Sunday, 11 December 2011

Quad Eight Pacifica

When I was in LA recently I recorded a singer at a really cool studio. It was Brian Kehew's new place in Burbank...

Monday, 5 December 2011

EMI 1960's Console

This is an awesome looking console

Studer 169

Another cute little desk!

Neve Kelso

The cutest console ever! On the bay

Sphere Eclipse

By the way theres a new blogger interface that I am using which doesnt work properly, thats why all the text has no break gaps and things! This is on ebay, but is being sold by console dealer Primal Gear I love the look of these things

Ward Beck

These don't come up very often

Neve 5116

One on the bay:

Opamp Labs Celebrity Console

Its been a while since I posted over here (been too busy in the studio!) But to make up for it here is a very interesting looking deal on ebay

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Neve 8128

This ended on ebay with no takers...

Yamaha PM1000

OK, I want this, but alas it is in America and too expensive and complicated to organise

Small Soundtracs

I'm not a huge fan of soundtracs consoles, having owned two large ones over the years. The first was a CM4400 32 channel split console, then a 32 ch Virtua digital desk. Both were OK desks, but in the end their uninteresting and 'boxy' sound wore me down and I moved on. However, this cute little desk could be pretty useful at a meagre £650...

Yamaha M1532

Check this little console out - is it really as nice as the PM series?

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Neve 8038 from Castle Oak

Castle Oak studio is selling its 1972 Neve 80 series. Its on ebay, with some very poor pics, and jpeg text. Anyway, its a fantastic console... for £128k

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Abbey Road EMI TG-12345

Once in a lifetime opportunity! Somehow this legendary EMI solid-state console has become available to buy. It is arguably the best desk to feature on this blog. I wonder how much it goes for and to whom...

Friday, 20 May 2011

Neve 5315

This beautiful console is over on Sonic Circus

Studer 189

These don't come up very often, its a fully discreet 60s / early 70s era Studer - the 'Swiss Neve'

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Neve 8078

On ebay today is the absolute ultimate vintage recording console, and I want it

Monday, 11 April 2011

Langevin AM16

This one is really special. I would love to have this in my studio! Note that I have also posted this console on my other blog, its full of stars where there is some audio of this thing in action

Cadac F Series

Another Cadac, these are starting to pop up a bit more often

Neve V1

This looks like a bargain perhaps?

Maihak V45

This is a new brand to me! Ive never seen them before, but they look a bit like Glensound or early EMI pieces

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Cadac E Series

This is a very nice looking British console...

Neve 34128

Another cute Neve on there today

Neve Melbourn

This is on the bay today

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Another Helios - Basing Street

I posted over on Its Full Of Stars about the studio in Basing Street in the 70s. Theres more pics over there, and a bit of info. This desk is a Helios '32 in 24 out'. Its now owned by Jason Carmer, according to this Helios website

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Martin Hannett at Strawberry Studio

I have posted this video over on my other blog here because I love it so much! This is also an update to this post and this post featuring the same console

Vintage API

Here is a beautiful API 2416 on ebay Australia

Saturday, 8 January 2011

More About Philips

Knowing not much about Philips consoles I did a bit of digging around and discovered quite an interesting thread over on gearslutz

Philips LDC 12

This is a very interesting little console, on ebay today

Friday, 7 January 2011

Tom Petty and an MCI 416?

I snapped this from the telly, a doc about TP&the heartbreakers. That looks very much like an MCI 416 b, possibly Muscle Shoals?

Vintage API

Theres a cool API on Primal Gear at the moment. No price though