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

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Jan 25, 2010.

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  1. Bill Cormier

    Bill Cormier Forum Resident

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    I`ve got a few shots that I took at Wally Heider`s S.F. studio in 1977 but I have no idea how to post them here, anyone with the knowhow want to fill me in (private reply) ?

    Thanks !

    Bill
     
  2. LeeH

    LeeH Active Member

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    Well here you go guys, quite a few of the mighty Zep in the studio c/o a big Zeppelin fan from the UK.

    During the zep 2 sessions, AM Studios LA

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    Atlantic studios NY 1969

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    Recording Whole Lotta Love - NY 69

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    Listening to the recording NY 69

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    Stargroves for Houses of the Holy

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    The Rolling Stones mobile truck thingy at Stargroves

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    On the lawn recording Black Country Woman again Stargroves

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    Page with Glyn Johns Zep 1 mastering at Olympic studios

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    Some more from Olympic studios 1968/69

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    Herb Green studio 1969 San Francisco - zep 2 sessions

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    Jimmy Page at Sol studios, this was is home studio

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    I think I might have some more somewhere, will have a look on the hard drive

    Cheers

    Lee
     
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  3. JonasR

    JonasR Forum Resident

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    Telarc vinyl cutting. And how to use a warm amplifier.
     

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  4. JonasR

    JonasR Forum Resident

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    Bohus Sound Studios
     

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  5. JonasR

    JonasR Forum Resident

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    Bohus Sound Studios, more
     

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  6. screw_squirrel

    screw_squirrel Forum Resident

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    Very nice pictures Of Led Zeppelin in studio!!! :righton:
    The drums of John Bonham recorded with only 4 mics... I can't believe that! :eek:
     
  7. aberyclark

    aberyclark Well-Known Member

    What mic is that over Bohnam's rack tom? Looks like a choir mic.
     
  8. Greg1954

    Greg1954 New Member

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    Looks like a AKG mike, of the sort that The Beatles were using during 'Let It Be.'
     
  9. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    That's where the sessions with Geoff Emerick and the REDD.51 were held, no?

    I'm not sure who that is with Page, but it isn't Glyn Johns.
     
  10. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

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  11. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    I think that's likely part of why they sound so w i d e and s p a c i o u s -- a very cool effect, IMO.

    Matt
     
  12. Bonzo's foot pedal creek

    Yet you could always hear the creeking sound of Bonzo's foot pedal when he played. HIs drums were so well recorded and mixed.
     
  13. liv3evil

    liv3evil Forum Resident

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    Some images of Mountain Studio (the original now defunct location in the Casino of Montreux) here:

    http://www.montreuxmusic.com/galerie/thumbnails.php?album=49

    Mainly used by Queen (at one time they owned it) and David Bowie. I think sometimes the actual casino (!) was used for recording, as illustrated in the gatefold of Queen's 'Jazz' LP, and video monitors were used between the large space and the control room?

    A pity the place is now a bar or something.
     
  14. liv3evil

    liv3evil Forum Resident

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    P.S. I think (not a big fan of trusting Wikipedia), that Bonzo's Montreux was recorded at Mountain, thus the title.
     
  15. hoggydoggy

    hoggydoggy Forum Resident

    Indeed! As per our pm's, I'd had Brothers and Sisters in mind as their Capricorn recording debut, and quite overlooked those early sessions in Feb '70 (strange they left it nearly three years between visits though, isn't it?).

    As we discussed, I'm not convinced the snap of Duane and Berry was actually taken at Capricorn itself - it looks like a typical motel stairway - but I'm always glad to see pics of Duane posted here!
     
  16. Jamie Tate

    Jamie Tate New Member

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    All the mastering studios I've used don't rely on nearfield monitoring. They may have them as an additional reference but they use large, sometimes audiophile speakers as their main source. See the attached picture I took of Hank Williams at Master Mix. Notice the three very large PMC speakers positioned like a really nice home setup augmented by the two smaller nearfields. He uses the large monitors 95% of the time. He uses the nearfields to check things like edits and fades.

    Yes. I'm guessing there was something bad going on in his room. Either his monitors ran through an EQ (naughty) or he had room modes or improper acoustic treatment or any of several other issues.
     

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  17. LeeH

    LeeH Active Member

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    Its always been flagged as Glyn Johns over on the zep sites, any ideas as to who it might be?
     
  18. LeeH

    LeeH Active Member

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    A few more from the archives of zep in the studio

    Another shot of Bonzo during LZII sessions

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    Jimmy during LZII sessions - NY 69

    Probably recording Whole lotta love or what is and what should never be

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    Olympic studios

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    Jimmy at Sol studios gotta love that pig nose amp

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    The session men

    John Paul Jones unkown studio 1967

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    Jimmy Page 1964 doing sessions for the stones on Heart of stones, the guitar is Keith's 59 les paul with the bigsby borrowed from him for the session

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    Cheers all
     
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  19. ress4279

    ress4279 Forum Resident

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    Fantastic.
     
  20. mrwolk

    mrwolk One and a half ears...no waiting!

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    Ottawa, Canada
    That Brubeck shot is great....simple mic setup. Today you would easily see over 6 mics on a drum kit alone.
     
  21. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

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    Long Island
    The Zep photos are priceless.

    Thanks.
     
  22. Coypu

    Coypu Forum Resident

    Quote from Rory Gallagher's brother Donal

    'Rory would say unfashionable things like "I want to work with an old Neve desk".....'It had to be analogue for Rory.
     

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  23. mrwolk

    mrwolk One and a half ears...no waiting!

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    Edison Studios and Edison Military Band NYC 1904
     
  24. PROG U.K.

    PROG U.K. Audiophile-Anglophile

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    New England
    Top - Elton John and the late great Gus Dudgeon in the studio

    Bottom - David Gilmour's unique boathouse Astoria Studios U.K.
     
  25. blue

    blue Mastering rules

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    Thanks Jamie!

    Then I guess most engineers know how their mastering setup takes effect in the home audio world...however I'm still wondering how some masterings of the same engineer can be very different in tonality. My only explanation is, that maybe some source tapes are so extreme that they can't be EQ'ed to a "normal" level.
     
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