STUDIO B HISTORY

With 20,000 cubic feet, Studio B had tracking and overdub facilities, this is the studio Herb Alpert patterned after Gold Star. Studio B was accessed through an 18' by 19' control room. It had two small ISO booths, one on each side of the control room. The main recording room was 20' by 30'.

Carole King recorded her Tapestry and Music albums in A&M Studio B. Among other artists to mix albums in Studio B are Bruce Springsteen's Unplugged and Melissa Etheridge's self-titled album.

Karen and Richard Carpenter filmed their video of "Hurting Each Other" in Studio B.

A private lounge and a very large crystal Herb Alpert found completed the studio.

STUDIO B EQUIPMENT

CONSOLE:

56-channel, 112-input SSL SL 6056E
with Total Recall and G-Series Automation

TAPE MACHINES:

Studer A800 Multitracks
Studer A820
Ampex ATR-102 two-tracks
Two TimeLine Lynx synchronizers

MIXDOWN/REFERENCE:

A&M proprietary A-to-D and D-to-A
converters
Sony PCM-7010 Timecode DAT
Panasonic SV-3700 DAT
Phillips CD player
Tascom Model 122 Mk III cassettes

MAIN MONITORS:

Custom A&M/Van Haaff systems with
Pioneer/TAD components

NEAR FIELD MONITORING:

Yamaha NS-10Ms

OUTBOARD EQUIPMENT:

Compressor/Limiter:

Fairchild 670
UREI LA-2a, LA-3 and 1176
dbx Model 160 and Model 160x
Neve 32264a

Mic Pre-amps/EQ:

Neve Model 1073 Modules
Pultec EQP-1A3, EQP-1A and EQH-2
GML Model 8200

Reverb/Effects:

Eventide H-3500
Lexicon 480L, PCM-80 and PCM-70
AMS RMX-16
Yamaha 990, Rev 5, Rev 7 and SPX-90

Delays/Effects:

AMS DMX
Lexicon PCM-42
Roland SDE-3000
TC Electronics 2290
Eventide 949

Gates/Proc:

Drawmer DS-201 gates
dbx Model 902 de-esser