This week was a sad one for music. Levon Helm passed away at the age of 71 from cancer. He had a great career which of course blossomed with Bob Dylans backing band and then a massive act in their own right “The Band“.
He was a multi instrumentalist, actor and singer who contributed a lot of the great vocals on “The Bands” work. He will sadly be missed by his many fans.
As a little tribute to the man I dedicate this weeks “recording Studio of the week” to him. He had his own studios which was the home of the “midnight rambles” live studio sessions.
Enjoy this small peak into Levon Helms studios as we remember him and the pleasure he brought to us.
Hi folks I felt that one of my earlier “recording studio’s of the week” Thomas Dolbys, didn’t have enough pictures to get accross the interesting aspects of this unique little studio . So now I’m about to remedy this.
His studio if you read my earlier blog is built in an old boat , a converted 1930′s lifeboat that used to be named the SS Queen Ann.
For his recordings apparently Thomas uses a Millenia STT-1 channel strip and a PreSonus FireStudio rack-mounted, very good… (info thanks to Thomas Dolbys blog).
I’ve added many more pictures and video footage. It really is a great little studio and one that once again I envy.
Thomas Dolby and the Nutmeg - thank you BBC Suffolk for the picture.
Another shot of Thomas Dolby and his Nutmeg. Thanks again to BBC Suffolk for the picture.
The ususal screens that we all need for our music making these days.
Some of The Nutmegs outboard gear ("outboard", sounds boat like doesn't it).
Nord Lead 3 synth.
Access Virus TI Polar synth.
Ahoy there me synthys.
Footage of Thomas Dolbys studio.
This is a trailer for the online alternative reality game ‘A Map of the Floating City’ which is also the name of Thomas Dolby’s last album in 2011.
There, I hope that has given you a better appreciation of Thomas Dolby’s fab little studio. Long may he sail in her. Thanks once again to BBC Suffolk for a couple of these pictures and others variously obtained including from this site “Synthgear”. Much appreciated.
This was passed on to me by a friend, it is quite funny. If you ever wondered what Facebook, Google, Twitter etc would have looked like in the 90’s (you haven’t? OK, well, anyways) what this guy has put together will, at least, make you laugh a little.
Karlheinz Stockhausen who died in 2007 was one of the most (in my opinion) important composers of the 20th century. His work with composition and electronic music is legendary and for this weeks recording studio of the week I have put together quite a few images of him at work.
These photos I consider truly classic and anyone who appreciates electronics will gaze with envy at the equipment on show here, enjoy this little collection. Thank you to the various contributors of these photos.
Stockhausen in his studio
A later shot of Stockhausen in his studio
Stockhausen in his studio - what a synth
Stockhausen in his studio a more recent shot
Stockhausen in a live concert possibly
Stockhausen in his studio in 1991
Stockhausens studio - what a collection of electronics
Stockhausen in his studio love the style, the tie, oh and the gear
Stockhausen in his studio the BBC look
A nice colour studio shot of Stockhausen
Well I hope you have enjoyed these photos as much as I did, a wonderful composer.