Gear List


(16) Studer 962 preamps with EQ (impeccable sound, vintage 1976)

(2) Great River MP 500 NV

(4) Focusrite Quad Mic Preamps

(1) Warm Audio WA12 50 MKII Discrete Mic Preamp

(2) DBX 580 Mic Preamps

(12) Trident FlexiMix Preamps with EQ (vibey sound, vintage 1975)

AD / DA Converters:

Universal Audio Apollo 16

Computer / DAW:

Mac Mini

ProTools with UA, SoundToys & assorted plugins

Or... bring your own laptop and plug directly into the Apollo converter (firewire connection)

Monitoring / Summing:

Chandler Limited 16 channel mini-rack mixer (classic, ultra wide, big sound)

Additional Mixers: (not in signal path, but can be patched-in for flexibility)

Soundcraft Ghost (Modified in Memphis) 32 channel, 8 buss mixer

Soundcraft Spirit 16/32 channel, 8 buss mixer

Control Room Monitors:

(2) Focal Twin 6 Be with switchable Focal CMS subwoofer

(2) Yamaha NS10

(2) Custom 3-way overhead monitors (soffited)

Live Room Monitors:

(2) Urei 813 (soffited)

Studio B Monitors:

(2) Yamaha NS A525

(2) Event 20/20

Tape Machines:

Otari MX 80 24 track 2” tape recorder with remote transport (biased for 2" ATR tape)

Ampex MM1200

Acoustic Echo  / Ambience:

Custom built 72" steel plate reverb (encased)

Live Room Tuning:

Our live room is considered by many engineers to be one of San Diego's most naturally versatile and "even" sounding rooms. Additionally, we have gobos, blankets & rugs, as well as a large bass trap for fine tuning the room to your needs. 

Outboard Gear: 

Focusrite Quad Mic Pre

(2) Great River MP 500 NV

(2) DBX 580 Mic Preamps

(2) Lindell Audio 7X 500 Compressors

Warm Audio WA12 50 MKII Discrete Mic Pre

DBX 530 Parametric EQ

IGS S Type Buss Compressor

FET Analog 500

Shadow Hills Mono Gama MA 5

(2) Rupert Neve 542 Tape Emulators

Manley Electro-Optical Levelling Amplifier

Audio Electra SCI Stereo Compressor

Chameleon Labs 7802 Opto Tube Compressor

SPL Transient Designer Dynamics Effects Processor

Eventide HD3000 – D/SE

DBX 510 Subharmonic Synth

Little Labs VOG Analog Bass Resonance Tool

Roland SDE 1000 Digital Delay

Lexicon PrimeTime DD

Yamaha SPX 90

Yamaha SPX 90 III

Delta Lab Effectron JR 1050

Alesis MidiVerb II 16 bit Digital Effects Processor

DBX 3BX III 3 band Dynamic Range Expander

DBX 162 Stereo Compressor

Guitar Amps:

Fender Twin Reverb ’68 Reissue (85W, 2x12 Celestion)

Vox AC 15C1

Vintage Fender Bassman 60

Mesa Boogie MKII (1982)

Line 6 Flextone Duo (2x12 Celestion)

Bass Amps:

Ampeg SVT-AV 1998 Anniversary Model

Ampeg SVT 8x10 cabinet Anniversary Model

Ampeg PF50T

Ampeg BXT 1x15 cabinet

Ampeg SVT 4x10 Cabinet

Ashdown MAG 200

Keyboard Amp:



Signia (UK) Maple Kit


Chickering Quarter Grand Scale 12 acoustic piano

Boston upright acoustic piano

Alesis Quadra Synth

Korg SV1 electric stage piano

Fender Rhodes 88

Radium M-Audio 61 - Midi controller


(3) AKG 414 EB

(2) AKG C414 B-ULS

(2) AKG 452 EB

AKG C1000S

AKG D770

ASM MK–319

ASM MK–219

Beyer Dynamic 201


Cathedral Pipes St. Jean Baptiste Vintage FET

Crate CM 100L

EV N/D 257A

(4) EV RE20

(3) EV RE10

EV 666

(2) Michael Joly 384

Michael Joly Ribbon

(2) Michael Joly small diaphragm condensers

(2) MXL 2001

(2) Nady RSM -4

(2) Nady RSM -5

Nady TCM 1050

Neumann U87

(2) Neumann KMI 84 (matched)

Neumann KMI 86

(2) Sennheiser MD 421

Sennheiser 602

Shure Beta 52A

(2) Shure 545 SD

(2) Shure SM58

(5) Shure SM57

Shure SM7

Shure SM 56

Shure SM53

Shure Bullet

(2) Shure KSM 141

(2) Sony AD38/ECM-50PS

Stellar CM -6


Echoplex, 20+ Vintage and modern Atlas Mic stands, vintage rhythm machine, Roland TR-8, Korg Monologue, effects pedals, extensive inventory of electric and acoustic guitars, basses, cello, viola , mandolin (all available on a case by case basis).