Studio A may have been
the world's most homey recording studio. It was located in the
basement of the Main Street Music building at 102 East Main
Here's the Soundcraft
Series II 24x8 Console (c 1978) on the stand that I built. The
extra tilt and arm rest made mixing much easier. The top-mounted
processing rack was very handy. The Series II was not the best
built board around. Minor repairs were needed so often that I kept
the bottom off of the thing.
You may have noticed that the monitors are in the corners, and that
there are a number of guitars hanging around the room. Two examples of
my not knowing what I was doing. (Regrettably, I had everyone
convinced that I knew my stuff).
Here's another of my
home made racks. My Teac 5500 1/4 track (c 1974) is on the
top. (It has been broken since 1980. Have to fix that,
one of these days.) On the left of the rack is the Tascam 80-8
1/2" eight track (what a piece of crap). On the right is
the Tascam 25-2 1/2 track. I have had it since about '82. It
does not sound too bad if you turn off the DBX noise reduction and run
it at 7.5 ips instead of 15ips. (My uncle's Vietnam era Teac
A-6010 sounds better though.) The shelf below the machines was
very handy for editing. The bottom of the rack houses the power
amps for the monitors and studio headphones.