THE GEAR

Undoubtedly the most important gear a studio can possess is a good set of ears.  I’ll be providing two, and you’ll be providing another two so we’re off to a good start.  The next crucial thing is a great sounding room.  I built and designed the Dojo live room from the ground up after years of intense research into recording studio acoustics (I built a 3-D computer model of it before construction, no joke!).  It has splayed walls, a fully-absorptive false ceiling, room-within-a-room complete soundproofing, custom built acoustic treatment, and an acoustician-designed width-to-depth-to-height ratio.  So we’re covered on that.

Okay, alright, I know what you came here for.  Here’s a list of the rest of the stuff, the things with the blinky lights and circuit boards and glowing tubes.

Conversion & Monitoring
Apogee Rosetta 800 A/D & D/A converter
Apogee Ensemble
Mac Pro
ADAM A7 monitors
ADAM Sub8 subwoofer
Auratone 5C Super Sound Cubes
Coleman Audio M3PH MKII monitor switcher 

Microphone Preamps
Electrodyne 501 x 2
Classic Audio Products of Illinois VP26 x 2 (vintage API console style pre) 
Eisen Audio EAC312V x 2 (vintage API module style pre) 
Great River ME-1NV (modern Neve-style pre) 
Radial Engineering PowerPre x 2
Aphex 207 (2-channel tube pre)
Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-2

Microphones
Coles 4038 ribbon mics x 2
AEA R92 ribbon mic
AEA N8 active ribbon mics x 2
Shure KSM313 ribbon mic
Mercenary Audio MFG KM-69 x 2 (based on Neumann KM 84) 
Blackspade Acoustics UM17 (Neumann U47 style tube mic) AKG D12
Electrovoice RE-20
Electrovoice RE-15
Sennheiser MD-421
Beyerdynamic M201
Shure SM57 x 2
AKG D112
12 Gauge Microphones Red12 x 2
Avantone CR-14

Compressors
IGS Tubecore 500 (Fairchild-style Vari-mu tube compressor)

Custom-Built Acoustic Treatment
bass traps (all 4 corners) 
quadratic-residue diffusor array
broadband absorption panels (walls & ceiling) 
hardwood flooring
6 heavy-duty movable gobos

Misc
Allen & Heath 16 ch mixer (for independent headphone mixes) 
Reamp
JHS Colour Box
Countryman DI
Redco Audio 96pt Patchbay