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Facility and Gear

I have been collecting tools of the trade for 40+ years. My passion for recording started in the late 60's with my brother's single track reel to reel. Then this happened.

Mics

1 AEA R84 Ribbon

Microphone Type: Ribbon
Ribbon Type: 1.8-micron Aluminum (4.7mm x 59.7mm)
Polar Pattern: Figure-8
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL: 165dB
Output Impedance: 270 ohms
Connector: XLR
Weight: 3 lbs.
Included Accessories: Case
Manufacturer Part Number: R84

1 Avantone Pro CV-12 - Tube mic

Type: Tube-Type True Condenser Microphone
Capsule: Dual-sided 32mm center-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron)
Polar Patterns: 9 patterns selectable at PS-12 power supply
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB
Output Impedance: 250 Ohms / transformer isolated
Maximum SPL: 136dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz) 146dB with pad engaged
Equivalent noise level: 17dB
S/N Ratio: 78dB
Sensitivity: -35dB
Output Connector: Male XLR 7 pin w/ special power supply and cables
Tube Type: 6072A
High-Pass Switch: 80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch
Attenuation Switch: -10dB Switch
Power Requirements: Dedicated PS-12 Power Supply w/ selectable 115/230 VAC capability
Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body
Weight: .8 kgs / 1.8 lbs
Dimensions: 237mm x 46mm / 9.5” x 1.8”

2 Sennheiser MD421 II

Microphone Type: Dynamic
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 30Hz-17kHz
Output Impedance: 200 ohms
Color: Black
Connector: XLR
Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Included Accessories: Mic clip
Manufacturer Part Number: 000984

4 Shure SM 58 Dynamic

Microphone Type: Dynamic
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 50Hz-15kHz
Output Impedance: 150 ohms
Color: Black
Connector: XLR
Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number: SM58-LC

4 Shure SM 57 Dynamic

Microphone Type: Dynamic
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 40Hz-15kHz
Output Impedance: 150 ohms
Color: Black
Connector: XLR
Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Included Accessories: Mic clip
Manufacturer Part Number: SM57-LC

1 Shure SM 7b

Microphone Type: Dynamic
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 50Hz-20kHz
Output Impedance: 150 ohms
Color: Black
Connector: XLR
Weight: 1.69 lbs.
Included Accessories: Windscreen
Manufacturer Part Number: SM7B

2 Rode NT5

Microphone Type: Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Diaphragm Size: 0.5” (12.5mm)
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL: 143dB
Output Impedance: 100 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio: 78dB (A weighted)
Self Noise: 16dB (A weighted)
Connector: XLR
Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number: NT5

1 Akg perception 200

Cardioid (18 mV/Pa; 50 to 20,000 Hz)
Pad: -10 dB (Via Switch)
Filter: -12 dB/oct @ 300 Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise:
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 145 dB
Self-noise: 16.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s): 525g (18.52oz) 160mm (6.30’‘) 53mm (2.09’‘)
3-pin XLR male (1)


Read more: http://recordinghacks.com/microphones/AKG-Acoustics/Perception-200#ixzz5x4NjBdL5

1 Akg D112

Microphone Type: Dynamic
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20Hz-17kHz
Output Impedance: 210 ohms
Color: Black
Connector: XLR
Manufacturer Part Number: 2220X00040

2 Audio Technica AT4050

Microphone Type: Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8
Diaphragm Size: 0.84” (21.4mm)
Frequency Response: 20Hz-18kHz
Max SPL: 149dB (159dB w/10dB Pad)
Output Impedance: 100 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio: 77dB
Self Noise: 17dB
Low Cut Filter: 80Hz (-12dB/octave)
Pads: -10dB
Color: Black
Connector: XLR
Weight: 1.12 lbs.
Included Accessories: Shock Mount, Dust Cover, Carry Case
Manufacturer Part Number: AT4050

2 Audio Technica Pro37

Microphone Type: Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 30Hz-15kHz
Max SPL: 141dB
Output Impedance: 200 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio: 65dB
Connector: XLR
Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number: PRO37

