The Creative Tools…

This list is probably out-of-date already; new ‘toys’ are added frequently in a process of continual reinvestment.

Recording Platforms

PRO TOOLS HD3 Accel with iZ ADA Nyquist Converters, Apple Mac Pro
SATURN RESEARCH 824, two inch 24 Track with auto-locate, 30/15 ips, Dolby SR
HILL 8400 Concept Series 32:16:16:2 Desk
(12 Aux sends + 4 band eq on inputs, 3 band on monitors, 48 inputs with eq on remix, audiophile spec)
Apple Logic Studio
Alesis HD24XR

Monitoring

TECHNICS SB 7000 main monitors
GENELEC Triamp S30 midfields
AURATONE 5C nearfields
BEYER DT 100, DT150 headphones

Microphones

AKG C414 ULS, C414 EB, Solid Tube, D224E, D112
AUDIO TECHNICA AE2500 dual capsule (the ultimate kick drum mic)
BEYER M201 (5 off), M88, M260 ribbon
BLUE Dragonfly (2 off) (superb drum overheads)
CROWN PZM (2 off) (ambient mics)
ELECTROVOICE RE20, RE320
JOEMEEK TB147 (2 off) tube multi-pattern, JM47, JM478
JOSEPHSON e22s (the ultimate snare mic)
MICROTECH GEFELL UM70S (2 off)
NEUMANN TLM103 (3 off)
PELUSO P12
OKTAVA MK219 (2 off)
ROYER R121 matched pair
SENNHEISER MKH30 (2 off), MKH40, MKH406 (2 off), MD441

Hardware Dynamics & EQ

APHEX 612 Expander/Gate (2 off), 661 Tubessence Expressor (2 off), 320 Compellor
FOCUSRITE Red 3 stereo compressor
UNIVERSAL AUDIO 2-1176 dual limiting amplifier
JOEMEEK SC2 and SC4 optical stereo compressors (digital i/o on the SC4)
TFPro ‘Edward The Compressor’, and P38 optical stereo compressors
T L AUDIO C2021 valve stereo compressor, O2031 valve overdrive, EQ2011 valve EQ
BEHRINGER Composer, Multiband De-Noiser, Tube Ultrafex, Tube Composer, Magician Tube Interface
BSS DPR402 compressor/de-ess, DPR502 midi noise gate, DPR901 mk II dynamic eq
DRAWMER MX50 dual de-esser, Three Sum multiband interface (2 off)
ADR E500RS band selective processor
ADR 760 Compex, SCAMP RACKS containing various modules
Custom parametric eq, custom vocal enhancer

Hardware Effects

TC ELECTRONIC M5000, M3000, Fireworx, M One, D Two, Intonator (vocal pitch correction)
AKG ADR68K multi fx
LEXICON 200, PCM 81, PCM 91 reverb/fx
KLARK TEKNIK DN780 reverb, DN34 analogue delay/fx
EVENTIDE H3000B/SE Ultraharmoniser
SONY DPS-D7, -M7, -F7, -R7 multi fx
ALESIS Midiverb 2
YAMAHA D1500 delay
MXR Pitch Transposer
BELLARI Tube Sonic Exciter
SPL Tube Vitalizer, Qure, Charisma, Transient Designer 4, De-Esser

Digital Mastering Hardware

TC ELECTRONIC Finaliser Plus and M5000 MD2 multiband processing
TL AUDIO PP10 mastering processor
DRAWMER DC2476 multiband mastering processor
WAVES L2 peak limiter, hardware version
CEDAR DCX CRX DHX declicker, decrackler, denoiser
DIGIDESIGN ProMaster 20/Sound Designer II/Masterlist CD stereo editing & CD burning

Digital Plugins

2C AUDIO Aether, B2 (reverbs)
BRAINWORX BX Control V2, BX Dyneq V2, BX Refinement, BX Saturator V2, BX Stereomaker, BX XL V2
CELEMONY Melodyne Editor 2 (pitch correction)
EASTWEST Quantum Leap Complete Composer’s Collection (orchestral, ethnic, drum and instrument samples)
ELYSIA, Alpha, Mpressor, Museq
EVENTIDE Anthology II bundle (including H3000 Harmoniser)
EXPONENTIAL AUDIO Phoenixverb, R2
FLUX Full Pack 2.1, Ircam Spat, Ircam Verb, Verb Session
FOCUSRITE D2, D3
HOFA IQ-EQ, IQ-Reverb
IK MULTIMEDIA Amplitube 3 (guitar and bass amp models)
IZOTOPE RX3 Advanced (restoration suite), Alloy 2, Trash 2, IRIS (sound design), Insight (analysis)
JOE MEEK Compressor, Meequalizer
LEXICON PCM Total Native (reverb and classic effects bundle)
KUSH Clariphonic, Pusher, UBK-1
NOVALTECH Character, Vocal Enhancer
NUGEN Stereopack 2
ProAudioDSP DSM V2
PSP 608, EasyVerb, NobleQ
SLATE DIGITAL VBC, VCC, VTM, FGX, Trigger 2 Platinum (drum replacement)
SOFTUBE Spring Reverb, Tube Delay
SONNOX Elite Native bundle, Fraunhofer Pro-Codec (MP3/AAC coding)
SPL Passeq,Transient Designer, Vitalizer Mk2-T
TC ELECTRONIC Non-lin, VSS3 (reverbs)
URS Saturation, Phat C
VERTIGO VSC-2
WAVE ARTS Master Restoration Suite
WAVES Mercury Native bundle (400+ plugins)
WAVES SSL bundle
WAVES Vocal Tune bundle

Additional Formats Available For Transfers

Analogue Tape

SOUNDCRAFT 762 Mk 3, two inch 16 Track with remote, 30/15 ips, Dolby SR
FOSTEX G24S, one inch 24 track, Dolby S
FOSTEX E16, half inch 16 track, Dolby C
TASCAM TSR-8, half inch 8 track, DBX
FOSTEX E22, half inch stereo (with centre timecode track)
OTARI MTR 10 quarter inch, half track stereo, 30/15/7.5 ips (Dolby A, Dolby SR, DBX type 1)
TECHNICS 1500 quarter inch, half track and quarter track stereo, 15/7.5/3.75 ips (DBX type 1 or 2)
AKAI GX630DB quarter inch, quarter track stereo, 7.5/3.75 ips, Dolby B
TASCAM 122 mk III cassette deck

Digital Tape & Disc

ALESIS HD24XR, 24 track hard disc (12 tracks at 96kHz)
ALESIS ADAT M20 SVHS cassette
SONY PCM 2700A DAT (no SCMS, error status monitor)
SONY F1 Beta (pre-DAT digital stereo for archive tapes)
Sony CDP 2700 CD player with vari-speed
AUDIO DESIGN/MICROMEGA CD recorder/player

Instruments and Amps

ALESIS QUADRASYNTH plus piano
KORG WAVESTATION SR synth
RHODES VK1000 drawbar organ
ROLAND JX3P synth – analogue sounds, R8 drum machine with extra sound cards

ASHDOWN Evo II Bass Magnifier
MARSHALL speaker simulator/amp dummy load
MESA BOOGIE Rectifier 4×12 V30 guitar speaker cab
PEAVEY valve guitar combo
YAMAHA guitar combo

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