Equipment

Pro Tools
Powers the studio with the tools that power the industry. Creates music or sound for film/TV and allows connectivity with a premier network of artists, producers, and mixers around the world.  Record in Houston then mix in Paris!


Ableton Live w/Push 2
Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.  With two views – the classic Arrangement View, where musical ideas are laid out along a timeline, and the unique Session View, where you can improvise and quickly experiment with musical ideas.  Live is a fast, fun, intuitive way to make music.

Plugins
The studio is stocked with nearly 1,000 plugins including the revolutionary Neutron plugin recently introduced by Izotope.  An assortment of Waves plugins is readily available along with industry staples such as Cytomic’s Glue compressor and AutoTune.

Behringer Eurodesk MX9000
The Behringer Eurodesk MX9000 Mixing Console — Behringer’s largest console — features 24 fully inline channels. Each has flexible MIC/LINE and a MIX B/TAPE RETURN paths. The MIC/LINE path offers balanced mic and line inputs, an invisible mic preamp, pad, inserts, and a 4-band EQ with 2 semi-parametric mid-frequency bands, 15dB of boost/attenuation plus low-cut filter. 6 aux sends are available (pre/post switchable in pairs), plus a pan pot, solo and mute functions, full routing options, and 100mm faders.

Blu Baby Bottle
Baby Bottle is a pressure gradient cardioid condenser microphone that delivers classic sound and incredible versatility. Featuring richly present midrange, smooth top end and neutral bottom, Baby Bottle is reminiscent of the world’s finest vintage microphones. And it excels at recording nearly any sound source, including vocals, drums, electric guitar amps—even difficult brass instruments like saxophones and horns.

Rode NT-1A
The RØDE NT1-A 1″ cardioid condenser microphone has become an industry standard; delivering the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability typically only featured on some of the world’s most expensive microphones. With a self-noise level of only 5dBA it is widely recognised (along with the NT1) as one the world’s quietest studio microphones. This low noise makes it an ideal vocal microphone as well as perfect for recording guitars and percussion.

Shure SM57
The legendary Shure SM57 is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. The SM57 has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern that isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds.