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Equipment

  • Console
    • Ocean Audio Classic Console

      Ocean Audio Classic Console

      32 Channels in-line - custom built for elstudio by Malcolm Toft

  • DAW
    • Avid HDX

      Avid HDX

    • Avid HD I/O 16x16 Analog (x2) providing 32 I/O

      Avid HD I/O 16x16 Analog

      Experience significantly better audio fidelity, wider dynamic range, and super-low jitter thanks to sophisticated A/D and D/A conversion and get the lowest possible latency when recording even the largest sessions. Connect your digital gear hassle-free with sample rate conversion in HD I/O’s digital configurations. Plus, you'll be able to track hotter signals and smooth out inconsistent levels from incoming sources. Whats not to like?

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    • Apple Mac Pro 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 32GB RAM

      Apple Mac Pro 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 32GB RAM

    • Apogee Big Ben Master Clock

      Apogee Big Ben Master Clock

    • Apogee Ensemble

      Apogee Ensemble

      Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt

    • Crane Song HEDD 192 Stereo AD/DA

      Crane Song HEDD 192 Stereo AD/DA

    • Euphonix MC Mix

      Euphonix MC Mix

    • Sonnet Echo Express Thunderbolt Expansion

      Sonnet Echo Express Thunderbolt Expansion

    • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Duo

      Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Duo

  • Software
    • Avid Pro Tools 12 HD

      Avid Pro Tools 12 HD

    • Apple Logic Pro X

      Apple Logic Pro X

      Jump-start your ideas any way you want. Begin with drums. Explore samples and loops. Add virtually any software instrument to your arrangement. And with 64-bit architecture, you’ll have the power you need to handle projects of any size.

  • Monitoring
    • Genelec 1030A Studio Monitors (x2)

      Genelec 1030A Studio Monitors

    • Genelec 7050B Active Studio Subwoofer

      Genelec 7050B Active Studio Subwoofer

    • Mackie HR824 Studio Monitors (x2)

      Mackie HR824 Studio Monitors

      In 'Airsuspend' speaker stands

    • Quad 405 Power Amp (x2)

      Quad 405 Power Amp

      With low distortion with it's Class A transistors; the Quad 405 power amplifier is a classic beauty in the Hi-Fi and audio world.

    • Yamaha NS10M Monitors (x4)

      Yamaha NS10M Monitors

      The legendary NS-10Ms are a centrepiece of any studio. With their prominent mid range and incredibly focused sound, these are the staple monitors for any engineer working in a new room.

  • Mic Pres and Equalisers
    • Amek 9098 DMA

      Amek 9098 DMA

    • API 3124 4 Channel Mic Preamp

      API 3124 4 Channel Mic Preamp

    • Gyraf Audio EQP1A Pultec EQ

      Gyraf Audio EQP1A Pultec EQ

    • Heritage Audio 1073/500 Mic Preamp

      Heritage Audio 1073/500 Mic Preamp

    • Heritage Audio 2264JR/500

      Heritage Audio 2264JR/500

    • Ocean Audio Mic Pre Console Preamp (x32)

      Ocean Audio Mic Pre Console Preamp

    • Ocean Audio Signature 3 Stereo Inductor EQ

      Ocean Audio Signature 3 Stereo Inductor EQ

    • SPL Qure EQ

      SPL Qure EQ

    • Summit 2BA-221

      Summit 2BA-221

    • Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip (x2)

      Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip

  • Dynamics
    • DBX 128

      DBX 128

    • DBX 160X Compressor/Limiter (x2)

      DBX 160X Compressor/Limiter

    • DBX 363 Dual Gate (x2)

      DBX 363 Dual Gate

    • DBX 3BX Dynamic Range Expander

      DBX 3BX Dynamic Range Expander

    • Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor with "British Mode" Compressor/Limiter (x2)

      Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor with "British Mode" Compressor/Limiter

      There are few studios in the world that haven’t had some form of Empirical Labs’ Distressor sat in their racks at some point. Miloco alone have distressors of varying generations in Livingston, The Bridge, The Square, The Engine Room and many more! The latest incarnation of EL’s flagship product is the Empirical Labs EL8 X Distressor. It features the 1:1 “British Mode” compression ratio as standard.

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    • Heritage Audio 2264JR/500

      Heritage Audio 2264JR/500

    • IGS S-Type Buss Compressor

      IGS S-Type Buss Compressor

    • Manley Variable Mu Stereo Compressor

      Manley Variable Mu Stereo Compressor

      The Variable Mu Limiter Compressor is the GLUE that holds the mix together while crystallizing it into a professional, final product. All-tube, all transformer, an all-American legend. High Pass Side Chain mod now comes standard.

