Il Think Ahead Studio e' un boutique studio di piccolo/medio formato, adatto a registrazioni, produzioni e mixaggi, situato nel cuore del centro storico di Taranto in Puglia. La sala ripresa principale e' la lounge spaziosa del piano romano di un palazzo storico del 19º secolo. Le sue mura di "carparo" ed un alto soffitto a botte creano un ambiente sonoro estremamente dettagliato e musicale, perfetto per qualsiasi produzione che richieda un "carattere" diverso da quello degli asettici studi di largo formato.


In regia usiamo un banco Oram 16ch T Series, equipaggiato con i leggendari equalizzatori e preamp Oram, cablato ad un convertitore Antelope Audio Orion 32+ Gen 3.

Il software usato e' la versione full di Pro Tools 2020.

EQUIPMENT

  • Console ORAM T Series 16 ch (48 in-line inputs) completamente analogica con meter bridge and 16 preamps mic/line

  • Convertitore Antelope Audio Orion 32+ Gen 3 32 con ADAT bridge

  • Convertitore Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy core con 4 high grade preamps

  • Patch Bay bantam Signex a 288 punti 

  • Event 2020 nearfield monitors

  • Studiospares nearfield monitors​​

  • 2 x Samson MD1 D.I. Box passive
  • 1 x Radial Pro-RMP Reamp Box

  • 2 x cuffie Beyerdynamics DT150

  • 5 x cuffie AKG K141

  • Preamp cuffie Mackie HM-800 8 ch

  • 1 x Adam Hall power distribution

  • Pro Tools 2020 and Logic X Pro su Mac

 
Shure SM 57

The classic Shure SM57 as bottom snare mic

Antelope Audio Verge as overhead mic with versatility

Sennheiser MD 441

A (beloved) Sennheiser MD 441 as top snare mic

 
 

MICROFONI

  • 1 x JD Vintage 67

  • 1 x sE Electronics sE2300

  • 1 x Warm Audio WA-47 Tube

  • 1 x Ehrlund EHR-M

  • 1 x Shure SM7B

  • 2 x Antelope Audio Verge with modeling software

  • 1 x Audio Technica 4040

  • 1 x Sennheiser MD441 vintage

  • 1 x Sennheiser MD421 vintage

  • 4 x Oktava MK 012

  • 2 x Audix D2

  • 1x Audix D4

  • 1 x Sontronics Delta Ribbon

  • 1 x Nady RSM-2 Ribbon

  • 2 x Shure SM57

  • 1 x Shure SM58

  • 4 x Russian Ribbon

  • 1 x AKG D112​

PLUGINS​

  • Accusonus

  • Applied Acoustic Systems

  • Arturia

  • Audio Assault

  • Audio Damage, Inc.

  • Audiority

  • Avid

  • Black Rooster Audio

  • IK Multimedia

  • Impulse Record

  • Intelligent Sounds and Music

  • Klanghelm

  • NoiseAsh Audio

  • Nomad Factory

  • Overloud

  • Plugin Alliance

  • PSP Audioware

  • Soundspot

  • Soundtoys

  • TAL-Togu Audio Line

  • Tone Empire

  • Two Big Ears

  • U-He

  • Wavemachine Labs

  • Waves Audio

Sennheiser MD 421

The classic Sennheiser MD 421 as floor tom mic

Nady RSM-2, AKG D-112

A Nady RSM-2 and an AKD D-112 outside the kick

Audix D4

The punchy Audix D4 as second floor tom mic

Audix D2

The detailed Audix D2 as tom mic

Audio Technica AT4040

The Audio Technica AT4040 (!!!) as hi hat mic

Russian ribbon mic

A pair of stunning Russian ribbon mics as room mics

 

INSTRUMENTS

Guitars

  • 2 x Fender Squier Classic '50 Stratocaster

  • 1 x Fender Mexican 1991 Stratocaster

  • 1 x Squier Affinity Telecaster

  • 1 x Burns Brian May

  • 1 x Panzarea custom made equipped with Fernandez Sustainer pickups

  • 1 x Washburn J-3 semi-acoustic jazz guitar

  • 1 x EKO XII Ranger 12 strings acoustic guitar

  • 1 x EKO Laredo acoustic guitar fitted with Fishman preamp

  • 1 x Boston acoustic guitar

  • 1 x Musikus custom made Jazz Bass

Amps

  • 1 x Line 6 Duoverb digital modeling amp

  • 1xEpiphone Blues Custom 30 Rectifier tube amp

Pedals

  • 1 x Barber Direct Drive pedal

  • 1 x Vox Trike Fuzz pedal

  • 1 x Crowther Hot Cake Blues Overdrive pedal

  • 1 x Boss CS-3 Compressor Sustainer pedal (custom modified)

  • 1 x Music Man dual volume pedal

  • 1 x Pearl OC-07 Octaver pedal

  • 1 x Cry Baby Wah pedal

  • 1 x Boss RE-20 Loop Machine

  • 1 x Yamaha DigiStomp pedal

Drums

  • 1 x Gretch Catalina:

22" Kick​

10" tom

12" tom

14" floor tom

16" floor tom

  • 1 x Yamaha 14"x6" Stage Custom Birch snare

  • 1 x Millenium 14"x5,5" Power Brass Snare

  • 1 x Millenium 14"x6,5" Hammer Steel Snare

  • 1 x Millenium 14"x6,5" Aluminator Snare

Cymbals
 

  • 1 x Paiste 602 Modern Essentials 18" crash

  • 1 x Paiste 22 Classic Power 22" ride

  • 1 x Paiste PST8 Reflector Medium 16" crash

  • 1 x Paiste PST8 Reflector Medium 18" crash

  • 1 x Paiste 602 Sound Edge 14" hihat

SE Electronics 2300

The discreet sE Electronics 2300 having some rest

ON DEMAND

Guitars

  • Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop 1956 Gold Top

  • Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop 1957 Gold Top

  • Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop 1958 Plain top royal tea burst

  • Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop 1959 lemon burst

  • Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop 1960 bourbon sunburst

  • Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty

  • Gibson Les Paul Supreme Florentine

  • Gibson Firebird V

  • Gibson ES330

  • Gibson ES335

  • Rickenbacker 330/6

  • Koll Superglide Almighty

  • Fender Jazzmaster Elvis Costello

  • Fender Telecaster 1972 Thinline reissue

  • Fender Telecaster 1951 Heavy Relic Custom

  • Gretsch Penguin Masterbuilt Stern

  • Gretsch White Falcon

  • Gretsch Country Gentleman

  • Gretsch 6118 Smoke Green

  • Taylor 614 acoustic

​​​Amps

  • Vox AC30 1973

  • Fender Twin Reverb 1988

  • Vox AC30 Head HW 50th Anniversary

  • AXE Fx3

 
The detailed Audix D2 as tom mic