These pictures show Pete and Blake discussing
the new 'Babbey Road' console
Great Linford Manor is about an hours drive from central
Milton Keynes. The building is
very grand and impressive, yet friendly and warm in character and is very old, c1700. The studio area used to be a ball-room, so it was designed
as a room for musicians in the first place and the sound of the recording
area is fantastic, and following its massive changes to the control room, make the
studio a great choice for anyone that uses real instruments.
Pete Winkelman, Great Linford's owner, has
recently shipped his
old classic console to an American collector in L.A. and in
its place, Pete's
installed a VRL which he's imported from Japan. The hot news
though is that in addition to the Neve, a classic EMI console from Abbey
Road (vintage 1972) has been wired up to the main console to offer a mix
of recording qualities. The
console first started life recording Pink Floyd's 'Wish you were here'
The studio, like all British
residential's, has a
great atmosphere. We hope to bring more pictures and video of the changes in the
next month, so stay tuned....
Err, who is that Blake guy?
Well, possibly one of the most
talented Neve tech's alive, well, he's completely mad really!
Linford Manor's resident Rock Star - Jimi Volcano - will ensure
that your stay is memorable! Click the picture to watch his unique
video diary of a rock star!