pahstah

Helios Consoles Footage
« on: May 03, 2020, 12:39:17 PM »
A thread for Helios footage  ;D


pahstah

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2020, 12:40:12 PM »
Vashti Bunian, Olympic? Glynn?

https://youtu.be/JZ-RLaHSCA0

pahstah

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2020, 12:51:11 PM »

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2020, 01:08:07 PM »
RSM

https://youtu.be/k4_BUIM7gY0

It's really nice to see an interview with the late John Leimseider in this clip :)
 
Jeffrey Toobin: "This is the most embarrassing week ever."

Rudy Giuliani: "Hold my pants..."

TwentyTrees

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2020, 01:48:33 PM »
I really love this interview with Pete Tattersall, working in Strawberry Studios on the big red Helios with the Bay City Rollers:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb4k2LYV-MU

(Video's not the best quality, but I'm just happy it exists at all!)

pahstah

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2020, 01:50:59 PM »
« Last Edit: May 03, 2020, 05:43:33 PM by pahstah »

pahstah

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2020, 02:03:58 PM »
The Manor, later Helios desk. the one with four band eq I think.

https://youtu.be/ne35P7kbucs

pahstah

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2020, 02:10:41 PM »
Strawberry Studios - Martin Hannett - 1980

black Helios desk, I don't know is its a four band eq version or "classic" passive eq version, but it seems to have more subgroups or buses than the red console

https://youtu.be/XI-w7LjSNi4

pahstah

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2020, 05:20:08 PM »
You'll love me for this one  ;D

https://youtu.be/rNFvzWRuZqg

pahstah

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2020, 05:42:19 PM »
I really love this interview with Pete Tattersall, working in Strawberry Studios on the big red Helios with the Bay City Rollers:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb4k2LYV-MU

(Video's not the best quality, but I'm just happy it exists at all!)

Thanks


Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2020, 09:06:26 PM »
Olympic

https://youtu.be/n-g40lmDZKU

Yep. With Dick Swettenham himself operating the tape machine.
Jeffrey Toobin: "This is the most embarrassing week ever."

Rudy Giuliani: "Hold my pants..."

pahstah

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2020, 06:01:32 AM »
I've found this version of XTC at the Manor edited by Tony Arnold.

[urlhttps://youtu.be/EeJf8r8wA1k][/url]

Rob Flinn

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2020, 06:13:40 AM »
regards Rob

pahstah

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2020, 07:00:25 AM »
Thank you Rob.

i have question: looking at the meters of the console at min 4:55 i perceive that their movement is unusual, their needles don't fall after the peak and stay kind of in the middle. maybe is right this way, but i'm used to see the needles bounce to a greater range in my experience. what do you think? i'm completely imaging this?

ruffrecords

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2020, 08:32:06 AM »
Thank you Rob.

i have question: looking at the meters of the console at min 4:55 i perceive that their movement is unusual, their needles don't fall after the peak and stay kind of in the middle. maybe is right this way, but i'm used to see the needles bounce to a greater range in my experience. what do you think? i'm completely imaging this?

That is because they are PPMs.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

pahstah

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2020, 02:48:08 PM »
That is because they are PPMs.

Cheers

Ian

Thank you Ian, now I understand why. And why do you think they made the decision to put PPM instead of VU meters in that console? Client request?

ruffrecords

Re: Helios Consoles Footage
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2020, 06:06:14 PM »
Thank you Ian, now I understand why. And why do you think they made the decision to put PPM instead of VU meters in that console? Client request?

Most likely. A lot would depend on the type of music to be recorded. For pop/rock you do not mind the extra punch you get by driving tape hard so a VU meter is probably adequate. If you care about distortion then a PPM allows you to see the real peaks. This generally means you end up recording at a lower level which can bring noise problems but by then Dolby A was common so it was much less of an issue.

The first console I did for Pete Townsend was an extension of his existing Neve one at Ell Pie studios. When I got there to talk to him about it I was surprised to see it was fitted with PPMs. This probably explains the better than average attack to Keith Moon's drums on many of the tracks recorded there.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'


 

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