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River City Studios, Ltd.

River City Studios, Ltd.

Location

1935 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids MI United States 49505


Parking : Private Lot


About Business

Under new ownership and management as of 2012, River City Studios strives to establish the most comfortable, creative, recording and production experience possible for all artists.

River City Studios and our staff specialize in audio production for: Music, Film, Television, Radio, Web, Video Games, New Media.

After 35 years in business along with the combined experience and talent of our engineers that is rarely matched in today's world, we absolutely know how to deliver top "industry" sounding productions every day, that we can guarantee will compete directly along side (and in some cases exceed) anything you might expect to hear out of the bigger studio markets such as NY, LA, Chicago, Nashville etc.
From platinum selling recording artists, to Hollywood movie productions, to our favorite home-town Michigan based music artists... we've done it all here at River City.

For more information or inquires about bookings, the studios, our staff, equipment etc. please visit our website : www.rivercitystudios.com
or give us a call at (616)-456-1404. We'd love to hear from you!


Equipment list:

Studio A:

1,000+ Sq. ft "live room"
(2) 200 Sq. ft. Attached ISO rooms
Avid Pro Tools 10 HD 3 -32 Input/Output.
Apogee Rosetta 800 AD/DA conversion
Switchcraft Gold TT Bantam 96 point patch bay systems
Avid C24 - Pro Tools control surface
Tannoy System 800A time-aligned near-field monitor systems
Yamaha NS-10M near-field monitor systems
Vintage UREI 813b time-aligned mid-field "Mains" monitor systems
Urei 6250 and Hafler P500 power amps for monitors

Outboard compression (Always expanding, and subject to change) :

(2) Vintage UREI 1176 LN Rev E 'Blackface' compressor/limiters restored by Vintage King Audio
(2) Vintage DBX 160x w/Revive Audio 'Burr Brown' modifications
(4) Vintage Valley People 'Dynamite' dynamics compressors

Microphone Locker:
(2) Vintage original Neumann U87 restored by Vintage King Audio
(3) Vintage original Neumann KM84 restored by Vintage King Audio
(2) Neumann KM184
(1) Neumann TLM 103
(2) Peluso 2247 SE (U47) tube mic clones
(2) Royer R-122 ribbon mic
(2) Royer R-101 ribbon mic
(4) Vintage AKG C-414 B-ULS
(2) AKG C-414 XL-II (Matched Pair)
(1) AKG C-414 TL-II
(2) Vintage Sony C-48
(2) EV RE-20
(1) Shure SM7b
(1) Sennheiser MD 441
(7) Sennheiser MD 421
(1) Shure KSM 27
(7) Shure SM 57
(5) Shure SM 58
(1) Shure Beta 87
(2) Shure Beta 52a
(1) Shure "Green Bullet" Dynamic Microphone
(2) AKG D 112
(6) Sennheiser MK-416 shotgun microphones
(1) Neumann KMR-81 shotgun mic
(2) Oktava Mk-012 ('Bills Recording' Mod)
(2) Rode NT-1A
(1) Rode NT-2
(4) Crown PZM boundary microphones
(1) Audio Technica AT 4040
(2) EV 664 (ZZ-top Mic)
(3) Sanken wired Lavalier

Microphone preamplifiers (As of current. Always expanding and subject to change) :

(4) Grace Design 101
(2) Great River MP-1NV (Neve styled preamps)
(2) Original Universal Audio M610 tube microphone preamps with EQ (the good ones with the bigger-better power supplies + lower noise)
(2) Focusrite ISA 110
(2) Earthworks 1022 ZDT stereo mic preamps
(4) Focusrite Platinum Twin Track
(1) vintage Ted Fletcher designed JOE MEEK VC1Q mic preamp
(16) Avid C24 mic preamps

