Console and Monitoring
Whip Records is home to a one of a kind, custom built MANLEY 24 channel mixer with stereo tube bus output and 16 channels of Manley mic Pres. This mixer gives the punch, depth and sonic imaging one can only achieve with a Class A mixer. This mixer will stand it’s own sonically with any API, Neve or SSL mixer. It must be heard to be believed!
-Genelec 1030 a Monitors
-Event 20/20 monitors
-HHB Circle 5 Powered Monitors
Two separate headphone systems:
-Furman HR6, which allows each musician to create their own personal headphone mix.
-Pro CO HJ-4P Headphone Boxes
Whip Records boasts one the finest microphone collections of any bay area recording studio, with microphones from Neumann, AKG, Royer, Senheiser,DPA, Schoeps and others. Please contact the studio to request the list of microphones available for your project.
Please contact the studio for our current list of outboard gear. We have mic pres, compressors, eqs and other processors from Manley, Avalon, Millenia, Vintech, Urei and more.
The Steinway Piano
Whip Records is home to a meticulously maintained Steinway Grand piano model L. It is without doubt one of the finest recording pianos available in any Bay Area studio. In 2005 E-MU systems recorded every note of this exceptional instrument to provide the sounds for their critically acclaimed Platinum 88 Grand Piano Sample Library.
All action parts including hammers, wippens, shanks and flanges have been replaced with the finest quality German made Steinway parts. In 2020 all bass strings were replaced with the finest quality Steinway bass strings. The action and keyboard have been carefully weighted and balanced for precision touch.The Steinway is currently tuned and voiced to concert specifications.
At Whip Records we have an extensive variety of guitars,amps,pedlas and other instruments available for use on your next project. Below is a partial list. If there is something you need but don't see here JUST ASK!
Fender Super Reverb
Fender Princeton Reverb
Fender Vibrolux Reverb
GK MB Fusion 500 Bass Amp
GUITARS AND BASSES
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Musicman Stingray Bass
Darren Hippner Bouchet Classical
DW all maple kit
10",12",14", 16" toms
Zildjiian Custom A cymballs
Zildjiian mastersound high hats
DW 900 drum hardware
DW 5000 kick pedal