THE STUDIO

 

Ben owns and operates a state-of-the art audio recording and production studio in Monrovia, CA (just 10 miles east of Pasadena). Built around an Avid Pro Tools HDX system, it melds the best of today's technology with tried-and-true classic gear of days gone by.

The studio features a main room with 2 adjoining isolation booths and is capable of hosting a live rhythm section. In addition, a 32" LCD client video monitor is viewable from any of the three tracking areas for composing or recording audio for video. All rooms and the mix position are acoustically treated and climate controlled. A mini-fridge, WiFi internet access, cable TV, XBox 360,laser printer/scanner, restroom (w/ shower) and outside garden patio are available for client convenience.

EQUIPMENT LIST

 

RECORDERS

Avid Pro Tools HDX w/ 192IO (expanded 16 in, 8 out) running Pro Tools Ultimate 2020.x

Apogee Pro Tools Duet interface

Arturia AudioFuse interface

Fostex D5 DAT

TEAC 1/4" 4 track & 2 track reel-to-reel tape recorders

Tascam 122 mkii cassette recorder

CONSOLES
 

Avid Artist Mix

Avid Pro Tools Control app (iPad)

Softube CONSOLE 1

AUDIO MONITORING

 

Dangerous Music Monitor ST (w/ custom wireless producer talkback switch)

Focal Twin 6be (pair)

Avantone Active MixCubes (pair)

Yamaha NS10 (pair)

Alesis RA-100 reference amplifier

Behringer Powerplay Pro headphone amplifier

(4) custom 4 output headphone distribution boxes

(4) Sony MDR-V600 headphones

(2) Sony MDR-7506 headphones

(1) Focal Spirit Professional headphones

(1) AKG K240 headphones

(1) M-Audio Studiophile Q40 headphones

(1) Metrophones isolation headphones

VIDEO MONITORING

Dell U2715H 27" LED monitor (primary)

Dell U2715H 27" LED monitor (secondary)

Sony Bravia KDL-32SL130 32" LCD TV/monitor (client)

MICROPHONES

Korby KAT tube mic system (w/ 47, 67m and 251 capsules)

M-Audio Sputnik

(2) AKG 414B-XLS (matched pair)

Sennheiser MKH 416-P48 shotgun mic

(2) Oktava  MK-012

AEA R44 CXE

(2) Royer R-122

Royer R-121

Shure SM7b

(3) Sennheiser MD-421

AKG D112

Shure SM-57

Shure 520B "Green Bullet" ('57 vintage)

custom 8" woofer mic

PREAMPS & D.I.s

9 ch. Brent Averill API 312 (w/ vintage API 2520 opamps)

2 ch. Brent Averill Neve 1272

Martech MSS-10

Siemens (Telefunken) V72

4 ch. Peavey VMP2

Reamp V2

ADL 200 stereo tube DI

Whirlwind DI (passive)

DYNAMICS (hardware)

ADL 1500C/L stereo tube compressor/limiter

API 2500 stereo bus compressor

(2) Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor compressor/limiters

DBX 163x compressor


EFFECTS/MISC (hardware)

Waves DigiGrid DLS

Hughes AK-100 SRS Sound Retrieval System

Sansamp PSA-1

Shure Level-Loc

(2) Little Labs IBP

- All microphone lines and outboard gear are accessible via (2) 96pt Bittree TT patchbays.

- Studio is wired with premium Mogami and Canare cabling, and Neutrik connectors.

INSTRUMENTS & AMPLIFIERS

Gretsch 5-piece drum set (early '70's, standard sizes)

+various snares, drums, cymbals and misc. percussion

Roland TD-3SW V-Drum kit

Line6 Variax 500 guitar

Line6 Variax 700 bass guitar

Hammond M3 organ ('55, "baby B3")

Orcoa Concert organ

Masterfonic accordian

Acoustic Model 450 head

Ampeg B15n portaflex head/cab with 15" CTS speaker (tube, vintage)

Ampeg BT15 portaflex head (solid state, vintage)

Fender Vibro Champ ('64, blackface)

Fender Bandmaster head ('68, silverface)

Kustom 150 combo

Vox AC50 MK III head (late '65)

Avatar G212 Traditional open back cabinet (2x12")

Leslie Model 45 cabinet w/ Leslie Combo mic/instrument interface pedal

Line6 Bass POD XT Live pedal board

+various guitar pedals and effects

M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 note weighted keyboard MIDI controller

