The Tool Shed

How does one describe a studio designed for the purposes of sound design and production utilizing vintage hardware  and modern day in the box digital technology? Is hybrid a suitable label for this type of studio? I’m not sure anymore, but I do know when I get to work in here nothing can stop my creativity from it’s potential to grow.

I’ve worked on records at some very impressive studios in New York City such as Unique, Quad, INS, Power Play, Marathon, Funky Slice, Kingston, Chung King, Firehouse, A.G., Brooklyn Sound Lab and Hit Factory. Sat behind consoles by Neve, SSL, MCI, Harrison and Euphonix and learned from people like Howie Tee, Chubb Rock, Jam-Master Jay, Eric Sermon, Ted Currier, Peter Diaro, Bob Brockman, Bob Power, Shane Faber, Eric Roache and Yanni Papadopoulos to name a few and got to put my hands on lots of  gear over the decades.

This studio not only honor those memories, experiences  and the people who all played a part of my personal and musical timeline, but it humbles me that I’m still here working towards my 3rd decade within the music industry.

Studio Gear:

Custom Built PC running Windows 7
HP Pavilion a1747c Running Windows Vista
HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop Running Windows 7
Tascam M-2600MKII Mixing Console
Tascam DA-30 MKII DAT Recorder
Tascam 134 4-Track Recorder
Tascam 238 8-Track Recorder
Image-Line FL Studio
Image-Line Groove Machine
Image-Line Drumaxx
Image-Line Harmor
Image-Line Harmless
Image-Line Sawer
Image-Line PoiZone
Image-Line Morphine
Image-Line Biohazard
Image-Line Sukura
Image-Line Ogun
Image-Line Sytrus
Image-Line Vocodex
Image-Line New Tone
Image-Line Pitcher
Image-Line Gross Beat
Image-Line Maximus
Image-Line Direct Wave
IK Multimedia T-Racks 3 Deluxe
IK Multimedia Black 76
IK Multimedia White 2A
Native Instruments Komplete 8 Ultimate
Native Instruments Maschine
FXPansion BFD2
Roland SP-808
Ensoniq ASR-X
Ensoniq ASR-10
Emu Emax
Akai S-900
Alesis Control Pad w/Hi-Hat and Kick Pedals
Epiphone Les Paul Jr.
Squire Bullet Strat
Washburn Bantam Bass
Akai MPK-49 Midi Controller
Akai MPD-26 Pad Controller
Akai MPK Mini Midi Controller
Numark PT-01 Portable Turntable
Numark TTX-USB Turntables
Numark CDX Turntables
Numark M3 DJ Mixer
Numark M1 USB Mixer
Numark Virtual Vinyl
Native Instruments Audio4 Soundcard
Native Instruments Traktor
Behringer Xenyx1202FX Mixer w/ Effects
Behringer Tube UltraGain Mic200
MXL 990 microphone
M-Audio Nova microphone
Presonus Firestudio Project
Alesis ADAT XT recorder