STUDIO_AColorado Sound’s Studio A offers a fantastic recording environment for professional quality recordings.  Artists are free to fully express their creativity in this comfortable space.  It is a room with a history, hosting local and international clients for nearly four decades.

Studio A is equipped with beautifully maintained vintage analog gear, a large format console and professional digital recording technology.  With two live rooms visible from the control room, Studio A offers the flexibility of isolating large ensembles and providing different acoustics for different applications.  The microphone collection offers the greatest variety of choices in the Denver metro area, with more than 85 microphones in our closet.  The well-designed room allows our engineers to run the sessions seamlessly, fostering a space for the artist’s creativity to bloom.

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Studio A Equipment List

  • Euphonix CS2000P: Fully-Automated, Digitally-Controlled Analog Console, Featuring 56 Mono/Stereo Faders (112 inputs)
  • Sonnet Technologies xMac Pro Server
  • 5.1 Surround Sound Mixing
  • ‘The Cube’ 48/12 Digital Matrixing—12 Additional Aux Sends
  • Brainstorm Talkback
  • (5) Mytek Private Cue Headphone System Units
  • Mac Pro 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 / 3.5 GHz Processor/ 16GB RAM
  • Avid Pro Tools HDX Version 12
  • Avid Pro Tools HD I/O w/ 32 Inputs and 56 Outputs
  • Up to 192 Tracks of 24-bit, 192 kHz, Digital Audio
  • Otari MTR-90II: 24/16 track w/ Dolby SR
  • Ampex ATR-104: 2 track 1/2” & 1/4” Formats
  • Tascam DA-3000: DSD Master Recorder
  • Brainstorm SR-15+: Time Code Distripalyzer
  • HHB 850: CD Recorder
  • Pioneer DV-414: DVD Player
  • AIR: Chorus, Ensemble, Filtergate, Flanger, Fuzzwah, Multi Chorus, Phaser, Talkbox, Vintage Filter, DB33, DynamicDelay, Multi-Delay, Non Linear Reverb, Spring Reverb, Reverb
  • Antares: AutoTune Live
  • Aphex: Aural Exciter, Big Bottom Pro
  • Avid: Kill EQ, Impact, Maxim, Reverb One, Sound Replacer, Freq Shifter, Eleven, Hybrid, Lo-Fi, Recti- Fi, Revibe, BNR, Sans Amp, Sci-Fi, Bruno, Reso, Xpand, Boom, Mini Acoustic Grand Piano, Structure Free, FXpansion BFD, Vacuum
  • Bomb Factory: BF 1176, Cosmonaught Voice, Voice Spin, Mooger Fooger, Pultec EQ
  • Celemony: Melodyne
  • Chandler Limited: EMI Limiter
  • CLASP Analog Signal Processor
  • Drawmer: Dynamic
  • Eventide: Band Delay, H949 Harmonizer, Ultra Channel
  • Focusrite: D2, D3
  • Izotope: Trash, Vinyl, Ozone 7
  • Line 6: Amp Farm, Echo Farm
  • Massenburg: MDW High-Res EQ
  • McDSP: Chrome Amp, MC2000, Filterbank
  • Princeton Digital: Space Station, Plate Reverb
  • Spectrasonics: Trillian, Stylus RMX, Omnisphere 2
  • Sony: Oxford Inflator, Oxford EQ
  • Sound Toys: Decapitator, Echo Boy, Filter Freak, PanMan, Phase Mistress, Tremolator, Crystallizer, Pitch Blender, Devil-Lok, Micro Shift, Little PrimalTap
  • Synchro Arts: VocALign
  • TC Electronics: Master X3
  • Trillium Labs: Aggro, Space, Auto Panner, Every Phase, In Tune, Master Meter
  • URS: Channel Strip
  • Waves: Abbey Road Reverb Plates, Scheps 73, L2, Renaissance Reverb Compressor/ EQ,Linear Phase Multi-band Compressor, Linear Phase EQ Meta Flanger, Axx, Bass, Channel, DeEsser, Vox, LT, Convolution Reverb, Tune, Puig 670, Maserati VX1, Reel ADT, TG12345, CLA Vocals, Doubler, EKramer VC, GW Piano, GW Voice, Trans X, H-Delay, H-EQ, J37, JJP Bass, JJP Vocals, Manny M Tone Shaper, OneKnob- Brighter, Driver, Filter, Louder, Phatter, Pressure, Pumper, Wetter

Studio A D.I.s / Monitors / Monitor Amps

  • (2) Avalon U5
  • (6) Countryman 85
  • (1) Groove Tube “The Brick”
  • (1) Radial JD7 Injector Guitar Distro & Splitter
  • SGI Guitar Interface TX/RX Balanced Line Driver
  • Genelec 1031A Powered Monitors
  • Genelec 1092A Active Subwoofer System
  • Yamaha NS-10M Monitors
  • (4) Hafler P3000 Power Amps
  • Martinsound Multi-Max Surround Sound Monitoring System
  • Phase Linear 700B Power Amplifier

