Our Equipment

Spice House Sound has a unique, innovative philosophy for our equipment. We believe that our system should record and reproduce the clearest, largest, and warmest sounding audio technically possible. Alex Santilli spent years building and rebuilding every circuit of our recording and reproduction equipment to ensure a clarity of sound well beyond the standards of professional audio. The exciting thing is, with such a pure input system, you can color the sounds purposefully to sound like anything the heart desires.

When you can hear more than most mastering engineers ever do during tracking, you make better sonic choices for your record.

Microphones

  • AKG C-12
  • AKG C414 B-ULS
  • AKG D 1000E
  • Audio Technica shotgun mic
  • Beyer Dynamic M201 (x3)
  • Beyer Dynamic M260
  • Beyer Dynamic M380
  • Electro Voice RE-20
  • Electro Voice 665
  • Lomo 19a-9
  • Microtech Gefell M300 (x2)
  • Microtech Gefell UM70 (x2)
  • Neumann U67 (Klaus Hein Modified)
  • RCA 44
  • RCA 74 Junior blackface
  • RCA 74 Junior silverface
  • RCA BK-5B
  • Sanken internal-mounted kick mics
  • Schoeps CMC-4 (x3)
  • Shure Beta 58
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM57 (Vintage American)
  • Shure SM-7b
  • Unidyne 5455D

Drums

  • Bubinga Stave Shell Kit 20x12x16
  • 60's Ludwig kit
  • SJc Brass Snare 6.5x14 3mm
  • Pearl 8x14 Maple Free Floater Snare
  • Tama LST148 ``Big Black Steel`` 8x14 Snare
  • High hat stand
  • Cymbal stands x3

Outboard Gear

  • Alesis HD24XR ADA (Jim Williams modified) (x2)
  • Distressor (x2
  • 1073 Preamplifiers (clones) (x2)
  • 1176 rev D (custom built) (x2)
  • Pultec EQP-1A (x2)
  • Aphex 651 (Jim Williams modified) (x2)
  • Orban 642B (Jim Williams modified)
  • Ampex 2 Channel Tube Preamplifier/Mixer
  • Pendulum OCL-2
  • Buzz Audio SOC 1.1
  • Ecoplate III stereo plate reverb (Jim Williams Modified)
  • Radial JD-7
  • Funk Logic Palindrometer
  • Echoplex
  • Thermionic Culture Vulture Mastering Edition
  • LA-2A (custom built)

Computers / Software

  • Custom Built Mac + PC
  • Pro Tools 10
  • Ableton 9.7.2
  • Waves Complete
  • Ozone 6 and 7
  • Dmg Limitless, Compassion, and Equality
  • Melodyne
  • and many more

Guitar & Bass Amps

  • '66 Fender Princeton Reverb
  • Orange Cab 4x12
  • Marshall JCM 900 MKIII(Sean Hur modified)
  • Wurlitzer 200a
  • Fender Bassman '64 (Sean Hur Modified)
  • Badcat Custom Shop Amp
  • '61 Reverberocket
  • '68 Vibro Champ
  • Ampeg SVT-410
  • Hammond Organ M3
  • Roland EP-30 '70's
  • Leslie Model 45

Monitoring

  • Custom Made 3-Way Farfield Speakers with four 12 inch subs
  • Yamaha NS-10
  • Ross Martin PCM1794A-based DA (custom built + modified)
  • GFA 555 (Jim Williams and in-house modified)
  • GFA 545 (in-house modified and restored)
  • Furmann HD-6 headphone mixing system (6 remotes)
  • Direct Sound EX-29 Headphones
  • Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphones (x5)
  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO Headphones (x2)
  • Superlux HD668B Headphones

Misc

  • Radial JDI Passive Direct Box
  • Radial JDI Duplex Stereo DI
  • Vintage Maestro Fuzz Tone FZ-1A
  • Kord DTR Tuner
  • Vintage Big Muff
  • Vintage Turbo RAT
  • Route 66 Overdrive and Compression Pedal
  • The ``Magic Box`` 60's Homebrew Fuzz Pedal

Console

  • Auditronics 710, 24 Track Inline console
  • Modified with a Direct Coupled Design and Precision Op-amps for pristine clarity
  • Transamp-based Preamps
  • Jensen Output Transformers
  • LF353-based Broad Spectrum EQs
Phone: (203) 644-2129
1514 E Wilt St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Alex@spicehousesound.com