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      Charles H. Root, III (Chaz/Chuck/Chuckie)

      Control Room Panorama

      Control Room

      Workstation & Control Surfaces

      Electric Owl Works, LLC
      6178 Hunters Creek Road
      South Wales, NY 14139-9739

      Chaz is a multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, and producer. He has been recording since the 1980s and has worked with The Goo Goo Dolls, Saint Karloff, Saranaide, Katelyn Mallen, Monkey Wrench, The Splatcats, Joe Goretti (Moby), Mark R. Harris (Mary Wilson, Mel Tillis, Joe Porcaro, Phil Keaggy, Wayne Jackson), and many other fine artists.

      Reaper (primary) as well as Logic Pro X, Studio One Professional, and ProTools

      Works with any musical genre.

      With over a thousand plugins to choose from, my favorites are the ones that serve the song and get the job done. I often find myself reach for anything FabFilter, Scheps OmniChannel (Waves), Empirical Labs, Eventide, Softube, and SoundToys.

      (Much of the gear may be found at the Electric Owl Works studio website)

      1 Allen & Heath GL2400
      1 Mackie 32•8
      1 Mackie 24•E
      1 Phonic Helix Board 24 FireWire MK II
      1 Tegeler Audio Manufaktur 40 Channel Tube Summing Mixer
      1 Toft ATB32 (Main studio console)

      1 Fostex E16 1/2″ 16 track
      1 Fostex X-15 Multitracker cassette 4 track
      1 Fostex X-34 Multitracker cassette 4 track
      1 Ediphone Wax Cylinder Recorder, vintage (early 1900s)

      1 Fostex 4050 Autolocater
      1 Icon QCon Pro G2
      1 Presonus Faderport
      1 TouchOSC for iOS iPad

      1 Drawmer MC3.1 Monitor Controller
      1 Yamaha HS8S subwoofer
      2 Yamaha HS8 near field monitors
      2 Mackie MR5 mk3 near field monitors
      1 ART HeadAmp6 Pro
      Assorted Sennheiser & Sony headphones
      Focusrite Control software, OS X & iOS

      1 12 Gauge Microphones Black212 Small Diaphragm Electret Condenser Stereo Microphone
      2 12 Gauge Microphones Blue12 Small Diaphragm Electret Condenser High-SPL Cardioid Microphones
      2 12 Gauge Microphones Green12 Small Diaphragm Electret Condenser Cardioid Microphones
      2 12 Gauge Microphones Red12 Small Diaphragm Electret Condenser Omnidirectional Microphones
      1 AKG D224 E Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, vintage (1960s)
      1 AKG D440 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone
      1 Astatic Model 77 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, vintage (1945-1955)
      1 Avantone Mondo Dynamic Kick Drum Micropjone
      2 Audio-Technica AT2020 Medium Diaphragm Condenser Cardioid Microphones
      1 Audio-Technica AT2035 Medium Diaphragm Condenser Cardioid Microphone
      1 Audio-Technica AT4041SP (2 x Audio Technica AT4041 Small Diaphragm Condenser Cardioid Microphones matched pair)
      1 Audio-Technica AT4050 Large Diaphragm Condenser Multi-Pattern Microphone
      1 Audio-Technica ATM10a Condenser Omnidirectional Microphone
      1 Audix i5 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone
      1 Behringer C-3 Large Diaphragm Condenser Multi-Pattern Microphone (live room talkback)
      1 Behringer ECM8000 Measurement Condenser Omnidirectional Microphone (testing)
      1 Beyerdynamic M808 (2 x M80 Dynamic Cardioid Microphones), vintage (1960s)
      1 Blue Yeti Pro USB/XLR Condenser Multi-Pattern Microphone
      1 CAD MG-115B Small Diaphragm Condenser Cardioid Microphone (control room talkback)
      1 Cascade Fathead-SP (2 x Cascade Fathead Ribbon Microphones stereo pair with Blumlein bar)
      2 Cascade Fathead Ribbon Microphones
      1 Electro-Voice 1776a Cardioid Electret Condenser Microphone, vintage (1970s)
      1 Electro-Voice Mercury 911 Dynamic Crystal Omnidirectional Microphone, vintage (1950s)
      2 Electro-Voice PL9 Dynamic Omnidirectional Microphones, vintage (1970s)
      3 Electro-Voice PL33 Dynamic Cardioid Microphones
      1 Golden Age Project FC4 MC Small Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Microphone
      1 Golden Age Project R1 Active MK III Active Ribbon Microphone
      1 JZ Microphones Black Hole BH2 Large Diaphragm Condenser Cardioid Microphone
      1 MXL 2001 Large Diaphragm Condenser Cardioid Microphone
      2 MXL V250 Small Diaphragm Condenser Cardioid Microphones
      2 Oktava MK-012 Small Diaphragm Condenser Multi-Pattern Microphones
      1 Oktava MK-319 Large Diaphragm Condenser Cardioid Microphone
      3 Pyle Pro PDMIC78 Dynamic Cardioid Microphones
      1 Realistic 33-919A Electret Condenser Stereo Microphone, vintage (1970s) OEM: Sony ECM-99A variant
      1 Rode K2 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Multi-Pattern Microphone
      3 Sennheisser e604 Dynamic Cardioid Microphones with drum clips
      1 Sennheisser e609 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone
      4 Shure SM57 Dynamic Cardioid Microphones, 1 vintage (1970s)
      3 Shure SM58 Dynamic Cardioid Microphones
      2 Shure Unisphere I 565SD Dynamic Omnidirectional Microphones, vintage (1960s)
      1 Violet Designs Amethyst Vintage Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (handmade by JZ Mics w/ K67 style capsule)
      1 WebCor MM35 Microphone, vintage (late 1940s / early 1950s)