1 Royer R101 Ribbon

Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient
Polar Pattern: Figure-8
Generating Element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium
Frequency Response: 30 -15,000Hz +/- 3dB
Sensitivity: -48dB (re. 1v/pa)
Output Impedance: 300 Ohms @ 1kHz (nominal)
Maximum SPL: 135dB @ 30Hz
Rated Load Impedance: 1500 Ohms (or greater)
Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin (Pin 2 Hot).
Dimensions: 200mm L X 36mm W (7.9” L X 1.4” W)
Weight: 483g (17 oz)
Finish: Matte Black
Accessories: Shock mount, carrying case, mic sock
Optional Accessories: Pop screen
Microphone Warranty: Lifetime to original owner (repair or replace at Royer’s option)
Ribbon Element Warranty: One Year

2 sE 2200a II Large Diaphragm Condencer

Microphone Type: Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Diaphragm Size: 1” (25.4mm)
Frequency Range: 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL: 125dB SPL, 145dB (with pad)
Output Impedance: 50 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio: 82dB (A weighted)
Self Noise: 12dB (A weighted)
Low Cut Filter: 80Hz, 160Hz (6dB/octave)
Pads: -10dB, -20dB
Color: Black
Connector: XLR
Power Source: 48V phantom power
Included Accessories: Shockmount
Manufacturer Part Number: SEE-2200

These were some of the first mics in my HS mic locker
Purchased in 1979 at Radio Shack

Push the button to talk
Push the button to mute
That is all

IO

Signal flow

64 source runs from all recording areas

To patchbay A
—NORMALS—
Fm patchbay A

Channels 1-24 TO Midas XLR inputs
Channels 1-24 FROM Midas via direct outs (pre-fader)

To patchbay B
—NORMALS—
Fm patchbay B

Channels 1-24 normals TO A-D Converters (DAW)
Channels 1-24 from D-A converters

To patchbay C
—NORMALS—
Fm patchbay C

Channels 1-24 TO Midas line ins Channels 25-48
Master section line OUT

To patchbay C
—NON-NORMALS—

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Notes
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Midas Verona Console Configuration
Midas channels 1-24 are dedicated to tracking (Inserts are routed to Patchbay D)
Midas channels 25-48 are dedicated to analog summing (Inserts are not routed)

Patchbay D
—NON-NORMALS—

1-24 from and to Midas Inserts
25-48 to and from MTR-90 (Tape Machine)

 

Midas Verona 480 Console

Total # Of Inputs: 48
Mic/Line Inputs: 48 Line: 1/4” Phone
48 Mic: 3-pin XLR
Stereo Line Inputs: 4 Stereo: L/R 1/4” Phone
In-Line Inputs/Returns: No
AUX Sends: 4 Aux Sends: Balanced XLR Male
AUX Returns: No
Inserts: 48 Line: TRS 1/4” Phone
8 Group: TRS 1/4” Phone
2 Stereo Out: TRS 1/4” Phone
BUS (Group) Outputs: 4 Group Outputs: 1/4” Phone
2 Trk Master I/O: Main Outputs: Left / Right / Mono (sub) Balanced 3-pin XLR
2Trk In: L/R RCA Phono
2Trk Out: L/R RCA Phono
ALT I/O: No
Monitor Outputs: Monitor Out: L/R 1/4” Phone
EQ Section: Hi Pass Slope: 12dB/Oct
Hi Pass Frequency: 80Hz
Treble Gain: +15 to -15dB
Treble Frequency: 12k
Hi Mid Gain: +15 to -15dB
Hi Mid Frequency: 400Hz to 8kHz
Hi Mid Bandwidth: 1 Oct. (Q=1.4)
Lo Mid Gain: +15 to -15dB
Lo Mid Frequency: 100Hz to 2kHz
Lo Mid Bandwidth: 1Oct. (Q=1.4)
Bass Gain: +15dB to -15dB
Bass Shelving Frequency: 80Hz
Solo/Mute: Mute / PFL on all channels
Channel Level Control: Faders
Trim/Gain Control: Rotary Potentiometers
Phantom Power: +48V Phantom Power (all mono channels)
Metering: peak meters
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range: Not Specified By Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Summing Noise -90dBu
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): Typ. 0.0007%
Power Supply: External EPS 1200 External Power Supply
Dimensions (WxHxD): 71.30 x 9.15 x 30.76” (1811 x 232.34 x 781.25mm)
Weight: 165.34lbs (75kg)

