Studio facilities and equipment

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Performance Space Facilities:
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BASICS
7 mtr x 7 mtr Sprung Dance Floor

Mirrors, Blacks

Professional Sound System

45mm diameter Chrome Dance Pole (spinning or static)
45mm diameter Chrome Dance Pole (spinning or static)

3 x Tumbling Mats

1 x Heavy Kick Boxing Bag

Stunt/Jerk Harness
by
Climber Sutra (US)
Climber Sutra (US) Stunt Jerk Harness
100 mtr Abseiling rope
Figure 8 Descenders
Carbines
&
Associated Rigging

3 Suspension Points
@ 4.5 mtrs
(you must have a qualified rigger)

Projection Screen
5mtr x 3mtr

Projector

5mtr x 4 mtr Black Non-Skid Tarkett

Mats/rugs/carpets/cushions

A variety of props/chairs/stools, bench seats etc

Vintage/period microphones

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Is the space for hire at other times?
Yessiree ma’am!
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
INQUIRE

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AUDIO/SOUND EQUIPMENT
220-240 Volt 50Hz AC 10AMp Spike & Surge Protection and Power Conditioning
Furman M-10XE

PA SYSTEM
PArack01
FOH:
2 x 15″ JBL 2 way
Behringer iNUKE NU3000 – Stereo 880 Watts per side
Mixers:
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
Fold Back:
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
Other:
CD Player and access for computer/Ipod/Mp3 players etc

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MICROPHONES
vintage & ribbon mics harp & crystal mics bugs di’s & preamps

1 x Shure 75th Anniversary 5575LE
ShureUnidyne 5575LE
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1 x Shure 55 Unidyne FatBoy
Shure 55 FatBoy
1940’s Original Element
Original Sound!
2 x Shure 55SH
1 x Shure 55SH classic
1 x 2013
1 x 1960’s
Both have 55SH Upgrade Kits
3 x Shure SM58 Vocal Microphones
3 x Shure SM58
Tip
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9 x SM57
sm57 no transformer
1 x SM57
Bypassed transformer Tip
Shure VP64
Shure VP64
1 x Sennheiser e835
1 x Sennheiser e835
Sennheiser e602-II
1 x Sennheiser e602-II
Sennheiser MD 421-II
1 x Sennheiser MD 421-U

1 x Electro-Voice 635A/B (circa 1965)
1 x Electro-Voice 635A/B
(circa 1965)
2 x (Matched Pair) Rode NT55 Microphones
2 x (Matched Pair) Rode NT55 Microphones
1 x Behringer Dual Diaphram Condenser B-2 Pro
1 x Behringer Dual Diaphram Condenser B-2 Pro
2 x (Matched Pair) Behringer C-2
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
Audix FireBall V
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Specifications
Specific to harmonica, BeatBoxing
OK for vocals, percussion, sax, trumpet, trombone
DOOFFF DOOFFF AWAY !!!
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VINTAGE & RIBBON MICS

VINTAGE DYNAMIC
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4 x STC 4021 (1st manufactured circa 1935)
Currently the 82A studio ‘Room Mics’
2 x STC 4021 J and M
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
STC 4021 (circa 1935) STC 4021 (circa 1935) STC 4021 (circa 1935)
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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.
Specifications (PDF)
Thanks to Frank Sinko for caring for this mic

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1 x STC 4035D (circa 1950)
STC 4035 STC 4035 STC 4035 STC 4035
Great for capturing a gutsy guitar cab sound
Specifications (PDF)
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1 x 1967 Shure Model 545-S Unidyne III
1967 Shure Model 545-S Unidyne III
Non functional at present
(Donated by Andy Tims)
1 x 1940’s Shure Sonodyne 51s
Shure 51s
Non functional at present

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RIBBON MICS

1 x RCA Varacoustic MI-6203-D (circa 1945)
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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.
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2 x Film Industries M8 (circa 1960’s)
film industries M8s
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
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1 x Steanes Torpedo Ribbon Microphone
In pristine condition. Hi-Z
Steanes torpedo ribbon
It’s last home was in Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia. According to the last owner it was rescued from a bulldozer. Refurbished by Fraser Deeth
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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
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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
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2 x Beyerdynamic M500 Ribbons
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
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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
xaudia

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.
Reslo Ribbon Microphone RBT/L 30-50 ohm

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1 x 1960s Reslo Beeb
by
xaudia
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Great for recording really warm vocals, voice overs and again guitar cabs

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1 x 1940s Electro-Voice V-1 Ribbon
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Gave it a new cable and XLR. Whatever other folk’s experience I’ve found this particular mic great for recording warm vocals, absolutely fabulous on double bass & electric bass, brass sections. Not great for live PA work.

