Gear

Drive Studios main room features a Pro Tools HD5 Accel system capable of handling up to 192 audio tracks and hundreds of plug-ins, a variety of tube and solid state mic pre-amps, a collection of high-end microphones, keyboards, guitars, amplifiers, and a full compliment of support software. Our facility also includes an additional Pro Tools HD3 Accel equipped mixing/editing/overdub room.

For a full list of the gear we offer, click on the tabs below.

Equipment List

RECORDERS | STUDIO A
Digidesign ProTools HD5 Accel
(Running ProTools HD 8 w/ Over 192 Available Audio Tracks / 24 Ins / 16 Outs at Once)
Digidesign 192 I/O (x2)
Sony 1/4″ two track tape recorder
STUDIO PLUGINS
– Bombfactory (LA3A/1176/etc)
– Line 6 Ampfarm
– Digidesign Dynamics
– Antares Autotune/Avox
– Waves (SSL, CLA, Rennaissance, Restoration, etc)
*** and many more
RECORDERS | STUDIO B
Digidesign ProTools HD3 Accel System
(Running ProTools HD 8 w/ Over 120 Available Audio Tracks / 16 Ins / Outs at Once)
Digidesign 192 I/O
Digidesign 888/ 24bit i/0
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT SOFTWARE
Sequoia
Ableton Live
Wavelab
FXpansion BFD
CD Architect
Melodyne
EZ Drummer
MIXERS & MIC PREs
2 X 2 Channel Black Lion Audio Auteurs
Universal Audio “LA-610″ 1 Channel Tube Mic Pre/Compressor
API R20 – 2 Channel Preamp
Chandler Germanium Pre (x2)
Vintech 273 – 2 Channel Neve 1073 Clone
Vintech x73i – 1 Channel Neve 1073 Clone
Focusrite “Red 8″ – 2 Channel Class A Mic Pre
Anthony Demaria Labs “ADL 600″ – 2 Channel Tube Pre
Joe Meek “Twin Q Channel Strip” – 2 Channel Strip (Mic Pre/EQ/Compressor)
Universal Audio Twinfiinity 710 – Tube/Solid State Pre
Neve “Portico 5016″ – 2 Channel Pre
Mackie D8B Digital 8-Bus Mixer
(48 in Digital Mixer w/ Apogee UV22 A/D D/A Converters, for Monitoring/Cues)
OUTBOARD DYNAMIC PROCESSING
Focusrite Liquid Mix (32 Channels of EQ and Compression via External Processing)
Neve 8816 Summing Mixer
Chameleon Labs 7720
Aphex Aural Exciter
DBX 266XL Compressor
Drawmer DS-404 Quad Gate
FM Audio’s Really Nice Compressor
FM Audio’s Really Nice Leveling Amplifier
Joe Meek Twin Q (2 Channel Opto Compressor/EQ)
MONITORS / HEADPHONES
Yamaha NS10m Monitors (x2)
ADAM A7 (x2 pairs)
Presonus Central Station (Monitoring Studio B)
KRK RP-5 Monitors (x2)
AKG K141 Headphones (x4)
AKG K240 Headphones (x3)
AKG K55 Headphones (x2)
Audio Technica ATH-M20 Headphones (x3)
Audio Technica ATH-T44 Headphones (x2)
MICROPHONES & DIRECT BOXES
AKG C414B XLS (x2)
AKG C535EB (x2)
AKG C1000 (x4)
AKG D12
AKG D112 (x2)
AKG D550
Audio-Technica 3035
Audio-Technica 3525
Audio-Technica ATM 25 (x3)
Audio-Technica ATM 31A
Audio-Technica Pro 25 (x2)
Audio-Technica PR 99
Audix D1
Audix D2
Audix D4 (x3)
Audix OM2 (x2)
Beyer M88 TG
Beyer M201 TG
Beyer TG-D52D (x3)
Blue Ball
Blue Bluebird
