STUDIO D HISTORY

Originally used for re-mixing and mastering.

For the television show "Solid Gold," Studio D was used to produce tracks for Dionne Warwick, Frank Sinatra, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Roy Clark and Joe Piscopo.

Tracking and overdub capabilities. Entered through a 20' by 21' control room, two isolation chambers were set off on the left side. The main recording room was 28.5' by 34' with an 18.5' ceiling. Behind the main room were two more ISO booths, one 14' by 18' and the other 16' by 18'. Studio D also had a private lounge and bath.

Carpenters filmed two of their videos in Studio D, "Only Yesterday" and "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song."

Studio D was chosen for the 3M multi-track tape machine installed February 6, 1979. Herb Alpert tested the new equipment when he recorded his Rise album in 1979. He also recorded his Magic Man album in D.

STUDIO D EQUIPMENT

CONSOLE:

72-channel/144-input SSL SL 4072G
with Total Recall, G Series
Automation and E-Series EQ

TAPE MACHINES:

Studer A800 Multitracks
Ampex ATR-1045 four-track
Studer A820 (1/4-inch)
Studer A820 (1/2-inch) 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/Augsperger system

NEAR-FIELD MONITORING:

Yamaha NS-10Ms

OUTBOARD EQUIPMENT:

Comp/Limiter:

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

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, SPX-90

Delays/Effects:

AMS DMX
Lexicon PCM-42
Roland SDE-3000 (with AES Trig.)
T.C. Electronics 2290
Eventide 949

Gates/Proc:

Drawmer DS-201 gates
dbx Model 902 de-esser