to the studio was next to my office.
The studio itself was quite
interesting as it was basically a room
built inside of a room. Therefore when you first walked into
the studio door there would be a passage way that
circumvented the studio itself.
The entrance was actually two
doors, so if a session was going on
you could open the first door from the lobby and walk down down the
passageway to get to the control room without interrupting
The studio was not
particularly large, maybe thirty feet
long by twenty feet wide and because of the 'room within a room'
design, the studio was very 'tight', providing
At the back of the studio to
the left, as you faced the control room, was a small flight of
five or six stairs that led
up to the control room. The control room was small. maybe
twelve by twelve.
board sat under the control room window. It was an old Gates radio
broadcasting board, with knobs instead of sliding faders.
Quite small. On the right side of the board was the
equipment rack. It didn't have much in the early days. A
Scully 4 track and some sort of mono machine...don't
remember the manufacturer's name, the power amps and I guess
some sort of spring driven echo unit, but again I don't
remember the manufacturer. There was just enough room for
two or three chairs at the back wall of the control room.
when I bought the first grand piano for studio A. No one was more pleased
than Popcorn Wylie. My parents stopped into the studio for a visit
one day and he proudly said to them "look what we have" .
What a sweet guy.
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