Powerplay Studios

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  • Console
    • SSL Duality SE

      SSL Duality SE

  • DAW
    • Lavry Gold Savitr AD24-200 A-D Converter

      Lavry Gold Savitr AD24-200 A-D Converter

    • Lavry Quintessence DA-N5 DA Converter

      Lavry Quintessence DA-N5 DA Converter

    • Avid Pro Tools HDX

      Avid Pro Tools HDX

    • Avid HD I/O 16x16 Analog (x3)

      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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    • Avid Pro Tools Ultimate

      Avid Pro Tools Ultimate

    • Apple Mac Pro 12 Core Intel

      Apple Mac Pro 12 Core Intel

    • Avid MIDI I/O

      Avid MIDI I/O

  • Monitoring System
    • ATC SCM50ASL Pro Loudspeakers

      ATC SCM50ASL Pro Loudspeakers

    • ATC SCM0.1/12SL Pro sub

      ATC SCM0.1/12SL Pro sub

    • ProAc Studio 100 Loudspeakers

      ProAc Studio 100 Loudspeakers

      Few compact loudspeakers offer such a clean uncoloured performance and remarkable transparency. With virtually flat frequency response and negligible distortion, the Studio 100 is one of the most accomplished compact performers on the market today.

    • Bryston 4B SST Power Amp

      Bryston 4B SST Power Amp

    • Auratone 5C Super Sound Cube Passive Monitors

      Auratone 5C Super Sound Cube Passive Monitors

      Made famous in the 70s and the 80s, the Auratone is the original super cube, used in nearly every commercial recording facility the world over for real world referencing. They’re now making quite the comeback.

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    • Yamaha NS10 Monitors

      Yamaha NS10 Monitors

    • Trinnov ST2 Pro

      Trinnov ST2 Pro

    • Stax Headphones

      Stax Headphones

  • Mic Pre's and EQ's
    • Telefunken V76 Mic Preamp

      Telefunken V76 Mic Preamp

    • RFT V241 Valve Mic Preamp

      RFT V241 Valve Mic Preamp

    • API 512C Mic Preamp (x2)

      API 512C Mic Preamp

    • API 550B Discrete 4 Band EQ (x2)

      API 550B Discrete 4 Band EQ

      Based on API's original 550 from the late '60s, the API 550b is a continuation of the EQ that played a major role in the history of music recording, but with an additional filter band and several new frequencies. Incorporating API's exclusive circuitry and proprietary components (such as the legendary API 2520 Op Amp), the 550b artfully blends the past with the present.

    • API 560 Graphic EQ (x2)

      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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    • Amtec PEQ-1A Tube Equalizer

      Amtec PEQ-1A Tube Equalizer

    • Siemens W295B EQ (x8)

      Siemens W295B EQ

    • Avalon VT-737SP Mic Preamp/Compressor/EQ Channel Strip

      Avalon VT-737SP Mic Preamp/Compressor/EQ Channel Strip

      The VT-737SP has three input selections: 1. The VT-737SP features a higher-performance microphone input transformer with +48v phantom selection. 2. Instrument DI high source input with jack located on front panel. 3. Balanced line input, discrete high-level Class A. The Class A preamplifier utilizes two cascaded, dual vacuum tube triodes configured with minimum negative feedback. A high gain switch boosts the overall gain of the preamplifier. The four high quality tubes are configured as singled ended anode coupled followers. A passive-variable high pass filter and hard-wire relay bypass completes the input signal conditioning. The phase reverse relay is available on all three inputs.

    • Chandler Limited Germanium Mic Preamp/DI

      Chandler Limited Germanium Mic Preamp/DI

    • Chandler Limited LTD-1 Mic Preamp/EQ (x2)

      Chandler Limited LTD-1 Mic Preamp/EQ

    • Chandler Limited TG Channel MK1 Channel Strip (x2)

      Chandler Limited TG Channel MK1 Channel Strip

    • Chandler Limited EMI TG12345 Curve Bender Stereo EQ

      Chandler Limited EMI TG12345 Curve Bender Stereo EQ

    • Chandler Limited Tone Control EQ (x2)

      Chandler Limited Tone Control EQ

  • Dynamics
    • EAR 660 Tube Compressor/Limiter

      EAR 660 Tube Compressor/Limiter

      Based on the classic Fairchild compressor, this valve unit is designed to only affect the signal above the set threshold and produces great results even at high signal levels.

    • 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.

    • Neve 33609/JD Stereo Compressor/Limiter

      Neve 33609/JD Stereo Compressor/Limiter

    • Chandler Limited TG1 Stereo Compressor Abbey Road Special Edition

      Chandler Limited TG1 Stereo Compressor Abbey Road Special Edition

    • Thermionic Culture Phoenix Stereo Valve Compressor

      Thermionic Culture Phoenix Stereo Valve 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.

