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A few years ago Ozzy Osbourne built his first ever home recording studio. Checkout what studio gear he put in it - this is the stuff dreams are made of.

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The studio has a red and black motiff. The studio is builkt around Pro Tools - an HD3 system with 48 channels of input and output. Ozzy's choice of input modules were coveted Neve modules. All wiring is Monster Cable, using Neutrik Black Gold connectors. All signal — analog, digital, and word clock — is routed through the custom-made patch bays. Pro Tools is controlled using a Digidesign Control 24 built into an Argosy console enclosure.

The monitoring in the studio was originally going to be Yamaha NS10M's (a classic) powered by Bryston 4B amplifiers. This setup wasn't loud enough and Ozzy eventually moved to Genelec 1038B monitors on stands with a 7071 sub.

Other tech choices include Lexicon 960L and TC Electronic System 6000 multichannel processors, Digidesign PRE 8-channel mic preamps, Brent Averill-modified Neve mic pre/EQs, and a closet full of Shure, AKG, and Neumann microphones.

Gear List:

CONSOLE: Digidesign Control|24

RECORDERS: TASCAM DA-45HR DAT, A700 CD/cassette, CD burner

MONITORS: Genelec 1038, 1032, 7070 subwoofer; KRK V88, Yamaha NS10m

Genelec 1032A Bi-Amplified Monitoring System

AMPLIFIERS: Bryston 4B


OUTBOARD:

Chandler Limited LTD-1, LTD-2;

Universal Audio 1176

Universal Audio 2-1176 Twin Vintage Limiting Amplifier

DBX 165


EFFECTS: TC System 6000, Lexicon 960L

MICROPHONE PREAMPS: Chandler Limited TG-2, Brent Averill 1073 mic pre/EQ [2], 1081 mic pre/EQ [2]; Digidesign PRE

Chandler Limited TG-2 Abbey Road Special Edition Mic Preamp


MICROPHONES:

Neumann M49

Neumann U87 [2]

Neumann U87 Ai Shockmount Set Z Microphone with Box

AKG C414TLII

AKG C 414 XL II Condenser Microphone

Sennheiser MD421 [2]

Sennheiser MD421 II Microphone

Shure SM81

Shure SM81 Condenser Mic

Shure SM57

Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic


COMPUTERS: Apple Macintosh G4/933MHz with 1.5GB RAM, Cinema Display, Magma expansion chassis, Rorke and Glyph hard drives, networked SNS Fibre Channel hard drive system, Runco CW-43MC plasma TV (can be used as HDTV or as a second computer monitor)

DAW: Digidesign Pro Tools HD3 Accel, 192 I/O [2], 8-channel analog input and output expanders, 192 Digital I/O, Digidesign Sync I/O


SOFTWARE:

Digidesign Pro Tools

Waves Platinum bundle

McDSP FilterBank, URS Everything EQ bundle


AC POWER CONDITIONING: Richard Gray power 1200S, Monster Power AVS2000 voltage stabilizer, Equi=Tech power conditioning on all outlets

Monster Power Pro AVS 2000 Rack PowerCenter


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