Tim Wheeler recently finished the Masters in Music Production from Berklee College of Music (Boston)(Sept. 2020). He took online classes for 18 months studying under some of the world's best musicians, producers, and engineers in the world! Tim says "It was a lot of hard work but I learned a ton of information. I have raised my skill-set, talent, ear, knowledge-base and experience much further than where I was! I love it!"
dbx 160A single-channel compressor [modded out]
Newly acquired! It's awesome on vocals while tracking!
The Neumann M 147 Tube mic!
The Neumann M 147 Tube is a vacuum tube condenser microphone with cardioid characteristic. At the heart of this microphone is the K 47 dual diaphragm capsule, inherited from this model's now legendary predecessors, the U 47 and the M 49.
Another addition to the mic locker!
The Electro-Voice RE20 is smooth across a wide spectrum of frequencies, and because it's a Continuously Variable-D mic, it's virtually free of bass-boosting "proximity effect" when used close and without a loss in clarity or definition making it ideal for tight vocals among other things. We use it inside for vocals, acoustic guitar, and kick drums. It's also perfect for our Voice-Over work!
New mic locker addition! Sennheiser MD421 II
The MD 421 II is one of the best-known microphones in the world! Its ability to handle high pressure levels makes it a natural for guitars and drums.
AKG C414 XLII/ST Matched Pair
Recently purchased these AKG C414 XLII stereo matched pair of condenser mics. They are a matched pair from the manufacturer and have been selected from thousands of individual microphones and hand tested for sensitivity characteristics that lie within 1 dB of one another throughout the range of 300 Hz to 8 kHz in cardioid mode. These are NICE! I love them!!
Great River MP-2NV 2-Channel mic preamp
The Great River preamplifier (Mercenary Edition) takes the classic circuitry and vintage sound of the 1073 module to a new level of modern sonic fidelity. Classic 70s Vintage British Circuit styling. Accuracy, transparency, and vintage "tuning" amplify this design goal. The circuitry allows for brilliant transformer saturation or the the soft distortions of a single-ended amplifier. Extreme pushing of the unit will augment the sound of electric guitars, sound modules and drums to add vitality, presence and real punch.
Audient ASP880 8-Channel mic preamp
Eight of Audient's acclaimed Class A console mic pres (with variable-input impedance)
State-of-the-art high-end Burr Brown AD Converters
Two Channels of Class A discrete JFET DI instrument inputs
Variable highpass filters
Insert points (to insert EQ's and/or compressors between the pres and the converters)
Dangerous Music D-Box & Behringer Powerplay
Two more very important (and NICE) additions to DoubleSharp studio: Dangerous Music D-Box for 8 channels of analog summing and high def monitoring with incredible DA converters. And Behringers Powerplay 16 channel foldback distribution unit with 3 mixers for the talent. They can customize the mix they hear in their headphones.
2nd 192 I/O Interface
We added another Avid Pro Tools 192 HD I/O Interface. It now gives us 24 inputs, 24 outputs.
Great River EQ-2NV (Mercenary Edition) 2-Channel EQ
New in our rack is the Great River EQ-2NV (Mercenary Edition) 2-Channel EQ. [2nd down from top in pic] It has 4 bands with a hi pass filter. The EQ-2NV greatly modernizes the classic British “1081/1083”-type design. This digitally controlled analog parametric EQ offers similar topology to vintage 1081/1083 models, but with welcome improvements. Newly designed Class-A discrete single-ended amplifiers and true inductor/capacitor (L/C) circuitry add greater clarity and dynamic range to the musicality of the vintage-era models. The EQ-2NV also has a unique discrete high-current Class-A balanced output stage.
It sounds great on the grand piano, vocals, bass, and guitars! We're happy with our new addition!
TK BC1-S Stereo Buss Compressor (top unit)
And the coup-de-gras! The TK Analog Stereo Bus Compressor! It offers classic smooth bus compression that "glues" the mix together. The BC1-S gives the signal transparent, clear compression, strengthening the mix with punch and unity. And it has a host of handy tools such as sidechain filtering, onboard wet/dry signal blending, and stepped knobs for easy recall of my settings.
It's subtle, but boy, oh boy, is it awesome! And noticeable. It gives my mixes that warm analog sound!