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 Console:    The studio features a 24-input Mackie analog 8 bus with custom external patch bays for analog mixing (a rare thing) and monitoring of MIDI devices.  
       
 Montitoring:    Farfield: Altec hardwood cabinets (2-way with 15" woofers)
Nearfield: Tannoy Studio 600
Nearfield: Yamaha NS-10m
 
       
 Microphones:    (2) AKG 414ULS (Stereo matched pair)
(1) Audio-technica AT4033a
(1) AKG D112
(2) Sennheiser K6 power modules
(2) Sennheiser MKE 2-60
(2) Sennheiser ME 66
(3) Shure SM57
(2) Shure Beta 58
 
       
 Processing:    (1) Focusrite ISA 430 mic pre-amp and compressor
(1) Focusrite Compounder stereo compressor/limiter
(1) Demeter VTCL2a stereo tube compressor/limiter
(1) Lexicon MPX1 multi-effects
(1) Lexicon MPX500 multi-effects
(1) Digitech Studio400 multi-effects
 
       
 MIDI Controllers:    Kurzweil K-2600 SX master controller and sampler
Roland A70 master controller
AKAI EWI 3030m Electronic Wind Instrument
 
       
 MIDI Modules:    Roland XV-5080 sound module and sampler (all expansions filled)
Roland JV-2080 (all 8 expansions filled)
Roland D-10 drum module
AKAI EWI 3030m Electronic Wind Instrument
Alesis S4 Quadrasynth
(3) MOTU Midi Timepiece AV USB
Unitor MT8
MidiSport 4X4
 
       
 Tape Machines:    Tascam DA-45HR DAT
Tascam 122 MKIII 3 head cassette
HHB CDR-850 Plus CD Recorder
 
       
 Audio Interfaces:    (2) MOTU 2408 mkIII
Digidesign M-Box 2
Digidesign Digi 001
Echo Audio Darla 24
(2) Hammerfall HDSP 9652
Hammerfall HDSP and Multiface
 
       
 Video Equipment:    Sony DSR-30 DV/Mini-DV recorder
Sony SVO 1630 VHS recorder
Sony PVM20L2 color monitor
Rosendahl LIF - MTC to LANC converter
 
       
 Software:    MOTU Digital Performer 7.1 (mac)
MOTU Digital Performer 6.02 (mac)
MOTU Digital Performer 5.13 (mac)
Cubase 5 (pc/mac)
Cubase 4.5 (pc/mac)
Cubase SX3 (pc)
ProTools 8 (mac)
ProTools 6 (mac)
Digital Performer 4 (mac)
TASCAM GigaStudio 4 64-bit
TASCAM Gigastudio 3 Orchestra
TASCAM GVI VSTi plugin
NI Kontakt 3.5 & 4
E-MU EmulatorX Soft Sampler
Altiverb 6
Antares Auto-Tune 5
Waves Diamond Bundle
Sound Libraries featuring Vienna Symphonic Library full pro edition
CLICK HERE for full listing of sample libraries
Motu Unisyn editor/librarian (mac)
Final Cut Pro 3 (mac)
Media Cleaner 6 (mac) and 5 (pc)
TC Electronics TC/Native Bundle multi dsp effects suite (mac)
Sonic Foundry Sound Forge 6 (pc)
Sonic Foundry Batch Converter 5 (pc)
Sonic Foundry Noise Reduction 2 (pc)
Notion 3 music notation (mac)
Sibelius 5 music notation (mac)
Finale 2010 music notation (mac)
Cakewalk ProAudio 9 (pc)
Adobe Photoshop CS2 (mac and pc)
Adobe Illustrator CS1 (pc)
Macromedia Flash MX (mac and pc)
Macromedia Fireworks 9 (mac and pc)
Boris Effects (mac)
Adobe After Effects 5 (mac)
 
       
 Testimonials
"A master musician, technician, artist and tactician. Let him surprise you."
-- Baird Thompson


"Chris Alpiar has been a great writer since I met him back in Berklee in the 90s. He just keeps getting better and better!"
-- Guillermo Hung, Still Hung Productions


 Chris' Notes
New York City bands! If you are gigging in NYC go check out nycmusicscene and post your gigs there. My friends at NYC Music Scene also do a great podcast every Wednesday. Check it out!!


Hey! If you are in Seattle on a Tuesday night, head on over to the Owl 'n Thistle for a groovy jazz jam session hosted by Bebop and Destruction.


"Not too slow. Not too fast. Kind of half-fast!"
-- Louis Armstrong on tempo