Blackbird Studio

"The Ultimate Marriage Between Cutting Edge and Vintage"

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Studio A Equipment

  • Console
    • Neve 8078

      Neve 8078

  • Mic Pres and Equalisers
    • API 312 Mic Preamp (x2)

      API 312 Mic Preamp

    • API 550A Discrete 3 Band EQ (x2)

      API 550A Discrete 3 Band EQ

      Few equalizers enjoy the respect and admiration of the coveted API 550A. Designed by the now-legendary Saul Walker in the late '60s, the discrete 550A was first used as a modular OEM equalizer. As the industry rapidly embraced the sonic quality of the 550A, it quickly found its way into many custom console designs by Frank DeMedio and other leading engineers. Many of these consoles are still in use today.

    • BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer

      BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer

    • Chandler Limited EMI TG12345 Curve Bender Stereo EQ

      Chandler Limited EMI TG12345 Curve Bender Stereo EQ

    • EMI TG 12412 Mic Preamp (x2)

      EMI TG 12412 Mic Preamp

    • GML 8200 Parametric EQ

      GML 8200 Parametric EQ

    • GML Mic Preamp (x4)

      GML Mic Preamp

    • Neve 1081 Mic Preamp/EQ

      Neve 1081 Mic Preamp/EQ

    • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (x2)

      Pultec EQP-1A EQ

    • Shadow Hills Mono Gama Mic Preamp

      Shadow Hills Mono Gama Mic Preamp

    • Telefunken V72 Mic Pre-Amp (x6)

      Telefunken V72 Mic Pre-Amp

      At the dawn of the 1960s, AEG-Telefunken was a major manufacturer of broadcast equipment, and their systems were found in radio stations around the globe. The venerable V72 and its relatives were an important part of these facilities: rugged, dependable, quality units that stayed in operation for decades, and are still highly valued today.

    • Telefunken V76 Mic Preamp (x4)

      Telefunken V76 Mic Preamp

  • Dynamics
    • API 2500 Stereo Compressor

      API 2500 Stereo Compressor

    • Alan Smart C2 Stereo Compressor

      Alan Smart C2 Stereo Compressor

      This outboard compressor can be used in a dual-mono or linked-stereo configuration. Engaging the "crush" control will really accentuate your compression in a musical way.

    • Chandler Limited EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter

      Chandler Limited EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter

      Based on the EMI equipment used to record the Beatles at Abbey Road, the TG limiter boasts many great features including: switchable input impedance for hard or soft driving of the unit, 11-position attack, 21-position release, side chain filtering and Limit settings.

    • DBX 160 VU Mono Compressor (x2)

      DBX 160 VU Mono Compressor

    • Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise Gate (x2)

      Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise Gate

      The DS201 is a sophisticated dual channel noise gate incorporating a number of features pioneered by Drawmer, which are invaluable to the sound engineer, and not found on conventional noise gates. Its features and its "user friendliness" have made it the "industry standard" throughout the world.

    • EMI TG12413 Limiter (x2)

      EMI TG12413 Limiter

    • Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor/Limiter (x2)

      Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor/Limiter

      The EL-8 compressor can emulate the warm vintage sound we all love. It also adds excitement and life to any mix with it's digitally controlled analogue circuitry.

    • Empirical Labs Fatso Tape Simulator

      Empirical Labs Fatso Tape Simulator

      The Empirical Labs Fatso (Full Analog Tape Simulator and Optimizer) is the engineer’s swiss-army knife when it comes to re-creating desirable characteristics of classic analog, class A and tube based devices as well as magnetic tape.

      With two channels of processing the Empirical Labs Fatso allows you to enhance your audio without the need to bring in large and heavy tape machines and outboard.

