Casa La Doniccé Studios

Casa La Doniccé Studios is a fully operational pre-production and audio recording suite located in Los Angeles. The outfit consists of a one-man workforce focused on original composition and the use of live instrumentation recorded through the suite's high quality all-analog signal chain.

The setup employs a unique combination of acoustic and electronic instruments in conjunction with rare custom and modified processors and filters including both discrete and integrated circuitry using vacuum tubes, transistors, and bucket brigade sequencers, to cultivate a distinct vintage quality which is highly sought in modern recording due to it's perceived 'analog warmth'.

Golden Age Project R1MKII
Vintage Ribbon Microphone

12AX7/ECC835 Vacuum Tube

Vox AC4TV Tube Amplifier

The studio interfaces the authentic physical processing capabilities of this boutique analog hardware rig with a fully loaded virtual workstation, thus offering the best of both worlds through this hybrid variety of audio production techniques.

Housed in an individual micro-complex the studio is the home of The Mighty Mighty Snack Box Brigade, who also serve as the session band for Casa La Doniccé and Snack Box featured artists and projects. The company may be small in size but it’s big when it comes to providing services including sound effects, voice-over, musical composition & scoring, live vocal & instrument recording, audio production and mixing.

Soundcraft EPM 6 Mixing Console


 
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Casa La Doniccé Classical Score Composition

Founder, Stylés Akira, is a veteran of the recording industry, having worked over a decade at firms including Sony Music, Bad Boy Entertainment, Def Jam and MTV Networks. He specializes in composition and production with a heavy emphasis on classical performance as well as—but not limited to—genres including Bossa Nova, Samba, Indie Rock, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, and Alternative. His current musical catalog consists of over 250 original pieces which are open for licensed contract.


Studio

Early schematics of analog signal chain

Live instrumentation recorded through the suite’s high quality all-analog signal chain

Equipment:

