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Room With a VU(26)

STUDIO NAME: East Hall Recording LOCATION: Fayetteville, AR CONTACT: www.easthall.com KEY CREW: Amy McGraw, Chris Moore CONSOLE: Yamaha 02R (2) COMPUTERS: AMD Athlon XP 2800+ PC; Pentium 4 2.8GHz PC DAW: Cakewalk Sonar 5 Producer Edition INTERFACE: MOTU 2408mk2 RECORDERS: Alesis ADAT (blac
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STUDIO NAME: East Hall Recording

LOCATION: Fayetteville, AR

CONTACT: www.easthall.com

KEY CREW: Amy McGraw, Chris Moore

CONSOLE: Yamaha 02R (2)

COMPUTERS: AMD Athlon XP 2800+ PC; Pentium 4 2.8GHz PC

DAW: Cakewalk Sonar 5 Producer Edition

INTERFACE: MOTU 2408mk2

RECORDERS: Alesis ADAT (blackface), HD24 (2); Fostex R8; Yamaha AW16G

MONITORING: Alesis M1, RA100; Audio-Technica headphones; beyerdynamic DT 231; Carver GA250; dbx DriveRack Studio; Event 20/20; Furman HDS-6; Hafler M5; Q-Mix HM-6; Sony MDR-7505

PRES: Aphex 107 (2); ATI UltraMike; Behringer Ultragain Pro 2200, Ultragain 1953; dbx 586; Joemeek Meekbox VC6; M-Audio DMP3; PreSonus Blue Tube (4)

MICS: ADK A-51s (2), Hamburg Edition (2), Vienna Edition (2); AKG D3500; Audio-Technica AT813, AT3035 (2), Pro25; CAD E200; Crown PZM-30D (2); Electro-Voice 661, 664, 715, N/D 257 (2), N/D 408B (2); Oktava MK-012 (2); Røde Classic, NT5 (4); Shure Beta 52 (2), KSM32, SM57 (10), SM58, Unidyne III, Unisphere B

EFFECTS: Alesis Microverb III, Microverb IV, Quadraverb, Wedge (2); BBE Sonic Maximizer 422A; Ibanez AD202; Peavey Kosmos; Universal Audio UAD Studio Pack w/ Cambridge EQs, Dreamverb, Fairchild 670, Nigel Guitar Processors; Plate-140 Plate Reverbs; Pultec EQP-1A EQs, MEQ-5 EQs; RealVerb Pro; Teletronix LA-2A; UA 1176

STRINGS: Alvarez 12-String Acoustic, Acoustic Bass; Aria 6-String Banjo; Carvin 6-String Bass; Cort 6-String Acoustic; Dekley Pedal Steel; Epiphone Les Paul; Fender Jazz Bass, Mandolin, Precision Bass (3), Stratocaster (2), Telecaster, 6-String Acoustic; Gibson Artist, EB-0; Kay Upright Bass; Line 6 Variax 500 (2), Variax Bass; Lindert Baritone; Modulus Fretless; National Resonator; Rickenbacker 4001; Tacoma Papoose; Taylor 414KCE

AMPS: Ampeg B-25B, ’66 B15N Portaflex; Carvin R600; Fender ’64 Bandmaster, ’68 Bassman; Line 6 Bass Pod, Bass Pod Pro, Pod 2.0, Pod XT Live; Kustom KLA185; Rickenbacker ’44 Guitar Amp; Sovtek Mig-50; SWR Workingman’s 160

KEYS: 5' Chickering Baby Grand; Fender Rhodes; Hammond M3 w/ Motion Sound Rotating Speaker System; Korg 01/Wfd; Roland Juno-6; Wurlitzer Electric Piano

DRUMS: (Kits) Gretsch Catalina 5-Piece Mahogany; Ludwig Rocker Elite 6-Piece; Pearl Session Studio 5-Piece Birch; Pintech Electronic Drum set w/ Alesis DM5. (Snares) Pearl 12" Maple Piccolo, 14" Sensitone Brass, 14" Maple Free-Floating System. (Cymbals) Paiste 14" Color Sound Hi-hats; Ufip 20" Crash; Wuhan 10" Splash, 12" China, 18" China; Zildjian 10" Special Recording Hi-hats, 10" Splash, 11" Oriental Trash Splash, 14" New Beat Hi-hats, 18" Medium Thin Crash, 18" Paper Thin Crash, 20" Earth Ride, 20" Medium Ride, 20" Medium Thin Crash, 22" China. (Percussion) CP Congas, Djembe, Dumbek, Rhythm Tech Tambourines, Talking Drum, Toca Bongos, Udu, and various auxiliary percussion.

NOTES: Taking its moniker from the college dorm where owner Chris Moore started recording nearly 15 years ago on an old TASCAM PortaOne cassette 4-track, East Hall Recording has gradually progressed in recent years from a small home project space to a standalone recording studio as Moore found his enormous collection of instruments pouring from closets into kitchens and bathrooms. As Moore tells: “I found that my gear, which I’ve been collecting since before I started recording, was taking up half of my living space!”

The space afforded by East Hall’s newest locale allows both Moore and his clients increased opportunities, namely in that his bands can now track “live” due to the studio’s spacious and comfortable room. “We’ll usually cut basic tracks with everyone playing together,” Moore says, adhering to the age-old rock and roll recording ethos. “The big room works well for drums, and then we isolate both the singer and the guitar amps and, of course, run the bass direct — overdubbing final vocals and extra sections later.”

So whether it’s recording local bands or putting together tracks for Kung-Fu Indie Rock paladins Hot Shot Karate (Moore pulls double duty as the band’s bassist), all you have to do is rap upon the door of East Hall and, chances are, you’ll find Moore plugging away tirelessly on one project or the other. So give a knock if you’re in the area, take a quick tour, and maybe gear up and lay down a couple tracks. We think you’ll dig it.