Studio

What's the point of having a great sounding kit if most of the world can't hear it?

That was the thought that went through Sean's head when he first starting building his studio. More than a decade later and spending enough on studio gear to triple the cost of his kit, Sean now has a project studio worthy of his drums.

Sean goes into detail on the decision making process in buying gear for his studio in the below four part blog series:


Microphones

  • Royer R-121
  • Advanced Audio CM47se
  • Earthworks TC30k (pr)
  • Beyerdynamic Opus 88 x6
  • AKG D 112
  • Sennheiser MD 421 II x2
  • Beyerdynamic Opus 99
  • Sennheiser e604 x4
  • Beyerdynamic M 201 TG
  • AKG C 430 x2
  • Rode NT1-A
  • Heil The Fin
  • Heil Sound PR-20UT
  • Shure SM58 x2

Outboard Gear

  • API 3124+
  • Avalon VT-737sp
  • A Designs Pacifica
  • Universal Audio 6176
  • Empirical Labs Distressor EL8X x2
  • dbx 166XL
  • Behringer Tube Ultragain T1953 (tubes replaced with Tung-Sol 12AX7 Gold Pin)
  • PreSonus HP60

Interfaces

  • MOTU 896HD
  • MOTU 8Pre
  • Univeral Audio Apollo Twin USB
  • Roland RPC-1/SI-24
  • Behringer Ultramatch Pro

Software

  • Sonar X1 Producer
  • Melodyne Editor
  • Waves
    • Gold Bundle
    • API Collection
    • Eddie Kramer Guitar Channel
    • OneKnob Pumper
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 - QUAD Core
    • Additional Plug-Ins
    • Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder
    • Fairchild Tube Limiter Plug-In Collection
    • SPL TwinTube Processor
    • SPL Transient Designer
    • Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment Tool
    • Cambridge EQ
    • Cooper Time Cube MkII Delay
    • Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection
    • Oxide Tape Recorder
    • UA 610-B
    • Softube Amp Room Half-stack and Softube Bass Amp Room 8x10
    • RAW
    • Helios Type 69 EQ
  • Soundtoys 5.2
  • Blue Cat Audio - FreqAnalyst 2
  • Tokyo Dawn Records
    • Feedback Compressor II
    • VOS SlickEQ
  • Guitar Rig 4 LE

Miscellaneous

  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 headphones x2
  • Direct Sound EX-29
  • M-Audio BX8 Monitors
  • Furman Power Conditions x3
  • NetworkSound Mamba XDB
  • Behringer X-Touch
  • Hosa PDR-369
  • Alesis MultiMix 12 Firewire
  • Auralex
    • Promax
    • Mopad
    • Venus Bass Trap
    • Designer 114
  • Primacoustic
    • CrashGuard
    • CrashGuard 421