Equipment

NO, WE DON’T HAVE A STRIPPER POLE! (But thanks for asking.)

Quick Index:

Microphones
Rack Gear and Outboard Processing
Amplifiers
Drums and Percussion
Computers and Digitalia
Guitars
Stompboxes and Pedals
Keyboards, Organs and Pianos
Monitoring Solutions
Other Analog Oddities, Tape, and More

Inside our Mic Locker:

3U Audio Teal CM1 – large diaphragm condenser w/ C12-style capsule

3u Audio Black CM1 – large diaphragm condenser w/ K67 capsule

AKG D112

AKG Perception 170 (2 matched pairs of these).

Aston Microphones Spirit

Audio Technica AT4050/CM5

AT 2020 (a pair of these)

Audio Technica AT871R – Cardioid condenser boundary mic

Audio Technica AT891R-5 –  Half-cardioid PCC directional boundary mic (Five of these)

Audix i-5

Avantone Mondo

CAD PRO-7: KM212, TM211(x3), SN210, CM217(x2)

CAD TSM411 (a trio of these)

Carvin CM87s 

K-47 FET

Based upon a circuit originally designed by Schoeps Mikrofone, the K-47 is a custom microphone built here at Lemurland Studios.  Similar to the legendary Neumann U-47  in quality and character it features a circuit more suitably designed for modern digital recording. The K-47 replaces the excessively bright and edgy character typical of modern fet microphones with buttery textures of silk and chocolate.  Smooth, warm, airy, balanced and robust yet revealing in clarity.

RK-47

M-Audio Sputnik – tube

Monoprice 600850 Lollipop – Large diaphragm multi-pattern condenser with transformer output. Upgraded with a 34mm MicParts K67/87 capsule.

MXL V250 

MXL 990 (modded) and several MXL 990 (stock)

MXL 991 (w/ custom  mods) (two of these)

MXL R40 Ribbon (two of these)

Oktava MK-012-01 (Russian) with cardioid capsules – (a pair of these).

Reslo Ribbon – 60’s British mic popularized by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Alvin Lee, Rod Stewart and more. Custom XLR mod and fresh ribbon. Mod details and pics here.

Rode NT1A

Sennheiser e865 Condenser

Sennheiser e835 (two of these)

Sennheiser e838 (two of these)

Sennheiser e609 (two of these)

Sennheiser MD-421 U-5 (a trio of these)

Sennheiser MK4 Large Diaphragm Condenser

Shure SM7B

Shure SM10A  – Head-worn dynamic microphone

Shure SM57 (several of these)

Shure SM58 (several of these)

Shure 522 (Talkback Mic)

Turner Dynamics S33D

1940's Turner S33D Microphone with early body style

1940’s Turner S33D dynamic microphone with early body style

Drum Subkick, custom (Polk M5 spkr.)

Many misc. vintage “weirdo” mics– Electrovoice, Shure PE56D, 5155, Collins SM-3, Piezo, etc.

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Outboard – on the racks:

Black Lion Audio Auteur Microphone Preamp

Golden Age Pre-73 MK II Microphone Preamp (two of these)

Based on the legendary Neve 1073 and selected for its renowned vintage tonal signature, this preamp adds a certain “magical” shine, especially to vocals.

Warm Audio WA12 Microphone Preamp

Simply a classic. This preamp oozes tons of silky smooth warm vintage tone and punch. With impressive depth and low-end handling, this unit is also exceptional as a direct box for bass and guitar. API 312.

Aphex 107 Tubessence Microphone Preamp

A vintage mic pre with an even more vintage Mullard/National 12AT7 tube upgrade and a few of our custom circuit mods. Clean yet slightly aggressive preamp balanced with subtle tube compression, drive, and harmonic saturation.

Art Pro MPA ii Tube Microphone Preamps (Three of these)

Shure M67  vintage microphone preamp with unique mods

Symetrix 528e  Microphone Preamp/Channel Strip/Vocal Processor

An analog broadcast classic, this channel strip includes a mic pre, de-esser, downward expander(gate), parametric EQ, and waveform symmetry (linear phase) filtering. Our modifications include the addition of front panel +48v phantom and main power switching.

