Music Production School – Equipment

Here is a complete list of the music production school equipment.

Digidesign Pro Tools – Now Known as Avid Pro Tools

  • Digidesign Pro Tools Mix + DSP Farm card + 2 x 888 & 882 interfaces 32 track hard disk recording system.
  • Digidesign Pro Tools III V5 +888 & 882 interfaces 16 track hard disk recording system.
  • Digidesign Pro Tools LE. v8 x 7
  • 7x Digidesign Mboxes.
  • 1 X Digi 002 rack.

Apple Workstations

  • 1 X Apple Powermac G5 computer
  • 4 x Apple PowerMac G4 computers
  • 2 x Apple Macminis Intel.

Surface Controller

  • Mackie Control Universal + 2 X extenders (24 channels)

Music Software

  • Antares Autotune
  • TC Master X
  • Apple Logic Pro V 8 and 9
  • Kontakt
  • Cubase
  • Reason
  • 50+ gigabites of samples.

Multi-Track Tape Recorder

  • Fostex G16 1/2″ 16 track tape recorder.

Mixing Desk

  • Phonic 18:4:2 mixer
  • 2 x Studiomaster Series II 24:16:2 mixers with MIDI mute.
  • Fostex DMT100 MIDI mixer.

Recording Studio Equipment

  • XRI XR300 SMPTE synchroniser.
  • Quad amp + Tannoy monitors.
  • Fostex D20B timecode DAT recorder.
  • Casio DA7 DAT recorder.
  • Casio DA2 DAT recorder with digital transfer.
  • Sony Minidisc recorder.
  • Plextor CD writer.
  • Yamaha CDRW.
  • Denon DRM 800A 3-head cassette deck.

Studio Microphones

  • Neumann U87
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM58
  • AKG C451
  • 2 x AKG C1000s’s
  • AKG D190E
  • AKG D202
  • AKG D12
  • AKG D112
  • 2 x PZM’s

Effects, Processors

  • 3 x Yamaha SPX 900 programmable digital multi effects units.
  • Alesis Midiverb II digital multi effects unit.
  • Zoom 9120 digital programmable multi effects.
  • Drawmer Compressor/Limiter.
  • Drawmer quad gate.
  • Symetrix Quadrophonic Noise Gate-Expander.
  • Yamaha Q2031 31 band Graphic Equaliser.

Ancillary Equipment

  • Beyer-Dynamic DT100 headphones.
  • Denon CD player.
  • Spectrum Analyser. Oscilloscope.
  • 6 X 48 way normalised patchbays.
  • Various DI boxes.

The Live Recording Studio

  • 2 X Live rooms: Fender Twin Reverb 100 watt amplifier, drum kit and headphone foldback

Workstation Studio

  • Computer studio with 4 x Mac G4 workstations
  • 1 x Apple Mac G5 workstation
  • 1x Apple Mac Mini Workstation

Studio and Musical Instruments

  • 1 x Akai S5000 Sampler
  • 4 x Akai S3000XL Samplers + extensive sound library.
  • Akai S1000 20 Meg Sampler + extensive sound library.
  • Roland JV 2080 sound module,
  • Roland JD800 programmable digital synthesiser,
  • Roland JD990 sound module,
  • Roland D10 8 part multitimbral LA synth,
  • Roland Juno 106 polyphonic analog synth,
  • Novation Supernova.
  • 3 x Korg X5DR sound modules.
  • Yamaha TX81Z 8 part multitimbral expander.
  • Vintage Korg MS20
  • Roland SH101
  • TB303 analog monosynths.
  • Groove MIDI/CV converter.
  • Yamaha acoustic 6 string guitar,
  • Hohner 12 string guitar.
  • Fender Anniversary Stratocaster electric guitar.
  • Gretsch drum kit.
  • Bass guitar.
  • Mandolin.
  • Many percussion instruments.

The studio is capable of doing both live acoustic tape and digital multi-track recordings and computerised sequencer and sampler recordings which are all synchronised together. Live band recordings are possible using the 2 live rooms simultaneously for audio separation.