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Thermal Studios is a state of the art facility located in a private residence just 15 minutes from Philadelphia, and 90 minutes from New York City.

Thermal Studios features top of the line preamps, compressors, eq and effects from Neve, API, Maag, Shadow Hills, Helios, Avalon, Focusrite, Joe Meek, Urei/UA, SPL, Tube Tech, TC Electronics etc. All of the latest TDM plugins, sample libraries and virtual instruments are loaded into a Mac Pro and two PCs. Microphones from Nuemann, Sennheiser, AKG, Rode, Audix and Shure complement the Splawn, Egnater, Marshall, Trademark 60, SWR and Line 6 amps. A great sounding Tama Star Classic drum kit is always setup, miked and ready to go. Monitoring in all rooms is through the Aviom system with individual mixers for each musician. But most importantly, there is a fantastic recording area - four isolated rooms plus control room and lounge. This is musician owned and operated so you will feel relaxed and understood in this cool atmosphere. Recording is handled by an Avid Pro Tools HD 3 system with a Focusrite-Digidesign console/control surface. SERVICES
  • Avid Pro Tools HD 3 Accel system for multitrack recording.
  • Digital editing, mixing and mastering.
  • Large selection of soft synths and sample libraries.
  • Advanced CD authoring for duplication.
  • Song creation, production and performance.
  • Voice over production and direction.
  • Original music created for your project, ad or company.
  • Original loops, samples and beats created for your project.
  • Full in house drum kit, guitar and bass amps, keyboards, etc.
GEAR
PRO TOOLS 8.1 ON OS X
  • Focusrite Control 24(Console/Control Surface)
  • Digidesign 192 Digital Interface w/ expansion
  • Digidesign ADAT 24 Bridge
  • Digidesign Midi Interface
  • 2 TB gig Hard Drives (6)
  • Mac Pro 8 core with 16 gig ram
  • Aviom digital monitoring system w/controllers (3)
  • (4) flat panel display screens
  • DVD-R/RW firewire writer
  • Automated DVD/CD Duplicator with printing for runs of several hundred CDs or DVDs.
TDM PLUGINS:
Waves Mercury Bundle, Softube Studio bundle, BFD, Drumagog, Trigger, Gforce Mtron, SSL Duende, TL Space TDM, Synchronic,SPEEDHD, SoundReplacer, SoundBlenderHD, Smack!, Slightly Rude Compressor, ReVibe, PitchDoctor, Autotune, Melodyne, Oxford R3 EQ TDM, MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ, MC2000 Massive Pack 3,Line 6 Echo Farm, Line 6 Amp Farm HD , Univeersal Audio LA-2A, Eventide H949 Harmonizer , Focusrite d2/d3, McDSP FilterBank Massive Pack 3, Drawmer Dynamics, DDP-1 ,Access Virus Indigo, Access Virus, Universal Audio 1176 LN, Melodyne plug-in, BFD, (all expansion packs), Stylus RMX, (all expansion packs) etc.

