Shirk Studios – Gear List

My Equipment

Coles 4038 Ribbon (x2)
Royer r121
AKG 451e Vintage
BeesNeez Mahalia (u67 style)
Gibson Les Paul 57 Reissue
Victoria 5112 Champ 1×12
Dave Smith Pro 2 Synth
Moog Minitaur Bass Synth
Lots of pedals…


AEA R-84 Ribbon (x2)
AKG D12e
AKG C414B-ULS (x2)
AKG C451e
Audio Technica 4033 (x2)
Cascade Fathead II Ribbon (x2)
Coles 4038 Ribbon (x2)
Earthworks TC-30k omni (x2)
Earthworks SR-71 cardoid
Neumann KM86 Vintage (x2)
Neumann M249 Vintage tube
Neumann U67 Vintage tube
Neumann U87 Vintage
Oktava MK-012 (x2)
RCA – 44bx Vintage Ribbon
Sennheiser MD421 mkII (x2)
Sennheiser MD441
Shure SM-7
Shure Beta 52A
Shure Beta 58 (x2)
Shure SM-58 (x2)
Shure SM-57 (x4)


1976 Sphere Eclipse A – Discrete Inline Console. 32 Channels – 20 Mic Pres – 16+8 busses – 8 – 920 EQ’s and 24-210 EQ’s – Punchy Reichenbach Transformer Tone defining the pinnacle of the 70’s American console design.


ProAc Studio 100’s
paired with ADAM Sub10 mkII Active Subwoofer
Tannoy Active Reveal Studio Monitors


ProTools HDX running v10.3.8
Apple Mac Pro 2.66Ghx 12 core
40ch of A/D/A conversion:
2 x Avid 16×16 i/o interface
1 x Digidesign 192 8 x16 i/o interface
MC Mix Fader Control Surface
MCI JH16 – 16-Track 2″ Tape Recorder w/ Autolocator II


Yamaha C7 – 7’6” Concert Grand Piano
1920 Cable Co. 55″ Upright Piano
Fender 1990 Strat Plus
Fender 1979 Mustang Bass
Fender 1980 Lead II
Gibson 1941 Southern Jumbo Acoustic
Martin 2010 – HD-28 Acoustic
Kentucky Mandolin
1962 Russian Made Balalaika
Fender 1966 Vibrolux Reverb
Fender 1978 Vibro Champ
Sears Silvertone 1482
Mesa/Boogie 1995 2×12 Vert. Cab
THD Univalve 12 Watt Recording Head
Ampeg 1968 B-15N Tube Bass Amp
Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano
Hammond M3 Organ
5 Piece 1954 Vintage Slingerland Mahogany Drum Kit
Various Vintage & Modern Snares
Various Percussion and noise-makers
Assortment of Vintage and Boutique Stomp Boxes


Sphere M1200B 20ch Console Pres
Chandler Ltd. Germanium Preamp/DI
Collins 212Y Vintage Tube Preamp
Pendulum Audio MDP-1 Stereo Tube
JoeMeek VC1Q Mono Channel Strip


ADR Compex F760X-RS Stereo Comp
API 2500 Stereo Compressor
Dept. of Commerce Tube Limiter
Empirical Labs EL7 FATSO Jr.
Infratronic 1176 Classic FET Limiter
Mohog MoFET 1176 Limiter
Retro Instruments 176 Limiter
RCA BA-6A Vintage Tube Limiter
Urei LA-3A Stereo Pair (Linkable)
Urei LA-22 Stereo Compressor/Limiter
API 5500 Stereo Equalizer
KuSh Audio Clariphonic Parallel EQ
Pulse Techniques (Pultec) EQP-1a3
Lexicon PCM 42 Digital Delay
EMT 140 Tube Plate Reverb
Orban 111b Stereo Spring Reverb
Sansui RA-500 – Spring Reverb

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