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    • Fairchild 670 Compressor/Limiter

      Fairchild 670 Compressor/Limiter

    • Mercury M66 Vari-Mu Limiter

      Mercury M66 Vari-Mu Limiter

    • Neve 2254 Vintage Compressor (x2)

      Neve 2254 Vintage Compressor

    • Neve 33609 Limiter/Compressor

      Neve 33609 Limiter/Compressor

      The instantly recognisable compression characterises of the Neve 33609 are that of very smooth and sumptuous compression sounds, that even at extreme settings is still able to maintain an excellent degree of transparency.

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    • RCA 86-A1

      RCA 86-A1

    • RCA BA-6A Limiter

      RCA BA-6A Limiter

      This is a beautiful vintage RCA Limiter. A legendary all-tube vintage limiter from the manufacturer known for its legendary vintage ribbom mics, this RCA limiter is a real gem of a piece.

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    • SPL Transient Designer

      SPL Transient Designer

    • Tube-Tech CL 1B Opto Compressor

      Tube-Tech CL 1B Opto Compressor

    • Tube-Tech SMC 2B Multiband Opto Compressor

      Tube-Tech SMC 2B Multiband Opto Compressor

    • Urei 1176 Black Face Compressor (x4)

      Urei 1176 Black Face Compressor

    • Urei 1176 Bluestripe Compressor

      Urei 1176 Bluestripe Compressor

    • Urei 1178 Compressor

      Urei 1178 Compressor

    • Urei LA-2A Compressor (x2)

      Urei LA-2A Compressor

    • Urei LA-3A Compressor (x2)

      Urei LA-3A Compressor

  • Reverb
    • AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb

      AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb

      The AMS RMX16 was the world's first microprocessor-controlled, full-bandwidth, digital reverberator. Heard on hundreds — if not thousands — of seminal recordings from the 1980s onward, the RMX16 is still found in nearly every major recording studio the world over.

    • EMT 240 Plate Reverb

      EMT 240 Plate Reverb

    • Lexicon 200 Digital Reverb

      Lexicon 200 Digital Reverb

    • Lexicon 480L Digital Effects System

      Lexicon 480L Digital Effects System

      Usually seen sitting on top of the console in many studios, the 480L reverb was released in 1986. Lexicon are considered to be the pioneers of digital reverb, so you can expect some excellent sounds from this unit.

    • Lexicon 960L 8 Channel Reverb

      Lexicon 960L 8 Channel Reverb

    • Lexicon PCM70 Digital Effects Processor

      Lexicon PCM70 Digital Effects Processor

      This digital effects unit has a range of reverbs & delays to suit any mix. This unit encourages you to tweak and explore the capabilities to get any desired sound.

    • Yamaha REV5 Digital Reverb

      Yamaha REV5 Digital Reverb

  • Delays and FX Processors
    • AMS DMX 15-80 Digital Delay

      AMS DMX 15-80 Digital Delay

    • Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer

      Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer

    • Lexicon PCM 81 Multi-Effects Processor

      Lexicon PCM 81 Multi-Effects Processor

    • Lexicon PCM 42 Digital Delay Processor (x2)

      Lexicon PCM 42 Digital Delay Processor

    • TC Electronic M6000

      TC Electronic M6000

    • Yamaha SPX90 MKII Multi Effects Processor (x2)

      Yamaha SPX90 MKII Multi Effects Processor

      The second version of the Yamaha SPX90 offers a digital FX unit from the 80's. It has real nice reverb sounds and has a clean digital sound, but creates good placement in every mix, when used the right way.

  • Multitrack Recording
    • Analog 2trks available on request

      Analog 2trks available on request

    • Alesis Masterlink Hard Disc Recorder

      Alesis Masterlink Hard Disc Recorder

  • Keyboards
    • 1930 Hammond B3 Organ With Leslie Cabnet

      1930 Hammond B3 Organ With Leslie Cabnet

    • Baldwin Tack Piano

      Baldwin Tack Piano

    • Wurlitzer 200A

      Wurlitzer 200A

    • Yamaha C7 Grand Piano

      Yamaha C7 Grand Piano

    • Fender Rhodes 88 Electric Piano

      Fender Rhodes 88 Electric Piano