Joe Meek VC1 channel strip

MICROPHONE INPUT: XLR input 3kohm approx. to suit 200 ohm microphones. Current Sense Impedance matching. Switchable 48V phantom. Input level from-70dB to 0dB.

LINE INPUTS: 10K I/O impedance floating balanced. Instrument input 150K impedance unbalanced. Mix input 10K impedance unbalanced.

OVERLOAD MARGIN: 30dB on mic and line inputs in normal operation.

GAIN: Line in -6dB to 24dB
          Instrument in 0dB to 35dB
          Mic in 15dB to 70dB
          Insert gain 0dB
          Mix in gain 0dB

NOISE: Line in 80dB below operating level
            Mic in 125.5dB below input at 50dB gain 20Hz to 20khz.

HARMONIC DISTORTION: Generally within 0.02% rising to approx. 0.14% at 4dB above nominal output level. 2nd harmonic predominant.

AMPLITUDE FREQUENCY RESPONSE: Line in 6Hz to 20khz within 0.5dB
                    Mic in 8Hz to 20khz within 1dB
                    High pass filter 3dB down at 25Hz, 12dB per octave.

FILTER: High pass filter switch. Operates at 25Hz at 12dB per octave.

OUTPUTS: High level balanced 50 ohm + 4dBu for 0VU (variable)
                  Max. Output approx. + 26dBu XLR Low level TRANSFORMER balanced 200 ohm -20dBu Insert, Tip and Ring jack socket. 400 ohm -10dBu output  22K ohm input.

COMPRESSOR: Photoresistive servo operated
                         Ratio minimum approx. 1.5 to 1
                         Ratio maximum approx. 8 to 1 variable.
                         Attack time 1mS min. 7mS max. (variable).
                         Release time 200mS min 3.5S max. (variable).

ENHANCER: Performance details not released.
POWER: 3.4 Watts. IEC socket for power cable.
HOUSING: 2U rack mounting totally enclosed aluminum case.

Warm Audio WA76 (1176-ish)

Number of Channels: 1
Controls: Input, Output, Attack, Release, Ratio (Buttons)
Ratio: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4” TRS
Outputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4” TRS
Rack Spaces: 2U
Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable
Height: 3.5”
Width: 19”
Manufacturer Part Number: WA76

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4

Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

MICROPHONE INPUTS:

Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz ± 0.1dB
Dynamic Range: 111dB (A-weighted)
THD+N:

<0.0012%

Noise EIN: -128dB (A-weighted)
Maximum Input Level: 9dBu (at minimum gain)
Gain Range: 56dB
Impedance: 3kΩ

LINE INPUTS 1-2 (VARIABLE GAIN):

Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz ± 0.1dB
Dynamic Range: 110.5dB (A-weighted)
THD+N:

<0.002%

Maximum Input Level: 22dBu (at minimum gain)
Gain Range: 56dB
Impedance: 60kΩ

LINE INPUTS 3-4 (FIXED GAIN):

Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz ± 0.1dB
Dynamic Range: 110dB (A-weighted)
THD+N:

<0.002%

Maximum Input Level: 18dBu (at minimum gain)
Impedance: 44Ω

INSTRUMENT INPUTS:

Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz ± 0.1dB
Dynamic Range: 110dB (A-weighted)
THD+N:

<0.03%

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): 12.5dBu (at minimum gain)
Gain Range: 56dB
Impedance: 1.5MΩ

