Sunday, November 27, 2016

Lantern Sound Recording Rig - Facilities & Gear

 
Mick Hargreaves in the first floor control room at the LSRR. 

 


Formerly a bedroom in this 1920's farmhouse, the control room is directly adjacent to the main "live room", where drums are usually recorded. The vertical rack behind Mick houses twelve mic preamps that feed into an Echo Audiofire12 A/D/A I/O, which is Fire-wired to a Mac Pro tower running Apple Logic Pro DAW. Mix monitoring is done through Equator D5's. On the left, there is a dedicated MIDI workstation position, with a Korg K49 controller.

The main live / drum room a the Lantern Sound Recording Rig.
Rogers Holiday Drum Kit, early 60's "Dayton" era.



Front Parlour, Baby Grand Piano & Vocal/Acoustic Alcove

First Floor:

LSRR Analog/Digital Suite & Live Performance Area

Twelve input channels from anywhere in the house feed into the analog front-end in the first floor control room: A selection of modern/vintage solid state and tube microphone preamps with a monitoring/control environment and a dedicated MIDI workstation. Two separate headphone monitor mixes go back out to the floor: A live drum/band room with wood floor and ceiling (hanging cloud baffle over drum position). The adjacent front parlor with baby grand piano and vocal/acoustic booth can be isolated by closing French pocket doors. There are two guitar amplifier isolation booths, one bass amplifier isolation booth. Microphones are often placed in the three-story stairwell to capture ambient sound & reverb.


     LSRR First Floor Control Room

DIGITAL
Echo Audiofire12 A/D/A I/O - 192 kHz
Digi 002 Rack I/O - 96 kHz
Intel Xeon Macintosh Mac Pro (OS 10.6.8 - 2 x 2.4 GHz Quad-Core)
Apple & Sony Cinema Displays
Logic 8 Pro
Presonus Faderport Controller w/ motorized fader
Tascam DV-RA1000 Hi Def Audio Master Recorder
Waveburner (Pre-Mastering Checks)

MONITORING
Equator D5, KRK K-ROK, TOA Auratone reference monitors
Velodyne subwoofer
Sennheiser, AKG, Sony headphones
Symetrix & Behringer 8-channel headphone amps

ANALOG MIC PREAMPS/PROCESSING (listed top to bottom):

Solid State Mic Preamp Rack
FMR RNP 2 channel mic pre
FMR RNC 2 channel compressor (2)
FOCUSRITE ISA 2 channel mic pre
FOCUSRITE Platinum Voice Master mic pre / processor (2)
TRIDENT 4T Celebration mic pre


I/O & Valve Mic Preamp Rack

ECHO Audiofire12 A/D/A
AP Audio Patch Bay
DBX 286a mic pre / processor
ART MPA Gold 2-channel mic pre / Tung-Sol 12AX7
DBX 166 Stereo Compressor
AMPEX 602 2-channel mic pre (x2) RCA 12AX7
(below)



Preamps/Processing Not Pictured:
ART DPS II 2-channel mic pre
Electro-Harmonix 12AY7 mic pre
DBX 163X compressor (2)
SYMETRIX SX-202 dual mic pre

DYNAMIC MICROPHONES
AKG D112
Sennheiser e609 Silver
Shure RE320
Shure Sonydyne II
Shure SM7B 
Shure SM57 (x2) 
Shure SM58 (x4)


CONDENSER MICROPHONES
AT4050 
AT Pro 37 (x2) 
AT2020 (x3) 
Crown PZM (x2)
Røde NT-1 (Original MK1 Australian Build)
12-Gauge "Red" (Omni)
12-Gauge "Black" (X-Y Stereo)

RIBBON MICROPHONES
MXL R80
MXL R144

OTHER MICROPHONE EQUIPMENT
12" Sub-Kick Transducer
Cloudlifter CL-2
AT SB-48 Phantom Power Supply


KEYBOARDS/PIANO

1920 Hazelton Brothers (NYC) Baby Grand Piano.
(Recently serviced and tuned by Serge Amar of Metz, France)

Korg CX-3 Organ (visiting)

MIDI Workstation

Korg K-49 MIDI controller keyboard
Roland U-220 Sound Module
Roland JV-880 Synth Module

ACOUSTIC GUITARS
Guild D-50 6-String Acoustic
Rogue Hi-Strung 6-String Acoustic

ELECTRIC GUITARS
Fender Telecaster Thinline 1991 MIJ
Fender Stratocaster 2001 MIM (visiting)
Franken-Fender Telecaster Deluxe
Jay Turser Hollow Body Jazz Box



GUITAR AMPLIFIERS
Fender Champ
Fender Blues Jr.
Polycarbonate Smokey Amp
Sears Silvertone (loaner)
Vox ACTV4
Vox Pathfinder
ZT Amps Club 12  (loaner)

BASSES
Carlo Robelli Acoustic Bass  (flatwound strings)
Cruccianelli Beatle Bass (black nylon tape flatwound strings)
Danelectro 6-String Bass (roundwound strings)
Fender 1966 Precision Bass (flatwound strings)
Fender 2006 Jaguar Bass (roundwound strings)

BASS AMPLIFIERS
Ampeg B-15N Portaflex (1964)
Fender Rumble 150 (15” Combo)



DRUMS
1960’s Rogers Holiday drum kit, Dayton era: 9x12, 9x13, 16x16, 14x22
1970's Ludwig Supraphonic snare drum
Samson and Modern snare drums
Sabian B8 Hi Hats
Yamaha and P&G hi hat stands
Yamaha, DW and P&G cymbal stands
Pearl Kick Pedal
Sakae throne

DI / EFFECTS
Ampeg SCR Bass DI
Belcat Tremolo
Boss CS-3 Compressor (Monte Alums Mod)
Boss RE-20 Space Echo
Boss LS-2 Line Switcher
Foxrox Octron
LR Baggs Para-Acoustic DI
Radial J48 Active DI
Radial Passive DI
Seymour Duncan Twin-Tube Classic

MOBILE
Edirol F-101 I/O  (10 input channels)
MacBook Pro 17" w/ Logic 8, Mac OS 10.6.8
Zoom H4n digital recorder (Four inputs)

Announcing... New for 2017...

http://www.lanternsoundrecordingrig.com/2017/01/announcing-george-howards-retro-sound.html

RETRO SOUND
George Howard's 3rd Floor
Analog Mix/Tracking Room
at the LSRR
Construction began in the summer of 2016.

