When your ride cymbal is bigger than your kick drum!
Brick By Brick Studios is a recording studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Brick By Brick Studios provides an artist with the space to create and capture their ideas.
The pairing of the exposed brick and sunlight from the loft style windows, with the amount of great musical and recording equipment makes Brick by Brick the ideal creative and expressive environment. Located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Brick by Brick is a well outfitted, budget friendly space, equipped with microphones from Coles, Mojave, Peluso and Soyuz. The outboard equipment ranges from Pultec equalizers, Daking FET compressors to CAPI and Hairball Audio preamps. A mix of new and vintage instruments from Gibson, Fender and Martin will make your songs come alive! Exposed brick looks great on film! Brick by Brick is a host to many video shoots and live musical performances.
When your ride cymbal is bigger than your kick drum!
Great sounding M160 from @colepicksvintage This mic through a @capigear 312 sounds exactly like classic rock!
#vintagemicrophone #beyerdynamicm160 #tinyterror #api312 #electricguitar #recordingstudio
I know everyone loves transformers as much as I do. I mean they make the audio world go round. Here’s a shot of two UTC transformers. A10 on the left and an A24 on the right. These will be used as the input and output transformers in my DIY LA2A build.
Hi everyone! Come hang! Drink free beer! Talk gear! Music provided by @tractorsupplycoband and @artysinmusic
Clip from the last @ernesto_hex recording session!
@jbuschardt @dailey_andy @__codydrums79 #super8film #analogfilm #recordingstudio #bushwick #bushwickbrooklyn #drums #rocknroll #ludwigdrums #tascam388 #pultec #1176 #universalaudio #antelopeaudio #audioscape #hairballaudio
@__codydrums79 on drums recording for @ernesto_hex 📸 @jbuschardt
Brick By Brick Recording Studios's cover photo
New website is here! Link in bio!
📸 @jbuschardt @bartondrumco @hairballaudio @pelusomicrophonelab @mojotone @scotty_from_ap @voxamplification @fender @ampeg @gibsonguitar @geoffdaking @daptonerecords @capigear @antelope_audio @nelson_drum_shop #recordingstudio #audiogear #bushwick #musician #vintageaudiogear #ampegsvt #tascam388 #ribbonmics #musicproducer #audioengineer @ Brick By Brick Studios
Sometimes I play bass in a [email protected]_hex 📸 @tkidwai
When I first acquired a Pultec LCS-2, which is a two channel passive low cut filter, I noticed that when I inserted the filter at any frequency there was actually a sizable boost in the the frequency just above the one that was selected. Perplexed by all this I took to the internet. A thread on GS told the story of an engineer that had a “modified” version of this very unit, and would use it on kick to fatten up the sound. So I took a peek inside of my unit, and it didn’t look like anything was tampered with. So I did more research, and while looking at buying some cables to connect the terminal strip of the unit to my patchbay I noticed that sellers were adding in a 600ohm resistor. The sellers, knowing that if a piece of gear has a terminal strip on it it had to be old, and the standard for older gear was to have 600ohm load at output. With this insight I searched my tool box for a 600ohm resistor, found a 640ohm one, and strapped it across the + and - terminals of the output, and viola, the filter worked as it was supposed to. I started looking up manuals for vintage equipment and noticed that most say “Output Impedance 600 ohms”
So today I took to seeing if my Pultec EQP-1A needed the same. In the manual it states that the output impedance can be 600, 250 or 150 ohms. I then played some music through the unit and would put the resistor across the terminals to see if I could hear a difference. After hearing no real change in the sound I figured that it wasn’t necessary. I then took to the internet again as I was puzzled by this. After reading an eBay auction for the above mentioned cables to connect this unit I noticed that it said it was due to a resonance that can occur in higher frequencies. So I ran pink noise through the unit and alas, I could hear a slight boost in the high frequencies without the 600ohm resistor.
In conclusion, if you have vintage audio equipment, check the manual for the output impedance, if it states that the ohmage of the output transformer is 600ohm, throw a resistor on! Super nerd sh*t huh?!
#pultec #pulteceq #eqp1a #vintageaudio #recordingstudio #tubeequipment #music #musicproduction @pulsetechniques @ Brick By Brick Studios
The two vocal mics used for @dailey_andy on his last session. A @mojaveaudio MA300 for lead and a @pelusomicrophonelab 2247 for background. These through a 1176 and a Pultec always sound brilliant.
There’s nothing like micing an instrument from a foot away. Please welcome this @akgaudio D12 to the fam!
More videos sessions from the studio. This time around we have Sun June out of Austin, Texas. Take a listen!
Austin-based band Sun June refer to themselves as “regret pop.” Their sound exudes more heart and less theatrics, which is exactly how we see them in this Buzzsession, filmed at Brooklyn’s Brick By Brick Studios.
I never have time to snap photos during these sessions, too many microphones to manage! Luckily Maddie was there to snap this. What a rad session, still can’t get over these vocals!
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Happy weekend! Pearla is so much more fun than Saturday morning cartoons, and she's playing for The Wild Honey Pie at the lovely Brick By Brick Studios today.
BBB is now offering audio production lessons! Learn how to improve your recordings with compression, EQ, and microphone placement. Mix in Protools, or ditch the computer for a some analog tape. Learn how to solder and build your own equipment. Stop by for a visit!
#recordingstudio #homestudio #audioproduction #brooklyn #musicproduction #diy #bushwick #audioclasses #mojotone #diyaudio #1176 #audiophile @ Brick By Brick Studios
The Wild Honey Pie presents Varsity, live at BBB.
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Just recording some keys. #mojavema300 #peluso2247 #fendertweed
New @jensenloudspeakers and new #tungsol preamp tubes for this @fender Bassman 70 and 2x15 cab. Off to @blackiepagano soon for a blackface conversion and some power tubes.
Saturday morning opamp shootout. @squarewaveind AM-10 vs John Hardy 990. @ Brick By Brick Studios
Everyone, I would like to welcome a Gibson Ripper to the family! Thanks to @thesixthson for keeping an eye out on the market and Trevor for reviving a beauty.
Low notes day with Ernest and the Truths @thesixthson @pelusomicrophonelab @shure @fender
Check out this lovely bit, couple Harrison riffs and it'll feel right at home I'm sure! Thanks to @luifre for the addition. @voxamplification #ac15
Bbb, now with a house kit. Thanks @luifre for the loaner! @officialgretsch @ludwigdrumshq
Chuck, classing up the Loft Sessions. @micparts @mojaveaudio @guildguitars
@thesixthson The Loft Sessions / Summer 2017
Another Loft Sessions outtake. Photo: Sam Gold
John from @spitagram closing a day of Loft Sessions. #pelusomicrophones #mojaveaudio #hairballaudio
K - Snr - OH - Room #pelusomicrophones #2247 #mojaveaudio #ma300 #shure #recordingstudio #vintagedrums #sabian
This surfy concoction of spring reverb, western gallop, and analog tape, ranks as one of my all time favorite tracks to be recorded at BBB. Thank you Zack Orion for this song.
from the album wall to keep the walls out
View from the console this afternoon
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