- API 3124+ (4 channels)
- API / ATI 8MX2 (8 channels)
- (2) Avedis MA5
- Burl Audio B1
- D.W. Fearn VT2
- (2) Redd47 all-tube preamps Oktaven-built Drip kits
- John Hardy M-1 (4 channels)
- (2) Radial X-Amp (reamp)
- (2) Radial JDI
- TnC ACMP-81 (Neve 1081-inspired)
- (2) Shadow Hills GAMA
- (36) Studer 900-series mic inputs

 

- (2) Alta Moda AM-10 compressor/limiter
- Alta Moda AM-20 EQ
- Amtec Phanzen stereo compressor / limiter
- (2) API 550A (originals)
- Crane Song IBIS stereo mastering eq
- (2) Pultec EQP1A recreations - Oktaven-built "Drip" kits
- DBX 165A
- DBX 163X
- Inward Connections DEQ-1 stereo mastering eq
- Pendulum OCL-2 stereo optical compressor / limiter
- Schmidlin Fed+ vari-mu compressor based on the Federal AM-864/U
- Thermionic Culture Phoenix stereo vari-mu compressor
- TnC ACMP-81 (Neve 1081-inspired)
- Bloo LA-2A Teletronix LA-2A clone
- (2) G-1176 Limiting Amp
- (2) G-SSL Mixbuss Compressor

 

- Bricasti M7 V2 stereo reverb
- 4ms Triwave Picogenerator
- Ensoniq DP/4
- MuTron Phasor II
- MuTron III+
- Boss RE-20 Space Echo (Roland RE-201 recreation)
- Orban 111b stereo spring reverb
- Alesis Midiverb III
- Lexicon Vortex
- Misc. Software-based effects (see below)
 


- PMC TB2S-As
- ADAM S3As
- Focal CMS Sub
- Tannoy Reveal 501as
- Hear Technologies Hear Back system (1 hub, 7 personal mixers)
- Crane Song Avocet

- Studer 903 Mixing Console (36 x 8 x 4)
- Pro Tools HDX - 40 analog, 16 digital in / 48 analog, 16 digital out
- Burl B80 Mothership (fully-loaded 24 x 32 system)
- (3) Apogee AD16X / X-HD (v.3)
- (2) Apogee DA16X / X-HD (v.3)
- Pro Tools HD1 Accel (mobile rig)
- Cranesong Avocet
- Sound Devices 788
- Sound Devices 702
- TC Electronics BMC-2
- Mackie Control Universal
- Magma ExpressBox (for Mobile HD1 system)
- M-Audio Lightbridge
- M-Audio Firewire 1814
- Otari MX5050 (stereo 1/4" reel-to-reel)
- Tascam 122 mkIII cassette deck
- Computers: Apple MacPro 8-core 2.8Ghz w/ 10GB RAM; (2) MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo w/ 4Gb Ram

 


Studer 903


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Our Studer 900 Series mixing console was originally installed at the Metropolitan Opera House as its main broadcast board. This incredible sounding console features:

- 36 mic / line / tape inputs (28 mono / 4 stereo) with excellent 4-band eq (2-position selectable Q on each band)  and sweepable hi-pass and low-pass filters on all inputs, separate PFL and AFL selectors for each channel

- M/S encoding and stereo width adjustment on stereo inputs

- 4 auxes (3 mono, 1 stereo) on all channels and groups, selectable pre / post, with sweepable hi-pass filters, PFL, talkback on the aux masters

- 8 subgroups with pan and aux sends

- 2 stereo master groups

- 8 stereo aux monitor inputs

- inserts (unbalanced with separate send / return) on all channels, with balanced inserts on groups and masters

- 8 1X4 distribution amps

- comprehensive talkback, monitoring, and studio output features with 5 TB channels, slate, three stereo monitor outputs, PFL / AFL buss out, mono select and stereo adjustment.

