iampoor1

What kind of mixing console is this?
« on: September 27, 2020, 07:11:25 AM »
3rd from last Picture. Any ideas?

https://www.mmone.org/longview-farm-studio/


ruffrecords

Re: What kind of mixing console is this?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2020, 10:25:55 AM »
Judging by the colour and the upright piano style shape my guess would be Helios.

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Ian
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living sounds

Re: What kind of mixing console is this?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2020, 11:22:48 AM »
Looks like a Trident A Range.


According to this website they had one:
https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/st3billycobhamdrums/?L=PT

iomegaman

Re: What kind of mixing console is this?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2020, 12:56:06 PM »
Looks like a Trident A Range.


According to this website they had one:
https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/st3billycobhamdrums/?L=PT

This is backed up by a little internet sleuthing:

"Long View Farm has a second studio in The Farmhouse, equipped with a Trident A Range console, Otari 24-track and Studer 2-track machines and large live room with a Baldwin Baby Grand."

from here: Prosoundnetworkarchives


Although upon second glance the Helios idea seems possible as well...the color scheme does not seem to match Trident A range...
« Last Edit: September 27, 2020, 01:11:27 PM by iomegaman »
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pucho812

Re: What kind of mixing console is this?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2020, 04:05:36 PM »
Ok I see an old neve and I see the trident a-range both of which are not the third from last photo.
 That is a mystery console. Maybe a Helios, that’s my guess.
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.

ruffrecords

Re: What kind of mixing console is this?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2020, 04:43:34 PM »
Ok I see an old neve and I see the trident a-range both of which are not the third from last photo.
 That is a mystery console. Maybe a Helios, that’s my guess.

I agree, that is definitely not a Trident A range. They have a much more gentle slope.



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'

Joechris

musicians vary +/-9dB depending on mood, drugs, and line-voltage. (PRR)

iomegaman

Re: What kind of mixing console is this?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2020, 06:30:48 PM »
Is it a API?
Same as this?
https://www.mojo4music.com/articles/23391/stevie-wonder-to-play-songs-in-the-key-of-life-in-london

It certainly looks like that console, as another Stevie Wonder picture confirms (would be the console in Crystal Sound Hollywood for Songs in the key of life)...but how did you determine it was an API?
Since the development of the internet millions of people have died, the two may or may not be related.

kpearsall

Re: What kind of mixing console is this?
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2020, 06:47:32 PM »
Yes definitely no A-Range. and I also agree that to me it looks like a brownface helios console loaded with Type 78 modules.

Joechris

Re: What kind of mixing console is this?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2020, 06:51:34 PM »
Iomegaman, Im just guessing...the round fader knobs, the layout..Anyone know what console was used in Crystal sound in 75?
musicians vary +/-9dB depending on mood, drugs, and line-voltage. (PRR)


iomegaman

Re: What kind of mixing console is this?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2020, 06:57:35 PM »
Iomegaman, Im just guessing...the round fader knobs, the layout..Anyone know what console was used in Crystal sound in 75?

Well the thing that made me agree with you here is the meter layout, its identical to the one from the farm studio...Neve meters were much shorter...I believe Helios were more "rounded"...besides the Stevie Wonder pic has the patchbay at the right top corner just like the other farm pic.

I think the lighting form the farm studio is misleading...it seems to indicate a silver type console surface I think its reflection rather than indication.
Since the development of the internet millions of people have died, the two may or may not be related.

Winetree

Re: What kind of mixing console is this?
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2020, 08:26:57 PM »
Back on the 80's, I was working with an artist doing vocal overdubs.
The basic tracks were recorded at Crystal Sound. The tracks were clear and were very punchy sounding.
I asked what console was use and was told it was a custom built console. I didn't ask any further.

pucho812

Re: What kind of mixing console is this?
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2020, 11:02:26 PM »
Back on the 80's, I was working with an artist doing vocal overdubs.
The basic tracks were recorded at Crystal Sound. The tracks were clear and were very punchy sounding.
I asked what console was use and was told it was a custom built console. I didn't ask any further.
Crystal sound studios had crystal industries which made their custom desks and were designed by Andrew Berliner.

Here is a good write up on crystal
http://www.soundoctor.com/crystal/index.htm
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.

boji

Re: What kind of mixing console is this?
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2020, 01:58:47 PM »
Cool read, thank you!

kpearsall

Re: What kind of mixing console is this?
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2020, 08:22:56 AM »


 

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