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Big Bad Sound Studio II was designed and built by Steven Klein (Criterea One, Studio 606, Larabee) and is centered around our 24-channel SSL AWS900 console and PMC 6-2 monitor system. Aesthetically  reminiscent of the 1960's with the classic acoustic tiled walls and checkerboard floor with modern accents in a naturally finished birch and turquoise fabric. Studio II was built with a modern production workflow in mind. Our spacious control room allows for multiple producers and musicians to work together with easily accessible mic and DI inputs. The live room was designed to have an even but open sound, and records much larger than meets the eye. The isolation booth provides a fun contrast with tapestry lined walls and Christmas lights. Studio II can handle everything from full live band productions to ADR/VO, mixing, overdubs and everything in between.

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Control Room: 21'-6" x 19'-6"

Live Room: 19'-6" x 13'

Iso Booth: 13'-6"x 6'-8"


Recording Console

SSL AWS-900 24-channel



(24x) SSL Super Analogue

(8x) Chandler Limited TG-2

(2x) Heritage Audio 1073

Tree Audio The Branch II

(2x) Trident A-Range (vintage)

(2x) Shadow Hills Mono GAMA

(2x) BTI Al-3102 (API 312a)

(2x) Melcor AML-27 (API 312a)

(2x) Focusrite ISA 115 Stereo



ADL-1000 (LA-2A)

(2x) Hairball 1176 Rev D

(2x) DBX 160 XT

(2x) Distressor EL8-X

(2x) Summit Audio TLA-50

SSL Bus Compressor

(2x) SSL Dynamics

DBX 262 Stereo (modded)



(24x) SSL EQ

(2x) Warm Audio EQP-WA

(2x) Heritage Audio 1073

(2x) Trident A-Range EQ (vintage)

(2x) Focusrite ISA 115 EQ

Large Diaphragm Condensers 

Neumann U87ai

Flea 47

Kel Audio HM7U

(2x) AKG 414XLS 



Small Diaphragm Condensers

(2x) Peluso P84



Ribbon Microphones

(2x) AEA R84

Royer R121



Dynamic Microphones

(4x) Shure sm57

Shure sm7B

(2x) Shure sm58

EV RE-20 

Audix D6

(3x) Sennheiser MD-421

Sennheiser e609

Sennheiser e805


Lynx Aurora (32 in/out)

Pro Tools HDX Card




2022 Mac Studio M1 Ultra 20-core CPU, 48-core GPU, 32-Core Neural Engine, 128GB RAM



PMC 6-2 monitors


DI Boxes

Radial Pro D2 (2-Channel)

Cloudlifter CL-1 Preamp

Radial JCR Reamp

Silver Lake Highland Park Recording Studio


Electric Guitars

1965 Gibson SG Custom

1981 Gibson Flying V

1968 Gibson ES-335TDW

1977 Gibson RD Custom

1990 Gibson Les Paul Custom

2004 Gibson SG Faded (modified)

2016 Rickenbacker 381V69

2016 Fender Telecaster American

1963 Supro Coronado II (Resoglas)

Jay Turser "The Shark"

Acoustic Guitars

1955 Gibson J-50

1970 Yamaha FG-300

1968 Yamaha FG-230 12-string

1950s Silvertone Archtop

Taylor 110 (nashville tuning)

Taylor Mini (walnut)

Michael Kelley Resophonic Dobro


1962 American Fender P-Bass Reissue


1966 Ludwig Classic Maple 22x16x13

Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare

TRX NDK Crash/Ride/Hi-hats

Guitar Amps

1972 Marshall JMP

1963 Silvertone 1484

Vox AC30HW

Matamp GT1 Custom

Matamp 1224 mkII

1970 White Tour Range (Orang/Matamp)

1994 Fender Twin Amp

1990s Red Knob Fender Twin

Fender Delux Reverb


Orange PPC 2x12 cab (vintage 30s)

Marshall 1960x 4x12 (greenbacks)

1970's White Sound 4x12 (Fane)

Marshall JCM900 Lead Cab

Guitar Pedals

1970's Colorsound Tonebender

1970's Ibanez Overdrive mkI

1990s Civil War Big Muff

Big Muff Pi

Big Muff Bass Pi

Earthquaker Devices Hoof

Earthquaker Devices Fuzzmaster General

Way Huge Swollen Pickle

Fulltone Deja-Vibe

Fullton Supa-Trem

Fulltone Octa-Fuzz

Crybaby Wah

Boss OC-2

Digitech Whammy 4

Love Pedal Amp 50

Dunlop Jimi Henrix Fuz Face

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