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Thursday, 1 March 2012

EMI Valve Collection package sale

EMI Studios Barcelona valve collection also from Belter, Apple & Decca Studios.

Offers invited for the entire collection only.
No VAT to pay.
Location of items:
Items marked in blue are currently located in Barcelona.
Items marked in green are currently located in London.

Unless otherwise stated, all equipment is in “good working order when last used”.
EMI REDD 36 Column Loudspeakers (pair)
EMI RS143 Dr Dutton Loudspeakers (pair) for Classical Music (presently dismantled and in need of new ply back panels).
EMI ABBEY ROAD speakers pair with ALTEC 612/614 plus ALTEC 604 drivers
TANNOY DEVON cabinets pair with 12"  HPD speakers
ALTEC drivers 2 x 15” in very large reflex / horn cabinets with separate Mid/High Frequency horns powered by hand-wired, WESTREX 120 watt Valve Cinema power amps with VU meters. Similar to the mono studio monitor used at Stax Records suitable for studio floor playback. Very large cabinets. The Mid/High Frequency units are 8 ohm Tangerine Pascalite Horns (model number 299-8A), which can be flown or mounted separately. Altec Lansing Voice of the Theatre loudspeakers were in use in cinemas and dance-halls/discotheques throughout the United States and Europe. They are amazingly “hi-fidelity”. Speaker model N-501-8A. Serial no.s 248444 and 29407. Complete system.
B&W DM 202 loudspeakers pair. New, in box.
Valve Microphone Preamps
A dozen SIEMENS & HALSKE WSW hand wired, valve microphone amplifiers type 811301 with 10db stepped Potentiometer. Six units fit into one 51cm rack. Manufactured in 1962, these amplifiers were built in Austria as opposed to the greater number of Siemens/Telefunken (V series) units which were manufactured in Germany. These superior units have 68db of gain (like the Telefunken V76) as opposed to the 34db of gain in the more commonly seen V72.
There are three racks of six 811301 units. There is also one rack of six 811350B line amp units. Each rack came with one high tension and one low tension power supply per rack. However, these original power supplies will not pass modern safety standards and as such are unfit for purpose. mjQ is offering to build custom power supplies at a cost of £450 per power supply. They would be designed to power up to 4 units each. 
SIEMENS and HALSKE WSW Line Amplifiers model 811350B. Hand Wired, Valve, Line Amplifiers, with 10db stepped potentiometer and fine gain control.
LANGEVIN Leveline Preamps, model AM-5116-B (requiring reconditioning). Modular system. Valve. Sweet sound. x5

AUDIO AND DESIGN SO 4 Parametric EQs. Serial Numbers 0280 & 0281 both boxed with A&D PSU. x2
PULTEC PROGRAMME EQ Model EQP/1A Serial Number 6567

REBIS RA 401 Full Parametric EQ. Serial Number 77102. Stereo. Op-amps.
EMI Brilliance Control Module type RS127 serial  number 62080B
FAIRCHILD 660 Limiter Serial Number 103 Hand Wired, Valve, From Decca Studios, London. In Decca Desktop Custom Metal Case. One transformer is a Sowter replacement.

Reverb/ Effects
FAIRCHILD REVERBERTRON – 11 Model 659 Serial Number 203 Discreet. Comprises; Control Unit + Rack-Mounting panel of 3 Springs.
FAIRCHILD Stereo De-Esser Model 602 Serial Number 291. Hand Wired, Valve. Can be modified to a Stereo Limiter…
AUDIO AND DESIGN Vocal Stressors Model F796X-R discreet stereo matched pair.  Compressor + Separate Limiter + Noise Gate . With independant Comprehensive Parametric EQ. Improved Graphics (calibration) on EQ Control Panel. Compressors in need of service and set-up.
MONTARBO programmable effects processor

RESLO RIBBON Fig 8, 30-60 Ohms + ferrograph transformer & table stand. Perfect condition.
STC BALL AND BISCUIT Microphone Model 4021 Serial Number 6969. Very good condition.
STC LIP MIC Reporters Microphone s.n. 246. Faulty
AKG D12  x4
AKG D202  x2
BEYER M160  x4

Power Amplifiers
EMI RS 141 Power Amps (Leak TL/25). Valve. 
EMI RS 21 Low Level Power Amps. Rare early mic/line amps. Valve. 
QUAD Valve AM/LW/SW Tuner
QUAD Valve FM Tuner. Mono
QUAD Valve Pre-amp Control Unit. Mono. RIAA Curves for different 78rpm Discs


