Gear

Control Room

Console: Vintage Trident Series 80B 32x24x2

No matter how much high-end outboard gear a studio boasts, a lifeless mixing board can drag down even the most lively and colorful performances. At the heart of Relay Recording is a 32-channel Trident Series 80B console- a rare and acclaimed centerpiece engineers have relied on for adding nuance and warmth to sessions for almost four decades. The 80B was the workhorse behind genre-defining records like Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction, Fleetwood Mac’s Tango In the Night and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Into the Great Wide Open, and the EQs and preamps of each individual channel have been highly sought-after tools for studios of all sizes ever since. Armed with 32 of these beloved channels, Relay Recording is adept at capturing your most dynamic performances with speed, accuracy and a touch of legendary, pro-level tone.

The Vintage Musician
Trident History
Sound on Sound

Pro Tools

Pro Tools HD3 Accel recording system running on a Macintosh G5 with plug-ins by Waves, Bomb Factory, Focusrite, Trillium Labs, and more.

AD DA Converters

  • Apogee Symphony 32 in/32 out
  • API A2D 2 input converter and mic preamp

Outboard

  • John Hardy M1 Jensen 990 Mic Preamps (7)
  • B.L.U.E. Robbie Mic Preamp
  • API A2D 312 Mic Preamp and 2 channel converter
  • Vintech 273 Neve Mic Preamps 2 channel
  • Langevin Dual Mono Mic Preamps
  • Manley Massive Passive Tube Equalizer
  • Lindell Audio 17xs FET Compressor (2)
  • TK Audio BC2 ME Mastering Edition Stereo Buss Compressor
  • Avalon 2044 Stereo Opto Compressor
  • Empirical Labs Distressors with British Mod (2)
  • Urei 7110 Compressor (3)
  • Little Labs IBP Analog Phase Alignment Tool

Monitoring

  • ADAM S2-A monitors
  • ADAM Sub10 Powered Subwoofer
  • Audix PH-5 monitors
  • Yamaha NS10 monitors
  • Drawmer MC3.1 Monitor Controller
  • Hear Technologies Hearback personal headphone mixing system with 6 mix stations and Hearback Hub

Amps & Cabs

  • ’60’s Gibson Falcon Guitar Amp
  • ’60’s Gibson Skylark Guitar Amp
  • ’60’s Traynor YGM-3 Guitar Amp
  • ’72 Fender super Reverb Guitar Amp
  • ’72 Fender Silverface Twin Reverb
  • ’72 Marshall Super Lead Guitar Amp
  • ’82 Fender Concert Guitar Amp
  • Budda Twinmaster Combo
  • ’60’s Traynor Bass Amp
  • SWR Interstellar Overdrive Bass Preamp
  • 2 x 12 guitar cab w/ Weber Silver Bell Speakers
  • 4 x 12 guitar cabinet loaded with EVs
  • Ampeg Victor Wooten 4×10 Bass Cabinet
  • Leslie cabinet

Instruments

  • ’61 Gibson Les Paul Jr
  • ’68 Gibson SG Standard
  • ’77 Gretsch Tennessean
  • ’78 Fender Telecaster
  • ’84 Fender Stratocaster
  • ‘Danelectro 12 string guitar
  • ’89 Music Man Stingray Bass
  • Gibson CL 20 Acoustic Guitar
  • Ibanez Jet King 2 guitar
  • Electric Air Organ
  • Sequential Circuits Six-Track Analog Synth
  • ’02 Yamaha Baby Grand Piano
  • Gretsch Drum kit (Stop Sign Badge Era)

Microphones

  • Lawson L47MP tube condenser mic
  • Lewitt LCT 840 multipattern tube condenser mics (matched pair)
  • AKG C414EB
  • Earthworks TC30k (matched pair)
  • Royer R121 ribbon mics (matched pair)
  • Neumann KM140 (matched pair)
  • Rode NT2 (2)
  • Sennheiser MD421 (2)
  • Shure KSM137 (matched pair)
  • Groove Tube AM 52 (matched pair)
  • Studio Projects C3 (matched pair)
  • Audio Technica 4033
  • AKG D112 (2)
  • Crown cm700 (matched pair)
  • ElectrovoiceN/D 468 (2)
  • Electrovoice N/D 408
  • Beyer M201
  • BLUE e200
  • Electrovoice Raven
  • Shure Beta 57
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure Green Bullet