Design FX's Ladinsky Retires, Launches Audio Equipment Auction

After more than three decades of running Design FX Audio Rental Company, providing the audio industry with a vast selection of professional quality recording equipment, entrepreneur Gary Ladinsky has decided to retire. The change in direction means a one-time opportunity for recording professionals and others on Nov. 10, when Tiger Capital Group’s Remarketing Services Division conducts a live webcast auction for tube microphones, vintage outboard equipment, analog and digital recorders, a complete tech shop, a mobile recording studio and other digital, analog and vintage audio gear owned by the company.

Live bidding will take place from Design FX’s headquarters, 150 W. Verdugo Ave. in Burbank, beginning at 10:30 a.m. (PT) on Nov. 10. Those intending to bid online during the auction are required to register at SoldTiger.com. Meanwhile, pre-auction bids can be submitted online, beginning Nov. 3, at SoldTiger.com. Previews of the various assets being offered in the auction will be held Nov. 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PT) at Design FX’s headquarters.

Separately, the company’s remote recording/broadcast truck will be offered for sale by sealed bid, with a deadline of Nov. 17.

“This sale is a great opportunity for recording professionals, sound engineers and collectors to find rare and classic sound mixing and recording equipment,” said Jeff Tanenbaum, President of Tiger Remarketing. “Design FX’s quality equipment has been used to record film, television and music for some of the industry’s greatest artists. This is a sale not to be missed.”

More than 100 microphones, such as AKG-C12, Neumann U47, M49, M50, Telefunken 251 and other tube microphones, as well as condenser, dynamic and ribbon microphones will be up for bid. Microphone pre-amps include Neve 1073, 1081 modules and two-, four- and eight-channel powered racks. Assorted EQs, digital reverbs, effects devices as well as limiters/compressors will also be available.

Analog and digital tape machines by ATR, Studer, Mitsubishi, Sony and others will be available for sale, along with control room monitors by companies like Genelec, KRK, Meyer, Yamaha, Tannoy and amplifiers by BGW and Crown. A total of three Pro Tools systems will also be offered: two HD 3 with Basic Digi plug-ins and one HD 2 with Basic Digi plug-ins.

Other equipment includes Mackie and Sony digital consoles, Mackie and Behringer mixers, assorted video monitors and a tech shop with tools and testing equipment (AP, Textronix). Studio and other furniture for sale include post-production workbenches and office furnishings.

The separate sealed bid sale offers a Jack Crymes-designed mobile studio. Mounted on a 1991 International 35-foot diesel chassis with full air ride, the studio features a custom API 44/24 bus and 32- monitor console, API 550A EQs, two Pro Tools 10 (each with five interfaces), outboard gear, microphones, intercom system and interface.

For a full catalog of the items offered and details on how to schedule a site visit and bid, visit SoldTiger.com.