Professional studio gear is essential to achieve depth, clarity, warmth. Here you'll find a truly world class combination of valve, analogue and digital equipment - the same studio-classic tools deployed in recording some of your favourite albums.

However, engineering skills, room acoustics, dedication, creativity, a good understanding of the production process and the ability of establishing good working relationships are indeed as significant and valuable.

All the right elements must be in place to make a great record, and being able to choose the right recording and production techniques depending on material, style and way of playing is a very important but often overlooked aspect...

I have years of experience in bringing out the best sound and performance from people playing all different kind of styles.

While playing live is always encouraged, there is no standard recipe. It all comes down to identifying what works best specifically for you, then set things up accordingly.

Having said all that, the calibre of equipment you find here is very rare in recording studios in this price range. By all means not the only factor in determining the quality of your end product, but it does make a huge difference.

Please find full details below. All photos were taken at 21SEVEN.

Microphones



VALVE:
- Wunder Audio CM7-GTS
- Telefunken AR51

LARGE DIAGPHRAM:
- Neumann U87
- AKG 414b xls (two)

SMALL DIAGPHRAM:
- Neumann KM184 (stereo pair)
- Shoeps cmc5 with MK4 capsule (stereo pair)

RIBBON MICROPHONES:
- Coles 4038
- Beyerdynamic M160
- Beyerdynamic M260

DYNAMIC MICROPHONES:
- Shure SM7b
- Sennheiser 421
- Sennheiser 441 (pair)
- Electrovoice RE20
- Shure SM57
- Shure SM58

Clip MICROPHONES:
- DPA Dvote 4099 (pair)

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Outboard



MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIERS:
- Neve 1073 DPA
- Universal Audio LA-610
- DAV Electronics BG2
- A-Designs Pacifica

COMPRESSORS AND LIMITERS:
- API 2500 stereo bus compressor
- Neve 535 (two)
- SSL G 4000+ compressor
- Manley "Vari Mu"
- Mohog Audio Mofet76
- Pendulum Audio ES8 tube limiter
- Pendulum Audio PL2 limiter
- BAC 500 (two)
- Valley People Dyna-mite compressor
- Leviathan APA opto compressor (two)

SPECIAL PROCESSING:
- Portico 542 tape saturator (two)
- Little Labs VOG 500 (two)
- Zulu by Handsome Audio (passive tape simulator)
- Kush Audio "Fatso"
- Overstayer Saturator NT-02a

EQUALIZERS:
- Portico 5033 parametric EQ (two)
- Neve 551 (two)
- Kush Audio Clariphonic (two)
- Kush Audio Electra (two)
- Chandler "Little Devil" EQs (two)
- A-Designs EM-PEQ2 stereo equalizers (two)
- API 550b (pair)

REVERB UNITS:
- Bricasti M7
- Klark Teknik DN50 (spring reverb)
- Demeter Real Reverb (spring reverb)

DI BOXES AND REAMPING:
- A-Designs Reddi
- Little Labs - Redeye 3D
- Radial JDI stereo

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guitars



ACOUSTIC:
- Martin D28
- Gibson Hummingbird
- Martin 00015m
- Gibson j45
- Taylor GS5
- Larrivee P03z
- Guild M120
[more details in the new acoustic guitars page]

ELECTRIC GUITARS and BASSES:
- Fender Stratocaster American Special
- American Standard Telecaster
- Japanese Fender '52 Telecaster reissue
- Gibson Les Paul Studio
- Fender American Standard Precision Bass

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GUITAR and bass amps



- Fender '57 Tweed Twin (custom shop series)
- Watkins Westminster (vintage amp, 1959)
- Fender Vibrochamp (vintage amp, 1978)
- Vox AC15 H1TV (hand-wired series)
- Ceriatone JTM45
- Fargen Micro Plex
- Ampeg BA 112

All amplifiers are fitted with the best quality, military grade vintage valves from 1950s, 60s and 70s. Those deliver a sound that no modern production valve can get even near to.

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guitar pedals



SATURATION:
Ibanez TS9 Tubescreamer (original version), Chandler Germanium Drive, Boss Superoverdrive SD1 (1990s version), Wampler Ecstasy

DISTORTION AND BOOST
Boss DS1 Distortion (original "black label" version), Zombie Klone, William Ranger Tonemaster, The Rat (original version)

FUZZ
Electro Harmonix Big Muff (first Russian version), Electro Harmonix Big Muff (Version 4, "OP-AMP" version - 1978), Analogue Man Sun Face, Fulltone '69 MKII, Williams Stone Bender MKIII, Throbak Fuzz Haze, Roger Mayer Axis Fuzz, Dunlop Fuzz Face (Jimi Hendrix Special Edition)

COMPRESSORS:
Keeley Compressor Pro, Barber Tone Press

DELAYS:
Boss DM2 (original "black label" version), Vintage Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, JHS Panther Cub, DOD FX90

TREMOLOS:
Diamond Tremolo, White Whale Tremolo, Roger Mayer Tremolo

PHASERS:
Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe, Vintage Electro Harmonix Small Stone, Maxon Rotary Phaser, Vintage MXR Phase 90

REVERBS:
White Whale spring reverb, Carl Martin Spring reverb, ScreamingFX Uverbia spring reverb, Strymon Big Sky

CHORUS AND FLANGERS:
MRX analogue Chorus 234, Ibanez FL9 (original 1980s version), Boss BF2 (green label)

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Drums and keyboards



- Yamaha SY55 keyboard, 61 keys
- Studiologic SL990 PRO keyboard, 88 fully weighted keys
- Custom built hybrid drum kit [more details HERE]

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converters, monitoring and software



CONVERTERS

- Mytek 8x192 ADDA
- Burl Audio Bomber DAC and ADC
- RME RayDat PCIe card

MONITORING

- Monitors: PSI Audio A17-m, Kef LS50
- Headphones: Sennheiser HD650, 3 x Sennheiser HD280, Beyerdynamic DT770m

SOFTWARE and HARDWARE

Custom built PC with Intel i7 quad core processor (3.6 ghz), 32 gigabytes of RAM and solid state drives.

Pro Tools 11
Cubase Pro 10

Plugins by Waves, Softube, FXpansion, Sound Toys, Native Instruments and Fabfilter

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