Gear

Here is a partial list of gear and software used at Barn Jazz Studio for audio production. We have enough analog and digital options to make your project a complete success, to make it “sound like a record”.

Digital Tools and Virtual Instruments

  • ADK Pro DAW – Intel Core i7 with 16 gig. RAM
  • Windows 10 / 64 bit
  • Pro Tools 12.4
  • Cubase 10.5 Pro / 64 bit
  • Wavelab Pro 10 / 64 bit
  • SONAR Producer 8.6.3 / 64 bit
  • SONAR X3 /  64 Bit
  • UAD2 DUO with numerous plugins
  • Waves V. 12 plugins (various)
  • Plugin Alliance subscription (lots of plugins available)
  • Celemony Melodyne
  • BFD3 drum software
  • Izotope Ozone mastering software
  • Izotope RX6 Advanced – audio restoration software
  • Plextor Professional XL CD /DVD writer
  • Omnisphere 2.5 synth
  • Chromaphone synth
  • Steinberg Halion Symphonic Orchestra
  • Kontakt 5 
  • East-West Quantum Leap Music Library (subscription)
  • PSP Audioware Xenon Limiter, Vintage Warmer, Old Timer, Echo, many more
  • Voxengo  plugins (various)
  • Notion 6 Music Notation Software
  • +many other quality plugins and synths

Console

  • Toft ATB-16 V.3 with meterbridge

Digital/Analog Conversion

  • Lynx Aurora (16-32 channels)
  • Lynx Hilo Mastering Audio Converter

Tape Decks

  • Otari MX-7800 1″ 8-track (30 and 15 ips) reel to reel (currently in shop)
  • Sony/MCI JH110b 1/4″  (15 and 7.5 ips) reel to reel
  • Tascam CC-222 MK III (casette deck)

Microphones

Large Diaphragm Condensers

  • Neumann U87ai (vintage 1986)
  • ADK Custom Shop Vienna 12-T
  • JZ Microphones – The Amethyst 
  • Weird Audio Little Red Monster (tube mic)
  • Roswell Mini-K47
  • Michael Joly MJE V250 K47 capsule
  • CAD GXL 1200 with  Joly modded w/ MJE-K47h capsule
  • Audio Technica-4033a
  • MXL 770
  • Blue Baby Bottle

Small Diaphragm Condensers

  • Neumann KM-84 (vintage)
  • Earthworks TC-20 (matched pair) (omni)
  • Oktava MK-012 (Joly mod)
  • Beyerdynamic 930c
  • Rode M3
  • Joly MJE-384 Matched Pair

Ribbon mics

  • RCA D77 (vintage 1960’s)
  • Royer 121
  • Cascade Victor – Roger Cloud modified, essentially a Cloud mic now
  • Cascade 731 – Joly-modded
  • Blue Woodpecker (active ribbon)

Dynamic mics

  • Heil PR35
  • Shure SM 57
  • Shure SM 57  (Granelli mod)
  • Shure SM 58 (3)
  • Audio-Technica 87004L (Omni broadcast mic)
  • Audix drum mic kit

Analog Outboard

  • Dangerous Music Monitor ST
  • Dangerous Music 2-Bus+
  • Elysia Xfilter Rack stereo EQ
  • A-Designs Hammer stereo EQ
  • Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Master Bus Processor
  • Phoenix Audio DSR-Q4 MK II stereo preamp
  • Presonus ADL 600 stereo preamp
  • Millenia Media HV3C stereo preamp
  • Klark-Teknic KTLA compressor (LA2A style)
  • Warm Audio WA76 compressor (1176 style)
  • A-Designs REDDI tube direct box
  • Countryman Type 10 DI
  • Radial X-Amp re-amper
  • Rolls PM350-351 personal monitors
  • Cloud Lifter 2
  • JK Audio Broadcast Host  (for phone interviews)

API Lunchbox and RND 500-series with

  • Atlas Pro Audio Juggernaut preamp
  • Empirical Labs DerrEsser
  • MAAQ EQ 4
  • Rupert Neve Designs 517 preamp and DI
  • Pete’s Place BAC 500 compressor
  • AEA RPQ500 preamp
  • Camden 500 preamp
  • LTLO Mr. Focus (pair)

Keys and Midi Controllers

  • Yamaha CP-33 stage piano
  • Alesis QS6.2 Synth
  • AKAI Professional MPK261 midi keyboard controller
  • Edirol PCR-M50 61 key midi keyboard
  • M-Audio Oxygen 25 midi keyboard
  • Nektar Panorama P1 DAW controller

Monitor Speakers

  • Meyer HD-1 powered main monitors (pair)
  • Genelec 8020a secondary powered monitors (pair)
  • Avantone passive monitors (pair) with ElectroVoice power amp

Amps

  • Fender ’63 Princeton tube amp (vintage, restored by Telluride Music)
  • VOX AC-30 Tube Amp
  • Roland KC-60 keyboard amp
  • Fender Acoustisonic Jr.
  • Ampeg BA-155HP Bass amp
  • Crate CRII (vintage wood)

Drums and Percussion

  • Pearl birch shell 4-piece kit
  • Toca djembe
  • Various shakers and tambo’s

Guitars and Acoustic Instruments

  • Various acoustic instruments (Gibson and Taylor guitars, various violins including Mark Wood electric, Webber mandolins, custom mandocello) available for in studio use
  • Epiphone Les Paul electric guitar
  • Fender Jazz Bass

Other

  • Primera Bravo 4051 Disc Publisher
  • Vinyl audio system for playback