RECORDING STUDIO

California College of Music is home to a world-class recording studio, originally designed and implemented by Grammy-winning engineer-producer Reggie Dozier (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Outkast) and more recently overhauled by current faculty member George Wiederkehr, M.A. The Studio Control Room is patched to multiple tracking rooms including an Isolation Booth, Ensemble Room, Piano Room, Choir Room, and a Secondary Mixing Room.  CCM students benefit greatly from production courses held within the recording studio, including the Studio Recording Sessions, Rhythm Section Tracking, and Demo Recording courses. Performing ensembles also frequently make use of the recording studio to document their repertoire selections.

Below is a gear list showcasing some of the best equipment available at the California College of Music recording studio. The studio is available for rent by special arrangement with the administration; for more information please contact [email protected].

 

GEAR LIST

Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphones:
Neumann U47 (VF14/BV08, assembled by Flea Microphones)
Neumann U87 (Vintage, 1983-1986) [2] Lawson L47 Tube (NOS Mullard PCC88)
Lawson L47 FET
Lawson ELAM251 Tube (NOS Mullard PCC88)
Lawson ELAM251 FET
Audio-Technica AT4050 [2] MJE NT1a (U87-style voicing) [2] Blue Bluebird

Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphones:
Neumann KM84 (Vintage, 1976)
Sennheiser MKH8040 [2] Sahiaman Little Blondie [4] MJE MC-012 [2] Shure SM81 [2]

Dynamic Microphones:
AKG D112
Audix D2 [2] Audix D4
Audix D6
Audix I5 [2] Audix OM3
Electro-Voice RE20
Electro-Voice 635a [2] Pyle Pro PDMIC78 [6] Sennheiser MD421 II [3] Shure SM57 [5] Unidyne III Shure SM57
Shure SM58 [2] Shure SM7b
Sennheiser e602 II
CAD KBM412

Ribbon Microphones:
Coles 4038 [2] Royer R121
Cascade Fathead (Lundahl) [2]

Outboard Gear:
3M M56 16-track 2″ Reel to Reel Tape Machine
Lenovo Thinkpad P70 Xeon, 5.5TB SSD
RME Fireface UFX Interface
Telefunken V72 Preamps (Vintage, late 1950s)  [2] Neve 1073 Preamps (AMS) [2] API 512c Preamps [2] Grace M101 Preamps [2] Focusrite ISA 828 Preamps [2] Audient ASP880 [8] RME ADI-2 Converters
Ferrofish A16 MK-II Converters
Presonus HP60
Various rack hardware, patchbay hardware, and cabling
Various mic stands, cables, and removable acoustic treatment
Portable/on-site recording equipment including RME Babyface USB Interface

Monitoring & Mixing:
Genelec 8030b [2] Genelec 7050b Subwoofer
Hear Technologies Hearback Headphone Distribution System
4x Hearback Remote Headphone Mixers
Shure SRH1840 Headphones
Shure SRH1540 Headphones
Direct Sound EX29 Isolation Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x [4] Sony MDR7506 Headphones
Bose QuietComfort Headphones

Instruments:
Gibson Les Paul Standard with Gibson Custom Buckers
Custom Warmoth Northern Ash Stratocaster
Custom Warmoth Chambered Korina Stratocaster, Single Coils
Custom Warmoth Hybrid Telecaster, Single Coils
Taylor Limited Hawaiian Koa 6-String Acoustic/Electric
Yamaha Acoustic-Electric 12-String
Jackson Concert Series Electric Bass with EMG Humbuckers
Hand-Made Classical Guitar
Roland KF-7 Digital V-Piano
Roland TD-30 V-Drums (12-pc)

Amplifiers:
1970 Marshall JMP Plexi (Vintage, All NOS)
1970 Pre-Rola Celestion Greenback 4×12 Cabinet (Vintage)
1966 Fender Pro Reverb (Vintage, All NOS)
1949 Gibson BR-9 (Vintage, All NOS)
Vox AC15HW (All NOS Tubes, 1970 Pre-Rola G12M)
Mesa Boogie Mk.V 25 (All NOS)
Mesa 2×12 Rectifier Cabinet
Mesa 1×12 Thiele EVM12L Cabinet (Vintage)
Peavey 6505MH
Rockman XPR/Sustainor/Distortion Generator/Stereo Chorus
1970 Ampeg B15 (Vintage, All NOS)
1987 Gallien&Krueger 800RB
Genz-Benz Shuttle 3.0
Avatar 4×10 Bass Cabinet with Eminence Neodymium Speakers
Rivera Rock Crusher Recording
Radial X Amp
Radial Reamp
Exotic EP Booster

Software:
Samplitude Pro X3 Suite
Presonus Studio One 3 Professional
Pro Tools 12 Perpetual License
Ableton Live 9
Logic Pro X
Adobe Audition CS6
Sony Sound Forge
Slate Digital – All Plugins, Perpetual Licenses
ValhallaDSP – All Plugins
FabFilter – All Plugins
iZotope – All Plugins
Waves Mercury
Steven Slate Drums 4
Native Instruments Komplete 10 Ultimate
Modartt Pianoteq 5 Studio Bundle
Synthogy Ivory II American Concert D

Vienna Symphonic Libraries:
Dimension Strings Full
Dimension Brass Full
Solo Strings Full
Brass I Standard
Woodwinds I Standard
Keyboards Complete
Vienna Instruments Pro 2
Appassionata Strings I-II

Software Synthesizers:
Native Instruments
LennarDigital Sylenth1
Xfer Records Serum
Xfer Records Nerve
Arturia V Collection
Vienna MIR Pro Reverb
Celemony Melodyne 4 Studio
Audio Ease Altiverb 7 XL
Zynaptiq Orange Vocoder
Klanghelm MJUC
Tokyo Dawn Labs Complete
Guitar Pro 6
Sibelius 8
Finale 2014