Gear

Applied Research and Technology
Audio Technica
Behringer
Cubase
Blue Microphones
DBX
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iZotope
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iZotope VocalSynth 2
iZotope Nectar 3
iZotope Stutter Edit
iZotope Trash 2
Korg
Mackie
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Rode Microphones
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Sennheiser
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Steinberg
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Waves Plug-ins
Behringer X AIR

Tuition sessions at Monty Sound Production are hands-on from the start, encouraging students to work with the same calibre of sound production equipment they will experience in real-world situations.

The gear at MontySP includes:

  • An 18-channel tablet computer-controlled digital mixer console with dedicated Noise Gates, Parametric & Graphic EQs, Compressor/Limiters, 4 Stereo Effects Processors and 6 Auxiliary Bus Sends

  • Various analogue mixer consoles, ranging from 5 - 12 channels, with Parametric EQs, Mic Pre-Amps and stereo channels, On-board Effects and Main/Control Room Buses 

  • A range of active and passive (with matched power amplifiers) loudspeakers in 8", 10", 12", 15" and 18" formats

  • A comprehensive range of Audio Technica, Blue Microphones, RODE and Sennheiser  dynamic, condenser and ribbon vocal and instrument microphones with cardioid, supercardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and bi-directional polar patterns for live sound reinforcement, studio multi-track recording and podcasting/broadcasting applications 

  • A tablet computer-controlled dbx Driverack PA2 loudspeaker management system, which includes the use of EQs, Compressor/Limiters, 2 or 3-way Crossover, Feedback Detection and Delays

  • A full complement of cables including XLR, TRS/TS, Speakon and RCA connectors for P.A. system and studio recording set-ups

  • A Cubase Pro 11 DAW set-up for audio recording and mastering, MIDI sequencing and sampling, integrated with:

    • An 18-in/18-out audio interface

    • Motorised desktop control surfaces

    • A range of audio processing, effects & VST instrument plug-ins from Steinberg, iZotope (including Neutron 3, Ozone 9, RX 8, Nectar 3 Plus, Vocal Synth 2, Trash 2 & Stutter Edit 2 plug-ins), Waves (including the Teletronix LA-2A & LA-3A, Urei 1176, dbx 160 & Fairchild 660 & 670 Compressor/Limiter emulations; the H-Series, SSL 4000 & Abbey Road Collections; the Pultec EQP-1A and MEQ5 EQ emulations & Aphex Aural Exciter plug-ins), Spitfire Audio (including BBC Symphony Orchestra Core), UVI (including the Darklight IIX Fairlight emulation), & others

  • iZotope's Ozone 9 Mastering platform, which includes the use of Parametric EQ (traditional & dynamic), Compressor, Exciter, Transient Shaper, Tape Saturation, Imager & Mix Rebalance modules

  • iZotope's RX 8 Audio Repair platform, which includes the use of Noise Reduction, De-Click/Hum/Clip/Ess/Crackle/Plosive/Reverb, Guitar De-Noise & Spectral Repair modules

Students who have their own tablet computer (Android/iPad) are encouraged to bring it to tuition sessions to install and operate the controller software applications and download PDF and video files to take home.