QUAD CORE 3.2 (PC)
  • ACID, Soundforge and Soft synths
  • RME Hammerfall Digiface interface with 24 in/out lightpipe
  • CD Architect
  • 2 TB hard drive (3)
ALIENWARE ATHLON (PC)
  • Dedicated machine for Gigasampler
  • RME Hammerfall 9645 interface with with 24 in/out lightpipe
  • 2 TB hard drives (3)
OUTBOARD GEAR:
  • Neve 1073 preamp
  • Neve 1073 EQ
  • Neve 1073 preamp
  • Neve 1073 EQ
  • API 512c Preamp
  • API 550b EQ
  • Maag PreQ4 Preamp and EQ
  • Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ
  • Shadow Hills Optograph compressor
  • Focusrite ISA 430
  • Avalon 737 Tube SP
  • Joe Meek Tube VC 2
  • Focusrite Class A Mic Pre (16)
  • Tube Tech CL1B compressor
  • URE I 1176 LN compressor/limiter
  • SPL Transient Designer
  • TC Electronics M-3000 Reverb/multi FX
  • TC Electronics D-TWO delay
  • Creamware A 16 Lightpipe-Analog interface
  • Line 6 Echo Pro
  • Line 6 Modulation Pro
  • Line 6 Filter Pro
  • Line 6 POD PRO
  • Line 6 Bass POD PRO
  • Emu Proteus 2000
  • Alesis DM PRO
  • AKAI CD-3000 XL Vintage Sample
  • Aviom Digital Monitoring System
  • Pioneer D-05 DAT machine
MONITORS:
  • Dynaudio Acoustics BM-6A
  • Yamaha NS-10M
MICROPHONES:
  • Nuemann U-87 condensor
  • Nuemann M-147 condensor (tube)
  • Nuemann KM 184 condensor (matched stereo pair)
  • Nuemann KMS-105 condensor
  • Telefunken M 80
  • Audix D-6 (2)
  • Audix D5(2)
  • Audix D2 (4)
  • Audix I5 (2)
  • Rode NT-2 Original condensor(2)
  • AKG C-3000 condensor(2)
  • AKG C-451B condensor
  • Sennheiser 421 (4)
  • Shure SM-7 B
  • Shure Beta 52
  • Shure Beta 58
  • Shure SM 58 (2)
  • Shure Beta 57 (2)
  • Shure SM57 (4)
  • Radial J48 DI
  • Countryman DI
MUSICAL GEAR:
  • Splawn Street Rod combo amp
  • Egnater Renegade all tube combo amp
  • Marshall JCM 900 50 watt head
  • Tech 21 Trademark 60 combo amp
  • Line 6 Vetta II 300 watt head
  • Line 6 Vetta II combo amp (2)
  • Marshall 4x12 cabinets (2)
  • SWR Workingman 350 bass head
  • SWR Goliath 3 bass cabinet
  • Roger Linn Adrenalinn II fx pedal
  • Digitech Whammy pedal
  • 2001 Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop
  • 2003 Gibson Les Paul
  • 1978 Fender Stratocaster
  • 2002 G and L ASAT Classic Telecaster
  • 1962 Fender Jaguar
  • 1990 Fender Telecaster
  • 2009 Thermal Frankenstein (custom guitar)
  • 2005 Breedlove 6 string acoustic
  • 2011 Fender precision bass guitar
  • 2001 Selva bass guitar (Ishibashi custom shop)
  • 1998 Yamaha APX acoustic/electric nylon string
  • 1952 Vincente Tatay Tomas acoustic nylon string
  • Tama Star Classic 6 piece kit with Paiste hardware/cymbals
For more information please email thermalproductions@yahoo.com or call (856) 629-5282.
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Stephen



Stephen McKnight is a Philadelphia area based singer/songwriter/producer who owns Thermal Productions, a state-of-the-art recording studio and production facility.

Stephen has made his living performing, recording and songwriting for many years, both in the USA and in Tokyo, Japan where he spent over seven years recording and performing. He recorded and or produced over 200 television commercials and eight CD releases while in Tokyo. Highlights include having two songs chart on the hot 100, singing the original "Zoom-Zoom" commercial for Mazda, (which got plenty of airplay in the US) and singing the US National Anthem in front of 65,000 people live and millions on ESPN internationally. Prior to going to Japan, Stephen had several albums released with Now, Kissing Nixon as well as under his own name.

Since building Thermal Studios in 2006, Stephen has recorded and produced numerous full length original albums with various artists. (Check out the audio samples tab!) He has also recorded commercials for Comcast/Xfinity, Versace, Toyota, Rent A Center, Charter Communications, AT&T, Nike and many others. Stephen also has a presence in original songs for various Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 games. Konami is a long time client, as well as Sony Games and most recently Capcom. The newest Resident Evil game (available March 2012) includes Stephen's original song "The Spaces In Between". Stephen has built a fantastic recording studio which has all the amenities of a commercial studio, but located within a private residence. Producing, mixing, and or recording your project is his passion- no project too big or small.
For more information please email thermalproductions@yahoo.com or call (856) 629-5282.
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Thermal Studios is a state of the art facility located in a private residence just 15 minutes from Philadelphia, and 90 minutes from New York City.

Thermal Studios features top of the line preamps, compressors, eq and effects from Neve, API, Maag, Shadow Hills, Helios, Avalon, Focusrite, Joe Meek, Urei/UA, SPL, Tube Tech, TC Electronics etc. All of the latest TDM plugins, sample libraries and virtual instruments are loaded into a Mac Pro and two PCs. Microphones from Nuemann, Sennheiser, AKG, Rode, Audix and Shure complement the Splawn, Egnater, Marshall, Trademark 60, SWR and Line 6 amps. A great sounding Tama Star Classic drum kit is always setup, miked and ready to go. Monitoring in all rooms is through the Aviom system with individual mixers for each musician. But most importantly, there is a fantastic recording area - four isolated rooms plus control room and lounge. This is musician owned and operated so you will feel relaxed and understood in this cool atmosphere. Recording is handled by an Avid Pro Tools HD 3 system with a Focusrite-Digidesign console/control surface.
For more information please email thermalproductions@yahoo.com or call (856) 629-5282.