Equipment

The Big Room Resident Gear
The Wood Room Resident Gear
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Real World Studios boasts a huge collection of vintage and modern audio equipment, and we’re immensely proud of the pristine condition in which it’s kept by our in-house technician. As well as each studio’s resident gear, a supplementary collection, including an incredible array of microphones, moves between rooms.

A further roster of instruments and gear is available for hire, and if you’re after a specific item that we don’t have on site, we can usually source it from somewhere.

Equipment is shared between the main studios, so it may not all be available at all times. Please let us know us in advance if there’s anything specific you need for your session.

For rehearsal room equipment, see the rehearsal room page.

3 AKG D112
1 AKG D12
2 AKG C12 VR
4 AKG C451
3 AKG C414 B-ULS
2 AKG C414 B-XLS
2 Apple Computer Squash Mic
2 Audio Technica AT4050/CM5
4 Audio Technica 831B
2 Audio Technica AT4060
2 Audio Technica 4041
1 Audix D6
1 Audix OM7
4 B&K 4011
2 B&K 4006
1 B&K 4022
2 BeyerDynamic M88
2 BeyerDynamic M201
3 BeyerDynamic TOA
1 BeyerDynamic M700
1 Blue The Ball
4 Coles 4038
1 ElectroVoice RE20
1 Earthworks M30
5 Neumann U87
2 Neumann U47 Fet
1 Neumann/Telefunken U47
1 Neumann U67
1 Neumann M49
2 Neumann KM85
1 Neumann KU100 (binaural head)
1 Neumann Round Binaural Head
3 Schoeps CMC6U with MK4 or MK2
2 SE SE3
2 SE 2200a
1 Sennheiser MD509
1 Sennheiser MD403
10 Sennheiser MD421
2 Sennheiser MD441
1 Sennheiser e825s
1 Sennheiser e818s II
1 Sennheiser MKH40
2 Shure KSM 32
6 Shure SM58
4 Shure SM58a (Beta)
16 Shure SM57
4 Shure SM57a (Beta)
1 Shure SM7
2 Shure VP88
2 Shure SM81
1 Shure 553
1 Shure SM91
1 Soundfield SPS422 system
1 Soundfield CM4050 system
2 Yamaha NS10 Sub
2 BSS AR-416 4 Way DI Box
2 Real World Custom 16/24 Way DI Box
8 BSS Active DI Box
1 ART Stereo DI Box

 

The following microphones may be available on request. Please check when booking and give as much notice as possible if required:

5 Brauner VMA
5 Brauner Phanthera
4 Coles 4038
6 DPA 4099
2 DPA 4022
1 Earthworks Piano Microphone System
2 Flea 12
1 Flea 47
2 Korby Audio KAT4
1 Royer SF24
2 Royer R122-v
28 Schoeps CMC6U/MK4
4 Shure 87A (Beta)
7 Shure 98A (Beta)
3 Sony 800G
2 Telefunken ELA-M 251 E
1 Telefunken U47

Plugins are the same in the Big Room and the Wood Room

Audio Ease Altiverb 7
Avid All ProTools 12 Plugins + Heat
Avid BF Fairchild Bundle
Avid BF Moogerfooger Bundle
Arturia V Collection 5
Antares Auto-Tune EFX AAX (And Auto-Tune 8.1 full, Big Room Only)
Celemony Melodyne 4 full version
Eventide 2016 Stereo Room
Eventide Blackhold
Eventide H3000 Factory
Eventide Omnipressor
Izotope Ozone/RX4/Stutter Edit/VocalSynth/Vinyl
Joey Sturgis Tones Transify/Finality/Gain Reduction Deluxe
McDSP CompressorBank HD v5
McDSP FilterBank HD v5
McDSP MC2000 HD v5
MoreVox ReMatrix
Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate
PSP Audioware All Plugins
Softube AB All Plugins
SSL Duende Native Bundle
Sonnox Dynamics/Inflator/R3/Transmod/EQ
Soundtoys Version 5 – all plugins
UAD All Plugins: with Octo Card, except edit room which uses a Quad Firewire 800.
Valhalla Shimmer/UberMod/VintageVerb/Room
Waves Audio Platinum Collection + L3 Maximiser
WaveMachine Labs Drumagog 5 Platinum
Output Substance, Movement, Signal, Exhale, REV
For installed outboard, please use the links on the left of the page for the Big Room and Wood Room’s installed equipment list.

