Our Equipment

STUDIO A

Studio A is the main studio at Take Eight. This studio features a large live room, one semi-isolated booth called the glass house and another isolation room. The control room has an Alesis X2 mixing console, a 24 track 2-inch tape machine, as well as Pro-Tools. It is also equipped with a huge range of analogue and digital outboard gear and a massive number of state-of-the-art plug-ins. So whether you want to go analogue, digital or a mixture of both, Studio A has everything you need.

STUDIO B

Studio B is our upstairs studio. This studio features a large live room and one isolation room. The control room has a Digidesign C24 control surface, interface and mixing console to control Pro-Tools 11. Studio B is primarily a digital studio however, it does have a collection of analogue and digital outboard gear as well as a massive range of state-of-the-art plug-ins.

CONSOLES

Alesis X2 24 Track Mixing Console (Studio A)
Digidesign C|24 (Studio B)
Allan & Heath GL2200-424
Allan & Heath ZED436
FOSTEX 2412

MONITORS

KRK Rokit 8 (Pair)
Tapco S8 (Pair)
Yamaha NS10 (2 Pairs)
Fostex PM0.4 (Pair)
Fostex PM8.4.1 (Pair)
Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphones

ELECTRIC GUITARS

Alvarez Nylon String Solidbody Electric Classical Guitar
1974 Gibson Les Paul Custom
US Fender ‘Lone Star’ Stratocaster
1984 Japanese Fender ‘E Series’ Stratocaster w/Fender Series One Locking Tremolo System
Fender Stratocaster (Custom Built)
Emons Telecaster (Custom Built ‘One-Off’) w/B Bender and Drop D Switch
Schecter ‘Pete Dee’ Signature Telecaster
Schecter ‘Synyster Gates’ Signature Avenger
Schecter Hellcat w/TW-3 pickup selector system. (35 different pickup configurations in one guitar)

ACOUSTIC GUITARS

2x Godin Steel String Acoustic/Electric Guitars
Simon & Patrick Luthiers Steel String Acoustic Guitar
Takamine G Series Steel String Acoustic Guitar
Art & Lutherie CW Cedar Acoustic Guitar

BASS GUITARS

Fender Jazz 4 String Bass
Ibanez BTB676 6 String Bass
Ibanez ATK300 4 String Bass

GUITAR AMPS

1978 Fender Silverface Twin Reverb
Marshall JCM900 100W Head
Marshall JCM900 50W Head
Marshall Valvestate 2 x 12″ Combo
Laney VH100R 100W Head
Crate GT3500H 350W Head
Randall RH-100 100W Head
Randall ‘Kirk Hammet’ Signature KH-120 120W Head
Framus Acoustifier 60W Acoustic Combo

BASS AMPS

David Eden WT550 Head
Fender Bassman 400 Head
Peavey Mark IV Head
SWR Studio 220 Head

ELECTRIC PIANOS/MIDI CONTROLLERS

CASIO CD-120
CASIO PRIVIA PX-100
M-AUDIO Axiom Pro 61
M-AUDIO Keystation 88

DRUMKITS

MAPEX SATURN SERIES (YELLOW OCHER FINISH)
22″ Kick Drum
10″, 12″ Rack Toms
14″, 16″, 18″ Floor Toms
14″ x 5.5″ Snare Drum

MAPEX ORION SERIES (WINE RED FINISH)
22″ Kick Drum
10″, 12″ Rack Toms
14″, 16″ Floor Toms
14″ x 5.5″ Snare Drum

DW COLLECTORS SERIES (SILVER SPARKLE WITH YELLOW SPARKLE FLAMES)
24″ x 20″ Kick Drum (Optimal Tuning F#)
13″ x 10″ Rack Tom (Optimal Tuning E)
16″ x 10″ Floor Tom (Optimal Tuning G#)

SNARE DRUMS

Pearl Ian Paice Signature Snare Drum 14″ x 6.5″
Pearl Professional Snare Drum 15″ x 6.5″
Pearl Joey Jordison Signature Snare Drum 13″ x 6.5″
Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum 15″ x 4″
Mapex Saturn Series Snare Drum 14″ x 5.5″
Mapex Orion Series Snare Drum 14″ x 5.5″
DW Collectors Series Custom Maple Snare Drum 13″ x 7″

MICROPHONES

MXL Genesis II
MXL Gold 35
RØDE K2
2x RØDE NT2000
RØDE NT-2
Neumann TLM 103
Blue Microphones Baby Bottle
2x AKG C214
AKG D112
Shure MD421
3x Shure SM57
4x Shure SM58
5x Shure BETA 58A
Samson CO2 (Matched Pair)
Fostex MC10ST (Matched Pair)
2x Shure Drum Mic Kits

OUTBOARD GEAR

2x Alesis Midiverb II
2x Alesis Midiverb III
Alesis Quadraverb GT
Aphex Aural Exciter Type C
8x DBX 266XL Dual Channel Compressor
2x DBX 266XS Dual Channel Compressor
DBX 166 Dual Channel Compressor
JoeMeek Twin Q Dual Channel Pre-Amp
Korg SDD-1000 Digital Delay
Lexicon MX400 Stereo Effects Processor
Rocktron Xpression Stereo Effects Processor
Roland RE-501 Chorus Echo
Roland SRV2000
Roland TR808 Drum Machine
2x Yamaha GC2020BII Dual Channel Compressor
Yamaha REV 7 Digital Reverb
Yamaha SPX90 Mutli-Effects Processor

EFFECTS PEDALS

BOSS OD-3 Overdrive
BOSS DS-1 Distortion
BOSS DF-2 Super Feedbacker & Distortion
BOSS ODB-3 Bass Overdrive
BOSS TU-2 Chromatic Tuner
BOSS CH-1 Super Chorus
BOSS TR-2 Tremolo
BOSS DD-7 Digital Delay
BOSS BF-2 Flanger
BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone
BOSS OC-2 Octave
BOSS GE-7 Graphic Equalizer
BOSS GT-8 Mutli-Effects Processor
Vintage Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal
Vintage BOSS BF-1 Flanger
MXR Custom Badass Modified Overdrive
MXR Custom Badass ’78 Distortion
MXR Talkbox
MXR Micro Amp Boost
MXR Analog Chorus
MXR Micro Flanger
2x Jim Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Jim Dunlop ‘Eddie Van Halen’ Signature Crybaby Wah
Jim Dunlop 535Q Crybaby Wah Pedal
Digitech Whammy
Keely 4-Knob Compressor
Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeler
Marshall Jackhammer Overdrive/Distortion
Marshall Guv’nor Overdrive
Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
Modtone Funk Filter
Blackstar HT-Boost
Dark Arts DI-8 Mouse Distortion
Danelectro Coolcat Chorus
T-REX Totenschläger Distortion
ARTEC SE-BEQ Bass Equaliser and Digital Tuner