The Studio Project, Part Three

We’ve arrived in Los Angeles and unloaded a van full of vintage studio gear into our shop … now it’s time to get down to business! This is a major project: rebuilding a Soundcraft TS-24 that has been in many pieces for years and had just been driven across the country in a van … from unpacking all the bubble-wrapped components to the first signal through the desk!

The console reassembly represents the biggest project, but there’s also the JUPITER-6 and JUNO-106, and the Kurzweil, among other pieces of fine old gear that haven’t been powered up in well over a decade. What’s going to happen? Continue reading →

The Studio Project, Part Two

We had a van full of vintage recording studio equipment; we had to get from New England to Los Angeles. This was a serious mission (failure could be very expensive!) but we were determined to have some fun and exploration (including seeking out some proper breweries) along the way.

The itinerary was as follows: from New Hampshire to Connecticut to pick up a few more items (including Amy’s grandfather’s vintage kick drum). Then a big push to Nashville, and Dallas. Next up was Marfa, Texas where we planned to stay for a day or two. Finally, Santa Fe to Monument Valley and down to LA …  Continue reading →