Area 51 has a wide array of microphones, compression, outboard gear and mix down options that preserve the human element and keep the warmth of analog alive in every mix.

Console and Recorders


AMEK Angela Console with Neve Preamps

Otari MX 5050 Tape Machine

HHB Burn It Plus Disc Recorder

Nuendo (Protools, Cuebase and Logic compatable)

3X Steinberg MR816 Interfaces

Tube and Other Compression / Gates / Limiters / Preamps / Processors


Tube Tech LCA 2B 2 Channel Tube Compressor 

HHB Radius 3 Fatman Stereo Tube Compressor

HHB Radius 5 Fatman 2 Tube Preamp Compressor

DBX 566 Two Channel Tube Compressor

2x DBX 166XL Solid State Compressor/Gate/Limiter

DBX 266XS Solid State Compressor/Gate

Marshall JMP-1

Pultec Filter HCF-3C

2x Tube Works Blue Tubes

Line 6 POD 2.0


2X Shure Audio Master M63

Presonus Blue Two Channel Tube Mic Pre

Yamaha Reverb 7

T.C Electronics M300

4X Aphex Gates

Monitor Systems


Yamaha NS10's with two Yamaha NS-W2 Subwoofers

Genelec 1029's

8 Channel Artist Headphone Mixes



Neumann U87

Neumann M147 Tube Mic

Stereo pair of Cascade Fat Head Ribbion Mics

AKG D 112 

2x Sennheiser 609's,

5x Sure SM 57

2x Sure SM 58

Audio-Technica AT2020 Large Diaphragm Condencer

Audio-Technica AT2021 Small Diaphragm Condencer

Equation (out of Nashville) Drum Mics;


2x DMI-102S Super Cardioids 

2x DMI-101 Dynamic Cardiods 

3x CMI-103 Condencers


Area 51 also has many other odd mics that have

remained around in the studio for different reasons.