Studio Gear


Our goal at Twelve3South is efficient, quality engineering whenever we’re recording, so we’ve assembled the best gear in the business to make great production possible.

The studio is equipped with a full Avid ProTools HD Native system that utilizes Apogee’s flagship interface, the Symphony I/O with 24 channels of analog I/O, and implements the best AD/DA converters the industry has to offer. We also use Avid’s C|24 control surface and its 16 onboard mic pres to maximize workflow.

Our engineer handles microphone positioning, gain structure, signal routing, frequency interplay and speedy compositing so producers can focus on getting the right performances from their talent.

We feature a balanced patch bay in order to create seamless transitions between outboard gear and your signal chain.

Twelve3south also has five unique drum kits including a DW Glass kit and a 1968 Ludwig Custom. With several snare and kick options, producers can achieve great variation in desired percussive tones.

DAW Software:

Pro Tools HD 11
Logic Pro X
Cubase 7.5
Reason 7


Waves Mercury Bundle/Studio Classics Bundle
Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate 9
Spectrasonics Omnisphere/Trillian
VSL Dimension Strings/SE Strings
LASS Full Library/Concert Sordino
Synthogy Ivory II Full

Outboard Gear:

Vintech 273 (neve 1073 clone) mic pre
2 Empirical Labs EL-8 distressors
12 Custom-built API Vintage Mic Pres with variable op amps creating four unique sonic profiles
2 API Lunchboxes
Universal Audio LA610 Mic Pre/Compressor
16 Avid C|24 mic pres
Avid Eleven Rack guitar processor
Avalon U5

Drum Kits:

DW collectors series 4-piece maple kit- 2006
Vintage Rogers 4-piece script badge mahogany/poplar kit 1972
Vintage Rogers 3-piece R-360 birch kit-1970’s
CCP 4-piece maple custom kit- 2013
6.5×14 Pork Pie “Big Black” brass snare
7×14 CCP Maple snare
6×14 CCP Maple “Chicago classic” snare
4×14 CCP Birch snare
5×10 CCP Maple snare

Mic Locker:

Neumann KM 184 x 2
Neumann TLM 103
AKG 414
AKG C1000 S
AT 4033 x 2
Avantone CV-12 x 2
Avantone CV-6 x 2
Blue Baby bottle
Blue Bluebird
Blue Woodpecker
Shure SM 57 x 10
Shure SM7B
Shure Beta 52 x 4
Shure SM 81 x 4
Shure SM 58 x 2