Miner Street Recordings

The Scoop

Founded in 1994 and owned by Philadelphia musicians and recording engineers Brian McTear (Sharon Van Etten, Danielson) and Amy Morrissey (Dr. Dog, Dead Milkmen), Miner Street Recordings is located in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Miner Street is also home to Weathervane Music's acclaimed "Shaking Through" in-studio video series.

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Clients/Credits: Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), Aaron Dessner (The National), Dr. Dog, Twin Sister, Sharon Van Etten, Marissa Nadler, The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, The Local Natives, Danielson, The Dead Milkmen, Meg Baird, Cat Martino, Creepoid, Man Man, Ava Luna, Mariner Nine, The Burning Brides
Associated/Partnered With: Weathervane Music, Shaking Through
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Jonathan Low, Joe Bisirri, Brian McTear, Amy Morrissey
Special Features: Daylight, Vintage console, Vintage 2 inch tape machine, Vintage mics, Lots of drums, Bunch of Guitars, Ton of amps, some synths, Two pianos, Hammond B2, Leslies


Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: MCI JH400 Recording Console, Ampex MM1200 2" 24/16 track Tape Machine, Pro Tools HD2 (40 inputs), Tascam MS 16, 1 inch analog 16 track recorder, Lynx Aurora converters, Digidesign 96 I/O, Tascam DA 30 DAT recorder,
Live Room Dimensions: Medium: 351 – 750 sq ft,
Outboard Gear: A-Designs Pacifica, Gates 61A tube mic preamps (6J7 circuits circa 1945), RCA BA-31 mic preamp, Creation Audio Labs MW-1 Studio Tool (Transformerless Di/Reamp), API 512c, Purple “Biz” Mk2, Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A, ADR Compex 760 stereo compressor/limiter, Gates SA-39B tube compressor, Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor, DBX 162VU stereo compressor, Manley Massive Passive stereo tube eq, Urei 530 stereo graphic eq, 2 Audio-Arts 4100 parametric equalizer/pre-amp, EMT 140 Plate Reverb, Lexicon LXP 1, Tascam RS20 Spring Reverb, EV Tapco Spring Reverb, Roland RE-150 Space Echo, Mutron Bi-Phase, Electro Harmonix Poly Chorus, Electro Harmonix Memory Man, Maestro Fuzz, DOD Compressor 280, MXR distortion+, DOD Flanger 640, DOD American Metal FX56, Boss Super Overdrive SD-1, Boss Flanger BF-2 Boss Chromatic Tuner TU-2, Boss Auto Wah AW-2, Boss Equalizer GE-7
Microphones: Neumann U67, Telefunken-Elektroakustik ElaM 260, Neumann KM184, Shure KSM 32, AKG 414 B-ULS, Marshall MXL 2001, Coles 4038 ribbon mic, AKG C3000, Audio Technica Pro 37r, Sure SM57, Sennheizer MD 421, AKG D112, Revox M350
Monitoring: Quested VS2108 8" powered monitors, Genelec 1030A, Yamaha NS10, Turbo-Sound TXD 580
Software: Pro Tools
Instruments & Amps: Early 80s Tama Maple Imperial Star kit, 22" 1972 Ludwig Bass Drum, 13 14 and 16" Slingerland toms (c. 1970 -75), Gretsch Diamond Anniversary (1958) 22" Bass, Gretsch Diamond Anniversary 13 in tom, Sonor 22" Bass drum (c.late 70s), Sonor 13 14 and 16" toms, 26" 1935 WFL Marching Bass Drum c. 1940, 20" Rogers Holiday Bass Drum (late 60s), 1953 WFL 5.5" wood snare drum, Ludwig 5.5" white aluminum Acrolite (c. late 70s), Ludwig 5.5" Supraphonic (c. 1970), Premier 5.5" chrome, Truth 6" custom maple snare, Sonor 6" chrome snare, Yamaha “Steel” 6.5" chrome snare, 13" “Medium” Hi hats, 14" original Sabian Hand-Hammered Hi Hats, 14" Sabian B8 Hi Hats, 16" Zildjian Heavy Crash, 16" Sabian Crash/Ride, 16" Paiste 400 crash, 18" Zildjian Thin Crash, 18" Zildjian Heavy Crash, 20" Zildjian Rock Ride, 22" Zildjian Ride, 22" Paiste 3000 Heavy Ride, 2006 DiPinto Galaxie IV Sunburst, 1965 Gibson SG Special, 1989 Rickenbacker 330, Danelectro Mod 6-String, Danelectro Innuendo, Danelectro 59-DC reissue, Silvertone Electric guitar (original ‘60s), Gibson J 185 Reissue Acoustic guitar, BadCat WildCat 40 guitar amplifier (2×12 Class A, EL34s), Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue, Kauffman ’59 Bass Man replication with Class A switch and Feedback Resistor bypass, 1965 Fender Bandmaster w 2×12 cabinet (all original), 1961 Valco Supro 15 watt tube combo, Gibson Skylark 10 watt tube combo, Ampeg Custom modified V4 head, Ampeg V4B, Ampeg B25B, Ampeg G-18 10 W, Leslie 145/147, Leslie 122 Tall Boy, Matchless Thunderman (inspired by the Ampeg B-15 flip top – rare and amazing!), Korg /UniVox SR 120 drum machine (The Beat-Box), Korg DDD-1, Linn Drum (Sampled), 808 (Sampled), 707 (Sampled), Hammond B-2 organ (with Trek2 percussion), Fender Mark IV Rhodes piano, Fender Mark II Rhodes piano, Nord Electro 2 (61 key), Yamaha PSR-6, Casio SK1, Yamaha CS01 Synthesizer, Korg Monophonic MS10 synthesizer, Roland Juno-6 Polyphonic Synthesizer, Mason and Hamlin Upright Grand Piano (1902, 2006 restrung, 2011 new hammers), Cunningham Matchless Upright Grand Piano (with tacks)