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RECORDING EQUIPMENT

All Listed Equipment belongs to OwlCove. Please note that when recording at other locations, additional gear is also available.

CONSOLE:

Solid State Logic (SSL) Matrix2

 

MONITORING:

Mains:

Barefoot MicroMain 27

Alt 1: 

Yamaha NS-10M (Powered by Bryston Amplifier)

Alt 2: 

Avantone Active Mix Cubes

Headphones: 

ATH-50 Studio Mixing Headphones (4)

 

OUTBOARD EFFECTS PROCESSORS/PREAMPS:

Dynamics-Based Processing:

 
API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor
 
Chandler Limited RS124
 
DBX 160X Compressor Limiter (2)
 
DBX 160 VU Compressor Limiter
 
DBX 902 De Esser (2)
 
1176 “Blue Stripe” Compressor/Limiter (2) - With Active Stereo Link
Urei 1176 REV H "Silverface" (2)
 
Manley Vari-Mu Stereo Compressor
 
Valley People Dyna-Mite 430 (2)

EQ:

 
Neve 1073 with EQ (2 Channels)
Neve VR (Vintage, 2 Channels Racked)
Retro Instruments 2A3 Stereo Tube EQ
GML 8200 Parametric EQ
 
UREI 535 Stereo Graphic EQ with Alps Faders and Jim Williams Mod

 

Time-Based Effects:

 
Eventide H3000 SE Multi-Effects Processor
 
Lexicon 300 Reverb v. 3.5
 
MXR Auto Flanger (2)
 
Yamaha REV 7 Reverb with Jim Williams Mods (3)
 
Yamaha D 1500 Digital Delay (2)

Preamps/Other:

 
Neve 1073 Preamp+EQ (2 Channels in Neve rack)
Neve 8078 Preamps (5 Channels, from Fantasy Studios)
API 312 Preamps (2 Channels, racked by Tom Gruning)
 
Chandler Limited REDD.47 (2)
 
Chandler (B.K. Butler) Tube Driver Rack
 
Avalon U5 DI Box
 
Otari MTR 10-C Tape Machine (Audio Section rebuilt by Jim Williams)
 
Warm Audio TB12

MICROPHONES:

AKG 414EB Brass Capsule Stereo Pair
AKG 414EB Nylon Capsule
AKG 451EB
Coles 4038 Stereo Pair
Electro-Voice RE20
Sennheiser MD421 (Vintage) (4)
Fantasy Studios U24 (AKG Stereo C24 Electronics with Vintage U67 Capsules. Custom built by James Gangwer for Fantasy Studios)
Flaag Audio Telephone Microphone
RCA BK5A (Vintage, from James Gangwer’s Private Collection at Fantasy Studios)
Shure SM7B
Shure SM57
Shure SM58
Shure Beta 52
Telefunken C12 Custom Shop
Telefunken ELA M260 Custom Stereo Master Set
Telefunken M60 FET Stereo Pair
Telefunken Custom Shop M80
Telefunken M80WH
 
MMS Kicktone

 

COMPUTER/SOFTWARE SYSTEMS:

 
Apple MacPro (2014 6-core with 1TB Solid State Drive)
 
Apple iMac 27” (3.4 GHz i7 processor)
 
Avid HD Native Thunderbolt
 
(2) Avid HD IO 16×16 Analog (Total of 32 channels of AD/DA)
 
Pro Tools HD Ultimate
Superior Drummer 3
 
Melodyne
 
Slate “Everything” Bundle
 
iZotope RX Post Production Bundle 2
 
iZotope Music Production Bundle 2
 
Komplete 7 & 10
 
Waves Diamond Bundle
 
Waves 360 Audio/Ambisonics Bundle and NX Head Tracker
 
Waves Kramer TTT Bundle
 
Waves SSL 4000 Collection
 
Waves Vocal Rider
 
Transmit
 
Trigger Platinum II Drum Replacer
 
Toast Titanium
 
ChronoSync

A NOTE ON DATA PROTECTION: All computers and hard drives are both surge protected, and connected to a battery backup. In the event of a power outage, all computers and drives will continue running unaffected. The “Media Drive” on which all audio and session files are recorded is in fact two separate drives, configured as a Mirrored RAID set. This means that there is a constant backup being made on a separate drive of all of your files as they are recorded. After each session the files are then backed up onto the archive drive, which is then backed up for the fourth time via “Time Machine”. For an additional charge, cloud storage options are available.

OWLCOVE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING COPIES OF CLIENT FILES. UPON PROJECT COMPLETION, THE CLIENT MUST PROVIDE A HARD DRIVE TO WHICH OWLCOVE WILL TRANSFER ALL PROJECT FILES. OWLCOVE'S DRIVES ARE WIPED CLEAN OF COMPLETED PROJECTS MONTHLY TO ENSURE PEAK COMPUTER PERFORMANCE.

 

A NOTE ON CABLES: Cabling is one of the most important parts of a recording studio, as it carries all of our precious audio. That’s why at OwlCove, we only use the best cables that the industry has to offer. Our whole studio is hand-wired with Mogami 110Ohm Cables and gold-pinned Neutrik connectors to ensure peak clarity of your audio.

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