Rarefied Recording, a San Diego Recording Studio

Recording Gear

Mixing Console

  • AMS-Neve Genesys, 32 channel mixer

Tape Machine

  • MCI JH16 2” 16 Track refurbished by Chris Mara

Converters

  • Apogee AD-16X x2
  • Apogee DA-16X x2
  • Burl B2 Bomber ADC

Mic Pre-Amps/DI’s

  • AMS-Neve 1073 x32 (in console)
  • Ampex 350
  • Ampex 600
  • Mercury m72s
  • API 3124+
  • John Hardy M-1 x4
  • Chandler TG-2 500
  • Chandler Germanium
  • Helios Type 69 500 x2
  • Electrodyne 501 x2
  • Universal Audio 610B (left side of a 6176)
  • Shadow Hills Mono Gama
  • Altec 1589b
  • A-Designs REDDI tube direct box
  • Tonecraft 363 tube direct box

Compressors

  • Emperical Labs Distressor EL-8
  • Neve 33609J/D
  • ADR Compex F760X-RS re-issue
  • Smart Research C1
  • Universal Audio LA-3A
  • Universal Audio 1176 (right side of a 6176)
  • Purple Audio MC77
  • Skibbe Electronics “Red Stripe” 5-9C
  • Highland Dynamics BG2
  • AnaMod AM660 x2
  • Orban 424A
  • Standard Audio Level-Or x2
  • Valley Audio 433 Dynamite 3
  • dbx 160 VU
  • dbx 160X

Equalizers

  • AMS-Neve 1084 x16 (in Console)
  • AMS-Neve 88R x16 (in Console)
  • Pultec (Pulse Techniques) EQM-1S3 x2
  • Speck ASC-V x2
  • API 560
  • Orban 622B

Reverbs

  • Demeter Real Reverb
  • MicMix Master Room XL-305 Spring Reverb
  • Furman Sound RV-1
  • Alesis Midiverb II
  • Roland R-880 w/ Lee Quintana presets

Delays

  • Yamaha E1010
  • Moog 500 series analog delay
  • T-Rex Replicator

Other Outboard

  • Tascam HD-R1
  • Overstayer Saturator NT-02A
  • Moog The Ladder x2
  • Empirical Labs DerrEsser
  • Elysia Nvelope 500
  • Radial EXTC x2
  • Radial PhazeQ
  • Cloud Microphones CL-1 Cloudlifter
  • Dynamount X1-R
  • Hearback 4-pack

Mics

  • Neumann U67
  • Lomo 19A18
  • Microtech Gefell UM92.1S
  • Telefunken (Schoeps) 221b x2
  • AEA R44
  • AEA R84
  • Coles 4038 x2
  • Royer R-121
  • beyerdynamic M160 x2
  • beyerdynamic M260
  • RCA BK-5B
  • Cloud JRS-34
  • Cascade VIN-JET x2
  • Oktava ML52
  • Golden Age R1
  • Shure SM7
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM57 w/ TAB Funkenwerk transformer mod
  • Shure SM57 w/ Granelli Audio Labs right angle mod
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure Beta 57
  • Shure SM86
  • Electrovoice RE-20
  • Electrovoice 630
  • AKG D12E
  • AKG D112
  • Heil Sound PR-20
  • Heil Sound PR-40
  • Sennheiser MD 421 mk II x2
  • Sennheiser MD 441-U
  • Sennheiser e906
  • Altec Salt Shaker
  • Placid Audio Copperphone
  • Placid Audio Carbonphone w/ Tone Box
  • Yamaha SubKick
  • Soundelux ifet7
  • Josephson e22s
  • Stapes omni’s x2
  • Scott Helmke Alice x2
  • Studio Projects C1 w/ microphone-parts.com mod
  • Audio Technica AT4050 x2
  • Audio Technica ATR55
  • Audio Technica AT871 x4
  • Peluso P84 x2
  • Ear Trumpet Labs Edwina

