Facility & Gear

goldenLotus stud.io is located in idyllic Old Town Lafayette, Colorado.  It’s a three-room joint.

  • The main room is where most of the recording and teaching takes place.  It’s sound insulated and has just the right balance of reflective and non-reflective surfaces.  It just sounds good and feels good.
  • The control room is where the mixing and editing happens.  It’s separated from the main room by a triple-paned window and an insulated patch panel.
  • The third room is a bathroom.  I mean, we all have needs besides recording.  Though we have recorded in here a fair amount as well.

Now what you really came to this page for–a list of the gear we have at the studio:

  • Baldwin B 5’6″ Grand Piano made in Cincinnati, OH, 1938, signed by jazz greats from Horace Silver to Brad Mehldau
  • Rhodes Mark II Electric Piano
  • Leslie 100 rotary speaker, powered by a Vox AD100VTH Valvetronix head
  • Schoenhut 25-key toy piano, bright red
  • Gretsch Electromatic solidbody electric guitar, black
  • Custom-made solidbody, Les Paul style electric guitar, sunburst
  • Yamaha F-335 acoustic guitar
  • Ibanez GSR-200 electric bass guitar, black
  • Homemade 4-string cigar box guitar, red
  • Fluke Flea ukulele, pineapple
  • Scanda 41-key accordion, black
  • Pearl Export series 14×7 aluminum snare drum
  • Remo PTS 10″ tambourine
  • Akai MPk61 MIDI keyboard controller
  • Akai APC mini compact USB controller
  • 2 – 25-key portable MIDI keyboard controllers
  • iRig Keys iOS keyboard controller
  • Roland KC-110 stereo keyboard amplifier
  • Roland RD-700 stage piano
  • Peavey KB-100 keyboard amplifier
  • Korg Monotron analogue ribbon synthesizer
  • Stylophone retro pocket synth
  • Danelectro Honeytone portable (Pignose style) guitar amplifier
  • KORG nanoKONTROL2 USB controller
  • Yamaha PSR-6 keyboard
  • Vox AD60VT Valvetronix guitar amplifier
  • Hohner Fire 32-key melodica
  • Sears 450G solid state guitar amplifier
  • Orange Crunch 25BX solid state bass amplifier
  • Yamaha 2 1/2-octave glockenspiel
  • Various percussion, drums, toys, bells and gongs
  • Apple MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz Intel Core i7 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD HD
  • Universal Audio apollo Firewire interface
  • Apple iPad controller (for Apple Logic Remote controller and various soft synths)
  • Focusrite ISA One preamp
  • Universal Audio 710 tube/transistor preamp
  • FMR Audio Really Nice Preamp (2 channel)
  • Monster PRO 3500 power conditioner
  • 2 – Dynaudio Acoustics BM5A MKII studio monitors
  • Mackie Big Knob studio command system
  • Auralex acoustic treatments
  • Neumann TLM 102 large diaphragm cardioid microphone
  • Audio-Technica AT3035 large diaphragm cardioid microphone
  • 2 – Oktava MK-012-01 small diaphragm cardioid microphones
  • 2 – Shure SM81 small diaphragm cardioid microphones
  • RØDE NT55 omnidirectional microphone
  • Avantone Mondo large diaphragm cardioid microphone
  • 2 – Shure SM58 dynamic cardioid microphones
  • Shure SM57 dynamic cardioid microphones
  • 3 – Dean Markley contact microphones
  • Tascam DR-40 linear PCM recorder
  • up-to-date software virtual instruments and plugins from:
    • Spitfire Audio
    • Universal Audio (UAD)
    • Native Instruments
    • Waves
    • Soniccouture
    • PSP Audioware
    • Slate Digital
    • Audio Damage
    • Blue Cat Audio
    • Celemony
    • Eventide
    • Flux
    • iZotope
    • Sinevibes
    • u-he
    • Voxengo
    • Ample Sound
    • LinPlug
    • Synthogy
    • UVI

And our friends and partner studios are loaning us gear all the time for various projects, so if we don’t have what you need here, we can probably get it for you.