SH Spotlight Pictures of recording studios, old and new. Do you have any?

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  1. Steve Hoffman

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    Back again by request.

    Time again to ask. Do you have any photos of recording studios? Either your own or whatever. Add them here. Thanks!

    Below are some random shots. You've seen some before..


    Capitol Tower Studio B (the water cooler and coffee maker are now in this exact spot.)
    Flintstones, 1960
    EMI Abbey Road, Studio 1, 1971 (note the Tannoys)
    Vitaphone, 1927
    Beatles at EMI Abbey Road
     

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    Vitaphone disk cutting
    Vitaphone playback, 1927
    RCA-Victor Studios, 1941
    Same
    Capitol Melrose, 1953
     

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    Bill Putnam designed 610 console Neil Young used to record HARVEST, etc.
    Sarser Sound
    Jan Berry & Bones Howe, Western, 1963
    Bruce Botnick at Sunset Sound, 1965
    Capitol, Melrose, 1953
     

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    Capitol Melrose, 1953
    Cilla Black, EMI 1966
    Columbia Church Studio, 30th Street, Frank Laico, engineer.
     

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    Decca, UK
    Dave Forrest at Warner Bros. Music Scoring Stage, 1941 (Erich Wolfgang Korngold's KING'S ROW scoring session).
    Federal, Kingston
    Gold Star Wrecking Crew
    Hanna-Barbara
     

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    IBC
    Helios
    Joe Meek at IBC
    Recording "Grinch" at Radio Recorders with Thorne & Dr. Seuss and animator Chuck Jones
    Larry Levine at Gold Star
     

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    Malcom Addey at EMI No. 2 in 1958
    Benny Goodman, Columbia 1941
    Nat King Cole, 1956, Tower, Studio A "Love Is The Thing"
    Russ Gary @ Heider recording CCR
    Shadows at EMI
     

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    Capitol, Melrose (Daws Butler, Freberg, June Foray, etc.), 1953
    Abbey Road, No. 1, 1971
    Sunset Sound next three shots..
     

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    Threepenny Opera at Beltone, 1954 with Lotte Lenya
    Sinatra/Basie, 1963 United
    United
    Atlantic, NYC "Wheels Of Fire"
    Who at IBC, October 3, 1966
     

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    Jamaica
    Redd console
    RCA 46A, 1941
    Billy May & Nat King Cole, 1961, Tower studio A
    EMI Mark IV!
     

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  12. Steve Hoffman

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    I have many more but I gotta run out. I'll try and finish photo ID's later. Or someone else can for me!

    Enjoy and add MORE!
     
  13. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    Awesome!!! Thanks Steve.
     
  14. Claus

    Claus Senior Member

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    Great photos!!!!!!
     
  15. LeeS

    LeeS Ghost Meters

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    I have some from RCA Studio A. Give me a day or two to get them scanned in.
     
  16. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

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    P.T. Doing the one man version :D
     

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  17. Steve Hoffman

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    That is a wicked small space. Worse than Joe Meek's closet!
     
  18. Greg1954

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    Berliner recording studio, turn of the century.

    Recording machine at right, probably cutting via the 'acid etching' process.

    Berliner.jpg
     
  19. Steve Hoffman

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    Where are the headphones?
     
  20. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    Two shots of my buddy Dave's very retro voiceover studio in Seattle, plus a photo of the Brubeck Quartet at NYC's 30th Street Studios -- look at how simple the set-up is! No gobos, no isolation booths, just 4 stellar musicians playing together in the same space, captured on tape. Lovely.

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  21. LeeS

    LeeS Ghost Meters

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    ^The Brubeck photo is awesome. Simple miking for the win!
     
  22. MLutthans

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    Our host posted these earlier. Notice that on two of the photos, the tape runs "oxide out" and on the third, it runs the way we are used to today, "oxide in." (Look at the position of the record heads.) The photos also show that Capitol used plenty of RCA mics, not just the Neumann's with which they are so well associated.

    Matt
     

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  23. waynenet

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    How the heck could they keep four guitars tuned together in unison?

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  24. MLutthans

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    In post #22, he's working on "CAP 8393-1." Anybody know what that was? Matrix numbers were up around 11000 in 1953, so I'm guessing it was something originally recorded in 1950 or so.

    Matt
     
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