You never know what legendary gear you’ll find passing through the Hallowed Halls!
This week at the Hallowed Halls we welcomed local classic rock meets indie pop band Fir, Justin Phelps helmed the Neve Genesys console on this tracking session in Studio A (fir sounds.bandcamp.com/).
House engineer David Streit recorded additional overdubs for the upcoming Fancy Toes project and our friend Jeffrey Silverstein (https://www.jeffreylewissilverstein.com) stopped in for an evening rehearsal in Studio A.
The Tiki Town Mastering Lounge was busy this week with house engineer Duggan Backhouse-Prentiss, and Chief Engineer Justin Phelps polishing mixes for Left on Tenth (www.leftontenth.com)
Featured gear: the RCA 77-DX poly-directional ribbon microphone.
This microphone was sold to radio station KBHK San Francisco in 1967, and was used in the broadcasting booth mostly by the legendary Darwin Gillett, the voice of KBHK (https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-BC/BC-1987/BC-1987-03-16.pdf).
In the mid 90’s our team were fortunate enough to become stewards of this incredible microphone and while under the care of Justin Phelps this RCA 77-DX was used to record the Secret Chiefs 3, Amanda Palmer, The Mars Volta, and Jolie Holland, among others.
Shout out to our local piano tuner extraordinaire Tucker Dresden! He’s the best in town and is an awesome person to work with, thanks Tucker!
Studio availabilities next week:
Sunday April 24: Studio B, noon-close.
Monday April 25: Studio B, 9:30-3:30.
Tuesday April 26: Studio B, open.
Wednesday April 27: Studio B, open.
Thursday April 28: Studio A, open.