Gear

gear pageOver the past twenty years I have slowly been collecting recording gear and building up our inventory of instruments, amplifiers, mics, compressors, pre-amps, fx units, etc. We now have a large, eclectic collection of equipment that is continually growing and mutating. At the heart of the studio is the RADAR multi-track recorder which to my ears is the best sounding digital recorder on the market. It is designed and built simply to be used as a music recorder, not as an editing suite, or songwriting tool or film-scoring software interface. The driving idea behind it's development was to build a unit that had the convenience of digital but the sonic qualities of analogue and the reliability of a Studer tape machine: to help make sessions run smoothly and efficiently and sound great. Tied in to the RADAR are our carefully and individually chosen mic pre-amps, compressors and microphones. Below is a list of what comes with the studio, we also have an extensive support network throughout the Toronto music scene and we can pull in any piece of equipment that is needed or desired at a moments notice. Michael Timmins.

Outboard Gear

  • 1 Toft Audio Designs ATB32 console
  • 1 Manley Variable-Mu stereo compressor
  • 1 Universal Audio 1176LN compressor
  • 1 Distressor EL8 compressor
  • 1 Distressor EL8x compressor
  • 1 Avalon 737 tube mic-pre/compressor
  • 6 TL Audio C5 tube mic-pre/compressor
  • 1 Great River MP-2NV stereo mic-pre
  • 8 Coolohm Audio Class A Tube mic-pre
  • 1 AEA TRP ribbon mic-pre
  • 4 TC Electronics M3000 reverb processor
  • 1 Lexicon MX300 stereo reverb effects processor
  • 2 dynaudio acoustic speakers
  • 1 Hear Technologies monitor system with 6 separate monitor hubs.
  • 2 Avalon U5 Class A tube mic pre
  • 2 FMR compressors
  • 1 Roland RE-201Space Echo

Amplifiers and Speaker cabinets

  • Fender The Twin
  • Fender Princeton 2
  • 12” green Celestian speaker cabinet
  • Marshal 4×12 guitar cabinet
  • Ampeg Classic 4×12 bass cabinet
  • Egnator Rebel 20 guitar amplifier
  • Epifani 502 Bass amplifier
  • Ampeg B2R bass amplifier
  • Leslie speaker cabinet with mic pre
  • 12" EV12 Classic speaker cabinet

Instruments

  • vintage Wurlitzer piano
  • Acetone organ
  • funky old Yamaha organ
  • 1930's Heintzman upright grand piano
  • vintage Gretsch drum kit with various cymbals and snares
  • 3 congas
  • various percusion instruments
  • Gibson 335 guitar
  • Gretsch Rock Jet guitar (1974)
  • Gibson Howard Roberts guitar (1972)
  • National Resophonic guitar
  • Fender Stratocaster guitar (1966)
  • Fender Telecaster guitar (1954 re-issue)
  • Gibson J200 acoustic guitar
  • Gibson J45 acoustic guitar (1964)
  • Fender Jazz Bass (1974)

Microphones

  • 1 Royer SF12
  • 2 Neumann 103
  • 1 Neumann KM84
  • 1 Senheisser 421
  • 1 AKG 414
  • 1 MiLab VIP 50
  • 6 Shure57
  • 1 Shure Beta57
  • 1 Shure 58
  • 1 Shure Beta58
  • 2 Shure Beta98A
  • 6 Shure SM81
  • 1 Shure KSM9
  • 1 Shure Beta91A
  • 1 Beyer M88
  • 1 Shure SM7
  • 2 Kel HM-1x
  • 1 Kel HM2D
  • 1 Kel HM7U
  • 1 Rode NT1A
  • 1 SE Electronics Z3300A

FX Pedals

  • Electro Harmonix Big Muff
  • Danelectro Daddy O
  • Jack Deville Dark Echo
  • Electro Harmonix Small Stone (1982)
  • Fairfield Circuitry Barbershop
  • Fairfield Circuitry Four Eyes
  • Line 6 Echo Park
  • Line 6 Gold and Green units
  • Schaller tremolo
  • many other assorted pedals