Upstairs Studio

Downstairs Studio

Rates

Upstairs: $400 per day
Downstairs: $300 per day
Full Facility: $700 per day

Day rates do not include an engineer. Our house engineers are amazing and range from $250 to $500 per day. We highly recommend hiring them for your session. We also have a list of approved guest engineers that have worked at Figure 8.

Equipment

Upstairs

Console

Neve 5316 with 30 channels of 33114 preamp/EQ

Recorders/Converters

Ampex ATR-102 1/2″ 2-track
Apple iMac 2016
Avid Pro Tools 12 HD
Avid Artist Mix
Korg MR-2000S stereo DSD recorder
Mytek 8×192 ADDA (4)
Mytek Stereo 192 DSD DAC
Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO

Monitoring

Focal SM9 pair
Auratone 5C Super Sound Cubes pair
Audio Technica ATH M50 (6)
Aviom 320 (6)
Beyer Dynamic D770 Pro (2)
Direct Sound EX29

Dynamics

API 2500 stereo compressor
Collins 26U
Custom built LA2A (2)
Daking FETII (2)
dbx 160VU (2)
dbx 902 de-esser (4)
dbx 904 gate (3)
Empirical Labs Distressor EL8X (2)
Empirical Labs DocDerr
Neve 32264 (2)
Pendulum OCL 500
Pete’s Place BAC 500
RCA BA-6A
Smart C1-LA stereo compressor
SPL Transient Designer 4
Standard Audio Level-Or
UREI 1176 silverface
UREI LA 22
Valley People Dyna-mite (2)

Preamp/EQ

A-Designs EM-PEQ
AEA RPQ
Aengus Graphic EQ (4)
Altec 1567A tube mixer
Altec 458 (4)
API 550A (2)
APSI Graphic EQ (2)
ART Dual MP
Blue Robbie
Bogen RP-2
Classic API VP26 (2)
Drip Electronics UE-100 stereo tube EQ
Electrodyne 501
Empirical Labs Lil’ Freq (2)
Greg Hanks Design BA-660
MXR Stereo 15 Band EQ
Neve 31102 (2)
Pultec EQP-1A3 (2)
REDD 47 (2)
Siemens V276
Siemens W295B (2)
Trident A-Range 2 channel preamp/EQ

Effects

Allison Labs 2-A passive filter
Allison Labs 2-B passive filter
AMS RMX16
AMS DMX 15-80s
AMS Keyboard Interface/Chorus Controller
Binson Echorec
dbx 906 Flanger+
Delta Labs Effectron II
Demeter RV-1 stereo spring reverb
EMT 140 plate reverb
EMT 250 reverb
Eventide DDL-500
Eventide H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer
EXR EX3 Exciter
Furman RV-1 spring reverb
Hi Watt Custom Tape Echo
Lexicon PCM 42
Lexicon PCM 91
MXR Flanger/Doubler
Peavey Kosmos Pro
Peavey Valverb
Pioneer SR-202W spring reverb
Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo
SPL Vitalizer
Tech 21 Sansamp PSA-1 (original)

Pianos, Keyboards, Synths

Casiotone 401
Formanta UDS drum machine
Hammond M3 tonewheel organ with Leslie 147
Mellotron M400
Moog Rogue
Oberheim SEM 2 Voice
Roland Juno 106
Roland MKS-7 Super Quartet
Yamaha G3 6’1″ grand piano

Downstairs

Console

SSL AWS 900+ with Delta upgrade
Neve Kelso
Langevin AM301

 

Recorders/Converters

Apple iMac 2016
Avid Pro Tools 12 HD
Mytek 8×192 ADDA (4)
Mytek Stereo 192 DSD DAC
Tascam 388 1/4″ 8-track
Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO

Monitoring

Focal Twin 6 pair
Dynaudio BM6 MkIII pair
Dynaudio BM9S II subwoofer
Auratone 5C Super Sound Cubes pair
Audio Technica ATH M50 (6)
Aviom 320 (6)
Beyer Dynamic D770 Pro (2)
Direct Sound EX29

Dynamics

API 2500 stereo compressor
Aphex 9651 (2)
Collins 26U-2 stereo compressor
dbx 163X (2)
dbx 165A
Decca stereo limiter/compressor
Empirical Labs Distressor EL8X (2)
Eventide Omnipressor
Lombardi LCOMP2
Neve 33314a compressor (2)
Orban 526A de-esser
PreSonus ACP-8
Purple MC77 (2)
SPL Transient Designer 4
SSL G-series bus compressor
Standard Audio Stretch (2)
Standard Audio Level-Or