LINE/MONITOR OUTPUTS:

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs): 108dB
THD+N:

<0.002%

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): 15.5dBu
Impedance: 430Ω

HEADPHONE OUTPUTS:

Dynamic Range: 104dB (A-weighted)
THD+N:

<0.002%

Maximum Output Level: 7dBu
Impedance: <1Ω

Focusrite ISA428 preamp (Designed by Rupert Neve)

Gain range = 0dB to 60dB in 10dB steps.
EIN (equivalent input noise) = -128dB measured at 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm terminating impedance and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter.
Noise at main output with gain at unity (0dB) = -97dBu measured with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter.
Signal to noise ratio relative to max headroom (28dBu) = 125dB
Signal to noise ratio relative to 0dBfs (+22dBu) = 119dB
THD at medium gain (30dB) = 0.001% measured with a 1KHz -20dBu input signal and with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter.
Frequency response at minimum gain (0dB) = -0.25dB down at 20Hz and –3dB down at 120kHz.
Frequency response at maximum gain (60dB) = –2.5dB down at 20Hz and –3dB down 120kHz.
CMRR at full gain (60dB) = 80dB

2 Black Lion B173 500 Mic Pres

Preamp Type: Solid State
Number of Channels: 1
Frequency Response: 10Hz-30kHz (bandwidth)
Phantom Power: Yes
Polarity Switch: Yes
Analog Inputs: 1 x 1/4” (Hi-Z)
Module Slot Size: Single
Height: 5.25”
Depth: 6.5”
Width: 1.5”
Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number: B173500

2 Black Lion Auteur MKII 500 Mic Pres

Preamp Type: Solid State 500 Series
Number of Channels: 1
Phantom Power: Yes
Pads: -13dB
Polarity Switch: Yes
Analog Inputs: 1 x 1/4” (Hi-Z)
Module Slot Size: Single
Power Usage: ±16V DC, 60mA
Height: 5.25”
Depth: 6.5”
Width: 1.5”
Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number: AuteurMK2500

1 TC Electronic M350

Processor Type: Multi-FX
Number of Channels: 2
Presets - Factory: 255
Presets - User: 99
Analog Inputs: 2 x TRS
Analog Outputs: 2 x TRS
Digital Inputs: 1 x S/PDIF (Coax)
Digital Outputs: 1 x S/PDIF (Coax)
MIDI I/O: In/Out
Rack Spaces: 1U
Height: 1.75”
Width: 19”
Depth: 4.2”
Weight: 3.3 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number: 965200011

Monitors

2 Focal Solo 6 Monitors

Powered: Yes
Power Configuration: Bi-amped
LF Driver Size: 6.5”
LF Driver Type: Cone
HF Driver Size: 1”
HF Driver Type: Inverted Dome
LF Driver Power Amp: 150W
HF Driver Power Amp: 100W
Total Power: 250W
Frequency Range: 40Hz-40kHz (-3 dB)
Maximum Peak SPL: 113 dB
Input Types: 1 x XLR
Enclosure Type: Ported
Height: 13”
Width: 9.44”
Depth: 11.44”
Weight: 24.2 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number: #FOPRO-SOLO6BE

2 Tandy 4” Auratone style monitors

Tandy 4” Auratone style monitors

2 Alesis monitor one mk2

Enclosure Type: Superport vented
Powered/Unpowered: Unpowered
Frequency Response (Hz-kHz): 45 Hz-18 kHz
Sensitivity (dB): 88 dB
Crossover Frequency (kHz): 2.5 kHz
Woofer Size/Type: 6.5” polypropylene cone
Tweeter Size/Type: 1” silk dome
Magnetic Shielding: Yes
Cabinet Dimensions (HxWxD in inches): 15x8.5x10
Weight (lbs.): 15

