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Vintage 1974 MCI Console

We’ve been collecting gear and instruments for a LONG time. Our high standards include: 1. Does it sound awesome?  2. Does it inspire creativity? 3. Is it fun to play with?

Our re-capped 1974 MCI JH428 console has a lot of Mojo. Commissioned for Dynamic Sounds Studio, in Kingston, Jamaica, one of the largest studios in its day. So much reggae was recorded on this desk that when it re-entered the states, DEA dogs singled it out and it had to be taken apart for inspection. Next it lived at Country Hall of Fame songwriter Hank Cochran’s (too many great songs to mention here) place. Hank hung out with Willie and Waylon… Anyway, Mojo to burn!

2017 Tommy’s Tracks Equipment Inventory

Console-
Recapped 1974 MCI JH428. Originally commissioned for Dynamic Sound Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, then to Nashville, TN to Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Hank Cochran’s private studio. This desk has some serious mojo!

Monitoring-
B&W 801 Matrix III monitors, Bryston 4B amplifier Dangerous Monitor, MQ and Master, Prism AD-124 converter. Furman cue system

Recorders-
IZ RADAR 24, UA second generation Apollo (24 I/O) running ProTools 12, Metric Halo 2882

Microphones/DI-
Neumann M582H tube, Neumann KM56 tube. RCA 77dx ribbon, RCA 44 ribbon, (2) AKG 414EB, (2) AKG460EB, AKG D12, AKG D112, AT4030, AT4047, (2) Beyer M101NC, Beyer M160 ribbon, (3) Beyer M69NC, Electrovoice RE20, PL5, (5) Shure SM57, Shure SM58, various weird mics, (2) Countryman FET85 DI

Reverb/Delay-
Software UA Lexicon 224, Neumann 140 Plate, AKG BX20 Spring, various delays

Compressor/Limiters-
(2) UREI 1176LN Comp, (2) Daking FET II Comp, Marshman GSSL Bus Comp/Limiter, Waves L2 Hardware limiter

External Microphone Preamps-
(2) API 512b, (2) API512c, True Systems Precision 8. AEA TRP/Ribbon PreAmp

Equalizers-
Prism MEA-2, Dangerous BAX, (2) Empirical Labs Der-esser, (2) API 560, (2) API 560b, API 553

Vintage Keyboards
Hammond C3, Wurlitzer 200A electric piano, Stereo Rhodes 88 electric piano, Rhodes Bass, Hohner D6 clavinet, Farfisa Combo Compact organ

Vox Super Continental organ, Farfisa Matador organ, Korg CX3 organ, Korg SV 1 Stage Vintage, Nord Electro , Yamaha CP 20 electric piano, Elka – Star Wars organ

1974 Kawai G3 5’11’’ Grand Piano

And yes, we have accordions

Drums and Percussion-
1967 Ludwig Blue Sparkle kit, Sonar deep bass drum, various vintage snares and cymbals; huge arsenal of percussion instruments, including congas, djembes, etc.  Korg WaveDrum.

Amplifiers-
Leslie 145, Leslie Combo Preamp, MotionSound KBR-M, Ampeg BA112, Fender Vibro-Champ, Peavey Delta Blues, Ampeg Duo-Jet II, Marshman Studios 5w. tube head

Pedals-
(2) Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, E-H Big Muff, Q-Tron, Black Finger, Holy Grail; Morley volume pedal, Vox Crybaby Wah, Boss TR-2, GEQ7, TU-2, RC-3 looper, MXR Dynacomp

Software-
Avid Pro Tools 12, Steinberg Wavelab 7, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Spectrasonics Stylus, Native Instruments Komplete 8

 

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