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, Pcie Express
Antelope Audio Orion 32+, Prism Audio Lyra 2, Custom 32 Channel Summing Mixer and Matrix by VintageMaker, and a UAD Octo PCIE Express Card. All gear is routed through Audio Accessories Patch Bays and a Masalec MTC-1X Mastering Transfer Console.
Manley Massive Passive, 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, Elysia Karacter and more.
Bettermaker Limiter, IGS Tubecore Mastering Edition (Mod), API 2500 (Mod), 2x Empirical Labs Distressor, 2x Serpent Audio Splice MK2, Alan Smart C1LA, Elysia XPressor, 2x API 525, 2x Vintage UREI 1176 Blackface (Mod), 2x Great River PWM-501, Airfield Audio Luminator, 4x DBX 160X, 2x DBX 160A, DBX 160XT, 2x Crane Song Trakker, 2x Chandler Limited Little Devil Compressors, Empirical Labs DerrEsser, and more.
2x Universal Audio 610, 2x API 512v, 2x BAE 312a, 2x Prism Audio, 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 H8000FW, 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.
MONITORS and METERS
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: DORROUGH and BETTERMAKER
We use a combination of Analog and Digital Meters. For analog we use the classic Dorrough 40a Meters paired with the Dorrough external remote. We also use the Bettermaker Limiter for digital metering, LUFS, and custom VU calibration.
Zapnatiq makes some of the most creative and innovative mixing plugins on the market. We do a lot of production work so it pays off big time to have a wide collection of creative mixing tools at our disposal for song-shaping and sound design.
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 the UAD Octo Pcie Express Card which allows for a high DSP usage. 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.
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.
Plugin-Alliance makes every plugin a mixing engineer could ever want. Everything from top tier analog emulations to creative sound scultping tools to some of the best amplifier simulations on the market.
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.