Sound Techniques was one of the key London studios from the mid-60s to the early 70s. It’s where the Syd Barrett-led Pink Floyd recorded “Arnold Layne b/w Candy and a Currant Bun” (the greatest debut single in history!) and where the Julie Dyble-era Fairport Convention recorded their first lp (the finest non-Byrds folk-rock LP ever?). The studio used a nice console of its own design. It was impressive enough that they ended up getting into the business of selling consoles to other studios like De Lane Lea and Trident in London as well as Sunset and Electra in LA. A rather fine array of artists ended recording with these desks.

One of the principal designers, and Sound Techniques co-founder, Geoff Frost has kindly started putting up videos where he lectures on mixer design. These are the three available so far:

 

One Response to “Geoff Frost of Sound Techniques on how to design a mixer”

  1. The Bottle Garden » Blog Archive » Talkie Talk: Motion Picture Sound Engineering (the Bible of Pro Audio circa 1938) Says:

    […] you watched Geoff Frost’s mixer design lectures, he kept harkening back to the ’30s concepts; they’re all spelled out in this book. […]

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