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    Rooms

    Bunkersound is new audio recording, mixing and production facility in a beautiful residential area of Chapel Hill, NC. The studio was constructed in a 1000 sqf unfinished basement area and fully designed with high end acoustic performance in mind. Wes Lachot, a well known studio designer, drew the plans and made sure every inch of space was used.The facility consists of a 400 sqf live room with 9’ ceiling, a small sound lock,  a vocal booth (10X8), another sound lock (11X9) and the control room. The control room is a “reflection free zone” room  measuring 19X18 feet. The frequency response of the room at the “zero position” (48″ from the console)  is as flat as a pancake; less than 3db variance across each frequency between 100hz and 30hz.
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    Gear and Equipment List

    Console, Converters, Recorders.

    • Neve Genesys, 24 channels of 1073 pre-amps, 24 channel 88R eq, 8 channel 88R dynamics, full encore automation, total recall, 48 channels mix down + 8 Busses and 8 Effect Returns for a total of 64 channels at mix down
    • Symphony I/O, 32X32 analogue, Symphony I/O 16 digital in/16 analogue out, Avid digital I/O 16X16 for a total of 32×48 analogue in/out and 32×16 digital in/out
    • Pro Tools HDX
    • Otari MX-80 24 track 2″ Tape Recorder with Dolby SR system

    Monitors

    • ATC SCM110ASL Pro monitors, amp pack remotely mounted
    • Yamaha NS-10M Studio with Bryston 4B-SST amp
    • JBL LSR4328
    • Sony Boombox
    • Cheapest Radio Shack Mono Cube I could find

    Microphones and DI’s

    • AEA: R88 mk2
    • AKG microphones: C12 vr, C451B, C414 LTD, C414 XLS, C1000S, C420, D112 (2x), D12 (Vintage)
    • Beyer: M160 (2x), opus 87 (4x), M420N (3x)
    • Coles: 4038 (matched pair)
    • Electro-Voice: RE20 (Vintage) (3x)
    • Gene Lawson PZM microphones (vintage) (2x)
    • Mojave microphones: MA 300, MA201 (matched pair), MA100 (matched pair)
    • Neumann KM 184 (matched pair)
    • Telefunken U47 tube (same as Neumann U47)
    • Royer: 121 (matched pair)
    • Shure: KSM 144,  KSM 313 (2X), SM58 (3x), SM57 (5x)
    • Sennheiser: MD421 (3x), 441 (vintage)
    • A designs Redi tube di (2x)
    • Radial Pro Di’s 2 active, 2 passive
    • Countryman Type 85 Di (2x)
    • Lehle Little Dual Splitters
    • Decibel Eleven Splitters
    • Radial Pro Reamp (4x)

    EQ’s and Pre’s

    • Neve 88R EQ’s (24x)
    • Neve 1073 pre amps (24x)
    • Trident A-Range Channel Strip (Pre and EQ) (2x) (vintage from original A-Range console)
    • Manley Massive Passive stereo eq
    • Audio Arts 4200A eq (vintage)
    • API 3421+ pre 4 channels
    • Universal Audio 4-710 pre, 4 pre’s, 4 line ins, 8 a/d digital out
    • Universal Audio Apollo 4 pre’s, 8 line in, 8 line out, 2 monitor out, 2 stereo headphone out, 10 x 14 a/d d/a + 10 digital in and out

    Compressors and Gates

    • Neve 88R VCA style compressors (8x)
    • API 2500 bus compressor
    • Drawmer 1960 stereo tube compressor and pre (vintage)
    • FMR Really Nice Compressor (vintage)
    • Manley ELOP Levelling Amplifier
    • Orban 424A Stereo Compressor, Limiter, Gate, De-esser
    • Purple Audio MC77 (Recreates UREI 1176 Rev E)
    • Ridge Farm POM Boiler MkII dual compressor
    • Symmetrix 501 (2x) compressor (vintage)
    • UREI La-4 (2x) Eddie Ciletti Mod (vintage)
    • Aphex 612 (4x)
    • Drawmer 201 (4x)

    Effects

    • Aphex 104 Aural Exciter with Big Bottom
    • Art Power Conditioner
    • Alison Labs 2B L.F H.F Filter
    • Bricasti M7 stereo reverb
    • DBX 166xl compressor (2x)
    • Ensoniq DP4+
    • Eventide H3000 (upgraded with all H3500 pre-sets)
    • Eventide H3000 s/dx (upgraded with all H3500 pre-sets)
    • Korg SSD-3000 (vintage)
    • Lexicon MPX 110
    • Lexicon LXP-1
    • Lexicon LXP-5
    • Lexicon PCM70
    • Lexicon Super Prime Time Delay Model 97 (vintage)
    • Lexicon Prime Time Delay Model 93 (vintage)
    • Loft Audio Devices Model 440 Flanger/Delay (vintage)
    • Roland SRV-2000
    • Roland SRV-3030
    • Roland Dimension D

