EQUIPMENT

PCs / Interfaces / Consoles / Preamps / Controllers / Monitoring / Software
  • All Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) custom-built by Kris Nickeson for Microtone Studios
  • 1st PC: Core i7 (8core @ 3.0GHz) :: 24GB RAM :: SSD Recording Drives :: Separate Samples Drive :: Touchscreen
  • 2nd PC: Corei5 (4core @ 2.4GHz) :: 12GB RAM :: SSD Recording Drives :: Laptop / Mobile Performance Rig
  • 3rd PC: Pentium D Dual Core (3.4GHz) :: 4GB RAM :: Mobile Recording Rig PC
  • 4th PC: Dual AMD Opteron :: 4GB RAM :: Media Server
  • Universal Audio UAD Quad DSP Processor (PC1)
  • Universal Audio UAD Octo DSP Processor (PC1 = 12 cores total for plugin processing)
  • Universal Audio UAD Quad DSP Processor (PC3)
  • (Qty3) MOTU HD192 12-channel HD DA/AD Converters (36chs @ 192KHz/24-bit)
           ** New PCIe Card + Quiet Fan Mods :: One HD192 has 'Black Lion' Style Op-Amp Mods **
  • (Qty4) ** FULLY REFURBISHED ** MOTU 2408mk3 (48 ADAT @ 96KHz/24-bit) :: 24ch Analog I/O @ 96KHz/24-bit
  • Steinberg UR22 mkII (2chs @ 192KHz/24-bit :: 2ch Midi I/O)
  • Universal Audio 4-710D Preamp (4chs @ 192KHz/24-bit :: 8chs @ 96KHz/24-bit)
  • Mackie Onyx 800R :: 4chs @ 192KHz/24-bit :: 8chs @ 96KHz/24-bit
  • Focusrite Octopre mkII Dynamic :: 8chs I/O @ 96KHz/24-bit
  • Yamaha 01V96VCMv2 Control Surface / audio interface :: 12chs @ 96KHz/24-bit :: 20chs @ 48KHz/24-bit
  • Digital Clocking: Antelope Audio Isochrone OCX
  • Universal Audio 6176 Analog Channel Strip :: 610B Tube Preamp / 1176LN Optical Compressor
  • Mackie Control MIDI Control Surface
  • Novation Nocturn MIDI Plugin Controller
  • Novation 49SL MKII 49-Note MIDI Plugin Controller with semi-weighted keys and aftertouch
  • Behringer BCR2000 MIDI Plugin Controller
  • Akai LPD8 MIDI Trigger/Controller
  • Midisport 2x2 2ch MIDI Interface
  • EMU 2x2 2ch MIDI Interface
  • 4io 4x4 4ch MIDI Interface
  • TEAC UD-H01 192KHz/32-bit DAC/Headphone Amp
  • JBL LSR4328P Bi-Amped Studio Monitors w/RMS Adjustment system
  • 10" MediaCenter Subwoofer
  • Roland DS-50A Studio Monitors
  • Behringer P16M (Audio over Ethernet) Personal Headphone Monitoring/Mix System (Qty: 6)
  • (Qty3) Behringer Amp800 4ch/8-output Headphone Amp
  • Rolls 4ch Headphone Amp
  • Livewire 4ch Headphone Amp (Qty: 2)
  • 8 sets of headphones available for tracking - if you need more you'll need to bring your own
  • Sonar Platinum Infinity
  • Sonar Producer versions X3e, X2b, 8.5, 7.5, 3.1, 2.2XL
  • Cubase AI 8
  • Ableton Live 9 Lite
  • Sound Forge
  • Sony CD Architect for PMCD builds
  • Finale
  • Auralia
