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A comfortable space to create — with great instruments and gear

Catapult Sound is a full service, professional recording studio on a quiet street in North Wales, PA — about an hour north of Philadelphia. We're a good mix between analog and digital recording, offering 24 tracks of simultaneous recording (Pro Tools), a large format analog console, plenty of outboard gear and a wide range of instruments to choose from.

Our live room is large enough to comfortably fit an entire band, and the control room features a couch for your sitting pleasure. We have lounge for band members to relax in with a couch, a tv, and both Wii and Playstation 2. We also have WiFi for web stuff. There are several bars and restaurants in town and a large park one block over.

Equipment & Gear

A sea of knobs

A sea of knobs

Recording & Monitoring

1 Neotek Series IIIC Console, 28x24x2
2 Focal Twin6 Be
2 Avantone MixCube
2 Avid HD192 (24 AD, 24 DA)
1 Avid Pro Tools 12 HD Native
1 Waves Gold Bundle
1 Waves SSL Bundle
1 Soundtoys Soundtoys 5
1 Valhalla Reverbs
1 Celemony Melodyne 4
1 Izotope RX Elements


1 Pearlman TM-1
4 Shure SM57
1 Shure SM7
1 Shure SM58
1 Shure Unidyne***
1 EV RE20
1 Beyerdynamic M160
1 Beyerdynamic M260***
2 Earthworks TC30*
1 Royer 121*
2 AKG C414 XLS
1 AKG D112**
2 Neumann KM84*
2 Neumann KM184
3 Sennheiser MD 421-II
1 Blue Woodpecker**


1 Great River 2 Channel Mic Pre*
2 AML Neve 1073 Mic Pre w/EQ
2 Emperical Labs EL8 Distressor*
1 Avalon Design Vt 737 sm*
1 UREI 565 Filter Set
1 Analog Bros Leveling Amplifier*
1 Orban Equalizer Model 672A
2 Yamaha SPX90
1 Yamaha REV500
1 SPL Transient Designer
1 dbx 162 Stereo Compressor
1 dbx 165 Compressor/Limiter
2 dbx 160x
2 FMR Audio RNC Compressor
2 Purple MC77 Limiting Amplifier
1 Symetrix CL-150*
1 Universal Audio M610 Tube Preamplifier
2 SCA N72 Preamplifier
2 SCA A12 Preamplifier
1 BBE Sonic Maximizer
1 UREI Feedback Supressor
1 Fulltone Tube Tape Echo


1971 Ludwig Standard Kit

1971 Ludwig Standard Kit

Guitars & Bass

Danelectro U2 (for slide)
Danelectro 12 String
Fender 51 Nocaster Custom Shop
Fender 60s Road Worn Stratocaster
Fender California Telecaster w/Bigsby
Fender Telecaster Deluxe w/P90s
Fender Squire Bass VI
Nash S57
Partscaster Telecaster
Partscaster Jazzmaster
Partscaster Jazzmaster w/Humbuckers
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Les Paul R8 w/Bigsby
Gibson ‘62 SG Standard
Gibson ES-335 ’59 Historic w/Bigsby
Gibson ES-335 '58 Memphis VOS Sunburst
Gibson ES-335 '58 Memphis VOS Natural
Gibson RD Artist
Gibson J100
Gibson Hummingbird
Takamine F310
Takamine F340S
Rickenbacker 360
Rickenbacker 360/12V64 (strung as a 6 string)
Rickenbacker 4003
Gretsch Country Classic II
Paul Reed Smith Custom 24
Guild Archtop Acoustic
Guild X-702

Drums & Percussion

Ludwig Classic Maple, Bass Drum – 14x26
Ludwig Classic Maple, Tom – 10x13
Ludwig Classic Maple, Floor Tom – 16x16
Ludwig Classic Maple, Floor Tom – 16x18
Ludwig ’71 Standard, Bass Drum – 14x22
Ludwig ’71 Standard, Tom – 9x13
Ludwig ’71 Standard, Floor Tom – 16x16
Ludwig ’71 Standard, Snare – 5x14
Ludwig Supraphonic Snare – 5x14
Ludwig Supraphonic Snare – 6.5x14
Skippack Drums Mahogany Snare – 6.5x14
Paiste 2002 15” Sound Edge Hi-Hats
Paiste 2002 17” Crash
Paiste 2002 18” Medium Crash
Paiste 2002 20” Crash
Paiste 2002 24” Ride
Paiste Giant Beat 24” Ride
Zildjian K Custom Hybrid 13 1/4” Hi-Hats
Zildjian K Custom Hybrid 20” Ride
Sabian HHX Evolution 18” Crash
Matador M201 Bongos**
Meinl Percussion Marathon Series Congas**
Various Shakers, Eggs, Triangles, Wind Chimes, Sleighbells, etc…**


Baldwin Acrosonic Spinet Piano
Mellotron M4000D
Roland Juno 106
Moog The Rogue
Ensoniq EPS-16
M-Audio USB/MIDI Keyboard

Amps & Cabinets

Ampeg SVT Classic
Ampeg SVT-410
Ampeg Reverberocket
Catapult Sound Supro inspired 2 6V6 Amp
Carr Mercury V
Dr Z MAZ 8
Fender Silverpanel Pro Reverb**
Fender SilverpanelTwin Reverb
Fender Blackpanel Princeton
Fender Blackpanel Showman
Fender Silverpanel Bandmaster
Fender Vibratone
Fender Tweed Champ
Fender Vibro Champ
Mojotone 2x12 (Blackpanel Style)
Magic Z Combo (2)
Marshall 2204 (50 W)
Marshall 1992 Superbass (100 W)
Marshall 4x12 (2)
Matchless HC30
Matchless ESD212
JMJ Amps JMJ 30 (AC30 Type)
Roland Jazz Chorus 120**
Weber Tweed Twin
Weber Tweed Bassman
Gorilla GG-20

Effect Pedals

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy
Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi
Electro Harmonix Small Clone
Electro Harmonix Mel-9
Electro Harmonix Small Stone
Ibanez AD9
Ibanez TS9 Tubescreamer
Ibanez TS10 Tubescreamer
Peterson Strobostomp (3)
Ernie Ball MVP Mini Volume Pedal (2)
Drybell Vibe Machine
Paul C Tim
Rimrock Effects ‘Lil MO
Fulltone Mini Deja Vibe 2
Fulltone ’69 Fuzz
TC Electronic Flashback Mini
TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb Mini
TC Electronic Ditto
Empress Comressor
DIY Tap Tremolo
DIY Vibrato
DIY Super Duper 2-in-1
Danelectro Big Spender Spinning Speaker
Analogman Bi-Comprossor
Analogman King of Tone
Klon Centaur (Silver)
Pro Co The Rat
Weber Revibe
Boss Heavy Metal HM-2
Boss Digital Metalizer MZ-2

We've been fortunate to have generous friends keep some gear at the studio, like Analog Bros (*), Brett Kull (**) and Doug Solovitz (***).