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Horse-Drawn Productions is a professional recording studio and full service music company located in Berwyn, IL, featuring the best of both vintage analog and modern digital tools. Music is our passion, and we strive for a casual vibe with proven results.

In each of our studios we have a top of the line mac or pc, depending on your preferred DAW. We like to be able to produce in any software so we are fully equipped with Logic Pro X, Pro Tools 12, Ableton Live 10, FL Studios, etc. 

  • Studio A - Custom built I7

  • Studio Indigo - 27 in IMAC (2017) w 32 gB of ram

  • Lawson U47 tube, AEA R84 Ribbon

  • Audio technica 4050, 4033, 825, ST90 (2), MB 4000C, AP 1000HE

  • Neuman U87, Oktava MK-219

  • Shure Beta 58, Beta 52, Beta 91, SM81 (2)

  •  SM57 (5), BZT A131066J

  • Blue Bluebird (4)

  • Beyer M88, Rode NTK, MXL M3000

  • Sennheiser 421 (5), E-604 (2), 441

  • MXL 3000, 990 (2)

  • AKG C12VR, 414B-XLII (2), D3700, D112, C410, CK 9, Perception

  • Electo Voice RE-20

  • Optimus 33-3017

  • Sony ECM-33F (BE)

  • Atus PR335

  • Pianos: -Steinway 1960 model D full 9 foot grand piano, Sohmer & Co. baby grand piano, Kimball upright piano, Roland A-90 fully weighted keyboard controller

  • Organ: Hammond C-3 Organ w/Leslie Speaker

  • Guitars: Gibson Les Paul, Danelectro Semi-Hollow (2) Gretsch Hollow-Body, Ibanez, Stratocaster, Telecaster Electric, Yamaha Acoustics (6 String & Classical), Epiphone Les Paul Jr, & SG (3), Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele

  • Basses: Fender Jazz Custom 5-String, Warwick Fretless, Custom 6 String, Acoustic Upright, Ernie Ball Music Man Bass

  • All Saxes & Woodwinds

  • Synthesizers: Moog Subsequent 37, Korg Minilogue, MPC-X, Roland SH-201, Arturia Microfreak, a staggering full range of software synths

  • Drums: Every drum & percussion instrument imaginable (too numerous to list)

  • Amps:  VOX AC30, Fender Twin Pro Reverb, Fender Blues Jr. (tube), 2x12, Farfisa Organ/Bass amp, Line 6 Amp Farm & Pod, Auratone, Hartke Bass Amp (4X10 cabinets), SWR 15” cabinet, Ampeg SVT bass rig, Marshall JCM800, JCM900 tube 1/2 stacks, Motion Sound Amp, Orange Cabinet 412,

  • Complete Sound EFX library

  • Full in-house rhythm section (including horns)


 Combining the crisp, clean clarity of a digital console with the warmth and thickness of an analog desk, we offer you the best of both worlds here at Horse Drawn

  • Yamaha DM200 Digital Console

  • Trident S65 Analog Console

Outboard gear
  • Full Supply of Pro Tools and Logic Pro Plug-ins

  • Neve 1272’s (2)

  • Crane Song STC-8 class A compressor

  • T.C. Electronics M2000, M5000 

  • Avalon 737sp Mic Pre / EQ / Compressor (2)

  • Empirical Labs Distressor EL8X  (2)

  • Apogee AD-8000, Rosetta 800 AD/DA converters

  • Chandler / Neve LTD-2 class A compressor

  •  Maag Audio EQ2-500 2-Band EQ (2)

  • Behringer Tube Ultra-Q T1951 EQ

  • Sherman Filterbank

  • Manley/Pultec tube EQ

  • Focusrite ISA 115 HD Mic Pre /EQ (2)

  • dbx 160 XT 160 X, 160 XT tube compressors, 760 mic pre, 576 mic pre/comp

  • Behringer Composers (compressor/gates) (2)  

  • MDX2200 (comp/gate) (2)

  • Presonus ACP88 8-channel compressor,

  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 40

  • Art Pro VLA - II Tube Compressor

  • All total, HDP has a library of over 500 GB of sounds, sound FX, loops, etc.

  • HDP has one of the largest sample

  • libraries anywhere!

  • Genelec 1030’s & 1031’s w/1092A Subwoofer

  • Yamaha NS10’s, C115V’s with Samson RS155 subwoofer

  • Tannoy Studio Monitors with Polk Audio Subwoofer

  • Auratone & Insignia home reference monitors

  • AKG 240M headphones

  • Sony Monitor Headphones

  • JBL PA Mains/Monitor Wedges

  • Behringer HA4600, HA8000 headphone amps

  • Furman HA6AB Headphone Amp with expansion boxes (3)

Detailed analog and digital patchbays allow noiseless interaction between gear, providing a user-friendly sonic sketch pad.

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