Equipment & Facilities

North Shore Recorders' studio is a 225 square foot single-room building designed specifically for recording. The structure's walls and ceiling contain a layer of sound isolation material between two layers of drywall. To control flutter echo and the build-up of low frequencies, the room is treated with Auralex Studiofoam wedges and LENRD bass traps in accordance with consultation provided by Auralex Acoustics.

Recordings are produced using SONAR, a PC-based Digital Audio Workstation. It runs on a purpose-built, dedicated computer. North Shore Recorders is capable of working with various digital audio formats. A reference monitoring system and a high-quality headphone amplification system allow you to hear your project accurately. A collection of microphones, signal processors, and instruments rounds out the list of available resources. A partial list of gear appears below.

Recording Hardware

RME Fireface 802 Audio Interface
Audient ASP800 8-channel mic preamp
Lucid GENx192 master word clock
TC Electronic M2000 reverb
Yamaha AW4416 digital mixer/recorder
ART Pro MPA II mic preamp
ART Pro VLA II compressor
Tascam LM-8ST line mixer
MOTU MIDI Express 128 midi interface

Recording Software

Cakewalk SONAR Producer
iZotope Ozone Mastering System
iZotope Rx Audio Restoration
Numerous effect and virtual instrument plug-ins


Qty Make / Model Type Polar Pattern
1 Audio Technica AT2020 large diaphragm condenser cardioid
4 Audix D2 dynamic hypercardioid
1 Audix TM1 condenser omni
3 Oktava MK-012 condenser cardioid
1 Oktava MK-319 large diaphragm condenser cardioid
1 Sennheiser E-602 dynamic cardioid
2 Shure SM-57 dynamic cardioid
1 Shure SM-58 dynamic cardioid
1 Studio Projects CS5 large diaphragm condenser cardioid/hyper/omni/figure 8

Keyboards & MIDI

Roland V-Synth GT
Roland XV-5080
SRX-03 Studio Expansion
SRX-06 Complete Orchestra Expansion
SRX-09 World Collection Expansion
SRX-11 Complete Piano Expansion
SR-JV80-04 Vintage Synth Expansion
SR-JV80-07 Super Sound Set Expansion
SR-JV80-08 Keyboards of the 60's & 70's Expansion
SR-JV80-09 Session Expansion
Roland A-80 MIDI Keyboard Controller
Roland D-05
Alesis D4 Drum Module

Drum Kit

Pearl Session Series Tom 1, 10" X 9.5"
Pearl Session Series Tom 2, 12" X 9.5"
Pearl Session Series Tom 3, 14" X 11.5"
Pearl Session Series Tom 4, 16" X 13.5"
Pearl Session Series Bass, 22" X 15"
Bison Rock Snare, 14" X 5.5"
Sabian HHX Splash, 10"
Sabian HHX Evolution Hi Hats, 14"
Sabian HHX Evolution Crash, 16"
Sabian HHX Evolution Ride, 20"
Sabian Rod Morgenstein Signature Tri-Top Ride, 21"
Zildgen Thin Crash, 16"
Tama Motorcycle-style Throne
DW, Yamaha, and Mapex hardware

Guitars & Bass

Gibson Les Paul Classic
Ibanez RG with a Floyd Rose vibrato bridge
Seymour Duncan Custom bridge pickup
Seymour Duncan JB Jr middle pickup
Seymour Duncan '59 neck pickup
Fender American Std Stratocaster
Roland GK-3 hexaphonic pickup
Seymour Duncan Hot Rails bridge pickup
Seymour Duncan Duckbucker middle pickup
Seymour Duncan JB Jr neck pickup
Washburn A5V
Seymour Duncan '59 bridge pickup
Seymour Duncan Jazz neck pickup
Ibanez SDGR 4-string Bass
Alvarez 12-string Acoustic
Ovation Elite Standard Acoustic/Electric
Roland VG-99
Scholz R&D Rockman Sustainor
Scholz R&D Rockman EQ (X2)
Scholz R&D Rockman Stereo Chorus
Scholz R&D Rockman Stereo Echo
ADA MP-1 Guitar Preamp
ADA MicroCab Cabinet Simulator
Fender Pro Jr Tube Amplifier
Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus Amplifier