Equipment

The MCI JH-636 mixer

MCI analog mixer JH-636, 20 channels, manufactured in Chicago in 1980. The heart of our studio. It was the mixer of the mythical Xoxoa studios; In it, historical records of Basque music were recorded, such as “Lau-bost” by Mikel Laboa, “Ezekiel” and “Alkolea” by Itoiz, “Hautsi da anphora” and “Ni ez naiz Noruegako errege” by Ruper Ordorika, the three first albums of Oskorri and a long etcetera.

In 2016, we saved this table from certain death. Here you can see the restore works.

Microphony

Dynamic

  • Sennheiser MD441, MD421
  • Shure SM57 (x2), SM58 (x5)
  • Unidyne 545 (x2), unidyne 565, beta52
  • 55SH
  • AKG D112, D202 (x2), D190C
  • Heil Sound PR35
  • MXL CR77
  • Bouyer 709
  • Turner dinamyc U9S

Condenser

  • Neumann U87 vintage (1972)
  • Calrec CM1050C (x3)
  • Shure 98 (x5)
  • Sennheiser 5032
  • AKG C414 B-ULS (x2)
  • Rode NTV (tube)
  • T. Bone SCT700 (tube)

Ribbon

  • Beyer dynamic BM85 (x2)
  • American DR330 (x2) vintage
  • Electro Voice V-2 vintage
  • Altec 639B
  • Coles 4104
  • Ortiz Luthiers 101B (Turner), 731 (EV Cardyne), B-2 (x2), R-102 (x2)
  • D12 (x2, AKG)
  • T. Bone RM700 (x2), RB100 (x2)

Piezoelectric

  • Saime 510

Preamplifiers

  • Avalon 737SP (x2)
  • Audient Mico dual mic pre
  • DBX 386 dual tube mic pre
  • Drawmer 1960 dual mic pre-compressor
  • MK Scorpion dual mic pre DIY
  • MK Primrose 187 Nif dual mic pre
  • Focusrite ISA428 (x4)
  • MK-1510 dual mic pre DIY

Computer - sound cards

Computer

  • iClons OSX 10.8.2
  • 3,4 Ghz Intel Core i7
  • Memory 16 GB 1600 DDR3

Sound cards

  • Motu 828 mkII (x5)
  • Apogee AD-1000

Software

  • Cubase 5, Logic Pro 9, Pro Tools HD 10
  • Sound Forge Pro 1.0.22, T-Racks CS
  • Ableton Live 8
  • Battery 3
  • Spectre 1.5.0

Dinamics

  • Anthony de Maria ADL1000 (x2)
  • CBS Volumax 400 limiter, tunned
  • Klark Teknik 76-KT compressor (x2)
  • Orban 414A dual compressor
  • Tejuca Dual 176 vari-mu stereo buss compressor
  • DBX 162SL dual compressor
  • MK-1408 dual compressor DIY
  • Audio Design Ex-press limiter stereo buss compressor
  • Drawmer LX20 dual compressor expander
  • DBX 172 dual gate
  • DBX 163X compresor (x4)
  • Aphex 108 dual compressor
  • DBX 166 dual compressor (x2)
  • FMR Audio RCN1773 stereo buss compressor

Equalizers

  • Altec 9067B passive filter
  • Chevyshev passive filter (x4)
  • Urei 535 10 band stereo graphic EQ
  • BSS FCS-960 30 band stereo graphic EQ
  • Rane GE60 30 band stereo graphic EQ
  • Harrison GP230 30 band stereo graphic EQ
  • Furman Sound PQ6 3 band stereo parametric EQ
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Effects

 

  • Ecoplate III analogic plate reverb
  • MK-1211 analogic delay DIY
  • Tapco 4400 analogic spring reverb
  • Echolette Echo 400 analogic tape delay
  • Korg SDD-1000 analogic delay
  • Eventide H3000SE
  • Lexicon PCM80
  • Sony D7 delay processor
  • Sony M7 effects modulator
  • TC Electronics D-Two tap delay
  • Yamaha SPX990
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Amplifiers & instruments

  • Marshall JMP Super Bass 100w guitar& bass amplifier
  • Fender Twin Reverb guitar amplifier
  • Acoustic 126 bass amplifier
  • Fender Precission Bass (1973)
  • Fender Telecaster (1986)
  • Jomadi Bass (1963)
  • Suzuki SFJ-25BS acoustic guitar

Rooms

  • Control room 24 m2
  • Recording room 24 m2

Monitors

  • Westlake Audio BBSM-6 + Amcron D-150A amp
  • Yamaha NS-10M Studio + Yamaha A100a amp
  • Sony SMS-1P active
  • Behringer Truth B2030A active

Sound equipment

Medium

2  Electro Voice Rx115/75 biamplified high quality speaker

DBX Driverack PA+ Processor 

Amplifiers T. Amp D4-500 (4x 500w). 3 unity

Mixers:   Behringer XR18 digital (16 mic input, 2 line input, 8 output)

   Allen&Heath GL2 (10 mic in, 2 st line in, 6 aux, L-R)

Wedges:   JBL MR802 (x2), the box pro Mon P12 (x2)

Microphony: Shure beta52, SM58 (x5), SM57 (x4), 98 (x5), Calrec CM1050C (x3),…

Small

5 wedges T. Box CL108 TOP

2 wedges the box pro Mon P12

Amplification and microphony necessary in each case

recorders

  • Alesis ADAT 8 track professional digital recorder (x2)
  • Tascam DA-88 8 track professional digital recorder (x4)
  • Revox B77 mkII reel to reel stereo recorder
  • Nakamichi MR-1 professional stereo analog cassette recorder
  • Technics RS-TR575 stereo analog cassette recorder
  • HHB CDR-830 professional stereo CD recorder
  • Marantz CDR610 mkII professional stereo CD recorder
  • Sony MDS-JE520 professional stereo minidisc recorder

Various

  • Aphex 204 stereo aural exciter
  • General Radio Company 1304-B tube audio generator
  • MK-1306 Moog sintethizer DIY
  • Alesis Nano piano sound module
  • Roland U-220 sound module + SN-U110-05 & SN-U110-11 sound cards
  • Alesis DM4 drum module
  • Audio Control SA-3051 analyzer
  • RTW PPM 1206 digital vumeter
  • RTW COR1260 phase meter