    • Retro 176 Limiting Amplifier (x2)

      Retro 176 Limiting Amplifier

    • Retro Sta-Level Tube Compressor

      Retro Sta-Level Tube Compressor

    • 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.

    • Pendulum PL-2 Limiter

      Pendulum PL-2 Limiter

    • API 525 Discrete Compressor (x2)

      API 525 Discrete Compressor

    • Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor (x2)

      Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor

  • Reverbs
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Eventide Princeton 2016 Digital Reverb

      Eventide Princeton 2016 Digital Reverb

    • EMT 252 Reverb

      EMT 252 Reverb

  • Delays and FX
    • Mu-Tron Bi-Phase Phase Shifter

      Mu-Tron Bi-Phase Phase Shifter

    • Roland SDD-320 Dimension D Vintage Chorus

      Roland SDD-320 Dimension D Vintage Chorus

    • Delta Lab ADM1024 Digital Delay

      Delta Lab ADM1024 Digital Delay

    • Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo

      Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo

    • Roland SDE-2000 Digital Delay

      Roland SDE-2000 Digital Delay

    • Korg SSD-3000 Digital Delay

      Korg SSD-3000 Digital Delay

      The rack-mounted SDD-3000 which appeared in 1982 was a classic digital delay that dominated the world thanks to its peerless sonic character. The classic delay effect that’s central to the guitar sounds in world-class rock bands owe a great deal to the SDD-3000, which has been the driving force behind numerous famous songs over the years.

  • Microphones
    • Neumann U 47 Valve

      Neumann U 47 Valve

      The Neumann U47 - one of the most famous vocal microphones since the late 40's. With a clear and pronounced high end this mic is favoured for vocals.

    • Neumann U47 tube

      Neumann U47 tube

    • Neumann U 47 FET (x2)

      Neumann U 47 FET

      he U 47 fet is an essential contributor to the 1960s and 1970s. As a secret weapon for recording producers eager to experiment, it was not only a top microphone for soloists, but also decisively affected the spatial dimension of the sound and the tonal depth of countless productions.

    • Neumann M 269 Tube (x2)

      Neumann M 269 Tube

    • Neumann CMV 3 Tube

      Neumann CMV 3 Tube

    • AKG/ Siemens C12

      AKG/ Siemens C12

    • RFT CM7151 Tube

      RFT CM7151 Tube

    • 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.

    • Royer R-121 Ribbon (x4)

      Royer R-121 Ribbon

      Like many of the best classic ribbon mics, the R-121 has a figure-8 pattern, output level comparable to a dynamic mic, and a warm, realistic tone and flat frequency response. But that's where the similarities end. By using advanced materials and a blend of cutting edge and old-school, hand-build construction techniques, the R-121 is an extremely versatile and user-friendly ribbon mic that can stand up to the most demanding tasks. Cranked up electric guitars, close up brass, drums - you name it, the R-121 will help you record it with realism you have to hear to believe.

    • Electro Voice RE-20

      Electro Voice RE-20

    • Electrovoice RE 320

      Electrovoice RE 320

    • Sennheiser MD 421 (x4)

      Sennheiser MD 421

    • Shure SM 7

      Shure SM 7

    • Shure 565SD

      Shure 565SD

    • Shure Beta 57

      Shure Beta 57

    • Shure SM 57 (x2)

      Shure SM 57

    • Shure SM 58 (x2)

      Shure SM 58

    • CAD E-300

      CAD E-300

  • Tools
    • Klark Teknik DN60 Spectral Analyser

      Klark Teknik DN60 Spectral Analyser

    • Sony CDP D-12 CD Player

      Sony CDP D-12 CD Player

    • Little Labs Red Eye 3D Phantom DI/Re-amp Box

      Little Labs Red Eye 3D Phantom DI/Re-amp Box

    • Avalon U5 Preamp/DI

      Avalon U5 Preamp/DI

    • Little Labs PCP Instrument Distro 3.0 Instrument Splitter/DI/Re-amper

      Little Labs PCP Instrument Distro 3.0 Instrument Splitter/DI/Re-amper

    • Little Labs DI

      Little Labs DI

    • Little Labs STD Instrument Extender/Line Driver

      Little Labs STD Instrument Extender/Line Driver

  • Instruments
    • Gibson J200 Acoustic

      Gibson J200 Acoustic

    • Rickenbacker 4001 Bass

      Rickenbacker 4001 Bass

    • Rickenbacker 4003 Bass

      Rickenbacker 4003 Bass

    • Wurlitzer 200A

      Wurlitzer 200A

    • Clavia Nord Lead

      Clavia Nord Lead

    • Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus

      Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus

    • Vox AC30 1964

      Vox AC30 1964

    • Marshall JMP ex Peter Weihe

      Marshall JMP ex Peter Weihe

    • Fender Vibrolux Silverface

      Fender Vibrolux Silverface

    • Brady Drumset

      Brady Drumset

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