Firefly Studio, is the private home studio of drummer Karl Latham. Firefly Studio is equipped with state of the art preamps, converters and microphones optimally selected for producing and recording remote drum tracks for addition to projects from any point on the globe, as well as, live drum tracks and rhythm section tracks.  Karl is a proud endorsee for Radial Engineering, AEA Microphones Heil Sound and RME.
A wide array of Yamaha Drums, including 2 sets of Yamaha Maple Custom Drums, 2 sets of Yamaha Hybrid Maple Custom Drums, Paiste Cymbals Masters Collection, Paiste Traditionals, Paiste 602’s, Paiste Big Beat, Paiste Dark Energy, Paiste Modern Essentials, Evans Drumheads and many percussion instruments allow for creating tracks in almost any genre of contemporary music.
Microphone choices run the gamut, AEA N8′ Stereo Pair, AEA R84 Pair, AKG 414 Stereo Pair and AKG 451 Stereo Pair for drum overheads or other applications. Heil PR40, Beyer 88, Shure Beta 52, Avantone Pro Kick and Aston Spirit for bass drum; Heil PR22UT, Shure 57, Oktava , snare drum; for Sennheisser 421’s Toms.
Other equipment available includes a classic Royer 121 Shure SM57 guitar amp combo, Radial JDI’s J48’s HDI (Bass DI), AEA RPQ2, Grace M101 (2), Heritage Audio HA73EQX2, CAPI VP28 (5) Hairball Lola (3), Presonus DigiMax (original), Studio Logic SL88 Studio weighted keyboard, Keyscape and  Arturia V Collection.
The studio is powered by RME UFX into ProTools 12 with a wide range of Waves, Slate Audio, SoftTube and other plugins.
Firefly is a personal use studio and is not available for commercial hire.

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KARL’S GEAR:

DRUMS

YAMAHA DRUMS:

FUNK/FUSION/R&B/MOTOWN

YAMAHA DRUMS ABSOLUTE HYBRID MAPLE

AMB-2016 BASS DRUM

AMS-1460 SNARE DRUM

AMT-1008 RACK TOM

AMT-1208  RACK TOM

AMF-1413  FLOOR TOM

ROCK

YAMAHA DRUMS ABSOLUTE HYBRID MAPLE:

AMB-2214 BASS DRUM

AMS-1460 SNARE DRUM

AMT-1008 RACK TOM

AMT-1208  RACK TOM

AMF-1413  FLOOR TOM

AMF-1615 FLOOR TOM

JAZZ

YAMAHA MAPLE CUSTOMS:

18X14 BASS DRUM

VINTAGE SERIES SNARE VSD1460

12X8 RACK TOM

12 x 9 RACK TOM

14X14 FLOOR TOM

CYMBALS

PAISTE CYMBALS

FUNK/R&B/MOTOWN/FUSION

PAISTE 22”SIGNATURE DARK ENERGY RIDE MARK II

PAISTE 18“ 602 CLASSIC THIN CRASH

PAISTE 17” MASTERS DARK CRASH

PAISTE 14” SIGNATURE DARK ENERGY MARK I

ROCK

PAISTE 21” MASTERS MEDIUM RIDE

or

PAISTE 24” GIANT BEAT RIDE

PAISTE 18” MASTERS DARK CRASH

PAISTE 20” Masters Dark Crash

PAISTE 15” MASTERS DARK HH

or

PAISTE GIANT BEAT 16” HH

JAZZ

PAISTE 22” MASTERS DARK RIDE

PAISTE 21” MASTERS DRY RIDE

PAISTE 20” 602 Classic MEDIUM FLAT RIDE

PAISTE 18” MASTERS EXTRA THIN CRASH

PAISTE 602 8” MODERN ESSENTIALS SPLASH

PAISTE 14” MASTERS DARK HH

Additional set ups include

PAISTE 22” MASTERS SWISH

PAISTE 602 22” MODERN ESSENTIALS CHINA

PAISTE PST X 18” SWISS THIN CRASH

PAISTE 21” BIG BEAT

DRUMHEADS

EVANS DRUMHEADS

ROCK/FUSION/FUNK

EVANS BATTER HEADS

TOMS

10”/12”/13”/14” UV1 COATED

OR

EQ2 CLEAR

RESONANT HEADS

G1 CLEAR

SNARE

14” G1 COATED

BASS DRUM

EMAD CLEAR

JAZZ

EVANS BATTER HEADS

TOMS 10”/12”/14” G1 COATED OR CLEAR

SNARE 14” CALFTONE OR G1 COATED

RESONANT HEADS

BASS DRUM 18” EMAD COATED

 

DRUM STICKS AND BRUSHES

INNOVATIVE PERCUSSION

5A VINTAGE SERIES

WBR-1 WIRE BRUSHES

BIG FAT SNARE

SNARE-BOURINE-DONUTE SNARE TOPPER

 

RECORDING EQIPMENT

RADIAL ENGINEERING

WR-8

RADIAL HDI

RADIAL J48

RADIAL JDI

RADIAL JDI DUPLEX

RADIAL SGI

RME

UFX

BABYFACE

AEA RIBBON MICROPHONES

N8 STEREO PAIR

R84 (2)

RPQ2

HEIL SOUND

PR 40

PR 20

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