Our live set-up is different than our rehearsal studioOur live set-up is very basic and compact.  We simply plug our mics into the Mackie board  then out to a QSC GX7 power amp and 2 Yamaha speakers (15" for large venues, 12" for smaller clubs).  Steve and Chris use personal powered spot monitor speakers

LIVE  SET-UP

Most all recordings are done playing live in 1 take (sometimes 2, Ok, maybe 3) .  We plug the vocals directly into the Mackie and out to the Zoom 1608.  The amps are mic-ed and  connected to the Behringer board  then output to the Zoom 1608.  We use the Zoom to record 8 tracks at once; 3 for Vocals, 2 for guitar and bass and the rest for drums and throughout the room.

Rehearsal Equipment

  • Berhinger UB2442FX-Pro 24 Channel mixing board
  • Furman Power conditioner
  • dbx and Ibanez 31 band graphic equalizers . 
  • Yamaha 15" Club speakers
  • Crown CE1000 and CE2000 power amps

  The Vibe performs basic recording in their home studio in order to create demos and personal recordings

BRIAN

Brian collects and builds vintage drum kits and uses Sonor, Tama and Ludwig drums and Zildjian cymbols

Steve uses a Hartke HA2500 bass amp and Hartke cabinet with 4 12" speakers

Digitech GNX2 effects processor and TC Helicon  VoiceTone GXT

Chris uses a Fender Hot Rod Deville for larger venues and his Peavey Encore 60  fitted with a 12" Celestian  (pictured) for the clubs

STEVE

 Steve  plays Ibanez ATX Series and Gio Soundgear bass guitars

CHRIS

 Chris owns many guitars but favors his '91 American made Fender Stratocaster. 

TAKE A PEEK IN OUR HOME STUDIO WHERE WE REHEARSE, RECORD AND RELAX

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

The Vibe rehearses and records in their underground basement studio located in Washingtonville, NY .  When not giging out, The Vibe rehearses once a week usally on a Thursday or Friday night. 

Welcome to The Vibe's Home Studio

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Guitar, bass, drums and room mics are input into the Berhringer mixer for eq purposes then output to the Zoom 1608 for recording.

The Zoom 1608 receives 8 individual inputs for separate eq for each as well as  modifying each channel separately for recording. 

Mackie 1202 VLZ4 with Pro Onynx Pre amps  

Chris. Brian and Steven layin it down in the studio.....

RECORDING

When recording, the mics are input into a Mackie board with Onynx pre-amps then sent to the Zoom MRS-1608.  The Zoom 1608 can record 8 tracks simultaneously

We use a Zoom MRS-1608 CD Mulit Track Digital Hard Drive Recording Studio

Mackie 1202 VLZ mixer and QSC GX7 power amp.  Each channel outputs 725W.

We use Sure SM58 Microphones

Primarily used for outdoor gigs and large rooms.  The S115iv are 500 W PGM and 1000W Max at 8 ohms

Yamaha S115IV

After step 3, The Zoom 1608 can mix down and burn a song or playlist onto CD

The Vocals go directly in to the Mackie board due to it's Onynx preamps ,  The signal is then taken out of the Mackie and directied into the Zoom 1608.   

GOOD TIME..... GOOD MUSIC..... GOOD VIBE!!

Steve's Effects:

Tech 21 Sans Amp Bass Driver and TC Helicon VoiceTone Create-XT

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Stock photo of Yamaha A12M 12" monitors.  We use these for most of our gigs for our Mains.  they are 300W PGM and 600W Max. at 8 ohms.  When we use the Yamaha S115's for large venues we will use the A12M's as our personal monitors.

Thank you for visiting The Vibe's underground basement studio.  Visit us again for gear updates and new photos!