The personification of ingenuity and excellence in acoustic design

Completed by Bill Putnam in 1958, Studio B is one of the most celebrated rooms in the recording world. From Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Were Made for Walking” to Radiohead’s “Hail to the Thief,” from Green Day’s “American Idiot” to Beck’s Grammy-winning Morning Phase album, and everything in between, Studio B is a favorite of some of the world’s biggest artists, producers and engineers.

Control Room

The centerpiece of the control room is a custom built Neve 68 input 8068/8088 console with 40 original, vintage API 550a EQ’s and 56 Neve 31102 EQ’s.

Live Room

From the intimate to the thunderous, the live room in Studio B is incredibly flexible with exceptional drum tracking capabilities. With no parallel surfaces the room is very even sounding and sonically pleasing. There’s no other way to put it – things just sound better in this room. Featuring 23’ high ceilings, it is large enough to hold a 40 piece orchestra and is supplemented by a large iso and two smaller iso’s, making this an extremely functional space. This, coupled with its exceptional acoustic qualities, makes United’s Studio B one of the best spaces for any type of recording. In addition, Studio B comes with a phenomenal sounding Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, Hammond B3 organ with Leslie cabinet and, of course, access to our amazing sounding echo chambers.

Virtual Tour

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SPECS

CONTROL ROOM
15’w x 18’d x 10’h

LIVE ROOM
35’w x 45’d x 23’h

ISOLATION ROOM 1
18’w x 45’d x 23’h

ISOLATION ROOM 2
8’w x 10’d x 8’h

Isolation Room 3
8’w x 10’d x 8’h

EQUIPMENT

console
  • Custom built Neve 68 Input 8068/8088 with Flying Fader Automation
  • 56 Neve 31102 EQ plus 40 original API 550a EQ
Digital Recording System
  • Pro Tools HDX2 system with UAD-2 Octo card, 56 Input / 64 Output, Includes Plug-ins
Mic Pre's and Equalizers
  • 3 Lang PEQ-2 EQ
  • 4 Pultec EQP-1A3 Tube EQ
  • 1 Pultec MEQ-5 Tube EQ
Compressors / Gates
  • 1 ADR Compex Limiter
  • 2 DBX 160Comp
  • 2 DBX 160XT Comp
  • 2 DBX 165 Comp
  • 2 DBX 902 De-Esser
  • 3 Drawmer DS201 Gate
  • 2 Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Comp
  • 1 Fairchild 670 Stereo Tube Comp
  • 1 SSL G-384 Stereo Comp
  • 2 Teletronix LA-2A Tube Comp
  • 2 UREI LA-3A Comp
  • 5 UREI 1176LN Comp
Misc
  • 1 Alesis Masterlink CDR
  • 1 Apogee PSX-100 Converter
Monitors
  • Ocean Way Custom Bi-Amped Mains
  • 1 Pair ATC SCM45 Pro near fields
  • 1 Pair Genelec 1032A near fields
  • 1 Pair JBL LSR308 near fields
  • 1 Pair Yamaha NS-10M near fields
Instruments
  • 1 Yamaha C-7 7′ Grand Piano
  • 1 Hammond B3 organ w/ Leslie (upon availability)
Floating gear

ANALOG TAPE RECORDERS

  • 4 Ampex ATR-102 with VS-10 Varispeed units (1/2” and 1/4” heads available)
  • 2 Ampex ATR-124 (24 and 16 track available)
  • 2 Studer A827
  • 24 channel Dolby XP rack available

MONITORS

  • Genelec 1094A subwoofer
  • Auratone 5C

MIC PREAMPS & EQUIALIZERS

  • API rack w/4 512c and 6 312A mic preamps
  • 1 ITI ME-230 stereo EQ
  • 2 UREI 500 passive EQ

DYNAMICS

  • 14 Allison Research Kepex II gate
  • 2 dbx 160 compressor
  • 2 dbx 160XT compressor
  • 1 Innovonics 201 compressor
  • 4 Drawmer DS201 dual gate
  • 1 SPL 9946 2 channel Transient Designer
  • 1 Teletronix LA-2A tube compressor
  • 1 Tube-Tech CL 1B tube compressor
  • 2 UREI 1176LN compressor
  • 2 UREI LA-3 compressor

REVERB / MODULATION / DELAY

  • 2 live echo chamber
  • 1 AMS RMX-16 reverb
  • 2 Bricasti M7 reverb
  • 3 EMT 140s plate reverb
  • 2 EMT 250 reverb
  • 3 Eventide FL201 Flanger
  • 1 Eventide H910 Harmonizer
  • 1 Eventide H949 Harmonizer
  • 2 Eventide H3000 SE Harmonizer
  • 1 Eventide H3500 Ultra Harmonizer
  • 1 Lexicon 300 reverb
  • 1 Lexicon 960L reverb
  • 1 Lexicon PCM70 reverb/modulation
  • 1 Lexicon Prime Time 93 delay/modulation
  • 2 Lexicon Prime Time II delay/modulation
  • 1 Lexicon Super Prime Time delay/mod
  • 1 Roland RE-201 Space Echo tape delay
  • 1 Roland SDE-330 Dimensional Space Delay
  • 5 Roland SDE-3000 delay/modulation
  • 1 TC 2290 delay/modulation
  • 2 Yamaha Rev 7 reverb
  • 1 Yamaha SPX-90 reverb/delay/modulation

EXTRAS

  • 3 Dolby A vocal compression mod
  • M-Audio Oxygen 49 MIDI keyboard
  • Overstayer NT-02A Saturator
  • TC Finalizer