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AfterDark Recording is a full service home studio located in San Francisco, CA. The studio features a 24 channel Digidesign C24 Pro Tools controller/mixer along with a SSL X-Desk for great analog summing as well as a wide selection of great pre-amps, outboard gear and a world class microphone closet.



EQUIPMENT

  • Mixers, Recorders & Monitors

  • - Digidesign C|24 24 Channel
  •    Mixer/Controller
  • - SSL X-Desk
  • - Apple 2010 Mac Pro 12 Core 3.33
  •    GHZ with 128 Gigs of RAM
  • - Avid HDX Audio Card
  • - (2) Avid HD 16x16 Audio Interfaces
  • - AVID Protools Ultimate
  • - Otari MX5050 BII 1/4" Reel to Reel
  • - Alesis Masterlink
  • - Panasonic SV-3700 DAT Recorder
  • - Tascam CD750
  • - Genelec 1031A Powered Monitors
  • - Yamaha NS10M Studio Monitors
  • - Custom JBL L112 Monitors
  • - 576 Point TT Patchbay

  • Plugins and Virtual Instruments

  • - Antares Autotune Vocal Studio
  • - Celemony Melodyne 5 Studio
  • - Syncro Arts VocAlign Ultra
  • - Universal Audio UAD Diamond
  •    Edition Bundle
  • - Serato Pitch n' Time Pro
  • - Waves Horizon Bundle
  • - EWQL Symphonic Orch Platinum Pro
  • - EWQL Symphonic Choirs
  • - EWQL Goliath
  • - EWQL RA
  • - EWQL Pianos Gold Edition
  • - EWQL Quantum Leap Pianos
  • - EWQL SD2
  • - EWQL Voices of Passion
  • - EWQL Fab Four
  • - EWQL Silk
  • - EWQL Gypsy

  • Pre-Amps & DI's

  • - Amek 'Neve System' 9098 Mic Pre/EQ
  • - AMS Neve DPX-1073
  • - (2) API 512V 500 Series Pre-amps
  • - Avalon AD2022 Dual Mono
  • - (2) Avalon U5 Inst DI/Pre-amps
  • - BAE API Single Channel Pre-amp
  • - Focusrite ISA 110 Mic Pre/EQ
  • - Grace Design 201
  • - Manley 40db Mono Block Tube Pre
  • - (2) SSL XR-621 Pre-amps
  • - (2) Telefunken V72 Tube Pre-amps
  • - Universal Audio 2-610 2 Ch Tube Pre

OUTBOARD GEAR

  • Equalizers

  • - (2) API 550A
  • - (3) API 550B
  • - (2) SSL XR-625
  • - SSL XR-727 Stereo EQ
  • - Manley Massive Passive Stereo Tube
  •    Equalizer
  • - Manley EQP-1AS Stereo Pultec Tube
  •    Equalizer

  • Compressors

  • - Alesis 3630
  • - Avalon VT-747SP Stereo Tube
  •   Compressor
  • - Drawmer DL241
  • - (2) Emperical Labs EL8X Distressors
  • - Manley Variable Mu Stereo Tube
  •    Compressor
  • - (2) SSL XR-618
  • - SSL XR-625 Stereo Bus Compressor
  • - SSL XR-728 Stereo Compressor
  • - Universal Audio 1176LN Limiter
  • - Universal Audio LA2A Tube
  •    Compressor

  • Effects

  • - Eventide H3000D/SE w/H3500
  •    Upgrade
  • - Kurzwiel KSP8 with I/O Expansion &
  •    RSP8 Remote Controller
  • - Line 6 POD XT
  • - Lexicon MPX-1
  • - Lexicon PCM-81
  • - Lexicon PCM-91

MICROPHONES

  • Tube Microphones

  • - AKG C12VR
  • - Blue Bottle with 4 Capsules
  • - Flea 47
  • - Neumann U67 Reissue
  • - Telefunken USA ELA M 251E

  • Ribbon Microphones

  • - Coles 4038
  • - Royer R-121

  • Large Condenser Microphones

  • - Audio Technica AT4047/SV
  • - AKG C414B-TLII
  • - (2) AKG C414B-ULS
  • - Blue Dragonfly
  • - Blue Bottle Rocket Stage One
  • - Neumann U47 FET Reissue
  • - Neumann U87 Ai
  • - Shure KSM44
  • - Sony C-100

  • Small Condenser Microphones

  • - (2) AKG 451B
  • - Audio Technica AT4041
  • - Crown CM-700
  • - (2) Neumann KM184
  • - Neumann KM84

  • Dynamic Microphones

  • - AKG D112
  • - Audix D6
  • - Beyerdynamic TG-X 50 II
  • - Electrovoice N/D 468
  • - Electrovoice N/D 868
  • - Electrovoice PL91
  • - Electrovoice RE20
  • - (4) Sennheiser MD421 MKII
  • - Sennheiser MD441
  • - (3) Shure SM57
  • - Shure SM58
  • - Shure SM7B

