Studio A

 Studio A at Phase One was built by renowned studio designer George Augsperger in 1974. It is the quintessential recording environment, from a vintage 42 input Neve console in the control room to its acoustically pleasing 1,500 square foot recording area, everything about this room shouts "classic".

 The 14' foot Neve console is the control room's centerpiece and is the result of joining two separate Neves together. Thus it features 18 1073, and 24 1084 modules, all in good working order. There are Neve compressors and filters on board as well.

 ProTools HD 10, 24/32 channels of class A Burl conversion, as well as Studer 2" analog tape recorders (24 or 16 track) are part of the room. Classic and modern outboard gear fills four bays in the producers desk allowing for individual preference and a wide degree of tonal variation.

 A wide array of microphones are available (70 in all) and if we don't have the mic you need, we can usually rent it.

 A Hammond B3 organ and Leslie 122 cabinet, a Yamaha C7 Disclavier piano, and a variety of guitar amps are always available and complimentary. A Fender Precision bass from the 1970's adds that distinct sound when necessary.

 There is seating for eleven inside the control room. Versatile SOTA mains monitoring and several sets of nearfields speakers to listen to, sync to picture capability, a large adjoining private lounge and wired or wireless internet connectivity make Studio A an easy place to spend the better part of a day.

 Legendary artists such as Sting, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Harry Chapin, Rush, Triumph, Tom Cochrane, BTO, Anne Murray, Air Supply, Saga, Gordie Johnson, Tragically Hip, Jann Arden, Enrique Iglesias, Barenaked Ladies, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chantal Kreviazuk are some of the many who have cut tracks in Studio A at Phase One. Many Toronto artists have begun their career by recording their first demo or album in Studio A.


A Room (recording) Dimensions:
Live room 30'x50'
Control room 24'x20'

80+ input Neve 8026 Series (1973) (54 faders + 24 inputs on monitor section + 8 busses), (4) Neve 2254 compressors, console includes (24) 1084 & (18) 1073 mic pre-amps & Eqs and 4 filters.

24 input channels of Class A Burl conversion, 32 output channels of Class A Burl conversion.

Studer A800 Mk III 2" analog 24 track, Studer A820 2" analog 24 track, 24 channel Dolby SR (floater), Alesis ML9600 Masterlink CD recorder, Apogee AD1000 converter, Universal Audio 2192 AD/DA converter, Studer A-80 1/2" 2 track recorder, Dolby SR two channel (modified).

Digidesign Pro Tools|HD 3 Accel, (2) 192s, (1) Apogee A/D-16, SYNC I/O, Mac G5 with dual 2.5 Processors, two LCD 19" monitors.
Plug-ins include McDSP Emerald Bundle, Antares Auto-tune, Focusrite D2 & D3, Amp Farm, Bomb factory, Waves Platinum Bundle, etc.

Genelec 1031a
Dyne BM15
Event Opal
Yamaha NS10 (with subwoofer),
Auratones , B&W 600
SOTA CF-2000 with Bryston Amplification.

AC Power Conditioning:
Equi=tech balanced power .15 and .20, Tice Signature powerblock 3.

Headphone System:
7 Mytek Private Q stations.

(6) AKG 270
(10)AKG 240
(10)AKG 141
(6) Fostex T40
(50) Sennheiser EH1430
(1) Sennheiser 280
(1) Audio Technica AT450
Audio Technica ATHD40

(3) Crown DC 300
Crown DC150
Amcron Microtech -1000
(2) AB 1200
Bryston 3B.

(24) Vintage NEVE 1084 on console
(20) Vintage NEVE 1073 on console
(4) Daking 52270 mic-pre/eqs
Avalon VT737 mic pre & EQ
DW Fearn VT-2 Dual Vacuum Tube Pre-amp
Demeter VTMP-2B 2ch Tube mic-pre
(6) API Pre-amps
(2) 4 input Ampex Classic AM10 Pre-amps.

EMT 140 Tube Plate
Lexicon 480L
Lexicon PCM-41
AMS dmx 15 Digital Delay
AMS dmx 16 Digital Reverb
Lexicon PCM-80

Video Monitor:
SONY Bravia 52" HD LCD

Yamaha DC7II Disklavier Grand Piano
Piano tuning & maintenance of our Yamaha DC7II is performed by Andrew Novosky.

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Hammond B3 organ with foot pedals & 2 leslie cabinets
Avalon U5 Direct Box
Retrospec Juice Box Tube Direct Box
Anthony Demaria Stereo Direct Box
Groove Tube Direct Box
Line 6 Pod Pro
Demeter Stereo Tube Direct Box
Korg A3 guitar processor
Fender Precision Bass
1960's Fender Tweed Champ amplifier
Fender Blues Deluxe
various percussion instruments
MIT "Ripcord" guitar & bass cables
Various SubWoofer Cabinets for near field speakers
Electrospace spanner

Midi Rack & Keyboards
Roland JV1080
Roland Juno 106
Roland FP8 88 key piano
Roland R8M
Roland RA50
Roland Pad 5
Korg Wavestation
Korg M1
Yamaha TG77
Yamaha TX802
Alesis D4
Oberheim Matrix 1000
Kurzweil piano module
Kurzweil PC88mx.

Recording Formats:
24 track 2" analog Studer A800 MkIII
24 track 2" analog Studer A820
24 track 2" analog Studer A827
24 tracks of Tascam DA-88, DA-98 & DA-38
ProTools HD systems in all Studios
Ampex ATR-102 1/2" 2 track
Studer A-80 1/2" 2 track
Akai ADAM's
8 Tracks of Studer V-8 ADAT
SADiE Artemis Mastering Digital Audio Workstation


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