Studio A Outboard Equipment

  • (7) API 512C
  • (1) Chandler Germanium (Pre/DI)
  • (5) Grace 802
  • (1) Groove Tube “The Brick”
  • (1) Manley Voxbox
  • (2) Neve 88R
  • (2) Neve 1073
  • (2) Vintech X81 (Neve Preamp)
  • (1) Alan Smart C2 Comp/Limiter
  • (1) Altec 436c Comp/Limiter
  • (2) API 525 Comp/Limiter
  • (2) DBX 160 Comp/Limiter
  • (2) Emperical Labs Distressors Comp
  • (1) Focusrite Red 3 Stereo Comp/Limiter
  • (1) Tube Tech LCA2A Stereo Comp
  • (2) Urei LA-3A Comp/Limiter
  • (2) Urei 1176LN Comp/Limiter
  • (1) Urei 1178 Stereo Comp/Limiter
  • (1) Bricasti M7M
  • (2) Eventide H3000 Harmonizers
  • (1) EMT 140 Echo Plate Reverb
  • (1) Lexicon 480L
  • (1) Roland SDE 3000 Digital Delay
  • (2) TC Electronics 2290 Digital Delay
  • (3) API 560 10 Band Graphic EQ
  • (2) API 550 4 Band EQ
  • (1) GML 8200 Stereo EQ
  • (1) Neve 8803 Stereo EQ
  • (2) Pultec EQP-1A3

Studio A Microphones

  • (1) AKG C24 Tube *KH
  • (12) AKG C414
  • (6) AKG C451
  • (1) AKG C452
  • (1) AKG C33 Stereo
  • (1) AMS ST250 Stereo
  • (2) AKG 460B
  • (1) Audix D6
  • (1) Audio Technica AT4031
  • (2) Coles 4038
  • (2) Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII
  • (2) DPA 4011 Stereo Pair
  • (2) Heil PR-30
  • (1) Heil PR-20
  • (1) Neumann KM84 *KH
  • (1) Neumann KM86
  • (1) Neumann KM88i
  • (2) Neumann M147 Tube
  • (1) Neumann U47 FET
  • (1) Neumann U47 FET *KH
  • (1) Neumann U47 Tube *KH
  • (1) Neumann U48 Tube *KH
  • (3) Neumann U87
  • (1) Neumann U87 *KH
  • (1) Neumann U89
  • (1) Placid Audio Copperphone
  • (2) Royer R-122
  • (1) Royer R-121
  • (2) Schoeps CMC5U Stereo Pair
  • (6) Sennheiser 421
  • (9) Sennheiser E604
  • (2) Sennheiser 441
  • (1) Shure Beta 52
  • (1) Shure SM56
  • (4) Shure SM57
  • (2) Shure SM7B
  • (4) Shure SM81
  • (4) Shure KSM32
  • (1) Shure VP88 Stereo
*KH - Klaus Heyne Modified Microphones

Studio A Musical Gear

  • Marshall 1960 AHW Cab
  • Fender Twin Reverb Guitar Amp
  • Fender Blues Deluxe Guitar Amp
  • (2) Fender Concert Guitar Amp
  • Mesa Boogie Guitar Amp
  • Orange Tiny Terror 15 Watt Tube Head
  • Egnater Rebel 20 Watt Tube Head
  • Hammond 21H III Leslie w/ Dyno Vibrato for Guitar
  • Vox T-25 Bass Amp
  • 1984 Yamaha C7 Grand Piano (7’4”)
  • 1908 Bush & Gerts Upright Piano
  • Wurlitzer Electric Piano
  • Vintage Mini Moog
  • Rhodes Electric Piano
  • Hammond C3 Organ w/ Leslie
  • Oxygen MIDI Controller
  • 1957 Les Paul Gold Top Reissue Guitar
  • 1960 Fender Mustang Guitar
  • Martin DM Acoustic Guitar
  • Schecter Stiletto Custom 5 String Bass Guitar
  • DW Custom Exotic Jazz Drum Kit - 10,12,16 & 18'' Toms & 23'' Kick Drum
  • DW Steel Chrome Snare - 6" x 14"
  • DW Pure Cherry Snare - 5 1/2" x 14"
  • Ludwig Black Beauty Snare - 6" x 14"
  • Pearl Steve Ferrone Signature Snare - 6 1/2" x 14"
  • Yamaha John “JR” Robinson Custom Snare - 5" x 14"
  • DW 9000 Series Single Kick Drum Pedal & Hi-hat Stand
  • DW Heavy Duty Straight Boom Cymbal Stands x 5
  • DW Heavy Duty Throne w/ Motorcycle Seat Top
  • Ross Grey Compressor
  • Ross Black Compressor
  • Keeley Compressor
  • Danelectro Tuna Melt Tremelo
  • Dunlap Cry Baby
  • Fulltone Deja Vibe 2
  • Bad Horsie Contour Wah
  • Morley Pro Series Volume Plus
  • TC Electronics Polytune Instrument Tuner
  • Boss Heavy Metal
  • JHS Little Black Buffer
  • Line 6 Bass Pod