Studio A

Studio A is designed around cutting edge technology as well as modern music production techniques and is home to world class engineer, Erik Reichers. Studio A has a wide variety of equipment from boutique manufacturers including, AMS Neve, Solid State Logic, API, Rupert Neve, Manley Labs, Inward Connections, Shadow Hills Industries, Empirical Labs, Tonelux, Retro Instruments, and many more. For a complete equipment list please see below.

From 2014-2016 Studio A was home to grammy award winning mix engineer Dave Pensado. In 2015 Dave requested that Erik design his current mix room at Fab Factory based on the sonic excellence of both Echo Bar Studios A and B.

Gear List

Recording Format

Digital: Pro Tools HD Version 12.6
Converters: Lynx Aurora AD/DA 24 inputs, 24 outputs
Computer: Mac Pro 3.7 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon E5 w/ 16 GB RAM

Monitors

Dynaudio Acoustics AIR 25 x 2 with AIR Base 24 subs x 2
Focal Duo 6 x 2 with Sub 6 subwoofer

Dynamics

1 x Shadow Hills Industries Mastering Compressor
1 x Retro Instruments 176 Limiting Amplifier
1 x Joe Meek SC2.2 Stereo Optical Compressor
1 x Valley People Dyna-Mite
1 x Overstayer Stereo FET Compressor
2 x SPL Transient Designer
2 x Inward Connections The Brute
2 x Efx ECM 519 Compressor

Equilizers

Stereo Manley Pultec
Empirical Labs Lil Freq
2 x Great River Harrison 32 EQ
2 x Speck Audio ASC-V x 2
2 x SSL 611
2 x Tonelux EQP 5
2 x Inward Connections Nitro EQ
2 x Rupert Neve 551

Pre Amps

2 x AMS Neve 1073LB
2 x Daking 500
2 x Tonelux MPA 500
2 x CAPI VP26
2 x Inward Connections Magnum
2 x Rupert Neve 511
2 x AEA RPQ
2 x JDK V10
2 x Crane Song Syren
6 x Shadow Hills Industries Gamma mic pre

Studio Mic List

Large Diaphragm Condenser

3 x Lewitt LCT 640 multi-pattern
3 x Lewitt LCT 540 fixed pattern
3 x Lewitt LCT 550 noiseless

Medium Diaphragm Condensers

4 x Lewitt LCT 240
1 x Groove Tubes GT 1

Small Diaphragm Condensers

4 x Lewitt LCT 340 (Omni and Cardioid capsules)
1 x Lewitt LCT 140
2 x Blue Hummingbird

Dynamic Microphones

6 x Shure SM57
1 x Shure SM7b
3 x Lewitt DTP 340
2 x Lewitt REX 340
3 x Lewitt MTP 540
3 x Lewitt MTP 440
1 x Shure E55

Dual Capsule Microphones

4 x Lewitt Rex 640 (these have a dynamic capsule as well as a condenser capsule)

Tube Microphones

1 x Lewitt LCT 940
1 x Lewitt LCT 840
1 x Avantone CV12

Ribbon Microphones

1 x Royer 121

Guitars

Martin D16
1969 Fender strat
1962 Fender Jaguar
Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor
1959 Gretsch Acoustic
Gibson ES 135 no F holes
Gibson Les Paul jr. Special
Fender Telecaster
Rickenbacker 360
Danelectro Pro

Basses

Rickenbacker 4003
Fender Jazz Bass
Fender P Bass
Gibson Thunderbird
Two Custom Basses
(All Basses are 4 strings)

Amplifiers

Bogner Ecstacy 101b w/ matching 4 x 12 all birch cabinet
Orange Tiny Terror
THD Univalve
Epiphone 15 Watt
Pignose
Mesaboogie Mk 3
Marshall 4×10 Cabinet
Randall 1 x 12 Celestion Iso Cabinet

Drums

Gretsch LTD Kit

22 kick
Toms 10,12,14,16

Yamaha Maple Custom Kit

20 Kick
Toms 10,12,14

Snares

6×14 Spaun
6×14 Ludwig Acrolite Snare
6×14 Gretsch LTD Maple Snare
6×14 70’s Gretsch Maple Snare
7×13 Orange County Maple Snare
5 1/2×14 Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Snare
5 1/2×14 Yamaha Maple Custom Snare
3 1/2×13 Pearl piccolo Snare
5×14 Rogers steel Snare
5×14 Pearl Chad Smith Blue Steel Snare

Cymbals

20 Zildjian K Ride
21 Zildjian Rock Ride
18 Zildjian A Custom Crash
19 Zildjian A Custom Crash
16 Zildjian Medium Thin Crash
16 Sabian HHX Evolution Crash
17 Paiste Signature Crash
12 Paiste Signature Splash
12 Pasite 2002 Splash
10 Zildjian Splash
8 Zildjian Splash
14 Zildjian Hats (Too old to see model)

Software Inst

Native Instruments: Komplete 10 Ultimate

Waves: Electric 88 Piano

Plug-ins

Acoustica

Diamond

Fabfilter

Pro R
Pro Q 2
Pro C 2

Massey

DRT

McDsp

Filterbank
Futzbox

Slate Digital

VTM
Trigger 2

Sound Toys Version 5

 

Plugins-cont.

Waves Diamond Bundle

Additional Waves Plugins
-Abbey Road Reverb Plates
-Abbey Road Vinyl
-API 2500
-C6 Multiband Compressor
-CLA Classics
-dBx 160 Compressor/Limiter
-EMI TG12345 Channel Strip
-In Phase
-IR1 Convolution Reverb
-J37 Tape
-JJP Analog Legends
-ReeL ADT
-Scheps 73
-SSL 4000 Collection
-Tape, Tubes and Transistors