Consoles: A Studer 903 (36 channel) mixing console was originally installed at the Metropolitan Opera House as its main broadcast board. A clean and reliable console well-suited to Oktaven’s clientle.
Instruments: In addition to theHamburg Steinway D, Oktaven houses a beautiful New York Steinway D on long-term loan, as well as a small library of acoustic and electric guitars and basses, a variety of classic tube amps, an early ‘60s Ludwig drum kit, an assortment of stomp boxes, and various other goodies.
Secret Weapons: I’ve personally built a number of tube mics that get used daily including M49, U47, and C12 clones.
Outboard/Hardware/Tape: Studer A800 MKIII 24-track 2” machine with 24 channels of Dolby SR. An Ampex 351 1/4” stereo deck is currently being restored.