Blackstar Studio is located
in a commercial area not far from Tamiami Airport in
Kendall. It's dimensions are roughly 30 x 20 x 20. The
neighborhood is safe, easy to find, and with ample
We work with
analogue, digital, or a combination of both recording
mediums. Final mixes can be delivered on CD, DAT, regular
cassette, or on any of the mediums we work with.
In the live
room we have a 1929 Knabe Baby Grand, a Hammond organ
with full pedals and a Leslie cabinet, a drum kit, bass
rig and a selection of Fender amps. There is a nice
selection of microphones and some premium mic pre's. By
using gobos, multi-tracking, mic selection and mic
placement, the absence of designated isolation booths
hasn't been a problem.
BOARD Soundtracs Topaz 48 input, 8-buss
MICROPHONES Soundelux ELUX 251, Audio-technica 4050, 4041, ATM-25, AKG 414 - TL
II, Beyerdynamic M-88 TG, M 260 N(C) ribbon, Earthworks
QTC-1 (stereo pair), Neumann U87, Royer 121 ribbon,
Sennheiser 421 (3), 441 (2), Shure SM-57 (5), SM-58 (3),
SM-81 (2), Beta 57, Beta 58, assorted dynamics.
TC Electronics Finalizer "96k", M-2000, D-two
(delay), Chandler Ltd. "TG Channel" (Abbey Road Edition), Vintech "X 73" Channel/mic. pre., Empirical Labs "EL 8-X Distressor" (with British mode), Orban (parametric eq's and compressors), Alesis Q-2, Lexicon LXP-15 II, Antares pitch
corrector, Avalon 737 (tube mic pre/compressor), Avalon
AD 2022 (mic pre), Avalon U-5's (D.I.), Line 6 Pod Pro
(amp/speaker simulator), dbx 566 (tube compressor),
assorted pieces from dbx, Behringer.
Tascam DA-88 (24 tracks) digital, Tascam MS-16 (16 track
1" reel-to-reel), Tascam TSR-8 (8 track 1/2"
reel-to-reel), DA-30 mk II (2) DAT recorders, CD-RW 5000
(2) CD burners, CD-RW 2000 CD burner, Sony dual well pro
SPEAKERS ADAM "P-33-A" (control room monitors), Wright "Wavefront III" (control room monitors), JBL "4311" (playback), Klipsch "La Scala" (live room mains), Klipsch " KSM-2" (live room floor monitors)
ASSORTED GOODIES Knabe Baby Grand Piano,
Hammond with Leslie and bass pedals, Fender Guitar amps,
Bass Rig, Assorted cabinets.