Bova Lab Studio

Bova Lab Studio

Bova Lab is Philip Shaw Bova's recording studio. The space is an ideal acoustic environment for mastering and mixing, as well as recording small ensembles. Bova Lab is a MFiT (mastered for iTunes) approved facility. See more photos below. For recording, the studio features a nice collection of vintage analog processors that Philip has spent many years acquiring including:

Neve 5432 (c. 1979)
Northern Electric 6 channel tube console (c.1953)


Tannoy HPD 385 
Tannoy T185 
Camber 3.5 

Mic Preamps

Neve 32128 (x8)
Sound Techniques "System A" mic pre

Spectra Sonics 110 (x2) 
Spectra Sonics 101 (x2)

Northern Electric 1950s Tube (x6)
McCurdy AT242a  (x2)

American D332 Ribbon
Altec 686a
AKG D202 (x2)
AKG D224e
AKG D12e
AKG D190e
Beyerdynamic M160
Coles 4038 Ribbon

EV RE-16
Little Blondie (x2)
Lomo 19a19 

Neumann U87i 
RCA 77-DX  Ribbon 

Shure SM7
Shure 545 Unidyne III
Shure SM57
Sennheiser MD 211 (x2)
Sennheiser MD 421 (x2) 
Sennheiser MD 441

Tape Machines
Ampex AG 440B  2 track 1/4" (with Dolby A 361)
Tascam 58-OB   8 track 1/2"

Compression and EQ
Audio Scape - Teletronix LA-2A
Compex F760X-N FET compressors (stereo linked pair)
Custom built Inductor based EQ
dbx 165a compressor / limiter 

Dolby A301 S/N Stretcher
Empress ECM-519 FET compressor
Neve 34128 EQ (x8)
Sound Techniques EQ (x2)

Spectra Sonics 502 3 band EQ (x2)
UREI 1176LN Peak Limiter 

Lexicon Prime Time
Fisher Spacexpander (The King Tubby reverb!)
Fostex 3180 Stereo Spring Reverb

Korg analogue signal delay
Korg SE-500 Stage Echo tape delay
Korg DRV-1000 digital reverb
Polymoog Resonator Filters

Roland SRV 2000
Yamaha SPX90
Tascam RS20 Stereo Spring Reverb

Winter upright piano
Premier 751 Vibraphone
Casiotone 202 synth
Onde Magnétique OM-1 (Cassette based synthesizer)
Moog Micromoog
Baldwin Fun Machine
Logan String Melody
Rogers 1960s Holiday drum kit (12, 14, 20)
Gretsch 60s drum kit (12, 16, 20)
Slingerland 60s drum kit (12, 14, 20)
WFL 1958 Barrett Deems snare drum
Ludwig 1963 COB snare drum
Ludwig Bronze 6.5x14 snare drum
Gretsch Aluminum snare drum
Sonor Ferro Manganese snare drum
Lots of 50s and 60s A Zildjian cymbals