    • Rupert Neve Portico II Master Buss Processor

      Rupert Neve Portico II Master Buss Processor

    • SPL Transient Designer 2 Channel

      SPL Transient Designer 2 Channel

      The Transient Designer 2 offers a completely new technology for level-independent shaping of the dynamic response of a sound. For the first time it is possible to control the attack and sustain of a signal in a very simple way.

    • SPL Transient Designer 4 Channel

      SPL Transient Designer 4 Channel

    • Tube-Tech SMC 2B Multiband Opto Compressor

      Tube-Tech SMC 2B Multiband Opto Compressor

    • Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip (x2)

      Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip

    • Universal Audio 1176LN Compressor

      Universal Audio 1176LN Compressor

      Billed in the 1968 release as a “true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry and superior performance on all types of program material," the 1176’s major selling point was its ultra-fast attack time — a mere 0.00002 seconds at its fastest setting. It also offered contemporary design, featuring knobs with clear surrounds, pushbuttons, and a brushed aluminum face panel with a blue stripe near the VU meter — none of those then typical big Bakelite knobs in sight.

    • Universal Audio Teletronix LA2A Compressor

      Universal Audio Teletronix LA2A Compressor

  • Microphones
    • AKG C 414 B-ULS

      AKG C 414 B-ULS

      The C414 B-ULS is THE reference microphone for almost all comparative microphone tests and one of the most used condenser microphones in the world. It is the microphone of choice for miking up vocals, grand pianos, percussions, and any other sound sources with complex waveforms. A gold-sputtered 1-inch dual-diaphragm and Ultra Linear Series electronics combine to provide an extremely smooth frequency response.

    • AKG C 414 EB

      AKG C 414 EB

      The second generation of the classic C414 - also armed with the CK-12 capsule; the C414 EB (Brass)

    • AKG C 451 E CK 3 (x2)

      AKG C 451 E CK 3

    • AKG D 12

      AKG D 12

      AKG's classic mic. It brings the full solid thud sound which was very popular with drummers in the 50's.

    • AKG D 19

      AKG D 19

      The D19 was a cardioid dynamic microphone manufactured by AKG in the 1960s. It is famous today for its use at Abbey Road studios during numerous Beatles recording sessions, most notably as a drum overhead mic for Ringo Starr.

    • Akg d24

      Akg d24

    • AKG D 112

      AKG D 112

    • AKG D 224 E

      AKG D 224 E

    • Astatic Brown Bullet

      Astatic Brown Bullet

    • Audio Technica 835 ST shotgun

      Audio Technica 835 ST shotgun

    • Audix D2 (x2)

      Audix D2

    • Audix D4

      Audix D4

    • Audix D6

      Audix D6

    • Audix i-5

      Audix i-5

    • Bash Audio RM BIV-2 Stereo Ribbon

      Bash Audio RM BIV-2 Stereo Ribbon

    • Beyer M64N

      Beyer M64N

    • Beyer M69N

      Beyer M69N

    • Beyer M320 ribbon

      Beyer M320 ribbon

    • Beyerdynamic M 101 (x2)

      Beyerdynamic M 101

    • Beyerdynamic M 130

      Beyerdynamic M 130

    • Beyerdynamic M 160 Ribbon

      Beyerdynamic M 160 Ribbon

    • Beyerdynamic M 201 TG

      Beyerdynamic M 201 TG

    • Beyerdynamic M 300N

      Beyerdynamic M 300N

    • Beyerdynamic M 88

      Beyerdynamic M 88

    • Cascade Fat Head II Ribbon

      Cascade Fat Head II Ribbon

      Lundahl

    • Coles 4038 (x2)

      Coles 4038

      The Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone is a British Broadcasting (BBC) design for broadcasting and recording applications. It is used where a clear smooth wide range frequency response, absence of transient distortion and relatively high sensitivity is essential. The 4038 is a proven performer, and is in use around the world by broadcasting networks such as the BBC as well as top engineers and studios on hit recordings.

    • DPA 4060 miniature (x2)

      DPA 4060 miniature

    • Melodium 76A

      Melodium 76A

    • Neumann KM 184 (x2)

      Neumann KM 184

      The KM 184 has a gentle rise at about 9 kHz, a characteristic that was introduced very successfully with the KM 140. The result is a tonal balance that is fresher and livelier when compared to the KM 84 with its flat frequency response in that band.

    • Neumann M 149 Tube

      Neumann M 149 Tube

    • Neumann U 87 Ai (x2)

      Neumann U 87 Ai

      The U 87 Ai condenser microphone is a large diaphragm microphone with three polar patterns and a unique frequency and transient response characteristic. Users recognize the microphone immediately by its distinctive design. It is a good choice for most general purpose applications in studios, for broadcasting, film and television.

