Mad Oak is built around our 32-channel API 1608 console. Whether you're recording to our Studer 827 24-track tape deck or to our 32x32 Burl Mothership-equipped Pro Tools HD rig, that beautiful analog console is the heart of the studio.

Come mix time, we have a massive assortment of outboard and even a pair of beautiful (real!!! big!!! metal!!!!!) plate reverbs to add a depth and dimension to that is nearly impossible to achieve in the digital box.

Here's a partial list of what we've got (please note that this list is ever-changing; if you need a specific piece for your session, please reach out in advance to ensure it will be on hand):

Console:

 - API 1608 (32ch)

[MANUAL HERE]

Recorders:

- 32x32 Burl Mothership

- Pro Tools HD Native

- Studer A827 2-inch 24-track

- Apple Logic Pro X

- Presonus Studio One Professional

Monitoring:

- Augsperger Audio & Design/AVN Systems Mains

- Amphion Two18

- Amphion One12

- Avantone MixCube

- Aviom A-16ii Personal Headphone Mixers (5x) 

Mic Amps:

- API 212 (32ch)

- BAE 1028 (2ch)

- BAE 1066 (2ch)

- Burl B1D (2ch)

- Helios Type 69-500 (2ch)

- Louder Than Liftoff Silver Bullet (2ch)

- Mercury M72 (2ch)

- Mercury M76

- Neve 1053 (2ch)

- Neve 1081 (8ch)

- Neve 1084 (2ch)

- Neve 1272 (6ch)

- Revolution Redd.47 (2ch)

- Shadow Hills Mono Gama (2ch)

- Sphere Fab Four (4ch)

- Tab-Funkenwerk v78

- Universal Audio 610 (2ch)

- Universal Audio 2108 (2ch)

- Wunder PEQ1 (2ch)

 

Equalization:

- API 550a (8ch)

- API 560 (2ch)

- Avalon 2055 (2ch) 

- BAE B15 (2ch)

- BAE 1028 (2ch)

- BAE 1066 (2ch)

- Cartec FE-Q5 (2ch)

- Electrodyne 511 (2ch)

- Heritage Audio 73EQJR (2ch)

- Kush Audio Electra (6ch)

- Louder Than Liftoff Chopshop

- Louder Than Liftoff Silver Bullet (2ch)

- Helios Type 69-500 (2ch)

- Maag EQ4 (2ch)

- Manley Labs EQP1-A (2ch)

- Neve 1053 (2ch)

- Neve 1081 (8ch)

- Neve 1084 (2ch)

- Phoenix Audio DRS-EQ (2ch)

- Retro 2a3 (2ch)

- Urei 545 (2ch)

- Universal Audio 610 (2ch)

- Wunder PEQ1 (2ch)

Dynamics:

- ADL 670 (2ch)

- Alta Moda Hippo (2ch)

- Altec 436c

- API 2500 (2ch)

- BAE 10DCF (2ch)

- Chandler Ltd TG-1 (2ch)

dbx 160VU (2ch)

- dbx 165a

- Decca compressor (2ch)

- Dramastic Audio Obsidian (2ch)

- Empirical Labs EL7 Fatso (2ch)

 - Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor (2ch)

- Grove Hilla Audio Liverpool

- Heritage Audio 2264JR (2ch)

- Mammoth Cave Audio Wooly Mammoth (2ch)

- Manley Labs VariMu (2ch)

- Neve 33609 (2ch)

- Phoenix Audio N90-DRC500 (2ch)

- Retro 176 (2ch)

- Retro Sta Level

- Serpent Audio Splice (2ch)

- Standard Audio Level-Or mk ii (2ch)

-  Tonelux TX5C 500 (2ch)

- Universal Audio LA-2A

- Universal Audio 1176 (2ch)

- Urei LA-3A (2ch)

FX:

- Audicon The Plate (2x)

- AMS RMX16

- Bricasti M7

- Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

- Lexicon PCM42

- Roland Space Echo RE150

- Roland Space Echo Chorus RE501

Microphones and DIs:

-- Acme Motown DI

- API TranZformer GT

- API Tranformer LX

- Avalon U5 (2x)
- AEA KU5A (2x)

- AEA R84

- AEA R88 (stereo)

- AEA R92

- AKG 535

- AKG C414eb (brass capsule)

- AKG C451b (2x)

- AKG C451eb (2x)

- AKG D12

- AKG D112 (2x)

- AKG D100

- Audio-Technica AE2500

- Audio-Technica ATM25 (4x)

- Audio-Technica ATM31

-Audix D6 (2x)

- Beyerdynamic M88

- Beyerdynamic M160

- BLUE Bottle (2x)

- BLUE U47

- CAD M179 (2x)

- Cliff RM1

- Coles 4038

- Countryman Type 85 (2x)

