Waterford, CT (April 18, 2017)—Power Station New England in Waterford, CT has taken delivery of a Neve 8068 MkII mixing desk restored by Vintage King Audio and Ed Evans, as part of a massive renovation.
Power Station NE recreates the exact design and acoustics of the original Power Station in New York City, which was designed and built in 1976. At the center of the 2017 rebirth at the studio, which was opened in 1995, is the refurbished main recording space with signature 35-foot dome, plus four isolation spaces and the historic control room, which now features the vintage Neve 8068. The facility will reopen in May.
The console was originally installed at Electric Lady Studio in New York in 1979, was later located at Record Plant New York and was most recently at Pachyderm Studios in Minnesota. It played a role in historic recordings by such artists as John Lennon, AC/DC, Van Halen and Nirvana.
"We put Vintage King through the ringer during its restoration and at the end of the day, they knocked it out of the park," explained Power Station NE manager Mike DiBiase. "There is something about this console that's just magic."
Additional equipment incorporated into the 2017 reopening of Power Station New England is a collection of gear supplied through Vintage King Audio. Highlights include Pro Tools 56-channel HD-X; 56 channels of Avid HD I/O; API 3124, Mercury m72, Chandler TG-2, and Shadow Hills mic pres; two EL-8x Distressors; Retro STA Level; SPL Transient Designer; and microphones: Bock 251, two Coles 4038s, two Flea m49s, Neumann m269c, and two Royer 121 ribbons.
Power Station New England is located within the Sonalysts, Inc. media center, which houses five full production stages suitable for large scale concert rehearsal and multi-camera video production.
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