TC Helicon Voiceworks Plus

Unbeatable for complex (and rather bizarre) vocal effects and voiceovers. Very clean preamp w/ Burr Browns.

Korg SSD-2000 A vintage classic 80’s sampler/stereo digital delay

Art Tube MP Studio Microphone Preamp/Active Direct Box (A few of these)

Starved plate tube preamps. With either 12AX7A tubes or vintage 12AT7A upgrade. Strongly pronounced tube coloration with added body. Well suited for ambient sources and as a Bass DI.

Art Pro VLA II Tube Leveling Amplifier

Smooth, transparent optical compression. Exceptional for vocal tracking.

Ashly CL-50 Compressor

with DBX 2150 VCA and component upgrades.

Symetrix 501 Peak RMS Compressor/Limiter

A colored voltage controlled (VCA) compressor. Legendary for bass. THAT 2150A VCA.

Klark Teknik 1176-KT Compressor FET (Field Effect Transistor)

Behringer Multicom Pro Compressor

Biamp Quad Limiter

Furman Sound PQ6 Parametric EQ

JerryAd

DBX 231 EQ

Deltalabs Effectron Jr. 1050

Rare vintage unit. Dubby delays to crazy psychedelic modulated time-based effects.

Deltalab Effectron Jr. 350

Delay, modulation and flange. Very similar to the 1050 but with 350ms delay.

 Lexicon MPX 100 – reverb and time-based effects

Alesis Midiverb II – classic reverb and delay effects unit

Yamaha RM800-24  – 24 channel 8 bus console

CONSOLE 004

Yamaha MG166CX Console – 16 Channel

Mackie SR24-4 Console – 24 Channel

Direct Boxes, active and passive, Cloudlifter , etc.

Radial X-Amp Active Reamp Box

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Computers and Digital Audio:

Rain Computers Ion A2

Extremely reliable high performance dedicated rackmount audio computer system.  Designed exclusively for audio. 3.2 GHz i5 quad core. 16 gb ddr3. Specialized Win8.1 64 bit OS with audio optimized hardware and a custom bios. Ample storage and external backup to multiple drives.

Presonus Firestudio (x2) – 16+ channels of simultaneous recording

Studio One 3 is our preferred  DAW. (Protools, Cubase, and Reaper also available.)

We have a versatile collection of quality vst and vsti plugins selected to meet every possible need.

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Monitoring solutions:

Yamaha NS-10m (powered by a Yamaha P2700)

JBL LSR305

Alesis M1 Active MK2 monitors

Yamaha YST-SW215 Subwoofer

along with…
vintage Advent, Infinity, Kenwood, KLH, Pioneer, Sansui, Minimus 7 speakers

…listen to your material on a wide variety of vintage and modern playback systems for that perfectly balanced mix.

Furman HA-6A (modified) headphone amplifier with several Furman HR-2 remote stations. 

Headsets include the Koss, Sennheiser, AKG and many misc. headphones

Our unique custom-built talk-back system provides you with great communication.

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Keyboards/Controllers:

studio 002

Hammond M-3 tonewheel organ #1 – 1959 “Baby B3” (recapped and modded)

Hammond M-3 tonewheel organ #2- Yet another 1959 “Baby B3” (This one is stock)

Leslie 825 rotating tremolo speaker cab with Leslie Combo II pre-amp

MTI Rotophaser – vintage rotary horn

The “Lemur Leslie” – custom built and designed rotating tremolo speaker

Modern and vintage keyboards including the Korg CX-3,  the Yamaha Keytar, a collection of Casios,  etc.