    Computer, Software, Midi, Samplers, Power and Sound Modules

    • Macbook Pro Retina 16g ram
    • New Mac Pro, 8 core, 64 GB Ram
    • Netgear rack mounted managed network switch
    • Diskstation server
    • G-Technologies 8TB Raid and Various other hard disks
    • Sonnet Express Pro
    • Software: PT 10, PT 11, Logic 9, Logic X
    • Motu Express
    • Motu Express XT USB
    • Alesis D4 Drum Module
    • Yamaha TX81Z Tone Generator
    • Ensoniq EPS Rack module sampler
    • APC power conditioners (5x)
    • APC UPS Pro 1500 (4x)

    Plug Ins

    • Waves Mercury (Up to date)
    • Universal Audio UAD-2 platform (Not up to date)
    • Celemony Melodyne Studio and Editor
    • Wavemachine Labs Drumagog
    • Steven Slate Trigger 2 + All expension packs
    • FXpansion BDF3 with percussion pack
    • Soundtoys, Echoboy, Filterfreak1&2, Panman, Crystallizer, Decapitator, Tremolator, Microshift
    • Native Instruments Komplete, Session Horns Pro and LASS string sample library
    • Izotope Alloy 2 Nectar 2 Ozone 6 and 7 advanced, RX3, 4 and 5
    • Kush audio, UBK-1, Pusher
    • Fabfilter Pro-Q2
    • ReVoice Pro
    • Sound Radix Auto Align
    • Source Elements Source-Live Link

    Headphones

    • Aviom Headphone system, 6 remotes
    • ART Headphone splitters (4x)
    • Sennheiser HD280 Pro (6x)
    • Vic Firth

    Patchbays

    • Patchbay Audio Accessories (8x)

    Cabling

    • Mogami Cabling on all runs from Neve and Machine Room to Patchbay, gepco cabling to studio wall boxes with neutrik connectors.

    Amps:

    • Acoustic 150 (1970’s) bass and guitar head (solid state) (vintage)
    • Acoustic 230 (1970’s) bass and guitar head (solid state) (vintage)
    • Acoustic 106 2×12 Cab (1970’s vintage)
    • Ampeg Jet 12 1960’s amp (tube) (vintage)
    • Ampeg SVT classic head (tube)
    • Ampeg SVT 8×10 and 1X15 Cabs
    • Ampeg B15N (1967) (Solid State) (vintage)
    • Estey T12 1964 Tweed (tube) (vintage)
    • Epiphone Valve Junior Head (tube)
    • Fender Deluxe Reverb (tube)
    • Fender Music Master Bass (tube) (vintage)
    • Marshall JVM410H (tube) and cab 1960A 4×12 open slant
    • Marshall JCM2000 DSL401 combo (tube)
    • Mesa Express 5:25 (tube)
    • Mesa 1×12 Cab
    • Univox U1235 1960’s  Tube Bass/Guitar amp (tube) (vintage)
    • Vox Night Train Head (tube)

    Instruments:

    • Les Paul 1959 reissue
    • Les Paul 1969 custom birdseye maple
    • Les SG 1980 with bare knuckle crawler pickups
    • Fender Tele American vintage 1952
    • Martin acoustic 000C-16RGTE
    • Musicman Sub
    • Fender Rhodes Mark I seventy three (70’s vintage)
    • Korg SV-1 stage vintage piano
    • DW collectors series lacquer lexus white into charcoal fade silver sparkle, 22, 10, 12, 14, 16
    • Snare drums: dw collectors series maple 14×4.5, ludwig black beauty 1980’s 14×4.5, and 14×6.5, gretsch oak 1980’s 14×4.5, rogers 14×2.5 piccolo snare, rogers dynastic 14×4.5 custom build, tama star classic 14×6.5
    • Hardware dw 9000 series, pearl rack
    • Sabian AAX 16″ and 18″ crashes, 20″ ride, 10″ HHX splash, 14″ 16″ Chinese, 14″ Hats
    • Zildjan Custom K dark 13″ Hi-Hats, Custom K 14″ Hi-Hats
    • Paiste 2000 12″ splash, 1000 14″ crash, 400 14″ hats
    • Meinl Amun 16″ Crash
    • Meinl Matador series bongo’s