sank RCA 44 (ribbon) x3
  • Beyer M260 Modified (ribbon) x2
  • Beyer M130 (ribbon)
  • Royer 122v (tube ribbon)

Microphone Preamps

  • Universal Audio 4110 (class a) x4
  • AP1 512C x4
  • Custom Telefunken V72 (tube) x2
  • Seventh Circle API-312 x4
  • Seventh Circle Neve 1073 x2
  • Seventh Circle Jensen J99
  • Seventh Circle Millennia
  • Chameleon Labs 7602 (1073 clone modified w/ vintage Neve transformers) x2
  • Ampex 601 x2 (tube)
  • Ampex 602 (tube)
  • UA 1108 (class a) x2
  • Red 47 (Abbey Road) x3
  • Neve V1 (console mic/line) x 32

Dynamics

  • API 525 FET compressor x2
  • DBX 161 VCA compressor (VU) x2
  • Electro Harmonics NY2A optical compressor (stereo)
  • Custom LA4A (hand built, stereo)
  • Custom Dual LA2A optical compressor (hand built, stereo)
  • Custom 33609 FET precision compressor/limiter (hand built, stereo)
  • Custom TG1 Zener compressor/limiter (hand built, stereo)
  • Custom REV F 1176 FET compressor (hand built)
  • Custom Rev A 1176 x2 FET compressor (hand built)
  • Custom SSL 4000 Stereo Bus VCA compressor (hand built)
  • Custom LA2A optical compressor (hand built)
  • Custom Vari Mu compressor (hand built, stereo)
  • Custom UA175 Vari Mu compressor (hand build) x2
  • Orban 516 de-esser
  • Drawner DS 201 gates x2
  • Transient Designer (envelope shaper)

Equalization

  • UREI 546 dual/fully parametric EQ
  • Langevin EQ-259-A passive high pass/low pass filter
  • API Avedis E27 discret 3 band EQ x2
  • API 550B discrete 4 band EQ x4
  • Custom Pultec EQP-1a passive tube EQ (hand built, stereo)
  • Custom Pultec EQP-1a3 passive solid state EQ (hand built, stereo)
  • Custom Pultec MEQ-5 passive tube EQ (hand built)
  • Chameleon Labs 7602 inductor based EQ x2 (1073 clone modified w/ vintage Neve transformers)
  • SSL 502 (5000 Series) broadcast console EQ x4
  • Mitsubishi Westrex Quad Eight EQ x2

Reverbs, Delays, Effects

  • Custom 6′x3′ plate reverb (Stereo)
  • Lexicon PCM80 multi-fx
  • T.C. Electronics M-One multi-fx x 2
  • T.C. Electronics D-Two delay/reverb
  • Yamaha E1010 analog delay
  • Univox EC80 tape delay
  • Univox EC100 tape delay
  • Minimoog/Arp 4600 low pass filter (balanced)
  • Roland SRV3030 reverb
  • Effectron 2 analog delay

Keys, Synthesizers, Drum Machines

  • Wurlitzer baby grand piano
  • Hammond M3 tube organ
  • Minimoog
  • Fender Rhodes
  • Juno 60
  • Dave Smith Prophet 08
  • ARP Axxe
  • Korg MS10
  • Korg Poly800 (Moog Slayer Mod)
  • Oberheim DX
  • Crumar Performer

Guitars

  • 1979 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar
  • Fender Telecaster semi-hollow electric guitar (custom)
  • 1971 Les Paul custom electric guitar
  • 1976 Les Paul Deluxe dlectric guitar
  • 1964 Gibson ES 125 semi-hollow electric guitar (custom)
  • 1964 Gibson Melody Maker electric guitar (custom)
  • 1973 Gretch Chet Atkins hollow electric guitar
  • Hammer Explorer electric guitar
  • 1990 Rickenbacker electric guitar
  • 2008 Rickenbacker 330 electric guitar
  • Martin 000X1 Stadium acoustic guitar
  • 1956 Gibson country western acoustic guitar
  • 1948 Gibson LG-1 acoustic guitar
  • Italia 12-String electric guitar
  • 1928 Wurlitzer mandolin
  • 1979 Fender Precision Bass
  • 1976 fender Precision Bass
  • Special 1970s Fender Telecaster Bass
  • 1976 Gibson Grabber Bass
  • 1981 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass
  • 1964 Fender Jazz Bass Custom Shop

Amps

  • 1959 Fender Bassman (custom)
  • 1968 Fender Bassman
  • 1964 Fender Showman
  • 1966 Fender Princeton
  • 1978 Marshall Super Lead
  • 1979 Marshall JMP 100
  • Mashall Blues Breaker (custom)
  • 1960s Lafayette (custom AC15)
  • Sound City Tour Series Sunn Sentura 2
  • Ampeg V9
  • Allen Sweet Spot
  • Orange OverDrive Reverb (custom)
  • Tweed Deluxe (custom)
  • Tweed Bassman (custom)
  • Class A Marshall Plexi (custom)
  • Twin Reverb 64 (custom)

Percussion

  • Gretsch Renown 9-ply Pure Rosewood house drum kit
  • Yamaha Stage Custom birch snare
  • 1958 Slingerland maple snare
  • Triangles, cow bell, shakers, tamborines, bells, etc.