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1 x 1960s Shure 330 Uni-Ron Ribbon SN#530
1960s Shure 330 Uni-Ron ribbon SN530 01
Guitar cabs, vocals, sax.

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1 x 1952 Shure 315s Ribbon
1952 Shure 315S Ribbon
Nice for recording vocals, brass. Not so much for live PA work.
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1 x 1952 Riem 230 Mignon Ribbon
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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.
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1 x Fostex M88RP Flat Coil Printed Ribbon Dynamic (SN# 107069 1984?)
1 x Fostex M88RP Flat Coil Printed Ribbon Dynamic (SN# 107069 1984?) Fostex M88RP Ribbon 02 Fostex M88RP Ribbon 03 Fostex M88RP Ribbon Mic
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!
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1 x Altec 670B (circa 1950’s)
Currently out of service, my bad! Magnets sucked a screw onto the ribbon.
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Crystal Mics
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1 x Turner Model 22X circa 1940’s Serial No# 33750
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New cable and XLR. Genuine Shure 99C86 Controlled Magnetic Transducer
( Modification here )
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1 x Tecnico Model 80 (SN#1319)
Made in Australia Marrickville NSW circa 1952
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Gave it a clean, new cable and XLR
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BUGS DI’s PREAMPS:

Belcat Egt 220 Transducers for acoustic instruments
Belcat Egt 220 Transducers for acoustic instruments
1 x Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC200 Preamp
1 x Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC200 Preamp

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1 x Triton FetHead Piezo PreAmp
Triton FetHead Piezo PreAmp
Has a 1/4″ Jack plug entry
8 x Triton FetHead
FetHead PreAmp
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

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5 x ULTRA-DI DI20
5 x ULTRA-DI DI20
1 x Legacy DI 1 Active DI
1 x Legacy DI 1 Active DI
1 x Leem direct-box NDR-40
1 x Leem direct-box NDR-40

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Drums:
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Basic kit: Tama Swing Star refurbished by Craig Forbes
22″ Kick No# 83-41550
10″ Tom No# 83-41561
12″ Tom No# 83 41593
1 x 14″ Floor tom No# 83-41534
Tama Double Kick Pedal/s
1 x 22″ Tuneable Bass tom (converted kick drum)

Snares:

Premiere 1930's Dominion series (battle scarred)
1 x Vintage Premiere 1930’s
Dominion series (UK)

Snares Top & Bottom
Solid brass cast rims
(battle scarred)

Drouyn (Australia) Naval Issue Marching Drum
Drouyn deep marching double snare.
(12″ deep) Snares Top & Bottom
Shell Australian Rose Alder

1 x Pearl snare

Snappy!

1 x small Afuche/Cabasa
Afuche/Cabasa

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Cymbals:
1 x Paiste 404 14″ Hi Hat
1 x Meinl 22″ Heavy Ride
1 x Meinl 20″ Jazz Ride
1 x Zildjian 20″ China
1 x Paiste 18″ crash
1 x Sabian 17″ crash
Some trashy cymbals

Percussion:
Synergy by Toca
Congas
I mentioned the Sunday Sessions in passing conversation with a young couple in Allans Music. They thought the sessions were a good idea and out of the blue donated the deposit for the layby on the congas I’d been looking at acquiring by hook or by crook. I am continually overwhelmed by people’s generosity!
Thanks to all!
(All donated equipment and equipment purchased by donation, will eventually be sold and the proceeds will go towards the Ian Bowie Memorial Association who provide small grants for courses and mentoring for under privileged youth who wish to pursue a career in the theatre and entertainment industries)
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1 set x (2) Pearl Timbalis
Found at a bus stop in the rain restored
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3 x Tamborines (Heavy, Medium, Light)
Shakers, gourds, cowbells, junk

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Musical Instruments drums basses guitars

Keyboards:

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YAMAHA SY77
via
Gray Reed of Earth Audio
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Technics SX-PC15 Digital Piano
Technics SX-PC15 Digital Piano

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Clive Little and an anonymous donor have generously provided an 88 key Technics SX-PC15 Digital Piano/Keyboard

Roland ED Midi SoundCanvas SC-8850
Roland ED Midi SoundCanvas SC-8850
Peavey KB100 Keyboard Amplifier
Peavey KB100 Keyboard Amplifier
KAWAI KC20 Keyboard 61 keys
KAWAI KC20 Keyboard
User’s Manual


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BASSES & AMPs:
Gallien Krueger 400RB Samson S-com Stereo compressor ART 351 31-Band Graphic Equalizer Digitech DSP128 15 inch JBL & Piezo horn
Gallien Krueger 400RB

Samson S-com Stereo compressor
ART 351 31-Band Graphic Equalizer
Digitech DSP128
15 inch JBL & Piezo horn

Roland BN-100 – 15 inch JBL E140
Roland BN-100 bass amp
User Manual

Basses
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!

