The Supertone Studio has an extensive collection of world class vintage recording equipment, instruments, amplifiers plus real reverb chambers

40 channel Trident Vector analog console at Supertone Records Studio, Valencia, Spain. Photo by Pedro Wessels © 2015

Trident Vector 432

The centrepiece of the studio is an analog 40 channel Trident Vector console which has been responsible for many hit records from:

Björk, Alvin Lee, Scotty Moore, Rammstein, Sade, Manic Street Preachers, INXS, Neneh Cherry, Ash, Celtas Cortos, The Cardigans, Compay Segundo, Reise, Roxette, Los Rodriguez, Diego Vasallo, Tahúres Zurdos, Najwa, Frente, Susheela Raman, dEUS, Peter Murphy, Drugstore and Fury In The Slaughterhouse, plus a good handful of exceptionally famous, but pretty uncool artists :)

Analog

We use a totally analog signal path but do not usually record to tape (but are happy to discuss the possibilities). Our converters are the latest AVID HD I/O capable of a maximum resolution of 32Bit/192KHz.

The full list of equipment is listed below and many of the individual pieces are photographed and detailed in Simon's blog.

Consoles & Control

  • Trident Vector 432 40 channel, vintage, analog console
  • Avid MC Transport Control Surface
  • Allen & Heath MixWizard 12-2 Analog console

Preamps & Processors

  • AMEK / Rupert Neve 9098 Stereo Compressor / Limiter
  • Eventide Eclipse Effects processor
  • Lexicon PCM70 Reverberation processor
  • TC Electronic 1210 Spatial Expander + Stereo Chorus Flanger
  • TC Electronic 2290 Digital Delay
  • Bricasti M7 Stereo Reverb Processor
  • Audio Maintenance Limited compressor, exact replica of 'compex' section of ADR F760X-RS
  • Urie 1176LN Limiting Amplifier - vintage 1982
  • WesAudio Beta76 FET compressor/limiter (2)
  • Urie 545 Parametric Equalizer - vintage 1975
  • Urie 545 Parametric Equalizer - vintage 1978
  • DAV BG501 discrete microphone preamps (2)
  • DAV BG504 discrete optical limiter / compressor (4)
  • Purple Audio Sweet 10 10 slot 500 series rack
  • Quad 44 Vintage hifi preamp Serviced and 'recapped'
  • Amcron PSL-2 Preamplifier with RIAA input
  • API 512C Discrete microphone preamps (2)
  • Apogee Duet Digital interface
Studer A80 tape machine, Supertone Records
Flea 47, Supertone Records Studio, Valencia. Spain. Photo by Simon Campbell © 2015

Microphones

  • AEA R84 Ribbon Microphones (2)
  • AKG C414 LTD Condenser Microphone
  • AKG D12 Dynamic Microphone (vintage)
  • Coles 4038 Classic Ribbon Microphone (2) - matched pair
  • Electro-Voice RE20 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone complete with 309 suspension
  • Flea 47 Valve Microphone - exact replica of Neumann U47
  • Neumann U47 FET Condenser Microphone (2) - vintage
  • Neumann U87AI Ni Condenser Microphone
  • RØDE Lavalier Lapel Microphone (only used for interviews etc)
  • Royer R-122 Phantom Ribbon Microphone (2)
  • Sennheiser MD421-II Dynamic Microphone (2)
  • Shure Beta 58 Dynamic Microphone
  • Shure Beta 87A Condenser Microphone
  • Shure Beta 87C Condenser Microphone
  • Shure Beta 91A Half-Cardioid Boundary Microphone
  • Shure SM57 Dynamic Microphone (4)
  • Shure SM58 Dynamic Microphone (3)
  • Shure SM81 Condenser Microphone

Recording & Backup

  • Avid Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt & HD I/O 16 (analog outputs), 8 analog inputs x 8 digital inputs
  • Avid Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt & HD I/O 16 (analog outputs) x16 (analog inputs)
  • Avid ProTools 11.x.x Recording software
  • Avid Thunderbolt Native
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15" 2.6GHz - Intel Core i7 - 16GB - SSD (2)
  • G-Technology Portable 1TB disk drive (4)
  • G-Technology Portable 4TB disk drive
  • LaCie 3TB FireWire RAID Drive
  • LaCie 4TB Thunderbolt RAID Drive
  • LaCie BDXL BluRay Dive
  • LaCie PSU3 Portable BluRay Dive
  • Synology DS412+ 8TB (WD Red HDD)

