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The John Lennon Education Tour Bus

Next Destination: The 2018 NAMM Show

Anaheim, CA

 

Inside the Bus

Summary

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by the contributions of manufacturers who believe in the Bus’ mission.

All media is provided by Maxell, allowing each student to take their projects home at no cost.

  • Maxell Media
  • MiniDV Tapes
  • DAT Tapes
  • CD-Rs
  • DVD-Rs
  • Alkaline Batteries

Front Studio

The front studio is designed as a high-end project recording studio. Centered on an Apple Quad 3.0 Ghz Mac Pro and featuring dual 23” Cinema Displays this studio is perfect for any type of multimedia project. A Digidesign 002 Rack provides audio i/o capable of recording 16 channels simultaneously and Aphex mic pres and compressors ensure a great sound is captured into the DAW. Godin guitars and the Roland Fantom X6 keyboard let musicians play the huge selection of sounds provided both by the keyboard and Logic Pro 7 and 3rd party plugin manufacturers. Glyph professional hard drive racks mount hot-swappable firewire drives for all media storage needs. Furman balanced power transformers generate clean, noise-free power to drive the studio.

Back Studio

The back studio is the large room and is a powerful recording environment. The studio provides enough space for a full band to play simultaneously and provides Roland’s best V-Drum set, guitar and bass amps, an 88 piano-weighted key electric piano, as well as Godin guitars and basses so that musicians may walk into the Bus empty handed and find a top-quality instrument tuned and ready for them to play. The Rear Studio is centered around an Apple Mac Pro and features the incredible screen real-estate of dual 30” Apple Cinema Displays. The recording system is a Digidesign HD 3 Accel TDM system connected to two Digidesign 192 i/os each with the digital expansion option. This allows the Back Studio to record 32 channels simultaneously. Neutrik patchbays connect all the gear in the studio, tie the two studios together, and also connect to external tielines that enable the Bus to be utilized as a 32 track remote recording vehicle.

Gear List

Software

Software is the heart of the modern recording studio and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus boasts the best available solutions for both audio and video production.

Applications
  • Apple Final Cut Studio
  • Apple Logic Pro 7
  • Apple Aperture
  • Sibelius
  • Ableton Live, Sampler and Operator
  • Propellerhead Reason
Plugins and Software Instruments Include:
  • Digidesign/BombFactory
  • Spectrasonics – Trilogy, Atmosphere, Stylus RMX
  • IK Multimedia – T-Racks, AmpliTube 2, Ampeg SVX, SampleTank, Sonik Synth
  • Native Instruments – Komplete 4 w/ Komplete Sound 2
  • Line 6 – Amp Farm, Echo Farm
  • Waves – Diamond Bundle
  • McDSP – Analog Channel, CompressorBank, MC2000, SynthOne, FilterBank, ChromeTone, Channel G, ML 4000, Revolver
  • Antares – AutoTune-5, AVOX
  • SynchroArts – VocAlign LE
  • Serato – Pitch n Time
  • Celemony – Melodyne Studio
  • Avid
  • Spectrasonics
  • IK Multimedia
  • Native Instruments
  • Line 6
  • Waves
  • McDSP
  • Antares
  • Celemony
  • Serato

Front Studio

  • Apple Mac Pro – Quad 3.0 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI x1900 Video Card, Dual 23” Cinema Displays
  • Glyph GT-103 – 3 hot-swappable firewire drives in Glyph’s ‘Quiet-Metal’ enclosure
  • Disc Makers ReflexPro – 7 drive CD/DVD duplication tower
  • Roland Fantom X6 – Keyboard/Synth/Sequencer
  • Mackie HR824 – Studio Monitors w/ HRS120 Subwoofer
  • Roland GI-20 –MIDI Guitar Interface
  • eMagic Unitor8 – MIDI Router
  • Aphex 1100 – 2ch Class-A Tube Mic Pre
  • Aphex 207 – 2ch Tube Mic Pre
  • Aphex 661 Expressor – Tube Compressor
  • Aphex 320A Compellor – 2ch Compressor
  • Yamaha 01V96 – Digital Mixer
  • JVC BR-DV3000 – Pro DV deck
  • JVC TM-910 SU – 9” Video Monitor
  • Neutrik - TT patchbays, XLR and 1⁄4” Mic/Instrument panels
  • Neutrik - Mic and Instrument cables
  • Furman HA-6A – Headphone Amplifier
  • Furman IT-1220 – balanced Power Transformer
  • AT-4050
  • AT-4033
  • AT-4041
  • AE5400
  • AE6100
  • AE5100
  • AE2500
  • AE3000
  • ATM63HE
  • AT831R
  • ATM25
  • A4071a
  • AT822
  • ES961

Back Studio

  • Apple Mac Pro – Quad 3.0 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI x1900 Video Card, Dual 30” Cinema Displays
  • Glyph GT-103 – 3 hot-swappable firewire drives in Glyph’s ‘Quiet-Metal’ enclosure
  • Digidesign HD 3 Accel – TDM Hardware
  • Digidesign 192 – Audio i/os with Digital Expansion Cards
  • Digidesign Sync – Digital Synchronization
  • eMagic Unitor8 – MIDI Router
  • Aphex 207 – 2ch Tube Mic Pre
  • Aphex 661 Expressor – Tube Compressor
  • Aphex 320A Compellor – 2ch Compressor
  • Aphex 1788 – 8ch Mic Pre w/digital i/o
  • Aphex 1401, 1402, 1403 – Direct Boxes
  • Edirol PCR-30 – 32 Key USB Keyboard Controller
  • Mackie HR824 – Studio Monitors w/ HRS120 Subwoofer
  • Roland GI-20 – MIDI Guitar Interface
  • Roland TD-20S – Pro V-Drum Set
  • Roland RD-700x – 88-key Progressive Hammer - Action key digital piano
  • Roland Cube-60 – Guitar Amplifier
  • Roland Cube-100 – Bass Amplifier
  • Roland Fantom XR – Rackmount Synth
  • Apple Mac Mini – w/ 23” Cinema Display
  • Stanton STR8-150 – Turntables
  • Stanton SMX-501 – DJ Mixer
  • Stanton FinalScratch 2 – Firewire Audio Interface
  • Neutrik TT patchbays, XLR and 1⁄4” Mic/Instrument panels
  • Neutrik Mic and Instrument cables
  • Furman HDS-6 – Headphone Distribution System
  • Furman IT-1220 – Balanced Power Transformer
  • Furman PS-PRO – Power Conditioner
  • Furman PWR-LNK – Power Remote Sequencer
  • JVC SR-VS30 – MiniDV/SVHS deck
  • JVC XC-NA70 – DVD Player
  • Yamaha 02R96 – Digital Mixer w/ Meter Bridge and 32ch AES i/o
  • Yamaha P3200 – Power Amp
  • Yamaha NS10s – Nearfield Monitors
  • Tascam DA-45HR – 24bit DAT Deck
  • Avid 192 i/o
  • Avid Sync i/o
  • eMagic Unitor8
  • Furman HDS-6
  • Glyph GT-308
  • Roland DS-8 Monitors
  • Yamaha 02R96 Digital Console
  • Apple 30" Cinema Displays
  • MiniDV / SVHS Deck
  • DVD Player
  • Tascam DA-45HR
  • Neutrik Patchbays
  • Roland Fantom XR
  • Roland GI-20
  • Neutrik Patch Panels
  • Godin Guitars
  • Roland RD-200sx Digital Piano
  • Roland TD-20s V-Drum
  • 37" LCD TV
  • Bench