Equipment List:


If you are on this page, either you are a recording nerd like me, or you have entirely too much time on your hands. Originally, I thought I wouldn’t have this list because, although much the gear here is among the very finest, and is certainly worth mentioning, I think there is far too much emphasis on gear nowadays. Good equipment is a faster path from A to B, but the most important factor in any recording are the decisions that are made in the process. Having said that. And by special request… I present to you the Epic Sound Studios equipment list:





Large Diaphragm Condensers:

1 Neumann u67 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser

2 Neumann u87 Large Diaphragm Condensers (matched stereo pair)

1 Neumann M147 tube large diaphragm vocal mic

2 AKG C414 TLII large diaphragm mics

1 Telefunken CU29 "Copperhead"Large diaphragm tube mic


Small Diaphragm Condensers:

2 Schueps CMC6  small diaphragm condensers (matched stereo pair)

2 Shure sm81 small diaphragm condenser mics

2 SE8 hand built small diaphragm condenser mics (matched stereo set)




Dynamic Mics:

1 Shure sm7b vocal mic

4 Shure sm57 dynamic mics

1 Shure Beta 57

1 Shure Beta 51 large diaphragm kick drum mic

1 Audix D-6 kick drum mic

4 Sennheiser 421MD dynamic mics


Other Mics:

1 Neumann KMS 105 handheld condenser vocal mic


1 Blue Woodpecker Active Ribbon Microphone

1 Ear Trumpet Labs “Louise” ensemble and acoustic instrument microphone


1 vintage CAD Equitek II medium diaphragm electret condenser Mic



Analog Front End:


2 Focusrite ISA 430 Neve designed transformer coupled channel strips

Focusrite ISA Two two channel Mic preamp

1 Requisite PAL Plus Mk III hand built pure tube transformer coupled Mic Preamp with T-4 optical compressor.

2 API Channel Strips

2 channel Neve 1073 Mic Pre/Eq

Warm Audio Tone Beast

Manley FORCE 4 channel tube Mic preamp

Black Lion Audio B12A Quad 4 channel Transformer in-out mic preamp

1 TL Audio PA-1 Tube-solid state hybrid transformer coupled 2 channel Mic preamp

1 TL Audio C-1 Stereo tube compressor

1 Universal Audio 2-1176 LN dual channel FET compressor

Tegler Audio Vari-Tube stereo bus compressor

1 Cartec EQ-P1A full tube and transformer Pultec equaliser

1 dbx 160A VCA Compressor

1 dbx 120A Subharmonic Generator

3 TL Audio 5021 dual channel valve compressors

1 Mackie Onyx 800r 8 channel transformer-less mic preamp set

1 Mackie 32 channel 8 bus mixing console




Focal Trio 11BE Monitors

2 pairs Blue Mo-Fi Tracking Headphones

1 pair AKG K702 reference headphones

1 pair Ultrasone Proline 650 headphones

Drawmer MC3.1 monitor controller

Behringer Powerplay Pro 8, 8 channel stereo headphone amplifier












Mac Pro with 4 internal SSD, 32Gb Ram 

Pro Tools HD 8

32 in-32 out up to 192kHz


Macbook Pro M1 with Pro Tools Perpetual

Logic Pro

Harrison Mixbus 32c


Final Cut Pro

Audient iD44 Mkll Interface 20 in 20 out



Digidesign 6 slot expansion chassis with 6 Accell dsp processing cards installed. This means massive dsp power for running countless high end processing plugins with zero latency without ever using the host computers CPU. 


Digidesign 192 IO with 16 analog inputs

Lynx Aurora 16

Digidesign 96 IO with 8 analog ins and outs plus 8 digital ins and outs via ADAT



DAW Controllers and Console


Digidesign C/24 Pro Tools controller console (24 bankable, motorised faders)

M-Audio Code 61 Synth controller 

Casio E Piano 88 key with usb control

Drum-Tec 6 piece wooden shell, mesh head electronic drum set and real cymbals (see Beat-Lab page) with Roland TD-15 Drum Module for MIDI triggering into BFD2

Mackie Control Pro Tools controller with 8 motorised faders (for full DAW control in the Beat Lab)



Digital processing:

Waves SSL bundle

TC Electronics system 6000 reverbs

TC Electronics system 6000 Mastering Suite

Mc DSP Filterbank, Compressorbank, Analog Channel Tape and Console Saturation Emulation

Eventide Factory 3000 multi effects 

Sony Oxford EQ, Dynamics, and Inflator

Bomb Factory Classic Compressor Bundle (1176, LA-2A, LA-3A)

Drummagog 5 drum replacement/enhancement library

Many more…


Virtual Instruments:


Vienna Symphonic Library (high end symphonic scoring library full compliments of horns-strings and orchestral percussion)

Stormdrum 1 and 2 (cinematic film scoring percussion library)

Spectrasonics Omnisphere/Atmosphere (synth suite)


Eastwest Platinum Pianos

Iris Synth

Eastwest Platinum Orchestral suite

Kontakt 3 sample library

Access Virus Indigo TDM Synth engine

BFD2 Drum Sample library with BFD-Heavy, and BFD Oblivion expansion libraries.

And more…




Real Instruments:




Yamaha Recording Custom 22” 10” 12” 14” 16” shell set

Ludwig Supra Phonic 6.5" x 14" snare

Pearl Sensitone 5.5" x 14” snare


Paiste Rude cymbals, 16” 18” and 19”

Paiste 2002 20” power ride

Paiste 2002 14” medium hihat

Paiste 2002 18” crash

Zyldjian 20”  Custom Power Ride

Zyldjian 13” Custom hihat


Drum-Tec dual chain drive double kick pedal

Tama Iron Cobra Hihat stand

X-hat stand


Latin Percussion Conga set

Matador Bongo set

Assorted traps and hand percussion




Gibson Les Paul Classic1960 

Gibson SG

Fender Stratocaster

Fender Telecaster

LTD EC1000 Deluxe

Vintage, premium aged wood G&L F-100 electric guitar

Lowden solid wood cedar top dreadnaught acoustic guitar

Music Man Stingray 5, 5 string bass


Guitar Amps:


Vintage Fender Prosonic, two channel tube amplifier

Fender Tonemaster 4X12 cabinet with Custom Celestian Vintage 30s made for Fender speakers

Vintage Marshall JCM 2554 tube amplifier


Foot Pedals:


Dunlop Crybaby Wah Pedal

Morley Bad Horsie Mk2 Wah Pedal

Ibanez Tubescreamer TS9 version

Ibanez Tubescreamer TS5 version

Electro Harmonics Big Muff Fuzz (classic model)

Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal

TC Electronic Flashback X4 looper/delay

Boss AD-5 acoustic guitar preamplifier/processor

Danelectro Fab-Tone fuzz-distortion pedal

MXR Uni-Vibe

Strymon Big Sky Reverb

TC Helicon Voice Live 2





JB Systems Pro Series Turntable

The Box Subwoofer and Satellite 600 watt PA system

Behringer X-Air 18 Digital Mixer

Line 6 POD version 2.0

Line 6 POD XT Live

Rocktron Intellifex hardware effects processors (2 units)