Blue Rooms offers a relaxed and creative sound environment in Portland, Oregon
MICROPHONES:Dynamic microphones: I use the he usual SM-57, 58s, SM-7, Sennheiser 421, Beyer M-88, Altec, Sony, lo-fi, etc…
Condensers: Neumann CMV-563 w/ M-7 & M-55k capsules. This gets used a bunch. Also have an AKG-414, AT-4033, 4041, 4050, a CAD Equitek E-300. Blue Mouse (2), Geffell M-300 (2), an old AKG 451.
Ribbon mics: Coles 4038, RCA BK-5, Beyer M-500, Shure SM-33, and an old 60s Oktava.
API 312 (9), or Hamptone Tube (2), AEA TRP (2), Ampex (5×1). Plus, I have a bunch of various “lo-fi” mic pres which can be fun.
I have what’s in the board (Soundcraft Ghost), API (2), Millenia (2), Orban (1).
Locomotive Audio 14B, Universal Audio 1176, LA-2A, Manley VariMu, DBX (assorted), Ashley, MXR, RNC.
Echo: Ibanez AD-202 (2), Digitech digital delay (don’t laugh ~ it’s cool!).
Reverb: Klark Teknik DN780, Tapco spring reverb, a couple other old spring reverbs.
Lot’s of other weird effects and stomp boxes (plus a re-amp so they are all usable on a line-level track).
Otari MX-80 2-inch 24 track (currently in storage).
Otari MX5050 MkIII 1/2-inch 8 track.
Tascam 1/4-inch 4 track.
Otari 5050 1/4 –inch 2 track.
Cassette 4-tracks (Tascam & Yamaha)
Cassette decks (don’t laugh. They have their uses.)
Protools with Apogee Symphony 16×16.
Alesis Masterlink 2 track.
Zoom digital 2 track.
Lot’s of keyboards, amps, guitars, basses, banjo, uke, tiple, dulcimer, piano, organ, percussion, drums. These are available and intended to be used as long as they are taken care of.
M Ward, She & Him, Blitzen Trapper, Pancake Breakfast, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Richmond Fontaine, Disney, Pigeons, Jolie Holland, Minus Fernando, Bright Eyes, Caleb Klauder, Foghorn String Band, Taylor Kingman, The Lost Brothers, Victoria Williams, Celilo. Tin Hat Trio, James Low, Stiff Wiff, Amelia, Old Joe Clarks, Brian Belknap, John Amadon (Qwee) , Charlie Maxton, William Downing, Alan Charing, The Neighborly Deeds, Klyde Konnor, The Mumbles, The Blivets, The Tanglebrains, + others…
Services and rates:
I offer different types of things depending on what is needed for your project. Blue Rooms hourly rate is $45 and sessions can be as short as a couple hours.
That gets you:
Access to instruments.
Blue Rooms is my personal and professional studio . It’s awesome and vibey but not perfect for every situation. I don’t do loud projects at Blue Rooms as it is in a residential neighborhood. I also freelance at other studios (or your rehearsal space, etc.) as an engineer, producer and/or player. Rates for this vary with the situation.
Contact me with any other questions – I’m very flexible and really just like being creative and having fun with the process.