Evolution MK-461C 61 note keyboard MIDI controller

Arturia MiniLab mkII

COMPUTERS

"STUDIO1" ** New! **

Intel Core i9 -10980xe CPU

64GB DDR4 3200 RAM

Matrox M9140 quad-head video card

Startech 3-Port PCI-e firewire 400/800 card

10k RPM SATA (WD Raptor) media drives

Lacie D2 301906U BD/DVD/CD Burner (external)

...running Windows 10 Pro 64bit


"STUDIO2"

Intel Core 2 Duo1.86GHz CPU

4GB RAM

ATI Radeon 3450 dual-head video card

LiteOn iHES208-08 2 BD-ROM, DVD/CD Burner (w/ LightScribe)

...running Windows10 Pro 64bit

- Computers are protected by an APC Smart-UPS 1500 battery backup system


- Data is protected by a dedicated 4TB external backup drive as well as off-site cloud storage

SOFTWARE AND PLUG-INS LIST

(I proudly support the developers of these tools and only use legitimately authorized software!)

 

 

DAW AND AUDIO SOFTWARE

Avid Pro Tools Ultimate 2020.9.1 ** Upgrade! **

- Avid ProTools Instrument Expansion Pack

Basehead SFX Database v.5.x

iZotope RX 8 Advanced ** Upgrade! **

Sony CD Architect v.5.2

HOFA CD & DDP Bundle

HOFA IQ Analyser V2

PLUG-INS

Audio Ease Speakerphone 2​

Avid Channel Strip

Avid Classic Compressors Bundle

Avid Cosmonaut Voice

Avid Dfi, LoFi, RectiFi

Avid Eleven MK II

Avid Eleven Effects, including

- Avid BBD Delay

- Avid Black Op Distortion

- Avid Black Shiny Wah

- Avid Black Spring

- Avid C1 Chorus-Vibrato

- Avid DC Distortion

- Avid Flanger**

- Avid Graphic EQ

- Avid Gray Compressor

- Avid Green JRC Overdrive

- Avid Orange Phaser

- Avid Roto Speaker

- Avid Tape Echo

- Avid Tri-KNob Fuzz

- Avid Vibe Phaser

- Avid White Boost

Avid Impact

Avid JOEMEEK Bundle

Avid Moogerfooger Bundle

Avid ProCompressor

Avid ProExpander

Avid ProLimiter

Avid Pro Multiband

Avid Pro Subharmonic

Avid Reel Tape Delay

Avid Reel Tape Flanger

Avid Reel Tape Saturation

Avid Reverb One

Avid ReVibe

Avid Slightly Rude Compressor

Avid Smack

Avid Tel Rey Variable Delay

Avid Voce Bundle

Avid X-Form

Blue Cat DP Meter Pro

Blue Cat Dynamics

Blue Cat FreqAnalyst Multi

Blue Cat FreqAnalyst Pro

Blue Cat Liny EQ

Blue Cat MB-5 Dynamix

Blue Cat MB-7 Mixer

Blue Cat Oscilloscope Multi

Blue Cat Parametr'EQ

Blue Cat Protector

Blue Cat Remote Control

Blue Cat Stereo Parametr'EQ

Blue Cat StereoScope Multi

Blue Cat StereoScope Pro

Blue Cat Widening Parametr'EQ

Boz Digital Labs Bark of Dog

Boz Digital Labs Panipulator

Biz Digital Labs Tilty Wilty

Cranesong Phoenix II

d16 Devastor

DUY Z-Room

Eiosis AIR EQ Premium

Eventide Omnipressor

Eventide UltraChannel Native

FabFilter Pro-Q 2

Focusrite d2/d3

FXpansion DCAM Free Comp

FXpansion VST to RTAS Adapter 2.0

HOFA IQ-Limiter V2 ​​

HOFA IQ Limiter V2 NetAux​

iZotope Alloy 2

iZotope Breaktweaker

iZotope Insight

iZotope Nectar 2 Production Suite

iZotope Ozone6 Advanced

iZotope RX4 Advanced

iZotope Stutter Edit

iZotope Trash 2 (expanded)

