Analog heart, digital mind — crowded patchbay

Studio

A comfortable space to create — with great instruments and gear

The centerpiece of our control room is a Neotek Series IIIC console

Catapult Sound is a full service, professional recording studio on a quiet street in North Wales, PA — about an hour north of Philadelphia. We're a good mix between analog and digital recording, offering 24 tracks of simultaneous recording (Pro Tools), a large format analog console, plenty of outboard gear and a wide range of instruments to choose from.

Our live room is large enough to comfortably fit an entire band, and the control room features a couch for your sitting pleasure. We have lounge for band members to relax in with a couch, a tv, and both Wii and Playstation 2. We also have WiFi for web stuff. There are several bars and restaurants in town and a large park one block over.

Equipment & Gear

28 individual channels can look like a sea of knobs

Recording & Monitoring

1 Neotek Series IIIC Console, 28x24x2
2 Focal Twin6 Be
2 Avantone MixCube
2 Avid HD192 (24 AD, 24 DA)
1 Avid Pro Tools 12 HD Native
1 Waves Gold Bundle
1 Waves SSL Bundle
1 Soundtoys Soundtoys 5
1 Valhalla Reverbs
1 Celemony Melodyne 4
1 Izotope RX Elements

Microphones

4 Shure SM57
1 Shure SM7
1 Shure SM58
1 Shure Unidyne***
1 EV RE20
1 Beyerdynamic M160
1 Beyerdynamic M260***
2 Earthworks TC30*
1 Royer 121*
2 AKG C414 XLS
1 AKG D112**
2 Neumann U87
2 Neumann KM84*
2 Neumann KM184
3 Sennheiser MD 421-II
1 Blue Woodpecker**

Outboard

1 Line6 POD XT PRO
1 Great River 2 Channel Mic Pre*
2 Emperical Labs EL8 Distressor*
1 Avalon Design Vt 737 sm*
1 UREI 565 Filter Set
2 UREI LA-4A
1 Analog Bros Leveling Amplifier*
1 Orban Equalizer Model 672A
2 Yamaha SPX90
1 Yamaha REV500
1 SPL Transient Designer
1 dbx 162 Stereo Compressor
1 dbx 165 Compressor/Limiter
2 dbx 160x
2 FMR Audio RNC Compressor
2 Purple MC77 Limiting Amplifier
1 Symetrix CL-150*
1 Universal Audio M610 Tube Preamplifier
2 SCA N72 Preamplifier
2 SCA A12 Preamplifier
1 BBE Sonic Maximizer
1 UREI Feedback Supressor
1 Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

Instruments

1971 Ludwig Standard

Guitars & Bass

Danelectro U2 (for slide)
Fender 51 Nocaster Custom Shop
Fender 60s Road Worn Stratocaster
Fender California Telecaster w/Bigsby
Fender Telecaster Deluxe w/P90s
Fender Road Worn Jazzmaster
Nash TC63
Nash S57
Partscaster Telemaster
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Les Paul R8 w/Bigsby
Gibson ‘62 SG Standard
Gibson ES-335 ’59 Historic w/Bigsby
Gibson ES-335 ’59 Historic
Gibson ES-335 Joe Bonamassa
Gibson RD Artist
Gibson J100
Gibson Hummingbird
Takamine F310
Takamine F340S
Rickenbacker 360
Rickenbacker 360/12V64
Rickenbacker 4003
Gretsch Country Classic II
Paul Reed Smith Custom 24
Guild Archtop Acoustic
Guild X-702

Drums & Percussion

Ludwig Classic Maple, Bass Drum – 14x26
Ludwig Classic Maple, Tom – 10x13
Ludwig Classic Maple, Floor Tom – 16x16
Ludwig Classic Maple, Floor Tom – 16x18
Ludwig ’71 Standard, Bass Drum – 14x22
Ludwig ’71 Standard, Tom – 9x13
Ludwig ’71 Standard, Floor Tom – 16x16
Ludwig ’71 Standard, Snare – 5x14
Ludwig Supraphonic Snare – 5x14
Ludwig Supraphonic Snare – 6.5x14
Skippack Drums Mahogany Snare – 6.5x14
Paiste 2002 15” Sound Edge Hi-Hats
Paiste 2002 17” Crash
Paiste 2002 18” Medium Crash
Paiste 2002 20” Crash
Paiste 2002 24” Ride
Paiste Giant Beat 24” Ride
Zildjian K Custom Hybrid 13 1/4” Hi-Hats
Zildjian K Custom Hybrid 20” Ride
Sabian HHX Evolution 18” Crash
Matador M201 Bongos**
Meinl Percussion Marathon Series Congas**
Various Shakers, Eggs, Triangles, Wind Chimes, Sleighbells, etc…**

Keyboards

Baldwin Acrosonic Spinet Piano
Roland Juno 106
Moog The Rogue
Ensoniq EPS-16
M-Audio USB/MIDI Keyboard

Amps & Cabinets

Ampeg SVT Classic
Ampeg SVT-410
Ampeg Reverberocket
Fender Silverface Pro Reverb**
Fender Silverface Twin Reverb
Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb RI
Fender Blackface Showman
Fender Vibratone
Fender Tweed Champ
Mojotone 2x12 (Blackface Style)
Magic Z Combo (2)
Tungsten Crema Wheat
Marshall 2204 (50 W)
Marshall 1992 Superbass (100 W)
Marshall 4x12 (2)
Matchless ESD212
JMJ Amps JMJ 30 (AC30 Type)
Roland Jazz Chorus 120**
Weber Tweed Twin
Weber Tweed Bassman
Gorilla GG-20

Effect Pedals

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy
Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi
Electro Harmonix Small Clone
Electro Harmonix Mel-9
Ibanez AD9 (2)
Ibanez Analog Delay Mini
Ibanez TS9 Tubescreamer
Ibanez TS10 Tubescreamer
Peterson Strobostomp (3)
Ernie Ball MVP Mini Volume Pedal (2)
Drybell Vibe Machine
Paul C Tim
Paul C Timmy
Rimrock Effects Mythical Overdrive
Rimrock Effects ‘Lil MO
Fulltone Plimsoul
Fulltone Mini Deja Vibe 2
Fulltone ’69 Fuzz
TC Electronic Flashback Mini
TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb Mini
TC Electronic Ditto
Empress Comressor
Jim Dunlop Fuzzface Mini Silicon
Vick Audio Ram’s Head (Big Muff)
DIY Tap Tremolo
DIY Vibrato
DIY Super Duper 2-in-1
Analogman Bi-Comprossor
Analogman King of Tone
Klon Centaur (Silver)
Pro Co The Rat
Malekko Sneak Attack
Weber Revibe
Boss Heavy Metal HM-2
Boss Digital Metalizer MZ-2

We've been fortunate to have generous friends keep some gear at the studio, like Analog Bros (*), Brett Kull (**) and Doug Solovitz (***).

Contact

Call or email to book your next session or studio visit

Catapult Sound
220 N Center Street
North Wales, PA 19454
(267) 662-9000
studio@catapultsound.com

Just remember that we're a working studio with sessions in-progress. Give us a call first (or send us a message) if you'd like to stop by for a visit. Thanks!