Gear

Oaklands has a variety of high quality recording gear. Great care has been taken in selecting high quality equipment to achieve the highest quality result. The studio is constatly being upgraded to ensure sonic clarity is always at its peak. Oaklands provides one of the most comprehensive mic collections offered by a studio in any price range. There are very few studios with a mic list like ours.

Recording System

  • Harrison Series10 128 Channel Analogue Console with flying fader automation
  • 8 Core Mac Pro System running Pro Tools Ultimate HDX
    with 64 analog I/O
  • Dual Slate Raven Mti2 Touchscreen Control Surfaces
  • Intel i7 System running Digidesign Pro Tools Ultimate HD
    with M-Audio Profire 2626 26 channel interfaces

Monitoring

  • JBL 4435 Dual 15″ Big Studio Monitors
  • Genelec 8050 Nearfield Monitors
  • Genelec 1031A Nearfield Monitors (Surround)

Mixdown Machines

  • Sony 1/8″ Tape Machine
  • LG DVD Recorder
  • Sony MD Recorder
  • Tascam DAT Recorder
  • Pioneer Cassette Recorder

Outboard Gear

  • 64 x Harrison Class A microphone preamps / EQ / compressor / gate
  • 4 x Millennia STT-1 Origin High Voltage Class A channel strips
  • 2 x Focusrite Liquid Channel Class A channel strip
  • 1 x Focusrite Liquid 4Pre 4 Channel Class A microphone preamp
  • 8 x Slate VRS Modelling microphone preamps
  • 2 x Slate VMS Modelling microphone preamps
  • 2 x Avalon 737SP Tube Class A channel strips
  • 1 x Neve DMCL 2 channel Class A microphone preamp and compressor
  • 4 x Neve CIB Class A channel strips
  • 2 x Focusrite ISA430 Class A channel strips
  • 2 x Focusrite ISA220 Class A channel stripS
  • 2 x Urei LA-4 compressors
  • 1 x Teletronix LA-2A compressor
  • 2 x Universal Audio 1176 compressors
  • 2 x dbx 160VU compressors
  • 8 x SPL Transient Designers
  • 16 x TL Audio Tube mic preamps

Plug-Ins

  • Waves Mercury Bundle v9.0
  • Waves Studio Classics Bundle v9.0
  • Audio Ease Altiverb 7XL (5.1 and Stereo)
  • Melodyne Essential
  • Antares Autotune 8
  • FXpansion BFD Lite
  • Steven Slate Trigger
  • Steven Slate Everything Bundle

Microphones

Large Diaphragm Condenser

  • 1 x Neumann Wagner U47w Valve
  • 1 x Neumann M49 Valve
  • 1 x AKG C12 “The Tube” Valve
  • 1 x Blue “The Bottle” Valve
  • 2 x Neumann M147 Valve
  • 2 x Rode Classic II Valve
  • 2 x Rode NTK Valve
  • 2 x Slate ML-1 Vintage Edition
  • 3 x Slate ML-1
  • 4 x Neumann U87
  • 4 x Neumann TLM170
  • 1 x Peluso P Stereo (Neumann SM69)
  • 2 x Blue Dragonfly
  • 2 x AKG C414B-ULS
  • 5 x Audio Technica AT4050
  • 5 x Blue Baby Bottle
  • 1 x CAD M179

Small Diaphragm Condenser

  • 1 x Soundfield SPS200 Surround Microphone
  • 3 x Neumann KM183
  • 3 x Neumann KM140
  • 4 x Neumann KM184
  • 3 x Oktava MK-012
  • 3 x AKG C451 with CK1 capsule
  • 7 x Slate ML-2
  • 1 x Shure Beta 91 Plate

Ribbon

  • 4 x RCA 44BX
  • 2 x RCA 77DX
  • 2 x Coles 4038
  • 2 x Apex 205
  • 1 x AEA88 Stereo

Dynamic

  • 5 x Sennheiser MD421
  • 4 x Sennheiser MD521 “Blackfire”
  • 1 x Sennheiser MD441
  • 2 x Beyerdynamic m201n
  • 1 x EV RE20
  • 2 x Shure SM57
  • 1 x Beyerdynamic M88
  • 1 x Audix D6
  • 2 x AKG D12
  • 1 x AKG D112

DI’s

  • 5 x BSS Active DI

Headphones

  • 10 x Sennheiser HD380
  • 20 x Sennheiser HD280
  • 4 x Extreme Isolation EX25
  • 60 x Sennheiser HD201 (for orchestral and choral sessions)

Instruments and Misc

  • Yamaha C7 Concert Grand Piano
  • Hammond M100 (B3 Mod) Organ with Leslie
  • Fender Rhodes Electric Piano
  • Vox AC30 Guitar Amp
  • Nord Stage 2 EX Keyboard
  • Roland XP50 Keyboard with Orchestral Expansion Card
  • Roland TD10 Electronic Drum Kit
  • Pearl Masters Custom 6 Piece Drum Kit
  • Various Guitar Pedals (list upon request)
  • Passive Link Re-Ampers
  • Premier Timpani
  • Premier Concert Bass Drum
  • Tam Tam
  • Adams Tubular Bells
  • Glock, Chimes, Clave, Auxilary Percussion
  • Korogi Rosewood Xylophone
  • Steinway Piano Samples
  • Large range of orchestral and pop samples
  • Digital Video Equipment

*Most equipment is also available for hire.

Racks 02

Microphones 1

Control Room A Racks Wide