PURPLE STUDIO

Purple Studio is the Walter Babbini’s private mix/production room, having a state-of-the-art facility and the flexibility to work on projects for both major label and independent releases. He was careful to find the best gear for his room to maintain his rich and powerful sound for a world-class balanced mixes.
The studio holds his custom modular “Noah Hybrid System” as well as an Antelope 10M Rubidium Atomic Clock and Trinity, two Pro Tools HDX rigs, Apogee Symphony and Crane Song converters. In addition, 4 rack-tower units with analog outboard (about 70 pieces) of comps, eqs, pres, distortion/efx boxes, reverbs, delays, hundreds of vintage pedals/modules, amps, guitars, instruments, tape/magnetic echos and many obscure rarities.
  • FEATURES

    • Control Room – 40 mq
    • Studio – 25 mq
    • Iso Booth – 8 mq
    • Live Room – 90 mq

A produced sound without compromises.
Modular Mixer

My philosophy consists in supporting artist’s vision on his own songs adding my taste that gravitates in various musical genres (pop, rock, blues, alternative). I have improved my sound after many years of experience, therefore I felt the need to have more colors in my hands rather than a standard console.

I mixed for about ten years with my SSL9000J and after working with Michael Brauer, I have perfected a very complex multi-buss technique, managing the arrangement parts in submixed groups. Then I understood that having a modular system would be more powerful in my way of developing sound. Instead of being restricted to one predominant sound I could mix and match various sonic “flavors”. My new setting has a modern approach consisting in classic analog and state of the art digital technologies that I call “Noah Hybrid System”.

This unique “mixer” utilizes many summing amps to have a signal flow configuration with 96 channels of analog sum interspersed with dozens of analog outboard gear to combine pristine mastering quality tone and thick warm vintage sounds. The result is a sonic signature that has the best of analog tones with a minimal wiring and very low noise due to the highest sound quality.

Summing Mixers:
– Chandler Limited EMI Mixer – 16×2
– Inward Connections Mix 690 – 16×2
– Burl B32 Vancouver – 32×2
– Roll Folcrom + 2 Chandler EMI Redd.47 – 16×2
– Vintage Electrodyne – 8×2
– Custom M80 – 8×2

Alternatively, when I feel the need, I use the vintage SSL4048E/G in the Brown control room.

Outboard
Comp/Limit

  • Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
  • Chandler Limited Zener
  • Chandler Limited Germanium Comp (x2)
  • Neve 33609 JD
  • Retro Sta Level Gold Edition
  • Tube Tech CL1B
  • Pendulum Audio ES8
  • Pendulum Audio PL2
  • Dramastic Audio Obsidian
  • Kush Audio UBK Fatso
  • Empirical Labs Distressor EL8X (x3)
  • Purple Audio MC77 (x3)
  • Urei 1178 Silverface
  • Urei LA4 Silverface
  • Ridge Farm Boiler
  • SPL Transient Designer 2
  • FMR Really Nice Compressor

Pre/Eq

  • Chandler Limited Redd47 (x2)
  • Chandler TG2 Special Edition
  • Chandler Limited Curve Bender
  • Retro 2A3
  • Neve 1073 Vintage (x2)
  • Neumann W491 Eqs (x2)
  • Avalon 737 Vt Sp
  • Evol Audio Fucifier (x2)
  • Electrodyne Vintage (x2 pre/eq)
  • t.c. electronic 2240HS
  • Altec 1589B
  • Focusrite ISA828
  • PreSonus M80 (Jensen/Burr Brown Mod)

Efx/Mod

  • Thermionic Culture Vulture
  • Little Labs VOG
  • SPL 9629 Auto Dynamic DeEsser
  • XPQ 545 Optical Disrupter
  • Dolby SR/A Model 383
  • Roland SVC350 Vocoder
  • MXR Flanger/Doubler
  • Aphex 204 Aural Exciters
  • Peavey Kosmos
  • Furman Punch 10
  • Edison EX1
  • Tk Audio Transceiver
  • Radial EXTC
  • Ibanez UE 400

Rev/Echo

  • Lexicon PCM70
  • Lexicon PCM42
  • Eventide H3000 D/SE
  • Binson Echorec EC2 T7E
  • Binson Echorec EC10
  • Maestro Echoplex EP3
  • Watkins Copicat Super Shadow
  • Watkins Copicat Shadow Digital (x2)
  • Roland SRE555 Space Echo
  • Roland SPH 323 Dual Phaser
  • Tube Works B.K. Butler Real Tube Reverb
  • Korg SDD3000
  • Ibanez AD 202
  • Ibanez UE400

DAW

  • Master Clock
    Antelope 10M Rubidium Atomic Reference Generator
    Antelope Trinity Advanced Jitter Management
  • Pro Tools Rig 1
    Avid HDX Pro Tools 12
    Apogee Symphony (32 Analog IN/32 Digital IN – 64 Analog OUT)
    Universal Audio UAD 2 Octo
    Avid Artist Mix (x2)
    Softube Console 1
  • Pro Tools Rig 2
    Avid HD Pro Tools 9
    Crane Song Hedd 192
    Avid Digidesign 192

