the studio

my cave, my cocoon, my laboratory and sometimes i invite people in.

Bobby's studio, affectionately called 'CatBeach Studio', is located in Rancho Palos Verdes, and is an imaginative environment conducive to the creative process. It consists of a main tracking room and two smaller iso rooms along with a central control room. The studio is filled with both vintage and modern equipment, loads of guitar gear, a vintage Slingerland drum kit, an optagon, an upright piano from the late 1800's, and random toy instruments for the kids at heart.

For the recording gear heads, here are
a few select items that are used regularly:

  • 1950's Neumann U67
  • Coles 4038
  • Royer Ribbon Mics: R-121, R-122v, SF24, R-101
  • Other various new and old ribbon mics: Beyer, RCA
  • Placid Audio Copperphone Mic
  • Shure Bullet Mic
  • Brent Averill 1272's and 312's
  • Ampex 351 mic-pre's
  • Chandler Limited TG Channel Mark II mic-pre's
  • Helios mic-pre's
  • Telefunken mic-pre's
  • Urei 1176 Blackface compressor
  • Manley Massive Passive EQ
  • Shure Level Loc
  • Gates Sta-Level
  • Pro-Tools HD3 rig