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:

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

Monitoring

Tannoy HPD 385 
Tannoy T185 
Camber 3.5 

Mic Preamps

Neve 32128 (x8)
Sound Techniques "System A" mic pre (rare channels from classic 60s British console)

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

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


Microphones
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 (60s tube condenser)

Neumann U87i 
RCA 77-DX  Ribbon 

Shure SM7
Shure 545 Unidyne III
Shure SM57
Sennheiser MD 211 (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
dbx 160x

Compex F760X-N FET compressors (stereo linked pair)
Custom built Inductor based EQ

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)

Effects
Lexicon Prime Time
Fisher Spacexpander (King Tubby) Tube Spring Reverb
Korg analogue signal delay
Korg SE-500 Stage Echo tape delay
Korg DRV-1000 digital reverb

Roland SRV 2000
Yamaha SPX90

Instruments
Winter upright piano
Premier 751 - 3 octave Vibraphone
Casiotone 202 vintage synth
Onde Magnétique OM-1 (Cassette tape based synthesizer)
Baldwin Fun Machine synth/organ
Logan String Melody - 70s String Synthesizer
Yamaha Recording Custom - 1987 (10x8, 12x8, 14x14, 20x14)
Gretsch 1969 kit (12x8, 16x16, 20x14)
WFL 1958 Barrett Deems snare drum
Ludwig 1971 COB Supraphonic snare drum
Gretsch Aluminum snare drum
Sonor 1973 Ferro Manganese snare drum
Tons of 50s and 60s A Zildjian cymbals