Category Recording

DOD FX90 analogue delay

The very first delay I owned was the first of the series FX90. I loved that thing until I seduced by the perfectly clean sounds of digital delays. Then I couldn’t get rid of this thing fast enough and replace it with a fancy rack unit. Not long after that I kicked myself because I missed some of the character an analogue delay brings to the table.

Recently I tracked one of these guys down for a fair price (under $100) and added it to my arsenal.

Input impedance = 500 k Ohms
Output impedance = 4.7 k Ohms
Gain = 0 dB
Band Width = 30 Hz to 25 kHz (dry), 30 Hz to 1.3 kHz (delay)

Notable IC chips: one MN3005 4096-stage BBD chip driven by a MN3101 clock generator/driver CMOS chip; one NE570N compander; and one misc op amp tied into the Mix control (early models always used a TL0...

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Line 6 Echo Pro

I bought a Line 6 DL4 pedal, which I thought was pretty cool. I used that on a few songs and was always frustrated the delay was in stompbox form. I don't really have a good place in the studio for these things. Come to find out, Line 6 made a rack mount version called the Echo Pro. It's the same guts with a few extra features - including patch saving.Read More

MAM VF-11 – 11-band analog vocoder

The VF-11 is an 11-band analog vocoder from German company MAM (Music And More). Read More

Mackie Onyx 1640

16-channel/4-bus small-format analog mixer. I’m using this as my overflow/sidecar to the 32 channel mixer.

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KRK 10s Subwoofer

I added the KRK 10s subwoofer to the studio. I heard of people being happy with this subwoofer paired with the Adam A7 monitors. They go well together. It didn't take me very long to get the two in line with each other.Read More

Lexicon ALEX Digital Effects Processor

The overall sound is pretty good actually. It is quiet and the reverbs are typical - nothing awe inspiring but not crap either. The plate reverbs are kind of nice.Read More

T.C. Electronic M-One XL Reverb/FX

I'm fairly impressed by this machine. The noise floor is nothing on the reverbs. Read More

MOTU MIDI Express 128

The Express 128 provides 8 MIDI IN, 9 MIDI OUT, 128 MIDI channels.Read More

Event Echo Gina20 Audio Interface

Just like the Darla, I use this interface on the sampler and softsynth workstations. Read More

Event Echo Darla Audio Interface

I've had this card for a long time and it is still going strong.Read More