Equipment & Studio Design

Our floating studio was designed by acoustician Alan Fierstein and professionally built by acoustic carpenter Chris Harmaty of Audiostructures. The studio’s four walls and ceiling (each composed of three layers of 5/8-inch sheetrock with Rockwool in between) are all supported on a 3/4-inch heavy plywood floating floor, which sits on heavy neoprene pads. The walls, ceiling and floor do not touch the building.

 

Microphones

2-Neumann U87’s
2- Neumann TLM103s
1-EV RE 27N/D, 2-RE 16’s, many RE 50’s
other microphones by AKG, Audio Technica, Sennheiser and Shure  available upon request.
We can rent specific microphones and other equipment as needed.

Communications

2- Telos Classic Zephyrs ISDN Codecs each with its own ISDN line
3- Telos One telephone hybrids
1- Prospect Electronics IFB 10M Custom IFB Units for Producer and Engineer to communicate with Host (Presenter) only, or with everyone in the studio, or with any of eight remotes (outside locations).
Skype audio and video
ipDTL VoIP connection using only the Chrome browser and any modern Mac or PC. No other hardware required.

ProTools Workstation

ProTools running on a Mac mini with a 2.6 Ghz Intel Quad-core processor, OS X Maverick 10.9 with 16 GB of RAM.
1-MOTU 828mk3 Hybrid an 8 channel audio interface
1-Presonus Fader Port control surface

1-Glyph 2 TB external drive
1-Glyph 3 TB backup drive
750 GB of additional Firewire drives
Optical disk burner for CD, CD-R, DVD-R and Blue-Ray Disks.
High speed internet connection for internet file delivery

Other DAW & Restoration Software

Reaper 4.76
iZotope RX-3 audio restoration suite
WAVES Platinum Bundle plug-ins
Toast Platinum
disk burning software

Consoles & Signal Processing

1-Mackie 1604 VLZ3, 1-Mackie 1402 VLZ PRO
1-Mackie 1402 VLZ, 1-Mackie 1202 VLZ PRO
1-Mackie 1642 VLZ PRO
1-DBX 1066 Compressor
4-DBX 166A Limiters
1- Drawmer De-esser

Monitors

2-Genelec 1031A 2-way powered monitor speakers
2-Genelec 1030A 2-way powered monitor speakers
2-Fostex 6301B monitors
Sony MDR-7506 headphones
Sennheiser HD-280-Pro headphones

Digital SD, CD, MD, Cassette & Reel-To-Reel Machines

1- Tascam DR 680MK II Digital Recorder
1-Tascam CDRW 2000 CD Recorder
2-HHB 830 Plus CD Burners
2-Marantz PMD 331 CD Players
1-Denon DN-C680 CD Player
1-Tascam MD 301 MKII Mini Disc Recorder/Player
1-Nakamichi CR 7A Cassette Deck
1-Nakamichi DR3 Cassette Deck
1-Otari MX-5050 BII Reel-to-Reel Recorder/Player
1-Sony R700 DAT Recorder/Player with confidence head

Clocks & Timers

ESE Interval timer – with remote in studio display (NEW!)
Radiolabs Master/Slave digital clock system

Duplicators

Disc Robotics Hawk CD-5-PCI CD duplicator. Five-CD 52x automated CD duplicator system with Primera Signature Pro 2400 dpi inkjet color printer – prints labels directly on CDs.
1-Kaba high-speed cassette duplication system: 1 cassette master + 4 slaves, 1X or 2X on C60’s, C90’s or C120’s.

Legacy Equipment

1-Technics SL-1200 MKII turntable with AKG cartridge, ART phono pre-amp.
Webcor Wire Recorder (it still works!)

Full Graphic Design Facility

Adobe Photoshop CS5
QuarkXPress 8
In-house photo quality printing of CD labels (directly on disc or on paper labels),booklets and traycards.