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The Village Installs Second Neve 88R Analog Console

May 30, 2008
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The latest addition to The Village offers full mix recall and 84 channels of moving fader automation that is fully compatible with Flying Faders, together with automated mute, EQ in/out, insert and A/B bus cut switching. The Village incorporates three Neve-equipped studios -- Studio D also houses a Neve 88R and Studio A features a classic 8048 -- plus a fourth room outfitted with a Digidesign ICON. This latest console replaces a Neve VR.

Studio B was closed for a couple of weeks to allow the reconfiguration of the room layout and for the installation of another Helmholtz resonance absorber on the rear wall. Steve ‘Coco’ Brandon tuned the room once it was completed.

The Neve 88R in Studio B is complemented by a 24-input, 48-output Digidesign Pro Tools|HD3 system plus Village/Waterland custom designed main monitors utilizing JBL and TAD components and Manley/Mastering Lab 10 nearfield monitors.

Founded in 1968 by Geordie Hormel, The Village is a state-of-the-art, full-service recording complex housed in a Masonic Temple built in the roaring Twenties in West Los Angeles. The Village Recorder is famous for landmark sessions by Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty and The HeartBREAKers, The Rolling Stones, Supertramp, Pink Floyd and many others. The studio is also well known for its film score and commercial music work.

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