PRO TOOLS 12
Pro Tools 12 is the industry standard DAW for mixing. We use Pro Tools for stem work and by artist request when sent Pro Tools Projects.
Logic X is a powerful DAW for creation, MIDI, and mixing. We have been using Logic since version 5 and it is our preferred DAW to work in.
ABLETON LIVE 9
Ableton Live 9 excels for songwriting, MIDI creation, and sequencing. We use it for warping audio and for artist assistance with productions.
We use this DAW for production assistance, sound design, and to help artists understand analog routing in the digital realm.
We use the full version and extended suite of Melodyne 4. We also use Revoice 3 by Synchro Arts. These 2 applications paied together are the most powerful tandem on the market for vocal editing, timing correction, and pitch alteration.
Adobe Audition is the final DAW we use to import masters to check levels, RMS, balance, and apply any final processing before rendering as complete.
CONVERTERS & SUMMING
Universal Audio Apollo 16 (32 Channels), Apogee Ensamble (8 Channels), Burl Vancouver 32 (32 Channels), Antelope Pure 2, Prism Lyra 2. All conversion is routed with several Audio Accessories Patch Bays through a Masalec MTC-1X Mastering Transfer Console.
Bettermaker 232 mk2, 2x Neve 1073, 2x Maag EQ4, 2x Maag EQ2 (Mod), 2x Empirical Labs Lil' Freq, Kush Audio Electra, API 5500 (Mod), 3x Great River Harrison 32, 2x Chandler Limited Tone Control, 2x Aphex Aural Exciter, API 550a, Little Labs VOG, and more.
Bettermaker Limiter, API 2500 (Mod), 2x Empirical Labs Distressor, Empirical Labs Fatso EL7X (Mod), Alan Smart C1LA, Elysia XPressor, 2x API 525, 2x Vintage UREI 1176 Blackface (Mod), 2x UREI LA4, Airfield Audio Luminator, 4x DBX 160X, 2x DBX 160A, DBX 160XT, 2x Crane Song Trakker, 2x Chandler Limited Little Devil Compressors, and more.
2x Universal Audio 610, 2x API 512v, 2x BAE 312a, 4x Apogee, 2x Focusrite ISA 430 MKII, A Designs Pacifica, Neve 1073, and more.
TC Electronics Finaizer 96k, Universal Audio 6176, Focusrite ISA 430, 2x Solid State Logic X-Logic Alpha Channels, Sans Amp RBI, and more.
Bricasti M7, Eventide H800FW, TC Electronics 2290, 2x Moog Analog Delay, Lexicon PCM 90, 2x Lexicon PCM 60, Yamaha Rev 7, Yamaha SPX 2000, TC Electronics G Major, and more.
REFERENCE 1: GENELEC
The Genelec S30D is a three-way Digital Monitoring System with an extended low end. The S30D monitors are ideal for Pop and all sub genres of EDM that demand low end detail. The monitors offer multiple power amplifiers, active multiband crossovers, and a larger than life sound non-fatiguing sound.
REFERENCE 2: YAMAHA
The iconic Yamaha NS10 is a staple in every major studio worldwide. NS10s offer a flat and "unsexy yet highly addicting" sound that is extrememly mid forward. These monitors offer impeccable transcient responce being paired with a low wattage passive amplifier.
REFERENCE 3: AVANTONE
The Avantone MixCubes are shielded, full-range mini reference monitors. Their design is inspired by the legacy of the 5C Sound Cubes used in virtually all-major studios for the last 25 years. The MixCubes are often setup in mono to avoid a "phantom stereo" image.
Kush Audio makes some of the most analogue sounding mixing plugins on the market. Though we do own some Kush Audio hardware we find ourselves using these plugins on every mix.
When doing ITB masters we rely heavily on the Eiosis Air Eq. This EQ captures an analogue tone in the plugin world and compliments the modern sound of an ITB mix in a breathtaking way.
When doing our ITB masters the first thing we reach for is a fresh instance of iZotope Ozone. We have a copy of version 5, 6, and 7. We feel each version offers different tonal landscapes which is a great advantage for the wide range on genres we work on.
We run multiple UA interfaces which allows for a high DSP percentage. Every project we do has a host of UA plugins on it. We simple could not do our jobs in a highly professional manner without the sonic quality of UAD products.
It does not matter what the genre Softtube always has several tools for the job. From Tubetech to Trident Softtube has some of the best and most underrated plugins on the market. It is no shocker than several UAD plugins were engineered by the talented people at Softube.
PLUG & MIX
We love tonal sounding plugins that are not littered with knobs. These plugins are simple and damn effective. The Plug and Mix products are highly cost effective and do not sound like any other company. When flavor and originality is the objective these plugs are used by the handful.
When we need some color or effects processing Sound Toys is most often our quick and simple one stop shop. Literally everything plugin in the bundle is a VIP in our hearts. Mad love to SoundToys, they clearly love what they do and only make quality stuff.
Though we have some killer Lexicon outboard gear there is something special that Eventide brings to the world of effects. Eventide is the name that people have correlated with effects since the early 80s. The vintage hardware units sound amazing, and the modern incarnations bring something fresh to the table.
Our ITB mixing software collection is quite impressive. We never know what tools we will need for the job and like to have a little bit of everything on hard. For more on our mixing and mastering plugins please inquire.