Monitors, Amplifiers & Headphones

  • ATC SMC25A Studio Monitors (2)
  • Mordaunt Short AVANT 902i Studio Monitors (2)
  • PMC T1 Studio Monitors (2)
  • Beyer Dynamic DT150 - 250 ohm
  • Beyer Dynamic DT250 - 80 ohm
  • Beyer Dynamic DT770 Pro - 80 ohm (4)
  • Sennheiser HD650 - 80 ohm
  • Beyer Dynamic MMX-2 USB headset
  • Sennheiser USB headset
  • Amcron D75 Stereo Power Amplifier
  • Behringer HA4700 Power play Pro-XL four channel headphone amplifier (2)
ATC SCM 25A Pro,  Supertone Records Studio, Valencia. Spain. Photo by Simon Campbell © 2016
Supertone Modulation Fx Rack, Supertone Records Studio, Valencia. Spain. Photo by Simon Campbell ©2016

Reverb Chambers

We have an assortment of rooms with fabulous reverb of different characters. We try not to use digital at all :)

Players

  • Denon DR-M44HX Three head cassette deck Rack Unit
  • Sony CDR-W33 CD Recorder Rack Unit
  • Sony MDS-JE440 MiniDisc Player Rack Unit
  • Project Audio Systems Turntable with Ortofon cartridge
  • Rega RP3 Turntable with Ortofon 2M Red cartridge & 'white' drive belt

DI Boxes

  • Avalon U5 Ultra Di
  • Canford Audio Line Isolating Unit 600/600 Ohms
  • DAV Dual channel micro DI (3)
  • Little Labs Multi Z PIP
  • Orchid Electronics Standard DI
  • Orchid Electronics Muting DI
  • Radial Engineering JX44 Guitar signal router
  • Radial Engineering SGI44 Guitar signal router
  • Skrydstrup R&D Custom Acoustic DI

Keyboards, Harmonicas and Electronica

  • Yamaha U5 upright piano (vintage 1975 - newly refurbished)
  • Hammond M100 valve organ (vintage 1961)
  • Fender Rhodes 73 suitcase piano (vintage)
  • Wurlitzer 140 electric piano (vintage 1961)
  • KORG SV1-73 Electric Piano
  • M-Audio Oxygen 61 MIDI controller
  • MOOG Etherwave Plus Theremin
  • Hohner Blues Harp - C
  • Hohner Blues Harp - D (2)
  • Hohner Blues Harp - G (2)
  • Hohner Professional 12 Chromatic Harp
Hammond M100 Supertone Records Studio, Valencia. Spain. Photo by Simon Campbell © 2016
Gretsch G6120 1960 guitar, Simon Campbell, Supertone Records Studio, Valencia, Spain. Photo by Simon Campbell © 2015

Guitars & Bass

  • Collings 0001 Fitted with Highlander IP-2 pickup
  • Collings D2H Fitted with Highlander IP-2 pickup
  • Collings OM2H Fitted with Highlander IP-2 pickup
  • Drake C36 ES guitar
  • Drake DoubleSteel twin neck lap steel guitar with stand
  • Fender Nocaster Custom Shop Relic 1951
  • Gibson ES335-12
  • Gibson Flying V fitted with Lindy Fralin PAF Humbuckers (vintage)
  • Gibson Les Paul Special TV' model fitted with P90 pickups
  • Gordon Whittam Stratocaster fitted with Lindy Fralin pickups
  • Gordon Whittam Telecaster fitted with Lindy Fralin pickups
  • Gordon Whittam Telecaster fitted with Lindy Fralin PAF Humbuckers
  • Gretsch Electromatic D6 Console guitar (lap steel - vintage)
  • Gretsch G6120-1960 Nashville 2005 Fitted with TV Jones pickups
  • Gretsch Thunder Jet Fitted with TV Jones pickups
  • Guild F512 12 string acoustic guitar Fitted with Highlander IP-2
  • Larrivee Parlour guitar Fitted with LR Baggs Element
  • Mike Lull M4V "Jazz style" with Lindy Fralin Custom wound pickups
  • MOOG E1 Electric guitar with MIDI option
  • National Resophonic Resorocket Resonator with Highlander IP-2 and 'HotPlate' pickup
  • Oakwood DM-114 -1998 Mandolin fitter with LR Baggs Radius Pickup

Many of the individual pieces listed are photographed and detailed in Simon's blog.

