Bass in Your Face Studio


Bass in Your Face Studio is the private production studio associated with ITFAIS Records.  Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest North Carolina, the studio is used for recording / mixing, mastering, and transcoding of material from various sources.

The hybrid studio is built around a Neve 8424 analog console connected to 2, Universal Audio x16 audio interfaces providing 32-tracks of simultaneous A/D and D/A.  Apple’s Logic Pro is used for digital audio workstation software. Tracking and mixing are done “out of the box” with 2-track masters recorded direct to digital or to a Mara Machines / MCI JH-110C 1/2″ reel-to-reel tape machine.

Gear list:

Console:
  • Neve 8424
Monitors:
  • Genelec 8351B
Recording Equipment:
  • 2 x Universal Audio x16 Thunderbolt Audio Interface
  • Mara Machines / MCI JH-110 1/2″ Reel-to-Reel (optional Dolby A/SR via 2 Dolby 363’s)
  • Dangerous Music Convert-AD+ A/D
  • Dangerous Music Convert-2 D/A
  • Tascam DA-78HR 8-track DTRS
  • Sony PCM-R500 DAT
  • Tascam 302 dual cassette tape
Mic Pre’s / Dynamics / Effects:
  • Manley Vari-Mu with T-Bar Mod (Mastering Version)
  • Manley Massive Passive EQ (Mastering Version)
  • Rupert Neve Designs (RND) Portico-II Master Buss Processor
  • 2 x RND Portico 5033 Parametric EQ
  • 2 x RND 551 Inductor EQ (500 Series)
  • 2 x RND 535 Diode Bridge Compressor (500 Series)
  • 2 x Wunder Audio Allotrope BAX EQ (500 series)
  • Neve 1073OPX Mic Pre
  • 2 x RND Portico 5015 Mic Pre / Compressor
  • 2 x Empirical Labs Distressor EL8X
  • Buzz Audio DBC-20 Diode Bridge Compressor
  • Drawmer 1968mk2 FET / Tube Compressor
  • DBX 1066 Compressor / Expander Gate
  • Bricasti M7 Reverb
  • AMS RMX-16 Reverb (500 Series)
  • Eventide Eclipse Effects
  • Lexicon PCM-96 Effects
  • Lexicon PCM-81 Effects
  • Lexicon PCM-91 Reverb
  • TC Electronic Fireworx Effects
Instruments:
  • Moog One 16 voice analog synth
  • Oberheim OB-Mx
  • Doepfer A-100 modular synth
  • Erica Dada-II modular synth
  • Fender FSR Custom Telecaster HH Guitar with EMG Pickups
  • PRS SE Standard 24 Guitar
Microphones:
  • 2 x AKG C414XLS
  • Rode NTK
  • Blue Bottle
  • 2 x Sure SM-57
  • 2 x Sure SM-58
Plugins / Software:
  • Fabfilter Mastering Suite (Compressor, MB Compressor, EQ, Limiter)
  • Waves Restoration Suite (DeNoise, DeClick, DeHiss, etc)
Misc:
  • 2 x Furman IT-Reference 15i power conditioner
  • RND R-10 500-series rack
  • 2 x Switchcraft 9625 patchbays
  • DACS Headlite-2 Headphone Amp
  • Marshall DSL-40C Combo Amp
  • Magnum Dynalab MD-90 FM Analog Tuner