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Consoles - Yamaha 02r96, Mackie 1608, Midas/Behringer X32
Recorders - Pro Tools HD4, Tascam DA30 MkII DAT, Tascam CD-RW5000 CD Recorder, Audio optimized laptops for remote Pro Tools work, Sony PCM-D1, Auria 48 track ipad recorder.
Monitors/Headphones - Mackie HR824, KRK V4, Sony and Audio-Technica phones.
Microphones - full complement by Neumann, Royer, Audio Technica, AKG, Audix, Shure, Sennheiser. CAD
Pre-amps/Coverters - True Systems Precision 8, DBX Blue 786, Joe Meek VC1Q, Presonus MP20. Focusrite Liquid 4Pre/Saffire Pro 40, UAD 4 -710, Sound Devices USBPre2. Lynx Aurora 16 a/d/a Pro Tools Front-end.
Limiters/compressors, reverb - DBX Quantum, SPL Transient Designer, ART VLA, FMR Really Nice Compressor, TC M3000.


Production - Pro Tools HD, Wavelab, Reason, Ableton Live, Melodyne, Autotune, Presonus Studio One
Plug-ins – Comprehensive selection including: Waves, Focusrite, Sonnox , Slate Digital, Altiverb, Massenberg, TC, SPL, BX Digital etc.
Notation - Finale, Sibelius
Layout, CD Design - Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker.
Photography/Video – Photoshop, Fireworks, Vegas Pro, Avid Media Composer


A range of instruments are available free of charge for all sessions: Drumsets – Sonor jazz and Gretsch rock/fusion sets, with range of Paiste and Zildjian cymbals. Afro-Cuban Percussion – 3 Skin-on Skin congas, range of cowbells, shekere, guiro, etc.
Brazilian Percussion – caixa, repinique, surdo, tamborim, pandeiro, agogo, tan tan, cuica, caxixi, berimbau, reco-reco Keyboards - Alesis QS8 fully weighted full-size keyboard, Axiom 61 Controller, acoustic upright. Bass - Fender Precision.