STUDIO

theLAB is a state of the art recording studio and audio production facility in Los Angeles, California. Featuring 15ft ceilings, expansive hardwood floors and more than 32,000 cubic ft of space in the main tracking room; the studio is know for its vibrant sound and versatility. With just one step into theLAB Studio, the essence of diverse and eclectic influences become obvious. Whether it's 'Abbey', the studio's 1930's grand piano, or the studio's stark ambiance of postmodern appeal; it's easy to derive the inspiration and definitive tastes of theLAB. This same passion and attention to aesthetic is brought to the entire slate of artists produced here.

Connoisseurs of vintage recording equipment know that no two units of the same make and model sound exactly alike. Tubes, capacitors, and other components (not to mention natural aging) give each piece its own personality. Whether it's the studio's 70's vintage console, or stacks of outboard gear, vintage amplifiers and circuit bent keyboards; the unique blend of hand selected vintage equipment, combined with the latest modern technological tools, gives theLAB an unsurpassed sound that is quintessentially its own.

 

GEAR

Digital Recording System: 

Avid ProToolsHDX 8i/o

Digidesign ProToolsHD3 24i/o 

Digidesign 192 Converters x2 

Apogee DA-16 Converter 

Apple G5

 

Console:

28 Channel Vintage Trident Analog Console

 

Monitors:

Yamaha NS-10

Manley SGM10/Tannoy Gold

 

Mic Pre’s & Equalizers:

1 Universal Audio 6176 Channel Strip

1 Neve 1073 Pre (BAE)

1 Focusrite ISA-110 Pre

1 Millennia Tube/Solidstate EQ

1 Manley Massive-Passive Tube EQ

1 GML 8200 Stereo EQ

1 Orban 622b EQ

2 Electrix Filter Factory

 

Compressors:

2 Universal Audio Bluestripe 1176

2 Universal Audio 1176LN

1 Manley Vari-Mu Stereo Compressor

1 Requisite L2M Limiter (Stereo LA2A)

2 Teletronics LA3A Limiter

1 Tube-Tech CL1A Tube Comp

1 Tube-Tech SMC Multiband Comp

1 GML 8900 Stereo Compressor

 

Reverb/Delays:

1 Eventide H3000 Ultraharmonizer

2 Electrix Mo FX

1 Electrix Warp Factory

1 Roland 555 Tape Echo

1 Tel-Ray 60’s Vintage Variable Delay

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Microphones:

Akai DM13 (x2)

AKG ATM25

AKG C1000

AKG D12

AKG D112

Audio Technica AT4040

Blue Blueberry

Cascade Fat Head Ribbon (x2)

Charter Oak SA538 (U47 Copy)

Electro Voice Blue Raven

Electro Voice RE15

Electro Voice RE20

Gauge ECM84 (x2)

Joe Meek JM37 (x2)

Oktava MK-012 (x2)

Rode NT2

Rode NTK

Sennheiser e604 (x3)

Sennheiser e609

Sennheiser MD421 (x2)

Sennheiser MD441 (x3)

Shure SM57 (x2)

Shure SM58

Shure SM7

 

KEYS:

1931 Vose & Songs Grand Piano

1928 Gulbransen Upright Piano

1980 Kawaii Upright Piano

1960 Hammond M-3 Organ

1967 Lowry Tube Organ w/ Leslie

1980 Lowry Magic Teenie Genie Organ

1975 Fender Rhodes Mark I

1966 Wurlitzer 145B Electric Piano

70’s Yamaha Electric Piano (Rhodes Clone)

Honer Melodica

Nord Electro 73

Korg microKORG

Bleep Labs Synths

DRUMS:

60’s Ludwig Drum Kit (20, 14, 13, 12)

70’s Yamaha Birch Drum Kit (24, 16, 13)

80’s Yamaha Maple Drum Kit (22, 12, 13, 16)

Slingerland Vintage Metal Snare (6.5x14)

Noble & Cooley Orange Wood Snare (7x14)

Tama Vintage Metal Snare (5x14)

Ludwig Vintage Metal Snare (5x14)

Zildjian Vintage Cymbals (24, 22, 20, 18, 13)

 

AMPS:

Epiphone Modded Valve Jr. Tube Head

Fender Deville 4x10

Fender PA115 (4 Ch Fender Twin Amp Head)

Marshall Artist 3203 (30 Watt Vintage Plexi )

Marshall 4x10 Cabinet

Silvertone 1484 Tube Head

Vintage Thirty 1x12 Custom Cabinet

Vox AC30

Vox LS40 4x10 Cabinet (x2)

Ampeg SVT Classic Tube Head

Ampeg 410HLF Cabinet

 

GUITARS/BASSES:

Ayers Custom Jazzmaster Clone Electric Guitar

Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar

Fender Thinline Telecaster Electric Guitar

Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar

Fender Jazzmaster Electric Guitar

Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar

Gibson Les Paul Special Electric Guitar

Gretsch G5120 Electric Guitar

Gibson J160 Acoustic Guitar

Martin 000CX1 Acoustic Guitar

Martin D12GTM Acoustic Guitar

Fender Jaguar Baritone Guitar/Bass

Fender Mustang Bass Guitar

Epiphone Jack Cassidy Bass Guitar

Rickenbacher 4004L Bass Guitar

Danelectro 5 DC Bass Guitar

 

Various Handpicked Vintage Pedals/Effects