Velvet Swan Music/Recording: Gear
Here is a list of the gear available at Velvet Swan:

Recording Formats

Wire Recorder - We are one on the few studios to still utilize the Wire Recorder ( pre - tape ) our machine works great and we have plenty of blank reels available.
2" 24 track reel to reel - Otari MTR-90 (30ips), the industry standard workhorse (think Pink Floyd)
Tascam DA - 38 / 88 - We use this Digital format because the tape is inexpensive, easy to work with and they have a warm sound (for this era of digital technology).
1/4" Telefunken Magnetophon 15a - mastering deck 30 ips. We are the only studio in the USA to own 2 on these machines ( yes they sound incredible) pure analog mix down from 2" to 1/4 " 30ips Telefunken) it doesn't get better.
Mobile Recording - We will record on site via DA - 38 / 88
Computer - We are looking into a lap top computer system and the best format to suit our needs be it Motu / Digital performer, Pro tools or RADAR.
Direct to Disc 78 rpm Recorder - Send your new project to a major record Label on 78 rpm discs (we have lots of blank 78 rpm discs).
1/4" - 1/4 Track - Teac - For Transfers to CD, 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15 IPS

Console / Desk - Amek Angela 28-channel in-line console - "The Legendary Classic"

Rupert Neve upgrade with all P&G faders

Monitors
Auratone
Yamaha NS-10
Minimus-7

Microphones
Vintage 50's AKG D25-1
AKG 414 B-ULS - 1
Vintage 50's Neumann KM Tube 54-1
Vintage 60's Neumann - KM84 - 2
Vintage 67 Neumann - U87 - 2
Vintage 70's Sennheiser - 441 - 1
Vintage 70's Sennheiser - MKH405 - 2
Vintage 70's Sennhesier 421-1
Vintage 60's Electrovoice RE-15-3
Vintage 70's Beyer Dynamic - 2
Sure SM7-1
Vintage 70's Shure SM59 - 2
Vintage 70's Shure - SM58 - 2
Vintage 70's Shure - SM57 - 4
Rode (tube) - NTV - 2
Vintage 40's RCA 44BX (ribbon) - 2
Vintage 50's RCA BK 5 - 1
Vintage 50's RCA 77 (ribbon) - 1
Vintage 30's Altec 639B "Bird Cage" (ribbon) - 1
Vintage 50's AKG D12-1
Crown
Vintage 50's Electrovoice 666 - 1
Vintage 70's Electrovoice RE-20-1
Uher
Little Tikes
Astaic
Audix
 
 
 
 
Mic Pres / Compressors
SSL G-bus
1176 Compressor - 3
DBX 161 - 4
DBX - 900 Rack
DBX 902 de-esser - 4
DBX Gate - 903 - 2
DBX Noise Gat-463X-1
DBX noise reduction - 926 - 2
Telefunken 672- 12
Telefunken V72-4
HHb Radios 10 - 4
UREI / JBL - 7110 - 2
DBX - compressor - 163x - 1
RNC - really nice compressor - 2
 
Effects
AMS-DMX 15-80 SB Delay
Warp Factory
Filter Factory
Tube Echoplex
Roland re-501 space echo/chorus
Lexicon PCM-60 (reverb unit)
Alessis wedge (reverb)
MXR - Rackmount Vintage 70's
Flanger/Doubler (blue face)
DBX - 904 - Flanger
Lexicon - MPX 100 (reverb)
Fairchild 658a Reverbertron
(motown)
Eventide H3000


Pedal effects
Univibe
Talk box
Octavia
Vox
Phase 90
Sam Ash Fuzz
Big Muff
Small Stone
Fuzz Face
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tc...

Keyboards
6 foot Concert Grand Piano (custom made 1927 Grinell Bros - very in-tune)
Arp Omni 2
Roland XP-30 w/ mellowtrons
Electric Wurlitzer
Fender Rhoads
Clavinett
Jaymar (toy Piano)
Hammond A-100 with foot pedals and Leslie 147 RV
Moog The Source

 

Drums
Gretch 1950's round badge 20", 12", 14" all stands

 

Other Percussion
Thumb Piano
Slide whistle
Shakers
Bells
Glockenspiel (full-size)
...
lots more

 

 

 

 

Amplifiers
Marshall JCM 800 - 100-watt 212 combo
1959 Fender Tweed Harvard
1958 Fender Tweed Princeton
Fender Tweed Tremolux
Fender Tweed Bandmaster 1957
Fender Tweed deluxe 1958 -2
Fender Tweed Champ 1951
Fender Bassman 1967
Ampeg Guitar Amp (early 50's Prototype/of a kind)
Ampeg B-15 1958 (Bass Amp)
Vox Pathfinder 1964
Gibson GA55 1957
Gibson GA 50 1956
Roland
Gretsch 6150T - 1960's
Polytone
..and many more

 

Left Handed Guitars
D' Aquisto special 24 fret solid body with tone chambers
D' Aquisto centura electric
1962 Fender Stratocaster
1960 Carlo Robelli/Gibson Les Paul standard flame top w/ T-top Pickups
1935 Gibson L75
1968 Gibson 175d
1968 Gibson hummingbird
1964 Gibson hummingbird 12 string
1820's Gibson 14" 6 string banjo
1968 Dobro
1932 National Steel (Buka White's guitar)

1958 Martin 00021

 






 

 


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