  • Musition

  • Mics
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM57 (x5)
  • Shure SM48
  • Shure RS25
  • Shure Beta 52
  • RØDE NTK Tube Mic :: Custom RK-12 Capsule
  • RØDE NT1-A (x2 - stereo matched pair)
  • Electro-Voice RE20
  • Audio Technica DR-VX1
  • Audio Technica M4000S (x2)
  • AKG C3000B
  • AKG D2200S
  • Audix OM6
  • Audix F2 (x3)
  • Audix F5
  • Audix F6
  • Audix F9
  • Audix CX212B
  • MXL 990 (x2)
  • MP S-12 Custom Built Mic (AKG C414 Clone)
  • CAD 22 (x3)
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    Instruments
  • Studio Recording guitars available :: Taylor, Gibson, PRS, Fender, iMoore, Yamaha, Ovation
  • Korg Triton Studio :: 88 Fully Weighted Keys, Huge Libraries
  • Roland GR-33 MIDI Guitar system available upon request
  • Yamaha Stage Custom Drum Kit :: Cymbals available upon request
  • Yamaha 6-string Bass
  • Hand Drums :: Djembes :: Rattles :: World Instruments :: Tabla :: Chimes
  • Epiphone Mandolin
  • Aria Banjo
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    Amplifiers
  • Roland VGA-7 w/Roland 13-pin GK System built-in
  • Marshall TSL 100 / JCM 2000
  • Fender Deluxe 5E3+ Clone with 1x12" Weber 12A125A :: Custom Built and voiced by Kris Nickeson
  • Jackson JG2 50W :: Custom Rebuilt with 2 x 12" Celestion (1 'creamback + 1 greenback') or 4 x 12" Eminence cabinet
  • Vox VT30
  • Crate BX-100
  • AmpliTube4 - Mesa/Boogie, Fender, & Ampeg SVX collections, AmpliTube Metal series
  • UAD Amp Sims from Ampeg, Fender, Marshall, Chandler and Engl
  • Brainworx bx_rockrack v3
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    Other Hardware / Equipment
  • Behringer Ultramatch Pro SRC2496
  • Custom Modified Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
  • Custom BYOC Franken-Wah (Clyde McCoy based Clone)
  • Custom Modified Electro-Harmonix Smallstone Phaser (Bright, Mix, Univibe, True Bypass)
  • MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay
  • BYOC Analog Chorus (Boss CE-2 Clone)
  • BYOC 5-knob Compressor (Ross Clone)
  • BYOC Reverb 2 Spring Reverb
  • BYOC Lazy Sprocket (Boss SG-1 Clone)
  • BYOC Tremolo (EA Trem Clone)
  • Fulltone Fulldrive FD3 Overdrive
  • Morley Power Wah Volume
  • Ernie Ball MVP Volume Pedal
  • Cloud Microphones CL-1 Cloudlifter
  • Whirlwind IMP2 Direct Box (Qty3)
  • LR Baggs Venue Acoustic Preamp/EQ/DI/Tuner
  • ART Dual RDB dual Re-Amp box/DI
  • Custom Build ReAmp Box with high-quality Jensen transformer
  • Various MIDI Amp Controller & Expression Pedals for Roland GK System
  • Yamaha QY100 MIDI Sequencer :: Great for practice!