Instruments

  • Boston Baby Grand Piano
  • Rhodes Mark I
  • Farfisa mini-Compact organ
  • Hammond B-2 w/ Trek II percussion upgrade and Leslie Model 145
  • Micromoog
  • Elektron SID station
  • Studio Electronics ATC-1
  • Studio Electronics Omega 2
  • Access Virus B
  • Korg MS2000R
  • Korg Wavestation
  • Roland JV-2080
  • Novation 61 SL Mk II
  • Casio SK-1
  • Yamaha PSS-130
  • Premier Genista drum kit w/ Slingerland snare, Zildjian K hi-hats/ride, and Paiste crash
  • Deagan Vibraphone
  • Marimba
  • Oscar Schmidt Autoharp
  • Glockenschpiel
  • Pono Ukulele
  • Gibson Les Paul Custom
  • Epiphone Les Paul
  • Danelectro Hornet re-issue
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Fender P-bass
  • Jay Turser viola bass
  • Kay acoustic
  • Kay classical
  • Alvarez acoustic
  • Tru-tone acoustic
  • Belmont banjo
  • Theremin
  • Remco Sound FX
  • Korg Monotron Delay and Duo
  • Korg Monotribe
  • Korg Volca Beats
  • Ace Tone Rhythm Ace drum machine
  • Conn min-o-matic drum machine
  • Kay R-12 Rhythmer drum machine
  • Hohner melodica
  • Assorted percussion

Amps

  • Fender Bandmaster (black face) w/ 2×12 cab
  • Fender Twin Reverb (silver face)
  • Fender Harvard Reverb
  • Ampeg Gemini
  • Ampeg B-15N
  • Traynor YGM-3
  • Fender Greta
  • Orange Micro Crush

Effects Pedals

  • Mu-Tron Phasor II
  • JHS Crayon
  • JHS Little Black Buffer
  • Morely Power Wah Volume
  • Electroharmonix Big Muff Pi (green and black)
  • Electroharmonix Small Clone
  • Electroharmonix Small Stone Nano
  • Electroharmonix Deluxe Memory Boy
  • Electroharmonix Analogizer
  • Electroharmonix Octave Multiplexer
  • Electroharmonix V256 Vocoder
  • Meris Ottobit Jr.
  • tc electronics Ditto looper
  • Moog Minifooger MF Trem
  • Moog Minifooger MF Flange
  • Moog Minifooger MF Drive
  • Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl
  • Voodoo Labs Micro Vibe
  • Radial Big Shot ABY
  • Schreyer spring reverb
  • Peavey Valverb tube spring reverb/tremolo
  • Dr. Fishsticks 6W Leslie controller (for interfacing a guitar to the Leslie speaker)
  • SansAmp Classic

Computer/DAW/Interface Hardware

  • Mac Pro (in IsoBox)
  • Avid Pro Tools 10 and 12
  • Logic Pro X
  • Sony Soundforge 2.0
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad
  • MOTU MIDI Express XT

Plug-ins

  • UAD-2
    • 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier
    • 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifier
    • Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder
    • BOSS CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
    • Cambridge EQ
    • CS-1 Channel Strip
    • DreamVerb Room Modeler
    • Elysia Mpressor
    • EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverberator
    • EMT 250 Classic Electronic Reverb
    • EP-34 Tape Echo
    • Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection
    • Fairchild 670 Compressor
    • Little Labs Voice Of God Bass Resonance
    • Nigel Multi-Effects Guitar Processing
    • Precision De-Esser
    • Precision Limiter
    • Pultec EQP-1A Legacy
    • Pultec Pro EQ Legacy
    • Pultec Passive EQ Collection
    • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler
    • Roland Dimension D
    • Roland RE-201 Space Echo Tape Delay
    • SPL Transient Designer
    • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier
    • AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb
    • Cooper Time Cube
  • Altiverb 7
  • Soundtoys Native Effects bundle v5
  • Drumagog
  • Waves Gold Bundle
  • Waves Abbey Road Reel ADT
  • Waves Kramer Master Tape
  • Waves TG12345
  • Waves Kramer PIE Compressor
  • Waves REDD
  • Valhalla Vintage Verb
  • Slate Mix/Master FX Bundle
  • Antares Auto-Tune 8
  • Celemony Melodyne 4 Assistant
  • Izotope RX5
  • Izotope Vinyl
  • Izotope VocalSynth
  • Eventide Tverb
  • Sound Radix Surfer EQ 2
  • Sound Radix Drum Leveler
  • and many more…

Monitors

  • Dynaudio M3A’s biamped w/ 2 Bryston 4BSST2 PRO’s and a 10B-LR-PRO active cross-over
  • Neumann KH 310 A’s
  • Avantone Active MixCubes