Two Days in August: Stereophile's First Jazz Recording Gear List

Gear List
Recording equipment: two Shure SM-81 ½" cardioid microphones (vibraphone); two Brüel & Kjaer 4006 ½" omnidirectional microphones (sax/trombone); two Brüel & Kjaer 4011 ½" cardioid microphones (main drum pickup); Shure Beta 57A dynamic cardioid microphone (snare drum); AKG D112 dynamic hypercardioid microphone (kick drum); AKG D190E dynamic cardioid (bass guitar cabinet); Cardas 300B, Canare, Beyerdynamic, and AudioQuest Lapis balanced microphone cables; Millennia Media HV-3B microphone preamplifiers (drums & vibes); Bryston BMP-2 microphone preamplifier (snare & kick drums); Aguilar DB-680 tube preamplifier (bass guitar direct feed); Nagra microphone preamplifiers & 20-bit A/D converters (horns & bass guitar); dCS 902D & 904D 24-bit, two-channel A/D converters (vibes & drums); Manley 20-bit, two-channel A/D converter (snare & kick drums); Meridian 518 mastering converter (reclocking); Apogee Wyde-Eye, Canare, and Madrigal AES/EBU digital cables; Nagra-D open-reel, four-track digital tape recorder (horns & bass guitar); Tascam DA-38 MDM recorder with PrismSound MR-2024T bit splitter (six tracks at 20-bit resolution, vibes & drums); BASF 931 (Nagra) & Sony P6-120HMPX (Tascam) tape; Mackie MS1202VLZ mixer (monitoring); Sennheiser HD-580 & HD-600 and Stax Lambda Pro headphones; HeadRoom Max headphone amplifier.

Editing, mixing, and mastering equipment: Sonic Solutions SonicStudio v.5.2.1 eight-channel digital audio workstation with 24GB hard drive; Meridian 518 mastering converter (24-bit/16-bit conversion); Digital Domain VSP/S digital data switching unit; Sonic Frontiers UltraJitterbug; Dorrough AES/EBU level meter; Audio Engineering Associates Stereoscope; Lexicon PCM-90 digital reverberator; Z-Systems RDP-1 digital equalizer/preamplifier; Manley ELOP tubed limiter/compressor; Wadia Digital 27i D/A converter; Revel Ultima Gem loudspeakers & Sub-15 subwoofer, driven by Mark Levinson No.33H amplifiers (mixing).

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