Mixed Metaphor's studio has a versatile and unique selection of instruments, amps, microphones and signal processors to make sure your songs are captured not only at the highest fidelity, but with the character of a classic. From clean and pristine to warm and fuzzy, your tone is safe at Mixed Metaphor.

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SIGNAL PROCESSING

  • Manley ELOP+ Electro-Optical Limiter

  • Dangerous Music D-Box

  • Neve 551 Inductor EQ (x2)

  • Rupert Neve Designs DI

  • Radial ProRMP Reamp

  • UAD Powered Plugins (a lot of them)

  • Izotope RX5 Audio Restoration Suite

PREAMPS

  • Hairball Audio Lola (with BA512 opamps)

  • Neve 511 (x2)

  • AEA RPQ500

  • CAPI VP26 (x2, 1970s API Clone)

  • UAD Apollo Unison (x4)

MICROPHONES

  • Pearlman TM-1 Tube Condenser

  • AEA R92 Ribbon Microphone

  • Lauten Audio FC-387 (Atlantis)

  • 1970s Beyerdynamic M160

  • Beyerdynamic MC930 Stereo Set

  • Electro-Voice RE20

  • Shure SM7b

  • Cascade Audio X-15 Stereo Ribbon Mic

  • Shure SM57

MONITORING

  • Dangerous Music D-Box Monitor Controller

  • Focal CMS-40 (x2)

  • Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro Semi-Open Headphones

  • KRK KNS 8400 Headphones

DAW

  • Logic Pro X. I used Pro Tools for years, but have come to prefer Logic. I'm happy to export the audio in a Pro Tools friendly format if you need it, though.

AUDIO INTERFACE

  • BURL B2 Bomber ADC

  • UAD Apollo Duo (+ Satellite Quad for additional processing)

INSTRUMENTS

  • 1952 Kay 3/4 Upright Bass

  • 1970s Epiphone Acoustic Guitar

  • 1970s Aims Les Paul Copy

  • 1960s Lyle Archtop

  • 1950s Kay Student Orchestra Cello

  • 1960s Reuther Drums with mixed vintage cymbals and a variety of snares

  • 1960s Apartment Piano

  • 2015 Hofner Ignition Club Bass

  • Old (?) Harmonium

  • Nektar Impact LX88 Controller

  • And many, many more

AMPS

  • 1960s Gibson Kalamazoo Tube Bass Combo (sealed 2x10")

  • 1960s Silvertone 1482 (1x12")