Studio Equipment List

Banana Llama Studios has a range of modern and vintage recording equipment and instruments to create musical, warm and characterful recordings. But as an audio engineer will tell you: “the gear doth not maketh great recordings, the skill of the man that doth twiddle the knobs and poketh at the buttons helps maketh sweet music” (or something like that).

Audio Conversion

  • Apogee Ensemble

Pres & Outboard

  • 4 x TAB V376 Pre Amps (Class A German 1960’s – delicious)
  • Custom 2 channel valve Pre/DI (Ukraine 1960’s – oldskool mojo)
  • Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Tone Blending Mic Preamp & DI Box (Modern Classic)
  • Foote Control Systems P3S ME (mastering compressor)
  • FMR RNC (Real Nice Compressor) 1773


  • Lomo 19a9 – Russian Valve Mic (think Neumann U-47)
  • AKG C12 – DIY Clone (Classic tube vocal mic)
  • Neumann U87 – DIY Clone (Classic modern vocal mic)
  • RODE K2 Valve Mic (great all round vocal mic)
  • Electro Voice RE320 (beautiful broadcast style vocal mic)
  • Golden Age Projects Mk II (ribbon mic)
  • Golden Age Projects FC4 (small diaphragm condensers)
  • Blue Baby Bottle
  • Rode NT1 (original Australian made)
  • AT2020 (x2)
  • Rode S1
  • Rode M2
  • Audix OM6

Mixing Console

  • Tascam M312 – 12 Channel Analog Mixer


  • Quested VS2108 (studio monitors)
  • Equation Audio RP-21 (headphones)
  • Takstar PRO80 (headphones)
  • Monoprice Over Ear Headphones x 4
  • Avantone Mixcube


  • Logic Pro 9
  • Focusrite Liquid Mix 32
  • Izotope Ozone RX2 (Audio Restoration)
  • Plugins: Waves, Sonnox, McDSP, Slate Digital, Maag EQ4, Elysia, Soft Tube, Brainworx & Melda Productions Plugins.
  • Software Instruments: Garritan Personal Orchestra, UVI Mello (Mellotron), UVI Analogic Piano 09.

Instruments, Amps etc.

  • Orange Dual Terror & 2 x 12 cab
  • ’79 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
  • Taylor D4 Acoustic Guitar
  • Mandolin
  • iPad & music stand