Studio Gear List

snares, organ, keys, iso booth - douglass recording brooklyn

“It has all the bells and whistles you could be looking for in a nyc music studio. All the top-tier studio necessities: vintage Nuemann U87s, U67, Coles 4038s, Neve and API pres, 1176 and distressors, Steinway grand, Hammond B3, Rhodes, Wurlitzer… but beyond that it has tons of cool mics pres and compressors you may not have heard of, and it seems like every day new items come in. HUGE live room that sounds great for kit, orchestra, and even vocals, and 2 sizable iso-booths (all fully routable to each other and to the control room).” – Brian Trahan (client)

“It has all the bells and whistles you could be looking for. All the top-tier studio necessities: vintage Nuemann U87s, U67, Coles 4038s, Neve and API pres, 1176 and distressors, Steinway grand, Hammond B3, Rhodes, Wurlitzer… but beyond that it has tons of cool mics pres and compressors you may not have heard of, and it seems like every day new items come in. HUGE live room that sounds great for kit, orchestra, and even vocals, and 2 sizable iso-booths (all fully routable to each other and to the control room).” – Brian Trahan (client)

Console

SSL AWS 924
~24 “Super Analog Channel” Mic Pre/EQs
~24 Line In Channels
~8 Track Busses
~4 FX Sends
~2 Stereo Cue Sends
~4 Stereo Returns
~2 Dynamic Channels
~Legendary SSL Stereo Bus Compressor
~Dual Layer DAW Control

Computer Hardware

Avid HD I/O 32 In 32 Out
Avid HD Omni
Avid HDX PCI card
Forssell Technologies MADA-2a ADC & DAC
Mac Pro (2013) 2.7 GHz, 12-core, 64GB Memory
UAD-2 Octocore

DAWs

Pro Tools Ultimate 2021
Ableton Live 9 Suite
Logic Pro
Digital Performer

Plug Ins

Aberrant DSP
Acustica (Taupe, El Rey)
Antares (Auto Tune Vocal Studio)
Audio Ease (Altiverb 7)
Boz Digital Labs (Plus 10 db)
Celemony Melodyne
Eventide (H3000 Factory, Blackhole, Instant Flanger mkII, Instant Phaser mkII)
Fabfilter (Complete Collection)
iZotope (Ozone 9, RX7, Vinyl)
Klevgrand (Degrader, DAW Cassette, DAW LP)
Mixland (Rubber Band Compressor)
Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate
oeksound (soothe2)
Overloud (Gem Echoson, Gem EQ550)
Plug In Alliance (Acme Opticom XLA-3, Black Box HG-2, elysia mpressor, Maag EQ4)
Softube Complete Collection
Sound Radix (AutoAlign)
Soundtoys Plug-Ins (Complete Collection)
Steven Slate Trigger 2
Universal Audio (a whole mess of ’em)
Valhalla DSP (Room, VintageVerb, Plate, Delay, Shimmer, SpaceModulator)
Waves (Merucry Bundle, more)

Preamps

API 3124 Custom (4)
BAE 312A(4)
BAE Neve 1073/EQ (8)
Burl B1
Chandler Little Devil (2)
Grace m501 (3)
Inward Connection Magnum VU(2)
Neve 1073 1970’s
Rupert Neve 511(4)
SSL AWS Pres (24)

EQ

API 550A (4)
BAE Neve 1073 Mic Pre/EQ (8)
Neve 1073 (1970’s) (1)
Pultec EQP-1A3
Pultec EQP-1A (Custom)
Rupert Neve 551
SSL AWS EQ G/E Series (24)

Dynamics

DBX 160x (2)
Elysia mpressor
Empirical Labs Distressor EL-8x (2)
LA-2A (Custom)
SSL Dynamic Channel (2)
SSL Bus Compressor (1)
Urei 1176 Rev. D

Effects

Effectron ADM 256
Fulltone Tube Tape Echo
Leslie Tube Combo Pre (Custom)
Radial EXTC
Roland Dimension D (Custom)
Roland Space Echo RE-201
TG Tube Spring Reverb (Custom)

Monitoring

PMC iB2s (Benchmark AHB2)
Adam SUB12
NS-10M (Bryston 4B-ST)
Aviom AN-16/i v.2
Aviom A360 (5)
Aviom A320 (4)

Microphones

AKG C414 B-ULS (2)
AKG D112
AKG 451 w CK1 Capsule
Audix D6
Audix i5
Beesneez Lulu (2)
Coles 4038 (2)
Coles/STC Ball & Biscuit
Copperphone
EV N/D767a
EV RE20
EV 636 (Auricon Badge)
Geffel UMT70S (2)
Neumann TLM49 (2)
Neumann U67 1962
Neumann U87 1970’s (3)
Neumann U47 FET 1970’s
Pearlman TM-47
RCA 77D
RCA 77DX
Remic String Quartet Studio
Royer 121 (2)
Sennheiser e609
Sennheiser 421 U-5 (2)
Sennheiser MD421 (2)
Shure Beta 52
Shure Green Bullet
Shure SM57 (4)
Shure SM57 custom transformerless (2)
Shure SM58 (2)
Shure SM7B
Soyuz SU-017
12 Gauge BLUE12 (2)
12 Gauge RED12 (2)
Assorted Lo-fi mics

DIs

Klark Teknik Active DI
Radial Pro D2
Radial Reamp
Radial SGI (2)
Rippe DI [1930’s RCA Transformers] (2)
Whirlwind DI
Avalon U5

Instruments

Keyboards

Steinway Model B Grand Piano (7ft)
George Steck Upright Piano
Fender Suitcase Rhodes (1969) restored by Vintage Vibe
Wurlitzer 200a restored by Vintage Vibe
Hammond A-100 w Leslie 147
Sequential Prophet 6
Arp Quartet
Korg SV-1
Roland Juno 60
Modular synth w Buchla, Make Noise, Doepfer, Moog, etc

Drums + Snares

Ludwig 1960’s Downbeat 3 piece drum set (12″, 14″, 20″)
Pearl Reference 4 piece drum set (10″, 12″, 16″, 22″)
Ludwig 5.5×14 COB “Super Ludwig” snare (1960’s)
Slingerland 7×14 3-ply snare (1960’s)
Custom made 6.5×14 3D printed polymer shell snare
Custom made 6×14 solid shell spruce snare
Ayotte 6.5×14 maple shell snare
Pearl Masterworks 6.5×14 30-ply maple shell snare
Tama Kenny Aronoff Signature Piccolo Snare (15×4)
Assorted Cymbals (contact for more info)

Amps

Ampeg V4 (Custom V4B Channel 2 mod)
Ampeg B-15S
Fender Bassman 100 (1978)
Fender Twin Reverb
Fender Deluxe Reverb
Fender Bassman 50 (1974)
Guild Thunderbass
Gretsch Electromatic G5222
Magnasync Moviola
Roland JC120
Roland KC350
Silvertone 1471 (1962)
Vox AC15c

Pedals

Boss
Line 6
Electro Harmonix
Alesis
DOD FX
XOTIC
strymon
JHS
Ibanez
WAmpler
elektron
MXR
Pro C0
Ernie Ball
Analog Man
God City Instruments
Tech 21
Solid Gold FX
Blackstar