King Electric

Recording Co.

A custom-built, analog-equipped studio. Home to producer & engineer Justin Douglas.

King Electric Recording Co.

A custom-built, analog-equipped studio. Home to producer & engineer Justin Douglas.

GEAR

Console
Neve V51 24 channel vintage console with EQ, filters, and compression on every channel
Recorders
– 24 track 3M M79 2″ analog tape machine – Pro Tools 12 – Nuendo 7 – Logic X – 24 channels of Antelope Orion conversion – Mac Pro 12 core 3.33GHz 64GB RAM 2 x SSD OSX Yosemite to ‘Recorders’
Outboard
– Federal Signal Corps tube preamp/compressor (1944) – Stam SA-2A tube compressor – Stam SA-4000 SSL bus compressor – 1176 blue stripe compressor – Warm Audio WA-76 – Langevin Dual Vocal Combo 2 channel preamp/limiter/eq – Emperical Labs Lil Freq parametric equalizer – DBX 160x vintage compressor – Antelope Orion 32 A/D D/A converter and master clock – Vintage Furman LC-2 red knob compressor/deesser – Seventh Circle Audio N72, A12, and J99 preamplifiers – Electrix Filter Factory – Multivox MDX5 analog echo/spring reverb – Soundworkshop vintage stereo spring reverb – ARIA analog delay (brownface) – various stand-alone tape echoes, tube preamps and effects – Over 60 vintage and boutique guitar pedals  
Microphones
– vintage Neumann U-47 FET – vintage Telefunken U-47 tube: custom vocal mic with NOS Telefunken EF-806s tube, Neumann M7 capsule, hand wound transformer – Neumann USM-69i stereo microphone (stereo U-87) – Mercenary Audio MFG KM-69 Matched Pair – Blue Baby Bottle (2) – vintage Telefunken MD-421 – Cascade FatHead ribbon mic (2) – Shure SM57 (4) – Shure SM7b – Shure SM81 (2) – Beyerdynamic M160 ribbon – Sennheiser MD-441 – Sennheiser e906 – Sennheiser e609 (3) – Audio Technica drum mic set – Shure Beta 52 (2) – Audix D6 (2) – Kel Audio HM-1 (2) – Kel Audio HM-4 – Naiant Audio custom omnis – Telefunken TD-7 – Telefunken TD-4 – Vintage lo-fi Altec lavalier mics (5)
Instruments
– 1936 Baldwin baby grand concert piano (the “Gershwin”) – 1956 Gibson J-50 – Gretsch Brooklyn 5 piece drum kit with Zildjian K cymbals – Wurlitzer Model 200a electric piano – Wurlitzer Model 700 tube electric piano – Rhodes 73 mkI electric piano – Hohner Pianet T electric Piano – Critter and Guitari Pocket Piano – Hammond B3 with Leslie 122 – Nord electro 73 – 1957 Guild M-65 hollowbody – Fender Jazzmaster (custom built) – Fender Jazzmaster (MIJ) – Gretsch 5102 hollow body – modified Fender ’69 RI thinline telecaster – 1950s Kay Lark hollow body electric – custom Wishbass – Fender Jaguar Bass – Martin DXK2 acoustic – Pre-war parlor guitar (1930s) – GoldTone Paul Beard resonator guitar – Emmons push-pull pedal steel – Supro Tremolectric amplifier – 1960s Gretsch Pro Bass amplifier – vintage Ampeg V4B tube bass head and 2×18 cabinet – 1960 Garnet Banshee amplifier – 1950s Montgomery Ward tube amp – Eden Traveler bass head and Mesa 1×15 cabinet – vintage Kustom 2×12 amplifier with Vibro-Trem – Quilter Steelaire – Allen gyrophonic rotating speaker cabinet – Leslie rotating speaker – Echoplex EP-2 tape echo – dozens of vintage and boutique pedals and effects (hotone, z vex, boss, crowther, king electric pedal company, vox, strymon, etc)
Monitors & Accessories
– 1000 sqft cutting room with offset curved wood walls; 200 sqft acoustically treated control room – Amphion two15 monitors with modified Adcom GFA 555 amplifier – KRK VXT-8 monitors – Triple P Pyramid near-field monitors – Shadow Hills Oculus wireless monitor control system – Furman HDS-6 headphone distribution system – (6) Furman HD6 personal headphone mixers – (3) Beyerdynamic DT770 headphones – (1) Beyerdynamic DT770m headphones – CAD tracking headphones (6) – Radial J48 active direct box – Radial Pro D2 stereo direct box – custom stackable gobos (4) – Insulated amplifier isolation booth

THEORY

Source vs. Sound

When I was in college I got the opportunity to sit in on a session with a (and I hate this word, but it's accurate) legendary engineer. This guy recorded Hendrix, Zeppelin, etc. I was all full of nervous dorky energy. It was a tracking session, and as the day wore on...

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Recording Philosophy

I love gear, I love great music, but I don’t think you should record with someone just because they’ve got an amazing rare vintage analog warm fat tube tape thingamabob, or because they worked with a semi-famous band years ago. Any engineer worth his or her salt has...

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RATES

 

Studio and Engineer: $490/day or $65/hr
Studio Only: $285/day or $35/hr
Mixing: $300/song
Mastering: $50/song

CONTACT