1 PreSonus Temblor T10 10” Powered Studio Subwoofer

Powered: Yes
Speaker Size: 10”
Driver Type: Glass Composite Cone
Total Power : 250W
Frequency Range: 20Hz-200Hz
Crossover Frequency: 50Hz
Maximum Peak SPL: 113dB
Input Types: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4”, 1 x Dual RCA Stereo
Output Types: 2 x XLR (L/R), 1 x XLR (sub out), 2 x 1/4” (L/R)
Other I/O: 1 x 1/4” (sub bypass footswitch)
Height: 15.75”
Width: 12.60”
Depth: 15.75”
Weight: 39.46 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number: T10

1 Drawmer CMC2 Compact Monitor Controller

Input Channels: 2 x stereo sources
Output Channels: 2 x stereo monitors
Analog Inputs: 2 x 1/4” (source 1), 2 x 1/4” (source 2), 1 x 1/8” (aux in)
Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4” (A out), 2 x 1/4” (B out), 1 x 1/4” (mono/sub)
Headphones: 1 x 1/4”
Form Factor: Desktop
Power Supply: 15V DC 1A power supply (included)
Height: 1.77” (with knobs)
Width: 7.20”
Depth: 6.45”
Weight: 2.4 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number: CMC2

Tannoy Reveal 601A

Frequency Response (-3dB) (1): 60Hz - 30kHz
Rated Maximum SPL (2): 111dB
Distortion:

<0.5%

Dispersion (-6dB): 90 degrees
Drive Unit LF/ Mid: 130mm (6”) multi fibre pulp paper cone
Drive Unit HF: 25mm (1”) soft dome with neodymium magnet system
Magnetic Shielding: No

Notes:
(1 ) ± 3dB measured at 1m in an anechoic chamber.
(2) Peak SPL at mix position for 1 pair driven.
Electronic Section

Input Impedance:
XLR balanced & unbalanced/dd>
Jack 10 kOhms
Input Sensitivity: 0.775V RMS for full output
Crossover Frequency: 2.3kHz
Amplifier Output Power: LF 60W RMS, HF 30W RMS
User Controls:
Power On/ Off, Input Sensitivity/dd>
HF Trim ± 1.5dB
Power Supply:
100- 120V, 200- 240V/dd>
Switchable, 50 “ 60Hz
Power Consumption: 180W Maximum
Fuse:
100- 120V, T800mAL 250V/dd>
220- 240V, T400mAL 250V
Cabinet
Low Frequency Alignment:
Optimized front reflex loaded
Cabinet Construction: MDF cabinet with injection molded
front baffle
Cabinet Finish: Black fine texture
Cabinet Dimensions (H x W x D): 13.4” x 8.3” x 10.7”, (340 x 210 x 272mm)
Cabinet Weight 17.5lb. (7.9kg)
Shipping Dimensions: (H x W x D): 18.4” x 11.9” x 14.4”, (466 x 302 x 366mm)
Shipping Weight 19.6lb. (8.9kg)

4 Hear Technologies Hearback Mixers

A basic Hear Back system consists of a Hub and personal Mixers connected using standard CAT5E cables. A single Hub supplies signal and power to a maximum of eight Mixers. That’s one for you and everybody in the band. If that’s not enough, the Hubs can be daisy-chained using the HearBus In and Out for virtually unlimited system size. The Hear Back Hub can accept analog input signals from audio mixers, auxiliary, matrix, monitor, and/or direct outputs. The ADAT input can come from digital audio workstations, digital recorders, or digital mixers. For front of house or remotely located digital mixers, we also have the Extreme Extender ADAT In/Out that converts ADAT optical, which has very limited distance, to the HearBus for transmission of up to 500 feet.

