About Us

About Firefly

Firefly Music Studio, located in Huntington Beach, CA  offers multi-track digital recording, drum lessons and  band rehearsal. 

Firefly  has a clean, relaxed vibe, top-notch gear (Pro Tools, Universal Audio, Neumann, Shure,  Sennheiser, Focusrite, Native Komplete 10, Fender, Martin, Ludwig,  Gretsch, Zildjian, Paiste, Sabian, Auralex, Yamaha)  and competitive  rates 

Owner, drummer, engineer and producer Marcos de la Cruz has learned from the best, having  recorded with Jack Rouben (Earth, Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan),  Jeff Foskett (Brian Wilson, Beach Boys, Heart),  Grammy-nominated musician, John McKnight (Fishbone, Common Sense) Mike Nocito (Johnny Hates  Jazz, Pink Floyd, Police, The Cure, XTC, Big Country), Vince de la Cruz (Katrina and the Waves), Derrick Anderson (Bangles), Fernando Perdomo and J Jo Oberle (Five For Fighting, Wild Honey Orchestra)


GEAR

Pro Tools 11.3

Logic Pro X
MacBook Pro

Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II

Universal Audio 4-710d

Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre Amp

Focusrite Octo Pre 

Native Instruments Komplete 10
Yamaha HSM 80 Studio Monitors 

Antares AMM - 1 Mic Modeler 

Furman M-8LX Power Conditioner
QSC GX3 Power Amp Yamaha MG166CX Mixer 

Yamaha BR12 Monitors


WAVES PLUGINS

SSL G-Master Buss Compressor

API 550A and 550B EQs

CLA-76 Compressor

Scheps 73 EQ

Abbey Road Reverb Plates 

Abbey Road TG12345 Channel Strip


MICS

Neumann  U87

Audio Technica AT 4040 (2)

Shure Beta 52

Audix D2 (3)

Audix D6

Yamaha  Subkick

Shure SM 57 (2)

Shure SM 58 (3)

Sennheiser E609

Audio Technica AT25


GUITARS

Fender Stratocaster

Fender Precision Bass

Danelectro U2

Martin DM Acoustic

Epiphone 12-String

Yamaha '60s Classical 


AMPS
Fender Deluxe Reverb,

Danelectro Nifty Fifty

Hartke HA 2500

Hartke Transporter 4 x 10 cab


HEADPHONES

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

AKG K44

Fostex T40RP

M AUDIO Studiophile Q 40


DRUM KITS

70s Gretsch
 12 x 8, 13 x 9 rack toms, 16 x 16 floor tom, 22 x 14 Kick 

80s Gretsch
 12 x 10, 14 x 10 rack toms, 16 x 16 floor tom, 22 x 16 kick 

2002 Ludwig
  12 x 8, 13 x 9 rack toms, 16 x 16 floor tom, 22 x 16 kick 

2007 Ludwig
 13 x 9 rack tom, 16 x 16, 18 x 16 floor toms, 24 x 16 kick


SNARES
Ludwig 
 2002 6 1/2 x 14 Black Beauty
 2010 6 1/2 x 14 Chrome Over Brass
 1987 6 1/2 x 14 LM 400
 60s 5 x 14 LM 400
 2004 6 1/2 x 14 Maple
 70s 5 x 14 Acrolite
 60s 5 x 14 Pioneer 

Slingerland
 70s 5 x 14 Krupa Model
 63 5 x 14 Maple


CYMBALS
Zildjian
 14" Avedis New Beat Hi Hats

  14" K Custom Dark Hi Hats
 17" A Custom Crash (3)
 18" A Custom Crash (2)
 18" K Custom Session Crash
 20" Ping Ride
 18" Avedis Thin Crash
 18" Avedis Med. Thin Crash
 19" A Custom Crash
 20" Avedis Mini Cup Ride 

Paiste
 14" 2002 Sound Edge Hi Hats
 18" 2002 China Type
 20" 2002 Cool Ride
 20" 602 Medium Ride
 20" 2002 Medium Ride 

Sabian
 21" Rock Ride 

Wuhan 
 10" Splash
 18" China