Re: Sound Techniques Thread (A Range Amp etc)
« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2019, 07:07:14 AM »
Works for me? *drool*
Doesn´t work for me too, that was something else I downloaded before ::)
Thanks!

OK, thanks.  No idea what I did wrong other than being an idiot? I'll remove the posts... 
But I found a sales listing from a coupla years ago that actually has the same 3 pics I posted and more, so,

Linkee:   https://reverb.com/uk/item/7934042-1971-sound-techniques-console-original-cts-wembley-studio-1


Re: Sound Techniques Thread (A Range Amp etc)
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2019, 09:58:14 PM »
Here's a porn pic showing how Danny, the new owner and caretaker of the 'Sound Techniques' brand, handled the racking of a pair of original Soho studio modules complete with quadrant faders and Ernest Turner meters.
This has been a long missing link in UK desk evolution and I'd like to support what he's done to make it happen and keep it going.   I've no idea if he has more of this rare original stuff available and I imagine the new desk design takes up tons of time and effort so...
Any road:

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Re: Sound Techniques Thread (A Range Amp etc)
« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2020, 11:43:14 PM »
Thank you so much for bringing this is John.
I didn't know about these consoles, they look awesome.

Input modules insides look a lot like Helios modules.

I thought most of Led Zeppelin IV was recorded with the RSM truck fitted with an Helios
Were the recordings cut through a Sound Technics console the ones that were done at Island Records' Basing Street Studios?

Thanks
« Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 09:00:38 PM by Whoops »

Re: Sound Techniques Thread (A Range Amp etc)
« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2020, 12:27:24 PM »
 All I know I is: 
For Led Zeppelin IV,  a Sound Techniques A Range  was used for the 1st mixes done by Jimmy and Andy Johns at Sunset Sound.   
As you say, most tracking was with the RSM Helios, with further tracking done at Island's Basing Street which I've always understood that to have also had a Helios desk.  I'd be interested in other info myself
Cheers  :)

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Re: Sound Techniques Thread (A Range Amp etc)
« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2020, 08:57:57 PM »
All I know I is: 
For Led Zeppelin IV,  a Sound Techniques A Range  was used for the 1st mixes done by Jimmy and Andy Johns at Sunset Sound.   

ohhh, I didn't know that.   :(
not a good credit though, it should not be used by the new Sound Techniques company.
So it seems that Led Zeppelin IV was Recorded with Helios consoles  (RSM and Island) and mixed in an Helios (Island)
Only one song stayed from the Sunset Sound mixing sessions, all the others had to be remixed at Island.

Andy Johns interview:

"It all sounded great at Sunset but the only mix that got used was When The Levee Breaks. That, for some reason turned out alright. But we did this playback at Olympic Studios in London and it wasn't the greatest place to hold a playback session. I should have chosen Island. Anyway the first song goes by and it doesn't sound very good at all. Jimmy and I are sitting on the floor with heads in our hands going 'What the hell is this?' Then we played the next one and the next one… and it all sounded 'orrible.

"The other three guys were turning round and giving us funny looks. 'What's happened here?' If it had been anyone else I would have been booted off the project there and then. Jimmy said: 'Well, that's not very good is it? Let's go back to Island where we should have been in the first place. We'll mix it there.'"


You must have been devastated?

"My bottle had gone and obviously I was shattered. The previous stuff I'd done at Sunset had come out Jim Dandy and was really good. I thought Sunset was a cool place but they had changed the room since I was last there. I don't know what happened. So we went back to Island and re-mixed Zeppelin IV although we still used the Levee Breaks mix from Sunset. But it had all cost a few bob, flying us over there to LA and staying at the Hyatt House. And I know that Bonzo was furious about it."

https://www.musicradar.com/news/drums/andy-johns-on-the-secrets-behind-the-led-zeppelin-iv-sessions-586533


Andy Johns never worked with Led Zeppelin after this event
« Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 09:04:51 PM by Whoops »

Re: Sound Techniques Thread (A Range Amp etc)
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2020, 06:36:29 AM »
OK that jives with what I understood of things, thanks. 

Yep I suppose it isn't a major credit for Sound Techniques to be using but, playing devil's advocate, it's very possible they (S.T.) weren't aware which  mixes were used from the stint @ Sunset.   

 As a point of interest, it'd be interesting to hear those Sunset mixes 50 years on, if we could pry them out of Jimmy's hands  ;)

 
 

pahstah

Re: Sound Techniques Thread (A Range Amp etc)
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2020, 09:19:03 AM »
on YT you can find the sunset sound mixes of stairway and rock'n'roll

Re: Sound Techniques Thread (A Range Amp etc)
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2020, 03:49:53 PM »
on YT you can find the sunset sound mixes of stairway and rock'n'roll

 Great, thanks for the heads up. 
I'm off to Barcelona for a week so can't listen critically until I get back but will do so just as soon as...
Looking forward to it  :)
Cheers.
 

Re: Sound Techniques Thread (A Range Amp etc)
« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2020, 05:27:49 PM »
Since this thread had a resurgence, here's a picture that Danny of new Sound Techniques sent a while ago which I forgot to post.   It's a  ZR 8:2  prototype/demo unit which, last I heard, was at Capitol Studio A.   
I had to compress the image to allow it to be posted so, not the highest resolution. 
Very f**king sexy in my opinion!

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Re: Sound Techniques Thread (A Range Amp etc)
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2020, 09:40:37 PM »
Since this thread had a resurgence, here's a picture that Danny of new Sound Techniques sent a while ago which I forgot to post.   It's a  ZR 8:2  prototype/demo unit which, last I heard, was at Capitol Studio A.   

Seem to be really cool,
thanks John

I had to compress the image to allow it to be posted so, not the highest resolution. 

It's better just to resize it, try it next time.
If you resize it the picture will be smaller but with a good resolution.
If you compress it , it will have a huge size but with bad resolution


 

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