|Performance Space Facilities:
|We use and recommend
Is the space for hire at other times?
However, 82A is a studio in a private residence, it is not a public space, business or a commercial money making venture. You must have public liability or a waiver from the participants in your activity
220-240 Volt 50Hz AC 10AMp Spike & Surge Protection and Power Conditioning
2 x 15″ JBL 2 way
Behringer iNUKE NU3000 – Stereo 880 Watts per side
1 x PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 24 Channel digital mixer
1 x 12 Channel Jands JM10 analogue mixer
EQ & Effects:
1 x ULTRAGRAPH FBQ-PRO FBQ3102 31-Band Stereo Graphic Equalizer
1 x Digitech DSP128 Effects
2 x 12″ Eminence 2 way to the side and back of the band
Powered by an Amcron Micro-Tech 1200 – Stereo 480 Watts per side
1 x ElectroVoice FM-12C wedge on the drum riser
1 x dBTechnologies Opera Biamped 15″ wedge at the vocal, acoustic instruments and brass mics
CD Player and access for computer/Ipod/Mp3 players etc
▲ pa system instruments recording lighting video ▲
vintage & ribbon mics harp & crystal mics bugs di’s & preamps
|1 x Shure 75th Anniversary 5575LE
|1 x Shure 55 Unidyne FatBoy
1940’s Original Element
|2 x Shure 55SH
1 x 2013
1 x 1960’s
Both have 55SH Upgrade Kits
3 x Shure SM58
9 x SM57
1 x SM57
Bypassed transformer Tip
1 x Sennheiser e835
1 x Sennheiser e602-II
1 x Sennheiser MD 421-U
1 x Electro-Voice 635A/B
2 x (Matched Pair) Rode NT55 Microphones
1 x Behringer Dual Diaphram Condenser B-2 Pro
2 x (Matched Pair) Behringer C-2
Nothing worse than watching with your heart in your mouth as someone who hasn’t a clue, suddenly grabs the nearest mic, which happens to be an expensive ribbon and immediately starts DOOFFF DOOFFF DOOFFFIN’ into it. Then when it immediately starts crackling and I’m immediately seein’ RED, they blow into it and try to fix it by bashing it into the palm of their hand with a stupid annoyed look on their face!
On Gray Read’s recommendation
Audix FireBall – V
Specific to harmonica, BeatBoxing
OK for vocals, percussion, sax, trumpet, trombone
DOOFFF DOOFFF AWAY !!!
▲ modern dynamic mics harp & crystal mics bugs di’s & preamps ▲
VINTAGE & RIBBON MICS
ribbon mics crystal mics
click on th’ pics to enlarge
4 x STC 4021 (1st manufactured circa 1935)
Currently the 82A studio ‘Room Mics’
I think (needs checking); the letter after the model number – 4021A designates the year of manufacture 1935, followed successively 4021B(1936) etc
As luck would have it these two mics have identical frequency responses and gain
They could be taken as a matched pair
Made a new cable with XLR. Re-tapped the thread at the bottom of the mount to take a 3/8″ Whitworth microphone adapter. A truly amazing microphone! Equal pick up all the way round, top sides even 45 degrees from the back, with no noticeable roll off.
Thanks to Frank Sinko for caring for this mic
1 x STC 4035D (circa 1950)
Great for capturing a gutsy guitar cab sound
|1 x 1967 Shure Model 545-S Unidyne III
Non functional at present
(Donated by Andy Tims)
|1 x 1940’s Shure Sonodyne 51s
Non functional at present
1 x RCA Varacoustic MI-6203-D (circa 1945)
Replaced cable with an XLR. Has a slack ribbon at the moment, which results in some weird harmonics on some notes but still sounds amazing.
2 x Film Industries M8 (circa 1960’s)
Replaced cables with XLR
re-soldered loose connection in one
re-glued the motor assembly in both (a rather cheap methodology they’ve used for what is otherwise a great mic)
Guitar cabs, vocals, sax
1 x Steanes Torpedo Ribbon Microphone
In pristine condition. Hi-Z
It’s last home was in Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia. According to the last owner it was rescued from a bulldozer. Refurbished by Fraser Deeth
3 x Steanes (Australia) 1946 Ellipsoid Ribbon Microphones
I have three of these beasties. Why? I dunno, maybe a sense of Australian pride http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=134285
This one bought from a local musician Redfern Sydney. Hand delivered, which was a rather nice touch!
Had the foamies bad, wiring busted, ribbon sagging slightly but otherwise in very good condition Mods and Repairs
2 x Beyerdynamic M500 Ribbons
Although they have different manufacture dates, they seem to be a matched pair with the exact same frequency responses. Great for vocals, brass, didge especially. The tiny screws make ’em hard to clean. I use foam pop filters for vocals. With a Triton FetHead, they’re quite amazing!
