Happy Ending Studios features an original API 1604 recording console from 1974 for both tracking and mixing. Included is an assorted wish list of vintage microphones from the 1950's, 60's and 70's including Neumann, AKG, Telefunken, Coles and Sony, with a cherry picked selection of vintage outboard tube equalizers, limiters, compressors, and signal processors. The studio is known for its diverse drum sounds that owner norm block has been tweaking on for over a decade now, featuring a 1940's W.F.L. drum set and a 1970's Gretsch drum set with a vintage hand picked snare drum collection that will suit any drummer or artists needs. The Studio's collection of Vintage and Modern Synthesizers, along with various 1930's thru 1970's tube guitar amplifiers, a wurlitzer 140b, and a turn of the century wing and sons rare five pedal piano always inspire and insure creativity. This combination of gear in these naturally resonant 1907 built rooms with cove'd ceilings and hardwood floors sharing natural sunlight with a beautiful hillside view, allows artists to feel right at home, sonically accessing everything from a warm organic soundscape to the fat and punchy in your face colorful tones that continually produce great results for every creative situation.
Jenny Lee (Warpaint), Katie Burden, Papercranes (Rain Phoenix), Mike Coulter (Lifter), Spacehog, The Child, Sweethead, Ben Shepard (H.B.S., SoundGarden), Night Terrors of 1927, Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Caustic Resin), Greg Dulli / Mark Lanegan (Afghan Whigs, GutterTwins) Daniel Davies (Year Long Disaster), Sam Endicott (The Bravery, Mercy Beat), Kan Wakan, Moses Sumney, Christian Death, Spectacular Spectacular, D I A M O N D S, The Asteroid Shop, Handsome As Sin, Panic In Eden, Apache Rifles, Northern American, Tony Ferrari, Hammered Satin, Hello=Fire, Ringside, Mumiy Troll, Next Door To The Moon, Bikinians, Tessa Rae, The Billionaires, Howls, Peter Adams, Paw City, Will Loomis, Shotty, Jimmy Bowskill, Jim Huff, Lavinia Slaughter, Jakel Bow, Evan Bliss, Dylan Starrs, Yard Of Blondes.