Macbook Pro 15"  Core i7

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Interface

Golden Age Project - Pre 73 DLX, EQ 81, Comp 54 MKII

Teac A2050 Reel to Reel Tape Recorder

Marantz PMD-222 Portable Cassette Recorder

Handsome Audio Zulu Passive Analog Tape Simulator

Handsome Audio JuJu Discrete Stereo Buss Processor

Soundcraft EPM6 Analog Mixing Console w/EQ

ART Pro Channel II Tube Preamp/Compressor/EQ

Klark Teknik EQP-KT 2-Band Parametric Tube EQ

Golden Age Project Pre-73 DLX Mic Preamp

Golden Age Project EQ-81 Parametric Equalizer

Golden Age Project Comp-54 MKII Compressor

Shure M67 4 Channel Mixer & Mic Preamp

Shure M63 EQ - Master Controller

Shure M610 Filter - Feedback Controller

M-Audio DMP3 Dual Channel Mic Preamp

EHX 12AY7 Tube Mic Preamp

EHX LPB-2ube Dual Channel Tube Instrument/Line Preamp

EHX V256 Vocoder/Mic Preamp 

Shure - M610 EQ Filter, M67 Pre/Mixer, M63 EQ

EHX Black Finger Dual Tube Optical Compressor

DBX 160X Compressor/Limiter

Empress ParaEq Parametric Equalizer

(2x) KRK Rocket 5 Pro Studio Monitors

AudioMX HS-5S Mixing Monitor Headphones

Sony MDR-V150 Tracking Monitor Headphones

Custom Designed “Banana Booth” Portable Sound Chamber

M-Audio Axiom 25 Midi Controller 

Handsome Audio Zulu Passive Analog Tape Simulator

Shure SM58 Dynamic Mic

Electro Voice/Blue Cardinal Cardioid Condenser Mic

Blue Mic Spark Cardioid Condenser Mic

Golden Aged Project R1 MKII Vintage Ribbon Mic

CAD Trion-8000 Multipattern Large Diaphragm Tube Mic

Wasaphone MKII LoFi Dynamic Mic

CAD Trion 8000 Tube Mic, Electro Voice/Blue Cardinal, Blue Spark

CAD Trion 8000 Tube Mic, Electro Voice/Blue Cardinal, Blue Spark

Little Blondie Small Diaphragm Omni Condenser Mic

GLS Audio ES-57 Dynamic Cardioid Mic

Radial JCR Studio Reamper

Radial JDI Direct Box w/Jensen Transformer

Art DTI Dual Transformer/Isolator

VOX AC4TV All Tube Combination Amplifier w/ Customized Circuit

Orange Crush 12 Solid State Combination Amplifier

6(x) EHX Switchblade A/B-Y Channel Selectors

M-Audio EX-P Expression Pedal

Little Bear G1-Pro Tube (JJ ECC83S/12AX7) Overdrive

EHX Germanium 4 Big Muff π

EHX Double Muff

Fulltone GT-500 F.E.T. Distortion + Overdrive/Boost w/Dual EQ 

Donner Stylish Fuzz Distortion

JOYO JF-01 Vintage Overdrive

Pure Analog

EHX Analogizer

EHX Small Stone Phase Shifter

EHX Neo Clone Chorus

EHX Neo Mistress Flanger

EHX Dr Q Envelope Follower Filter

EHX Wiggler Dual Tube (12AX7) Vibrato/Tremolo

Zeppelin Design Labs Quaverato Harmonic Tremolo

JOYO JF-09 Tremolo

EHX Deluxe Memory Boy Analog Delay w/Tap Tempo

TC Electronic Flash Back II Digital Delay & Looper

Dwarfcraft Grazer Granular Delay Glitch Effect Pedal

Boss EH-2 Enhancer

Van Amps Sole-Mate True Analog Spring Reverb Tank

Dunlop Cry Baby Classic F.E.T. Wah Pedal 

Instruments:

Live Instrumentation

Epiphone Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

Squire Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar w/Tremolo

Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar w/Bigsby

Squire J Bass Electric Bass Guitar

Fender Acoustic Guitar

Yamaha C40 Nylon-String Classical Guitar

Luna Soprano Ukulele

Roosebeck 12 String Lily Harp

10 String Rosewood Lyre Harp

Carlo Robelli Violin

Wentworth Musical Saw

Yamaha Venova Soprano Wind Instrument

Lafayette Straight Soprano Saxophone

Lade Curved Soprano Saxophone

Glory Alto Saxophone

Jean Baptiste Pocket Trumpet

Mendini Trumpet

Vintage Analog Quality

Vintage Analog Quality

Jo Ral TPT-2A Trumpet Bubble Mute

Mendini Concert Flute

Hawk Concert Clarinet

Hurricane Harps S32 32-Note Melodica

Hugh Tracey Kalimba w/Electric Pickup

Williams Allegro II 88-Note Digital Keyboard

Yamaha PSR-520 61-Note Digital Keyboard

Arturia Minibrute Monophonic Analog Keyboard Synthesizer

Behringer DeepMind 12D Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer Module

Behringer Model-D Monophonic Analog Synthesizer Module

Korg Volca FM Digital Synthesizer Module

Korg Volca Keys Analog Synthesizer Module

Korg Volca Bass Analog Synthesizer Module

Pigtronix Mothership Synthesizer Module w/Ring Modulator

Whistles:

Peruvian Hand Crafted Clay Water (Bird) Whistle

Toysmith Water (Bird) Whistle

Bugadov Wooden Single Hole (Bird) Whistle

Lahman Gold Series Duck Call

Yamaha YRS-24B Recorder

Ravel PR19V Recorder

Trophy Music Slide Whistle

Grover Metal Slide Whistle

Clarke Celtic Tin Whistle (D-key)

(2x) Egg Shaped Chinese Clay Xun Flute

Hohner 1501/7 Blues Band 7 piece Harmonica Set

Hohner 1501 BX Harmonica

Hohner Mini Harmonica

Alcatraz Harmonica

Heuler Siren Whistle

(2x) Toysmith Kazoos

Conn Song Flute

Three Tone Samba Whistle

Wooden Train Whistle

Trophy 3490 Snoopy Jaws Harp

Alto Austrian Jaw Harp

Mobile Studio Unit:

Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Interface

Joyo JF-14 American Sound Overdrive + EQ

Danelectro Honeytone N-10 Miniature Amplifier

Korg MicroKey Mini 32-Note Midi Controller Keyboard

EHX Mini-Synthesizer App

 

Percussion:

18" Irish Bodhran

Dark Cat Bear Foot Cigar Box Stomp Drum

14” Griffin Poplar Wood Snare Drum

GP Percussion 6"/7" Bongo Combo

Sawtooth Elephant Cajon

Sawtooth Elephant Djembe

Hugh Tracey Kalimba w/Electric Pickup

Timber Co. Wooden Slit Drum

Pyle Steel Tongue Drum

Trophy Music Two Octave Stainless Steel Bell Glockenspeil (Xylophone)

3 Note Energy Chime

Hand Crafted Single Octave Wooden Glockenspeil (Xylophone)

Zildjian Finger Cymbals

Latin Percussion Beachwood Claves

Bugadov Vibra Slap

Bugadov Cabassa

Nino Calf Hide Egg Shaker

(2x) Meinil Plastic Egg Shaker

(4x) Plastic Rhythm Ring Finger Shot Shaker

(2x) Wooden Maracas

World Percussion Wooden Frog Guiro Set 2", 4", 6", & 8"

Dual Guiro w/ mallets and comb scraper

Wooden Rhythm Sticks

Bell Tree

Triangle

5” Cowbell

Ringing Desk Bells

6AK5/EF95 NOS Vacuum Tubes - Vintage Analog Warmth

6AK5/EF95 NOS Vacuum Tubes - Vintage Analog Warmth