  • (Qty4) Neutrik NYS-SPP-L 48-point TRS Patchbays
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    Live Audio
  • Serato DJ Rig
  • 24/4 channel live Snake
  • (Qty2) Yamaha 15" PA Mains
  • (Qty2) Event 12" PA Monitors
  • Yamaha EMX 620 Live Mixer
  • QSC 2ch 150W Power Amp
  • Behringer iNuke NU000DSP 2ch 1000W Power Amp
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    Security / Video
  • 24/7 CCTV & Alarm system :: Interior/Exterior
  • Each room has a video monitor with a 4-channel color video split of the other 4 rooms for best player visibility
  • Nikon D7200 for digital still shots & video
  • GoPro Hero3 & MultiMounts Kit
  • SooCoo HD personal cam & MultiMounts Kit
  • All rooms have independent, unique door locks
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    Plugins / Synths / Virtual Instruments
     
                                                          Amp / Pedal Simulators
  • UAD Ampeg SVT-VR Bass
  • UAD Ampeg B-15N Bass
  • UAD Chandler Ltd. GAV19T
  • UAD ENGL E765RT
  • UAD Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe
  • UAD Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962
  • TH3 Producer
  • TH2 Platinum
  • AmpliTube4 :: Mesa Boogie, Metal
  • bx_rockrack V3
  • bx_yellowdrive
  • bx_greenscreamer
  • Guitar Rig 3
  • Cakewalk Amp Sim
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                                                                Channel Strips
  • UAD UA 610-B
  • UAD API Vision Channel Strip
  • UAD CS-1
  • UAD Manley Voxbox
  • UAD Neve 88RS
  • UAD Precision Mix Rack Collection
  • UAD SSL E Channel Strip
  • EvenTide UltraChannel
  • BT Analog TrackBox
  • VC-64 (Kjærhus Golden Channel)
  • VX-64 Vocal Strip
  • PX-64 Percussion Strip
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                                                                 Compression
  • UAD UA 1176LN
  • UAD UA 1176SE
  • UAD dbx 160
  • UAD Fairchild 670
  • UAD LA-3A
  • UAD Precision Buss Compressor
  • UAD Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
  • UAD Teletronix LA-2A
  • BT Compressor CP2S-3
  • BT Compressor FA770-3
  • CA-2A
  • T-RackS CS Classic Comp
  • Sonitus:fx Compressor
  • Sonitus:fx SurroundComp
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                                                                   De-Essing
  • UAD Precision De-Esser
  • BT DeEsser DS2S-3
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                                                                       Delay
  • UAD EP-34 Tape Echo
  • UAD Galaxy Tape Echo
  • UAD Precision Delay Modulation
  • UAD Roland RE-201 Space Echo
  • BT Oilcan Echo TLE2S-3
  • BT Tempo Delay DL3D-3
  • Native Instruments Replika
  • Unfiltered Audio Sandman
  • VKFX Delay
  • Sonitus:fx Delay
  • Tempo Delay
  • Cakewalk Delay/Echo
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                                                      Dynamics / Transient Shaping
  • bx elysia nvelope
  • bx SPL Transient Designer Plus
  • TL-64 Tube Leveler
  • TS-64 Transient Shaper
  • Cakewalk FX Dynamics Processor
  • T-RackS CS Classic Clipper
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                                                                   Enhancers
  • UAD Precision Enhancer Hz
  • UAD Precision Enhancer kHz
  • UAD SPL Vitalizer MK2-T Plug-In
  • bx_boom Kick Drum Enhancer
  • bx_subSynth
  • HF Exciter
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                                                                         EQ
  • UAD Harrison 32C
  • UAD Helios 69
  • UAD Manley Massive Passive
  • UAD Pultec EQP-1A
  • UAD Pultec-Pro
  • UAD Tonelux Tilt
  • BT Equalizer BQ2S-3
  • BT Equalizer BX2S-3
  • BT Equalizer GEQ12-3
  • BT Equalizer PEQ2B-3
  • BT Equalizer PEQ322-3
  • BT Equalizer PEQ5B-3
  • LP-64 EQ
  • Sonar Linear Phase EQ
  • Para-Q
  • T-RackS CS Classic EQ
  • Cakewalk 2-band EQ
  • Cakewalk Modfilter
  • Cakewalk Parametric EQ
  • Sonitus:fx Equalizer
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                                                                        Gating
  • BT ExpanderGate GX622-3
  • Sonitus:fx Gate
  • Cakewalk FX Compressor/Gate
  • Cakewalk Stereo Compressor/Gate
  • Cakewalk FX Expander/Gate
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                                                                       Limiting
  • UAD Precision Limiter
  • UAD Fairchild Tube Limiter
  • Boost11
  • BT BrickWall BW2S-3
  • BT Limiter LM2S-3
  • Cakewalk FX Limiter
  • T-RackS CS Classic MBand Lim
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                                                                         Lo-Fi
