Located on a private, leafy estate on Indianapolis' north side, The Pop Machine has hosted hundreds of recording sessions for platinum-selling music legends and emerging artists since 2000.
Our selected discography includes "Visual Love" from the 2013 GRAMMY-nominated Best R&B Album "Better" by Chrisette Michele (Motown Records), "ErrryThang" by Ace Hood featuring Yo Gotti from the Billboard #1 R&B/Hip-Hop; Billboard #1 Rap Album; Billboard 200 Top-10 album "Blood, Sweat & Tears" (Island Def Jam/We The Best Music Group), and "Bruised 'N Tattooed" by American Bombshell (EMP Label Group).
The Pop Machine was designed and built by co-founder Terry L. Monday and his Monday Designworks firm and features stunning acoustical spaces, a Solid State Logic AWS 924 Delta SuperAnalogue console, Avid Pro Tools and Logic Pro X digital audio workstations, and classic analog gear with a curated collection of vintage musical instruments supported by a team of the highest caliber producers, engineers, and musicians.
Mahogany, poplar, and maple tonewoods clad live room and two isolation booths with configurable acoustic baffles, Mogami cabling and Neutrik interconnects, a private cue system, and the finest modern and vintage tube, ribbon, condenser, and dynamic microphones designed to deliver superior sonics.
The center piece of the Control Room is a Solid State Logic AWS 924 Delta SuperAnalogue workstation, which combines a state-of-the-art analog console and multi-layered DAW controller. On the analog side, the AWS 924 is a complete 24-channel/8-bus standalone mixer with 24 analog inputs. Each of the AWS 924's channels features a top-of-the-line SSL SuperAnalogue microphone preamplifier, a line-level input, and dual 4-band E- and G-Series EQs, all based on classic SSL technology.
The control room offers ultra accurate monitoring with original-issue UREI 813A mains and Bryston-powered JBL, KRK, ProAc, and Yamaha nearfield options and Avid Pro Tools HDX and Logic Pro X workstations with a vast plugin library, a Lavry AD122-96 MX A/D converter, Apogee Big Ben 192k master digital clock, Otari MX-80 24-track and an Ampex ATR-102 1/2" 2-track analog tape machines complemented by a well appointed rack of effects processors and analog outboard gear from API, Avalon Design, Calrec, dbx, Focusrite, Lexicon, Neve, Smart Research,Spectra Sonics, Teletronix, Tube-Tech, SPL, and Universal Audio.