Keyboards

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Guitars – What’s in those cases?:

guitars

Danelectro Longhorn, 90’s Korean Reissue, bass

Danelectro Convertible Electric/Acoustic , Korean reissue, guitar

Fender American Strat, Highway One

Gibson Les Paul Special 55 – 74, 1974

Gibson Les Paul Special (P90’s)

Gibson USA Explorer, 2006 (496R, 500T pickups)

Gibson flattop LG-0,  acoustic

Guild D25, acoustic guitar

Ibanez Roadstar II, bass

Ibanez Roadstar II, guitar, 1985 RS410

Liberty Custom Brass Resonator, acoustic

Memphis, vintage 4 string bass

Ovation Tornado. Late 60’s/early 70’s  with tremolo. Schaller pickups and hardware.

Ovation Tornado

Schecter Diamond 006 Deluxe, electric

Univox Hi-Flier – Phase 2, ca. 1970, single coil P90’s

Yamaha BB300 (active Seymour P/J pickups), bass guitar

Also misc. vintage Teisco, Matsumoku, Silvertone, Kay, Harmony, etc.

Bentley, 5 string banjo

Stella, tenor guitar

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Drums:

Sonor Phonic Drums
1970 Sonor Champion, rosewood finish,

Sonor Phonic (5 pc. Rock), 9 ply Beech. 13/14/16/22 Metallic Pewter.  Circa 1979-1981. Purchased new from Bob Gatzen (Evans). – AC/DC, Grateful Dead, Iron Maiden, Meshuggah, Journey

Sonor Champion, (5 pc.), 6 ply beech. 1970. 12/13/16/22 Rosewood Finish. Rounded bearing edges for a a warm resonant vintage sound.

Gretsch, Tony Williams Yellow Nitron,  70’s Stop Sign Badge (6 pc. Jazz). 12/13/14/16 – Tony Williams, Cindy Blackman, Elvin Jones

Mapex, Mars, ca. 1995 “Yellow Flash” maple 5 pc. 12/13/16/22. – Mike Portnoy, Guns N Roses, Carmen Appice

w/ Zildjian, Paiste and Sabian cymbals

Slingerland, Ludwig, Mapex, Sonor, and misc. snares

Yamaha DD55 – Electronic/Midi Drum Pad

Percussion: Congas, cajon, bongos, bells, tambourines, wood blocks,  doumbeks, maracas,  xylophones, rain sticks,  shakers, cowbell, claves, guiros, vibraslaps, and more…

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Amps:

plugins

We use real plugins.

Ampeg B-15N Portaflex – a rare and early model of transitional design. Late 1960.

As Ampeg began development of the B-15-N in the latter part of 1960, a few models were released lacking the more elaborate cosmetic elements typical of the B-15N.  The circuit of this transitional amp, although quite similar to the earliest available B-15N schematics, bears some unique features which were likely a part of the experimental process as this amplifier was developed. We’ve made the schematic of our Late 1960 B15N available here

Ampeg M-12 Mercury

1957-1959 Ampeg M-12 Mercury. Groovy grill cloth, original Jensen Speaker, mil spec. tubes.

From the speaker date code and other clues, this is a mid 1957/mid 1958  Ampeg M-12 Mercury. Likely a product of Ampeg’s transitional period during their move to Woodside, NY. Definitely a special amp with lots of character. Groovy “Pollocked” grill cloth.  Jensen Alnico 5 speaker. And no tolex here. The original cream bookbinding cloth with watermelon-red painted grill frame detail, still visible, can be found beneath a vintage paint job. The potentiometers on this amp date to back to 1950 while other components used, such as  the parallel flexohm resistors went out of production by 1940. Assumed to be a “prototype” due to the odd “non-production” parts,  unrefined layout and primitive circuit design with notably sparse tone stack.  In addition to the unique cloth covering, the cabinet appears to have been  built of recycled materials and features an unusual solid back panel. The Woodside NY label is present but lacks a serial number.

50’s/60’s 50EH5 Tube Guitar Amp, unknown brand.  More about this amp HERE

50EH5 amp front

Acoustic 136 bass combo,  Peavey Black Widow

Bugera 333, with 6L6’s

Cordovox Accordion Amp, 1962 –  rebuilt as a custom guitar amp.