- Pro Tools HD 10/11
- DDP Creator
- iZotope RX 3 Advanced
- Logic Pro
- Max 6
- Reaper
- Live
- Reason
- Sibelius
- Peak Pro
- Melodyne

 

- Altiverb 6
- iZotope RX 3 Advanced, Alloy, Spectron, Ozone, Trash, Vinyl
- FabFilter Pro L
- Pro Audio DSP Dynamic Spectrum Mapper
- Abbey Road / Chandler Ltd EMI TG 12413 limiter, TG Mastering EQs, Brilliance Pack
- Massenburg Design EQ
- Sound Toys TDM Bundle
- Oxford (Sonnox) Dynamics, EQ, Inflator, Transmod, Restoration, Limiter
- URS Classic Console Equalizers and Compressors
- Massey Tape Head, L2007
- AAS Modeling Instruments (Lounge Lizard, Ultra Analog, Tassman, String Studio)
- Arturia ARP 2600, MiniMoog, Analog Factory
- Bomb Factory plug-ins (all)
- PSP Delays / Nitro
- Antares Auto-Tune 5
- Focusrite D2 / D3
- Waves IR-1
- NI Kontakt 3
- Vienna Symphonic Library Opus 1, FX Percussion, Harps

 

- Ampeg SB12 tube bass amp combo ('67)
- Ampeg SVT-15E cabinet
- Orange Dual Terror head
- Orange PPC 112 cabinet
- Fender Super Reverb ('78 silver face)
- Fender Champion 600
- Fender Blues Junior
- Marshall JTM45 (1962 "Bluesbreaker") RI loaded with Weber AlNiCo "Bluedogs"
- THD Hotplate (8 ohm)
- Weber 6A20 - '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb clone, built in-house at Oktaven
 

 

- Electro Harmonix Memory Boy, Poly Chorus, Big Muff Pi
- Fulltone Clyde Wah
- Home Brew (HBE) U.F.O., Tramp
- Ibanez TS9
- Marshall Bluesbreaker
- Menatone JAC JFET Compressor (original version)
- Mu-Tron III+ (re-issue)
- Mu-Tron Phasor II (original)
- Phase 90 (original), Micro Amp (original)
- MXR (Dunlop) Jimi Hendrix Fuzz
- Boss CE-3 Chorus,CS-3 Compression, PN-2 Tremolo/Pan, BD-2 Blues Driver
- ProCo Turbo Rat
- Thomas Organ Co. Cry Baby
   

 

- Gibson J-45 ('05)
- Epiphone Sheraton (late '80s)
- Fender SRV Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Telecaster Custom reissue
- Fender '53 "Sting" P-Bass reissue MIJ
- Martin B-1 Acoustic Bass
- Paul Reed Smith McCarty (Indian rosewood neck)
 

 

 

Oktaven Audio has an incredible Yamaha Recording Custom Drumset on-site belonging to New York Percussion Service. New York Percussion Service was founded by Jeffrey Irving and Joseph Tompkins to provide NYC-area percussionists with a full catalog of top-quality instruments deliverable for any performance situation. Oktaven Audio is working together New York Percussion Service to offer discounted rates on rentals.

Further percussion:

- '60s Ludwig Supraphonic Snare
- Yamaha 'Peter Erskine' 12" snare
- Pearl 'Chad Smith' signature snare
- DW / Pacific wood hoop snare
- '70s Premier snare
- GMS 16" floor tom
- Sabian HHX 16 ‘Studio Crash'
- Zildjian A 12 ‘Special Recording' hi-hats, K 14 ‘Custom Dark' crash, K 16 ‘Dark Crash Thin', K 20 ‘Custom Dry' ride, K 20 ‘Custom Flat Top' ride
- misc. tambourines, shakers, one-shot, bells, etc.

- A Designs ATTY passive attenuator
- Beyer Dynamic DT770 headphones
- Digital Domain FCN-1 format converters (2)
- Extreme Isolation headphoes
- MBHO Jecklin Disc
- Presonus HP60 headphone distro amp
- (1) Audio Techinica ATH-M50 headphones
- (2) Shure SRH840 headphones
- Sennheiser HD600 headphones
- (3) Sennhesier HD280 headphones
- (3) Sony 7506 headphones
- Ultrasone HFI 2000 headphones
- (3) Ultrasone HFI 450 headphones
- (3) Ultrasone HFI 650 headphones
- Soundcraft Spirit Folio 8 x 2 mixer, Spirit Notepad mixer
 

 

Photos: © 2010 Jessica Slaven