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
Studer 962 16 ch console
Neve 5432 1970s 8ch console

Northern Electric 50s tube console 

Monitoring
Burl Converters 

Tannoy HPD 385 
Tannoy T185 
Camber 3.5 

Compression and EQ
AudioScape - Teletronix LA-2A
AudioScape D-Comp Limiter (based on EMI mastering limiter)
AudioScape EQP-A - tube Pultec style EQ (x2)
AudioScape SSL Buss Compressor

Compex F760X-N compressors (stereo linked pair)
Custom Inductor based EQ
dbx 165a compressor / limiter 

Dolby A301 S/N Stretcher
Sound Techniques EQ (x2)

Spectra Sonics 502 3 band EQ (x2)
Thermionic Culture Phoenix Mastering Plus
UREI 1176LN Peak Limiter 


Effects
Lexicon Prime Time M93 
Lexicon Model 200 Digital Reverberator
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

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)

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
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"

Instruments
Winter upright piano
Premier 751 Vibraphone
Rhodes Mark V electric piano
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 modern jazz drum kit (12, 14, 20)
WFL Jazz Festival snare drum
Ludwig 1978 Black Beauty snare drum
Ludwig 70s Supraphonic snare drum
Ludwig Bronze 6.5x14 snare drum
Gretsch Aluminum snare drum

Lots of 50s and 60s A Zildjian cymbals