UNDERTONE STUDIO

My goal with Undertone Studio was to create a comfortable space to record interesting, crisp and useful drum/marimba/percussion tracks.  It’s an acoustically treated 600 sq ft room with hard floors, 14 ft ceilings and natural light.  I mostly work remotely but do host the occasional rhythm section session. Below I’ve listed some of the gear that I use.  Please reach out if you would like to book a free 15 minute virtual tour or book a session.  Thanks! – Rich

Preamps

API 3124MV
Millenia HV-3C
Neve 5024
RME OctaMic II
Manley Force

Microphones

Neumann U87 (2)
Neumann 184 (2)
AKG 451 (2)
AKG 4050 (2)
AKG 414 (4)
Shure SM81 (2)
Shure Beat 91a (3)
Shure SM57 (5)
EV RE20 (1)
Shure SM7 (2)
Sennheiser 421 (3)
Solomon Sub Mic (2)

Drums

Yamaha Hybrid Maple Custom (shell bank)
Bass Drums – 18, 20, 22
Toms – 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18
Snares – Maple, Aluminum, Steel, etc.

Gretsch USA Custom (jazz sizes)
18, 14, 12, 14

Cymbals

Paiste Masters Thin
Rides – 24, 22, 20
Crash – 22, 20, 18
China – 22
Hi-Hats – 16, 15, 14
Splash – 6, 8

Zildjian
various vintage & prototype

Bosphorus
Jeff Hamilton Signature Set
21, 20, 19, 14

Keyboard Percussion

Marimba – Yamaha 5 Octave (5100)
Vibraphone – Yamaha 3.0 Octave Gold Studio Vibraphone With Motor
Glockenspiel – Orchestral Bells/Glockenspiel –
YG-250D 2 1/2 Octave Intermediate Model Bells
Piano – Broadmann – (Vertical/Upright)

Percussion

Shaker
Triangle
Claves
Tamborines
Cowbells
Jingle Sticks
etc. etc. etc.

Computer/Interface/etc.

iMac Pro – 64 GB RAM
RME UFX+
Adams A77X Monitors
 Avantone Cubes
Hear Back OCTO 8 Channel Mixer (4 stations)
Sennheiser Headphones (4)
Logic Pro X
Mogami XLRs
ProCo Snakes
mulitple iPads for remote control/charts/etc
Ableton Live
GIK Absorbers/Bass Traps

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