    • Oktava MD 41

      Oktava MD 41

    • Oktava MD 57

      Oktava MD 57

    • Oktava ML-19 Ribbon

      Oktava ML-19 Ribbon

    • Philips 9549

      Philips 9549

    • RCF MD1708

      RCF MD1708

    • Rode NT-K

      Rode NT-K

    • Royer R 121

      Royer R 121

    • Sennheiser E 906

      Sennheiser E 906

    • Sennheiser MD 21 (x2)

      Sennheiser MD 21

    • Sennheiser MD417 (x2)

      Sennheiser MD417

    • Sennheiser MD 421 (x5)

      Sennheiser MD 421

    • Sennheiser MD 441 (x2)

      Sennheiser MD 441

      The MD 441 U is a microphone of exceptional quality: its acoustic properties come as close as possible to those of a condenser microphone. Accurate signal response and low distortion are ensured, even with the highest sound pressure levels.

    • Sennheiser MD 409

      Sennheiser MD 409

    • Shure Beta 58

      Shure Beta 58

    • Shure Beta 52 (x2)

      Shure Beta 52

    • Shure Beta 56A

      Shure Beta 56A

      The Beta 56A premium microphone that is ideally suited for the professional musician looking to mic up their snare and toms, either on stage or in the studio. It can also be used with other instruments such as guitar and bass amps, brass and a saxophone amongst others.

    • Shure Beta 57

      Shure Beta 57

    • Shure Beta 91

      Shure Beta 91

    • Shure SM57 (x6)

      Shure SM57

      The legendary SM57 is an industry-standard, highly versatile cardioid dynamic microphone tuned for the clean reproduction of amplified and acoustic instruments. The SM57 is ideal for sound reinforcement and recording applications.

    • Shure SM58 (x3)

      Shure SM58

      The legendary SM58 is an industry-standard, highly versatile cardioid dynamic vocal microphone, tailored to deliver warm and clear vocal reproduction. The SM58 is consistently the first choice for vocal performances around the globe.

    • Shure SM7

      Shure SM7

    • Sony C-38

      Sony C-38

    • Unidyne 515B

      Unidyne 515B

    • Unitex dynamic

      Unitex dynamic

      Egyptian lofi vintage

  • DIs
    • Avalon U5 DI Box

      Avalon U5 DI Box

    • Radial JDI Passive DI Box

      Radial JDI Passive DI Box

    • Radial X-Amp Active Re-amp Box

      Radial X-Amp Active Re-amp Box

    • Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Preamp

      Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Preamp

  • Reverbs
    • Lexicon PCM 81 Multi-Effects Processor

      Lexicon PCM 81 Multi-Effects Processor

    • Pioneer SR-202 Stereo Spring Reverb

      Pioneer SR-202 Stereo Spring Reverb

    • Pioneer SR-303 Stereo Spring Reverb

      Pioneer SR-303 Stereo Spring Reverb

    • TC Electronic M5000 Digital Audio Mainframe

      TC Electronic M5000 Digital Audio Mainframe

    • Yamaha REV7 Digital Reverb

      Yamaha REV7 Digital Reverb

    • Yamaha SPX90 MKII Multi Effects Processor

      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.

  • Delays and FX Processors
    • Aphex Aural Exciter Type B

      Aphex Aural Exciter Type B

    • DBX Boombox 100 Subharmonic Synthesizer

      DBX Boombox 100 Subharmonic Synthesizer

    • Dolby 361 A-Type Noise Reduction Module

      Dolby 361 A-Type Noise Reduction Module

      The Dolby 361 Dolby A is an incredible piece of equipment.It adds that amazing 'air' to the vocals and it is even available to use for bass, acoustic guitars, snare drum etc.

    • Dynacord Echocord Mini Tape Delay

      Dynacord Echocord Mini Tape Delay

    • Dynacord VRS-23 Analog Delay

      Dynacord VRS-23 Analog Delay

    • Evans EP-100 Echopet

      Evans EP-100 Echopet

    • Eventide H3000 SE Ultra-Harmonizer (x2)

      Eventide H3000 SE Ultra-Harmonizer

    • Ibanez DM1000 Digital Delay Effects Processor

      Ibanez DM1000 Digital Delay Effects Processor

    • Line 6 Echo Pro Delay

      Line 6 Echo Pro Delay

    • Line 6 Mod Pro

      Line 6 Mod Pro

    • TC Electronic 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay

      TC Electronic 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay

    • TC Electronic D-Two Multitap Rhythm Delay

      TC Electronic D-Two Multitap Rhythm Delay

  • Guitars and Bass
    • Ampeg B-15N Portaflex

      Ampeg B-15N Portaflex

      The flip-top Portaflex series of the '60s stands as one of Ampeg's most recognizable designs, and the B-15N is the definitive central model of the line. Portaflex amps were hugely innovative for the flip-top nature of the head and cabinet, as well as for a number of innovative signal and circuitry innovations from the early '60s. The B-15N spawned a number of variations through the decade including the B-15NB and B-15NC.

