Ah, the "Gear" page! Every studio has one, right? The difference here is that Prism Analog is a BYO facility. As a non-profit, we simply don't have the budget to be a miniature Guitar Center. But when you think about why you're here, is that really such a bad thing?
Your success and enjoyment recording at Prism will be enhanced by being well-rehearsed and comfortable. Your instrument, your amp, your pedals. Sure, part of us wants to offer a Shangri-La of high-dollar vintage gear to our artists (and several studios in town do!). Our focus at Prism, at least for now, needs to be on our own recording equipment, not instruments, amps and effects. And this is in line with our philosophy of focus and familiarity enhancing the finished product, right down to cost. Cost to us in offering 5 different vintage Teles, cost to you spending expensive studio time getting used to an unfamiliar instrument, amp or effect.
we have some awesome recording equipment!
All that said, we have worked very hard and traveled far to assemble our control room and mics with high performance, flexible pieces from all over the country.
Sound Workshop 34C discreet 24-channel/24-bus mixing console c.1985, restored.
Focal CMS-65 near-field control monitors.
Sony/MCI JH-24 multitrack tape machine, 2" 24-track with Autolocater III.
Otari MTR-10 half-inch 4-track quarter-track tape machine (big 1/8" tracks!).
Otari MTR-12 quarter-inch 2-track half-track mastering tape machine.
Valley Audio 401 mic pre/EQ/compressors (2 channels).
DBX 1066 Compressor/Gate/Limiter/Expander (8 channels)
MicMix Master Room XL-210 vintage 1970s spring reverb (2 channels)
Tascam SS-R200 solid state recorder
Sound Workshop MDE-1 stereo vocal EQ
Patchable vintage API transformers (2 channels)
Beyerdynamic MC-930 small diaphragm condenser, stereo pair
Beyerdynamic M88-NC vintage small diaphragm dynamic
Mojave Audio MA-100 small diaphragm condenser (valve) with hand-built power supplies, stereo pair
Nakamichi CM-100 small diaphragm condenser, stereo pair
RØDE K2 large diaphragm condenser (valve)
Sennheiser MD421 ii large diaphragm dynamic, pair
Shure SM7B large diaphragm dynamic
Shure 315 vintage NOS ribbon, pair
1959 Hammond B3 Organ with pedals and Leslie 147 rotating speaker
Wheatston SP6a analog mixing console.
Leslie 825 rotating speaker with 1/4" instrument input
Gretsch Renown Birch drum kit, Zildjian A cymbals
Beyerdynamic DT-770 headphones
Sennheiser HD-800 headphones