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Neon Audio

Analog and Digital Hybrid Processing with Hyper Accurate Playback


Below you can see the equipment I rely on in my studio. With extensive testing, I've found that implementing choice analog processing with my digital workstation gets me the results I desire quickly. This means mixes come together faster, allowing me to spend more time on creative choices rather than technical ones. I also rely on my excellent room and monitoring to ensure accurate playback, so I know exactly what I'm doing to the sound.

Analog Processing and Conversion

Rupert Neve Designs 5060 Centerpiece Mixing Console
Rockruepel Comp.One (vari-mu tube compressor)
GML 8200 stereo equalizer
Antelope Pure2 (stereo mix capture and DA conversion for playback)
Antelope Orion32 (musical conversion feeding the mixer)
Antelope Isochrone 10M Atomic Clock (a very musical clock!)

Monitoring/Sound Reproduction

Focal SM9 Monitors
Grado RS1i Reference Headphones
Auratone 5C Soundcubes
Professional Room treatment by GIK Acoustics
Large rectangular room, 21'x13' with 9' ceilings. ideal shape for accuracy

Workstation

Mac Pro 6-Core 3.46 GHz w/ 24GB RAM and SSD
Two UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP processors
Logic Pro 10.0.7
2TB mirrored RAID array (your projects are continually backed up)

Plugins/Digital Processing

The best from Universal Audio, Fabfilter, Plugin Alliance, Waves, and more

Instrument Backline

Fender "Brown" Pro (1960)
Fender "Brown" Princeton amp (1961)
Fender Deluxe "TV front" amp (1951)
Rickenbacker M-8E amp (1957, similar to a Champ)
Fender Telecaster (rare JV model)
Larrivee RS-4 (sounds like a vintage Les Paul)
Larrivee OM-03 acoustic
Casio PX310 88-Key Weighted Action Keyboard
M-Audio Axiom MIDI Controller

Software Instruments

Spectrasonics Omnisphere synthesizer and sampler
Synthogy Ivory Grand Piano collection
All Logic Samples and Jam Packs
IK Multimedia Amplitube 3 w/ Fender, Ampeg, and Hendrix additions
IK Multimedia SampleTank 2 XL
IK Multimedia SampleMoog
IK Multimedia SampleTron
Korg Legacy Collection, Digital and Analog
Native Instruments FM8
Native Instruments Pro-53
Native Instruments Massive
GForce impOSCar
GForce Oddity
AudioRealism ABL2 303 bassline emulator
Audio Realism ADM classic drum machine emulator (808, 909, and 606)

Microphones

Advanced Audio CM47 tube mic
Neuman KM184 stereo pair
Grundig GBM125 ribbon mic
Shure SM57 Beta
Rhode NT1-A