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Sam Feine

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So many knobs
« on: February 11, 2013, 04:08:07 pm »

Gizmodo just put up this gallery which could be of interest.

http://gizmodo.com/5962074/11-amazing-soundboards-for-your-listening-pleasure

They are all studio boards but still, all the pretty knobs.
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gordonmcgregor

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Re: So many knobs
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 06:12:22 pm »

Gizmodo just put up this gallery which could be of interest.

http://gizmodo.com/5962074/11-amazing-soundboards-for-your-listening-pleasure

They are all studio boards but still, all the pretty knobs.

The BBC Maida Vale photo I think is actually the Radiophoic Workshop it's closed now but there was a lot of pioneering sound generation and synth work done there,it's also where several Yamaha DMP7s lived right till the bitter end not many knobs on them :) G
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Lee Brenkman

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Re: So many knobs
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 08:27:49 pm »

Gizmodo just put up this gallery which could be of interest.

http://gizmodo.com/5962074/11-amazing-soundboards-for-your-listening-pleasure

They are all studio boards but still, all the pretty knobs.

Love all the WEM PA speakers in the picture with the "Top of the Pops" consoles
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Re: So many knobs
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 07:36:30 am »

In the Royal College of Music section, Tristram Cary - he with the beard and specs - was the co-designer of the EMS (Electronic Music Studios) VCS3/SynthiA/Synthi AKS along with David Cockerell & Peter Zinovieff.
In the BBC Section, the large format desk in the background looks to be a custom WEM Audiomaster (sharing the same knobs as the original) - although I have never seen one before, WEM produced a lot of custom stuff in the sixties/seventies. Which would mean the small desk in the foreground (Calrec or Alice, perhaps) would be the broadcast desk - not as crazy as it would seem as all the bands (usually) mimed along to backing tracks, so a dozen input channels would certainly suffice. However, the location appears to be a music store so what a BBC desk is doing there I don't know.
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Re: So many knobs
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 04:10:55 pm »

Gizmodo just put up this gallery which could be of interest.

http://gizmodo.com/5962074/11-amazing-soundboards-for-your-listening-pleasure

They are all studio boards but still, all the pretty knobs.

Is it just me, or do the pictures of the first board look like pictures of a small scale model?  Something about the photography feels weird. I'm not saying it's faked/shooped, just curious if anybody else sees it.


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Woody Nuss

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Re: So many knobs
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 05:32:39 pm »

Just reading the thread title, I thought this was a review of the Grammy telecast.
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Jim Turner

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Re: So many knobs
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 06:30:57 pm »

Just reading the thread title, I thought this was a review of the Grammy telecast.

LOL!
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Re: So many knobs
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 07:07:08 pm »

Just reading the thread title, I thought this was a review of the Grammy telecast.

Woody, Woody?
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Re: So many knobs
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 02:58:45 pm »

Kratftwerk's studio has a DEC PDP-8E, with an RK05 disk, and a DEC Tape.  I was servicing these from the mid 70's though the mid-90's. 

I'm  guessing that the exposed wiring side of the backplane underneath the PDP contained D-to-A converters and 'other' I/O.  I wonder how they utilized it?

-Dennis



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Re: So many knobs
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2013, 05:17:46 pm »

The WEM stuff looks as though it's actually in Watkins music shop, probably some sort of publicity thing I have my suspicions that the big console was one of the ones he built for the festivals like the infamous Isle of Wight gig the little console is probably the only one that was used in the BBC.
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