The Brick Box

The Brick Box is Torna’s studio facility for writing, producing, and mixing. The spacious control room can also accommodate overdub recording. Located in Brooklyn Heights, it features the following equipment:

Recorder: Universal Audio Apollo 8p + 16 + UAD2 Satellite (24 ins & 24 outs with 12 cores of UA plugin processing total), 3.1GHz iMac, Pro Tools 12, Logic X, Logic 9, SSL Sigma analog summing mixer

Monitoring: Yamaha HS80 (stereo) + subwoofer, Avantone MixCube (mono), Sennheiser HD650 headphones (open), Sennheiser HD280 headphones (closed), Redco Audio cue system

Microphones: RCA 77DX (ca. 1950’s), Neumann KM84i (x2 – 1974 & 1976), Peluso P67, AKG 451, Royer R121 (x2), Shure SM7, ElectroVoice RE20, Sennheiser MD421 (x2), Revox M3500, Shure Beta57, Shure PG52, Samson Q7

Hardware Processing:
Preamps: 1973 RCA BA-43 Program Amplifier, Avalon V5 DI-Re-Preamplifier, BAE 1073MP Mic Pres (4 channels), Universal Audio Solo 610B tube DI/Mic Pre
Equalization: API 5500 EQ (2 channels), Maag EQ2
Compression: API 2500, Rupert Neve Designs 5043 Portico Compressor (2 channels), Valley People Dynamite (2 channels), Aphex Studio Dominator (2 channels), Empirical Labs Derr-Esser, Serpent Audio Chimera
Special Processing: Rupert Neve Designs 542 tape emulator (2 channels), Elysia Karacter 500 (dual mono, stereo, or MS), Moog Ladder (2 channels), Maestro Echoplex EP2 (ca. 1970’s), DeltaLab Effectron III, Eventide MixingLink

Software Plugins: Universal Audio UAD-2 Powered plugins, Melodyne, Antares Autotune, iZotope Rx, FabFilter, Soundtoys, Valhalla DSP, OEK, XLN Audio, Slate, Camel Audio, XLN Audio

Instruments: 1972 Rhodes Mark I, Nord Electro 3, MiniMoog Voyager, 1982 Roland Juno 60, Dave Smith Instruments Prophet ’08, Roli Seaboard Rise, Stanton STR8.150 Turntable, Gretsch Catalina Club 3-piece drum kit, Zildjian cymbals (full set), ca. 1980’s Camber HiHats, ca. 1970’s Ludwig Acrolite snare, 1954 Gibson BR2 (lap steel), 1962 Ottomar Hausmann (violin), 1973 Fender Telecaster Thinline, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson SG, Fender Jazz Bass, Martin 000 (steel-string), Takamine (nylon-string), LP Cajon, Meinl Pandeiro, Hohner Harmonicas, Tibetan Singing Bowl, Chimes, assorted tamborines/shakers/cabasas/castanets, assorted cowbells/wood-blocks, a lamellohone made from half of a coconut

Amps: 1962 Gibson “Gibsonette” (single 10” Jensen loudspeaker), 1977 Fender Princeton Reverb (single 10″ Fender loudspeaker), 2007 Vox AC30 (two 12″ Warfedale loudspeakers), 1971 Ampeg B-15N (single 15″ Altec loudspeaker)

Pedals: t.c. electronic polytune, ElectroHarmonix H.O.G., EarthQuaker Arpanoid, Moog Ring Modulator, ElectroHarmonix Q-Tron, Red Witch Phaser, Boss PH3 Phaser, MXR Flanger, Keeley Electronics Bubbletron, EarthQuaker The Depths, Dunlop Wah, Keeley Electronics 4-knob Compressor, Vox Big Ben Overdrive, Keeley Electronics Fuzz Head, EarthQuaker Palisades, Hudson Electronics Broadcast, Hudson Electronics Gospel Bomb, Boss DS1 Distortion, Boss Loopstation, Boss DD6 Delay, Pigtronix Echolution, Montreal Assembly Count to 5, EarthQuaker Afterneath, Ernie Ball passive volume pedal

Software Instruments: fxPansion Synths, fxPansion BFD3, ToonTrack EZ-Drummer, iZotope BreakTweaker, Native Instruments Massive, Native Instruments Kontakt

Sample Libraries: Broadway Lites Horns, Native Instruments Session Strings, Native Instruments “The Gentlemen” Upright Piano & “The Maverick” Grand Piano, Scarbee 200A Wurli, Output Exhale & Signal

Coffee: Chemex pour-over, moka, french press, steel burr grinder

For booking inquiries, please visit the Contact page.