Our vintage Neumann M49 “Barbra’s mic” as acquired from Design FX studio rentals when they closed their doors. The actual mic used by Barbara Streisand for her many Sony recordings sessions, also used by Celine Dion, Mariah Cary, Christina Aguilera, Olivia Newton John, Englebert Humperdinck, Johnny Mathis, Rick Springfield and Eddie Money.
Our Neumann U47 is a rare “Church Mic” that was modified by MGM’s Stanley Church.
Our Neumann U67 is a last of the classic vintage Neumann tube based condenser microphones.
Our AKG C12 The “Whitney” is the actual C12 used by David Foster to record Whitney Houston for the Body Guard soundtrack with “I Will Always Love You”…one of the the best selling singles of all time and triple Grammy winner in 1994 as well as the Oscar for best song that year.
Our AKG C24 (M/S stereo capable) as used for decades for the Hollywood Bowl live recordings, acquired from on Streicher author of “The Microphone Book”.
Our RCA Ku3a is a directional ribbon – the real vintage article, not the AEA reissue!
We utilize Pro ToolsHD with 2 (two) Avid HD 16×16 Audio interfaces. We also have a nice assortment of software and plug ins including Waves, the Ivory Piano Collection, the Quantum Leap Gold Orchestra and Altiverb 7.
At Aspen’s Place Recording, the magic happens BEFORE the hard disk because our Pro Tools is fed by as many as 32 channels of all tube preamps, and 8 channels of Class A tube compressors and EQs! The goal is to print as live and rich as possible. Aspen’s Place Recording gives you the feel and the tone you have always wanted, combined with the flexibility of Pro Tools to perfect the track. This is Back to the Future Tracking!
Recording Equipment Gallery Click on an image to enlarge