1996 1/2 size 100L Shimro Double Bass
Carved top and back – Dr Thomastik Medium Orchestra Strings
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Hohner B2 Steinberger copy
Hohner B2 Steinberger copy
Good tone & sustain over the entire fretboard

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!

Ibanez AEB8E Acoustic Electric Bass Guitar
with Hipshot GB7 Bass Extender
Ibanez AEB8E Acoustic Electric Bass Guitar


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Guitars:

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)
Hohner G3T BK Steinberger copy
1 x Fender Princeton 65 DSP
65 watt Solid State
Fender Princeton 65 DSP
Ibanez Stage Star ’97 – Strat Copy
Ibanez stagestar - found in a laneway in Sydney
Found in a Sydney laneway
S/N H9705628 Terada, Japan 1997)
1 x Roland JC-120
Roland JC-120
120 Watts of clean sound
What can I say?
IT’S NICE!!!

1 x Vox AC30C2 -Valve – 30 watt – Classic Vox sound
Vox AC30C2
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RECORDING FACILITIES
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MAIN DESK/AUDIO INTERFACE
1 x 24 Track PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2
24 Track PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2

Software/Daw:
Sonar X2 Producer
Sound Forge 10
iZotope Ozone 5
Variety of Sound

Laptop: Fujitsu Lifebook SH761 laptop
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) J7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz 2.70 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 8.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System
With nothing else running (clean boot), it handles 24 tracks @ 48,000 Hz 16 bit

Microphones: ▲ as above ▲

Monitoring:
SonyTA-1120A
SonyTA-1120A
(found in a laneway)

Audio Reflex (out of service)

Behringer Truth B2031A - Bowers & Wilkins DM12
Bowers & Wilkins DM12
(found in a laneway)
Behringer Truth B2031A
Sub woofer – A weird but gutsy Hyundai SW-HY-1010
(found in a laneway)

Headsets

AKG Q701 Quincy Jones Reference
AKG Q701 Quincy Jones Reference
Sennheiser HD 595’s
Sennheiser HD 595

3 x generic headsets
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LIGHTING
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Chauvet Par64 led RBG 01
8 x Par64 RBG Led Lights
Chauvet Par64 led slim RBGA
4 x Par64 RBGA SlimLine Led Lights
Chauvet Obey70 DBX control 01
1 x Chauvet Obey70 12 Channel Control
Rave Fog Machine 01
1 x 1500w Smoke machine
Strand Patt23 01
4 x Strand Patt23 650watt Profile Spots
UV Tube, traffic lights, chandelier
other stuff


VIDEO/PHOTOGRAPHY
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1 x Nikon D7100 / 18-105mm lens / Battery Grip / 16 & 64 Gig memory cards
Nikon D7100
1 x Heavy Tripod with a fluid head
1 x Heavy Dolly
SteadyCam device

1 x Go Pro HERO3 Black
GoPro Hero3 Black

Green Screen
6mtr x 3.2mtr
Sky Blue screen
6mtr x 2.5mtr

Software:
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
Veedub64 etc etc etc
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240v-100v 1500va step down transformer – suit 100 – 110 volt AC
240 -100v 15amp stepdown transformer 240 -100v 15amp stepdown transformer 240 -100v 15amp stepdown transformer
FOR HIRE
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About 82A Sunday Sessions

The 82a Sunday Sessions are every Sunday 3:00pm to 7:00pm in a private studio/rehearsal space in Alexandria Sydney Australia The sessions are open to experienced musicians/performers/artists who're interested in collaborating, experimenting, pushing their envelope and critical dialogue in a cross section of performance arts. Music, spoken word, movement etc. The facilities and equipment are provided free to participants. Originality and critical dialogue are encouraged!
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2 Responses to Studio facilities and equipment

  1. Marty says:

    Hi Benni
    Not sure if you recall our meeting at Dubs jam session Meetup. I Love what you’re doing here, especially the improvisation. Great vision.
    I’m keen to visit and jam (bass, keys, vox, percussion) but Sunday is tricky for me.
    Any other options (evevings are better)?

    Cheers
    Marty

  2. Benni says:

    Hi Marty,

    I remember, solid bass player :-)

    Sundays is it for the moment. The studio is used for a whole mess of other activities most other times. It has to earn its rent.

    Having said as much. Maybe we could have some extra curricular activity. What’s optimum for you?

    B

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