Monday, November 14, 2016

New Mick Hargreaves song available as Free Download.

Recorded at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Recorded @LanternSound: New BILL KNELL "Legacy" CD @Bandcamp

Featuring "Perfect View" co-written with Richie Cannata (Billy Joel).

Bill is joined by Rex Fowler (Atzec Two-Step), Lou Digioia, Mick Hargreaves, Mark Mancini, Ron Rothman. 


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Rogers vintage 60's studio drumkit gets accessorized.

The 1960's Rogers (Dayton) Holiday kit here got accessorized here today. New throne, cowbell mounting bracket, and spare (not shown) kick beater & kick beater head. Leg lamp is on the (recent Craigslist swap) vintage mini-trap case.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SAT NOV 19 LIVE ON THE FARM #HouseConcert @LanternSound No. 10: #JeanPaulVest #ClaireRaby


The tenth installment of our acoustic house concert series at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig is one of two Holiday Editions in 2016 featuring guitar wizard/songwriter JEAN-PAUL VEST (Last Charge of the Light Horse) and his off-beat tunes, along with CLAIRE RABY, a singer/songwriter who writes dark, emotive ballads with layers of harmonies and rounds of infectious melodies.

DJ JTiL will rev things up after the show.


JEAN PAUL VEST: http://www.lastcharge.com/
CLAIRE RABY: http://www.forrestrose.com/ 

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/324072537955045/

We are located in the Central Long Island Pine Barrens, near exit 70 of the Long Island Expressway. RSVP (a must) to Mick Hargreaves via all the usual Social media avenues, or email (info@lanternsoundrecordingrig.com) to get details and location. Beverages, snacks will be available, and a $15 suggested donation goes to the artists. Bringing a dish to pass & BYOB AOK. Doors 8pm, Music 8:30 pm.

PLEASE
No flash photography.
No undue talking during performances - we are recording all shows.

SAT DEC 17 LIVE ON THE FARM #HouseConcert @LanternSound No. 11 @RobEurope @Kmaxwellmusic

The eleventh installment of our acoustic house concert series at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig is one of two Holiday Editions in 2016 featuring blues songwriter ROB EUROPE (who's just finished a record here at the LSRR that covers many, many bases) along with the angelic, mesmerizing KIRSTEN MAXWELL, who has been lighting up stages all over the eastern USA.

DJ JTiL will rev things up after the show.

 

ROB EUROPE: https://www.facebook.com/Rob-Europe-151251031613436/
KIRSTEN MAXWELL: http://www.kirstenmaxwell.com/
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/188621978254021/

We are located in the Central Long Island Pine Barrens, near exit 70 of the Long Island Expressway. RSVP (a must) to Mick Hargreaves via all the usual Social media avenues, or email (info@lanternsoundrecordingrig.com) to get details and location. Beverages, snacks will be available, and a $15 suggested donation goes to the artists. Bringing a dish to pass & BYOB AOK. Doors 8pm, Music 8:30 pm.

PLEASE
No flash photography.
No undue talking during performances - we are recording all shows.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Arts Stage @AliveAfterFive_ 2016 @Patchogue #AA5 with Lantern Sound



Curated by Dorene Romero, the exciting Arts Stage at Alive After Five 2016 in Patchogue NY will feature original musical and spoken-word performers from the Long Island area. The immediate area surrounding the stage will be filled with area visual artists creating their craft in real time.


The Arts Stage will be located directly in front of the Suffolk County 6th District Courthouse at 150 W Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772-3003, and will be hosted by Songwriter/Producer Mick Hargreaves, with sound provided by the Lantern Sound Recording Rig. Performances run from 5pm to 9pm.

Links to Facebook event pages for each date are included here:
Thur July 7th  -  Thur July 21st   -  Thur August 4th  -  Thur August 18th

Raindate: Thur August 25th

Thursday, April 28, 2016

SUN May 15 2106: Arts on Terry Street Art Fair: LSRR does sound, MH hosts: Toast Courtyard Stage (Patchogue NY)

 

The Arts on Terry Street Art Fair, May 15th, 2016 11AM to 5PM is a collaboration street art fair between the Patchogue Arts Council, Inc. and Artspace Patchogue Lofts. The Lantern Sound Recording Rig will provide the sound stage for the Music and Poetry taking place behind the Toast Coffeehouse. It's a great music and poetry line-up with MC Mick Hargreaves who will also be in performance. Some of the great art, performance art, street art, demonstration art, sculptures and more will be on Terry Street, adjacent to Artspace Patchogue.
Check the Artspace LI Facebook Page for the latest information the Arts on Terry Street Art Fair.
 

Many thanks to Curator Dave Rogers and to stage organizer Dorene Romero.
Toast Coffeehouse - 46 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772 - 631-654-7091
 Artspace Patchogue - 20 Terry St, Patchogue, NY 11772