Category Archives: Equipment

Studio “A” Metrics

LIVE ROOM
• Surface: 560.8 sq ft / 52.1m2
• Length: 25’ 11” / 790cm
• Width: 21’ 8” / 660cm
• Height: 16’ 9” /510cm

ISO BOOTH 1
• Surface: 87.2 sq ft / 8.1m2
• Length: 7’ 7” / 230cm
• Width: 11’ 7” / 352cm
• Height: 9’ 10” / 300cm

ISO BOOTH 2
• Surface: 91.5 sq ft/ 8.5m2
• Length: 7’ 8” / 234cm
• Width: 11’ 11” / 364cm
• Height: 9’ 10” / 300cm

CONTROL ROOM
• Surface: 415.5 sq ft / 38.6m2
• Length: 20’ 12” / 640cm
• Width: 19’ 9” / 603cm
• Height: 9’ 8” / 299cm

MANLEY VOX BOX

  1. Equipment Type: Channel Strip
    2. Brand: Manley
    3. Model: Voxbox
    4. Series: (as the case may be)
    5. Location & Quantity: Studio A
    6: Main Tech Specs:
  • MANLEY transformers w/nickel laminations in mu-metal cases
  • 2 kOhm MIC INPUT Z w/High current 48V Phantom power built-in
  • Hi-Z (100K) Direct Instrument Input
  • LINE & INSERT INPUTS (balanced XLR & 1/4")
  • PREAMP & EQ outputs LO-Z (50 Ohms)
  • Transformer balanced XLR outputs
  • Transformerless unbalanced 1/4"outputs
  • STEREO LINK for Compressor & De-esser/Limiter
  • SIDE CHAIN MONITOR for De-Esser
  • THD + N (1KHz @ +20 dBu): 0.3%
  • Maximum output: +31dBu

7: Short Description: Channel Strip with Class A Microphone Preamplifier, Pultec-style Equalizer, Optical Compressor, De-esser/Limiter, and Switchable VU Meter
8: Who's Who: (legenta/poveste, cine l-a mai folosit, etc.)
9: Further Details: Full of features, timeless style, robust build quality, and that world-famous "Manley Sound".
10: Links: http://www.manley.com/products/view/mvbx

XLogic Superanalogue Channel Strip

  1. Equipment Type: Solid State Logic Super Analogue Channel Strip
    2. Brand: SSL
    3. Model: XLogic Superanalogue Channel
    4. Series: XLogic
    5. Location & Quantity: Studio A or B, as needed
    6: Main Tech Specs:

SuperAnalogue pre-amplifier with switched gain for easy reset

Twin-Curve Dynamics with selectable RMS or peak sensing

High and Low Pass Filters, with routing into the dynamics sidechain

G Series and E Series ˜Twin Curve™ EQ
7: Short Description: The Channel Strip from the XL 9000 K Console
8: Further Details: The SSL XLogic channel finally makes that world famous SSL sound and quality available to anyone who's ever dreamed about owning an SSL console. The XLogic Channel features the identical DC-coupled SuperAnalogue processing as the legendary million-dollar XL 9000 K Series console!

SONY C-800G

Short Description: Condenser Microphone

Technical Specifications:
  1. Equipment Type: Microphone
    2. Brand: Sony
    3. Model: C-800G
  2. Series: (as the case may be)
    5. Location & Quantity: Studio A or B , as needed, Quantity: 2
    6: Main Tech Specs:
  • Designed for the highest possible sound reproduction quality
  • Suitable for vocal recording in studios and film post production houses
  • High sensitivity of -33dB/Pa
  • Low noise and low distortion due to built-in cooling system
  • Large diaphragm capsule
  • Electronically selectable directivity, either omni- directional or cardioid
Further Details:

8: Who's Who that have used it: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Dr. Dre, Rihanna, Eminem, R, Kelly, etc.

10: Links: https://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-audio/cat-wiredmics/product-C800GPAC/

Empirical-Labs Compressors / Distressors

  1. Equipment Type: Compressor
    2. Brand: Empirical Labs
    3. Model: EL8
    4. Series: Distressor
    5. .Location & Quantity: Studio A,
  2. Quantity: 2

6: Main Tech Specs:

  • Freq. response is 2 Hz to 160 kHz in clean audio mode (+0, -3 dB). Response is shaped in distortion modes (Dist 2, Dist 3).
  • Dynamic range 110 dB from max. output to min. output in 1:1 mode. Greater than 100 dB signal to noise in distort 3 mode.
  • Distortion ranges between .02% and 20% depending on distortion mode and release times set on front panel.
  • DC coupled output - High quality input caps.
  • Input impedance is 20K Ohms, Output impedance is < 75 ohms
  • Time constants - Attack range 50uS - 50mS. Release range .05 sec to 3.5 seconds, normal modes and up to 20 seconds in 10:1 opto mode. Time constants are dependant on ratio.

Further Details.

8: Who's Who Use It: With over 22,000 units in the field, it’s safe to say that the Distressor is one of the best selling high end compressors of all time….if not THE best selling.
9: Uniqueness: The Empirical Labs Distressor is a unique analog compressor that allows the user to add 2nd or 3rd order harmonic distortion to the signal, emulating tape saturation and the classic tube compressor sound of the '60's and '70's. The Distressor also offers advanced sidechain EQ, eight unique curves and Empirical Labs' exclusive "Binary Stepped Interface" providing hundreds of options with just a few control settings.
10: Links: http://www.empiricallabs.com/distressor.html