Gatos Trail


Neotek Elite 28 Channel Analog Console


Studer 24 Track 2″ Tape Machine

Protools HD3 w/ 24 Channels Of 192 I/O Running PT10


BAE Neve 1073 Dual Channel Mic Pre

BAE API 312 Mic Pre (2) – in a 6 space API lunchbox

DBX 161 Stereo Pair Compressors

Inward Connections 820 Compressors (2) – La 2A style comp

Inward Connections 820 EQs (2) – Pultek style EQ

Avalon VT 747 Pre/Comp/EQ

Ridge Farm Industries Boiler Plate Compressor – SSL crush style 

Drawmer M500 Dynamic Processor

SPL Dynamaxx Stereo Comp/Limiter – with de-compression

Symetrix 501 Compressor

TLAudio 5021 2 Channel Tube Compressor

TLAudio Stereo Tube EQ w/Mic Pres

TLAudio Stereo Tube Compressor w/Mic Pres


Wunder Audio CM7 GTS – with M7 capsule

Neumann UM57*

SE Gemini II

Audix 212 CX (4)

Shure SM7b

Shure SM57 (5)

Shure Beta 52 (2)

Shure Beta 56 (2)

Shure Beta 57A (2)

Sennheiser 421 (3)

Heil PR 20

AKG D112

AKG C 451 B Stereo Matched Pair

AKG C 1000 S

Coles 4038 Ribbon Stereo Matched Pair

Beyer M500 Ribbon (2)*

Beyer 130 Ribbon*


Dynaudio BM15

Genelec 1030*

Tannoy 6.5*

Tannoy Reveal*

Adam A7*


Tons Of World Class Plugins – Too Many To List

Gatos Trail is a full service recording studio located on 5 acres of pristine, joshua tree filled desert.  The studio is built inside a 1,200 square foot barn, with 13′ high ceilings and huge windows boasting amazing desert views. In addition, all of the rooms have been acoustically treated to deliver superior sonic results, especially for drums. We are also equipped with a powerful climate control system to keep you comfortable whilst making your desert record!

If you’re visiting from out of town, Gatos can also accommodate your sleeping needs with the 2 bedroom 2,200 sq ft ranch that resides on the property. Modern amenities and desert decor give this home a desert vibe with comfort and style!

Our recording goal is to balance analog and digital technologies, giving your record the warmth of analog with the editing ease of digital.  And after a productive day of tracking, enjoy a relaxing dip in our 8-person hot tub under the stars!

(Scroll down to see photos of the studio and house)