Chameleon Sound Studio

Chameleon Sound Studio (CSS) is a private, fully equipped, digital home studio, owned and operated by Tony Silva since 1994.

Tony Silva founded Chameleon Sound Studio to create diverse musical environments combining acoustic and electronic timbres for film and the performing arts.

Silva creates music to blend-in, support and enhance the action/content of your production. With over 20 years of practical experience, Silva can help you get the sound you want, so you can set the correct tone.

This long track record of providing clients with original music makes him effective at meeting deadlines and staying on budget.

Call for a free estimate (413) 584-8985

Chameleon Sound Studio is also registered through ASCAP as a publishing company (3599194).

Instruments at Chameleon Sound Studio

Instruments at Chameleon Sound Studio

Equipments

Tony Silva has over a hundred acoustic, electric, electronic and electromechanical instruments that he has collected since childhood, which he uses for recording at Chameleon Sound Studio.

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Acoustic Instruments include guitars, mandolins, charango, zithers, concertina, harmonium, metal and bamboo flutes, tenor recorder, ocarinas, balaphone, marimba, wood blocks, djembes, dumbek, bongos, frame drums, udu (or ibo drum), angklung, cuica, chimes, Tibetan and Chinese gongs, and other percussion instruments.

ELECTROMECHANICAL
• Wurlitzer 200A
• Hohner Clavinet D6

ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS
• Alesis – Micron Analog modeling synth
• Digital Keyboards – Synergy synthesizer
• Emu – Planet Earth World instruments
• Emu – Audity 2000 Multiple arpeggiations
• KAT – DrumKat Percussion Controller
• Korg – Karma music work station
• Korg – MS2000R Analog modeling synth rack
• Kurzweil – SP4-8 Piano
• Roland – GR30 Guitar Synthesizer
• Roland – MC 303 Groove Box
• Roland – MKS-30 Planet-5
• Roland – SH1000 Synthesizer (Roland’s 1st synth)
• Yamaha – TG500 Sound Module w/ 3 sound cards
• Yamaha – TG55 Sound Module
• Yamaha – TX81Z Sound Module

EQUIPMENT LIST

MICROPHONES
• AKG – C3000 (Large diaphragm mic)
• AKG – C1000S (Condenser mic x3)
• Audio Technica – 75D
• CAD – KM 212 (Kick drum)
• CAD – SM 210 (Snare)
• CAD – TM 211 (Toms x 2)
• Crown – Sound Grabber II (PZM condenser x 2)
• Neumann – TLM 103
• MILAB – DC 63
• Sennheiser – MD421

RECORDING
• Alisis – ADAT (digital 8 track)
• Sony – MZ-R55 (Mini disk recorder)
• Tascam – DA-30MKII (DAT recorder)
• Tascam – 202MKIII (Cassette recorder)
• Yamaha – Flash recorder
• Zoom – H1 flash recorder

COMPUTER
• 15″ Macbook Pro with Dual 2.7GHZ, 8GB 1,600 MHz DDR2
• 15″ Macbook Pro with Dual 2.4GHZ, 4GB 667 MHz DDR2
• Power Mac G4 with Dual 1GHz Processors, 1.75 GB DDR

EFFECTS outboard
• DigiTech – Jam Man Looper
• Heil – Talk Box
• Ibenez – Auto Filter
• Lexicon – MPX-1 (Multi-effect)
• Lexicon – Alex
• Lexicon – Vortex (Audio Morphing)
• Rolland – SDE-1000 (Digital Delay)
• Rolland – SVC-350 (Vocoder)
• Yamhaha – SPX90 (Multi-effect)
• Zoom – 505 (Guitar Effect)

DYNAMICS outboard

• DBX – 166 (compressor/limiter)
• Rocktron – RX2H (exciter/imager/hush)
MONITORS
• Event – PS5 (Powered monitors x2)
• AKG – K240DF (Studio headphones x2)
• Samson – CH700 (Closed back Headphones x2)

PREAMPS
• dbx – 386 (Duel tube mic preamp)
• Art – Tube MP Studio x 2
• Line 6 – POD (Amp simulating Guitar pre)

AMPS
• Marshall – JTM30 (All tube combo)
• Roland – JC-120 (Stereo chorus)
• Pevey – Keyboard Amp
• Behringer – Powerplay Pro (Headphone amp)

CONSOLES
• Mackie – SR 24 • 4
• Mackie – 1202 VLZ PRO

DAW
• Digi Design – Pro Tools 10 & 11
INTERFACE
• MBox

PLUG-INS
DigiTranslator (for importing/exporting OMF files)

SOFTWARE
EastWest Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Plus
Reason 6
Sibelius 6
Ivory II – Grand Pianos
Live LE

MASTERING
• BIAS Peak
• BIAS Sound Soap

MIDI
• MOTU – Micro Lite
• MOTU – MTP AV MIDI Timepiece
• Akai – ME20A MIDI Sequence Arpeggiator

DATA STORAGE
• Lacie – 1TB Rugged Drive
• Lacie – 1TB External Drive
• Lacie – 750 Gig External Drive
• Lacie – 600 Gig External Drive
• Cobra – 80 Gig External HD (x 2)