Instrument Amplifiers & Cabinets

  • Ampeg Reverberocket R-12-R (vintage 1962)
  • Gartone Reverb King 2x12 replica of the Fender 1963 Pro Reverb (fitted with Celestion Cream and Gold Alnico's)
  • Gartone Vibrato King 3x10 replica of the Fender 1957 Bandmaster
  • Germino Amplification Classic 45 replica of Marshall JTM45
  • HiWatt DR201 200W Bass Head (vintage 1974)
  • Mark Bass LMIII limited edition
  • Quad 405 Serviced and modified to 405-2 specification
  • Tweed Speed Shop Studio-Series Tweed Deluxe 5E3-55
  • Van Weelden Twinkleland 100W Dumble style valve amplifier head
  • VOX AC30 Blue speakers (vintage 1963)
  • VOX AC30TB Silver speakers (vintage 1969)
  • Bergantino HD112 1 x 12 bass with compression driver
  • Bergantino NV610 6 x 10 bass
  • Germino Amplification 4 x12 Cabinet With classic Celestion G12M
  • Two Rock 1x12 With EVM12L (8 ohm)
  • Two Rock 2x12 10th Anniversary With EVM12L (4 ohm)
  • Two Rock 2x12 Signature With classic Celestion G12-60
  • Leslie 145 valve rotating speaker cabinet (vintage)
Ampeg Reverberocket, 1964, Simon Campbell, Supertone Records Studio, Valencia. Spain. Photo by Simon Campbell © 2015
Maestro Echoplex Ep 3 at Supertone Records Studio, Valencia. Spain. Photo by Simon Campbell © 2016

Pedals & FX

  • Bludotone two-way foot pedal
  • Boss FS-5U footswitch
  • Butler Audio (original) Tube Driver with additional bias control
  • Cmatmods Deluxe Compressor Compressor
  • Coopersonic Tube Cleaner Valve Clean Boost
  • DigiTech Whammy
  • Ernie Ball Volume Pedal 25K (for control)
  • Ernie Ball 250K for passive
  • Ernie Ball 250K for passive with Skrydstrup line diver mod
  • Fulltone Clyde WahWah
  • Fulltone DejaVibe
  • Fulltone OCD Overdrive
  • Fulltone SupaTrem
  • Fulltone Ultimate Octave
  • Hermida Audio Zendrive
  • Highlander External power For National Resorocket
  • Supertone Tonebender Mk 1.5 Fuzz
  • Supertone EHX LPB1 Mid Booster
  • Supertone JFET clean boost
  • Supertone Valve boost / line driver
  • Supertone Rangemaster treble booster
  • Korg EXP2 expression pedal
  • Maestro Echoplex EP-3 Tape Echo - vintage
  • M Audio Damper pedal for M Audio Oxygen
  • MOOG Moog E1 expression pedal with power supply
  • Peterson StroboClip guitar head tuner
  • Planet Waves guitar head tuner (2)
  • Radial Engineering JX44 Remote
  • Shadow Stompin Bass
  • Sonic Research Strobe Tuner (3)
  • Stomp Under Foot Red Menace
  • Strymon Lex Rotary
  • TC Electronic 0144 serial remote controller
  • TC Electronic Polytune
  • TexTone FuzzNutz - 3 knob silicon tonebender (Batman) - modified by Steen Skrydstrup
  • Van Weelden three-way foot pedal
  • Voodoo Labs Pedal Power
  • Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 Plus (2)
  • Voodoo Labs Pedal Power Digital
Bludotone Loop-a-Lator and a punk duck in the live room at Supertone Records Studio. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2016

Interfaces

  • Bludotone Loopalator - interface for non buffered amplifier FX loops
  • MOTU MIDI Express 128
  • Lehle D Loop SGOS Passive loop manager
  • Lehle Dual SGOS Passive line switcher
  • Lehle MIDI Junction
  • Lehle P-Split II HiZ splitter
  • Skrydstrup R&D Custom Amp switcher
  • Skrydstrup R&D Custom FX Switcher
  • Skrydstrup R&D Line Driver
  • Skrydstrup R&D Line driver / instrument selector
  • Skrydstrup R&D Pedal power supply 9v / 18V
  • Skrydstrup R&D Pedal power supply 9V dual output
  • Skrydstrup R&D SC1 MIDI Foot Controller
  • Skrydstrup R&D XT MIDI Foot Controller
  • Skrydstrup R&D XT+ MIDI Foot Controller