Outboard FX processing:
(2) Eventide H3000 SE stereo multi-fx (blue face & grey face)
(1) Eventide DSP 4500 stereo multi-fx
(1) Lexicon PCM 90 stereo reverb
(1) Lexicon PCM 80 stereo multi-fx + reverb
(1) TC Electronic 2290 stereo digital delay
(1) TC Electronic FireWorx stereo multi-fx
(1) TC Electronic D-Two stereo digital delay
(1) TC Electronic M-One XL stereo multi-fx
(1) Sony DPS D7 stereo digital delay
(1) Sony DPS M7 "stereo modulation" fx
(1) Digitech Studio-Quad multi-fx
(1) Yamaha R1000 mono reverb
(1) Boss SE-50 stereo multi-fx
(1) Vintage AKG BX-10 stereo spring reverb
(1) Ensoniq DP4 Quad multi-fx
(1) Akai S1100 stereo sampler
(1) Akai S6000 stereo sampler+fx

Instruments:

(Drums)
(1) Pearl MDX 6 piece shell kit w/ vintage Pearl 14x5 "Free-Floating" snare.
(1)DW Performer 5 piece kit
(1) Sonor Custom 4 piece shell kit
(1) DW Custom 4 piece shell kit.
(1) Slingerland vintage snare
(1) DW custom snare

Ziljian "K Custom" crashes, hi-hats, rides... various sizes.
Paiste 2002 rides and crashes... various sizes
Sabian AAX hi-hat and rock crash

(Synthesizers, Pianos, Keys, and Drum Machines)

(1) Clavia Nord Lead 2 w/expanded voice upgrade and PCMCIA card memory card
(1) Access Virus kB (61 key semi-weighted keyboard version) w software version 3.2 and expanded voice option.
(1) Kurzweil K2000 VP Edition with tons of additional loadable sound banks
(1) Kurzweil K2500
(1) Kurzweil PC 2X
(1) Roland JP-8000
(1) Roland JP-8080 rack mount synth w/external audio inputs to filterbank
(1) Roland Super JV-1080 rack synth module w/expanded x4 voice card.
(1) Waldorf MicroWave I 'wavetable' rack synth w/orignal PPG analog filter bank
(1) Waldorf Q rack synth module (big, bright & yellow!)
(1) Native Instruments Maschine drum machine and groove sampler
(1) Native Instruments REAKTOR 5 modular synthesizer
(1) Native Instruments ABSYNTH synthesizer
(1) Propellerheads Reason version 5. w/tons of additive sound banks
(1) Propellerheads ReCycle 2.1
(1) Korg DDD-1 vintage drum machine
(1) MOTU Midi Time Piece 8x8 MIDI Interface
(1) M-Audio Midi Sport 2x2 MIDI Interface
(1) Vintage Hammond M3 organ w/Leslie speaker
(1) Yamaha C1 Baby-Grand piano

Guitars/Amps:

(1) Gibson Les Paul standard
(1) Washburn Idol WI-64
(1) Epiphone Les Paul standard
(1) Fender American Stratocaster
(1) Fender Jazz Bass

(1) Marshall JCM 900 tube 100w head
(1) Vintage Orange 2x12 cabinet

-Assortments of guitar stomp boxes:

Pro Co Rat, Pro Co Turbo Rat, Electro-Harmonix Big Muff, Metal Muff, Deluxe Electric Mistress, Boss DS-1, OS-2, PH-3, DD-3, CH-1. Metal Zone... We have a stock pile of stomp boxes. If we don't have it, we can get it.


Tape Machines:

(1) MCI Sony JH-24 Two inch/24 track analog tape machine
(1) Studer A810 1/2 Inch-two track tape machine
(1) Ampex ATR-102 1/2 Inch-two track tape machine
(1) Otari 1/4 Inch-four track tape machine
(2) Tascam DA-88s DAT machine
(2) Panasonic SV 3800 DAT machine


Plug-ins:

Waves V9.1 Mercury (Native/w select TDM versions)
Waves SSL bundle (Native)
McDSP Emerald bundle (Native)
Slate Digital VBC, VCC, VTM, FG-X
Avid "Digi-Rack" and AIR plug-ins
SPL Transient Designer
URS Console Strip Pro (Native)
Softube Cl1B compressor ( TDM/Native)
Abbey Road TG12345 compressor package (Native)
Sonnox Oxford: Inflator, Transmod, Dynamics, EQ, SuprEsser


-Mogami gold, Canare "star-quad", Pro Co "Dyna-Mike" microphone & Instrument cabling
-Mogami & Monster 'Pro-Link" TT Patch Cabling
-Mogami & Gepco studio and rack wiring.


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