Tightrope Recording

Tightrope Recording is Torna’s space for writing, recording, producing, and mixing. The spacious control room comfortably accommodates co-writes and features views of the New York City skyline. There is also a live room and an isolation booth – a tracking space large enough for a full band. Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, it features the following equipment:

Recorder: Universal Audio Apollo 8p + 16 + UAD2 Satellite (26 ins & 26 outs with 16 cores of UA plugin processing total), SSL Sigma analog summing mixer, Burl Bomber ADC (clock), Mac Studio w/ M1, Pro Tools Studio

Monitoring: ATC SCM20ASL + Adam Sub12 subwoofer, Avantone MixCube (mono), Bose Companion, Sennheiser HD650 headphones, Coleman Audio speaker switcher, Hearback OCTO, assorted closed-back tracking headphones (from Audio Technica, Sennheiser, CAD, and Beyerdynamic)

Microphones:
Condenser + Tube: Neumann KM84i (x2 – 1974 & 1976), Peluso P67, AKG 414 B-ULS (x2 – ca. 1980’s), Bock iFet, Earthworks QTC1 (x2), AKG C451-B
Ribbon: RCA 77DX (ca. 1950’s), AEA KU5A, AEA N22 (x2)*, AEA R88*
Moving-Coil Dynamic: 
Shure SM7, ElectroVoice RE20, Sennheiser MD421 (x2), Beyerdynamic M88 (x2), Revox M3500 (ca. 1970’s), Altec 632-C (ca. 1960’s), Altec 683-A (x2 – ca. 1960’s), DuKane 7A160 (ca. 1950’s), Shure Beta57A (x2), Sennheiser e602, Shure PG52, AKG D12e (ca. 1970s)*
Other: Radial DI’s, assorted contact mics
*denotes available upon prior request

Hardware Processing:
Preamps: AMS Neve 1081 (2 channels), 1973 RCA BA-43 Program Amplifier, Avalon V5 DI-Re-Preamplifier, BAE 1073MP (4 channels), Universal Audio Solo 610B tube DI/Mic Pre, AEA RPQ (2 channels), API 3124V (4 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), Allison Labs 2-B variable HP/LP, Moog Ladder (2 channels)
Compression: API 2500, UREI 1178 (ca. 1970’s), Pete’s Place BAC (2 channels), Rupert Neve Designs 5043 Portico Compressor, Valley People Dynamite (2 channels), Serpent Audio Chimera, Serpent Audio SB4001
Special Processing: Programming Technologies Echoplate II (ca. 1980’s), Rupert Neve Designs 542 tape emulator (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, Goodhertz…

Drums: ca. 1960’s/70’s Slingerland (20″ x 14″ kick, 14″ x 5.5″ snare, 13″ x 9″ rack, 16″ x 16″ floor), Gretsch Catalina Club (18″ x 14″ kick, 14″ x 5″ snare, 12″ x 7″ rack, 14″ x 14″ floor), ca. 1970’s Ludwig Acrolite snare, Zildjian cymbals (20″ K Custom Dark Ride, 20″ ZHT Medium Ride, 17″ A Fast Crash, 16″ K Custom Dark Crash, 14″ A New Beat Hats), ca. 1980’s 14″ Camber Hats, LP Cajon, LP Bongos, Meinl Pandeiro, chromatic kalimba w/ pickup, Tibetan singing bowl, chimes, assorted tamborines/shakers/cabasas/castanets, assorted cowbells/wood-blocks, a lamellohone made from half of a coconut

Instruments: 1972 Rhodes Mark I, Everett Upright Piano, MiniMoog Voyager, 1982 Roland Juno 60, Dave Smith Instruments Prophet ’08, Sequential OB-6, Elektron Monomachine, Onde Magnetique OM-1, Casio SK-1, Stanton STR8.150 Turntable, 1954 Gibson BR2 (lap steel), 1962 Ottomar Hausmann (violin), 1973 Fender Telecaster Thinline (2 humbuckers), Fender Telecaster (2 Lollar single coils), Fender Stratocaster (Gemini “Black Bottom” neck + middle w/ “Suprocaster” bridge single coils), Gibson Les Paul, Gibson SG, D’Angelico Deluxe Mini DC, ca. 1960’s Guyatone LG-50T, ca. 1960’s Goya Panther, 1964 Teisco Bass VI (strung as a baritone), Fender Jazz Bass, Martin 000 (steel-string), ca. 1970’s Yamaha FG-140 (steel string), Takamine (nylon-string), Yamaha Guitalele, Hohner Harmonicas

Amps: 1975 Fender Deluxe Reverb (12″ Eminence 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), Roland JC-40

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, Collision Devices Black Hole Symmetry, Vox Big Ben Overdrive, Keeley Electronics Fuzz Head, EarthQuaker Palisades, Hudson Electronics Broadcast (x2), Hudson Electronics Gospel Bomb, Boss DS1 Distortion, Death By Audio Robot, Boss Loopstation, Boss DD6 Delay, Pigtronix Echolution, JHS Panther Cub 2, Montreal Assembly Count to 5, Red Panda Particle, Hologram Infinite Jets, Hologram Microcosm, Strymon Blue Sky (x2), Ernie Ball passive volume pedal, Moog expression pedal

Software Instruments & Sample Libraries: Arturia, Samples from Mars, fxPansion, ToonTrack, Native Instruments, Spitfire, Xfer, Broadway Lites, Scarbee, Output, ThatSound…

Coffee: Chemex pour-over, steel burr grinder

For booking inquiries, please visit the Contact page.