The studio is a home converted over to making great music. While not tracking, musicians typically relax out on the deck or watch TV downstairs. All rooms can be treated at a moment's notice to accomodate different acoustic endeavors. Whether a band prefers to track with everyone in the same room or would like to piece a project together through separate sonic environments, the end result will be looked after with care and passion. No two projects are alike and the environment at Earth Tone Audio is very conducive to bringing the absolute best out of every song through great acoustics, outstanding gear, and an attitude that brings the best performance out of each musician.
DDA D Series 8 Bus Console
Made by the famous David Deardon who constructed the custom console for the John Lennon Imagine album, this 40 channel 8 bus beast contributes that classic "British" sound to the mix. Since acquiring this treasure all mixes have been run through it as well as all mixes in the foreseeable future.
Midas M32 Digital Console
This mixer is a 32 channel Midas console with the much sought after Midas Pro preamps. Included with this is the Midas DL32 stage box and 200 feet of Cat5 cable. This is the go to setup for live performances and live recordings.
Behringer X32 Digital Console
This mixer is a 32 channel MIDAS/Behringer hybrid digital console with 100 mm fully automated/motorized faders and seamless integration into Presonus Studio One software. The MIDAS designed preamps boast 114 db of headroom and are the warmest, punchiest, most detailed preamps of any console in its class. The X32 also allows mixes to be done "Outside The Box" to utilized the unique tone and harmonic characteristics of this high quality console.
Behringer Eurodesk MX-9000 24 Channel Mixer
The Eurodesk series features a plethora of routing options that will suit any studio large or small. The separate power supply ensures a clean, quiet signal with no hum.
Behringer Eurodesk MX-8000 24 Channel Mixer
Same as above only slightly larger with a detachable meter bridge. This mixer served as the primary mixer at MPC Studio in Columbus, OH for many years.
The Microphone Locker Is Always Expanding...
...but a partial list of available microphones include:
1 Shure SM-7B
7 Shure SM-57's
1 Shure Beta 52 Kick Mic
1 Shure Beta 57
1 Shure Beta 58
3 Shure SM 58's
5 Shure 565 SD Unisphere Mics
2 Sennheiser MD 421's
1 Audix D6 Kick Mic
2 Audix D2 Tom Mics
1 Audix D4 Floor Tom Mic
2 Audix ADX 51 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mics
1 Audix F15 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic
3 Sennheiser e604 Tom Mics
1 CAD Trion 8000 Large Diaphragm Condenser Tube Mic
4 CAD 92 Electret Condenser Mics
2 Cascade Fathead ribbon mics (matching pair) with Lundahl transformers
1 Audio Technica 2035 Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic
1 Audio Technica ATW RWS2100 Wireless Sax Mic
1 MXL 990 Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic
2 MXL 990XL Large Diaphragm Condenser Mics
1 MXL 991 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic
7 EV 635A Omni-Directional Mics
1 EV N/D 168 Snare Mic
1 EV Cobalt CO4 Dynamic Mic
1 EV N/D 757a Dynamic Mic
1 EV RE-20 Dynamic Mic
2 AKG C2000 Large Diaphragm Condenser Mics
2 AKG C1000 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mics
Lexicon, DBX, Yamaha, Rane...
While some of the top names in outboard gear are still available, most outboard gear has been traded in to upgrade to some of the best software plugins. While using outboard gear will always retain a certain amount of romance, there's no denying the superior sonic characteristics of top software plugins. At the end of the day, the quality of the audio is all that matters. For better or for worse, analog is a state of mind, not a technology.
M Audio BX8a Deluxe
With 8 inch kevlar cones and silk tweeters that realistically smooth out the top end these studio monitors have become a real work horse of the studio. These are widely assumed to be some of the most underpriced monitors on the market.
Event 20/20 Near Field Studio Monitors
A tried and true staple for over 10 years now the Event studio monitors have added their unique but accurate perspective to countless mixes. As with the M Audio monitors, the silk tweeters make for a nice smooth top end while reducing listener fatigue.
JBL 4406 Near Field Studio Monitors
These new additions add a unique perspective. Referencing these during a mix ensures that the end result will sound consistent on a variety of sound systems.
Presonus Studio One Pro V.3
Designed by the same people that wrote the code for Cubase, Studio One allows an effortless workflow for the most efficient use of time while capturing and reproducing the very highest quality of audio. Supplimented with dozens of plugins from Waves, Steven Slate Digital, Native Instruments, and other top developers, the high end tonal characteristics of the world's top studios are instantly available.