Weird Signals is a modest and professionally equipped digital/analog recording studio situated in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.

The Studio Engineer is musician, producer, and enjoyable person, Kenneth M. Piekarski. They have been producing and recording sounds in around the Pacific Northwest for over seven years in basements, practice spaces, and weird places.

Equipment

  • NeoTek Series I (16x8x2) Studio Console
  • Tascam MS-16 (16 track recorder)
  • Apogee Symphony I/O 16x16
  • Mackie hr824

preamps/EQ:

  • API 560 (x2)
  • API 512b (x2)
  • Shure SR107
  • Telefunken v676 (x8)
  • Telefunken v672 (x2)

microphones:

  • AKG D12
  • Beyerdynamic M88 (x2)
  • Electro-Voice RE20
  • Neumann Gefell MV692/UM70/M70 Capsule
  • Oktava MK-219
  • Oktava MK-219 (w/ u47 mod)
  • Rode NTR
  • Samson CO2
  • Sennheiser 441 (x3)
  • Sennheiser 421 (x2)
  • Shure SM57 (x2)
  • Shure SM58
  • Wunder Audio CM7 FET S
available upon request:
  • Coles 4033
  • Neumann U87
  • Neumann KM 183 (stereo pair)

dynamics:

  • ADR Compex F760-RS (Q2 audio reissue)
  • API 2500 Stereo Compressor
  • RETRO Doublewide
  • Symetrix 501 (early edition)
  • Urei LA4 (x2)

"fx":

  • Lexicon multi-fx
  • Master Room XL-121 spring reverb
  • Peavey Univerb
  • Tapco 4400 spring reverb
  • Yamaha SPX900 multi-fx

amplifiers:

  • Sunn Solarus (1968) w/ Sunn Beta 15" cab
  • Soft Science (custom) 12" tube amp
  • Roland JC-120

synthesizers & drum machines:

  • Alesis HR-16
  • Moog Sub 37
  • Oberheim DMX
  • Roland JV-1080
  • Roland TR-09
  • Roland U-220
  • Yamaha RX5

misc:

  • LP Matador congas
  • Bongos
  • Hammond M3
  • player piano
  • Various fx pedals

Selected Works:

Weird Signal's Newsletter

We send this out every once in a while, usually detailing projects we've been working on and releases that were made at the studio.

contact:

Rates are affordable, email studio@weirdsignals.com for details.

In preparation for your next session, we can also put you in touch with a wide range of well experienced local musicians that can produce, arrange, or perform for your project.