This is a big part of the sound of The Hilson Studio.  These pieces have been specifically picked and tailored to provide a wide array of sounds and tones.  


Analog Compressors & EQ
Warm Audio WA-2A
Warm Audio EQP-WA
Warm Audio WA-76 (x2)
Summit Audio TLA-50 (x2)
Golden Ages Comp-54
Chameleon Labs 7720
Empirical Labs Distressor
PR&E Multi-Lim AM
Orban 424a Compressor
Orban 674a Parametric EQ
Pandora LM-401 Limiter

Analog Preamps
Warm Audio WA-412 (x2)
Warm Audio WA-73 (x2)
Demeter VTMP-2a (2 ch)
Langevin Dual Vocal Combo (2 ch)
UAD 4-710d (4 ch)
UAD Apollo (4 ch)
Black Lion Audio Auteur (2 ch)
Chameleon Labs 7602 (x2)
Chandler Ltd. Germanium (x2)
Joe Meek VC6Q
Warm Audio Tone Beast
Avalon 737sp
Altec Lansing 1689A
Allen & Heath Mix Wizard (16 ch)

Manley Reference Cardioid
Warm Audio WA-14 (x2)
Warm Audio WA-87
Warm Audio WA-251
Mesanovic Model 2 (x2)
Sennheiser MD421 (x2)
Sennheiser e604 (x3)
AKG D112 (x2)
AKG Perception 200
Blue Reaktor (x2)
Neumann KM184 (x2)
Shure SM57 (x5)
Shure SM7b (x2)
Shure SM58
Beyer Dynamic M201
Beyer Dynamic M160
ADK Hamburg LE (x2)
Cascade Fathead (w/Lundahl)
AudioTechnica DR-REC (x2)


Electric Guitars
Rickenbacker 330
PRS Starla w/Bigsby
Fender American Standard Tele
Fender American Standard Strat
Fender Thinline '72 Reissue
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Epiphone Flamekat
Harmony Vintage Electric
Danelectro ‘56 Baritone

Acoustic Guitars
Larivee D-03r DLX
Gretsch New Yorker mandolin
Alvarez AD60CK
Yamaha Classical
Seagull (Nashville tuning/hi strung)
Ibanez Artwood

Bass Guitars
Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 4 string
Lakland Skyline 55-64 vintage P 5 string
Fender USA Dimension 5 string
Fender MIM Jazz 4 string (fretless)
Fender MIM Jazz 5 string
Fender Jazz Getty Lee 4 string
Warwick Corvette 5 string

Taye Studio Maple - Kick (22"x18") 
Toms (12", 14", 16")
Yamaha Maple Custom - Kick (22"x16") 
Toms (10", 12", 14", 16")
Slingerland Kick (20"x14"), 
Tom (13"x9")
Fuzzy Kick (24"x26")
Pearl Reference Pure (full kit)
Pearl Reference (full kit)

Ludwig Black Beauty Brass (14"x6.5")
Ludwig Piccolo Maple (13"x3") 
Gretsch Full Range Brushed Brass (14"x6.5") 
Pearl Masters Dennis Chambers Maple (14"x6.5") 
Pearl Free Floating  Steel (14"x3.5")
Taye Metalworks Steel (14"x6.5")
Mapex Black Panther Maple (14"x5.5")
Tama Starclassic w/wood hoops  Birch (14"x5")
Custom "Frankenstein" Maple  (15"x7")

Amps & Cabs
1965 Fender Blackface Bandmaster
Bad Cat Hot Cat 30
Silvertone Solid State 100
Ashdown Lil Bastard
Fender Hot Rod Deville
1960s Fender Silverface Champ
Vox AC15 (UK)
Marshall 1960s Lead B 4x12"
Fender Bandmaster 2x12"
David Eden 2x10"
Vintage Sonic 2x12" (G12H30s / G12M70s)

Monitoring & Interface
Dangerous D-Box
Mytek Stereo 96 ADC
UAD Apollo Duo
UAD 4-710d
Behringer Powerplay P16-I
Behringer P16m (x5)
Mackie HR824 (x2)
Focal Twin6be (x2)

Computers + Software
Intel  i7 2600K (3.4 GHz x8)
16gb RAM
1 TB SysHD
1 TB SamplesHD
2 TB AudioHD (x2)

Pro tools 10
Various UA & Slate Plugins
Various synths & add'l plugs