Computing

Mac Pro 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5

Model: Mac Pro
Operating System: MacOS Mojave
CPU: 3.5GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5
Graphics/Video: 2 x AMD FirePro D500 GPUs
Maximum Resolution: 4K
Memory: 32GB DDR3 ECC (4 x 4BGB)
Memory - Max: 64GB
Storage - Included: 256GB PCIe-based Flash storage
Thunderbolt Ports: 6 x Thunderbolt 2
USB Ports: 4 x USB 3.0
Video Ports: 1 x HDMI 1.4 UltraHD
Ethernet: 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
WiFi: 802.11ac
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
Audio Outputs: Combined optical/digital audio output/analog line out minijack; Headphone minijack with headset support
Height: 9.9”
Width: 6.6”
Depth: 6.6”
Weight: 11 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number: MD878LL/A

iMac 2010

We use this Mac for arranging and light lifting.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)

2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 / 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 /  Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB

Instruments

Hammond C2 with 122 Leslie

Model C2 style cabinet with variable vibrato (V1, V2, V3, C1, C2, C3) with a 122 Leslie.  Tonewheel organs generate sound by shaped mechanical wheels, that rotate in front of electromagnetic pickups. Each tonewheel assembly creates tones with low harmonic content, close to a sine wave. Inside the coil is a permanent magnet. As the profile of the tonewheel pass by, the strength of the magnetism changes—when the highest part is closest to the tip of the magnet, the magnetism is strongest. As the magnetism varies, that induces an alternating current (AC) in the coil, which becomes one of the frequencies used in harmonic synthesis.

Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio ENL1PBBH

Body Type: Solidbody
Body Shape: Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
Number of Strings: 6
Body Material: Mahogany
Body Finish: Satin
Color: Pitch Black
Neck Material: Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape: C
Radius: 12”
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay: XII (12th Fret)
Number of Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length: 24.75”
Nut Width: 1.6875”
Nut Material: Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-o-Matic/Stopbar
Tuners: Sealed
Neck Pickup: Alnico V Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Alnico V Humbucker
Controls: 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings: D’Addario, .010-.046+
Manufacturer Part Number: ENL1PBBH1

SV1 Korg keyboard

Number of Keys: 73
Type of Keys: Weighted
Presets: 36
Polyphony: 80 Notes
Effects: Yes
Audio Inputs: 2 x TS
Audio Outputs: 2 x TS, 2 x XLR, 1 x TRS (Headphones)
USB: 1 x Type B
MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB
Pedal Inputs: 3
Height: 6.1”
Width: 45”
Depth: 13.66”
Weight: 38.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number: SV173BK

Korg’s 01/W workstation synthesizer debuted in 1991 as the follow-up to the popular M1. The 01/W was the second chapter in Korg’s workstation legacy, which goes on to this day with the Triton and Oasys series. The 01/W was geared towards beginning home studio enthusiasts that wanted to take a step further into a more professional realm. Compared with the M1, the 01/W featured many enhancements including a more dynamic 16-track sequencer (the M1 only had 8-tracks), 254 real world sampled instruments to the M1’s 100, polyphony was doubled from 16 to 32 voices, and greater overall control.

Facility

Our Carriage House Recording Studio

Our Carriage House Recording Studio is the recording home of Realgrey Records.

Originally located on the back of the property in 1907, the carriage house was moved to it’s current location.  Our guess is that all shook down around the mid 1950s when it was used as a garage and storage.  When we converted this century building into what is known as “Our Carriage House Recording Studio”, we went to great lengths to preserve all the century timbers and reused them.  We wanted the “work horse” genesis of the building to be maintained.  The ethos of providing an inspirational space for artist seems to have been enhanced since moving into the our updated recording facility.

Tape Machine Room

Home to our Otari Mtr 90 MKII 2” 24 track tape machine

Next door to the studio is a century home where we have lines run underground from the living room to the control room.  We use this space for recording the hammond and occasionally vocals, any part requiring isolation.  We use closed circuit video monitors to tie the experience together so musicians in the studio have visual reference with those in the house.

Over the next 5 years we will be working towards a room dedicated for writing that can be active during recording sessions in live room.  Also, the hope is to add a restroom and kitchenette for artist to use during extended session.

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127 18th Street NW - Canton Ohio 44703

Phone: +1 330 REAL 127
Email: studio@realgrey.com