The finest recording gear, designed & assembled by hand in the USA.

D.W. Fearn

D.W. Fearn equipment has become an essential part of the craft, artistry, and workflow of artists, engineers, producers and studios all over the world. As audio engineers and musicians ourselves, our mission is simple: to create intrinsically musical gear using the highest-quality specifications, components, and tubes to equal the dedication we have to our own artistic and technical visions. 

The Gear

VT-1 Preamp Single-Channel


VT-2 Preamp Dual-Channel


VT-24 Preamp Four-Channel


VT-4 EQ Single-Channel


VT-5 EQ Dual-Channel


VT-7 Compressor Dual-Channel


VLC Mic Pre, DI, LC EQ




VNE Single-Channel Compression Amplifier

D.W.Fearn & Hazelrigg Industries

In 2017, after years of apprenticeship on the workbench and in the studio, brothers Geoff and George Hazelrigg of Hazelrigg Industries assumed D.W. Fearn's manufacturing, marketing, and business activities. Doug Fearn continues to act as the principal product designer and serves as a consultant to the Hazelriggs. Hazelrigg Industries manufacture and service all D.W. Fearn and Hazelrigg equipment in Bucks County, PA.

In addition to running D.W. Fearn, the Hazelrigg Brothers also are accomplished recording artists, recording engineers, and pilots.


Tony Maserati shares how the D.W. Fearn VT-5 EQ and VT-7 compressor have become mainstays in his mixing signal chain.

Jon Castelli interviewed by Doug Fearn

Recording a Song from demo to final mix

How To Record Grand Piano

is designed & handcrafted

in the USA