Tag archive for ‘Studio Icons’
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By MusicTech.net On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Studio Icons: EMI TG12345 Mixing Console

Advances in multitrack recording in the late 1960s inspired a series of mixers designed to cope with expanding track counts. John Pickford reports. This Mk2 console was originally installed in EMI studios in More...

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By MusicTech.net On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Studio Icons: Roland RE-201 Space Echo

We take the flexibility and convenience of software delay for granted now, but back in 1974 things were done rather differently. John Pickford explains.  Portishead engineer Stu Matthews: “You can’t beat More...

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By MusicTech.net On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Studio Icons: Technics SL-1200

Production may have ceased two years ago, but the Technics brand has firmly cemented its place in history. John Pickford has the story. Originally designed for the hi-fi market, the SL-1200 rapidly became the More...

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By MusicTech.net On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Studio Icons: EMI REDD.51

Designed in-house by EMI, the REDD.51 marked a huge step forward in what could be achieved in one particularly famous studio. John Pickford explains. The REDD.51 made its appearance in Abbey Road’s Studio More...

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By MusicTech.net On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Studio Icons: BEL Digital BD80

Hardware samplers might seem a bit archaic these days, but back in the early 80s they offered exciting possibilities. John Pickford meets the BD80. The BD80: limited by today’s standards, but still much-loved. Last More...

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By MusicTech.net On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Studio Icons: Mellotronics Mellotron

As inventions go, it seems an unlikely one, but the sound of this inspired instrument has made its mark on modern music. John Pickford rewinds time. The Streetly Electronics M4000 is a 21st-century Mellotron More...

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By MusicTech.net On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Studio Icons: Tannoy Dual Concentric Speaker

When a brand name becomes the general term for a device, you know the product must be good. John Pickford speaks out on the subject…  Tannoy’s Gold Series monitors are among the most revered of all More...

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By MusicTech.net On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Studio Icons: Neumann U-67

This studio stalwart may be getting on, but it remains a first-choice microphone for engineers the world over. John Pickford explains why. The mere mention of certain brand names will evoke an image of superlative More...

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By MusicTech.net On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Studio Icons: Aphex Aural Exciter

With hundreds of thousands units sold, the Aphex Aural Exciter has left a unique sonic mark on the history of recording. John Pickford traces its roots. A Type C 2-channel model from the 1980s, featuring controls More...