Gear

Catasonic Studio Equipment

 

Catasonic Control Room 2013 Photo by Alec Boehm
Photo by Alec Boehm

Control Room dimensions: 15 feet x 16 feet with 7 foot ceiling

 

Tracking Room looking into Control Room with Pearlman TM 1 set up
Tracking Room looking into Control Room with Pearlman TM 1 set up

Tracking Room dimensions: 14 1/2 feet x 13 feet with 7 1/2 foot ceiling

Our classic Punk Rock T-Shirt Baffles
Our classic Punk Rock T-Shirt Baffles
Weba Garretson plays the Hardman Piano in the Weba Vocal Studio at Catasonic
Weba Garretson plays the Hardman Piano in the Weba Vocal Studio at Catasonic

Garage Annex features a Baby Grand Piano (old and funky but in Tune) This piano is connected to the main studio with Headphones and vocal mic for full integration with players in the Tracking Room. This room is also used as our Private Vocal Classes. So to use it for tracking you must schedule a time in advance.

Fully soundproof rooms with balanced grounds on all outlets

Catasonic Machine Room HDX System
Catasonic Machine Room HDX System

Machine Room with isolated Hard Drives and computers, provides whisper quiet sound levels in the Control Room.

Avid Pro Tools HDX system with Avid HD I/O Interface (16 Analog In and Out at any sample rate or format), M-Audio MIDI Interface, Digidesign PRE (8 channel Mic Pre)

Apple MacPro with 16 gigs RAM

Wide variety of Hard Drives with Firewire 400 and 800 interfaces

DVD Burner, Blu-Ray 25 gig Single Layer Burner for quick data backups.

Our system provides 16 channels of wired inputs and either 5.1 or Stereo Out. We also have a set of 16 inputs preset to -10 levels in the Patch Bay and a total of 16 channels of outputs in our patch bay.

Hear Tech Headphone Mixer

8 channels are dedicated to our 8 channel HEAR Technologies headphone system.

photo by Alec Boehm
photo by Alec Boehm

Apple 30″ Cinema HD

Sony Bravia 1080p HD Video Monitor

Avid D-Command 24 fader Control Surface with X-Mon Control Room Monitoring and Talkback system.

Gentner Phone Hybrid system allows input and output of phone calls to our system for headphones or recording.

up to 5 orchestra chairs, music stands and lights

DynAudio BM 15A Near Field Monitors

Genelec 5.1 Surround system

Catasonic Mic Pre Rack 2013
Catasonic Mic Pre Rack 2013

Manley Vox Box MicPre Channel Strip

Millenia DV 37 stereo pair Mic Pre with Ribbon Mic setting

Great River MP-2NV Mercenary Edition 2 channel Mic Pre

Demeter VTMP-2b 2 channel Mic Pre

TLA Ivory VP-5051 Valve Processor Channel Strip Mic Pre

Summit DCL-200 Stereo Compressor/Limiter

Our primary vendor is

Chris Bolitho
Sales Manager, VK Post

VK POST powered by VINTAGE KING AUDIO
direct: 818 237 9181 x 141 fax: 267 797 9538

http://vintageking.com/chris-bolitho

The wiring for the studio was installed by

Nicole TafralianN I K I T E K   S Y S T E M S
626 482 0675
www.nikiteksystems.com | nicole@nikiteksystems.com

Our new Wiring adventure:

Instruments Include:

My Steiner purchased in the mid 1970's and used in Chinas Comidas and Johanna Went bands. Set up to respond to MIDI Control
My Steiner purchased in the mid 1970’s and used in Chinas Comidas and Johanna Went bands. Set up to respond to MIDI Control

Steiner Parker synthacon controllable via CV to MIDI conversion (in primitive condition)

Kurzweil PC 88 MIDI controller

Rhodes Mark V on loan from a client
Rhodes Mark V on loan from a client

Rhodes Mark V Stage 73 (No MIDI)

this is the House kit at Catasonic
this is the House kit at Catasonic

Full Drum Kit

Story and Clark upright in our tracking room (been in the family since the 1930's)
Story and Clark upright in our tracking room (been in the family since the 1930’s)

Baby Grand Piano

The mighty Orcoa Companion Organ
The mighty Orcoa Companion Organ

ORCOA Keyboard

Various Percussion

Analog Recorders and other playback devices Include:

Tascam M 42 1/2 track Stereo Recorder (7 1/2 and 15 ips speeds for 7″ or 10″ reels.)

Teac A2300 Quarter Track reel to reel

Denon DP-DJ151 Turntable capable of 33, 45 and 78 rpm as well as Pitch adjust or speed adjust with no pitch change (via internal DSP) Connected to an ART adjustable Phono Pre

Denon DN-790-R Cassette

Denon DN-C360 CD Player

Fostex SV 3700 DAT recorder

JVC VHS player/recorder

Pioneer DV-45A Elite Series Universal DVD Player (DVD Video, DVD Audio and SACD)

Blu Ray Player

JVC BR-DV3000 DV deck

Mics

Dave Pearlman Model TM 1
Dave Pearlman Model TM 1

Dave Pearlman TM-1 (Cardiod or Omni)

Cascade Fathead II Pair
Cascade Fathead II Pair

Cascade Fathead II Ribbon Mics (matched Pair)

AKG C12VR (Cardiod Figure 8 or Omni)

AKG 414 (Cardio Figure 8 or Omni)

AKG 452 (2)

Groove Tube GT1 (2)

Blue Baby Bottle

Audio Technica 4033

Audio Technica 2020 (3)

Heil PR 20

EV RE20

AKG D12 Kick Mic

AKG D12 E

AKG D112

Neumann KM 100 (2)

Shure SM57 (several)

Octava MK 2500 (Modified by Terry Setter)

Sennheiser 421

 Catasonic Music Software

Pro Tools HDX (current version)

Files can be exported to any earlier version and Early versions can be opened on our system.

Pro Tools 10 Native with Digi 002 in our Garage annex

Some of this software may not be currently installed and/or may have older than current versions

Logic Audio

Finale

Sibelius

Toast

DVD Studio Pro

Final Cut Studio

GarageBand

 Plug Ins:

Selected Waves Plugins

QL Space

Melodyne Celemony Plug In

Soundtoys (All)

Eventide Anthology 2

Spectrasonics Trilogy, Stylus RMX and Atmosphere

Native Instruments Komplete 9

Velvet

Digi Revibe II

Steve Massey tools (all)

Drumagog

East West Play editions of:

RA, Goliath, Platinum Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Strings, Woodwinds and Brass, Storm Drum II, Fab Four, Gypsy, Voices of Passion

This list subject to change at anytime