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.

Studio:

Weird Signals is nestled inside of the Woodland Theater, a multi-use artist space that was originally built as a local movie theater in 1926. Over time it has taken on many names and uses but has remained an arts and music space for almost three decades.

The studio features a 16’ tall ceiling (good for drums!) and a open floor that's great for recording groups and individual performers. If more isolation is desired then there is the option of separating sound with acoustic baffles or utilizing a few small rooms attached to the main space.

The control room is a cozy and warm room featuring a mix of modern and vintage recorders and outboard equipment. Read the full equipment list below.

Equipment

  • Neotek Series I (16x8x2) Studio Console
  • Tascam MS-16 (16 track recorder)
  • Apogee Symphony I/O 16x16
  • Focal Solo6 Be

preamps/EQ:

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

microphones:

  • AKG D12
  • Beyerdynamic M88 (x2)
  • Beyerdynamic M160 (vintage, x2)
  • Electro-Voice RE20
  • Gefell MV692/UM70/M70 Capsule
  • Oktava MK-219
  • Oktava MK-219 (w/ u67 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
  • Custom (Soft Science) 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
  • Upright piano
  • Various fx pedals
  • Drum kit (kick, snare, hh, ride, rack tom, floor tom

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.