STUDIO

The Mission is a professional recording studio located near Detroit featuring the best of both vintage analog and modern digital tools. Music is our passion.

DDA Q-Mute Vintage British Console
 

  • 24 channels of full range, high-end console preamps.

  • Independent HPF, 4-band EQ with sweepable low-mid and high-mids, phase invert, output level to DAW on each channel.

  • Full analog (OTB) mix capability using input select

  • All inputs & outputs patchable

  • Matrix and Talkback section

  • Controls 2 independent stereo monitor mixes

  • Console and power supply fully recapped and modded in 2014

  • AES N22 Active Ribbon Mic

  • Warm Audio WA87 (Neumann U87 clone)

  • M-Audio Sputnik (Multi-Pattern Tube Mic)

  • Electrovoice RE-20

  • Sennheiser MD-421

  • Shure SM-7B

  • Audix Fusion series 

  • Audix D6

  • AKG D112

  • Cascade Fathead Ribbon Mic Pair (with Blumlein bar) 

  • Oktava MK 219 

  • Shure SM-57 

  • Shure SM-58 

  • Shure Beta 58

  • Shure Unidyne III 
  • Shure Unidyne II

  • Alesis GT51

  • Sterling ST59 (multi-pattern FET)

  • AKG Perception 200 

  • Studio Projects C1

  • Behringer ECM-8000 

  • Audio Technica ATM31

  • Audio-Technica ATM41a 
    Various other mics available

  • Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Preamps (2)

  • Neve 511 Studio Preamp

  • Kush Audio Electra EQ (500 series)

  • Lindell 7X-500 (2) - 1176 clones

  • Joe Meek VC6 Studio Preamp / Optical Compressor

  • Art TPS II Tube Preamp (2 channels, modded)

  • Focusrite Octopre Preamp (8 channels)

  • API Lunchbox (8 slot, patchable). 

  • Ashley GQX3102 Room EQ

  • Mackie Control Universal Pro motorized control surface (16 channels)

  • Art Pro VLA Tube Compressor

  • Universal Audio UAD-2 (Octo) DSP System.

MIXER
MICROPHONES
OUTBOARD GEAR
INSTRUMENTS
  • Late 1950's Hammond organ with Leslie

  • 1962 Fender Rhodes electric piano

  • Studio drum kit

  • Vintage Fender Champ

  • Egnater Renegade

  • Music Man bass amp (modded)

  • Nord Electro 4D

  • Various guitars & basses

MONITORING
  • GK Audio LEM Farfield Monitors (tri-amped, custom built & tuned) with GK Audio matched Sub

  • Yamaha HS50M Nearfield Studio Monitors w/ HS10M Sub

SOFTWARE

DAWs: ProTools 11, Reaper, Harrison Mixbus

Plugins: Along with Kush Audio and SoundToys suites, The Mission owns an extensive library of UAD Plugins. This is the industry-leading platform of choice - arguably the most authentic analog emulations available in the world, endorsed and licensed by the original gear manufacturers. Included:

UA 1176 • Urei LA-2A • Pultec EQP-1A, MEQ-5, and HLF-3C Passive EQ's • Fairchild 660/670 • EMT 140 & 250 Reverbs • Lexicon 224 Reverb • Eventide H910 Harmonizer • Roland RE-201 Space Echo • Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ • API Vision Channel Strip • Emperical Labs Distressor • Manley Massive Passive • Neve 33609 Compressor • SSL G Series Bus Compressor • SSL E-Series Channel Strip • Studer A800 Tape Machine • Ampex ATR-102 Tape Machine • Dangerous BAX EQ • Amp emulations of Marshall Plexi, Fender '55 Tweed, Ampeg SVT, ENGL E765 • Manley VOXBOX Preamp • Harrison 32C Channel Strip • UA 610 Premp & EQ • Helios Type 69 EQ