- DPA 4011 (2x)

- Dr Alien Smith DirtMic

- Dr Alien Smith SubKick

- DW Fearn VT-1F Tube DI (2ch)

- Earthworks KickPad

- Earthworks Piano Mic (stereo)

- Earthworks QTC-1 (2x)

- Earthworks TC40 (2x)

 - Earthworks Z30X (2x)

- Electro-Voice 635 (2x)

- Electro-Voice PL10 (2x)

- Electro-Voice RE20

- Josephson C715

- Josephson e22s

- Mad Oak Custom Passive DI (2x)

- Manley Labs Gold Reference (2x)

- Manley Labs Silver Reference

- Microtech Gefell M300 (2x) 

- Microtech Gefell UMT70S

- Miktek C5 (2x)
- Neumann KM54 (2x)

- Neumann KM56

- Neumann KM184 (2x)

- Neumann M269

- Neumann TLM170R (2x)

- Placid Audio Copperphone

- Radial J48 DI

- Radial SGI

- Reamp (2x)

- Royer Labs R121

- Royer Labs R122

- Royer Labs SF24 (stereo)

- Samar VL37

- Samar VL373A (stereo)

- Sennheiser MD421 (3x)

- Sennheiser MD441

- Shure Beta 52 (2x)

- Shure SM5b

- Shure SM7b

- Shure SM57 (a lot)

- Soundelux ifet7

- Telefunken U48

- Upton Elam 251 (2x)

-Warm Audio WA87

 STUDIO GADGETS:  

Mad Oak prides itself on collecting not only world-class recording equipment, but top-shelf instruments and amplifiers as well.

 

The philosophy here is that every recorded sound starts with the source, and we believe our selection of inspiring and great-sounding music (and noise!)-makers will ignite the creative spark on your recording session and help you find the sound you've always dreamed of. Whether it's a boutique drum kit, a vintage guitar or bass amp, or a funky old synthesizer, we wanna help you to produce in the live room the sounds you hear in your head.

 

Plus, it's like, super fun to play with all these wonderful gadgets.

INSTRUMENTS, ETC:

Drums:

 - A&F Raw Steel Kit 14x22, 14x16 "snom", 8x12

- Gretsch Hammered Chrome Over Brass 5x14

- Ludwig Acrolite Snare 5x14

- Ludwig Black Beauty Snare 6.5x14

- Ludwig Copperphonic Snare 6.5x14

- Ludwig Maple Classic Kick, 14x24

- Ludwig Vistalite Kit 14x24, 18x18, 11x13

- Pearl Steve Ferrone Snare 6.5x14

- SJC Custom Mahogany Kit 18x22, 16x16, 11x13

- SJC Maple Snare 7x14

- Slingerland Kit

- Sonor Snare 5x14

- assorted cymbals

- assorted percussion

Amplification:

- Allston Amps Tone Monster

Ampeg B15 Portaflex

- Ampeg B18 Portaflex

- Ampeg Gemini I

- Ampeg SVT

- Ampeg SVT 810 cabinet

- Ampeg V4B

- Ampeg Jet

- Carr Mercury

- Diezel Herbert

- Gibson Falcon

- Gibson Skylark

- Marshall Super Lead 100 mk ii

- Marshall JCM800 Lead 1960 cabinet

- Mesa/Boogie Bass 400+

- Metropoulos Metroplex

- Metropoulos Superplex

- Orange Overdrive

- Orange OB1-500

- Park P45

- Peavey Classic 50

- Sunn Model T

- Supro 1790 cabinet

- Supro Black Magick

- Vox AC30

Keyboards:

- Fender Rhodes piano

- Hammond B3 organ

- Korg MicroKorg

- Mellotron M400

- Mellotron M4000D

- Moog Sub37

- Roland Juno 106

- Roland SH-09

- Wurlitzer 200a piano

- Yamaha U3 piano

- Yamaha YC45D

Effects:

- Allston Amps Bwomp

- Allston Amps Carlos

- Boss BD2 Blues Driver

- Boss CE1

- Electronic Audio Experiments Harmonic Percolator

- Electronic Audio Experiments Model FET

- Electro-Harmonix Memory Man

- Electro-Harmonix Mutron

- Electro-Harmonix Mistress Flanger

- Electro-Harmonix Qtron

- Fulltone Bass Drive Mosfet

- Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

- Garvey J Ltd Tone Source

 - Maestro Phase Shifter

- Moog MF-101

- MXR Flanger

- Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone

- Prescription Electronics Face Lift

- Sovtek Big Muff

- Tech 21 Sansamp Bass Driver Deluxe

- Way Huge Swollen Pickle

 

Plus, a wide assortment of miscellany including dulcimers (hammered and mountain!), accordion, melodica, glockenspiel, mandolins, zither, psaltery, banjo, and more.

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