Rhythm from the briny deep
Big Ugly Music Productions (or bump, as we like to call it) is a music production company located in the Northeast Kingdom of VT. With studios in Hardwick, our services include music and spoken word recording, commercial jingle production, artist demos and radio ready recordings, as well as recording studio operation instruction. Our mission is to create and deliver high quality recordings to clients, while remaining sensitive to their time and budget constraints.Principals:
Glenn T McElwain Randy J Bulpin
Digital Audio Workstations: Digidesign ProTools LE 7.4 MOTU Digital Performer 4.12 Digital interface:
Digidesign 002 Rack MOTU 2408 MkII MOTU Digital Timepiece Rosendahl Nanosyncs Computers:
Music XPC Pentium 2.8 Ghz PC Apple Macintosh G4 1Ghz
Console: RAMSA DA7 Tranzport remote control surface
Recorders: TASCAM 38 1/2” analog tape machine ALESIS ADAT-XT 20 bit digital tape machine ALESIS Masterlink stereo hard disc recorder
Monitors: Mackie HR-824 Event Tuned Reference 6 Behringer HA-4400 headphone amp Sony 7506 stereo headphones (4)
Microphones: AKG Solid Tube B.L.U.E. Baby Bottle condenser mic Mojave MA-200 tube condenser mic Studio Projects B1 condenser AKG C3000 AKG C3000B AKG C1000 (2) Oktava Mk 012 matched pair Royer R121 ribbon Audix D4 Sennheiser E604 Shure SM81 (2) Shure SM58 (2) Shure SM57 (3)
Preamplifiers: Focusrite Voicemaster Pro Channel Strip Focusrite Voicemaster APHEX 107 2 channel tube preamplifier
Outboard: Valley Audio Gatex 4 channel noise gate Rane PE17 analog parametric equalizer Behringer graphic equalizer RNC stereo compressor Behringer Composer Pro 2 channel compressor Behringer Autocom Pro 2 channel compressor TC Electronics M-one multi effects processor Lexicon MPX1 multi effects processor APHEX 104 Aural Exciter Roland SRV 3000D Digital Reverb
Musical Instruments: 1998 Gibson Early 60s Hummingbird Reissue Acoustic dreadnaught 1990 Maton steel string Acoustic/electric dreadnaught 2001 Martin 12 String Acoustic dreadnaught 1985 Guild D45M Acoustic dreadnaught Marden 6 String Nashville Tuning Acoustic Stella circa 1930 Acoustic steel string parlor 1998 Fender Telecaster Plus with Lace Sensors 1966 Fender Stratocaster 1988 Rickenbacker 360-12 12 string 1964 Gibson ES345 1964 Gretsch 20th Anniversary 1937 Gibson Lap Steel 1950 Supro Lap Steel 1954 Fender 6 Lap Steel 1998 Carvin L20 4 string electric bass Kawai MP9000 Digital Grand Piano StudioLogic 161 MIDI controller Radium 61 MIDI controller 1984 KORG Poly800 synthesizer 1984 YAMAHA SK15 synthesizer 1998 Pearl Masters Custom Maple 4 ply drum kit 16x22 kick 10x13 rack tom 16x16 floor tom 2000 Pearl Masters Custom Maple 4 ply 14x20 kick 1965 Gretsch 8 ply Maple snare drum 5x14 1974 Ludwig Acrolite aluminum snare drum 5x14 1997 Pearl Sensitone brass snare drum 6.5x14 2001 Pearl Free Floating brass snare drum 3.5x14 2001 Latin Percussion Giovanni conga and tumbadora 1998 REMO djembe 14” Paiste, Zildjian and Sabian cymbals, sizes from 10” - 21” Various ethnic percussion instruments, including talking drum, shakers, blocks, bells, chimes, etc.
Amplifiers: Peavey Mississippi Delta Blues 30W 2 x 10” speakers Fender Champ circa 1985 Marshall TSL122 100W 2x12” speakers Johnson J Station amp/cabinet simulator
Synthesizers: Roland J1010 module ALESIS HR16 drum machine EMU Planet Earth module
Software: TS Racks Mastering Software Sampletank 2.5 Reason 4 Drumcore 2.5 Live 6 UAD1 Studio Pak with (2) cards Puktec Pro EQ Cambridge EQ UA 1176 Teletronic LA2A Fairchild 670 Plate 140 DreamVerb RealVerb
Our In-House Roster of Talent includes male and female voice over professionals, copy writers, instrumental and vocal artists, and we work closely with some of the finest graphic designers and photographers in the region.
Future Plans call for a 2000 square foot video production suite adjacent to our audio facility. Stay tuned for more details as they are made available.