Sydney & Jeff

Desert Fish Studios is a boutique audio recording and production studio in downtown Toronto, owned and operated by champions of great audio Jeff Wolpert and Sydney Galbraith.

Desert Fish Studios combines the power of modern digital recording with the colour, tone, and variety of vintage analog audio processors and microphones in a comfortable space surrounded by other inspiring, arts focused people and businesses. We are located in the downtown core close to key lifestyle and working components of our clients, colleagues, and friends.

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The Studios

The Equipment

Console

SSL AWS 900+SE (x2)

Recorder

Pro Tools 12 HDX w/ 24 Analog In, 32 Analog Out, 8 Digital I/O

Pro Tools 12 HDNative w/ 32 Analog In, 32 Analog Out

Video Display

Toshiba 47” LED Display
LG 50" LED Display
Fluid 32" LED Display(ADR/VO)

Monitoring

Stereo Monitoring
PMC AML-2
Yamaha NS-10s
Genelec 1030A
JBL LSR6328P

5.1 Surround Monitoring
Up to 7.1 with JBL LSR6328P w/ LSR6312SP Subwoofer THX Certified
Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 using JBL LSR305 as upper speaker configuration (x4)

Equalization

SSL XL9000K Switchable G or E Series (x24 per console)
ORAM HD-EQ Mastering EQ
Sontec 250C
Avalon 747

Microphones

Neumann U67
Neumann U87
Neumann KM184 (x2)
Audio Technica ATM-25 (x2)
AKG C-12VR (x2)
AKG 480B (x5) cardioid, shotgun, & omni capsules available
AKG 460B  (x2)
AKG SE300 (x2)
AKG 414 XLII (x2)
AKG 414 BLS
AKG D112
AKG C 426B (Stereo)
AKG D20
AKG 451 (x2)
Shure SM57 (x2)
Shure SM7B
Sennheiser 421
AEA R84
Beyerdynamic M130(x2)
Violet Designs Global Pre(x4) w/ U47, U67, & Omni Caps
Genelec 1030A Subkick

Preamplifiers

SSL 9000 Series Super Analogue Pre (x24 per console)
Crookwood Paintpot(x4)
Universal Audio LA-610(x2)
Focusrite ISA 428 mkII(x4)
Drawmer 1960(x2)

Compression

SSL Channel Dynamics(x2)
SSL G Series Master Bus Compressor
Avalon 747
ORAM Sonicomp 2
Valley People Dynamite
DBX 165A(x2)
BSS 901(x2)
BSS 402
Universal Audio LA-610(x2)
Drawmer 1960(x2)

Effects

Lexicon 960L
Lexicon PCM90

Instruments & Amplifiers:

Bechstein C-232 Grand Piano (7'7")
Yamaha Upright (Short Apartment Style Upright)
Knabe WKV-131 Upright (Full Height Upright)
Rhodes 73
Roland Juno-106
Sequential Circuits Pro-One
Marshall JCM2000 DSL 100 w/ 1960A
Standel Studio 24
Gretsch Combo Drum Set (circa 1974)
Slingerland Brass Shell
Gretsch Roundbadge (6”)
Canwood Picollo Snare
Pacific Maple Snare