Equipment in Studio A


  • Neve 8068 Mark I, 32x16x32, fully refurbished and restored by Fred Hill of Nashville, TN

Tape & Digital Recorders

  • Studer A 827 2″ 24 track tape machine
  • Pro Tools HDX w/ 24 channels of AVID HD I/O, running Pro Tools Ultimate.
  • An additional 8 channels of legacy converters (Digidesign 888’s) are available for sessions that require more inputs and outputs.
  • Ampex 102 1/2″ 2 track tape machine
  • Alesis ML-9600 Masterlink

Fun vintage stuff you can ask for, but we’re not sure why you would:

  • Fostex RD8 Digital 8-track recorder
  • Panasonic SV 3800 DAT Machine
  • Tascam 2000 Real Time CD-R

Mic Pre/ EQ

  • Pultec EQP-1A Tube EQ
  • Focusrite ISA-115 Dual Mic Pre w/2 Band Parametric, Hi/Lo Shelf
  • Westar Custom Dual 4-Band Parametric EQ w/Shelving Option
  • Troisi Stereo EQ


  • Genelec 1031 powered monitors
  • Yamaha NS-10M reference monitors
  • Minimus-7 reference monitors
  • Yamaha 2000 Series monitor amplifiers
  • Hearback Personal Monitoring System
  • Sennheiser headphones, and other options available upon request

Compression & Gates

  • Neve 33609j Stereo Compressor/Limiter
  • Neve 2254a Stereo Compressor/Limiter
  • Urei 1178 Stereo Compressor
  • Teletronix LA-3A (x2) Compressor
  • Universal Audio LA-4 (x2) Compressor/Limiter
  • Universal Audio 175-B Compressor
  • Summit Audio TLA-100A (x2) Compressor
  • Drawmer RS201 Dual Gate w/sidechain input
  • Dyna-mite Dual Gate/Expander/Limiter w/sidechain input x2
  • DBX 160x (x2) Compressor/Limiter
  • DBX FS900 (x2) DeEsser
  • Altec 436c Compressor(1)
  • Empirical Labs Distressor Compressor

Reverb & Effects

  • EMT Plate Reverb *
  • Lexicon 300 Digital Effects System
  • Lexicon PCM 70 (x2) Digital Effects System
  • Lexicon PCM 60 Reverberator
  • Lexicon PCM 42 Digital Delay Processor
  • Lexicon PCM 41 Digital Delay Processor
  • Yamaha SPX 90 (x2) Digital Effects System
  • Yamaha D 1500 (x2) Digital Delay
  • Sans Amp Rack Distortion Processor
  • Roland Space Echo *
  • Echoplex Tape Echo *

Microphones *

Check out our Mic List for an up to date inventory of our microphones.

Floating Racks *

  • Universal Audio 1176 rev D Compressor
  • SpectraSonics 610 mono Compressor

Instruments: Our instruments are listed under TOYS. Most instruments can be used in any room, but the piano and Hammond Organ live in A full time.

* Please note: While Studio A gets first pick of microphones (and the plate reverb) we do encourage our engineers to share as much as possible with other sessions that are taking place in our facility. We have plenty of microphones and instruments, so we don’t usually have any trouble accommodating 2 full sessions.

This is only an approximate list of what we have for client use. Other equipment may be available for your session — there are always a lot of fun toys around our studios. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are not always available. If you have questions about something on this list, or need something that you don’t see listed here, please give us a call (617-623-3500) with any questions. If we don’t have it, or can’t get it, we’re happy to help you locate it.