  • BT ValveDriver ADR2S-3
  • biFilter2
  • Alias Factor
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                                                                      Mastering
  • UAD bx_refinement
  • UAD Little Labs IBP
  • UAD Little Labs VOG
  • UAD Manley Massive Passive MST EQ
  • UAD Precision Maximizer
  • UAD Vertigo Sound VSM-3 Mix Satellite
  • UAD Sonnox Oxford Inflator
  • bx ProAudioDSP DSM V2
  • iZotope Ozone 5
  • Roland R-Mix
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                                                                     Modulation
  • UAD Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
  • UAD Brigade Chorus Pedal
  • UAD MXR Flanger/Doubler
  • UAD Roland Dimension D
  • UAD Studio D Chorus
  • BT Analog Chorus CH2S-3
  • BT Analog Phaser APH2S-3
  • Classic Phaser
  • Modfilter
  • Multivoice Chorus/Flanger
  • Sonitus:fx Modulator
  • Sonitus:fx Phase
  • Sonitus:fx Wahwah
  • Cakewalk Chorus
  • Cakewalk Flanger
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                                                             Multiband Compression
  • UAD Precision Multiband
  • LP-64 Multiband
  • Sonar Linear Phase Multiband
  • Sonitus:fx Multiband
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                                                                       Multi FX
  • Cakewalk SpectraFX
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                                                                      Pitch/Time
  • UAD Eventide H910 Harmonizer
  • Melodyne
  • Cakewalk Pitch Shifter
  • Cakewalk Time/Pitch Stretch 2
  • Cakewalk Tuner
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                                                                        Reverb
  • UAD AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb
  • UAD AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb
  • UAD DreamVerb Room Modeler
  • UAD EMT 140
  • UAD EMT 250
  • UAD Lexicon 224
  • UAD Ocean Way Studios
  • UAD Precision Reflection Engine
  • UAD RealVerb-Pro
  • BlueVerb DRV-2080
  • BREVERB
  • Lexicon Pantheon
  • REmatrix Solo Convolution Reverb
  • PerfectSpace Convolution Reverb
  • Sonitus:fx Reverb
  • Cakewalk Reverb
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                                                                      Saturation
  • UAD FATSO Jr./Sr. Tape Sim & Compressor
  • UAD Thermionic Culture Vulture
  • bx_saturator V2
  • Cakewalk FX2 Tape Sim
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                                                                        Spatial
  • UAD Townsend Labs Sphere 180
  • UAD Townsend Labs Sphere
  • UAD Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery
  • BT Stereo Imager ST2S-3
  • Channel Tools
  • Sonitus:fx Surround
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                                                                     Synths as FX
  • z3ta+ (FX)
  • z3ta+ (FX2)
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                                                                   Tape Simulation
  • UAD Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Sim
  • UAD Studer A800 Tracking Tape Sim
  • UAD Oxide Tape Recorder Sim
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                                                              Utilities :: Metering :: M/S
  • UAD bx_tuner
  • UAD bx_control V2
  • bx_solo
  • bx_stereomaker
  • bx_meter
  • TT-DR-Meter
  • T-RackS CS Metering
  • Cakewalk Analyst
  • Cakewalk Tuner
  • Cakewalk Bitmeter
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                                                                   Synths (DirectX)
  • Cakewalk TTS-1
  • Cyclone
  • Pentagon I
  • PSYN II
  • Roland GrooveSynth
  • GroovePlayer
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                                                                     Synths (VST)
  • UAD Moog Multimode Filter / Multimode Filter SE
  • AAS Player
  • Addictive Drums
  • Addictive Drums 2
  • Addictive Keys - Grand Piano
  • AmpliTube4 Amp Sim : Mesa Boogie : Metal
  • Bass Station
  • BFD
  • BFD2
  • Cakewalk Sound Center
  • Dimension Pro
  • DropZone
  • Lounge Lizard Session 4
  • Miroslav Philharmonik
  • Rapture
  • Rapture Session
  • rgcAudio Square I
  • RXP
  • SampleTank 3 (Full)
  • SessionDrummer
  • sfz
  • SI-Bass Guitar
  • SI-Drum Kit
  • SI-Electric Piano
  • SI-String Section
  • Strum Acoustic Session 1.0
  • Strum Acoustic Session 2.0
  • Trilogy Bass Synth
  • TruePianos Amber
  • Ultra Analog Session2
  • z3ta+
  •