Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Jan 25, 2010.
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A studio I used to work at...long gone now...Cool Beans Digital Audio
It looks like that was *probably* De Lane Lea. They had a Sound Techniques desk (or desks; not sure if the original 4-track desk was upgraded or replaced when they went to 8-track), a similar white acoustic tile treatment in the control room, and a similar 8-track.
Studio footage of the Jeff Beck Group at De Lane Lea:
Note the talkback mic and its position on the console are the same as the Page photo.
Could the engineer in the Page photo be Martin Birch? Anyone have a clue what the session could have been for?
I think it could be for "Beck-Ola" their second album! Awesome video!
Definitely for the video. But it's unclear what session that Jimmy Page photo comes from.
Nice!! Always wondered what "Eel Pie" meant??
Hit Factory set #2
Hit Factory Set #3
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Ran across this one of the Lovin' Spoonful @ Bell Studios NYC
That pic of Kate Bush is her at Abbey Road and I think that is the Penthouse control room.
I have a book that Abbey Road put out that gives more details, but it is back at the house half a state away.
Regardless that is one of the EMI consoles.
Almost certainly Studio 2. TG mark 4 desk.
I don't believe the Penthouse studio ever had a TG desk.
Amazing 1958 photos of a Billy Lee Riley session at Sun
Is this the first example of close-mic'ing a drum??:
I'm pretty sure that's DJ Fontana's kit:
Very cool pictures Steve, I had no idea that's what the Harvest console looked like!
Several more photos and a video here:
Already covered elsewhere, but for newcomers to the thread, note that was a staged shot. Actual sessions had a fair amount of isolation.
Thanks lukpac very cool read. Always liked the sound of Harvest, would imagine this console played a part.
John, that green board is a real transient killer (like all UA stuff). Sometimes that's a good thing if one likes smooth (like Harvest).
I see, Harvest certainly is smooth. Any other big recordings that use the green monster?
Is it likely that most of the artists on this wiki page recorded through that board? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_Records
Per the Sound Techniques USA Facebook page, it's Dave Siddle at De Lane Lea.
@Chris M, FYI.
Ernie Kovacs on the back of that Mad Magazine.
Separate names with a comma.