A reflection of Alan’s immersive style, ParSonics studio is situated atop his secluded Tres Vientos Ranch in the hills above Santa Barbara. This state-of-the-art facility is surrounded on all sides by expansive panoramic views that engage you as they inspire in this retreat-like setting. The control room features a 32-channel Neve 5088 analog console, 5.1 monitoring through B&W 802 Diamond Loudspeakers and a selection of microphones collected by Alan over his 40+ year long career including; a Neumann U47 FET (Field-Effect Transistor), British Coles 4038 ribbon mics and the Neve RNR1 ribbon mic, a gift to Alan from Rupert Neve. Having worked “in the box”, Alan is firmly in the camp that believes, while computers make things easy, analog consoles produce better sound.

ParSonics was completed in 2018 and was used in the recording of Alan Parsons’ most recent album The Secret, released on the Frontiers label April 26th of 2019. The control room looks through to a generously sized tracking room with adjoining iso booths. The studio features a luxurious green room and catering area with a wrap-around deck that is large enough to accommodate outside dining, seminars and events. The control room fits 8 comfortably and up to 16 snuggly. There are plenty of opportunities for free movement if you need a quick ear-refresh or an inspirational moment in nature.

ParSonics Gear

Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Shelford 32 Channel Console
Bowers and Wilkins 5.1 Surround Sound Monitors
Apple Mac Pro 2017
Pro Tools 12 HD
Apogee Symphony MKII HDX Interfaces (48 Channels)
Universal Audio Satellite QUAD Core (w/ Every Single Plugin)
Waves Mercury Bundle (w/ Every Single Plugin)
East West Bundle (w/ Every Single Plugin)
Steinberg WaveLab
Universal Audio 6176 Mic Preamp / Compressor
dbx 160VU Pair
Studer D19 Mic Preamp Pair
Aphex 1100 Preamp Pair
Aphex 204
Aphex RPA
Tascam DA 3000 1-Bit Recorder (6 Channels)

AKG C-24
AKG N-12
AKG S-24
2x AKG D202E1
2x AKG D190E
AKG D112
2 2x Coles 4038 (Original) Audio-Technica AT610
Audio-Technica AT4031
2x Audio-Technica AT4033
2x Audio-Technica AT4041
Audio-Technica AT4049
Audio-Technica AT4050
Audio-Technica AT4050/CM5
Audio-Technica AT4080
2x Audio-Technica AT4081
2x Audio-Technica AT6100
Miktec CV3
2x Miktec CV4
2x Miktec C5
Neumann U87
Neumann U47 FET
4x Neumann KM-84 (Original)
2x Røde NTR
2x Røde P48
Rupert Neve Designs RNR1
2x Shure SM57
Shure SM58
Yamaha SKRM-100 SubKick

Gretsch Birch Kit
Gibson J-200 Acoustic Guitar
3 Gibson Les Paul Kemper Profiler
Paul Reed Smith Hollow Body Electric Guitar
Roland FA-08
Roland RD-2000
Taylor Acoustic Guitar
Yamaha Motif XF6

Barefoot Footprint 01 Monitors
2x Avalon U5
2x dbx 165A
2x Empirical Labs Distressor
3x FMR Audio Really Nice Preamp (6 Channels)
Focusrite ISA Two Mic Preamp (2 Channels)
GML 8200 Equalizer (2 Channels)
Orban 674A Equalizer (2 Channels)
RJR BAX Equalizer (2 Channels)
SPL Transient Designer (4 Channles)
2x UnderTone Audio MPEQ-1 (2 Channels)
UnderTone Audio MPDI-4 (4 Channels)
Martin 0001R Acoustic Guitar
1967 Gibson SG
Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop
Fender Precision Bass
Sugar Percussion Eric Valentine Signature Drum Kit
Moog Sub Phatty
Teenage Engineering OP-1

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