      2 ART Tube MP
      1 ART USB Dual Tube Pre
      1 Focusrite Clarett 8PreX
      2 Focusrite Clarett OctoPre
      1 Nady TMP-2
      1 Presonus Quantum 4848
      1 Presonus TUBEPre
      2 Presonus BlueTube Dual Path
      1 Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL USB
      1 Presonus Digimax FS
      1 Presonus Digimax LT
      1 Presonus Firestudio 26 FireWire

      2 Alesis 3630 Compressor
      1 Alesis CLX-440 Compressor Limiter Expander
      1 ART Pro VLA II Compressor
      2 Ashly SC-50 Peak Limiter Compressors, vintage (1970s)
      2 Ashly CL52E Dual Channel Comp/Limiters, vintage (1980s)
      1 Ashly CLX-52 Compressor/Limiter
      1 dbx 166A Compressor/Limiter/Gate
      1 dbx 166XL Compressor Limiter/Gate
      1 Presonus COMP16

      1 Aphex 109 Stereo Tube Parametric EQ
      1 Ashly PQ66 Stereo Four Band Parametric EQ, vintage (1970s)
      1 AudioArts 4200A Stereo Parametric EQ, vintage (1980s)
      1 dbx 120X-DS Subharmonic Synthesizer
      1 Symetrix SE-400 Stereo Parametric EQ, vintage (1970s)
      1 Presonus EQ3B Parametric EQ

      1 ART MultiVerb LT, vintage (1980s)
      1 DigiTech DSP 16, vintage (1980s)
      1 DigiTech DSP 128, vintage (1980s)
      2 DigiTech DSP 256XL, vintage (early 1990s)
      1 Maestro Echoplex EP-3 tape echo, vintage (early 1970s)
      1 Roland SDE-1000 Digital Delay, vintage (early 1980s)
      1 Unicord/Univox EC-100 tape echo, vintage (1970s)
      1 Yamaha R1000 Reverb, vintage (early 1980s)
      1 Yamaha SPX900, vintage (1980s)

      We're always keeping our eyes open for unique and often vintage devices and instruments to enhance the creative experience at the studio. We have a Tegeler Creme RC on order and hope to expand our Icon QCon Pro control surface to 32 channels soon. Also looking at Lewitt microphones and building a 500 series vocal chain with 1073, dbx 160, and LA-2A style units.


      Electric Owl Works is a private, residential recording studio located in South Wales, NY and is twenty-five miles south of downtown Buffalo in rural Erie County. Just a short fifteen-minute drive on the Aurora Expressway (Rt. 400) from New York State Thruway (Rt. 90) exit 54, the facility resides on several acres of beautiful hilly and wooded land on the Allegheny Plateau.

      Equipped with a unique inventory of vintage and modern gear, Electric Owl Works provides artists with a distinctive and relaxed environment to explore, discover, and create in either digital, analogue, or hybrid workflows. Featured items include a preamp from the late Lou Reed’s studio, Ric Ocasek’s 1964 Mosrite 12 string hollow-body electric guitar, and the only remaining Ross Wullenweber modified Marshall JCM800 amplifier that has been used on 10,000 Maniacs and Goo Goo Dolls album sessions as well as numerous indie releases and demo projects.

      Current offerings include multi-track, ensemble and voice-over recording, re-amping, mixing, analogue summing, production, and mastering services. Electric Owl Works is currently relocating to a new facility to provide enhanced dedicated guest rooms, showers, bathrooms, and laundry facilities in addition to a spacious lounge, dining, and gourmet kitchen areas.

      • This topic was modified 3 years ago by Matt.
      Liara Stavlo

        Love your GL. I'm a huge A&H fan. Wish they would make a new analog desk.


          Hi Liara!

          Yes, the A&H GL series is often overlooked but very competent!

          Rocco Cassano

            Love your studio!
            I have the Toft ATB24 and I love it! I think the pre-amps and eq's are pretty good. Way better than the Mackie that had had for years!
            How do you like yours?
            Have a great day!

            • This reply was modified 3 years ago by Rocco Cassano.


              Thanks so much for saying hello! We really like the Toft ATB console. The EQ section is quite nice and very good for recording and mixing! The pre-amps aren't too bad either. We've had good luck with ours!

              Best Regards,


              Adrian Parzentny


                your studio and experience is just amazing ! GooGoo Dolls & Monkey Wrench .. awesome !

                And your GL is a tasty menu for every engineer, tip studio brother !

                All the best,




                  Thanks for the kind words! Hope all is going well with you and your adventures!

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