Phil's Lab


Phil's Lab

Phil's 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 an Apple Digital Masters approved facility. The studio features a nice collection of vintage and modern analog processors that Philip has spent many years acquiring including:

Consoles
Studer 962 16 ch console
Neve 5432 8ch console

Northern Electric 50s tube console 

Converters
Burl and Apogee
 
Monitoring

Tannoy HPD 385 
Camber 3.5
Bryston Amp

EQ
AudioScape EQP-A - tube Pultec style EQ (x2)
Custom Inductor based EQ
RJR BAX Mastering EQ
Siemens W295b (x2)
Sound Techniques EQ (x2)

Spectra Sonics 502 3 band EQ (x2)

Compression
AudioScape - Teletronix LA-2A (with vintage Clairex photo cell)
AudioScape D-Comp Limiter (60s EMI style mastering limiter)
AudioScape SSL Buss Compressor
Siemens U273 diode compressor (2)
Compex F760X-N compressors (stereo linked pair)
dbx 165A compressor / limiter

Junger D01 compressor/limiter
Thermionic Culture Phoenix Mastering Plus compressor
UTA UnFairchild 670M II Compressor
UREI 1176LN "Rev F" 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
Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble

Roland SRV 2000
EHX Small Stone (vers 1)

Yamaha SPX90
Tascam RS20 Stereo Spring Reverb

Mic Preamps
BAE 1073 MP -special edition made with all original Neve parts / Marinair transformers (x2)
Neve 34128 (x8)
Sound Techniques "System A" mic pre
Spectra Sonics 110 (x2)
Spectra Sonics 101 (x2)
Studer 962 (x16)
Northern Electric 1950s Tube (x6)
McCurdy AT242a  (x2)

Microphones
Altec 686a
AKG D119 
AKG D202 (x2)
AKG D224e
AKG D12e
AKG D190e
Beyerdynamic M160
Coles 4038 Ribbon (x2)
EV RE-16
EV RE-20
Little Blondie (x2)
Lomo 19a19
Neumann U67 (vintage)
Neumann U87 (vintage)
Neumann KM84i (x2)
Neumann KM88i
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
Revox A77 HS - 2 track 1/4" (with restored 1960s Dolby A301)

Instruments
Arp 2600 M
Winter upright piano
Premier 751 Vibraphone
Rhodes Mark V (with Avion Studios preamp)
Casiotone 202 synth
Moog Micromoog
Korg Microsampler
Baldwin Fun Machine
Logan String Melody
Ludwig, Gretsch, Slingerland, and Yamaha drum kits and snare drums. 
Vintage Zildjian cymbals