Monitoring

  • ATC SCM 50 Pro Mastering Active LoudSpeaker
  • Yamaha NS10 Nearfield + Bryston Amp
  • Focal CMS Sub
  • Ultrasone Pro900 + Lake People Amp
  • Bose pc speakers

Mics

Walter uses especially modified and old vintage mics to have always “not obvious sounds”. Mods by Josephson, Steve Sank, Michael Joly, Stewart Tavener, Clarence Kane, others…

The full list is on “live room & mics” page

Instruments

  • Fender Telecaster | 1966
  • Fender Stratocaster | 1968
  • Squier Fender Telecaster Custom | 2014
  • Gibson ES-335 | 1968
  • Gibson Les Paul R9/T.Holmes pickups | 2010
  • Gibson ES-175 | 1966
  • Eastwood GP Ultra | 2008
  • Roland G-303 Guitar/Synth Controller | 1982
  • Roland GR-300 Guitar Synthesizer
  • Roland GR-700 Guitar Synthesizer
  • E.H. Guitar Synthesizer Rack Monophonic
  • Eurorack Modular Synthesizer
  • Petrof Upright Piano

  • Martin D-28 | 1973
  • Republic Highway 61 | 2010
  • Baratto Cigfiddle 8-strings
  • Silvertone Acoustic ¾ | 60s
  • Stella Acoustic ¾ | 60s
  • Ramirez GR3F-CE / Fishman Pro Blend | 1998
  • Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo
  • Leho Tenor Ukulele
  • Ludwig Super Classic Vintage 1967  (22″/16″/13″/12″)
  • Ludwig Classic Maple USA (24″/16″/13″/Black beauty 6,5″) – on request
  • Hammond M111 Vintage
  • Leslie 147 Vintage

Amps

  • Two Rock Custom Reverb Signature | 2005
  • Two Rock 2×12″ Cabinet | 2008
  • Vox AC30 Top Boost | 1963
  • Marshall Plexi JMP50 Lead | 1968
  • Marshall 50 Watt Cab 2×12” Greenbacks | 1969
  • Fender Tweed Tremolux | 1959
  • Fender Super Reverb (Black Face) | 1965
  • Fender Pro Reverb (Silver Face) | 1969
  • Fender Tweed Champ | 1958

  • Fender Tube Oil Can Echo Reverb | 1965
  • Ampeg VT-40 + Master Footswitch | 1971
  • Epiphone Gibson Zephyr GA40 | 1959
  • Supro 1606T | 1958
  • Wem 50 Watt Reverb Head | 1972
  • Farfisa 8 Tube Amp | 1964
  • Anyway Starter | 1971
  • Meazzi Ultrasonic with Tape Echo | 1956
  • Vox Mini3 | 2011

Effects

  • Ampeg Scrambler
  • Analogman Beano Boost
  • Analogman Sun Face (NTK275)
  • Analogman King of Tone
  • Arion SFC-1 Fat Chorus
  • Arion SCH-1 Stereo Chorus
  • Arbiter CBS Doubler (Fuzz-Octavia)
  • BJFE Honey Bee
  • Boss Fet FA-1
  • Boss Chorus Ensemble CE-1
  • Boss Slow Gear SG-1
  • Boss Analog Delay DM-2
  • Boss Vibrato VB-2 (x2)
  • Boss Super Overdrive SD-1
  • Boss Overdrive OD-1
  • Boss FV500H Volume Pedal
  • Colorsound Dopplatone
  • Colorsound Chuck-A-Wah
  • Colorsound Power Boost
  • Colorsound Jumbo Tone Bender
  • Colorsound Vocalizer
  • Colorsound Dipthonizer
  • Colorsound Wah Wah Supremo
  • Colorsound Tremolo
  • Colorsound Supa Wah Fuzz Swell
  • Colorsound Flanger
  • Colorsound Ring Modulator
  • Cornish Pete SS-3 Overdrive
  • Cornish Pete G-2 Germanium Fuzz
  • Cornish Pete P-2 Silicon Fuzz
  • Cornish Pete NG-2 Hybrid Fuzz
  • Cornish Pete NB-2 Linear Boost
  • Chandler Tube Driver (1st issue B.K. Butler)
  • Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face
  • Dallas Arbiter Trem Face
  • De Armond Tornado
  • Demeter Tremulator
  • Digitech PDS8000 Echo Plus
  • Digitech Whammy WH-1
  • Digitech XP-100 Whammy Wah

