Blackbird Studio

"The Ultimate Marriage Between Cutting Edge and Vintage"

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Studio D Equipment

  • Console
    • API Legacy Plus

      API Legacy Plus

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

      API 312 Mic Preamp

    • API 512V Mic Preamp

      API 512V 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.

    • API 560 Graphic EQ (x4)

      API 560 Graphic EQ

      Originally conceived for use in API consoles of the ’60s and ’70s, the API 560 is a unique device designed to accomplish tasks that no other EQ can. Extremely fast to set and reset using accurate zero detents, the curve shaping potential of the 560 remains unmatched.

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    • BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer (x2)

      BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer

    • Chandler Limited EMI TG12345 Curve Bender Stereo EQ

      Chandler Limited EMI TG12345 Curve Bender Stereo EQ

    • Chandler Limited Germanium Mic Preamp/DI (x2)

      Chandler Limited Germanium Mic Preamp/DI

    • Chandler Limited TG2-500 Mic Preamp

      Chandler Limited TG2-500 Mic Preamp

    • GML 8200 Parametric EQ (x2)

      GML 8200 Parametric EQ

    • GML 8304 Mic Preamp

      GML 8304 Mic Preamp

    • John Hardy M1 Mic Preamp (x4)

      John Hardy M1 Mic Preamp

    • Neve 1081 Mic Preamp/EQ (x2)

      Neve 1081 Mic Preamp/EQ

    • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (x2)

      Pultec EQP-1A EQ

    • Pultec EQP-1A3 EQ (x3)

      Pultec EQP-1A3 EQ

    • Shadow Hills Mono Gama Mic Preamp

      Shadow Hills Mono Gama Mic Preamp

    • Telefunken V76 Mic Preamp (x2)

      Telefunken V76 Mic Preamp

    • Telefunken V77 Mic Preamp (x2)

      Telefunken V77 Mic Preamp

  • Dynamics
    • API 2500 Stereo Compressor

      API 2500 Stereo Compressor

    • API 525 Discrete Compressor (x8)

      API 525 Discrete 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

      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.

    • Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor/Limiter (x4)

      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 Jr Tape Simulator

      Empirical Labs Fatso Jr Tape Simulator

    • Fairchild 670 Compressor/Limiter

      Fairchild 670 Compressor/Limiter

    • Neve 33609/C Stereo Compressor/Limiter (x2)

      Neve 33609/C Stereo Compressor/Limiter

    • SPL Transient Designer 4 Channel

      SPL Transient Designer 4 Channel

    • Teletronix LA2A Leveling Amplifier

      Teletronix LA2A Leveling Amplifier

    • Tube-Tech CL 1B Opto Compressor

      Tube-Tech CL 1B Opto Compressor

    • Universal Audio 1176 Blackface Compressor (x2)

      Universal Audio 1176 Blackface Compressor

      The 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier is a modern reproduction, yet every effort was made to remain faithful to UA founder Bill Putnam Sr.’s visionary design and intentions. The original UA 1176LN was a major breakthrough in limiter technology — the first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry offering superior performance with a signature sound — and set the standard for all limiters to follow.

    • Universal Audio 1176 Bluestripe Compressor

      Universal Audio 1176 Bluestripe Compressor

    • Urei 1176 LN Blackface (x2)

      Urei 1176 LN Blackface

    • Urei 1178 Compressor

      Urei 1178 Compressor

  • Reverbs
    • 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 140 Stereo Plate Reverb

      EMT 140 Stereo 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

    • Yamaha SPX90 (x2)

      Yamaha SPX90

  • Delays and FX Processors
    • Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer

      Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer

    • AMS DMX 15-80 Digital Delay

      AMS DMX 15-80 Digital Delay

    • Lexicon PCM 42 Digital Delay Processor (x2)

      Lexicon PCM 42 Digital Delay Processor

  • Multitrack Recording
    • Alesis Masterlink Hard Disc Recorder

      Alesis Masterlink Hard Disc Recorder

    • Analog 2-Tracks available upon request

      Analog 2-Tracks available upon request

  • Keyboards