From the beginning of Third Ward Records, a commitment was made to have available the best equipment for recording and live sound.  From instruments to mics to pre’s and outboard equipment to converters and computer systems, artists can access an array of vintage and new equipment that spans more than five decades.
Highlights of the collection include:
  • The prized Trident 80C mixing console
  • Multiple Neve pre’s, EQ’s, and compressors
  • Genelec, Adam, and Yamaha monitors
  • Telefunken ELAM 251 mics, numerous Neumann mics
  • Nearly 100 top-rate guitars and basses
  • A variety of new and vintage drums and other percussion equipment
For a complete listing of equipment or questions regarding equipment availability, please contact Ken at kk@thirdwardrecords.com.

Instruments:
Guitars - Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Breedlove, Martin, and many more
Dobros, Banjo, Mandolin - yes, we have them
Guitar Amplifiers - Fender, Bad Cat, Soldano, Bogner, Matchless, Ampeg, Marshall, Guytron, SWR
Bass Guitars - Fender, Lakeland, Roscoe, and others; both fretted and fretless
Bass Amplifiers - Ampeg, David Eden, Mesa
Keyboards - Korg (digital and analog), Yamaha, Roland Juno, Fender Rhodes, Hammond S6, B3 and Porta B with Leslie 122 and 142, and console piano. Steinway C grand piano and Gulbranson console piano.
Drums and Percussion - Kits by DW, Slingerland, Sonor, Rogers. New and vintage snares by DW, Slingerland, Sonor, Rogers, Ludwig, WFL, Leedy Ludwig. Congas, timbales, bongos and miscellaneous other items. Vibraphone, and, yes, we have a glockenspiel.

Microphones:
Vintage and New - Neumann, Telefunken, AKG, Manley Reference, Sony, Sennheiser, Beyer, and of course Shure. Our collection includes Telefunken 251’s and Neumann U-47’s and other vintage mics. For the practice/rehearsal facility, a comprehensive collection of mics, both wired and wireless, is available.

Recording:
The recording space features:
  • ProTools rig running PT 9 on a quad core Mac Pro
  • Prism and Apogee converters (We believe that the best sonic quality is achieved using extremely accurate converters, and we have incorporated Prism and Apogee converters for this reason.)
  • 1986 Trident 80C 32x24x24

Outboard gear:
  • Many new and vintage components including Neve, Helios, Trident, Focusrite, Universal Audio, Massenberg, Manley, Shadow Hills, Lexicon, and Amek
  • Sony APR 24 2” tape machine (for all those die-hard analog people)
  • Main monitors are Genelec 1033’s and the rear room monitors are Adam SX3’s, with an additional pair of Yamaha NS10M’s up front
  • In the main tracking room, a pair of Genelec 1032’s handle talk/play back
  • A custom patch bay offering optimum flexibility in the recording chain
  • Private Q headphone system with all class A amplification (and it sounds fantastic)

 
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