Next to the people in The Road to Record documentary film and book, the recording consoles come next. These vintage recording consoles always have been and are my favorite subject to talk about when it comes to recording studios.
Thus when the names Solid State Logic, Neve, Trident, API, Neotek and Sphere come up, I just get plain excited. Almost to the point where it’s hard for me to think about anything else, let alone focus on writing or current projects. Maybe it’s just me but these older vintage consoles just have something about them that says sit here and see what happens!
Duncan Rowe at Sphere Consoles in Nashville Tennessee happened to share this pic and information about a console he has(had). By the time you read this it will most likely be sold and living in some engineer’s or musician’s facility. This SSL 4040E/G+ is vintage circa 1985. It has Black 242 EQ, Automation in Super clean condition and just looks like it’s ready to work.
There’s so much more to share with you in the coming weeks and months. Within weeks we’ll be capturing content in Seattle at Elektrokitty, Robert Lang Studios and with engineer/producer Tom Hall in Kirkland, Washington. We’ll also be interviewing Kevin Boyd who is going to share his tragic studio story that includes a Neve that dates back to the late 1980s and early 1990s.
It’s been so much fun reconnecting with people from years past and I know you are going to enjoy their stories as much as I have.