Rode K2 (2 ea)
Neuman KM-104 Stereo Pair
Rode NT-5 Stereo Pair
C-414 XLII Stereo Pair
Rode NT2-A (2 ea)
Rode NTG-2 Shotgun
EV RE20 (2 ea)
Sennheiser e-604 (3 ea)
SM 57 (2 ea)
SM 58 (2 ea)
Audix i5 (2 ea)
The microphone is the most intimate connection to the performer. It captures the color, texture, and emotion of a performance.
A Pre-amp can be crystal clear, add punch, create grit, or even “soften” the sound. A touch of compression can be added as well.
“Sublime, clean, and neutral sound”
“on the flattering side of neutral, and might best be described as solid and subjectively transparent, with no harsh edges”
“‘punchy’, with a strong mid-range presence, and is very popular among those recording rock music, especially on drums and electric guitars.”
“Whether in solid-state or tube mode, the sound of the hybrid preamps is rich and characterful, in a pleasingly musical way, but what makes this preamp particularly useful is the ability to blend the tube and solid-state sounds to taste.”
AVID HD I/O
32+ Inputs/32+ Outputs
The Audio Interface is all about conversion. The analog signal is converted to digital, and the digital signal is converted to audio.
The Engineer needs to be able to hear the performance, either in Mono, Stereo, or Surround. The accuracy of the monitoring directly affects the perception of the recording during tracking, mixing, and mastering.
Trinnov D-Mon 12 Optimizer
Left, Center, Right
Rear Left, Rear Right
Monitors produce the sound. Accuracy of sound helps ensure that the mix translates well to the “real world”. For the engineer the monitors are the intimate connection to the ears, similar to how a microphone is the connection to the performer.
The headphone monitor system is how the performer will understand her own performance.
Headphone Monitor System
Personal Monitoring System
DAW – Digital Audio Workstation
Pro Tools Ultimate HDX with an AVID S3 control surface.
The DAW is the engineers tool to create the recording. For the engineer it is the artists palatte. There is no “perfect” palatte, except the one the engineer is comfortable and effective using.
Instruments to be used by performers.