Electro Voice Raven
Neumann TLM 103 (x2)
Neumann U87 AI
Radial Pro DI
Radial JDV DI
Radial X-Amp
Rode NT2
Rode NT5 (x2)
Rode NTK
Royer R-121
Sennheiser 421
Sennheiser Black Fire 509 (x2)
Sennheiser E609
Sennheiser E604 (x3)
Sennheiser E825S
Shure SM57 (x5)
Shure SM58 (x4)
Shure SM7B
Shure SM94
Shure Beta 57 (x3)
Shure Beta 52 (x2)
Yamaha Sub Kick
Tech 21 Sansamp Bass Driver DI
Various DI Boxes (x6)
KEYBOARDS
Akai MPK49
M-Audio Keystation 88es (88 Weighted Key MIDI Controller)
Roland JP-8000 (Analogue Modeling Synth)
GUITARS
Gibson Les Paul Studio with P90 pickups
Gibson Les Paul Classic
Gibson Les Paul Standard (American w/ Gibson Dirty Fingers Pickup)
Gibson Les Paul Junior (American w/ P90 Pickups)
Gibson SG (American w/ Seymour Duncan Phat Cat Pickup)
Fender Jazzmaster
Fender Jazz Bass (American)
Fender Precision Bass (American)
Fender Telecaster (American Special Edition w/ Lace Sensor Pickups)
Fender Acoustic (Slim Body)
Carparelli Double Cutaway Les Paul Body (12 String Electric)
Carparelli | Les Paul Style Body (Goth)
Carparelli | Semi Hollow Body
Carparelli | 552-BRS (Hollow Body Electric)
Carparelli | Melljius II (PRS Style Body/Neck)
Carparelli | Les Paul Style Body/Neck
Danelectro Dead On ’67 Reissue
Danelectro Baritone Guitar (Baritone Guitar w/ Danelectro Lipstick Pickups)
Epiphone Les Paul Deluxe (American w/ EMG Pickups)
Epiphone Acoustic (Large Country Style)
Ibanez Roadgear Bass (w/ Ernie Ball and Fender Jazz Pickups)
Larrivee Acoustic
LTD EC1000 (Les Paul Style Body w/ Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck Pickups)
Simon & Patrick (Steel String Acoustic Guitar)
GUITAR HEADS & AMPLIFIERS
Marshall JCM2000 DSL (100 Watt Tube Head)
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifierl Tremoverb (100 Watt Tube Head)
Soldano Hot Rod 50 (50 Watt Tube Head)
Orange Tiny Terror (15 Watt Tube Head)
Blackstar HT-5H (5 Watt Tube Push/Pull Head)
Fender Blues Junior (15 Watt Tube Combo w/ 1×12 Eminence Speaker)
Peavey 5150 II (100 Watt Tube Head)
Blackheart BH5H (5 Watt Tube Push/Pull Head)
Vox AC4TV mini (4 Watt Class A Tube Head)
Vintage 1×10 Tube Amp (Jensen Loaded)
Roland GI-20 (Guitar to Midi Pickup and Processor)
Music Man Sixty-Five Reverb
Fender Champion 600
Voc AC30 Combo
Bass Pod Pro
Guitar Pod Pro
GUITAR/BASS CABS
Marshall 1960 vintage lead (4×12 Cabinet, Celestion Greenback Loaded)
Mesa Boogie (4×12 Cabinet, Celestion Greenback Loaded)
Blackheart BH112 Cab (1×12 Eminence Loaded)
Ampeg 8X10 Bass Cab (Classic Fridge Cab)
DRUMS AND PERCUSSION
4 Piece DW Drum Kit (22 Kick / 12 Tom / 14 Floor / 16 Floor)
Yamaha Elvin Jones Signature Snare Drum (14 x7 Maple w/ Wood Hoops)
Pearl Custom Alloy Sensitone Elite Snare (14 x 6.5 Brass w/ Superhoops)
Pearl Steel Shell 14″ Piccolo Snare
Tambourines (Lots of Them…lots)
Shakers (we have some)