Welcome to 1979

  • 1110 48th Ave
  • Nashville TN 37209
  • Website
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The Scoop

Welcome to 1979 is a retro, all analog recording studios that strives to cater to independent and budget-minded artists, producers and engineers. Along with tons of vintage gear, Welcome To 1979 also features tons of space: Over 7,000 square feet of unique recording and recreational spaces to help inspire your creativity.

ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): Contact for Rates
Clients/Credits: Brooke Waggoner, Wagons Music, Blue Sky Alert, We Were Astronauts, Dead String Brothers, Cory Chisel, Brendan Benson
Associated/Partnered With: Tape Camp, Mara Machines
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Chris Mara, Tommy Wiggins
Special Features: Large Tracking Room, Game Room, Analog Recording, Steinway Grand Piano


Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: Fully Restored & Recapped 1978 MCI JH428 console, MCI JH24 2" 24 track tape machine, MCI JH110 1" 8 track tape machine, MCI JH110 1/4" Mixdown Deck, Pro Tools, Aurora Lynx Converters
Outboard Gear: API 512 (vintage) (x4), Trident TSM pre/EQ (x2), Vintech X73 (x2), Sontec DRC 202, Summit DCL 200 (tube), Urie LA-5, LA-2A (custom reissue), Urie 1176 Rev A (vintage), 1176 Rev A (custom reissue), Drawmer 1960 (tube), DBX 160 VU (x4), Avalon 737 (tube), TL Audio pre/comp (tube), Gates Level Devil (tube), Altec 1591, GSSL dual comp (custom), SSL 9k dual pre (custom), SSL 9k “brick” DI (custom), Trident 80 dual eq (custom), Neumann CV76 mic pre, Pandora dual limiters (x2), Demeter dual pre/DI, DBX 163, Lawson Plate Reverb, AKG BX 20 Spring, Lexicon LXP 15 (x2), MCI JH110 mono 1/4” (delay)
Microphones: AKG c12a (vintage tube), AKG c12VR (tube reissue), AKG 414, Neumann U47 (Bill Bradley), Neumann U87 (x2), RCA 44 (vintage), RCA 74JR (vintage), Miktek CV4 (tube), Miktek C5 (SDC) (x2), Miktek PM10 (x4), Miktek PM11, Sanken CU-32, AT 4033 (x3), Electro Harmonix Ribbon, Shure SM 91 (x2), Shure SM57 (x6), Shure SM58, AKG D112
Monitoring: Focal SM 8, Yamaha NS-10, Auratones (vintage), JBL 4311, Hafler 500 (NS-10s), Crown DC300 (Cue A), Crown DC150 (Cue B), Furman HR-6 Cue System
Software: Pro Tools
Instruments & Amps: Hammond B3 with Leslie (x2), Fender Rhodes 73 (x2), Wurlitzer (x3), 1927 Steinway Grand, 1915 Story & Clark Upright, Vintage Player Piano, Hohner Clavinet (x2), Vox Continental, Farfisa, Jaguar, Harmonium