The Brick Box

The Brick Box is my space for writing, producing, and mixing. The spacious control room comfortably accommodates co-writes, overdub recording, and limited full-band tracking. There is also a separate room for amp isolation and stairwell that functions as a reverb chamber. Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, it features the following equipment:

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

Monitoring: ATC SCM20ASL + Yamaha HS8 subwoofer, Avantone MixCube (mono), Bose Companion, Sennheiser HD650 headphones, Sennheiser HD280 headphones (x2), Audio Technica M40x, Audio Technica M20x (x2), Redco Audio cue system

Condenser: Neumann KM84i (x2 – 1974 & 1976), Peluso P67, AKG 414 B-ULS (x2 – ca. 1980’s), AKG C451-B
Ribbon: RCA 77DX (ca. 1950’s), Royer R121 (x2), AEA KU5A
Moving-Coil Dynamic: 
Shure SM7, ElectroVoice RE20, Sennheiser MD421 (x2), Revox M3500 (ca. 1970’s), Altec 632-C (ca. 1960’s), Altec 683-A (x2 – ca. 1960’s), 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, AEA RPQ (2 channels), UA Apollo Pres (10 channels), Cloud Electronics Cloudlifter (4 channels)
Equalization: API 5500 EQ (2 channels), Maag EQ2 (3 channels), API 560 (2 channels)
Compression: API 2500, Highland Dynamics BG-1, Pete’s Place BAC (2 channels), Rupert Neve Designs 5043 Portico Compressor, Valley People Dynamite (2 channels), Aphex Studio Dominator, Empirical Labs Derr-Esser (2 channels), Serpent Audio Chimera, Serpent Audio SB4001
Special Processing: Rupert Neve Designs 542 tape emulator (2 channels), Moog Ladder (2 channels), Maestro Echoplex EP2 (ca. 1970’s), DeltaLab Effectron III, Eventide MixingLink

Software Plugins: Universal Audio UAD-2 (full bundle), Melodyne, Antares, Audio Ease, Synchro Arts, iZotope, FabFilter, Soundtoys, Valhalla DSP, OEK, XLN Audio, Slate, Camel Audio, Goodhertz…

Instruments: 1972 Rhodes Mark I, Everett Upright Piano, MiniMoog Voyager, 1982 Roland Juno 60, Dave Smith Instruments Prophet ’08, Sequential OB-6, Elektron Monomachine, Casio SK-1, 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 (2 humbuckers), Fender Telecaster (2 single coils), Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson SG, D’Angelico Deluxe Mini DC, 1964 Teisco Bass VI (strung as a baritone), Fender Jazz Bass, Martin 000 (steel-string), Takamine (nylon-string), LP Cajon, LP Bongos, 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: 1975 Fender Deluxe Reverb (12″ Weber loudspeaker), 1977 Fender Princeton Reverb (10″ Jupiter loudspeaker), 1962 Gibson “Gibsonette” (10” Jensen loudspeaker), Supro Comet 1610RT (10″ Supro loudspeaker), ca. 1940’s Magnatone “Honolulu” (8″ Jupiter loudspeaker), 1971 Ampeg B-15N (15″ Altec loudspeaker)

Pedals: t.c. electronic polytune, ElectroHarmonix H.O.G., Moog Ring Modulator, ElectroHarmonix Q-Tron, Red Witch Phaser, Boss PH3 Phaser, MXR Flanger, Keeley Electronics Bubbletron, Walrus Audio Julia, Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water, 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, JHS Panther Cub 2, Montreal Assembly Count to 5, Red Panda Particle, Hologram Infinite Jets, Strymon Blue Sky (x2), Ernie Ball passive volume pedal, Moog expression pedal

Software Instruments: full Arturia Synth & keyboard bundle, full Samples from Mars drums and keys bundle, 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/Analog Brass & Winds, Spitfire Labs

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

For booking inquiries, please visit the Contact page.