Yes, we have a lot of great gear. Heaps of it is old and where appropriate, some of it is new. A lot of it, we’ve actually made ourselves – including our Pultec EQ, 1176s, LA2A and all our pre-amps.
Our system is based around the UAD ecosystem, using flagship models of their interfaces chained together. We have a combined total of 28 mic preamps – 16 high-end outboard pres built in-house and 12 UAD preamps making use of their incredibly innovative Unison technology.
We use gear by Neve, API, SSL, Universal Audio, Millennia, Neumann, AKG, RCA, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Maton, Brady, Yamaha, Zildjian and plenty of others. We have enough gear to make an album if you bring nothing in at all, or if you feel that your instruments aren’t up to studio standards.
We also use the Kemper Profiling Amplifier for most guitar tones these days. Check it out online and you’ll see who’s using it and why they are. It’s probably the coolest thing we’ve ever owned – and we own heaps of cool stuff!
It must be said that pretty much all studios have really good gear. It may surprise you to learn, however, of the variance in results between studios. Unfortunately this happens due to lack of regulation in our industry.
Great people make great records – not specific brands of equipment.
Listen to examples and do your research to make sure you get it done right the first time. It can be an expensive lesson.