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 & Instruments 

Famous Times offers an exceptional range of high quality equipment and instruments that are updated in a regular basis

MICS.  Neumann U67, Neumann U47 fet, 2 x Neumann KM 184, 2 x Coles 4038 Ribbon,  2 x AKG 414, AKG 451b, Royer R121,  Audio Technica  4033, Beyer Dynamic M160 Ribbon, 2 x Sennheiser 421, Beyer M201,  EV RE20, Shure SM7, EV N/D 468, AKG D112, Placid Audio Copperphone, 3 x SM57, 1 x SM57 beta, 1 x SM58, Beyer Dynamic M500 Ribbon plus various other studio staples and oddities. We’ve also acquired  a stereo pair of Jez Riley French contact mics. Currently we’re  experimenting with them to create our own plate reverbs and other effects such as mic-ing the walls and doors of the studio to capture alternative sounds.

*using a brand new M7 capsule made in Germany by Neumann engineer, and selected original vintage NOS Telefunken ECC81 tube, Sprage and WIMA capacitors, 1% Vishay Ghoms resistors and NOS paper in oil military grade capacitor for a tube output that provides a great vintage character and tone.

OUTBOARD Includes 3 x Neve 1073 mic pre and eq. SSL G series bus compressor. API 525 compressor. Avalon 737sp Valve preamp/compressor/eq. API 3124 pre amp (x4). Universal Audio 1176 2 2x Mono/stereo Compressors. MAAG audio eq4 mastering eq. 2 x WA-EQP valve eq. Focusrite ISA 828 preamp (x8). Lots of TLA Valve Compression/Preamp/EQ. Stereo Spring Reverb, Lexicon and Yamaha Reverb Effects Units. Nearfield monitors are Dynaudio Acoustics BM6A MkII. Farfield  Mackie monitors to rock the room
NSTRUMENTS & AMPS Include Challen Baby Grand Piano, 1964 Hammond C3 with Leslie 122,  Ludwig Super Classic ’63 Drum Kit, MOOG etherwave theremin, Fender Princeton ’65 Guitar Amp, Fender Blues Junior amp, Hartke Bass Amp, Gem Galanti m-bass amp, Orange Rocker 30 Valve Amp, Fender Precision Bass, Squire Stratocaster Guitar 60’s series, Squire Telecaster, Revelation 12 string electric guitar, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Harmonium, Casio CZ-101, Auto-Harp, Nord Stage 2, Danelectro Guitar, Epiphone Acoustic Guitar. Sean plays alto, baritone  and tenor sax, trumpet, Eb tenor horn, Various Percussion, Various Pedals.
THE DESK  is a Soundtracs MR Series 24/8/2
PROTOOLS HDX SYSTEM v 12 up to 192Khz 24 I/O
THE TAPE MACHINE  is a Tascam MS-16 1″ 16 Track. Heads recently re-lapped .
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