Bova Lab Studio


Bova Lab Studio

Bova Lab is Philip Shaw Bova's recording studio. The space is an ideal acoustic environment for mastering and mixing, as well as recording small ensembles. Bova Lab is a MFiT (mastered for iTunes) approved facility. See more photos below. For recording, the studio features a nice collection of vintage analog processors that Philip has spent many years acquiring including:

Consoles
Neve 5432 (c. 1978)
Northern Electric 6 channel tube console (c.1953)
Sony MXP console

Mic Preamps
Neve 32128 (x8)
Sound Techniques "System A" mic pre (from original 1960s era British consoles)

Spectra Sonics 110 (x2) 
Spectra Sonics 101 (x2)

Northern Electric 1950s Tube (x6)
Shure M67 (x8)

Microphones
American D332 Ribbon
Altec 686a
AKG D202 (x2)
AKG D224e
AKG D12e
AKG D19
AKG D190e
Beyerdynamic M160
EV RE-16
Little Blondie (x2)
Groove Tubes MD1a
Neumann U87i
Shure SM7
Shure 545 Unidyne III
Shure SM57
Sennheiser 441

Tape Machines
Ampex AG 440B 4 track
Ampex AG 440B 2track


Compression and EQ
dbx 160x
Compex F760X-N FET compressors (stereo linked pair)
Custom built Inductor based EQ

Dolby A301 S/N Stretcher
Empress ECM-519 FET compressor
Neve 34128 EQ (x8)
Sound Techniques EQ (x2)

Spectra Sonics 502 3 band EQ (x2)
UREI 1176LN

Effects
Lexicon Prime Time
Fisher Spacexpander (King Tubby) Tube Reverb
Korg analogue signal delay
Roland SRV 2000
Ursa Major Stargate 323
Yamaha SPX90
Various Akai, Sony, and Marantz reel to reel and cassette decks (for awesome tape delay effects)

Instruments
Winter upright piano
Premier 751 3 octave Vibraphone
Yamaha CP60 electric upright piano
Casiotone 202 vintage synth
Baldwin Fun Machine synth/organ
Ludwig 1972 kit (12, 13, 16, 22)
Gretsch 1960s kit (12, 16, 20)
WFL 1958 Jazz Festival snare drum
Ludwig COB Supraphonic snare drum
Slingerland 3ply 70s snare drum
Gretsch Aluminum snare drum
Gretsch 1950s 3 ply snare drum