Mobtown Laboratories
Microshows

Distilling all the kinetic energy and sonic kaboom of a large venue show into a teeny pint-sized house concert package, behold, the Mobtown Microshow.

Albert Bagman

Microshow
Albert Bagman - Microshow
Scroll Downers - Microshow

Blacksage

Microshow
Blacksage - Microshow

Post Pink

Microshow
Post Pink - Microshow
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The BSide Sessions

Revealing a distinctly intimate story narrated by song and sometimes-rowdy, sometimes-weary aftershow convo.

DRGN King

The BSide Session
DRGN King - The BSide Session

Starlight Girls

The BSide Session
Starlight Girls - The BSide Session
 

Gear

Sound better

Gear

We’re constantly tweaking and curating our tool set. We’ve grown a well-rounded studio of analog and digital machines and a cozy collection of instruments and toys. We prefer tried and true equipment that’s built to last (though we do like a good story – ask us about what hotness our Otari tape machine saw in the 80s). Tl;dr: Every good tool has its place.

AD/DA Conversion – Analog & Digital Recording

  • Antelope Audio Pure2 Mastering AD/DA Converter & Master Clock
  • Antelope Audio Zen Studio+
  • Harmon Kardon DC520 cassette recorder
  • Otari MTR-10 ¼” 2-track analog tape recorder
  • Tascam 424 Portastudio cassette 4-track
  • Teac A4010S 2-track ¼” analog tape recorder

Monitoring

  • ADAM Audio P33A
  • ADAM Audio F5
  • Realistic 0.3
  • Mordaunt Short MS 3.30
  • Audioengine D1 24-bit DAC/Headphone amp
  • AKG K712 Pro Reference headphones
  • AKG K240 MKII headphones
  • SONY MDR 7506 headphones

Equalization

  • Chameleon Labs 7602 Neve 1073 (2)
  • ITI Sontec MEP-130 Stereo Parametric EQ
  • Klontz Sontec MEP-435 Discrete Mastering EQ
  • Neve 1073 DPX Pre/EQ (2)
  • Sound Skulptor Neve EQ573 1073/1084 (2)
  • Stam Audio Pultec SA-EQP1A Tube EQ

Compression

  • ADL C/L 1000 LA2A Tube Compressor
  • API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor
  • DBX 160A Compressor (2)
  • Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor (2)
  • Federal AM864/U Tube Limiter
  • Joe Meek VC1 (Gold Edition)
  • JLM Audio LA500A LA3A Opto (2)
  • Stam SSL SA4000 G Series Bus Compressor
  • Valley People Dyna-mite (2)

Preamplification

  • Altec 1589B (4) (used on The Killers’ Hot Fuss)
  • Chameleon Labs 7602 (2)
  • Classic API 312 (2)
  • Chandler Limited Germanium (2)
  • Focusrite ISA 428 mkII (4)
  • Joe Meek VC1 (Gold Edition)
  • Neve 1073 DPX Pre/EQ (2)
  • Universal Audio 2-610 Tube
  • Universal Audio 4-710d Tube

Microphones

  • AEA R84 Ribobn (2)
  • AKG C414 XLS
  • AKG D112
  • Apex 460 Tube (modded AKG C12 clone)
  • Audio-Technica AT3060 Tube
  • Audio-Technica AT24 Stereo
  • Blue Mouse FET (low serial transformer)
  • Cascade Vin Jet Ribbon (2)
  • Federal MFP 1951 Army Field Mic
  • Federal US Senate Landline Phone Mic
  • Neumann KM184 (2)
  • Neumann TLM 102 (2)
  • Neumann TLM 170 (2)
  • Neumann U87 (DC101-FM)
  • Oktava ML-52 Ribbon
  • Oktava MK-319 (2)
  • RCA 77-D Ribbon (WBAL-TV)
  • Sennheiser MD441
  • Sennheiser MD421 (2)
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM57 (Tape-Op Mod)
  • Shure SM62
  • Shure SM7
  • Shure Unidyne 5455D

Plugins & Software

  • Apple Logic Pro X
  • Avid Pro Tools 12ish
  • Eiosis e²deesser
  • HOFA DDP Maker and DDP Player Maker
  • IK Multimedia T-Racks 5 Max
  • Izotope Ozone 8 Advanced, RX 6
  • Lexicon PCM Native Reverb
  • Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machine, FG-X, Verb Suite
  • Soundtoys Native Effects V5
  • Stefano Daino DSP-Quattro 4
  • Waves Diamond Bundle

Various Random Fun Toys

  • Roland RE-150 Space Echo Analog Tape Delay
  • Audion Polychord
  • Casio MT68, MT140, RZ1, SK1, SK5
  • Farfisa Pianorgan
  • PAiA Vocoder
  • Roland Juno 106
  • Roland JP-8000
  • Roland CR-8000 Compu-Rhythm Drum Machine
  • Kees Enkelaar Theremin
  • Moog Etherwave Theremin
  • Texas Instruments Speak & Music
  • Silvertone 1964 Twin Twelve 1484 Amp
  • Atari 2600 Synth-cart
  • Danelectro PB&J Analog Delay
  • Sovtek 1990s Big Muff “Black Russian”
  • MXR 1980s Blue Box
  • NoiseKICK FX Baltimore Distortion 1904
  • Keith McMillen QuNexus
  • Alesis ADAT (for that nasty 16bit flavor)

Drums

  • Ludwig 1973 Vistalite Kit (13/16/22)
  • Ludwig 1972 Maple Kit (12/13/16/22)
  • Yamaha 2000s Manu Katché Kit (10/13/16)
  • Yamaha 2000s Mahogany 5×12 snare
  • DW Maple 6×10 snare
  • Ludwig 1960s Supraphonic 6½x14 snare
  • Ludwig 1990s Acrolite 5½x14 snare
  • Anatomic 2000s Maple 6½x14 snare
  • Royce 1960s Birch 5×14 snare
  • Zildjian 1990s A, K & Remix cymbals

Gear