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Albums Recorded on a Stephens 40 Track? Equalisers (HW)
Old 15th December 2010
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Albums Recorded on a Stephens 40 Track?

Hi there i was wondering what well known albums were recorded on a Stephens 40 channel 2" analog recorder? GT.
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Ok i have been reading Roy Thomas Baker used one on Queen? Any other albums?
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Albums RTB produced by Journey and The Cars
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I think Todd Rundgren used to own a couple
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Old 20th December 2010
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I think Todd only had a 16 track Stephens. There were very few of the 40 tracks. I think Leon Russell had a couple at one point. They also made a 32 track btw as well as 4 tracks and 8 track decks.

I owned a 16 track as well as several 24 track stephens, a 4 track and a few 8 tracks, and they were great sounding decks tho somewhat tough to keep running well , and almost no one could work on them even in LA. I finally gave in and bought a Studer 827 and a Sony 3324s DASH machine which we would lock together using Lynx syncros . Then it was two 827's or a sony 3348 - 48 track digital. Now of course its pro-tools tho I still have two Studers, a Scully 3/ 4 track , an Ampex ATR 102 and a 351 2 track.

The Stephens couldn't reliably sync to another deck so after storing them for a few years I finally sold them off.
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Last time I chatted with Brian Roth a few months ago, he was just finishing up service on a 40 track machine for Leon Russell, so I think he still has one.

Cheers,

Otto
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