State Of The Ark

"Stunning Vintage Boutique Studio In Richmond"

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Equipment

  • Console
    • EMI TG12345 MK III

      EMI TG12345 MK III

      24 Channels with 16 monitor returns

    • Neve 1095 Vintage (x8)

      Neve 1095 Vintage

  • DAW
    • Apple iMac 27"

      Apple iMac 27"

    • Avid Pro Tools HDX

      Avid Pro Tools HDX

      HD 11

    • Apple Logic Pro X

      Apple Logic Pro X

      10.2.1

  • Multitrack Recording
    • Studer A800 2" 24 Track Tape Recorder

      Studer A800 2" 24 Track Tape Recorder

      With 16 Track Headblock

    • AVID I/O (x2)

      AVID I/O

      2 x 16 I/O 1 x 16 Digidesign 192 (Dedicated to Headphone Outputs) - 32 ins and 48 outs in total

    • Digidesign 192 Interface

      Digidesign 192 Interface

      2 x 16 I/O 1 x 16 Digidesign 192 (Dedicated to Headphone Outputs) - 32 ins and 48 outs in total

  • Monitoring
    • ATC SCM25A Pro Loudspeakers

      ATC SCM25A Pro Loudspeakers

    • Digital Audio Labs Live Mix

      Digital Audio Labs Live Mix

      Headphone monitoring system - 6 mixers for up to 12 indepedent headphone mixes

    • Tannoy SRM 15X SyncSource 15” Dual Concentric drive

      Tannoy SRM 15X SyncSource 15” Dual Concentric drive

    • Yamaha NS10 Monitors

      Yamaha NS10 Monitors

  • Mic Pres and EQ
    • API 550A

      API 550A

    • API 560 Graphic EQ

      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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    • EAR 825Q

      EAR 825Q

    • EMI TG 12345 Mic Preamp (x24)

      EMI TG 12345 Mic Preamp

    • Helios Type 69 Mic Preamp (x3)

      Helios Type 69 Mic Preamp

      Of all the Helios consoles produced between 1969 and 1979, the original “Type 69” is considered the most musical. Universal Audio modeled the EQ section of the very first Type 69. This console was originally found at Island’s Basing Street Studio in London; it now resides with Jason Carmer in Berkeley, California, where it continues to record multi-platinum albums.

    • Neve 1073 Vintage Original Mic Preamp (x4)

      Neve 1073 Vintage Original Mic Preamp

    • Neve 1095 (x8)

      Neve 1095

    • Pultec EQH-2 EQ (x2)

      Pultec EQH-2 EQ

    • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (x2)

      Pultec EQP-1A EQ

    • RCA BA-21A Mic Preamp

      RCA BA-21A Mic Preamp

    • SPL Transient Designer 4 Channel

      SPL Transient Designer 4 Channel

    • Telefunken V72A Mic Preamp (x4)

      Telefunken V72A Mic Preamp

    • Telefunken V76 Mic Preamp (x10)

      Telefunken V76 Mic Preamp

    • Telefunken V77 Mic Preamp (x2)

      Telefunken V77 Mic Preamp

  • Dynamics
    • Altec RS124 Compressor

      Altec RS124 Compressor

    • DBX 160 Compressor/Limiter

      DBX 160 Compressor/Limiter

    • 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.

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

      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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    • Fairchild 660 Compressor/Limiter

      Fairchild 660 Compressor/Limiter

    • Fairchild 670 Compressor/Limiter

      Fairchild 670 Compressor/Limiter

    • Gates SA39B Tube Limiter

      Gates SA39B Tube Limiter

    • PYE LDM0090/02 Compressor/Limiter

      PYE LDM0090/02 Compressor/Limiter

    • 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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    • Smart Research C1 Stereo Compressor

      Smart Research C1 Stereo Compressor

    • Teletronix LA2

      Teletronix LA2

    • Teletronix LA2A Leveling Amplifier

      Teletronix LA2A Leveling Amplifier

    • Urei 1176 Compressor

      Urei 1176 Compressor

  • Reverbs
    • EMT 140 Stereo Plate Reverb

      EMT 140 Stereo Plate Reverb

    • EMT 165 Solid State Stereo Plate Reverb

      EMT 165 Solid State Stereo Plate Reverb

    • AKG BX20 Spring Reverb

      AKG BX20 Spring Reverb

    • Fairchild Reverbertron 658 Spring Reverb

      Fairchild Reverbertron 658 Spring 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.