Tip: if you don’t like the look of bulky pop filters, you can cut a pop filter in half and slip inside over the top of the element. Remember to remove wash and dry it, they can go moldy and the moisture they collect can cause corrosion
|2 x 1960’s Reslo RBT/L Ribbon
One functioning. Replaced the connectors with XLRs machined by a local boffin, as recommended by Stewart Tavener from
Great for recording vocals, voice overs, guitar cabs. They pick up the speaker cabinet from the front and a touch of room ambience from the back.
|1 x 1960s Reslo Beeb
Great for recording really warm vocals, voice overs and again guitar cabs
1 x 1960s Shure 330 Uni-Ron Ribbon SN#530
Guitar cabs, vocals, sax.
1 x 1952 Shure 315s Ribbon
Nice for recording vocals, brass. Not so much for live PA work.
1 x 1952 Riem 230 Mignon Ribbon
In pristine condition. It came in the original leather pouch. Very nicely engineered. I noticed a familiar smell to it, the transformer is buried in bees wax.
The connector is a very strange size and thread. Not Switchcraft or Amphenol. The cable was missing so I’ve had a matching sized connector machined by a local boffin who engineers stuff for cameras. Gave it a new cable & XLR.
Great for guitar cabinets, for recording vocals, double bass, brass, anything, fabulous! A real gem.
1 x Fostex M88RP Flat Coil Printed Ribbon Dynamic (SN# 107069 1984?)
Bought from Pete’s Musicians Market Newtown Sydney 1994 for about Au$40.00 — Price now :-)
Great for guitar cabinets, brass, vocals, double bass. With a Triton FetHead PreAmp it’s simply delicious! Again, the Phantom power for the FetHead doesn’t get through to the mic.
Full description HERE
To be honest ribbon mics blow me away!
1 x Altec 670B (circa 1950’s)
Currently out of service, my bad! Magnets sucked a screw onto the ribbon.
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1 x Turner Model 22X circa 1940’s Serial No# 33750
New cable and XLR. Genuine Shure 99C86 Controlled Magnetic Transducer
( Modification here )
1 x Tecnico Model 80 (SN#1319)
Made in Australia Marrickville NSW circa 1952
Gave it a clean, new cable and XLR
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BUGS DI’s PREAMPS:
Belcat Egt 220 Transducers for acoustic instruments
1 x Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC200 Preamp
|1 x Triton FetHead Piezo PreAmp
Has a 1/4″ Jack plug entry
|8 x Triton FetHead
Triton FetHeads in combination with a Tube Emulator (plugin) are great on any mic including ribbons.
Although they’re a phantom powered pre-amp, the phantom power doesn’t reach the microphone, so ribbons are safe.
MORE on Phantom Power & mic damage
|5 x ULTRA-DI DI20
||1 x Legacy DI 1 Active DI
||1 x Leem direct-box NDR-40
Drouyn (Australia) Naval Issue Marching Drum
1 set x (2) Pearl Timbalis
3 x Tamborines (Heavy, Medium, Light)
Gray Reed of Earth Audio
Roland ED Midi SoundCanvas SC-8850
||Peavey KB100 Keyboard Amplifier
||KAWAI KC20 Keyboard 61 keys
▲ pa system microphones keyboards drums guitars recording lighting video ▲
BASSES & AMPs:
Gallien Krueger 400RB
Samson S-com Stereo compressor
ART 351 31-Band Graphic Equalizer
15 inch JBL & Piezo horn
Roland BN-100 – 15 inch JBL E140
If you have an instrument bring it.
If you don’t have an electric bass there are these
Clean hands and please donate to the string fund!
Samick Fretless Jazz Bass
Hipshot ‘D’tuner, Hipshot 5K400 KickAss Bridge, EMG PJX-CS Active P/Ups, D’ADDARIO ENR70 HALF ROUNDS
Good tone & sustain over the entire fingerboard. (fret filling yet to be done)
Found in a Sydney Laneway!
|If you have an instrument bring it.
If you don’t have a guitar there are these
Clean hands and please donate to the string fund!
|Hohner G3T Steinberger copy (Purchased S/H in 1988)
||1 x Fender Princeton 65 DSP
65 watt Solid State
|Ibanez Stage Star ’97 – Strat Copy
Found in a Sydney laneway
S/N H9705628 Terada, Japan 1997)
|1 x Roland JC-120
120 Watts of clean sound
What can I say?
|MAIN DESK/AUDIO INTERFACE
1 x 24 Track PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2
Laptop: Fujitsu Lifebook SH761 laptop
(found in a laneway)
Audio Reflex (out of service)
|AKG Q701 Quincy Jones Reference
||Sennheiser HD 595’s
8 x Par64 RBG Led Lights
4 x Par64 RBGA SlimLine Led Lights
1 x Chauvet Obey70 12 Channel Control
1 x 1500w Smoke machine
4 x Strand Patt23 650watt Profile Spots
| UV Tube, traffic lights, chandelier
▲ pa system microphones instruments recording lighting ▲
1 x Nikon D7100 / 18-105mm lens / Battery Grip / 16 & 64 Gig memory cards
1 x Heavy Tripod with a fluid head
1 x Heavy Dolly
6mtr x 3.2mtr
Sky Blue screen
6mtr x 2.5mtr
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
Veedub64 etc etc etc
240v-100v 1500va step down transformer – suit 100 – 110 volt AC