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MIDAS
All our Studios feature the Midas Venice 160 mixing console because other compact mixers are not even in the same sonic ballpark as the Venice. The Midas is simplicity in a very high quality format with quality inputs and superb quality mic preamps based on the Midas XL3 preamp. The 4 band EQ is top notch with the famous Midas sweeps on both the hi-mids and low mids. The 160 is extremely compact, can be rack mounted and has authentic big Midas professional tour quality sound. It is also extremely flexible for a compact mixer with all the features you need including 6 mix sends, direct output, 2 stereo masters, a master B with stereo or mono operation, 4 audio sub groups, and much more. It's a no brainer that the Venice won the 2002 TEC award and is the hottest compact mixer on the market. Everyone including us who wants great sound in a small format board has only one choice -- Midas.
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MARTIN AUDIO
Our studios feature Custom Martin Audio WT3 speaker systems in a cabinet that allows rotation of the mid-high section for flying horizontal or vertical. All our studios except the small ones have a speaker cabinet dedicated just for keyboard reinforcement. The Martin's are loud, clean, articulate, very warm and smooth with superb tone and intelligibility. We give keyboard players their own system with an individual mix to hear every detail of your performance. Our Ultra Studio has 6 of these amazing cabinets with three separate mixes.
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LAB.GRUPPEN
Every studio features the incredible Lab.Gruppen FP6400 and FP 3400 power amplifiers which have superb sonic performance, incredible power, and amazing efficiency. Features include Light weight compact design, MLS™ Switch, Multiple positions gain switch, Intercooler ® cooling, Link connector, DC protection, VHF protection, Thermal protection, AC protection, and Clip limiter. These are the world's finest sounding high wattage professional amplifiers.
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XTA
All our studios feature the XTA DP226 or DP224 speaker management systems because they are the finest sounding units on the planet. System inputs have 8 band parametric eq, base delay and gain control. Outputs feature crossover filters, 5 band parametric equalizer, high and low shelving filters, limiter and delay. Full metering is provided for inputs and outputs, with mute and access buttons allowing quick set up and gain adjustment.

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TC ELECTRONICS
All our studios feature both the D-Two tap delay and the M-One XL reverb/multi effects units. They are amazing with superb sound and easy intuitive programing. The D-Two features rhythm tap, add-on-effects, chorus, filter, spatial, reverse delay, dynamic delay, ping-pong and more. The M-One features XL reverb technology, early reflections, diffused fields & modulation halls, plates, rooms, drum verbs, big lead vocals, and much more.

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SENNHEISER
All our studios feature the Evolution 800 Series - e835 Lead Vocal Microphone. It is a great sounding vocal mic that works very well in loud stage situations and rehearsal studios performing live music. Designed to perform under pressure the uniform frequency pick-up pattern maintains signal quality when moving on and off axis during a performance. Gentle presence boost to even tonal response ensures clarity and projection. Minimal proximity effect provides consistently clear bass and performance when singing closer to or further from capsule.

Many of our studios also feature the High End Evolution 900 Series - e945 Lead Vocal Microphone. It is a supercardioid vocal stage microphone specially designed to perform under pressure while exhibiting a naturally smooth response. This award winning mic is made for the professional working musician who demands the very best in a live stage mic. This mic rocks with amazing sound quality and great headroom before feedback. Excellent sound results guaranteed, day to day, 365 days a year.

We are proud to offer the superb Sennheiser e965 condenser microphone on a reservation basis to our Jazz and other moderate volume bands. The e965 is Sennheiser's first large-diaphragm, true condenser handheld microphone. The innovative 1" dual-diaphragm capsule means you can access both cardioid and supercardioid polar patterns with the flip of a switch. Ideal for every vocal application, the e 965 truly combines the sensitivity of a world-class studio condenser with the ruggedness our customers demand from a Sennheiser evolution stage microphone.

We rely on the amazing sound of Sennheiser's Evolution 900 Series Microphones to faithfully reproduce the incredible harmonic complexity and and beautiful acoustic tone of our C Bechstein 7' 7" Concert Grand and Bechstein 50" upright pianos. All our pianos are doubled or triple miked using an e914 Condenser Mic at the treble end of the soundboard, an e906 Cartioid Instrument Mic at the bass end and an e901 Boundary Condenser Mic inside. This mic combination provides extremely accurate amplified reproduction of these superb pianos and allows high sound levels without feedback.

