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

  • Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones

  • Massdrop Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Headphones

Microphones

  • AEA N22 Ribbon

  • 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)

  • Slate Digital VMS ML-1 (modeling microphone- included models: FG-47, FG-M7, FG-800, FG-251, FG-800M, FG-269, FG-12, FG-67, FG-37A, FG-44, FG-47 MKII, FG-67 MKII, FG-49)

  • Stellar CM-6 tube microphone (NOS Valvo E80F Tube - very smooth tube microphone)

  • Oktava MK012 (2) (JJ Audio modified small-diaphragm condensers)

  • Audio Technica ATM450

  • Audix i5

  • Blue Encore 100 (2)

  • Blue Encore 200 (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!