Studio A

Studio A is the largest control room at Pentavarit. It is equally suited for full tracking sessions, mixing, overdubs, and vocals. A large complement of classic vintage and modern gear - including the amazing SSL 6032 E/G console - are at your disposal and ready to rock. This room is wired to The Tracking Room with plenty of tie lines, a 16 channel cue system, and cameras that display on a large TV. Additionally, there is a small booth behind the control room for simple overdubs, and another isolated space for use during tracking sessions.


SSL 6032E, VCA automation, Jensen mic pre transformers, custom Atomic Instrument S1 Power Supply
28 mono channels with Black 242 EQ
2 mono channels with Brown 292 EQ
2 stereo channels with Brown 292 EQ
SSL Automation and Total Recall via THD-Labs Tangerine Automation Interface
Custom mix bus mod, replacing the ABC mix busses with three custom CAPI (vintage API). Fully discrete, Class A.


Pro Tools HDX 2018
Logic Pro X
Studio One 4
64 A/D/D/A via 4 Lynx Aurora  16s
UAD 2 Octo + UAD 2 Quad with lots of goodies
Waves Diamond / Studio Classics / ADT / others
SoundToys everything


Upton (Telefunken) 251
Chandler REDD Microphone
Pearlman TM1
(2) Coles 4038 - matched pair
(2) Stager SR-2N ribbon - matched pair
Bock iFet (Neumann U47fet)
(2) AKG C414 B-ULS
(2) Neumann KM184
(2) Korby KAT FET - matched sequential pair
Audix D6
(2) Audix D2
Neumann KSM105
(2) Sennheiser MD441
Sennheiser MD421-II
Sennheiser MD431
Beyerdynamic M201
(2) SE Microphones X1 D
(2) SE Microphones V7
(2) Audio Technica ATM25
(3) Sennheiser E609
Sennheiser E602
(2) Shure SM7B
(6) Shure SM57
(2) Unidyne III
Shure SM57 (transformerless mod)
(2) Shure SM58
Rode NT5
ElectroVoice Omni Dynamic
Placid Audio Copperphone
Rupert Neve RNDI
Rupert Neve RNDI-S (stereo DI)
(2) Radial passive DI
Horizon passive DI


Atomic Instrument TenFifteen 4-way quad amped mains
Amphion One18 nearfields powered by Emotiva XPA-2
Hearback PRO - 16 channel cue system with 8 mixers


Custom RJR stereo mix bus compressor/baxandall EQ/distortion
(2) Neve 1073 mic pre/EQ
(2) Calrec 1161 - vintage British mic pre/EQ similar to Neve 1081)
(2) Daking 52270 mic pre/EQ
(2) Daking FET II compressor/limiter
(2) UREI 1176 Rev A blue stripe
UREI 1176 Rev F - vintage
(2) UREI LA3A - vintage
Teletronix LA2A - vintage silverface
Manley VOXBOX - vintage
Retro Instruments STA Level with NOS 6386 tube
Neve 33609 - vintage metal knob
Chandler Limited - Abbey Road TG Microphone Cassette
Chandler Limited RS124 - Abbey Road compressor
(3) Empirical Labs Distressor EL8
(2) Warm Audio EQP-WA Pultec
(2) Avedis MA5 mic preamplifier
(2) CAPI VP28-Platinum mic preamplifier (vintage API style) with DI
(2) CAPI 312 mic preamplifier (vintage API style)
BAE 312A mic preamplifier
API 550b equalizer
(2) Radial EXTC - guitar pedal FX loop - 500 series
Ampex 350 tube preamp
Altec 1567A
(2) JoeMeek VC1Q class A mic pre/EQ/compressor
AKG BX10 spring reverb
Yamaha SPX90
Peavey Valverb


Everett upright piano
1974 Rhodes MkI Suitcase 88
Moog Sub 37
Moog Little Phatty
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 6
Roland Juno 60
Roland JP-08
Korg Poly 61
Korg MicroSynth
Alesis Mikron
Yamaha SK-20
Toy Piano
Toy Player Piano (yes, really)
Various MIDI controllers by Akai and Arturia


1966 Ludwig Keystone - Red Sparkle kit (22”, 13”, 16”)
1971 Slingerland - Red Tiger Pearl kit (20", 13", 16")
C&C mahogany - Aged White Marine Pearl kit (20", 13", 16")
CCP Chicago Classic kit - black marine pearl (22”, 12”, 16”)
1962 Ludwig Keystone WMP bass drum (28"x10")
1964 Rogers Dynasonic snare drum (6.5”x14”)
Slingerland vintage aluminum snare (5"x14")
C&C Mahogany snare (6.5"x14")
Ludwig Black Beauty (5"x14")
CCP Bloodwood snare (6.5"x14")
Tons and tons of percussion and noisy toys


Gibson CS-336 with PAFs - Sunburst
Gibson ES-135 with PAFs - Sunburst
Gibson SG Classic with P90s - Dark Cherry Red
Gibson Firebird V - White
Gibson SG - custom modified by Roberts Custom Instruments
Gretsch Duo Jet with Filtertrons and Bigsby - Black
Gibson Grabber G3 bass
Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass - Sunburst
Roberts Custom Instruments Jagmaster - Walnut
Roberts Custom Instruments Filtercaster - Black
Roberts Custom Instruments 70’s P/J Bass - Olympic White
1973 Fender Telecaster Deluxe
Fender 1962 Jaguar AVRI - Lake Placid Blue
Fender 1962 Stratocaster CIJ - Olympic White
Fender American Special Telecaster (modified by Roberts Custom Instruments) - Olympic White
Fender American Standard Jazz Bass
Fender 60s Mustang Bass Competition CIJ - Lake Placid Blue
Danelectro U2 - Pink
Danelectro 12-string - Black
Danelectro Longhorn Baritone - Green Burst
Martin D-16 Rosewood
Recording King RO-T16
Stella parlor guitar
Epiphone Jack Casady bass - Goldtop
1972 Yamaha FG-180 Orange Label acoustic


1963 Fender Blonde Bassman with 2x12 cab
1964 Fender Super Reverb modified with 1x15
1965 Fender Bandmaster with 2x12 cab
1966 Fender Bassman in custom 1x12 combo
1964 Silvertone 1484 “Twin-Twelve” with 2x12 cab
1968 Fender Vibro Champ - Drip Edge
Marshall JCM800 head
Analog Outfitters Sarge
Reeves Custom 50 Hiwatt
1962 Ampeg Gemini VI
Orange Rockerverb 30 head
Goodsell Custom 33
Top Hat King Royale K-35 2x12 combo
Ashdown ABM500
Ampeg SVT Classic with 8x10 cab
Roberts Custom Instruments 1x12 tweed cab
Roberts Custom Instruments oversized 1x12 cab
Peavey Bandit 112


JHS Superbolt
JHS Pulp N Peel
JHS Muffaletta
Jext Telez Dizzy Tone V4
Caroline Cannonball VK Edition
Greer Amps Lightspeed
Xotic RC Booster
Malekko 616 Dark Delay
Malekko Chicklet
Malekko Tremolo
(2) Eventide H9 MAX
Electro Harmonix Micro POG
Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Nano
Electro Harmonix Freeze
Mr. Black Supermoon
Way Huge Supa-Puss
Boss Waza Craft CE-2 chorus
Jim Dunlop Volume X - mini
Lovepedal Kalamazoo
Pigtronix Echolution mkI
Ibanez TS-9 (Keeley Baked Mod)
Ibanez TS-9
TC Electronic Comptortion
Z. Vex Fuzz Factory
Z. Vex Super Hard On
Jim Dunlop Crybaby