THE STUDIO

Welterweight is located on 2.5 acres of land just outside of town center of New Paltz, NY. It was built to design by owner and producer/engineer, Ryan Dieringer. The room is conducive to tracking any of a range of ensembles - from jazz combos to punk rock bands. The studio consists of a spacious, 17x24 live room, with 16 ft., wood-slat, gabled ceilings, as well as two isolation booths - one 7x10, the other 5x7. The studio is outfitted with a wealth of vintage mics and analog and digital gear for creative recording and mixing. The studio also has a swimming pool right outside the doors of the live room, for cool-off breaks in the midst of a long tracking session, as well as trails in the field for calming morning walks. 

LODGING

For those travelling to be with us, lodging can be made available for up to 6 people at the studio, if requested. There is a 15x12 loft with a double bed as well as various sleeping couches and pads.

RATES
Email rdieringer[at]gmail.com to book time. Please plan in advance as much as possible.

 

GEAR

CONVERSION

Universal Audio Apollo 16

Apogee Quartet

Tascam 80-8

 

MONITORS

Adam A7x

Yamaha NS10s

Tivoli Audio Model One

 

MICS

Telefunken CU29 "Copperhead"

Telefunken ELA M 260 Stereo Pair

Telefunken M80

RCA 44-BX

Electro Voice V-3 (50's lo-fi)

Sennheiser MD 421 (2, vintage U-4s)

AKG C414

Gefell/Neumann M70 (Pair, small diaphragm condensers)

Gefell/Neumann UM70 (vintage)--

Shure SM57

Shure SM58

Shure SM58 Beta

 

PREAMPS

 

Overstayer Stereo Modular Channel

Manley VoxBox

Vintech 573

CAPI VP28 (x2)

AEA Ribbon Pre

Hairball Audio Lola

Hairball Audio Copper

APP Studio Ing MA1 Germainum Pre

Altec 1592A (w 3 1588c's)

 

DYNAMICS/EQ/FX

 

Overstayer Modular Channel (comp, eq, drive)

Manley Voxbox

API 550b

DBX 160x

DBX 903 Compressors (x3)

McMartin Broadcast Compressor/Limiter

Roland Space Echo

Lexicon LXP-1

Many pedals

 

INSTRUMENTS

Rickenbacker 4001 (1979)

Fender Stratocaster (1979)

Gibson B25 (1967)

Fender Mark 1 Rhodes Piano

Dave Smith Instruments Mopho SE

Yamaha Dx7  

Moog DFAM

 

AMPS

Vox AC30

Fender Pro Reverb (70s Silverface)

Fender Princeton

Ampeg V4B (usable as V4, great clean amp)

 

DRUMS

Slingerland Kit  (1979)