RECORDING STUDIO & LODGING
From Neve and API to Universal Audio Trident, Manley and SSL - we utilize the world's "best in class" front end analog stages alongside HD Pro Tools and a locker full of both new and rare vintage mics.
Our extensive digital library includes Universal Audio's Ultimate plug in 10 library alongside 30 cores of dedicated DSP. Additionally, we offer the complete Roland Cloud virtual instrument library featuring more than 50 instruments—including Roland legends like the TR-808, JUPITER-8, and JUNO-106.
Our 1600 square feet multi room facility features (5) tracking studios as well as a professionally tuned control and mixing room. Our C&C custom drum kit (12th & Vine series) is always mic'd and ready to record.
Skylab features vintage and modern amplifiers, instruments, synths and more.
Whether you are after a Classic hand-wired AC30 tone or seek to experiment with our various vintage amplifiers - an entire realm of sonic possibilities is at your fingertips.
Our world class monitor system features the A77X series by Adam Audio (complete with matching Adam sub) alongside Industry standard Yamaha NS10M's and a "quiet listen" mini system.
Skylab has working relationships with top artists from around the world as well as endorsements from major music companies. Read testimonials from our clients here.
Multi room facility - 1600 SF
All rooms are wired with highest definition quad cabling throughout.
System 1 Pro Tools (latest ver) / Universal Audio Interface / 36 IO
System 2 Pro Tools / Black Lion Audio custom interface / 18 IO
System 3 Pro Tools or Logic Pro X w/ Slate Raven / 16 IO
DSP & PLUG INS
Universal Audio Ultimate 10 library + 30 cores of DSP
Complete Roland iCloud, Sound Toys, Waves ... too many to list.
(Mains) Adam A77X + 12” Adam Subwoofer
(Near field) Yamaha NS10 + 10” Yamaha Sub
(Near field) Genelec 8330a + Genelec 7350 Sub
(Small) Yamaha Mini NS10mm
ANALOG INPUT CONFIGURATION
24 Channel Tamura Transformer console (1970s/ 1980s). This is a modular analog console with 4 band parametric eq, Hi and Lo pass filters and 24 Busses (a rare Tascam “Model 16" - serial number #003 -- only a small number were ever produced). This is a high headroom and very musical console with lots of routing capability. This actual console was used during mix down on the Rolling Stones album "Steel Wheels". I use this console primarily for routing and interfacing into Pro Tools due to the large number or premium outboard channels I have. The Tamura transformers sound like a cross between Neve (Carnhill) and vintage API / Melcor.
(1x) Telefunken ELA M-251
(2x) Neumann with C12 capsule (custom)
(7x) U87 (Jim Williams with custom capsules)
(1x) Stager SR-1A ribbon mic
(1x) Stager SR-N2 ribbon mic
(1x) AEA R84 ribbon mic
(4x) Sennheiser 421 (vintage 1970s)
(2x) Sennheiser 906
(2x) Sennheiser 609
(3x) Sennheiser 604
(1x) Shure SM7
(1x) Shure SM81
(1x) Shure Unidyne 544s (vintage 1960s)
(1x) AKG D12 (vintage 1960s)
(1x) AKG D112
(1x) AKG D190e (vintage 1960s)
(1x) Neumann TLM 103
(1x) Telefunken M82
(1x) Telefunken M80
(1x) Telefunken M81
(2x) Rode Nt5 (matched pair)
(1x) Blue Dragonfly
(8x) Shure SM 57
(6x) Shure Beta 57
(1x) Avantone CR-14 ribbon
(1x) Beta 52
(1x) Beta 56
(1x) Audix D6
(4x) Sm 58
(4x) Beta 58
AMPS / INSTRUMENTS
VOX AC30 (Handwired / matched tubes)
Fender 68 Custom Virbro Champ
1966 Guild Thunder 1
1966 Gibson RV-15
1970s Yamaha 4x12 w/ triple leslie
1960s (CBS era) Fender CFA7001
Orange Super Crush 100 Watt
Ampeg SVT 1970s
(previously owned by Bauhaus / Love and Rockets)
AC30 2X12 (Blue Alnico)
1960s Fender CFA 6x12 (two column) - CBS era
Guild Starfire III (American)
Fender Telecaster (Nashville Deluxe)
Fender Telecaster (American custom)
1975 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass
Fender P-Bass (American custom)
Fender Jazz Bass (MIJ - Geddy Lee neck)
Fender PJ Bass (American custom)
Hofner CB Professional Bass
Guild 12 String Acoustic
Seagull D6 Acoustic
Baby Martin Acoustic
Art & Luthier Parlor Acoustic
Ibanez Tenor Acoustic
KEYS / SYNTHS/ DRUM MACHINES
Sequential Circuits prophet XL
Dave Smith Tempest Drum Synthesizer
AKAI MPC X workstation
Roland A88 fully weighted midi controller
Complete ROLAND iCloud virtual instruments
Fender Rhodes 73 suitcase Wurlitzer WT-200
Moog Opus 3
Moog Sub Phatty
Rheem MKVII combo organ SLM pedal bass synth
1959 Hammond M3
Vintage Wurlitzer orbit organ
DRUMS / PERCUSSION
C&C Custom 12th and Vine (22, 16, 14)
Premier (English Made) 22, 16, 14 & optional 13
1969 Ludwig 22, 16, 14
Ludwig Acrolite Snare (1970s) #404 14”
CC & Player Date Snare 14"
Large assortment of Zildjian and Paiste cymbals
Large assortment of shakers & tambourines
Assortment of Kick Drum pedals
Highest quality DW hardware
*Due to maintenance and repair some amps or instruments may not be available at all times.
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