“Studio” Inventory

The Second Noble Truth of Buddhism has it that desire is the principle cause of suffering. Desire, or alternatively craving or attachment. Anyway,


  • TASCAM M-312. Dark preamps, colourful EQ. Used with Crown outboard +48V (x2). Front-end only, sorry—trying to minimize mileage through the converters.

This console was the CSJW production board from the early 1980s through the mid-2000s. I’m told it was carted out to record performances in the MacEwan Hall Ballroom—people who would have tracked through it include Iggy Pop, REM, and the Melvins.


  • AKG SolidTube (operating on a new Tung-Sol)
  • Aston Origin
  • Audio-Technica AT3527 (x2)
  • Audio-Technica Pro-37R (x2)
  • Audio-Technica U841A (x2)
  • Avantone Mondo
  • Beyerdynamic M81
  • Beyerdynamic MC740
  • Blue Bluebird (x2)
  • Electro-Voice 635a
  • Electro-Voice RE20
  • Fostex M88RP
  • sE Electronics sE7 (x4)
  • Sennheiser 511
  • Sennheiser 541
  • Sennheiser e609


  • Roland Studio-Capture conversion (preamps offline)
  • REAPER 6 workstation

In the absence of an analog setup, recordings are archived in accordance with ARSC Technical Committee recommendations.


  • PreSonus Sceptre S8 nearfields
  • Fostex 6301B “personal monitor”
  • AKG K240 headphones

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