Renowned Record Producer brings massive gear collection to Studio A
Grammy-winning Producer and famed keyboardist for ‘The Alan Parsons Project,’ Tom Brooks, has brought his incredible gear collection to Hybrid Studios in Santa Ana. The Orange County multimedia production facility known for catering to producers and engineers has integrated Brooks’ instruments, microphones, and outboard selection into their catalog for use by Hybrid’s entire client roster. Notable additions include a Yamaha C7 Conservatory Grand Piano, numerous vintage AKG, Neumann, and Wunder microphones, and a ton of new FX units. With the addition of Tom’s outboard gear, Studio A now includes six Empircal Labs Distressors, two DBX 165s, five 1176s, three LA2As, two LA3A, two LA4As, three Tube Tech EQs, a GML 8200, and a CL1B to name some notable pieces. The new additions have filled out Studio A’s four existing 20RU racks, along with two new 18RU racks.
“We’ve got some amazing new additions in Studio A thanks to the great Tom Brooks,” said Hybrid Studios Co-Founder Billy Klein, “He’s been developing the collection for many years and recorded so many award-winning songs and albums using this gear. He’s a great guy and an amazing talent, so we’re excited to have him working out of the studio. The other producers and engineers that call our studio home are thrilled to have him here as well!”
Tom Brooks is known as a music producer, arranger, engineer, keyboardist, and founding producer of Integrity Music and the Hosanna Music series. His illustrious career includes six Platinum Albums, twelve Gold Albums, a Grammy Award, and a GMA Dove Award. His clients include Alan Parsons, Chance the Rapper, SZA, Ron Kenoly, Don Moen, Paul Baloche, Sheila E, Marcos Vidal, Aline Barros, Abraham Laboriel, Israel Houghton, Paul Jackson Jr, James Ingram, Vinnie Colaiuta, Bob Fitts, Baby do Brasil, Kirk Whalum, Lucia Parker, Chester Thompson, Steve Lukather of Toto, Bill Champlin of Chicago, Richard Page of Mr. Mister, David Pack of Ambrosia, Jim Peterik of Survivor, Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger, and many more.