Preamp/EQ

20th Century Fox stereo tube preamp
Ampex 351
Bogen RP2
Electrodyne 511
Elysia xfilter 500 stereo EQ
Metric Halo ULN-2 stereo preamp
Neve 1272 (8)
Neve 33114b (2)
Neve 33118
Retro Instruments 2A3 stereo tube EQ
Retro Instruments Powerstrip
Shadow Hills Equinox stereo preamp
UREI 565 Little Dipper
UREI 567 EQ/crossover
White Instruments 4400 passive EQ

 

Effects

Allison Labs 2AB passive filter
AMS RMX16
Biamp MR-140 spring reverb
Binson Echorec
ELI Analog Echo
Eventide Eclipse
Eventide H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer
Eventide H949 Harmonizer
EXR EX3 Exciter
Ibanez AD202
Ibanez UE405
Ibanez HD 1000
Lexicon MPX1
Lexicon PCM91
Lexicon Prime Time
Mu-Tron Bi-Phase
Peavey Kosmos V2
Peavey Spectrum Analog Fiter
Peavey Valverb
ProCo Rat R2DU
Realistic Stereo Reverb
Roland RE-101 Space Echo
Tech 21 Sansamp PSA-1
Watkins Copicat

Pianos, Keyboards, Synths

Aelita mono synth
ARP Odyssey
ARP Omni-2
Arturia Microbrute
Buchla Music Easel
Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano
Critter & Guitari Septavox
Doepfer (etc) extensive Eurorack modular synth setup
Elektron AnalogRytm
Elektronika EM-26 vocoder
EMI RITM-2
Estey Folding pump organ
Faemi 1M synthesizer
Marsh UDS drum machine
Moog Etherwave Plus theremin
Moog Rogue
Moog Satellite
Moog Taurus foot pedals
Moog Taurus II
Oberheim SEM 4 Voice
Polivoks mono synth
RMIF Elsita drum machine
Rokton UDS drum machine
Roland Juno 60
TOM 1501 string synthesizer
TTSH Arp 2600 Clone
Wurlitzer 140B electric piano

Shared

Microphones

12 Gauge Green12 (2)
12 Gauge Red12 (2)
AEA KU4 (2)
AEA R84
AEA R92
AKG C 414 EB
AKG D224 E
Ampex 702
B&K 4004 (2)
B&O BM 5
Beyerdynamic M 201 (5)
Beyerdynamic M 88 N (5)
Beyerdynamic M 380 (2)
Beyerdynamic MC 740 N
Beyerdynamic Soundstar
Blue Ball (4)
Blue Bottle with B1, B4 and B6 capsules
Blue Encore (2)
Blue Mouse
Blue Woodpecker (2)
Brauner VM1 (2)
Clock Audio C 008E-RF boundary mic (2)
Coles 4038 (4)
Electro Voice 634B
Electro Voice 635A (2)
Electro Voice N/D308
Electro Voice RE20 (2)
Heil PR30
Heil PR40
Josephson C42 (2)
Josephson C700S
JZ Blackhole
Lafayette
Lombardi
Mojave MA 101
Neumann KM56
Neumann M269
Neumann M49b
Neumann SM69
Neumann KM88
Nordic NU47 (2)
Oktava MK012 (2)
Philips EL6112
Placid Audio Carbonphone
Placid Audio Copperphone
Radio Shack Boundary Mic 3022
RCA 44-BX
RCA 77-DX
Royer R-121 (2)
Schoeps CMC 6 with MK4 capsule (2)
Sennheiser 421 (2)
Sennheiser 441
Sennheiser boundary mic
Shure Beta 57 (2)
Shure Beta 58A (2)
Shure Green Bullet
Shure PG 48
Shure SM56
Shure SM57 (3)
Shure SM7B
Sony C-37A
Sony C-48
Telefunken Ela M 260 (2)
Vox-o-Rama U47 (2)
Western Electric 639B (birdcage) (2)
Wollensak B-162 boundary mic

 

 

Guitars/Basses/Drums

Bigsby Bigstrum guitar
Epiphone P 90 guitar
Fender Mustang guitar
Fender Jazz Master guitar
Fender Musicmaster guitar
Fender Telecaster guitar
Guild semi-hollowbody electric guitar
Hagstrom 12 string electric guitar
Jerry Jones sitar guitar
Martin steel string acoustic guitar
National hollowbody electric guitar
National resonator guitar
Stella Harmony 12 string guitar
Teisco electric guitar
Yamaha classical guitar

Carl Thompson fretless electric bass
Fender Precision bass
Fender Mustang bass
Guild Aristocrat bass
Guild hollowbody bass
Hagstrom 8 string bass
Hofner Club bass