    • Aria 1820 Shortscale

      Aria 1820 Shortscale

    • Danelectro Baritone 56

      Danelectro Baritone 56

    • Danelectro Dano 63

      Danelectro Dano 63

    • Dobro Recording King

      Dobro Recording King

    • Epiphone Jack Casady

      Epiphone Jack Casady

    • Epiphone Valve Junior 5w combo modded

      Epiphone Valve Junior 5w combo modded

    • Fender Precision Bass (x2)

      Fender Precision Bass

    • Fender Princeton Reverb

      Fender Princeton Reverb

    • Gretsch Lapsteel

      Gretsch Lapsteel

    • Gretsch Silvertone

      Gretsch Silvertone

    • Mandes Jazz Bass 60s Fretless

      Mandes Jazz Bass 60s Fretless

    • Fender Telecaster

      Fender Telecaster

    • Marshall JCM 800 Head

      Marshall JCM 800 Head

    • Marshall 1960 4x12

      Marshall 1960 4x12

    • Mesa Boogie 1x12" Cabinet Guitar Cab

      Mesa Boogie 1x12" Cabinet Guitar Cab

    • Roland Bolt 60 Tube Amp

      Roland Bolt 60 Tube Amp

    • Suzuki Acoustic 70s Martin Copy

      Suzuki Acoustic 70s Martin Copy

    • Suzuki Acoustic 12 String 70s

      Suzuki Acoustic 12 String 70s

    • Taylor Baby 6-string acoustic

      Taylor Baby 6-string acoustic

    • Trace Elliot 4x10" Cabinet Bass Cab

      Trace Elliot 4x10" Cabinet Bass Cab

    • Trace Elliot GP 12 SMX Amp Head

      Trace Elliot GP 12 SMX Amp Head

    • VOX AC 15 Handwired

      VOX AC 15 Handwired

    • Vox T-25 Bass amp

      Vox T-25 Bass amp

    • Yamaha Classical Guitar

      Yamaha Classical Guitar

    • Yamaha Twenty Five 112

      Yamaha Twenty Five 112

  • Keyboards and Synthesisers
    • Casio PT-20

      Casio PT-20

    • Fender Rhodes 88 vintage 1970s

      Fender Rhodes 88 vintage 1970s

    • Formanta Polivoks

      Formanta Polivoks

    • Hammond B200

      Hammond B200

    • Hohner Pianet T

      Hohner Pianet T

    • Korg R3

      Korg R3

    • Leslie HL822

      Leslie HL822

    • M-Audio Keystation Mini 32

      M-Audio Keystation Mini 32

    • Roland Juno-6

      Roland Juno-6

    • Roland RD-300

      Roland RD-300

    • Roland SH-2000

      Roland SH-2000

    • Roland SP-404

      Roland SP-404

    • Technics KN-1000

      Technics KN-1000

  • Drums & Percussion
    • Assorted Shakers

      Assorted Shakers

    • Bosphorus New Orleans Series 14" Hi Hats

      Bosphorus New Orleans Series 14" Hi Hats

    • Bosphorus New Orleans 18" Crash

      Bosphorus New Orleans 18" Crash

    • Bosphorus New Orleans 20" Ride

      Bosphorus New Orleans 20" Ride

    • Bongos

      Bongos

    • Congas

      Congas

    • Cowbell (x2)

      Cowbell

    • Djembe African Import

      Djembe African Import

    • Ludwig Classic Maple Series Drum Kit

      Ludwig Classic Maple Series Drum Kit

      24 kick / 13-16-18 toms

    • Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum 14" x 5"

      Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum 14" x 5"

    • Meinl Darbuka Aluminium

      Meinl Darbuka Aluminium

    • Meinl Ibo Drum

      Meinl Ibo Drum

    • Premier 14" x 5 ½" Snare

      Premier 14" x 5 ½" Snare

    • Tromsa 1958 drumkit

      Tromsa 1958 drumkit

      20 kick / 1316 toms / 14 snare

  • Plugins
    • Audio Ease Altiverb 7

      Audio Ease Altiverb 7

    • Celemony Melodyne

      Celemony Melodyne

    • Empirical Labs Arousor

      Empirical Labs Arousor

    • izotope Insight

      izotope Insight

    • Izotope Ozone 8 Advanced

      Izotope Ozone 8 Advanced

    • Izotope RX 5

      Izotope RX 5

    • Sonnox Oxford EQ

      Sonnox Oxford EQ

    • Sonnox Oxford Inflator

      Sonnox Oxford Inflator

    • Soundtoys 4

      Soundtoys 4

    • Synchro Arts VocALign

      Synchro Arts VocALign

    • UAD (x20)

      UAD