The e914 High-Grade Condenser Microphone is for very demanding applications. Its outstanding sound properties qualify it for highly sophisticated applications such as acoustic guitars, cymbals, percussion, overhead, orchestras and grand pianos. The mic is exceptionally lively and clear sounding and has very high sound pressure handling capability. It offers great flexibility with a 3 position sensitivity switch and 3 position bass roll-off / cut-off switch. The e914 is amazingly synergistic miking the treble end of an acoustic piano's soundboard and provides superb delicacy, airyness, articulation and dynamics.

The Cardioid e906 Instrument Microphone was especially designed for guitar amps and is also excellent for piano, percussion, horns, etc. It has a very fast attack, lively full sound and a 3 position switchable sound character (bright, moderate, dark). This mic handles the bass end of a piano sound board with an incredible balance between clarity, fullness and weight. The e906 easily handles the very loud lower frequencies of even the biggest pianos without any trace of strain or smearing.

The e901 ia a Professional pre-polarized half cardioid boundary layer condenser mic for bass drum, piano and low frequency instrument applications. It is capable of handling extremely high sound pressure levels and works amazingly well mounted inside a grand or upright piano. For maximum separation in a very loud situation, the top of the piano may be closed for additional isolation without any negative impact on the mic's performance. Needless to say the sound level of an acoustic piano may be pushed to very loud levels without feedback using this internal miking. When mixed with the e914 and e906 external mics, the internal e901 Boundary Mic provides optimum piano tone at very loud levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEUMANN
We proudly offer The Neumann KMS 104 and KMS 105 microphones on a reservation basis to our Jazz and other moderate volume bands. These magnificent mics permit optimal transmission of the human voice, and are the internationally recognized standard for ultra high quality condenser stage microphones. The KMS 104 has a microphone capsule with a cardioid directional characteristic which provides the best possible suppression of sounds originating from behind the microphone. In contrast, with its supercardioid characteristic the KMS 105 is particularly good at suppressing sounds originating from the entire 180° hemisphere behind the microphone. The high acoustic resolution and smooth frequency response of the microphones ensure that the musician has optimal control of the stage performance at all times. The studio condenser capsules used in both microphone versions provide the basis for transmitting all the nuances of the human voice. In comparison with other handheld microphones, which operate mostly with dynamic capsules, the KMS series has a particularly high acoustic transparency, a wide frequency range and a fine resolution of transients.

 

 

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ULTIMATE
Our studios feature Ultimate Support stands for a few important reasons: Great customer service, Innovative designs, and a unique ability to use feedback to continually improve their stands. Innovations include: One-Hand Height Adjustment, Stackable Bases, Aluminum Construction, etc. The Ultimate Thunder Booms feature "4 Degrees of Freedom and the Lightning Stands feature the "Flash" base. All three legs open or close in one easy "umbrella style" motion. Very cool!
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NEUTRIK
All our Studios feature Neutrik X Series gold contact XLR cable connectors for all mic and interconnect cables which offer rugged compact design and unsurpassed sound quality. We also exclusively use Speakon® / Cable Connectors in both 4 and 8 pole versions with `Quick Lock` system for our speaker cables. Simply the best speaker connector on the market.
 
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MOGAMI
All our mic and Interconnect cables are made of Mogami Neglex W2534 quad cable. There is an improvement in signal to noise of 10-20db over equivalent twisted pair cables and it is more effective in canceling noise that can get past even the best of shields in an environment of high RF and EM interference like NYC. Mogami Cable has become popular around the world as the standard for high definition and it is sonically superior to all others.
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GEPCO
All our speaker systems are wired with Gepco super flexible multi-conductor low-loss speaker cable which features low series resistance and excellent flex-life. This cable allows up to quad-amping or multiple speaker cabinets to be interconnected by just one cable. Ideal for terminating with Neutrik Speak-On type connectors this cable sounds great and is a joy to work with.