Fender Bassman head, 1968 drip-edge silverface

Fender Twin Reverb, late 70’s Silverface, 130 watt w/ Orange JBL D-series

Fender Twin Reverb-Amp, Blackface. Very early custom build.  AB763 with 6G16 tremolo circuit.

Fender Champion 600, heavily modded and upgraded. Mercury Magnetics transformers. Classic tweed tone. 5F1

Music Man HD130 Reverb, mid 1970’s

Gibson GA-15 RVT Explorer, 1966, 15w 1×10 El84 w/ trem and GREAT spring reverb

Carvin Valvemaster 212

Marshall JCM900 Hi Gain Master Volume MkIII  (model 2100), 1990 half stack

Transitional model produced only for two years. Somewhat rare beast and quite the tone monster. Not to be confused with later JCM900’s. Design is based upon the JCM800 (2203) with some modification. Notable addition of clipping diodes in the preamp stage and added (diode control) gain pot . Later JCM900 (MKIV) series depart radically from this design and are quite different tonally.

Marshall Lead 12

Marshall 2099,  rare ’75 metal-face bass head

Orange Crush 20L

Peavey Valveking 100

Roland  Jazz Chorus JC77

Silvertone 1482, mid 1960’s

Supro 1600R Supreme, circa 1961.  An amazing amp.  Built around the Valco 6400 circuit, this version is quite different from the recent “re-issue” of the Supro 1600 Supreme which utilizes 6v6 power tubes.  Modified to replace the expensive and difficult to find 6973 power tubes, a duo of tonally similar EL84’s give this amp an exceptional gritty “break-up” perfect for classic rock and blues.

Crate 212

Cabs:

Marshall 1960A JCM900, 4×12 Celestion G12 T75 (England)

Peavey Valveking 4×12, birch w/ stock VK1216 vintage 30 voiced  speakers

Fender Bandmaster 2×15, Blackface era

Traynor YGC-412, ’70’s 4×12 w/ Eminence

Leslie 825 with preamp

MTI Rotophaser

and more…

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Stompboxes and Pedals:

Multivox Premier 90 Spring Reverb – A vintage 60’s tube driven spring reverb.

Too many pedals to list. Boss DS1 Stock, Boss DS1 Wampler Marshall Mod, EH Little Big Muff, EH LPB-1, EH Dr. Q, Ibanez Tubescreamer TS 5/7, MXR Phase 100, Zakk Wylde Wah, Vox Wah, DOD FX-17 Wah, Arion Flanger, Blues Driver, Boss CH1 Chorus, Boss CE3 Chorus, Pigtronix Philosopher’s Rock, Ross Distortion, AND DOZENS OF CUSTOM BUILT PEDALS including unique originals along with clones of the Klon Centaur, Boss DM-2, Marshall Bluesbreaker, Vemuram Jan Ray/Timmy, Maxon OD808, Zen Drive, Boss OD1, Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer, Green Russian, Rub-A-Dub-Dub Deluxe Reverb, Rebote 2.5 Delay, Nobels ODR-1, Ibanez Super Distortion, and more…

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Additional instruments, amps, effects and outboard gear available.

We’ve got an extensive collection of ethnic and vintage toy instruments for unique sounds including:
Mattel Synsonics drum pad, Pollard/RDS Syndrum CM , Maestro USS-1 guitar synth,  Magnus Chord Organ, mbiras,  flutes, brass and other wind instruments.

Western Auto Supply Company Truetone Chord Organ

Western Auto Supply Co./Truetone Chord Organ

Our analog audio tape gear includes:

Tascam 424 MKIII multi-track cassette recorder

Fostex E-8 8 track recorder and other reel to reels:  AKAI 77, TEAC X-3, Teac A-1200U, Teac A-2300 sx,  Akai GX4000D, vintage Roberts  tube quarter track AND 8-track(!) cart recorder

For more pictures, check out our Gallery

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