The studio

Storybook was designed by George Augspurger, an audio and acoustical engineer who has been active in studio design for many years, receiving a Technical Grammy Award in 2019 for his amazing work. One of his favorite rooms he has designed is the Studio 1 control room at Sunset Sound.

George designed the main room at Storybook specifically for stereo and 5.1 surround mastering and mixing. We love it, and love that we can trust what we hear. Take a 360° tour of his room and the rest of the studio…

Any studio is the sum of its parts, including great rooms and an experienced engineer. Click through these tabs to see the different parts of the equation.

Lipinski Sound L-707 Monitor
Lipinski Sound L-150 Sub
Hedd Type 07 and Type 05 Surround Monitors
Bryston 4B SST Pro
Lipinski Sound L-400 Alpha Sub-amp
Dangerous Monitor ST, DAC-ST, and SR
Grado SR325is

Manley Massive Passive Stereo Mastering EQ
Manley Stereo Variable Mu Limiter Compressor
Buzz Audio REQ-2.2 Mastering Resonance Equalizer
Roger Foote P3S ME Stereo Mastering Compressor
Dangerous Compressor
Dangerous BAX EQ
Pultec EQP-600X x2
Dangerous Master
Dangerous Liason
BAE Audio 1073MPF Line Amps

Ampex AG-440B 1/4″ mastering 2 track (7.5 and 15ips)
MCI JH-110c 1/2″ and 1/4″ mastering 2 track (7.5, 15 and 30ips)
TEAC C-3 cassette (fully restored)
Pro-Ject Xpression Classic turntable w/ Speedbox II, Sumiko Pearl cartridge
Audio Technica AT-LP120 turntable, Shure M97XE cartridge
Radial J33 turntable preamp/di

Dangerous A.S.S. with DAC
Mytek Digital Stereo 192-DSD Mastering DAC
Forssell Technologies MADA-2A AD/DA
Lavry Blue M-AD 824
Lavry Blue M-DA 824
Lavry Black DA10
SawStudio (mastering software, plug-ins and CD editor)
Sonoris DDP Creator
Pro Tools 12 HD with Surround
RME Fireface 800
RME Fireface UC
Panasonic 3700 DAT
Plextor CD burners with PlexTools

For years we’ve been building a collection of instruments, mics, and outboard equipment to cover any sonic desire while recording or mixing…from raunchy to pristine.

Heritage Audio MCM 20.4 (Class-A Summing Mixer)
Yamaha PM-1000 16 channel mixer (1973, Class-A)
Ampex MM1000 2″ 16 track
dbx 162
dbx 165Aracks
dbx 160 (2)
Echoplate III plate reverb
The Schmidlin Fed+
Empirical Labs Distressor
API 312 Mic Preamps (2)
BAE Audio 1073MPF Mic Preamps (2)
Sytek MPX-4Aii
dbx 166XL Stereo Compressor/Gates (2)
API 550 EQ
Multivox CB1 Chorus box
Yamaha EMP700 Multi-Effect Processor
Premier 90 Spring Reverb Tank
Ibanez HD 1500 Harmonics/Delay
Empirical Labs modified Ashley Stereo Parametric EQs (2)
dbx 263x De-esser (2)

Yamaha NS-10M Monitor
JBL 6260 Power Amp
Crown DC 300 Amp
Grado SR80i
Fostex T20
AKG K240
Sennheiser MD280 Pro

Soundelux Elux 251
Neumann TLM103
Royer R-122
Shure SM57
Shure Beta87
Shure Beta58
AKG 414
Shure KSM32
Rat Shack PZM
AKG D112
AKG 451 (2)
Rode NT2
Shinybox ribbon
Shure SM7a
Shure SM7b
CAD M179 (2)
Cascade Fathead II

Ampeg V4
Ampeg B-15
Vox T-60 Bass Combo
Darkglass Microtubes 900 V2
Supro Satellite Reverb Amp
Fender Deluxe
Sears 5XL tube amp
Electro Harmonix Memory Man x2
Echoplex Tape Delay (2)
Electro Harmonix Big Muff
Electro Harmonix Small Stone
Ibanez Stereo Chorus

Tama 5 piece drum kit
Fender, ’64 Precision bass
Gretsch, ’63 6072…the Country Gentleman bass
Silvertone, ’64 bass
Fender Parallel Universe ’51 Telecaster bass
Rickenbacker 4003 Fireglo
Martin, ’60 acoustic
Blueridge, solid top acoustic
Gibson, ’73 acoustic 12-string
Guild, ’63 electric
Wilfer upright bass
Knabe upright piano
Wurlitzer Funmaker electric organ