Bass in Your Face Studio


Bass in Your Face Studio is the private production studio associated with ITFAIS Records.  Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest North Carolina, the studio is used for recording / mixing, mastering, and transcoding of material from various sources.

The 40-track hybrid studio is built around a Neve 8424 analog console connected to 3 Universal Audio x16 audio interfaces. ¬†Apple’s Logic Pro is used for digital audio workstation software. Tracking and mixing are done “out of the box” with 2-track masters recorded direct to digital or to a Mara Machines / MCI JH-110C 1/2″ reel-to-reel tape machine.

Gear list:

Console:

  • Neve 8424

Monitors:

  • Genelec 8351B

Recording Equipment:

  • 3 x Universal Audio x16 Thunderbolt Audio Interface
  • Mara Machines / MCI JH-110 1/2″ Reel-to-Reel (optional Dolby A/SR via 2 Dolby 363’s)
  • Rupert Neve Designs (RND) Master Buss Converter A/D
  • Tascam DA-78HR 8-track DTRS
  • Sony PCM-R500 DAT
  • Tascam 302 dual cassette tape
  • Sony PCM-D10 Portable Linear PCM Recorder

Mic Pre’s / EQ / Dynamics:

  • Manley Vari-Mu with T-Bar Mod (Mastering Version)
  • Manley Massive Passive EQ (Mastering Version)
  • Rupert Neve Designs (RND) Portico-II Master Buss Processor
  • 2 x RND Portico 5033 Parametric EQ
  • 2 x RND 551 Inductor EQ (500 Series)
  • 2 x Wunder Audio Allotrope BAX EQ (500 Series)
  • 2 x Avedis E27 EQ (500 Series)
  • 2 x Pultec EQP-500X EQ (500 Series)
  • 2 x Drawmer DS101 Noise Gate (500 Series)
  • Neve 1073OPX Mic Pre
  • 2 x RND Portico 5015 Mic Pre / Compressor
  • 2 x RND 535 Diode Bridge Compressor (500 Series)
  • 2 x Empirical Labs Distressor EL8X
  • Buzz Audio DBC-20 Diode Bridge Compressor
  • Drawmer 1968mk2 FET / Tube Compressor

Effects:

  • Bricasti M7 Reverb
  • Eventide Eclipse Effects
  • Lexicon PCM-96 Effects
  • Lexicon PCM-81 Effects
  • Lexicon PCM-91 Reverb
  • TC Electronic Fireworx Effects
  • Oberheim Echoplex
  • AMS RMX-16 Reverb (500 Series)
  • Moog Ladder Filter and Delay Modules (500 Series)
  • Meris Ottobit, Hedra, and Mercury 7 Effects (500 Series)
  • Soma Cosmos (Pedal)
  • Boss RE-202 Space Echo (Pedal)

Instruments:

  • Moog One (16 voice)
  • Oberheim OB-Mx (4 voice)
  • Doepfer A-100 modular (420 HP)
    • 8 VCO, 1 Wavetable VCO, 6 LFO, 4 ADSR, 2 analog/digital noise sources
    • 8 filter modules
    • 6 VCA, 5 submixers, sequential and VC switches, polarizers, offset/attenuators, and crossfade
    • Eloquencer step sequencer, MIDI / CV interface
    • Subharmonic generator, Digital random voltages, Quantizer, Wave multiplier, 4096 step BBD, Bit modifier
  • Verbos custom modular (360 HP)
    • Foundation, Harmonic, and Complex Oscillators and Noise + Filter module
    • old and new Amp+Tone’s, 4 Pole, and Bark Filters
    • Sequence Selector, Voltage Multistage, and Multi Envelope modules
    • Multi-Delay Processor
    • Mini Horse
    • Random Sampling, CV Processor, and Scan+Pan modules
    • Installed in a Pittsburgh Modular EP-360 case
  • Erica custom modular (270 hp)
    • Started as a Dada-II system
    • Added a second Fusion VCO-2 and a Black VCO-2 with expander
    • Added an Octasource, 4 Black EG’s, and a Codesource Expander
    • Added Black CV Tools, Mixer, Mix/Split, and Ring X-Fade utilities
    • Black Stereo Delay, Spring Reverb, and K-Phaser effects
    • Installed in a Pittsburgh Modular EP-270 case
  • MakeNoise custom modular (104hp)
    • Homemade Tape & Microsound Music Machine
    • Tempi, Wobblebug, Maths, Morphagene, Qpas, Mimeophon, and XOH modules
    • Installed in a MakeNoise skiff
  • Endorphin.es Shuttle System
  • Soma Lyra-8
  • Fender FSR Custom Telecaster HH Guitar with EMG Pickups
  • PRS SE Standard 24 Guitar

Microphones:

  • 2 x AKG C414XLS
  • Rode NTK
  • Blue Bottle
  • 2 x Sure SM-57
  • 2 x Sure SM-58

Plugins / Software:

  • Fabfilter Mastering Suite (Compressor, MB Compressor, EQ, Limiter)
  • Waves Restoration Suite (DeNoise, DeClick, DeHiss, etc)

Misc:

  • 2 x Furman IT-Reference 15i power conditioner
  • 2 x RND R-10 500-series rack
  • 2 x Switchcraft 9625 patchbays
  • Radial EXTC Reamp (500 Series)
  • DACS Headlite-2 Headphone Amp
  • Marshall DSL-40C Combo Amp
  • Magnum Dynalab MD-90 FM Analog Tuner