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Gear & Recording Equipment

Compound Recordings is equipped with a wide array of professional studio equipment including cutting-edge digital recording gear, quality analog outboard equipment, top of the line plugins and a large selection of microphones, amps & instruments. Everyone who records at the studio is both welcome and encouraged to use our studio gear to it's fullest potential.


Please note that not all of our instruments are always in the studio. If there are specific amps or instruments you would like to use please let us know in advance and we will make sure they're here for you.

Take a look at our ever-expanding list:


Pro Tools Ultimate HDX12 
Macintosh G5 - 32 gigs of RAM and 2TB of Storage Space
Dell PC featuring WaveLab (used for stereo Mix-Downs and Mastering)
UAD QUAD Core PCIe Card by Universal Audio with UAD plug-in Suite
Slate Trigger 2 Drum replacer/enhancer.
Waves Ultra Pack Plugins
Soundtoys Plug-In Suite
Massey DRT

Mixing Console
Toft Audio Design ATB24

Universal Audio 4110 Class A Analog Preamp
Universal Audio solo 610
Universal Audio 2-610 Analog Tube Mic Preamp
Universal Audio LA/610 Mic Preamp/Compressor
Focusrite ISA428 4-channel Neve-Style Mic Preamp
Amek Neve 9098 mic pre and EQ
Mindprint DTC two channel mics pre/compressor

Universal Audio 2-1176
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor
Chandler Limited Germanium compressor (2)
DBX 160a
Presonus ACP88

JBL LSR4328P 8" Monitors
Yamaha HS50M 5" Monitors

(2) Digidesign HD 192
Universal Audio 2192

Toft Audio Designs ATB24 Professional Recording Console
Soundcraft Ghost

Neumann U87
Soundeluxe U95
AKG 452
Rode NT5s (Matched Pair)
Cascade Fat Head || Ribbin mics (Stereo Pair)
AKG D-112
Sennheiser MD 421 (2)
Sennheiser MD 441
Sennheiser e602
Sennheiser e609 Silver
AKG D112
Audio Technica Pro 37Rs 
Audix D2
Shure SM7
Shure SM57 (2)
Shure SM58
Shure Beta 57
Shure Beta 56a
MXL 991 (1)
Sylvia Classics Cardioid Ribbon SC-5C (2)
Yamaha SKRM-100 Subkick
Some Mics sm57

Guitar Heads
Marshall JCM 800
Orange Tiny Terror
Orange Rockerverb 50
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
Sovtek Mig 60

Guitar Cabinets
Marshall JCM 800a Celestion G12T-75's
Marshall 4x12 Cabinet w/ Vintage Green Back Speakers
Vox 2x12

Guitar Combo Amps:
Fender Vibrolux
Roland Jazz Chorus
Supro Super

Bass Heads
Ampeg SVT Bass Head
Behringer Ultrabass BX300T - 300 watt Bass head

Bass Cabinets
Ampeg 8x10
Ampeg 4x10 
Mesa Boogie 1x15
JCM 800 50w

Gibson Les Paul Standard 2001 
Gibson SG 1960s Re-Issue
Fender MIM Telecaster
Fender USA Stratocaster 1984
Fender USA Jazz Bass 2002
Fender USA P-Bass 1995

24" Kick 12" and 14" Toms asortment of Cymbals

CS-2, DD-6, PH-2

Electro Harmonix
HolyGrain reverb, MetalMuff, BigMuff Pi, Small stone russian, nano clone, LBP-1

Fulltone OCD
MXR carbon copy
Dunlop GCB-95 crybaby
Tech 21 sans amp bass driver DI
Roland Bee Gee AF-60 fuzz, RAD.
Radial big shot ABY


DW maple kit
9"x12" rack tom, 11"x14" floor tom, 18"x22" kick, 5"x14" snare
Yamaha maple custom absolute 
9"x12" rack tom, 16"x16" floor tom, 18"x24" kick

Tama Starclassic 8"x14"
Pearl maple 3"x13"
Pearl 6.5"x14" free floater
Pearl 5.5"x14" vintage 70's

14" Zildjian Z custom hi-hats
18" Sabian AAX stage crash
20" Zildjian Z custom ride
21" Sabian AA rock ride
22" Sabian AA rock ride
22" Sabian HH power bell ride

DW 5000 single kick pedal
Tama iron cobra single kick pedal
Various DW, Pearl, and Gibralter stands.
Yamaha kit, DW kit  



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