Brian Schwab

Mixing and Mastering

Brian Schwab owns and operates a mixing and mastering studio located on the north side of Chicago. The sophisticated environment is a warm and creative workspace equipped with the highest quality outboard equipment and the latest computer technology for music production.

The studio space is dedicated to mixing and mastering. It is designed to be an accurate and comfortable listening environment. The equipment list reflects the world-class tools used for mastering and a selective list of high-quality outboard gear used for mixing.


Monitoring

Barefoot Sound MicroMain27 Monitors

Avantone Monitors

Cranesong Avocet

Furman HA-6AB Headphone Monitor Amplifier


Mastering Console

Manley Mastering Backbone Insert Switcher


Converters

Mytek Digital 8x192 I/O Interface (2, 16 channels)

Avid HD I/O Interface (32 channels)

Antelope Isochrone OCX Master Clock

Antelope Isochrone 10M Rubidium Atomic Reference Generator


Dynamics

Manley Variable Mu Limiter Compressor

Neve 33906 J/D Compressor

SPL Iron Mastering  Compressor

Maselec MPL-2 Peak and HF Limiter

API 2500 Bus Compressor

Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor (2)

Empirical Labs Distressors (2)

Teletronix LA2A

Universal Audio 1176


Equalization

Manley Massive Passive Stereo EQ

GML 8200 Stereo EQ

API 5500 EQ


Reverberation

Bricasti M7

Echo Chamber (12’x14’x7’)

Custom plate reverb with tube driver and preamp


Microphones

Neumann U87

Neumann KM184 (2)

Neumann CMV563 w/ M7 Capsule

AKG 414 B-ULS (2)

AKG D12 (original)

Beyerdynamic M88

Sennheiser 421 (2)

Sennheiser 441

Royer R-121 (2)

Gefell UM70 (2)

Shure SM57


Other

SPL MixDream XP analog summing device (16 channels)

ZSys Digital Detangler

Switchcraft StudioPatch 6425 Audio Patchbay (3)

John Hardy M-1 Mic Preamp (4 channels)

True Systems Precision 8 Mic Preamp (8 channels)


DAW

ProTools 12 HD

Logic Pro X

Digital Performer

Cubase

Wavelab

Sonoris DDP Creator Pro

iZotope RX


Plugins

FabFilter

Waves

Sonnox

Cranesong

McDSP


Acoustic Treatment

RealTraps (Mega, Mondo, Mini)

GIK Diffusers