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Ameraycan Studio A

Rates

$1,350/day

About Studio A

Ameraycan was built in the mid 1970’s by famed artist-producer Ray Parker, Jr. as his personal recording studio. Ray was the session guitar player on all the great Stevie Wonder records, and then became a household name for writing and recording the hit song “Ghostbusters”. The facility was designed by Jack Edwards who also designed studios such as United Western and Ocean Way with Bill Putnam. As Ray expanded the building it became one of the top mix studios in Los Angeles.

When first opened, the two-room facility with a private production suite operated with the newest technology available and was also the first facility to have SSL consoles in both studios, a clear commitment by Ray Parker Jr. to have the best of the best.

The studio became a popular commercial studio with the likes of Billy Idol, Miles Davis, and Cypress Hill calling the studio home for months on end for their recordings. Paramount purchased Ameraycan in 2000 and the studio went through a large renovation with the addition of a 80 channel G+ SSL (with ultimation) console in Studio B and the addition of 16 channels to the 56 channel SSL G in studio A to make it a 72 channel console.

Equipment

SSL 4000 G/G+, 72 inputs, 16 E modules

Pro Tools HD3 with 48 outputs

Studer 827 24 Track

Studer 820 1/2″ 2-Track

Augspurger TAD Monitors

Yamaha C7 Grand Piano

GML 8200 Stereo Parametric

Manley Variable MU Stereo Limiter

Summit EQP-200B EQ

Pultec EQP-1R

Tubetech PE-1B EQ

AMS RMX-16 Reverb

AMS DMX 1580S Delay

Neve 1073 Mic Pre/EQ’s (2)

API 550A EQs (4)

Lexicon 480L

Lexicon PCM-42 Delays (3)

Lexicon PCM-80 Reverb

Empirical Labs Distressor (2)

DBX 165 Limiters (2)

DBX 160VU Compressors (2)

DBX 160X Compressors (2)

DBX 902 De-essers (4)

Urei LA-2A Compressors (2)

Urei 1176 LN Limiter (2)

Urei 1178 Stereo Compressor

TC Electronics 2290 Delays (2)

Eventide H-3000 Harmonizer

Eventide DSP 4000

Drawmer 201 Stereo Gate

Yamaha SPX 90-II

Yamaha Rev-5 Reverb

Yamaha Rev-7 Reverb

Roland SE-50 Reverb (2)

Roland SDE 3000 Delay

Sony R-7 Reverb

Apogee Rosetta AD Converter

Panasonic 3800 DAT Machine (2)

Lynx Timeline Synchronizers (2)

Tascam CD-RW700 CD Recorder

Microphones

Telefunken 251 tube

Neumann U-47 tube

Neumann U-47 fet

Neumann U-67 tube

Neumann U-87

Neumann TLM-170

Neumann KM-84

Sony 800G Tube

Sony C-38

AKG C-24 tube

AKG C-12 tube

AKG 414

AKG 451

AKG D112

AKG SE 300B

AKG “The Tube”

AKG 460

Audio Technica Pro 37R

Audio Technica ATM 25

Royer 121 Ribbon

B&K 4011

Coles 4038 Ribbon

Sennheiser 421

Shure Beta 56

Shure SM-57

Shure SM-58

Shure SM-81

Shure 520 Bullet

Electrovoice RE-20

Crown PZM plate

Floating Equipment

Neve 1081 Mic pre/EQ

Neve 1073 Mic pre/EQ

Neve 1064 Mic pre/EQ

Neve 3104 Mic pre/EQ

Neve 1081 Mic pre/EQ

Neve 2254 compressor

API 3124 4 ch. Mic pre

EMT 251 Reverb

Focusrite ISA 110 Mic pre/EQ

Avalon M22 stereo mic pre

SSL XLogic channel strips

two channel SPL Transient Designer

Manley Labs Massive Passive EQ

Joe Meek VC-2 Mic pre/Compressor

Fender Rhodes electric piano

Private Q personal Headphone mixing

System

Ameraycan Studio A Live Room Floor Plan

Ameraycan Studio A Control Room Floor Plan