The Studio and Equipment

Located in the mountains of North Idaho is our comfortable digital recording and sound design studio. After the sound effects are recorded on location and carefully cataloged, they are meticulously edited for inclusion in our massive High Definition sound effects libraries. Only the finest takes are kept and mastered. Now the magic begins… each sound is creatively sculpted to create exceptional material for the Ultimate HD Professional Sound Effects Libraries.

The Recordist Audio Studio


Avid® Pro Tools HD Native/Thunderbolt
Avid® Pro Tools® HD 12 Ultimate – Mac OS X 10.13.6
Avid® Omni Interface


Apple iMac Pro 27″ 3.2Ghz Xeon W, SSD, 32GB
Apple MacBook Pro 15″ 2019 Retina 2.4Ghz Core i9, 32GB
Apple 27″ Thunderbolt Display

Software & Plug-ins:

Avid® Structure Sampler Plug-in
Avid® Hybrid Synth Plug-in
Neyrink SoundCode for Dolby Digital®
Neyrink SoundCode Stereo LtRt
Minnetonka SurCode for Dolby® Pro Logic® II
Waves Platinum v9.0 Native
Sound Toys Native v5
Soundminer v5 Pro
SPL Transient Designer Plus
Sonnox Plugins
FabFilter Plugins
iZotope RX7 Advanced
iZotope Alloy 2
iZotope Ozone 5
Apple FCP-X


Mackie HR824 Monitors
Neumann KH120 5.1 Monitors w/Sub
Sound Devices Scorpio Field Recorder
Sound Devices 688 Field Recorder
Sound Devices 744T Field Recorder
Sound Devices 702 Field Recorder (2)
Sound Devices 302 Pre-Amp
Sound Devices Mix Pre-D
Fostex FR-2 24 Bit Field Recorder
Sony PCM-D1 Linear PCM Recorder
Sony PCM-D100 Linear PCM Recorder (2)
Sony XLR-1 Microphone Pre-amp
HHB CDR-830 CD Recorder

Soundfield ST-450MkII Microphone
Schoeps MK-4/MK-8 w/extra MK-41 capsule
Sanken CSS-5 Stereo Shotgun Microphone
Sennheiser MKH-416 Shotgun Microphone
Sennheiser MKH-8020 Microphone
Sennheiser MKH-8050 Microphone
Sennheiser MKH-8060 Shotgun Microphone
Sennheiser MKH-8040 Microphone (1)
Sennheiser MKH-8040ST Matched Stereo Pair (3)
DPA 4060/4061/4062 Lav Microphones
AT BP-4025 Stereo Microphone
AT-835ST Stereo Shotgun Microphone
K-Teck Klassik K-102CCR Boom Pole
K-Teck Avalon KE-69 Boom Pole
Lightwave Boom Pole
Rycote Cyclone/Grip/Windscreen (19)
E-mu Emulator IIIx Sampler
Line 6 POD Pro
OWC Firewire hard drives
(5) Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
Remote Audio Isolating Headphones

Microphone Lineup 2015


8040ST XY

Sony PCM D Series Recorders

Sound Devices Gear2014

Sound Devices Gear 2014