Originally Posted by allencollins
I guess many 70's lps were recorded on them. From what Ive heard
they have the warmth of a neve and the punch of an API. I guess Toys in the Attic
was tracked and mixed on one. At least thats what Jay Messina told me via an email.
Also Some of Boston's first lp was done with spectr tronics I guess
Id love to get a pre or 2. I saw one on ebay last week
TONS of records from the 70's were done on spectrasonic boards! many studios had them including both Stax and Ardent, i believe...i have a pre/EQ, an 1108, i think it's called but when i hooked it up, it burst into flame, so i haven't had a chance to check out how the pre and eq sound personally but i WILL get it fixed soon and let you know...
but you WILL have maintainance issues, for sure on most any board of that age and from what i remember, the spectrasonics had some unique problems all their own. but if it's working and you can get it cheaply enough, i would recommend it purely on that fact that good records were made with it.
my 2 cents...