Posts Tagged ‘Recording’


Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee opens Recording Studio

May 12, 2009
Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee, studio mogul – California facility is “vibey”

The best-known ‘recordings’ of Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee might well be the ‘home videos’ he made with ex-wife Pamela Anderson.

But the drummer has now opened his own recording studio – for music, dummies!

The Atrium is located on the entire lower floor of Lee’s Calabasas, California residence. Lee says: “the studio was created specifically to provide an environment that inspires creativity and offer a vibey alternative to traditional, commercial recording studios.”

The Atrium’s equipment list is impressively extensive and, as you can see below, it’s none too shabby an environment.




So what does the guy who has had eveything put in his studio……? Lets take a look shall we!


Control Room: 22′x 22′x9′
Live Room 1: 29′x 19′x 10′
Live Room 2: 18′x 12′x 10′
Iso-Room: 8′x 5′x 8′

Solid State Logic SL4056G+ w/Ultimation

Genelec 1038B w/sub
Genelec 8050A w/sub

Apple G5 w/SNS Fibrechannel Hard drive system
Digidesign HD5 Pro Tools (64in/72out)
Alesis Masterlink w/Lavry Blue AD/DA converters


Manley Vox Box (x2)
Drawmer 1960
Chandler TG Channel (x2)
Helios 1r Type 69
Aphex 230 (x2)
Vintech X81 (x2)
Vintech X73 (x2)
Vintech 473 (x2)
Focusrite ISA 828
Universal Audio 2-610 (x4)

Mercury EQ-P (x2)
Mercury EQ-H (x2)
GML 8200
Manley Massive Passive
Api 550b (x4)

Manley Vari-Mu
Empirical Labs Distressor (x2)
Empirical Labs Fatso Jr.
SPL Transient Designer 4 (x2)
Urei 1176 Silver Face (x2)
Universal Audio 1176LN (x4)
Aphex 622 (x2)

Lexicon 960L
Eventide H3000SE
Lexicon PCM 90
Yamaha SPX90 (x2)
Lexicon Prime Time (x2)
Yamaha REV5

AKG C414 (x2)
Audio Technica AE3000 (x5)
Audio Technica AT4047 (x4)
Audio Technica AT4051 (x2)
B&K 4011 (x2)
Earthworks SR25 (x3)
Electro Voice RE20 (x1)
Heil PR20 (x1)
Heil PR30 (x4)
Heil PR40 (x1)
Peluso 2247 (x1)
Rode K2 (x2)
Sennheiser MD421 (x10)
Shure SM57 (x8)
Coles 4038 (x1)

Diezel VH-4
Naylor Super-Drive Sixty
Marshall 2250
Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier
Aguilar DB359
Vox AC30
Matchless DC30
Supro Thunderbolt
Various 4×12 Cabinets
Ampeg 8×10 Cabinets

Radial Guitar Splitters and Direct Boxes
Furman Cue-Headphone Mixer System
Sony Studio Headphones
Various modern & vintage keyboards
Open Labs Meko


I•ONIX U42S Lexicon ® streamlines the desktop recording interface

April 23, 2009


Brilliantly designed, The Lexicon I·ONIX U42S USB 2.0 Audio Interface Desktop of the I·ONIX Recording Series fits where it makes the most sense, between your keyboard and monitor. With all monitor and input level controls at your fingertips, you’ll wonder why no one ever thought of it before.

The Lexicon IONIX U42S USB 2.0 Audio Interface features the newly designed dbx microphone preamps on every channel, the I·ONIX series is more than equipped to provide professional recordings that keep your music sounding its best.

The Lexicon I·ONIX U42S records four analogue and two digital channels simultaneously.

The Lexicon I·ONIX U42S USB 2.0 Audio Interface main features include:

  • USB 2.0 connection to DAW – up to 480Mbps
  • 44.1 to 96kHz sample rates, 24-bit resolution
  • Analogue ¼” and XLR combi-jack inputs on the rear panel for mic/line inputs
  • Analogue ¼” TRS (Stereo Main) outputs
  • dbx® high-voltage, ultra-low noise mic preamp’s on all analogue mic/line inputs
  • Supports Windows® and Mac® platforms 48V phantom power for each input pair
  • Input signal metering via 8 LED’s per channel Signal mixing and stereo bus signal metering
  • ¼” high output headphone connection(s)
  • MIDI In/Out
  • Zero latency monitoring
  • Low latency ASIO drivers
  • Lexicon Pantheon II VST/AU reverb plug-in
  • Software suite includes Steinberg®’s Cubase® LE4, and Toontrack® EZdrummer® Lite


  • Combi-jack Analogue Inputs: 4
  • Simult. Recording Sources: 6
  • Microphone Preamps: 4
  • Hi-Z Instrument Inputs: 2
  • S/PDIF
  • MIDI
  • Headphone Connections: 2
  • ¼” TRS Analog Outputs: 2

Don’t sacrifice your desktop or your music.

You care intensely about your music. It’s more than a pastime – it’s a passion. Lexicon understands your passion and it inspires us to innovate. Brilliantly designed, the I·ONIX Desktop Recording Series fits where it makes the most sense, between your keyboard and monitor. With all the level meters and gain controls at your fingertips when using your DAW, you’ll wonder why no one ever thought of it before.

Featuring newly designed dbx® 60V high-voltage, ultra-low noise mic preamps on all 4 channels, the I•ONIX U42S is more than equipped to provide professional recordings that keep your music sounding its best. The preamps run on a high-voltage supply to guarantee stability and provide you with a superior recording across a wide dynamic range. Performance driven A/D – D/A converters ensure pristine 24-bit/96kHz audio to capture every subtle detail of your performance.

The I•ONIX U42S can record four tracks at once and includes 4 combi-jack mic/line inputs with +48V phantom power, 2 TRS balanced line outputs, 2 hi-Z instrument inputs, 2 high power 1/4″ headphone outputs, S/PDIF and MIDI I/O. Dedicated knobs and meters offer easy access to input and output levels and locking combi-jacks make sure that a connection is not lost in the middle of a performance.

Pantheon Hall

The Lexicon name is synonymous with “the world’s best reverb.” The Pantheon™ II VST/AU reverb plug-in features 6 reverb types with 16 adjustable parameters, and 35 factory presets that range from Vocal to Live Sound and Special Effects. It’s easy to complete your mix and make your music sound its best with the exquisitely rich, full reverbs that made Lexicon famous.

No compromise performance – ergonomic brilliance.
Pure genius.