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Rack Equipment

Short Description # 1: Virtual Analogue Synth Module.

Brief Tech ID:

1. Equipment Type: Synthesizer Module
2. Brand: Access
3. Model: Virus Rack
4. Series: (as the case may be)
5. Location & Quantity: Studio C

6: Main Tech Specs:

VOICING

  • Polyphony: 16 notes.
    • Multitimbrality: 16 parts.
    • Oscillators per Voice: Two (plus one sub-oscillator).
    • Analogue-style waveforms: Sawtooth, variable pulse, sine, and triangle.
    • Spectral waveforms: 62.
    • Number of filters per voice: Two.
    • Filter modes: Low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-reject.
    • Maximum filter cutoff slope: 36dB per octave.
    • Number of LFOs per voice: Three.
    • Envelopes per voice: Two.
    • Number of arpeggiators: One per part.
    • Part effects: one chorus and one 'boost' per part.
    • Master effect: Delay/reverb.

MEMORIES

  • Number of ROM Programs: 256.
    • Number of RAM memories: 256.
    • Number of Multis: 128.

I/O

  • Number of inputs: Three.
    • Number of outputs: Four.

Furher Details:

Equipment # 2 :
1. Equipment Type: I/O
2. Brand: Digidesign
3. Model: MIDI I/O
4. Series: (as the case may be)
5. Location & Quantity: Studio A and B, Quantity: 2
6: Main Tech Specs:
7: Short Description: MIDI I/O
8: Who's Who: (legenta/poveste, cine l-a mai folosit, etc.)
9: Further Details: (pe care le considerati voi necesare / importante,
incepand de la alte fotografii pe care le avem cu el, povesti cu el din
istoricul INES, etc.)
10: Links: (pe pagina producatorului, daca mai este in productie, pe pagina
unor celebritati, si/sau review-uri importante, articole in reviste de
specialitate, etc.).

Equipment # 3:
1. Equipment Type: Sampler
2. Brand: Korg
3. Model: Triton Rack
4. Series: (as the case may be)
5. Location & Quantity: Studio C
6: Main Tech Specs:

The Triton Rack is a 60-note polyphonic, 16-part multitimbral synth module, with a full-featured built-in sampler which can load AIFF, WAV and Akai S1000/3000 sample data. This programmable instrument provides a wide selection of high-quality sounds ranging from traditional, orchestral and electronic instrument emulations to synth, pad and drum sounds, produced using the powerful HI (Hyper Integrated) synthesis system. Built-in multi-effects run to two master treatments, five insert effects and one master EQ, and dual polyphonic arpeggiators are featured, as is a pattern sequencer and real-time pattern-play facility. New sounds can be added to the synth via the MOSS Z1 synthesis board option and up to eight PCM expansion boards.
7: Short Description: Expandable Sound Module/Sampler

Equipment # 4:
1. Equipment Type: Sampler
2. Brand: AKAI
3. Model: Z8
4. Series: Z
5. Location & Quantity: Studio A
6: Main Tech Specs:
• Sampling formats: 24- or 16-bit at 44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz with 64-times oversampling A-D converter and 128-times oversampling D-A converter.
• Memory: 16MB as standard, expandable to 512MB using 168-pin DIMMs.
• Polyphony: 64 voices (32 voices when system clock is set to 96KHz).
• Multitimbrality: 128 parts.
• Envelope generators: three digital envelope generators.
• Filters: three two-pole filters with resonance, 32 filter types.
• LFOs: two multi-wave LFOs.
• Connections: Record In (two balanced quarter-inch jacks), Stereo Out and eight assignable analogue outs (all on balanced quarter-inch jacks), headphones, two MIDI Ins, two MIDI Out/Thrus, SCSI (50-pin connection), S/PDIF digital I/O, two USB sockets (one host socket, one slave).
• Multi-effects: four-buss design with more than 40 effect types.
• MIDI: 32 channels.
7: Short Description: Hardware Sampler

Aviom A-16II Headphone Mixer

  1. Brand: Aviom
  2. Model: A-16II
  3. Series: (as the case may be)
  4. Location & Quantity: Studio A, Quantity: 7
  5. Main Tech Specs:
  • 16-channel stereo mixer
  • Fully adjustable pan per channel
  • Line/Headphone audio output
  • Auto-detect mono/stereo circuitry
  • Simple set-up with Cat-5e cables (not included)
  • 16 Preset locations for storing custom mixes
  • Channels can be soloed, muted, or grouped
  • Global trim for reducing all channel volumes
  • 16 Channel Select buttons with dual LEDs
  • Pan/Spread control with LED readout
  • Channel volume control with LED level readout
  • Master Volume, Treble, and Bass controls

7: Short Description: Personal Mixer
8: Further Details: Never worry about having enough cue mix sends or wasting hours dialing in separate mixes for each musician.
9: Links: http://www.aviom.com/library/Data-Sheets/18_A-16II-Data-Sheet.pdf

Neumann U 87 Ai

The Neumann U 87 Ai - voted as THE best microphone.

1. Equipment Type: Condenser Microphone
2. Brand: Neumann
3. Model: U87
4. Series: (as the case may be)
5. Location & Quantity: Studio A or B, as needed; Quantity: 2 (matched pair)

6. Who's Who: Whitney Houston
7: Further Details: The Neumann U87 is the 'gold standard' of large diaphragm condenser microphones, used in major recording studios around the world.
8: Further Details: https://www.neumann.com/?lang=en&id=current_microphones&cid=u87_description

 

DBX 166XL COMPRESSOR LIMITER / GATE

Most compressor/gates provide less than musical compression, coupled with gating that swallows transients—or closes early, cutting off decay and reverb tails. The superb engineering in the 166XL ensures that both its compression and gating provide versatility and excellent sonic performance in situations where other compressor/gates typically produce undesirable processing artifacts.

When using the 166XL’s Attack and Release controls, artists and engineers will find that the center settings deliver classic dbx compression, while the full control range produces voicings that extend from slow “leveling” to aggressive “peak” limiting.The 166XL’s advanced gate circuitry uses a completely new, program-dependent timing algorithm to produce ultra-smooth release characteristics—even with complex signals, such as voice or reverb decays. dbx engineers went on to take advantage of the wide dynamic range and high precision of the dbx V1 VCA to design in an extra-wide threshold range and ensure top gating performance for each application.

Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup, while the 166XL’s intuitive operation lets users easily smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, squash drums or tighten up mixes. In Stereo couple mode, the Channel 1 controls become Master controls, and Channel 2 follows precisely to ensure a rock solid stereo image—even with high amounts of compression, through True RMS Power Summing™. Professionals and newcomers alike will find that the 166XL sets up rapidly and musically the first time it is used, especially with the Auto attack and release function. Advanced applications are now easy, with the 166XL’s full sidechain functionality, and the ability to use either hard knee or OverEasy® compression algorithms. Add to this already impressive list of features the venerable PeakStop™ limiter, and you’ve got a strong finisher, every time.

Features

  • Goof proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
  • New gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release characteristics
  • Program-adaptive expander/gates
  • Great sounding dynamics control for any type of program material
  • Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup
  • Stereo or dual-mode operation
  • Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4" TRS and XLR
  • Side Chain insert
  • Classic dbx® "Auto" mode

Producer Page: http://dbxpro.com/en-US/products/166xl