Werner wrote:it's Crucial Bunny, he's correctly identified on some of the other photos.
That makes sense, thanks Werner, didn't notice that
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Chocolate Soldier wrote:In the pics it looks to me like the recorders are from left to right:
Ampex AG-440 with 4 track electronics/headstack (1/4 or 1/2 inch prolly)
Studer A-80 tape deck with 4 track electronics/headstack (1/4 , 1/2, 1 inch tape?)
Ampex AG-440 1/4 / or 1/2 inch 2 track
All classic killer-sounding decks.
It is possible that the 2 x 4 tracks were run together in sync to make 8. I wonder if they did that?
In the pics when the guy is trancing out mixing it looks like there's reels on all the machines.
On the desk it looks like he's using 6 faders for the mix so could suggest they recorded on 6 channels...
assuming any fx returns aren't going to those faders. Perhaps one of the 4 trks was getting used for tape delay.
(In later Channel One pics it looks like they had an Ampex MM1200 16 track on 2 inch tape. Maybe early 80's era.)
jb welda wrote:>In the pics when the guy is trancing out mixing it looks like there's reels on all the machines.
"the guy" is i roy, listening to his own music according to the caption.
Primitive Don wrote:Sure! Having an API and a MCI 16-track was like having a major label studio in LA at that time. $38,000 was a STAGGERING sum. Plus, there's an old Channel One pic showing Billy Boyo and Little Harry, each miked up with a Neumann LDC. As you know, the cost of pro gear adds up quickly!