ABOUT

ROBERT’S BIO:

Robert L. Smith is an Oscar and Grammy winning, Emmy nominated Producer/Engineer/Mixer based in New York City. After 30+ years of working with the biggest names in music, his resume reads like a who’s who of modern pop music.

His experience with working with the best musicians in the world has given him a unique perspective. Having a facility that reflects the needs of producing and recording music today, coupled with this experience, makes for a best-of-both-worlds result. “Too many people have horror stories from studios! I’m here to tell you that it’s possible to have a good time during your session, get done ahead of time, and be excited about the results.”

FEATURES AND REFERENCES

Eventide – HERE
EnterTalkRadio – HERE
Inspire Us Magazine – HERE
Music Consultant – HERE
Talkshoe – HERE
SoundRadix – HERE
No Bubblegum – HERE
EMMY Nomination – HERE
MIX: Professional Audio and Music Production – HERE
BNS Sessions UK – HERE
API Audio – HERE
SonicScoop – HERE
Working Class Audio Session #006 – HERE
Interview with The Musician’s Podcast – HERE
Working with FabFilter – HERE
PSP Audioware – HERE

DEFY STUDIO GEAR:

  • Pro Tools HDX
  • Apogee Big Ben Master Clock
    Apogee Rosetta 200 A/D Convertor
  • Avid HD I/O
  • RME Fireface UCX interface
  • Prism Lyra 2 interface
  • Plugins by Sonnox, McDSP, FabFilter, Sound Toys, iZotope, Plugin Alliance, Metric Halo, Softube, Sound Radix, PSP Audioware, Celemony, Eventide, Antares, Empirical Labs, Exponential Audio, Klevgrand, Native Instruments 11 Ultimate, Lexicon, Massey, Newfangled Audio, MeldaProduction, Audio Ease, Klanghelm, HOFA, Synthogy, Sugar Bytes, Nomad Factory, Overloud, Slate Digital, Waves, Ohm Force, Kush Audio, Synchro Arts, Wilkinson
  • API Legacy Series console
    API Lunchboxes: 512c, 550b, 560, 525
  • Manley Massive Passive stereo equalizer
    Manley Variable Mu Compressor/Limiter
  • Avalon 747 stereo compressor + equalizer
    Avalon 737 tube mic preamp
  • Focusrite 430 MK. II channel strip
  • Wunder Audio PEQ-1 mic preamps
  • Gordon Model 5 preamp
  • Integer RMP-2
  • Chandler TG channel
  • Groove Tubes MP-1 mic preamps
  • Spl Transient Designer
  • Empirical Labs Distressor
    Empirical Labs Fatso Jr.
    Empirical Labs Lil Freq equalizer
  • dbx 1046 Compressor
  • TC Electronic Finalizer 96k mastering processor
    TC Electronic Reverb 4000 high definition reverb
  • Looptrotter Monster Compressor
    Looptrotter Emperor Limiter
  • Thermionic Culture Vulture tube distortion
  • Creation Audio Labs MW1 Studio Tool
  • dbx 100 “Boom Box” Subharmonic Synthesizer
  • Zerotronics Mini-SE Analog Spring Reverb
  • Zerotronics OC4 Analog Spring Reverb
  • Telefunken Echomixer Spring Reverb
  • Fulltone Tube Tape Echo
  • Roland SN-550 Digital Noise Eliminator
  • FMR Audio RNC Compressor, PBC-6A compressor, RNP preamps, and RNLA Limiter
  • Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment Tool
  • Little Labs I-VOG Bass Resonance Tool
  • Avalon U5, Radial, and Whirlwind direct boxes
  • Sarno Steel Guitar “Black Box” tube interface
  • Reamp V.2
  • Grace m902 reference headphone amplifier
  • Little Labs Monotor headphone amp
  • Neumann KH120 monitors
  • Future Sonics mg5 Pro Ear monitors
  • Korg Kaoss Pad “Entrancer”
  • SE Reflexion Filters
  • Microphones by Neumann, Telefunken, AKG, Sony, AEA, Josephson, Coles, Beyerdynamic, Shure, Sennheiser, Oktava, Groove Tubes, Reslo, Heil, Cascade, Copperphone, Yamaha
  • Guitar pedals by Voodoo Labs, Eventide, Strymon, Moog, Guitar Tone Co., JHS, Tech 21, Creation Audio Labs, Effectrode, Caroline, Stone Deaf, Fulltone, Death By Audio, Line 6, Ibanez, DOD, ProCo, Vox, Electro Harmonix, Boss, Zvex
  • 1953 Alamo Model 2 tube amplifier
  • 1956 Montgomery Ward 8440 amplifier
  • 1965 Danelectro DM 10 amplifier
  • 1966 Fender Princeton Reverb amplifier
  • Matchless Lightning 15 head
    Matchless 2×10 cabinet
  • Roland Micro Cube amplifier
  • Premier 90 Reverberation Spring Reverb
  • Palmer advanced direct box for guitar
  • Taylor 360e 12 String acoustic guitar
  • Gibson JV 160 “John Lennon” acoustic guitar
  • Epiphone Les Paul Custom
    Epiphone Wildkat archtop guitar with Bigsby
  • Gretsch Electromatic with Filtertron pickups
  • Washburn R60RCE Resonator guitar
  • Epiphone MM50E ‘F’ Style Mandolin
  • Gretsch ‘Jim Dandy’ acoustic guitar
  • Peavey Precision bass guitar
  • Suzuki OM-100 Omnichord
  • Yamaha P35B Digital Piano
  • M-Audio Axiom 25 keyboard
    M-Audio Prokeys Sono 61 keyboard
  • Yamaha Glockenspiel
  • Mackie 1202 mixer
  • Akai S3000XL
  • Mackie HMX 56 headphone systems
  • Fostex CR500 cd recorder
  • Panasonic 3800 DAT recorder