1960’s Gretsch 3 piece (22″ kick/16″ floor/13″rack)
1960’s Ludwig 3 piece (22″ kick/16″ floor/13″rack)
Brady wood snare
Gretsch wood snare
Ludwig Supraphonic metal snare
Slingerland deep wood snare
Assorted cymbals + percussion

Amplifiers

Ampeg B-12
Ampeg B-15
Danelectro Honeytone
Fender Bassman 135 head
Fender Princeton
Gibson Falcon
Gibson GA-20 (3)
Gretsch combo
Little Lanilei Model 33
Magnatone small combo
Masco guitar head
Mini Z combo
Music Man 4×10
Oliver PA100x bass head
Oliver Powerflex 500
Olmstead Audio Cassius
Sears Silvertone Twin Twelve head
Supro Corsica
Traynor YSR-1 Custom Reverb head
Vox Cambridge
Walter Woods bass head

Pedals

Klon Centaur Silver
Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
And dozens of pedals by:
Moog
Electro Harmonix
Death by Audio
Pete Cornish
Strymon
Zvex
And more

Clients

Aaron Novik
Aaron Roche
Ages and Ages
Akshara
Alex Turnquist
Algiers
Ali Beletic
Amber Arcades
Amigos
Andrea Poggio
Andrew Conklin
Anna Ternheim
Arnold Lee
Azro Cady
Babylon Tom
Bala Skandan
Banned Books
Becca Stevens
Ben Davis
Ben Goldberg
Bernardo
Beth Orton
Big Thief
Blonde Redhead
Brandon Meyer
Buck Meek
Calamity Janes
Cantina
Carl Maguire
Cassandra Jenkins
Casual Dots
Celestial Shore
Ceramic Dog
Chaser
Ches Smith
Coca Leaf
Colin Stetson
Curt Sydnor
Damien Rice
Dan Joseph
Dana Lyn
Daniel Pearce
David Cieri
David Robert
Dolly Trolley
Doug Wieselman
Drama Section
Dru Cutler
Elysian Fields
Empyrean Atlas
Evan Francis
Friend Roulette
Green and Glass
Greg Fox
Grey Gersten
Gyda Valtysdottir
Haroula Rose
Here We Go Magic
Indigo Street
Infinity Girl
Invisible Guy
Isabel Castellvi
Jason Bartell
Jen Goma
Jerry Scarnato
Jesse Paris Smith
Jofridur Akadottir
John Dieterich
Jo Lawry
John McCowen
Johnny Butler
Josh Rutner
Julia Easterlin
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Katie Von Schleicher
Karavika
Kemp and Eden
King Stork
Kill Alters
Kip Hanrahan
Landlady
Leah Shaw
Liam Singer
Lip Talk
Marc Ribot
Meghan Burke
Michael Campbell
Michael Musika
Mike Brown
Mirah
My Bubba
Naked Hugs
Natti Vogel
Nick Gaynier
Okkervil River
Owen Pallett
Palm
Parijat Desai
Pencil
Pure Horsehair
Pussy Riot
Quinn Deveaux
Really Big Pinecone
Regret The Hour
Relatives
Religious Phase
Resistor
Rhys Tivey
Robbie Lee
ROMCOM
Ron Shalom
Rubblebucket
Ryan Dugre
Ryan Vanderhoof
Sam Evian
Sam Kogon
Sam Ospovat
Sameer Gupta
Sarah Kinlaw
Sarah Pedinotti
Sarth Calhoun
Sasha Papernik
Satoshi Takeishi
Schimscheimer Family Trio
Scott Amendola (w/ Trevor Dunn & Nels Cline)
Scully
Sofia Rei
Son Lux
Sophie Harris
Star Rover
Steve Curtis
St Pè
Stolen Jars
Sweet Cream
Tenzin Choygal (w/Laurie Anderson)
The Julie Ruin
The Pleasure Class
The Renderers
Thingamajigs
Todd Griffin
Ulfer Hansson
Viva DeConcini
Wet Leather
Wilder Maker
Wild Manes
Will Graefe
Xylouris White
Yasmine Hamden
Young Nudist
Zeena Parkins

 

The Team

To learn more, schedule a tour, or book a session send an email to [email protected]

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    Shahzad Ismaily

    Owner

    Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono, Vieux Farka Toure

  • Eli Crews - Figure 8 Recording

    Eli Crews

    Head Engineer

    tUnE-yArDs, Deerhoof, Lorde

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    Phil Weinrobe

    House Engineer

    Marc Ribot, Pussy Riot, My Bubba

  • Sam Owens - Figure 8 Recording

    Sam Owens

    House Engineer

    Cass McCombs, Blonde Redhead, Sam Evian

  • Michael Coleman - Figure 8 Recording

    Michael Coleman

    Studio Manager/House Engineer

    Ben Goldberg, Nathan Phillips, ROMCOM


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