The Koop North


The Koop North

Located in the facility formerly known as Minot Sound Studios, The Koop North is a large, two room studio featuring a plethora of vintage and modern instruments and recording equipment.  The 500+ square foot main room serves as both a live room and control room, capable of comfortably housing a full band while tracking.  The isolation booth is 35 square feet; plenty of space for singers to stretch out and feel comfortable, or to keep a big Leslie from bleeding into the drums.  Whether we're tracking a full big band, doing vocal overdubs for an EDM record, or mixing down a slamming rock tune, the flexible space can be easily configured to meet the needs of nearly any type of session.  




Recording Equipment


Pearlman TM-1

2x Coles 4038

2x Earthworks SR25

Earthworks TC25

Lewitt LCT540

2x Rode NT-1a

3x Rode NT-5

2x Cascade Fathead w/Lundahl Transformer

Shure SM7B

Beyerdynamic M201

Sennheiser e805

 Shure Beta 57

Shure Beta 56

Shure Beta 91

2x AKG D112

Audix D6

Yamaha SubKick

2x Shure SM57

2x Shure SM58

3x Sennheiser e604


Warm Audio WA-273 EQ


Phoenix Audio DRS-Q4

2x Warm Audio WA-12

Universal Audio 4-710D (modded by Black Lion)

Sansamp RBI

Avalon U5

Radial Pro D2

Outboard Processing

Warm Audio WA-76 Compressor

Warm Audio WA-2A Compressor

Overstayer Audio Stereo Voltage Control

Overstayer MAS

DBX 162SL Stereo Compressor/Limiter

TK Audio TK-lizer Stereo Baxandall EQ


Dangerous Audio DBOX

Dynaudio BM5A mkIII Monitors

Audio Technica ATH-AD2000 Headphones

Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones

Furman HDS-6 Headphone Distribution System


Antelope Audio Orion Studio+

Computers and Software

Mac Pro Tower 

MacBook Pro

Protools 11

Plugins: Waves, Slate Digital, Soundtoys, etc...





Musical Instruments and Equipment

Drum Kits

6 Piece DW Collector's Series Maple

4 Piece Ludwig Maple

4 Piece Sonor 3007 Maple

5 Piece Taye Maple

Snare Drums

7x14 On The Edge Maple w/Wood Hoops 

6.5x14 Crockett Tubs Tarnished Copper over Brass w/Die Cast Hoops

5.5x14 DW Collectors Series Maple "Six and Six" 

5.5x14 DW Collectors Series Maple

5x14 '78 Ludwig Acrolite

3.5x14 Pearl Maple Free Floating Piccolo


Meinl Cajon with Kick pedal

Various tambourines, woodblocks, shakers, triangles and other toys

Congas, Bongos, Djembe


Hammond M3 Organ

Wurlitzer 200A

Fender Rhodes MKII Seventy Three

Moog Prodigy

Novation Basstation

Nord Electro 4D

Juno 6

Bass Guitars

Carvin 5 String

Fender Mustang P/J



MusicMan 410 Seventy Five Combo

Mesa Boogie TA-25 head with 1x12 Mini Recto cab

Vox AC-30 1x12 Combo

SWR California Blonde II



Aguilar Tone Hammer 500

MarkBass 1x12



Motion Sound Pro 145

Leslie 825


2x QSC K12

2x QSC K10

Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2

Effects Pedals

Way Huge Green Rhino Overdrive

MXR Carbon Copy Cloner Delay

Boss RE-20 Space Echo