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Ameraycan Studio B

Rates
$1,550/day

About Studio B

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 4000G+, 80 inputs w/Utimation,
64ch E Series EQ, 16 Ch G Series EQ
Pro Tools HD3 Accel, with 48 outputs
Studer 820 1/2″ 2-Track
Studer 827 24-track
Augspurger TAD Monitor Speakers
GML Stereo Mic Pre
GML 8200 Stereo Parametric EQ
API 550A EQs (4)
Neve 3104 MicPre/EQs (2)
Neve 1073 EQ (2)
Lexicon 480L
Lexicon PCM-80 Reverb
Lexicon PCM-42 Delays (3)
Lexicon PCM-70
Avalon 2055 Stereo EQ
Avalon 2044 Stereo Compressor
Avalon 747 stereo compressor/EQ (Tube)
Empirical Labs Distressor (2)
Pultec EQP-1A
Tubetech PE-1B EQ
Sony R-7 Reverb
AMS RMX-16 Reverb
AMS DMX 1580S Delay
Yamaha Rev-5 Reverb
Yamaha SPX-900 Reverb
Yamaha SPX-990 Reverb
Yamaha SPX 90 II (2)
Drawmer 201 Stereo Gate (2)
TC Electronics 2290 Delays (2)
DBX 902 De-Essers (4)
DBX 160VU Compressors (2)
Urei LA-2A Compressor (1)
Urei 1176LN Compressor (2)
Demaria Labs ADL 1000 Compressor
Eventide H-3000 Harmonizer w/sampling
Eventide DSP 4000 Harmonizer
Apogee Rosetta AD Converter
Lynx Timeline Synchronizers
Panasonic SV3800 DAT Machine (2)
Panasonic SV3700 DAT Machine
Tascam 122 Cassette Deck
HHB 830 Burn-It Plus 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