About

Lites Down is a 2000 sq ft recording facility located in Rosemont Petite Patrie operating since September 2017. The space includes a central control room, large live room, lounge, functional kitchen,  and unique salle de bain. 

The control room revolves around a 1970's Neotek Series One console. Originally built in Chicago, the console has been brought up to spec in Montreal after travelling from NYC. Integrated right hand patch bay gives endless access to outboard hardware. Our control room offers comfortable seating for clients with a view facing west towards Mont Royal. 

The live room contains a 1950's Willis upright piano, Hammond A100 with Leslie Cabinet, 1970's Ludwig drums with space for full band tracking. Two isolated booths are connected to the live room. The live room can assist musicians in many recording or pre production projects. 

The lounge also overlooks Mont Royal, facing west. A fully functional kitchen keeps sessions rolling smooth and caffeine warm. WIFI is provided. 

Lites Down offers the studio to record production, freelance engineers, pre production, post production, and can be contacted for daily rates and a complete gear list. Fully compatible with digital/analogue requirements. 

We welcome you to Lites Down. 

GEAR LIST

 

Monitoring:

1979 Neotek Series One 16 channel 8 Bus Console

RME FireFace 800 Convertors 

Focal Twin 6 Monitors 

Yamaha NS10

Pro Tools HD

Otari MX 80 8 Track 1 inch

Ampex 440b 2 Track 

Microphones:

Altec/Western Electric 639 x 2 

AKG C414, AKG D224, AKG D19, AKG D222, AKG D190

Coles STC 4033, Coles 4038 x 2

Beyerdynamic M201 x 2, Beyerdynamic M88

Electro Voice RE20, Electro Voice RE16

Microtech Gefell M300 x 2 

Neumann/Gefell M7 RFT 7151

Nuemann SM69 Stereo FET 

RCA 77-DX, RCA BK5

Sennheiser 441

Shure Unidyne 57

Stromburg Carlson 50

Outboard Hardware:

AKG BX5 Stereo Spring Reverb

CAPI VP 26 x3 (API 512 Clones)

DBX 160X Over Easy Compressor x 2

Delta Lab1024 Effectron Delay

Eisen Audio 312 Preamp & DI x2 (API 312 Clones)

Grommes G5 Tube Preamp

Gibson Spring Reverb

Hairball Audio 1176 Blue Stripe x 2

Lites Down Tiled Corridor Echo Chamber

Retro STA Level Tube Compressor 

RE 201 Roland Space Echo Tape Delay  

Rupert Neve Designs Dual Diode Bridge Compressor 

Thermionic Culture Culture Vulture Stereo Tube Saturation 

Universal Audio Passive Filter 550A

Urei 565T "Little Dipper" Filter 

Verville Audio Stereo Compressor 

KEYS:

1950's Willis & Lindsay Upright Piano 

1972 Fender Rhodes Mark I Stage 73'

Hammond A100 Electric Organ/Leslie 770

Lowrey Heritage DSO 

Mellotron M4000D Mini 

Yamaha YC45 Combo Organ

AMPLIFIERS: 

1980's MusicMan HD210 2x10

1960's Supro Thunderbolt 1x15

1960's Traynor YGS 50 Head

1960's Fender Bandmaster 2x12 Cabinet 

DRUMS:

1970's Ludwig Suprophonic & Acrolite 5 x 14 snares 

1970's Ludwig 22 x 16 x 13

1970's Rogers Holiday 22 x 16 x 13 x 12

1970's Pearl/Rogers Hybrid 22 x 16 x 13 

Premier COB 5 x 14 snare 

Various Cymbals & Percussion

Specific Gear Available upon request within reason and budget*

 

 

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