  • Dimehead Schumann PLL Clone
  • Dirty Boy Fuzzy Boy
  • Dirty Boy Octo 59
  • Ebow Plus
  • E.H. Rack Synthesizer Monophonic
  • E.H. Micro Synthesizer
  • E.H. Multiplexer
  • E.H. Deluxe Multiplexer
  • E.H. Multiplexer Pedal Version
  • E.H. Attack Decay
  • E.H. Pulse Modulator
  • E.H. Pulsar
  • E.H. Poly Flange
  • E.H. Poly Phase
  • E.H. Deluxe Memory Man (x2)
  • E.H. Hot Foot Universal Pan
  • E.H. Big Muff (BM1 Triangle Knob)
  • E.H. Big Muff (BM2 Rams Head)
  • E.H. Queen Triggered Wah (x3)
  • E.H. Talking Pedal
  • E.H. 16” Delay + 6 Footswitch
  • E.H. Randon Tone Generator
  • E.H. P.O.G.
  • E.H. Mel9
  • E.H. DRM32 Drum Machine
  • EMS Synthi Hi-Fli + Expression Pedals
  • Frantone Vibutron
  • FoxRox Octron 2
  • Foxx Tone Machine (Blue Plate Logo)
  • Foxx Guitar Synthesizer I Studio Model 9
  • Gary Hurst Fuzzman
  • Gary Hurst Phazer
  • Gary Hurst Octafuzz
  • Gary Hurst Doubler Octave Fuzz
  • Heathkit Fuzz TA-28
  • Ibanez JL-70 JetLyzer
  • Ibanez FP-777 Flying Pan
  • Ibanez AF-201 Auto Filter
  • Ibanez AD-80 Analog Delay

  • Ibanez GE-601 Graphic Equalizer
  • Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer
  • Ibanez CP-835 Compressor II
  • Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer
  • Ibanez SD-9 Sonic Distortion
  • Ibanez MT-10 Mostortion
  • Ibanez MDL-10 Modulation Delay
  • Jen Super Crybaby
  • Jordan Boss Tone
  • Line6 FM4 Filter Mod + Exp. Pedal
  • Lovetone Wobulator
  • Lovetone Meatball
  • Lovetone Ring Stinger
  • Lovetone ? Flanger
  • Lovetone Doppel Ganger
  • Lovetone Cheese/Source 2 in 1 Fuzz/Overdrive
  • Ludwig Phase II Guitar Synthesizer
  • Maestro FuzzTone FZ1
  • Maestro Filter Sample/Hold FSH-1
  • Maestro Fuzz MFZ-1
  • Maestro Ring Modulator RM-1A
  • Marshall Supa Fuzz
  • Marshall Shredmaster
  • Maxon AF-9 Auto Filter
  • Moog MF-105 Murf
  • Morley Pro Volume/Phaser
  • Morley Pro Vibrato/Chorus/Echo
  • Morley ABY
  • Mu-Tron Volume/Wah C200
  • Mu-Tron Octave Divider
  • Mu-Tron III
  • Mu-Tron Micro V
  • Mu-Tron Bi-Phase + C100 Pedal
  • Mu-Tron Flanger
  • MXR Dyna Comp
  • MXR Blue Box
  • MXR Flanger
  • MXR Phase 90
  • MXR Phase 100
  • Pearl Thriller
  • Pearl Octave

  • Pearl Compressor
  • Pearl Vibrato Chorus Ensemble
  • Pearl Dual Phaser
  • Pearl Dual Analog Delay
  • Pearl Graphic Equalizer
  • Pefftronics Rand-O-Matic
  • ProAnalog Dirt Royale/Cheese
  • ProAnalog Tone Bender MKII (OC81D)
  • ProCo The Rat
  • RAF Mirage Compressor
  • Radial AB Switcher
  • Roger Linn Adrenalinn
  • Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe
  • RMC Wizard Wah
  • Roland BeeBaa AF-100 (x2)
  • Roland Funnycat AG-5
  • Roland Jet Phaser AP-7
  • Ross Compressor
  • Roland GR300
  • Roland GR700
  • Shaller Bow-Wad-Fuzz
  • Strymon Timeline
  • Tel-Ray Fender Echo Reverb
  • T.C. Electronic Mono Pre Amp
  • T.C. Electronic Dual Parametric Equalizer
  • T.C. Electronic Sustain Parametric Equalizer
  • T.C. Electronic Distortion/Booster
  • T.C. Electronic Phaser XII
  • Telenordia TA-100 Germanium Overdrive
  • Toneczar Openhaus
  • Turtle Fuzz Octavia Wah Volume
  • Tycobrahe Octavia
  • Univox Univibe + Control Pedal
  • Vox Tone Bender MKI
  • Vox Tone Bender MKIII
  • Way Huge Foot Pig
  • Way Huge Green Rhino
  • Z.Vex Ooh Wah

Walter Babbini: producer, sound engineer, studio owner.
LIVE ROOM

LIVE ROOM

90 mq, height 5 m, fully acoustically treated, capacity for
orchestras and live-band set-ups, natural light.
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