Studio Gear

Abandon hope all ye who collect gear.

I'm pretty sure I don't need any more equipment. For awhile.

Where do I start? On hand at Foundry 85 Classic Recording Studio is the culmination of 40 years of A.G.A.S. (Acute Gear Acquisition Syndrome). We have many rooms full of old and semi-old recording gear and instruments which may never again see the light of day. Here's an incomplete list of the main stuff.

Consoles

  • Mitsubishi Westar 36 input: tracking/monitoring/analog mixing & summing
  • Midas PR04 16 input: tracking/analog summing
  • Tascam M3500 32 input 8 bus: studio B tracking/monitoring/analog mixing & summing
  • SoundTracs Solo 16 input: remote tracking

Additional Mic Preamps

Between the Westar and the Midas console we have 52 excellent mic preamps, comparable in my view to some of the most desireable outboard pres available. We also have a few channels of outboard mic pres. If that's not enough, we're also happy to bring in additional ouboard preamps at the client's request and expense.

  • dbx 586 two channel tube mic pre
  • Focusrite Platinum Trak Master: class A w/ optical compressor & EQ

Monitors

  • Urei 813 /Crown DC300: main far field
  • Yorkville YSM1p: active near field
  • Sony SA-WM40: active subwoofer
  • JBL Control 1: bookshelf reference
  • Pyle PCB4BK: small full-range cubes for TV reference (like Auratones)
  • Behringer DCX2496 Ultradrive: speaker management
  • Yorkville YSM1 and PSB 30: Studio B passice near fields

Condenser Microphones

  • AKG C414 B-ULS
  • AKG C535EB
  • AKG C418 PP (3)
  • AKG C419 PP
  • AudioTechnica 4033
  • Audio Technica ATM11 (2)
  • CAD E-300
  • CAD Equitek II
  • Crown PZM (2)
  • MXL 991 (3)
  • Nakamichi CM300 (2)
  • Shure SM81

Modified Condenser Microphones

These condenser mics have all been modified (to some degree) with circuit revisions, boutique capsules & components etc.

  • Apex 460 (K-12 capsule, 6072 tube, modified amp circuit)
  • Apex 480 (2) (K-47 capsules)
  • Apex 430 (K-12 capsule)
  • MXL 990 (4) (K-67 capsules, modified amp circuits)
  • Realistic/Crown PZM (2) (18v power supply for higher gain, lower noise)

Dynamic Microphones

  • AKG D12E
  • Audio Technica Pro25
  • Audio Technica ATM63
  • Audio Technica ATM41a
  • Austin ribbon mic (I built this one myself!)
  • Electro-Voice RE10
  • Electro-Voice 635A
  • Sennheiser MD421
  • Shure SM58 (3)
  • Shure SM57 (4)
  • Shure 545 (2)
  • Shure CR80D (same cartridge as Green Bullet) ~ blues harp
  • Shure CR 41 (the original Green Bullet) ~ blues harp

Analog Recorders

  • Studer A-80 2" 24 track multitrack
  • MCI JH-16 multitrack recorder with headstacks for 2" 16 & 24 track, 1" 8 track
  • MCI JH-110 1/4" half-track master recorder
  • Ampex ATR700 1/4" Half-track master recorder
  • Technics RS 1700 1/4" half-track/quarter-track stereo recorder

Outboard Processing

  • dbx 566 dual tube compressor
  • Orban 418a stereo limiter
  • dbx 266XL dual compressor
  • Alesis 3630 dual compressor
  • Lexicon MPX100 reverb/fx
  • Lexicon PCM90 reverb/fx (2) (part of the Lexicon Studio Core32 interface)
  • Alesis MIDIverb III reverb/fx
  • BBE Sonic Maximizer

Computers, Software & Interface

  • Custom Mac Intel i7 4gHz / Yosemite:
  • MOTU PCIe 424, MOTU 2408 (3), MOTU 24 I/O
  • Pro Tools 12, Digital Performer 7, Logic Pro 9
  • Intel i7/ Windows 7:
  • Tascam FW 1802
  • Sonar Platinum Producer, Pro tools 10 & 12, WaveLab

Cue System

  • Crown DC 150 amps & headphone buffer/splitters
  • Paia 9206K 6ch. headphone amp
  • dbi Pro-705 headphones by German Maestro
  • Fostex T20 headphones
  • Various other cue and reference headphones

Keyboard Instruments

  • Hammond B3 Organ with Leslie 122 cabinet (several differnt Hammond consoles and Leslie cabs to choose from)
  • Fender Rhodes Stage 73 electric piano
  • Wurlitzer 200A electric piano
  • August Forster 6' grand piano
  • Various Accordions
  • Yamaha P90 digital piano
  • several other odd & vintage keyboards (if your imagination leads you outside of the box)
  • we also have a collection of funky old MIDI tone generators, samplers and controllers

Guitars & Amps

  • Stratocaster (Fender tribute)
  • Fender Telecaster (MIM)
  • Les Paul Studio (Epiphone)
  • Harmony Stratotone Jupiter H49 1962 (original vintage)
  • Wasburn J6 jazz-box
  • D-45 dreadnought acoustic (Martin tribute)
  • Supro Jet Airliner (1960?) 6 string lap steel guitar
  • Traynor YVC40 50w all-tube guitar amp
  • Traynor DG30D 30w SS Guitar amp
  • Pepco/Riviera vintage tube amp head

Basses & Amps

  • Fender Jazz, diMarzio pickups
  • Squier Precision, quarter pounder pickup
  • Cort 5 string, PJ, active EQ
  • SWR LA15 bass amp
  • Traynor TC120 bass amp
  • Galien-Krueger BL250 bass amp head

Drums

Always on hand are a selection of Rick Baker's personal collection of excellent hardware, cymbals and custom hand-built fibreglass and carbon fibre shells.

Other Odd

Violin, Viola, Trumpet