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<<   Equipment used at 700 West Studios   >>
<< Homemade stuff >>

  • Bi-amped, 3-way studio monitors (Bozak lo, Eminence mids, CTS hi) with 200/100watt 700west amps & electronic x'overs
  • Modular analog synth w/digital key scan - more closely resembled the Buchla, than the Moog (output frequency directly proportional to control voltage). PAIA modules would i'fce with it quite well
  • Ring modulator signal processor (quite effective on B3 organ and electric oboe!)
  • Instrument pitch-to-voltage converter (to i'face instruments with the synth)
  • Stereo 4-band compressor
  • 700west-redesigned Teletronics LA-3A compressor/limiters (Vactrol control elements).
  • 3 stretched plate reverb units with 700west 30 watt driving systems (each plate had 4 active pickups on board). The wooden frames were a mistake, tho. Seasonal humidity changes would require periodic re-alignment of the drivers! Only harpsichords are worse!
  • 700west 4 X 4 'consolette', with hyper-quiet mic amps for distant-mic jobs
<< The commercial electronics were >>

  • 3M Model400 4-track 1/2" recorder
  • Tascam 70-8 8-track 1/2" recorder w/DBX noise reduction
  • Tascam 25-2 1/4" 2-track submaster recorder
  • Stevenson 12 X 8 console
  • Allison Labs compressor/limiters
  • Kepex gate units
  • Eventide Harmonizer/pitch shifter
  • Octave-band graphic equalizers
  • Delay lines: Southwest Tech Ambience Synthesizer 2AS-A
<< The mic list was >>

  • Capacitor mics
    • Neumann U-47 (1957 vintage)
    • Sony C-37A
    • 700west C7 double-button cardioid condensers
    • B&O stereo ribbon mic
    • AKG C452 modular mics w/cardioid & omni capsules
    • E-V 1711 electret condenser mics
  • Dynamic mics
    • AKG D190E
    • Sennheiser MD 421
    • Shure SM70 omni
    • E-V RE16
<< House instruments >>

  • 1934 Story & Clark studio upright piano; Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Korg K2 synth
  • Elka string machine.

 
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