Saturday, 10 July 2010

Strawberry Studios

I just found this youtube by accident, and it happens to contain footage of this console. It's from Strawberry Studios in Stockport, which was mostly known for 10cc recordings, but also saw the likes of The Smiths and Joy Division. In the wiki page it mentions "a real purpose-built control desk"....


  1. Yes, the 10cc console. I mixed on it in 1977 at Strawberry. Circa 1990 my friend Eddie Mander bought it from one of the members of the band Argent, and we installed it in the studio above his garage in Camden Town, London, and later in his Magic Pub studio in Stoke Newington. Eddie owned it for 10 years, and it was then bought by Lenny Kravitz, who sold it to an audio museum in North America. The new owners have now stripped it right down and recabled it from scratch.

  2. We bought the Helios from Strawberry Studios around 1978 and sold it to John Verity, ex Argent. We paid a fraction of its value today and I recall it took a while to sell. I was impressed by the cigarette lighter built into it.
    Don Larking