Rarefied Recording, a San Diego Recording Studio

Equipment Rental

Given the current situation with COVID-19 it means that you cannot come in to track anything at Rarefied. However, there’s no reason why a lot of the gear here couldn’t be rented by you so you can record at home with equipment that you normally wouldn’t have access to. Equipment can be safely picked up at the studio or dropped off at your location (as long as it is within a reasonable distance). If needed, a video tutorial will be provided to show you how to properly use the piece of gear. Important accessories can be provided as well (cables, stands, etc.). Please contact Rarefied if you are interested in anything listed below and we’ll get back to you with a quote.

Here is a list of gear that is rentable from the studio:

CONVERTERS

  • Apogee AD-16X
  • Apogee DA-16X
  • Apogee Quartet

MIC PRE-AMPS/DI’S

  • Ampex 351
  • Ampex 600
  • Highland Dynamics + delta 4-7
  • API 3124+
  • John Hardy M-1 x4
  • Chandler TG-2 500
  • Helios Type 69 500 x2
  • Electrodyne 501 x2
  • Universal Audio 6176
  • Shadow Hills Mono Gama
  • Altec 1589b
  • A-Designs REDDI tube direct box
  • Tonecraft 363 tube direct box
  • Radial JDI Stereo passive direct box

MICS

  • Neumann U47
  • Neumann U67
  • Upton 251
  • Lomo 19A18
  • Microtech Gefell UM92.1S
  • Telefunken (Schoeps) 221b x2
  • AEA R44
  • AEA R84
  • AEA R88
  • Coles 4038 x2
  • Royer R-121
  • beyerdynamic M160 x2
  • beyerdynamic M260
  • RCA 77 DX
  • RCA BK-5B
  • Cloud JRS-34
  • Shure SM7B
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM57 w/ TAB Funkenwerk transformer mod
  • Shure SM57 w/ Granelli Audio Labs right angle mod
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure Beta 57
  • Shure Beta 52a
  • Shure SM86
  • beyerdynamic M 201 TG
  • sE Electronics V7
  • Electrovoice RE-20
  • Electrovoice 630
  • Electrovoice 644
  • AKG D12E
  • AKG D112
  • Heil Sound PR-20
  • Heil Sound PR-40
  • Sennheiser MD 421 mk II x2
  • Sennheiser MD 441-U
  • Sennheiser e906
  • Audio Technica ATM230 x3
  • Altec Salt Shaker
  • Placid Audio Copperphone
  • Placid Audio Carbonphone w/ Tone Box
  • Yamaha SubKick
  • Soundelux ifet7
  • AKG 414 EB (brass ring) x2
  • Josephson e22s
  • Stapes omni’s x2
  • Scott Helmke Alice x2
  • Audio Technica AT4050 x2
  • Audio Technica ATR55
  • Audio Technica AT871 x4
  • Audio Technica PRO 70 lavalier
  • Peluso P84 x2
  • Oktava MK-012

INSTRUMENTS

  • Rhodes Mark I
  • Farfisa mini-Compact organ
  • Micromoog
  • Behringer Model D
  • Mellotron Micro
  • ARP Solina SE-IV String Ensemble
  • Elektron SID Station
  • Studio Electronics ATC-1
  • Korg MS2000R
  • Korg Wavestation
  • Roland JV-2080
  • Novation 61 SL Mk II
  • Yamaha PSS-130
  • Premier Genista drum kit w/ Slingerland snare, Zildjian K hi-hats/ride, and Paiste crash
  • Deagan Vibraphone
  • Oscar Schmidt Autoharp
  • Glockenschpiel
  • Pono Ukulele
  • Epiphone Les Paul
  • Danelectro Hornet re-issue
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender P-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
  • Electroharmonix Super Space Drum
  • Ace Tone Rhythm Ace drum machine
  • Conn min-o-matic drum machine
  • Kay R-12 Rhythmer drum machine
  • Stylophone
  • Kalimba
  • Hohner melodica
  • Schoenhut toy piano
  • Assorted percussion

AMPS

  • Fender Bandmaster (black face) w/ 2×12 cab
  • Ampeg Gemini
  • Ampeg B-15N
  • Sears Silvertone Model 1482
  • Traynor YGM-3
  • Fender Greta

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
  • Chase Bliss Audio Dark World
  • 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
  • Gamechanger Plasma Pedal
  • Gamechanger Plus Pedal
  • Bugera PS1 Power Soak

OTHER

  • Tascam HD-R1
  • Tascam CD-A700 (CD player/Cassette deck)
  • Cloud Microphones CL-1 Cloudlifter
  • Soyuz Launcher
  • Dynamount X1-R
  • Behringer Powerplay 16 with up to 5 remote mixers and headphones
  • Latch Lake micKing 3300 mic stand x3
  • DR Pro short and tall mic stands
  • Sound Anchor fixed speaker stands
  • Mogami mic cables
  • Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones x2
  • Various audio adapters