spacelab   recording studio
    durham, nc usa

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gear list

spacelab has everything you need to get your sound to tape. we're constantly upgrading and adding new gear. if there's anything not on the list you think you need let us know and we might be able to track it down.

recorders
  • intel core quad based daw
    • 2ch mytek stereo96 adc
    • 2ch mytek stereo96 dac
    • 8ch Apogee Rosetta 800 192khz ADC/DAC
    • 16ch Lynx Aurora 192khz ADC/DAC
    • 2x Lynx AES16 16 channel I/O interface
    • reaper recording software (currently preferred)
    • cubase 4 recording software (also a good choice)
    • protools le m-powered with m-audio firewire solo (for compatibility with other studios/not preferred)
    • virtually unlimited tracks
  • mackie control universal pro control surface
  • tascam tsr 8 1/2" 8 track analog tape recorder
  • tape deck and daw can be synched together by striping one track of tape deck with timecode. offers best of anlalog and digital domains.
mixer/mic preamps:
  • 2ch great river mp-2nv (similar to neve)
  • 4ch sytek mpx-4a (2 ch with burr brown mod)
  • 2ch fmr audio rnp (really nice preamp)
  • 6ch b&b audio protype mic preamps
  • 1ch electro-harmonix 12ay7
  • 16ch mackie 1604vlz mixer (used primarily for monitoring at this point)
microphones
  • 2 royer 121 ribbon
  • 2 mxl 2001/mojave tube mod
  • 1 mxl 603/mojave tue mod
  • 2 avenson audio stapes sto-2 microphones (matched pair)
  • 1 akg 4047
  • 1 akg 4033
  • 2 beyer m88
  • 2 beyer m69
  • 1 shure SM7
  • 1 shure SM7b
  • 2 sennheiser 441
  • 2 sennheiser 421
  • 1 sennheiser 421mkII
  • 1 sennheiser e602
  • 2 octava mk-012
  • 2 akg c451eb each with ck1 and ck5 capsules
  • 1 beyer m260 w/Stephen Sank RCA 77 ribbon mod
  • 1 beyer m260 (ribbon)
  • 3 shure sm57
  • 1 shure SM58
  • 1 ev 635A
  • 1 crown CM700
  • 1 cad 95
  • 1 akg c535 eb
compressors / eq
  • 2 dbx 160a
  • 1 electro-harmonix ny2a optical compressor (two channel)
  • 1 orban 414a compressor (two channel)
  • 1 cvs volumax limiter
  • 1 marti cla-40h compressor/limiter
  • 1 altec 1591a compressor
  • 3 fmr rnc
  • 2 speck asc-t parametric eq
  • 3 dbx 242 parametric eq
  • 1 ashly sc-66a (two channel)
  • various DAW plugins
reverb / effects
  • vintage orban 111b spring reverb
  • lots of daw plugins
guitar/bass amps
  • 1 ampeg reverberocket 2 (vintage '60s)
  • 1 fender deluxe reverb '65 reissue
  • 1 fender vibrochamp (vintage silverface)
  • 1 fender bassman 10 (late 70s silver face) (owned by picasso trigger!)
  • 1 vintage 60s sunn 200s tube bass head
  • 1 gallien krueger 800rb bass head
  • 2 12" guitar cabinets loaded with weber blue and vintage 60s marsland
  • 1 ampeg b115e 15" bass cabinet
  • 1 ampeg svt-410eh 4x10" bass cabinet
  • 1 4x10" guitar/bass cabinet

all tube amps have been refurbished and serviced by chris in some form or another and sound excellent.

instruments
  • 1 gibson les paul studio guitar
  • 1 guild dearmond starfire guitar (semihollow)
  • 1 g&l asat special guitar
  • 1 g&l tribute legacy guitar
  • 1 g&l jb-2 bass
  • 1 very nice sounding peavey electric bass
  • 1 vintage 60s gibson acoustic guitar (unknown model/year)
  • 1 yamaha fg-340ii acoustic guitar
  • 1 seagull artist series mosaic
  • 1 very nice sounding fender acoustic guitar
  • 1 melodica
  • 1 mountain dulcimer
  • 1 metric ton of guitar pedals
  • boss dr-660 drum machine
plugins & virtual instruments
  • 2 Universal Audio UAD-1 powered plugin dsp cards
  • most plugins for uad-1
  • native instruments pro-53 (prophet 5 synthesizer)
  • native instrments b-4 (hammond b-3 organ)
  • native instruments elektrik piano (rhodes,wurlitzer,etc...)
  • native instruments akoustic piano
  • everything else in native instruments komplete 4 bundle
  • drummer from hell
  • gary garritan personal orchestra (full orchestra, meticulously sampled)
  • many other plugins from tritone digital, soundhack, and more
  • other misc synths