Equipment

Head Gap has endeavoured to provide an 'all-solutions' equipment list to allow a band to explore the many ways of making a record.

For those interested in recording to analogue tape, we provide one of the finest 2 inch 24 track tape machines ever manufactured.

Other sessions may require the complexity and high track-count that can only be catered to by utilising digital software, and in these cases the studio is able to accomodate complete digital workflow.

Most recording projects end up involving a combination of both analogue and digital equipment, and Head Gap has been put together to allow this to happen as seamlessly as possible.  We even provide the option of recording to both analogue and digital recorders simultaneously, if that's your bag.

The equipment list is constantly growing and changing.  If you think you need something that you don't see listed here, please let us know and we will do our best to source it for you.

Console

Neotek Elite 66/26/2

Tape Machine

Studer A800 Mk III 2" 24 track

DAW

Pro Tools 10.3.10 HD3 on a Mac Pro 5,1 running OS 10.8.5, 16GB RAM 
Samplitude 11.2 on a custom AAVIM PC
Lynx Aurora AD/DA conversion 
Plugins include SoundsToys 5 Effect Rack, Waves Gold bundle, Valhalla DSP, KUSH, Softube, iZotope, Massey.

Monitoring

Event Opals
Yamaha NS 10's

Microphones

Dynamic

AKG D112
Beyer M88 classic edition
Electro-Voice RE-20
Heil PR20
Heil PR30
Revox M3500/Beyer M201
Sennheiser 421 x 3
Sennheiser 441
Shure  SM57 x 2
Shure SM58 x 2
Shure SM7b
Telefunken M80

Condenser

ADK SC1  
AKG 451E w/ CK1 capsule 
Audio Technica 4033 x 2  
Audio Technica 4051a x 2  
Audio Techinica Pro37 x 2  
Avenson Audio STO-2 pair  
Beez Neez Arabella - large diaphragm valve multi-pattern
Groove Tubes AM40 - cardioid valve 
Neumann M149 valve multi-pattern  
Neumann U87i P48 circa 1980
Neumann U89i P48 circa 1980
Oktava MC012  with 3 capsules (Sound Room matched pair) 
Oktava MK319 x 2  
Realistic PZM x 2
Shure KSM 32 x 2  
Shure KSM 44 x 2 

Ribbon

Beyer M260DX x 2 (with Stephen Sank DX ribbon mod)
Beyer M500
Coles 4038 matched pair
EV V2 (custom re-build with Jenson output transformer)
Oktava ML52
Royer R121

Mic Pre's & DI's

Neotek Elite console mic pre x 50
Neve 1073LB mic pre x 2
CAPI VP26 mic pre x 2
JLM BA500 mic pre x 2
Gyraf G9 valve mic pre x 2
Rola 77 mk III valve mic pre
Countryman Type 85 active DI x 2
Head Gap custom Jensen transformer passive DI x 2
Little Labs IBP


Outboard

Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-X x 2
Hairball 1176 Rev D
Urei 1178
Publison CL-20c 
FMR Audio RNC
LA audio GCX 2
Klark Teknik DN780 reverb
Lexicon PCM91
Lexicon  MPX100 multi-effects
Digitech TSR12 multi-effects
Boss RX-100 spring reverb
Boss SE 70 multi effects
Deltalab Effectron 2
Line 6 Echo Pro
Roland SRE-555 tape delay
Roland DC-10 analogue echo
Behringer Intelligates x 4 channels

Guitars & amplifiers

Fender Custom 1969
Fender Jaguar 1963 
Fender MusicMaster 70's
Fender Telecaster 2005 US standard
Japanese 70's Bass
Japanese 70's SG
Lap steel guitar


Fender 70's silver-face Bassman 100 head
Music Man HD-130 head
Jansen Bassman head
Sovtek Mig-50 head 
Sovtek Mig-50H Midget head


Fender Super Sonic 2 x 12" closed back cab with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers
Marshall 1922 2 x 12" closed back cab
Yellow Box 2 x 12" open back cab with vintage Vox speakers
Lab Systems 4 x 10" bass cab

 

Various stompboxes including:

Boss BD-2 Blues Driver
Boss HM-2
Boss OD-1
Boss TU-2 Tuner
Crowther Audio Hotcake
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff (Black Russian)
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff (Green Russian)
Electro-Harmonix stereo Memory Man
Ibanez Digital Delay
Jim Dunlop Cry Baby Wah
Joyo Voodoo Octave
MI Audio Blue Boy
MXR Distortion+
MXR Phase 90 (script) 
Richards Rich Switch active A/B/Y splitter

Drums

Ludwig 1972 4 piece drum kit - shells 12", 13" 16" 22"
Tama mid-80's Swingstar 4 piece drumkit - shells 12", 13", 16", 22"
Ludwig mid-sixties Acrolite 14 x 5 snare
Ludwig Black Beauty 14 x 6.5 snare
Ludwig 1966 Supraphonic 14 x 5 snare
Ludwig Classic Maple 14 x 5 snare
Tama Imperialstar steel 14 x 6.5 snare
Adam maple 14 x 6.5" snare

Keys

Roland Juno 60
Technics SX-P30 88 note weighted keys electric piano
Yamaha G2 grand piano (listen to a recording of our piano here)
Yamaha YC-45D combo organ

Leslie 770 rotating speaker cab

Additional vintage keys available on a hire-in basis: Mellotron M400, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer 200A  - please email for details.





For studio queries and booking requests, phone us on +613 9480 6280
or email .