New hardware upgrade for Blackdog recording studios control room A and B.
1) Outboard: Atlas Pro Audio/Buzz Audio JT-656 Fully discrete Class A Stereo Preamp(with changeable transformers on both the inputs and outputs[Iron/Nickel], and sweepable input load imp. from 300ohms to 10k ohms), Empirical Labs EL-8X fully moded(Stereo Pair, sequential serial numbers
New Microphes added to the arsenal of transducers used to capture great performances:
Advanced Audio CM 12se Large Diaphragm with Peluso CEK 12 Capsule(basically an AKG C12/E LAM 251),
Advanced Audio CM 54 Small Diaphram(stereo pair with cardioid and omni capsules),
Cascade Fat Head II Ribbon(stereo pair with blumlein bar), AKG D 112, Shure SM 57, Audio Technica 4041(stereo pair)
Other:G-Drive 750GB external HDD(mac formatted, 400/800 firewire) K&M low profile mic stands(2), K&M overhead stands(2), Mogami Studio Gold XLR 25'(2), Proco Ameriquad XLR 30'(2), Mogami Studio Gold TRS 10'(1), Mogami Studio Gold TRS-XLRM 10'(2), Mogami Studio Gold TRS-XLRF 10'(2).p
Monitoring: KRK Rokit6 Gen 2(pair), AKG K271 MK II
Special thanks and big welcome back to Blackdog engineer Erik Wheater.
The Moho Collective is mixing their new CD at Blackdog through the Month of December. Watch out for this group of great musicians!
Joseph Irrera DMA candidate at Eastman School of Music is being recorded live on-location today and tomorrow.
Smash Mouth stops into Blackdog to work on some of their number-one-hits in the studio before their big performance at the Rochester International Jazz Fest.
"You guys were amazingly professional - we felt so comfortable working with you guys, and we will tell everybody about this gem of a recording studio here in Rochester, and we'll be back!" - Steve Harwell, Smash Mouth
Hip Hop pop Star Flo Rida stops in to record some tracks at Blackdog after his performance at the WPXY Summer Jam Concert.
The Flock Band is in the studio Finalizing the Mix then Mastering of there first CD.
Hats off to our own Rob Beshures for another sharp and on point CD Cover