Compressors and Gates:

4 Drawmer Dual Gate DS201
2 BSS DPR-901 Compressor
1 Orban Co-Operator Compressor
1 DBX 160x
1 SSL 10 channel custom build compressor rack
1 BSS DPR-502 MIDI Noise Gate

 

Reverbs/Delays:

1 WEM Copicat IC400
1 Roland RE-201 Space Echo
1 Roland DC-50 Digital Chorus
2 Yamaha REV 5
1 Yamaha SPX1000
1 Ibanez DM1000
1 Lexicon Jam Man

 

Distortion:

1 SansAmp

 

Equalisation:

1 Klark-Technik DN360
2 TC1140 Parametric EQ
1 Sutera 73 EQ

 

Pre-Amps

2 Focusrite ISA115 HD – 2 channels
1 Sutera Pre-Amplifier – 4 channels
1 Focusrite Platinum TwinTrak Pro – 2 channels

 

Misc:

1 Aphex Aural Exciter
1 Avid MIDI Interface
1 Sony Plasma TV
Amplifiers:

1 Fender Twin Reverb
1 H&H IC100
1 Gibson Goldtone
1 Roland Jazz Chorus
1 Tech 21 Trademark 60
2 Vox AC 30
1 Trace Elliot AH600SMX + Cab (Bass)
1 Laney Bassman Combo (Bass)
2 Marshall 4×12” Cab with Head

 

Guitar Pedals:

1 Red Witch Ivy Distortion
1 RAT Pro Co Sound Distortion
1 Moog Moogerfooger MF-102
1 Guyatone PS001
1 Electroharmonix Small Clone
1 Electroharmonix Big Muff
1 Electroharmonix Octave Multiplexer
1 Deluxe Flanger
1 Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe
1 Korg Mini KP
1 SansAmp Classic
1 SansAmp Bass
1 Dunlop Cry Baby 353 Q
1 Line 6 POD 2

Keyboards:

Additional Keyboards are available for hire from local suppliers. Please get in touch for a list.

The Big Room contains a Yamaha C3 grand piano; The Wood Room contains a Bosendorfer 170CS grand piano.

1 ARP Axxe
1 Baldwin Fun Machine
1 Casiotone MT-68
1 Clavia Nord Rack
1 Kurzweil K2500
1 Jen SX1000
1 Hohner Organa
1 Phillips Philicorda
1 Roland Juno 60
1 Roland RS101
1 Alesis Q49
1 M Audio Keystation Pro 88
1 M Audio Oxygen 49
1 Teenage Engineering OP-1 (on request)

 

1 Hammond C3 with Leslie 122RV

 

Guitars:

1 Fender Mustang
1 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
1 MusicMan 5 String
1 Charvel Acoustic
1 12 String Acoustic

 

Vintage Drum Kits – Incur additional hire charge of £30/day, 4-day week, per kit and are subject to change. With Zildgian custom A cymbals (wide range):

Premier Early 1970s in Blue Pearl – 20”, 16”, 12”
2 B&W CM5
5 B&W 805
2 B&W 802 Diamond
2 Focal Twin 6Be
2 KRK Exposé 8
2 KRK 7000
2 KS Digital SubWoofer
4 KRK E8
4 Mackie HR824 Mk1
6 Yamaha NS10
2 Aurotone 5C
1 Panasonic RX-FT530
For The Big Room install monitoring system, please see big room section

Headphones:

26 x Bowers and Wilkins P7 Headphones
6x Beyerdynamic DT770 Headphones

Additional headphones available on request; please give as much notice as possible.

For ProTools systems installed in the studios, please click the studio’s individual equipment list, on the left of the page.

Additional floating recording systems:

1 Mac Mini 2.6gHz i7 16GB RAM running ProTools HD11 with Avid HD Omni (additional hire cost)
2 Studer A820 24-track (on request)
1 Studer A820 2-track with ½” or ¼” headblock (on request)
1 Studer A807 2-track (on request)