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Native Instruments Maschine

Native Instruments Maschine

At 1:48, Next to his Pioneer EFX-500, Tommy Lee is seen with a Native Instrum... more

Needs Review Chandler limited Little Devil

Chandler limited Little Devil

Two Chandler limited Little Devil's equaliser can be seen in the studio. more

Needs Review Chandler limited RS124

Chandler limited RS124

"These are the RS124's." more

Needs Review SSL 4080 G+ Classic

SSL 4080 G+ Classic

"56 channel SSL G plus which is pretty darn beautiful." more

Needs Review Samson Graphite 49 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

Samson Graphite 49 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

When there are two engineers in the studio this midi keyboard is for the seco... more

Needs Review Alesis ML9600 Masterlink

Alesis ML9600 Masterlink

Barely ever used, bouncing down is done within pro-tools. more

Needs Review Manley Massive Passive Stereo Tube EQ

Manley Massive Passive Stereo Tube EQ

"Usually on the mix bus" although it is used less as the SSL console is avail... more

Needs Review MOTU Traveler 1

MOTU Traveler 1

Just sitting there in the studio, it was more for the live rig. more

Needs Review aphex 204

aphex 204

This is part of the recording studio rack. more

Needs Review Aphex 612 Expander Gate

Aphex 612 Expander Gate

Two of these are in the studio rack. more

Needs Review API 550b lunchbox 4b

API 550b lunchbox 4b

API 500-b4 4-Slot Lunchbox. more

Needs Review Dolby System A-361

Dolby System A-361

Used as a noise reduction unit for the snares. The interviewer says "So this ... more

Needs Review Radial Engineering JD7 Injector Guitar Signal Distribution System

Radial Engineering JD7 Injector Guitar Signal Dis...

Used for testing the guitar through multiple different amplifiers. more

Needs Review Mercury EQ-H1

Mercury EQ-H1

Two of these can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equipment in the studi... more

Needs Review Mercury EQ-P1

Mercury EQ-P1

Two of these can be seen along with the two Mercury EQ-H1's as part of the ra... more

Needs Review GML 8200 Equalizer

GML 8200 Equalizer

This can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equipment in the studio in thi... more

Needs Review GML 8900 Dynamic Range Control

GML 8900 Dynamic Range Control

This can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equipment in the studio in thi... more

Needs Review Manley Stereo Variable Mu

Manley Stereo Variable Mu

This can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equipment in the studio in thi... more

Needs Review Neve 33609C Stereo Limiter/Compressor

Neve 33609C Stereo Limiter/Compressor

Used for parallel compression on the drum bus of the recording. more

Needs Review Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor

Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor

Tommy Lee has two of these and uses them for vocals, snare and occasionally r... more

Needs Review Empirical Labs EL7 FATSO Jr.

Empirical Labs EL7 FATSO Jr.

The Fatso Jr. is used for room recordings at the moment. more

Needs Review SPL Transient Designer 4

SPL Transient Designer 4

Used for tracking when other session drummers record with Tommy Lee and don't... more

Needs Review Universal Audio 1176LN Limiting Amplifier

Universal Audio 1176LN Limiting Amplifier

Used for vocal tracking, the studio has two classic 1176's, two re-issues and... more

Needs Review Drawmer 1960 Compressor & Mic Preamp

Drawmer 1960 Compressor & Mic Preamp

Used mainly on room microphones to find nice tones. This can be seen as part ... more

Needs Review Manley VOXBOX Combo Standard

Manley VOXBOX Combo Standard

Tommy Lee has two VOXBOX channel strips which is used for drum kit overheads. more

Needs Review Chandler Limited TG Channel MKII

Chandler Limited TG Channel MKII

Two of these are included in the studio rack. more

Needs Review Helios Type 69 Mic Pre+EQ

Helios Type 69 Mic Pre+EQ

Used for room microphones. This can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equ... more

Needs Review Aphex 230 Master Voice Channel

Aphex 230 Master Voice Channel

Two Aphex 230 channel strips which are dormant sitting in the studio rack. more

Needs Review Vintech Audio X81 Class-A Mic PreEQ

Vintech Audio X81 Class-A Mic PreEQ

This can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equipment in the studio in thi... more

Needs Review Vintech Audio X73

Vintech Audio X73

Two of these can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equipment in the studi... more

Needs Review Vintech Audio 473 Class-A Mic Pre-amp

Vintech Audio 473 Class-A Mic Pre-amp

This can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equipment in the studio in thi... more

Needs Review Lexicon PCM-70 Reverb

Lexicon PCM-70 Reverb

This can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equipment in the studio in thi... more

Needs Review Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra Harmonizer

Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra Harmonizer

This can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equipment in the studio in thi... more

Needs Review Yamaha REV5 Digital Reverberator

Yamaha REV5 Digital Reverberator

This can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equipment in the studio in thi... more

Needs Review Yamaha SPX90 Digital Multi Effects Processor

Yamaha SPX90 Digital Multi Effects Processor

This can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equipment in the studio in thi... more

Needs Review Lexicon M93 Prime Time Digital Delay Processor

Lexicon M93 Prime Time Digital Delay Processor

Two of these are in the studio and never used. more

Needs Review TC Electronic 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay

TC Electronic 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay

This can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equipment in the studio in thi... more

Needs Review Roland Space Echo RE-201

Roland Space Echo RE-201

Used for distorted reverb effect on the recording of the mic on the underneat... more

Needs Review DBX 160A Compressor

DBX 160A Compressor

Used for compression on the snare. This can be seen as part of the rack-mount... more

Needs Review DBX 902 De-esser Module

DBX 902 De-esser Module

Rarely used but still in the studio. more

Needs Review Solid State Logic FX G384

Solid State Logic FX G384

Used for parallel compression on entire drum buss on occasions. more

Needs Review Palmer PGA-04 ADIG-LB Speaker Simulator

Palmer PGA-04 ADIG-LB Speaker Simulator

This can be seen as part of the rack-mountable equipment in the studio in thi... more

Needs Review Radial Engineering SGI TX/RX Studio Guitar Interface

Radial Engineering SGI TX/RX Studio Guitar Interface

Just standard direct input boxes for guitar and bass. more

Needs Review Furman HRM-16 Mixer

Furman HRM-16 Mixer

16 Channel headphone mixer to relay messages from the studio to the recording... more

Gear Guides

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5 Best Drum Thrones: Beats and Seats

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated April 2021

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5 Best Ride Cymbals

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated July 2019

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5 Best Snare Drums: The Complete Guide

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated April 2021

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Gear Guide to Selecting the Best Bass Drum Pedal

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated July 2019