studio

The meadowlark

I started recording like a lot of people. I had a little cassette four-track in my bedroom with my electric guitar and a couple of pedals. That small start became a life-long obsession. I started collecting gear one piece at a time. I learned from trial and error. I harassed every engineer who would let me and asked tons of questions and learned as much as I could. I'm still asking questions. Still learning.

The Meadowlark is my personal studio.  And its a long way from its 4-track roots. It's a great space to be creative. From the full-on rock jam to small ensemble live recording. We've done it all here.

Equipment List

Avid ProTools 2018

Antelope Audio Zen Studio+ Interface - 32 Channels of I/O, with on-board FPGA Effects

Preamps

  • Antelope Audio Zen Studio+ - 12 channels of pristine and warm mic preamps
  • Shadow Hills Mono Gama
  • OSA MP1-A
  • DIYRE- CP5 w/Colour (2)
  • Custom 1073 Channel Strips (2)
  • Black Lion Audio Auteur 2 Ch
  • Altec 352a - 5 channels analog input w/compression
  • PreSonus Original Digimax 8 Channel Mic Preamp

Compression & EQ

  • Antelope Audio FPGA Compression: TubeChild670, Grove Hill Liverpool, BA-6A, SMT-100A, StayLevin, VCA160
  • JLM Audio LA-500A Opto Compressor (2)
  • Hairball Audio 1176
  • Warm Audio WA2A
  • DBx 560 VCA Compressor (2)
  • DIYRE OLA5 Opto Compressor w Vintage Output & 2520 opamp
  • DIYRE EQP5 Pultec-style Passive EQ w Vintage Output & 2520 opamp (2)

Monitoring

  • Truth Audio TA-1A Pair
  • Yamaha NS-10M Pair
  • Apogee Groove DAC
  • Coleman Audio LS3 line level selector
  • Behringer PowerPlay 16 channel personal monitors (4)
  • Rolls 4-Channel Mixer
  • Audio Technica ATH-M50 Headphones (2)
  • Sony MDR-7506 Headphones (3)
  • Focal Spirit Headphones

Microphones

  • AEA N22
  • Aston Origin (2)
  • JJ Audio Pitbull (custom-made U87i & U87ai switchable clone)
  • JJ Audio Dutch (custom-made ELA M 251E clone)
  • JJ Audio U77 (custom-made U77 clone)
  • Stellar CM-6 tube microphone
  • Oktava MK012 (2) (JJ Audio modified small-diaphragm condensers)
  • Audio Technica ATM450
  • Audix i5
  • Blue Encore 100 (2)
  • CAD M179 (2)
  • Shure SM57 (3)
  • Shure Unidyne 70's 57
  • Shure SM58 (2)
  • Shure Beta 56
  • Shure Beta 58
  • Shure Beta 52
  • Rode NT1000
  • Rode NT3 (2)

Computers

  • Apple Mac Pro 12-Core 2.66 GHz
  • Apple MacBook Pro 2.8 GHz
  • Cyberpower 1500 PFCLCD UPS
  • Regularly updated system & project drive clones

Accessories

  • Radial JDI
  • SansAmp Bass Driver DI
  • LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI
  • Tascam DA-302 DAT
  • Mogami, Gotham, Neutrik Cabling
  • Lots and lots of stands
  • Acoustic & Bass traps

 

Instruments

  • 1957 Gibson LG-1 (Baxendale remanufacture)
  • 2018 Gibson Les Paul
  • 1980's Fender Telecaster
  • 1980's Fender Partscaster
  • 1984 Ibanez Artist AM-100
  • 1975 Alvarez 5014 Acoustic
  • 1960's Harmony H162 (Baxendale remanufacture)
  • Gretsch G3900 Historic Archtop
  • Simon & Patrick Showcase Folk Rosewood
  • Seagull Artist Cedar Rosewood
  • La Patrie Concert Classical
  • Pedulla Series II Fretted
  • Pedulla Series II Fretless
  • Hofner Beatle Bass
  • The Loar LM-520 Mandolin
  • 1950's Scandalli Accordion
  • Soprano Ukulele
  • Okinawa Sanshin
  • Yamaha SY85 synth
  • Privia 88 Key Electric Piano
  • CME xKey 37
  • CME xKey 25
  • Gretsch New Classic 5-piece drum kit
  • Pearl Ian Paice Signature snare
  • Pearl Omar Hakim Signature piccolo snare
  • Tama Wood Snare
  • LP Congas
  • Tons of virtual instruments and plug-ins

Amps & Cabs

  • Vox AC10c Tube Amp
  • Fender HotRod Deluxe (Granger Deluxe Mod)
  • Fender Blues Jr (Black)
  • Fender Blues Jr (Tweed)
  • Quilter MicroPro Mach 2
  • Ashdown MAG 400 Bass Head
  • Euphonic Audio VL-110 cabinet (2)
  • JBL EON 610 (2)
  • Mackie 1604 VLZ

Samples

Please inquire at pigheadedgirlmgmt at gmail dot com. Thank you!