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name that console (Basing St Studio 1974)
Old 4th March 2018
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name that console (Basing St Studio 1974)

I cant believe i just discovered the band Sparks.... Anyone know what this console would be from 1974 at Basing St Studios London? Helios, Trident??
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Old 4th March 2018
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Helios !!
Was it not the Island Studios ??
Old 4th March 2018
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It was Island Records studio...and later became Sarm West of course.

Helios - Various Consoles

In 1969 I (Dick Swettenham) was 'head-hunted' to equip the new studios of Chris Blackwell's Island Records in Basing Street, London. To do the work, Helios Electronics Ltd was established in Teddington, Middlesex. When leading pop record people saw what was being built for Island, orders flooded in: the Beatles' Apple Studios in Savile Row complete design and equipment of the first big mobile recording unit for the Rolling Stones consoles for The Manor and the Town House for Richard Branson's Virgin Records and so on.
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And here: It's Full of Stars: Basing Treat

Also see the article in the great book "The great British recording studios" by Howard Massey.
A lot of valuable information about British recording studio history written in 358 pages !

Last edited by SP2016; 5th March 2018 at 10:23 AM.. Reason: added information
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