Thursday, 24 December 2009

Its Full of Knobs
















So I finally got the MCI desk into the main studio, and here it is alongside some friends. Amazingly this desk has some Moog-type knobs on it, not all of them are the original MCI ones, so I guess it's feeling right at home. Initial tests suggest it has the same MASSIVE SOUND as the Moog as well



Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Visitors and Friends

Well another year is nearly over, so here is a little gallery of visitors and friends who have been around in 2009. For example, below is a picture of Big Al doing his thing. There are a few people missing of course but that's because the iPhone ran out of power that day or something. Hope to see you all again soon!!


Pile of Polysynths















Started changing round the studio today, and ended up with a pile of polysynths...

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Transparent Plastic Suits

Wierdly, John Foxx influenced this scene from Blade Runner. He's been working with filmmaker Macoto Tezuka, the son of Osamu Tezuka, the "Godfather of Anime", who told of his father's admiration for the transparent suit Foxxy used to wear on stage in the late 70s. Tezuka was an art consultant on the film. Good work also from Vangelis on the CS80 Brass2 preset in this clip

Love 8078 for sale

















There is a Neve 8078 console on ebay today. This certainly is one of the best desks ever made. Here is the wiki page. Actually it's been on the bay for a while now, and keeps going down in price by a few thousand dollars every couple of months. So maybe in 16 years it will be free to anyone who will be prepared to pick it up....

"This is a rare opportunity for somebody, as an 8078 like this does not come on the market often. Reduced in price since last listed, it is being sold by the owner. It is in EXCELLENT CONDITION, perfect running order and is currently in use. IMMACULATE inside and out and maintained meticulously for it's entire life. It has been used to create MANY classic and great sounding records. Considered to be one of the finest consoles that NEVE ever made, some of the top mixing and recording engineers in the world have used this one and many would say it's one of the best sounding 8078's ever. 40 channels of 31105 mic pre's, 4 band EQ. 32 ch. monitor section. Right side patchbay. Flying Faders NOT included. The desk will have original NEVE P&G faders when sold. Serious inquiries only. Email- ponzutopia@aol.com Arrangements can be made for viewing in the Los Angeles area"