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 

-Auratone Monitors 


Two separate headphone systems: 

-Furman HR6, which allows each musician to create their own personal headphone mix.

-Pro CO HJ-4P Headphone Boxes



1954 Neumann U47, long body, VF14 tube

and original K47 capsule (1) 

1950's Original AKG C12 (1)

Neumann U47 fet (2) 

Neumann U67 (2) 

Neumann U87 (2) 

Neumann KM 84 (2) 

Neumann KM 85 (1) 

Flea U47 tube mic

DPA 4021 (2)

DPA 4006-TLX (2)

Schoeps CMC5-U (2) 

Royer R121 (1)  (Ribbon)

Royer SF12  (1)  (Ribbon)

Earthworks QTC-40 (2)

AKG 414 (2) 

AKG C422


AKG 460 B (2)

Senheiser 421 (5) 

Shure 57 (3) 

Shure 58 (2) 

EV RE20 (1)

Beyer Dynamic M320 (Ribbon)


Outboard Gear


Pro Tools HD3 system 

Pro Tools HD I/O (16 channels digital ins and outs)

1Digidesign 192 io (16 channels digital ins and outs) 

Waves Diamond Bundle 

(2) Avalon 737 mic pres 

(2) Manley Dual Mono Mic Pre (4 Channels) 

Focusrite ISA 215 Mic Pre/ EQ (2 channels) 

(2) Vintech Audio X73 Mic pre / EQ (Neve 1073 clones) 

(2) Millennia STT1 Origin Mic Pre/ Compressor/ EQ 

Millennia HV-3D (8 channels) 

Earthworks 1024   4 channel mic pre

Manley Vari Mu Compressor 

Manley Massive Passive EQ 

Manley ELOP

Summit TLA-100A tube leveling amplifier

Emperical Labs EL8 Distressor

Manley SLAM mic pre/ compressor

Manley VOXBOX mic pre/EQ compressor

(2) Urei 1176LN Limiter 

Lexicon PCM 90 reverb 

Valley People Inc., Dynamite compressor/limiter/gate

Pendulum Audio SPS1 preamp/eq


          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.

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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!



1964 Fender Super Reverb

1966 Fender Champ

1969 Fender Princeton Reverb

1964 Vibrolux Reverb

1966 Fender Deluxe Reverb

2001 Carr Rambler

1999 Dr. Z KT-45 Guitar Amp

GK MB Fusion 500 Bass Amp


1981 Gibson ES335 dot

1976 Gibson Les Paul Standard

1950 Gibson BR-9 Lap Steel

1972 Fender Telecaster

1971 Fender Stratocaster

1979 Musicman Stingray Bass

1972 Fender Jazz Bass

1967 Martin D12-20

2008 Darren Hippner Bouchet Classical



We have 2 in house drum kits available:

DW all maple kit

22" kick

10",12",14", 16" toms

Zildjiian Custom A cymballs

Zildjiian mastersound high hats

DW 900 drum hardware

DW 5000 kick pedal

1964 Ludwig "Ringo" Kit

20" kick

12", 14" toms

matching Ludwig snare

Vintage speed king kick pedal

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