Our Gear

At Downtown Sound, we use good quality analogue gear, coupled with high-end digital conversion and plug-ins. Here's a list:

A. Digital Interface & Converters

Solid State Logic SSL X-Logic Alpha Link AX MADI  and SSL MADI Extreme 64 Sound Card , providing a total of 24 analog + 8 ADAT I/O

B. Recording Console

Soundtracs CM4400 1980s UK-built 24-channel analog recording & mixing console, recapped 2013

C. Outboard Pre-Amps

Daking Audio Mic Pre IV 4-channel pre & DI

Dizengoff D4 Tube Pre & DI (x2)

Golden Age Project Pre-73, with Carnhill o/p transformer (x2)

Phoenix Audio DRS-Q4M mk2 pre-amp, DI & eq (x2)

Universal Audio LA-610  pre-amp & DI with eq and compression 

Universal Audio M-610  pre-amp & DI with eq

Universal Audio 710  Tube & Solid-State Mic Pre & DI (x2)

Universal Audio 4-710d 4 Channel Mic Pre-amp and dynamics 

D.  Dynamic Control

Chameleon Labs 7720  2 Channel Stereo VCA Compressor

Chameleon Labs 7702   2 Channel Opto-Style Compressor

Dizengoff D864 Vari-mu Tube Compressor (x2)

Golden Age Project Comp-54 (x2)

Universal Audio 2-1176 Twin Limiting Amplifier

UREI LA-22 Stereo Limiter/Compressor

JBL Urei 7110 VCA Limiter/Compressor (x2)

E. Equalization

Warm Audio EQP-WA Pultec-style tube equalizer (x2)

F. Direct Injection & Re-amping
Radial JDI Passive DI box with Jensen transformer

Radial Pro DI Passive DI box

Radial Pro RMP Passive re-amping device 

Seismic Audio Passive DI box (x2)

G. Monitors & Headphones

Presonus Central Station Monitor Controller

ART Head Amp Pro 6 Channel Headphone Amplifier with individual eq and aux-in per channel

Yamaha HS80M 120 watt 8” Bi-Amplified Active Studio Reference Monitors 

Digidesign/PMC RM1 130 watt 5.5" Bi-Amplified Two-Way Near-field Studio Monitors

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Closed-back studio dynamic stereo head-phones

Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Closed-back studio dynamic stereo head-phones (x5)

"More Me" Deluxe Studio headphones (x5)

H. Analog Multi-Track Recorders[1]
Fostex E-16 16 track ½” Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder
Teac A3340S 4 Track ¼” Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder

I.    Hardware, Software & Plug-Ins
PC Intel i9 9900K 3.6GHz 16M B 

Windows 10

Steinberg Cubase Pro 10.5 

Steinberg Wavelab Pro 10 

Universal Audio UAD2 Quad + Duo DSP cards

Wide range of UAD2, Steinberg and other plug-ins.

K.  The "Studio Collection": Instruments & Amplifiers [2]

Gretsch Catalina Maple 7-piece drum kit

Ampeg BR2A bass amp

Ampeg 2 x 10 cabinet + Eden 2 x 10 cabinet

Casio Privia PX-110 digital piano

Fender, Gibson guitars and Fender Precision bass for studio use

Vintage Fender, Marshall and Vox guitar amplifiers and cabinets


[1] Prior arrangements required.

[2] Prior arrangements required. Rental fee may apply