iZotope Vinyl

Klanghelm DC1A

Klanghelm IVGI

Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP

Kush Audio Electra DSP

Kush Audio Pusher

Kush Audio UBK-1

Line6 Amp Farm 3

Line6 Pod Farm 2 Platinum

Massey CT4

Massey CT5

Massey DRT

Massey DTM

Massey Tapehead

Massey TD5

McDSP Everything Pack, including

- 6020 Ultimate EQ

- SPC2000

- AE400 Active EQ

- 4020 Retro EQ

- 4030 Retro Compressor

- 4040 Retro Limiter

- 6030 Ultimate Compressor

- Analog Channel

- Channel G

- Channel G Compact

- CompressorBank

- DE555

- FilterBank

- FutzBox

- MC2000

- ML4000

- NF575

- Revolver

Metric Halo Production Bundle, including

- ChannelStrip3

- Character

- HaloVerb

- Multiband Dynamics

- Precision DeEsser

- TransientControl

- Multiband Expander

Metric Halo Thump

Native Instruments Driver

Native Instruments Replika

Newfangled Audio Elevate

Nomad Factory Bus Driver

Nugen Audio ISL

Ohmforce Frohmage

Ohmforce Ohmicide

Ohmforce Ohmygod

Ohmforce Predatohm

Plugin Alliance Accusonus Drumatom

Plugin Alliance Accusonus Drumatom Player

Plugin Alliance Accusonus ERA-D

Plugin Alliance bx_bassdude

Plugin Alliance bx_bluechorus2

Plugin Alliance bx_boom

Plugin Alliance bx_cleansweep Pro

Plugin Alliance bx_console

Plugin Alliance bx_control

​Plugin Alliance bx_digital

Plugin Alliance bx_distorange

Plugin Alliance bx_dynEQ V2

Plugin Alliance bx-greenscreamer

Plugin Alliance bx_hybrid

Plugin Alliance bx_limiter

Plugin Alliance bx_megadual

Plugin Alliance bx_megasingle

Plugin Alliance bx_meter

Plugin Alliance bx_opto

Plugin Alliance bx_opto pedal

Plugin Alliance bx_refinement

Plugin Alliancebx_rockrack PRO

Plugin Alliance bx_saturatorV2

Plugin Alliance bx_shredspread

Plugin Alliance bx_solo

Plugin Alliance bx_stereomaker

Plugin Alliance bx_xl

Plugin Alliance bx_yellowdrive

Plugin Alliance Chandler Limited GAV19T

Plugin Alliance Dangerous BAX EQ

Plugin Alliance elysia alpha compressor

Plugin Alliance elysia mpressor

Plugin Alliance elysia museq

Plugin Alliance elysia niveau filter

Plugin Alliance ENGL E646 VS

Plugin Alliance ENGL E765 RT

Plugin Alliance Maag EQ2

Plugin Alliance Maag EQ4

Plugin Alliance Millennia NSEQ-2

Plugin Alliance Millennia TCL-2

Plugin Alliance Noveltech Character

Plugin Alliance Noveltech Vocal Enhancer

Plugin Alliance ProAudioDSP DSM

Plugin Alliance SPL Attacker

Plugin Alliance SPL De-Esser

Plugin Alliance SPL De-Verb

Plugin Alliance SPL DrumXchanger

Plugin Alliance SPL EQ Rangers Vol.1

Plugin Alliance SPL Free Ranger

Plugin Alliance SPL Mo-Verb

Plugin Alliance SPL Passeq

​Plugin Alliance SPL Transient Designer Plus

Plugin Alliance SPL Twin Tube

Plugin Alliance SPL Vitalizer MK2-T

Plugin Alliance Unfiltered Audio G8

Plugin Alliance Unfiltered Audio Sandman

Plugin Alliance Vertigo VSC-2

Plugin Alliance Vertigo VSM-3

PSP Nitro

PSP PianoVerb

Quiet Arts Wave Rider

reFuse Lowender

Relab LX480 Complete

Sansamp PSA-1

Slate Digital FG-X

Slate Digital Trigger/Trigger 2 EX

Slate Digital VBC

Slate Digital VCC

Slate Digital VMR, including:

- Custom Series Bundle

- FG-Bomber

- Revival

- Virtual Console Collection

- Virtual Preamp Collection

Slate Digital VTM

Softube Abbey Road Brilliance Pack

Softube Active Equalizer

Softube Acoustic Feedback

Softube Bass Amp Room

Softube Drawmer S73

Softube FET Compressor

Softube Focusing Equalizer

Softube Metal Amp Room

Softube Mutronics Mutator

Softube Passive Equalizer

Softube Saturation Knob

Softube Spring Reverb

Softube Summit Audio Grand Channel

Softube Summit Audio EQF-100 Full Range Equalizer

Softube Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor

Softube Tonelux Tilt

Softube Transient Shaper

Softube Trident A-Range

Softube TSAR-1/TSAR-1R Reverb

Softube Tube Delay

Softube Tube-Tech Classic Channel

Softube Tube-Tech CL 1B Compressor

Softube Tube-Tech ME 1B Midrange Equalizer

Softube Tube-Tech PE 1C "Pultec" Equalizer

Softube Valley People Dyna-mite

Softube Vintage Amp Room

Sonnox Oxford Dynamics

​​Sonnox Oxford EQ

Sonnox Oxford Inflator

Sonnox Oxford Limiter

Sonnox Oxford Reverb

Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser

Sonnox Oxford TransMod

SoundToys Crystallizer

SoundToys Devil-Loc Deluxe

SoundToys Decapitator

SoundToys EchoBoy

SoundToys FilterFreak

SoundToys MicroShift

SoundToys PanMan

SoundToys PhaseMistress

SoundToys Radiator

SoundToys Tremolator

SSL Duende Native Drumstrip

Stillwell 1973

​Stillwell Bad Buss Mojo

Stillwell Bitter

Stillwell Bombardier

Stillwell CMX

Stillwell Dyno

Stillwell Event Horizon

Stillwell Major Tom

Stillwell Olga

Stillwell Oligarc

Stillwell Oligarc Filter

Stillwell Psycho Dither

Stillwell The Rocket

Stillwell Schope

Stillwell Sculpto

Stillwell Spectro

Stillwell TinMan

Stillwell Transient Monster

Stillwell Verbiage

Stillwell Vibe-EQ

Synchro Arts Revoice Pro

U-he Protoverb

URS A Series

URS A-Mix EQ

Valhalla FreqEcho

Valhalla Room

Valhalla Shimmer

Valhalla Vintage Verb

Waves Mercury Bundle V9, including

- 360 Surround Tools

- Aphex Aural Exciter

- API Collection

- Bass Rider

- CLA Classic Compressors

- dbx 160

- Diamond Bundle

- Dorrough Meter Collection

- DPR 402

- GTR3

- H-EQ

- InPhase

- IR1 & IR360

- JJP Collection

- Kramer HLS Channel

- Kramer Master Tape

- Kramer PIE Compressor

- L3-16 Multimaximizer

- L3 Multimaximizer

- LoAir

- MaxxVolume​

- NS1 Noise Supressor

- OneKnob Series

- REDD

- Scheps 73

- The Chris Lord-Alge Artist Signature Collection

- The Eddie Kramer Artist Signature Collection

- The Greg Wells Signature Series

- The Jack Joseph Puig Artist Signature Collection

- The Manny Marroquin Signature Collection

- The Tony Maserati Artist Signature Collection

- V-Series

- Vocal Bundle

- Vocal Rider

- WLM Plus

- WNS Noise Suppressor

- Z-Noise

Waves Abbey Road Collection

Waves NX​

Waves SSL Collection V9

VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS & LIBRARIES

Abbey Road 60's Drums

Acoustic Samples HipGig Drum Kit

Acoustic Samples Old Black Grand

AIRHybrid

AIR Loom

AIRStrike

AIRStructure

AIRTransfuser

AIR Vacuum Pro

AIRVelvet

Avid Xpand

Art Vista Virtual Grand

Arturia V Collection 4, including

- Arturia Analog Lab

- Arturia ARP2600 V

- Arturia CS-80V

- Arturia Jupiter 8V

- Arturia Matrix-12V

- Arturia Mini V

- Arturia Modular V

- Arturia Oberheim SEM V

- Arturia Prophet V & VS

- Arturia Solina V

- Arturia Spark 2

- Arturia Wurlitzer V

- Arturia VOX Cont. V

Arturia Brass

Arturia Spark Dubstep

Arturia Spark EDM

Arturia Spark VDM

FXpansion BFD3 (expanded)

FXpansion Orca

GForce M-Tron Pro, expanded with:

-ChamberTron

-OptiTron EX

Imperfect Samples Braunschweig Upright Piano Pro

Imperfect Samples Hohner White Baby Grand Piano (Complete)

iZotope Iris

KV331 Synthmaster

Native Instruments Absynth 5

Native Instruments B4/B4II

Native Instruments Battery 3

Native Instruments FM8

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5, expanded with:

- Rammfire

- Reflektor

- Solid Mix Series

- Traktor's 12

- Vintage Compressors (VC76, VC2A, VC 160)

Native Instruments Kontakt 5

Native Instruments Kore 2 Player

Native Instruments Massive

Native Instruments Reaktor 5, expanded with:

- Prism

- Skanner

- Spark

- The Finger

Native Instruments Studio Drummer

Native Instruments Vintage Organs

Propellerheads Reason 2.5

Softube Heartbeat

Spectrasonics Keyscape ** New! **

Spectrasonics Omnisphere

Spectrasonics Stylus RMX

Spectrasonics Trilian

Slate Digital SSD4 Platinum (expanded)

Synth Magic Siel PX

Waves Codex

Waves Element

©2017 by Ben Eggehorn/Recording Services