RITTENHOUSE SOUNDWORKS

     Rittenhouse Soundworks is a state of the art, multi-room facility located in the historic Germantown district of Philadelphia. This turn of the century building, originally built by Chrysler, can accommodate all of your tracking needs, from full orchestras to voiceovers.

    Studio A features a Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console and a 1-inch Otari 8-track. Studio A’s live room is 74’ x 62’  with beautiful high wooden ceilings and equipped with skylights to provide clients with beautiful natural light. On the digital side, we employ Antelope Converters with their Isochrome/Rubidium Clock Technology ensuring state of the art ad/da conversion. Various software platforms are available including Steinberg/Nuendo and the Harrison Mixbuss platform. Mixbuss is a complete recording and mixing environment created in a partnership between Harrison, the inventor of the modern, in line mixing console and the Ardour digital audio workstation, which had its genesis here at Rittenhouse Soundworks over a decade ago. The studio is a beautiful combination of old and new technologies offering digital and analog solution in a perfect combination.

     Studio B features another custom designed control room, complete with a vocal booth and is a great environment to track or mix in. This room provides an option for artists who may not need a large tracking room, but want an exceptional acoustic environment to work in. This space is equipped with a 16 channel Neve 5059 Satellite Summing Mixer.

     Our staff of exceptionally trained audio professionals will make your experience inspiring, and most importantly, productive. Real experience has no substitute. Book a session today.

     Clients include: The Prism Saxophone Quartet, Lotus, Greg Osby, So Percussion, The Partch Ensemble, Joe Lavano, Sunny Murray, Sonic Liberation Front, American Babies, Lee Smith, Global Illage, Butch Ballard, Sam Dockery, Odean Pope, Marshall Allen, Lee Smith, Jamey Haddad,Bakithi Kumalo, Jo Lawry, Jack St.Clair big band, Dry Reef, Octave Cat, Trio Globo (Glen Velez, Howard Levy, Eugene Frisson), The Primavera Fund, Tony Micili, Ensemble Novo, The Jost Project, Under the Oak, Friendship, Vic Juris. 

 

 

LOCATION

219 W. Rittenhouse St

Philadelphia. PA 19144

215- 704 -7098

Open 24 hours / 7 days a week / 365 days a year 

 

AUDIO GEAR

Monitors

  • Amphion One18
  • Amphion Baseone 25
  • Amphion Amplification and Cabling
  • Auratones (Vintage Originals)
  • Genelec1031 A Studio A
  • Genlec1029-A w/ 1091 sub Studio B
  • Otari 8 track 1 inch
  • Quested VS2108 Active 

Reverbs and Delays

  • Echo Plate (Large)
  • Echo Plate (small)
  • Bricasti M7
  • Lexicon P.C.M 70
  • Eventide H9
  • Roland RE 150 SpaceEcho

Microphones

  • Flea M49
  • Flea 47
  • Flea 48
  • Neumann SM-69
  • Neumann fet U-47 (2)
  • Neumann 147 (2)
  • Neumann KM-84 (4)
  • Neumann km-184
  • Neumann U89
  • Pearlman Tm1 (EF14 Tube)
  • Lauten Audio Oceanus
  • Coles 4038 (6)
  • RCA BK5B
  • Royer R-122
  • Amperite FSH
  • Beyer M-160
  • Beyer 834 (2)
  • Sennheiser 421 (5)
  • Sennheiser 441 (2)
  • AKGD12
  • AKGD112 (2)
  • AKG 414 b-uls (2)
  • AKG 414 P48
  • AKG 414 EB
  • AKG 451 (2)
  • Shure sm7b
  • Electro Voice Re20
  • Shure KSM32
  • Shure Sm57 (6)
  • Shure Beta 58 (5)
  • Shure Sm58 (4)
  • EV 635A (4)
  • AEA R88 Stereo Ribbon

Instruments

  • Yamaha C7 Grand Piano
  • Roland Juno 106
  • Roland KR-7 Digital Piano
  • Wurlitzer Electric
  • Hammond C3 & Leslie 147 closed
  • Leslie 147 open
  • Lakewood M32 Acoustic
  • Guild 6 string
  • Takamine 12 string Acoustic
  • 1972 Fender Precision Bass
  • Framus Renegade Custom
  • Martin 000c 16sgtne Nylon
  • Fender Telecaster Custom ’02
  • Fender Telecaster Thin line

B Room Gear

  • RND Neve Summing Mixer 
  • API 512C (2)
  • AML EZ 1073
  • Lindell Audio X7 Compressor (2)
  • ADL CL1000 Compressor
  • Vintage LA4 Stereo Pair (2)
  • DBX 160A

 

Mic Pre’s

  • D.W. Fearn VT-1 (4)
  • Chandler Limited Germanium 2 channel
  • Chandler Limited EMI Redd 47 (6)
  • A.P.I 3124
  • AML Neve 1073 (7)
  • True Systems precision 8 channel
  • UA 610 MKII (w/Telefunken nos. tubes)
  • Gap pre (w/Carnhill transformers) (2)
  • Warm Audio WA-412 4 Channel 
  • AEA RPQ2 two channel

EQ's

  • Pultec MEQ-5
  • Pultec EQM-1S3 (2)
  • Warm Audio Pultec (2)
  • Neve AML 1073  (7)
  • Rupert Neve Designs 551 (2)
  • Kush UBK Electra 500 series e.q. (2)
  • TNC 1081
  • JDK R24 (2)
  • Asley sc-66 2 channel
  • Shure SR107 (2)
  • Urie filter set (2)
  • Urei 535 eq (2)
  • Fredenstein 605A (2)
  • Fredenstein 603B (2)

Dynamics

  • Neve AML 2254 compressors (2)
  • D.W. Fearn VT-7 
  • A.P.I. 2500 Buss compressor
  • Rupert Neve designs Portico II buss compressor
  • Tube Tech LCA 2B
  • Tube Tech CL-1A
  • Retro Sta-level
  • Drawmer DL-241
  • Drawmer 1960
  • Warm Audio 1176 (2)
  • Waves L2 Hardware
  • DBX 163 (2)
  • DBX 463X
  • DBX 560 (2)
  • Distressor EL8X (2)
  • JBL 7105
  • Demeter VTC 2 (2)
  • Chandler Limited R141

Drums/Percussion

  • Sonor Phonic Circa 1984.
  • 18 x 14 Bass drum
  • 8 x 12 mounted tom
  • 9 x 13 mounted tom
  • 14 x 14 floor tom
  • 18 x 16 floor tom
  • Phonic 5 3/4 x 14 snare
  • Signature 6 x 14 chrome snare drum
  • Sonar SQ2 snare 14 x 5
  • Rodgers circa 1976
  • 22 x 14 bass drum
  • 8 x 12 mounted tom
  • 9 x 13 mounted tom
  • 16 x 16 floor tom
  • Ludwig pre-serial number
  • 22 x 14
  • 9 x 13
  • 5 1/2 x 14 supra phonic 1979
  • 5 1/2 x 14 supra phonic baseball bat period
  • Slingerland 1963
  • 22 x 14 bass drum
  • 9 x 13 mounted tom
  • 14 x 14 floor tom
  • 18 x 14 Tama bass drum
  • 8 x 12 Tama tom drum
  • Tama Superstar kit

Orchestral

  • Yamaha Concert Timpani (4)
  • Concert Marimba
  • Deagan Vibraphone
  • Wrenchophone
  • Boltophone
  • Glassophone
  • Orchestral Bells