October 14, 2005

Hard-Core Gear Porn Friday!!!

by Chris Randall
 

Yup, it's Friday already, and you know what that means! What follows are 3 photos that are from what I believe is the now-defunct Pacific Coast Productions. Don't quote me on that, and if I'm mistaken, I'll gladly print a correction. Yet another example of some really, really fine synths running through not one, not two, but three Mackie boards. (At least the D8B is sorta okay, I guess, in a weird kind of way.) Ranting aside, on with the pr0n...





Here's a nice view of the Central Command Area of this gorgeous room. The CS80 and the business end of a Waldorf Wave (don't see those two often) hold pride of place, and you can also see an Andromeda, a Supernova, and a nice fat Obie, among the other usual suspects.





Facing the other direction, we see the Waldof Wave in all its glory. To its left we see the Holy Trinity of analog polysynths: Prophet 5, Memorymoog, and the mighty Jupiter 8. There's some other shit there but who really cares with those four in the picture. On Monosynth Row, we see a Minimoog, an ARP 2600, and that rarest of birds, a clear Gleeman Pentaphonic. (Yeah, you're gonna see that at a pawn shop.)





Here's another angle on the whole shootin' match. I'm given to understand that most of these synths have found new homes, and that's a good thing, because this is just a little too much for me, knowing these beauties were all sitting in one place.

 
 
 

7 comments:

 
 

 
Oct.14.2005 @ 1:20 AM
Tom
Damn, Waldorf Waves are HUGE!
 
 

 
Oct.14.2005 @ 3:02 AM
nutkin
I have often wondered about the best high quality small mixer for sub-mixing keyboards etc on. Do you have any feelings about what might be worthy for this job? One of the smaller Allen and Heath's? Maybe a DIY solution?

Rob

 
 

 
Oct.14.2005 @ 10:11 AM
b.phenix

A used Speck SSM would be a very nice keyboard mixer. Can be found for about $1000 nowadays but they are not super common.

Speck also makes newer line mixers would do the trick nicely depending on your routing needs.

The A&H (16:2, Gl2000, etc) are better than Mackie but only incrementally so.

 
 

 
Oct.14.2005 @ 10:19 AM
neB
WOW...what a wonderous land of happiness...

mmmmm.......

 
 

 
Oct.14.2005 @ 11:03 AM
Chris Randall
I think for the money, I would have said the Midas Venice series, but that Toft console that just came out kind of blew that plan out of the water. The new Speck X-Sum is good for submixing a shitload of keys for not much money. The Trident S100 if you don't have a lot of inputs.

If you'll look at the third photo, you'll see this guy isn't completely off his rocker. There's a TL Audio tube 8-channel board in the very corner of the room, next to the Nord Lead.

But the Speck SSM is simply the best thing going for a mostly electronic studio, as b.phenix pointed out.

-CR

 
 

 
Oct.14.2005 @ 2:22 PM
whiteboysushi
That bastard... he even has good monitors!
 
 

 
Oct.14.2005 @ 6:05 PM
synthetic
I would just settle for a room with that much wood. OK, and the CS-80. The Wave would be nice too... oh just forget it.

He also has (had?) a Bosendorfer Imperial Grand, in case you didn't hate him enough already. And a DX-1, Matrix 12, Prophet VS...

 
 

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