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Basing street Helios for sale. Channel Strip Plugins
Old 19th November 2018
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Basing street Helios for sale.

Bonhams : The HeliosCentric Helios console: Constructed in 1996 through an amalgamation of part of the Island Records Basing Street Studio 2 Helios Console (1970-1974) used by artists such as; Led Zeppelin to record their 'Album IV' which includes the timeless hit "Stairway To Heaven", and Bob Marley & The Wailers to record the albums 'Burnin' and 'Catch a Fire'; with the other part being from Alvin Lee's Helios console from Space Studios (1973-1979); with the final construction installed at HeliosCentric Studios (1996-present),

Figured this might interest some of you here.

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The HeliosCentric Helios console: Constructed in 1996 through an amalgamation of part of the Island Records Basing Street Studio 2 Helios Console (1970-1974) used by artists such as; Led Zeppelin to record their 'Album IV' which includes the timeless hit "Stairway To Heaven", and Bob Marley & The Wailers to record the albums 'Burnin' and 'Catch a Fire'; with the other part being from Alvin Lee's Helios console from Space Studios (1973-1979); with the final construction installed at HeliosCentric Studios (1996-present),
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Old 19th November 2018
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Straight to a hedge fund owners private studio I’m guessing
Old 19th November 2018
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Would they take a kidney? I'm willing to give one up.
Old 19th November 2018
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Would they take a kidney? I'm willing to give one up.
but then you have to add 25% buyers premium plus 20% VAT on top of all of that, so it's almost a kidney and a half....
Old 19th November 2018
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Fantastic.
Needs to be in a working studio.
Old 19th November 2018
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I think the silly margins and taxes that are applied from a auction house here, sadly make it unaffordable for someone to put back into a working studio.

I mean who wouldn’t want to work on the “stairway” console??
Old 19th November 2018
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Knopfler has a Redd, a TG and a vintage Neve.
The studio is in use most days.
Old 19th November 2018
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but then you have to add 25% buyers premium plus 20% VAT on top of all of that, so it's almost a kidney and a half....
A kidney and one lobe of my liver, that's my final offer.
Old 19th November 2018
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Knopfler has a Redd, a TG and a vintage Neve.
The studio is in use most days.
True.. but he has significantly deeper pockets than most. And prolly offsets the costs with his own productions etc.

Just this evening I read about State Of The Ark closing down and with it goes another classic studio with a great mic kit and an all important EMI TG console.

Mmmmmm TG drum tones
Old 19th November 2018
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Funny story. Rolling Stones recorded on the Basing Street console but Ron Wood wasn't in the band at that time. However he recorded in Alvin Lee's Space Studios which is the other half of the console you have the whole Stones collection so to speak.
Old 16th December 2018
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SOLD!

For £112,500 GBP ($141,807 USD)

Anyone here buy It?

Noel Gallagher?
Old 17th December 2018
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I wish it was me.
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