It would be great if we could start a database for every commercially released song or album that we know for sure was mixed on a certain console/s.
I suppose `classic` or well known tracks would be a better read and would make the list more managable but lesser known artists/tracks would also be interesting.
After a while I or maybe someone with better web skills could start to draw up a table of the whole thing. Here`s a list of what we could include:
1. Desk, could include summing boxes as well
2. Studio it was recrded in, put private if it wasn`t in a commercial place or unknown
4. Song name
5. Which format recorded on to, if known + on what recording device
6. Brief proof comment of how you know this information e.g `because I mixed it ! `, or you`re the artist or maybe you read it in the credits etc
7. Other useful comments including any other desks or summers used, side cars + useful web links relating to your post.
What do you think ?
I would personally find it VERY interesting.
If you have better ideas of what to put in the list please feel free to speak up but maybe at the same time keep putting desk info in at the same time so the thread doesn`t stagnate.
I`d like the emphasis to be on desks, If you don`t know the other information leave it blank, maybe someone else can fill it in.
I`ll start it off:
1.Desk - Helios 24 channel
2.Studio - Strawberry studios
4.Song - I`m not in love
5.Format -tape. 16 track Studer
6.Proof - Sound on Sound article
7.Comment - Dick Swettenham designed desk,624 vocal overdubs!
Link - CLASSIC TRACKS: 10cc 'I'm Not In Love'
It would be great if this is a success, I`d love to look up a desk and see all the songs that used it.