INSTRUMENTS & AMPS

  • Guitars

  • - Cordoba 55RCE Classical Guitar
  • - Fender Standard Stratocaster
  • - Fender Deluxe Nashville Telecaster
  • - Gibson Standard Les Paul
  • - Gretsch G6122T-62GE Country
  •    Gentleman Semi-Hollow Body
  • - Ibanez FA100NT Hollowbody
  • - Martin JC-16GTE Acoustic
  • - Ovation Standard Balladeer 1861
  •    Acoustic
  • - Yamaha SG-2000

  • Guitar Amps

  • - Fender Pro Junior Tube Amp
  • - Mesa Boogie Mark V
  • - Roland JC55 w/Eminence Speakers
  • - Vox AC15

  • Synths

  • - Alesis DMPRO Drum Module
  • - Emulator e-6400 Sampler
  • - Korg Triton Rack w/expansion cards:
  •    Korg EXB-PCM01 Piano & Keys
  •    Korg EXB-PCM02 Studio Keys
  •    Korg EXB-PCM03 Future Loop Cons
  •    Korg EXB-PCM04 Dance Extreme
  •    Korg EXB-PCM05 Vintage Archives
  •    Korg EXB-PCM06/07 Orchestral
  • - Oberheim OB8
  • - Roland Integra
  • - Roland XV-5080 w/expansion cards:
  •    SR-JV80-04 Vintage Synthesizer
  •    SR-JV80-08 60's & 70's Keyboards
  •    SR-JV80-10 Drums & Bass
  •    SR-JV80-12 Hip Hop
  • - Yamaha Motif-Rack XS
  • - Yamaha P250

  • OTHER


  • - 11 Space API 500 Series Rack
  • - AKG K55 Headphones
  • - AKG K240 Headphones
  • - Argosy Console
  • - ART Pro Headamp 6
  • - (2) Furman PL8C Power Conditioners
  • - (2) Furman AC215 Power
  •    Conditioners
  • - MOTU MIDI Express XT
  • - Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
  • - SSL X-Rack
  • - SSL Mynx
Control Room Back Wall
Main Rack
Rack Synths
Center of Main Rack
Patch Bay
Oberheim OB8
Wall Rack
Guitars
Mic Preamps & Argosy Rack
Preamp Rack
Studio Monitors
Argosy Console Rack
Argosy Console
Manley Units
Live Room
Microphone Closet
Live Room
Guitar Amps
Telefunken USA ELA M 251E
Neumann U67
Blue Bottle Mic
Recording Congas
Recording Drums
All Mics

About Us

AfterDark Recording is a truly professional home studio. The studio features a 24 channel Digidesign C|24 mixer/controller and a SSL Super Analogue X-Desk. The studio has been recording professionally since 1993 but has been recording since 1981 with over 40 years of experience. While it's a home studio, AfterDark Recording has had the pleasure to record and work with many artists through the years such as Greg Errico of Sly & the Family Stone, John Popper of Blues Traveler, Norbert Stachel of Tower of Power, Bobby Vega, Leo Rosales of Malo, Armando Cordoba, Culann's Hounds, Spanish Fly, Angelina, Chino Nuñez, Israel Tanenbaum, Carlos Ramirez, Steve Wyreman, Bueno, Otilia Donaire Band, amongst many others. We hope to add to this distinguished list now that the studio has recently reopened after a full remodel.

We pride ourselves of being able to offer high quality sound for those on a budget providing a world class microphone collection and fantastic outboard gear along with a 32 channel HDX Pro Tools system. We also specialize in In-house production, post production, mixing, basic mastering as well as recording larger projects. Please contact us at afterdarkrecording@gmail.com to discuss your project.

MUSICIANS

  • - Anthony Coleman
  • - Ben Bernstein
  • - Ben Schwier
  • - Bobby Vega
  • - Derek Taylor
  • - Diego Cisternas
  • - Edgardo Cambón
  • - Frank Navarro
  • - Gabe Manzo
  • - Gibby Ross
  • - Greg Errico
  • - John Popper
  • - Josh Lippi
  • - Leo Rosales
  • - Norbert Stachel
  • - Steve Wyreman
  • - Tony Menjivar
  • - Tom Poole
  • - Wiatt Grant

SINGERS/GROUPS

  • -11/5
  • - 21 East
  • - Ana Daysi
  • - Angelina
  • - Armando Cordoba
  • - Bren Norris
  • - Bueno
  • - Caitlin McGinty
  • - Carlos Ramirez
  • - Culann's Hounds
  • - Innerlude
  • - La Verdad

SINGERS/GROUPS

LABELS/PRODUCERS

  • - After Midnight Productions
  • - Dog Day Records
  • - Pablo "Chino" Nuñez
  • - David Tam
  • - EMI/Latin
  • - Israel Tenenbaum
  • - Jim Archer aka Jazzy Jim
  • - Noel Saucedo
  • - Univision
  • - Upstairs Records
  • - Warner Brothers
Angelina
Armando Cordoba
Carlos Ramirez
Culann's Hounds
Edgardo & Israel
Steve Wyreman
John Popper
Mia Zuniga
Norbert Stachel
Spanish Fly
Otilia Donaire
Gabe Manzo
Leo Rosales
Star Stern
Tony Menjivar
Octaviano
Bobby Vega
Rene Peraza
Pablo 'Chino' Nuñez
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