    • Quantec QRS/XL Room Simulator

      Quantec QRS/XL Room Simulator

  • Delays
    • Roland SRE-555 Chorus Echo

      Roland SRE-555 Chorus Echo

    • Echoplex Tape Delay

      Echoplex Tape Delay

    • Binson Echorec Echo Unit

      Binson Echorec Echo Unit

  • Microphones
    • AEA R44C (ribbon)

      AEA R44C (ribbon)

    • AEA R92 Ribbon (x2)

      AEA R92 Ribbon

    • AKG 414 Vintage (x2)

      AKG 414 Vintage

    • AKG C 12A Tube (x2)

      AKG C 12A Tube

    • AKG C12 Tube

      AKG C12 Tube

    • AKG D 19 (x3)

      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 D 20

      AKG D 20

    • Brüel & Kjær 4011

      Brüel & Kjær 4011

    • 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.

    • Electro Voice RE20

      Electro Voice RE20

    • Neumann KM 54a

      Neumann KM 54a

    • Neumann KM 84 (x2)

      Neumann KM 84

    • Neumann M 49 b

      Neumann M 49 b

    • Neumann M249b Tube

      Neumann M249b Tube

    • Neumann U 47 FET

      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 U 48 Tube (x2)

      Neumann U 48 Tube

    • Neumann U47 Valve Microphone

      Neumann U47 Valve Microphone

    • Neumann U67 Valve Microphone (x3)

      Neumann U67 Valve Microphone

    • Neumann U87 Vintage, West German

      Neumann U87 Vintage, West German

    • RCA DX77 (x3)

      RCA DX77

    • RCA KU-3A Ribbon (x2)

      RCA KU-3A Ribbon

    • Royer R 121

      Royer R 121

    • Royer SF-24 Ribbon

      Royer SF-24 Ribbon

    • STC 4021 "Ball and Biscuit"

      STC 4021 "Ball and Biscuit"

    • Sennheiser 421 (x4)

      Sennheiser 421

    • Shure SM57 Unidyne

      Shure SM57 Unidyne

    • Shure SM 57 (x3)

      Shure SM 57

    • Shure SM 7b (x2)

      Shure SM 7b

  • Guitar Amps
    • Vox AC30 Head + Cab w/Top Boost 1960s

      Vox AC30 Head + Cab w/Top Boost 1960s

    • Watkins Dominator MK I (V Front)

      Watkins Dominator MK I (V Front)

    • Gibson Varitone GA-80 1959

      Gibson Varitone GA-80 1959

    • Fender Bassman 1950s

      Fender Bassman 1950s

    • Sears Silvertone Vintage Amp

      Sears Silvertone Vintage Amp

    • Truvoice (Selmer) Little Giant

      Truvoice (Selmer) Little Giant

    • Selmer Constellation 14

      Selmer Constellation 14

    • Fender Deluxe 1960's

      Fender Deluxe 1960's

    • Fender Deluxe Reverb

      Fender Deluxe Reverb

    • Fender Twin Reverb 1970's

      Fender Twin Reverb 1970's

    • Fender Super Champ

      Fender Super Champ

    • Divided by 13 AMW 39 Head + Cab

      Divided by 13 AMW 39 Head + Cab

  • Keyboards
    • Steinway Model B Grand Piano

      Steinway Model B Grand Piano

    • Wurlitzer Electric Piano

      Wurlitzer Electric Piano

    • Hammond C3 with Leslie

      Hammond C3 with Leslie

    • The studio also comes with 30 plus guitars and basses most of which are either 1960's or 1970's. In the amp room downstairs there is a broad choice of vintage valve amps including a Fender Bassman Twin Deluxe Tweed Deluxe Greyface Selmer Constellation Gibson Varitone and a Watkins Dominator.

      The studio also comes with 30 plus guitars and basses most of which are either 1960's or 1970's. In the amp room downstairs there is a broad choice of vintage valve amps including a Fender Bassman Twin Deluxe Tweed Deluxe Greyface Selmer Constellation Gibson Varitone and a Watkins Dominator.