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Pictures of various control rooms
Old 1st March 2003
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Pictures of various control rooms

Hi,
I'm looking at doing a control room revamp but I'm not entirely happy with the design the architect has come up with, so I'm looking for some ideas to augment his. I've been in quite a few studios over the years but it would be great if there was a book or website that I could browse. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Of course, what might be even better would be floors plans.

DW
Old 2nd March 2003
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jon
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There are many studio websites and CR pix on the SSL site www.solid-state-logic.com

Here's one CR pic I just happen to have on my desktop.
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Old 2nd March 2003
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Motown 8-track studio
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Old 2nd March 2003
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this looks just great bob and i am kinda jealous that you had a good time during the golden age of " motown " .
i just love that kinda music .

i hope that you dont mind that i ask ,

what are you doing lately ???

i really would love to know ...
Old 2nd March 2003
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I'll print thoses, bob.

Was it already a Quad eight desk ???

malice
Old 2nd March 2003
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Here may be another control room picture...
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Old 2nd March 2003
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Dave I'm green with envymadd

Jo
Old 2nd March 2003
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Gearslut Steve Crittall at Jules' studio.

note: Ceiling suspended Royer SF12 overhead, and removed accoutic pannels transforming dead vocal booth into a live, concrete block "drum booth". See 2 x RPG bass traps in each back corner. Also ADAM SA4-C main monitors and finally, some shamefully untidy cables emenating from the "computer cupboard"!
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Old 2nd March 2003
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A visit from an A&R cat, listening intently to one of Jules' spec deal acts. New assistant engineer Tom lingers by the espresso machine.
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Old 2nd March 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by studjo
Dave I'm green with envymadd

Jo
Well, I still need a couch...
Old 2nd March 2003
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jon
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Forgive me, Bob, I thought you double-posted, and I deleted the first post...then realized that the two photos were not the same. My apologies.

Would you re-post the first pic for us all?

Question for Dave and Bob: What desks are in your photos?
Old 2nd March 2003
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Question for Dave and Bob: What desks are in your photos?
Mine is a 48 input D&R Cinemix; here should be another picture of the desk.
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Old 2nd March 2003
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Dave, if you needed to borrow some compressors, all you had to do was ask...
Old 3rd March 2003
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Dave,
All that beautiful gear in the rack and the logo that's most readable................Peavey heh
Seriously nice room.
Old 3rd March 2003
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This was the mix room.
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Old 3rd March 2003
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Dave I have 3 couches. I'll give you one and you give me some Ureis?rollz

Great to see your room. I have to take a few photos of mine. Actually my new avatar is my little console. A little brother of yours.

Good luck with your room. Jo
Old 3rd March 2003
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The Motown 8-track consoles were entirely home made. The studio console was tube and the mix room console, which was built around three years later was our first solid state except obviously for the built-in Studer C-37 mono and two-track machines.

These were the earliest consoles I know of that had multiple effects send pots and mute switches. In fact there was a separate mute switch for the program channel and the sends from that program channel so you could hear the signal dry or listen to just the reverb. The timers were an important part of production because the disk level for a 45 would drop like a rock if you went over three minutes. The mix console also had meters that could be turned off and the eight inputs were set in a removable panel that could be used upside down if you wanted the sound to get louder as you pulled the faders towards you. A switch under the panel triggered a relay that swapped the wiring around so they remained 1-8 left to right. The first eight of the now infamous "Motown Equalizers" were built to go with this mix console.

Currently I'm mastering CDs of a bewildering variety of music out of my home, looking for material for a few of my clients and having an absolute ball hanging out here in Nashville. I'm also producing one artist and am in the cheering section of a couple others including The Time Jumpers which is an absolutely stunning band that Carolyn Martin sings in. http://thetimejumpers.com/
Old 3rd March 2003
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WireWorld pictures coming up. They are about a year old, but then again studio pictures never stay new for longer than a week before something gets changed. The KRKs have long been exchanged for the ADAM S3As.



Old 3rd March 2003
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. . . one more . . .heh

Old 3rd March 2003
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jon
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Hey Michael, that's cheating.
Old 3rd March 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by Saucyjack
Dave,
All that beautiful gear in the rack and the logo that's most readable................Peavey
If it helps, when I'm sitting in the mix position, I can't see that logo...
Old 3rd March 2003
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Originally posted by Bob Olhsson

I'm also producing one artist and am in the cheering section of a couple others including The Time Jumpers which is an absolutely stunning band that Carolyn Martin sings in. http://thetimejumpers.com/
And I'm in the middle of doing the next Time Jumpers album, with the help of Bob's U67 on accordion. I'm also married to Carolyn.
Old 3rd March 2003
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Quote:
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Hey Michael, that's cheating.
I know, the lava lamps are not really in the control room heh

Actually there are some newer pictures in the March issue of MIX magazine, page 6, 33 and 159 rollz Now THAT is cheating
Old 3rd March 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by studjo
Dave I have 3 couches. I'll give you one and you give me some Ureis?

Well, it sounds like a good deal and and I appreciate it, but I actually don't have any Urie's - Just UA's and Purples...

Well, and some other stuff.
Old 3rd March 2003
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I know, the lava lamps are not really in the control room heh
Yeah, but at least you can see them through the window. As a Texan, it actually seems appropriate to me that I should have campfires or something burning, but somehow, I don't think that it would do the air conditioning any good. So I have to do without...
Old 3rd March 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by mwagener
I know, the lava lamps are not really in the control room heh

Actually there are some newer pictures in the March issue of MIX magazine, page 6, 33 and 159 rollz Now THAT is cheating
I knew it, Mixerman was recording "bitchslap" in your studio, thoses are his lavalamps, for sure heh

malice
Old 3rd March 2003
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Bob, (re: the Moog in the photo) was it for a Stevie session by any chance? heh
Old 3rd March 2003
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Michael,

Your studio is absolutely gorgeous! Do you have a website? Any pics of the tracking rooms? =)
Old 3rd March 2003
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Originally posted by BattleAngel
Michael,

Your studio is absolutely gorgeous! Do you have a website? Any pics of the tracking rooms? =)
Sorry, no website yet. Anybody want to trade studio time for setting up a website?
Old 3rd March 2003
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I could certainly give it a whack!!
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