Category Archives: Studio “A”

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

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