WASHBURN Festival EA-455 Electro-Acoustic, Half-Moon Cutaway. Built in acoustic electronic PU, Grover type machine heads
LUTERIA DE ARTE 12 String Banduria

Keyboards & Synths

Stylophone with bass keys
MELOTRON M-400-S Serial Number 1507. Set of Standard Tapes. With padded black vinyl cover. Very good condition

ELECTRO HARMONIX “Bass” Micro Synthesizer in original box with its manual
ELECTRO HARMONIX Black Finger - Sustain.
GRANT JFM-100 Japan Jet Flanger and Filter Matrix – Original Box
ESE Battery Graphic EQ
INFINITY Micro Subwoofer. Passive. New and boxed
Phillips TV – 21” - Rounded – Wooden Cabinet – early 60s. Perfect Condition
EMI TR90 Beatles type recorder 15/7.5ips 1/4"

VORTEXION 3 channel valve mixer. x2

Thursday, 26 January 2012

SSL 4064 E/ G+ (1982) Brown EQ, Total Recall, VU's across the board + bargraphs (recently serviced) on the centre section and for the cues above the built-in patch bay. London.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

For sale: the studio formerly known as Westpoint Studios

37-39 Warple Way, W3 - formerly Westpoint Studios

Virtual Freehold £499K (subject to contract).

37-39 Westpoint Building, Warple Way, London W3 0RG
formerly Westpoint Studios

984 year lease for sale: 
Ground floor recording studio designed and built by Recording Architecture, consisting of:

Control room including installed SSL G console, ATC monitoring & furniture.
Large live room large enough for a full band
Separate booth/ programming room
Machine room & storage
Cable room cupboard
Office area

Fully redecorated in the last 4 years, the studio has been given an updated, contemporary feel and furniture has been made to match the stylish new interior. Natural light floods the white control room through tall frosted glass windows. The wood of the glass door frames has been retained, as has the live room floor & ceiling. From the engineer's chair there is a direct line of sight to both the live room on the right and the booth behind. The studio's front door is a few feet from the building's main entrance. The studio has a gated, private parking space within a communal lot and it's also possible to park for free right outside, subject to availability. 

Westpoint has been at the cutting edge of music creativity for 20 years and has been the studio of choice for leading music producers. Artists who have recorded here include Dave Stewart, Jeff Beck, Tom Jones, Primal Scream, Simply Red, Seal, Bjork and many more. The area is rich with music professionals including the tenants of Stanley house, Long Island House, LA Sound and the studios of nearby Impress House. Shepherds Bush is a 5 minute bus ride from the Uxbridge Road, making Warple Way within easy reach of Heathrow airport, the West End and Kensington High Street.

Please call Hamish to arrange a viewing 07545330637

Monday, 23 January 2012

The Angel of the North

A private recording studio in Newcastle. 

For sale - offers circa £500,000

"The Beach"

An opportunity to purchase a 25-year renewable, RENT-FREE lease on a Quayside property housing possibly the finest recording studio in the north of England.

Included is a modern recording studio installation based on and designed by the builders of Olympic 4, fitted out to the highest specification, including Genelec 1036A monitoring and a pristine Neve VX recording console.

Newcastle's terrific inner city atmosphere couldn't be more inviting for the music professionals who will take on this fantastic studio. Under the terms of the lease from Newcastle City Council, there is no rent to pay. The premium to purchase the lease covers the cost of the studio install together with the equipment that the studio has been designed to accommodate.

Quayside location, within the regenerated inner city area of Newcastle, minutes from the main train station and landmark buildings.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

mjQ's roots: Jackson Music Studios

mjQ Founder/ Director, Malcolm Jackson, along with his brother John, recorded Motorhead Ace of Spades in 1980 at the Rickmansworth-based studios that their Father - Jack Jackson - started for the production of his famous BBC Radio Programme, marking the climax of a career that he began as a bandleader. During this time MJ was also supplying recording studios in the UK and overseas with the same classic recording machines that mjQ still specialises in today.

Friday, 20 January 2012


Freehold residential recording studios £650K or more

Chiswick: 3 bed semi-detached house with ground floor recording studio consisting of control room & booth. Charming kitchen & conservatory lounge opening out into a rear garden that features a beautiful oriental style chalet for meditation and acoustic performances. First floor living room has a mezzanine housing the master bedroom. 

West Hampstead: residential apartment with control room & vocal booth under an 80 year lease. South facing garden with large balcony. Bathroom, large living room and bedroom with en-suite shower.

Tower Bridge: control room, 3 live rooms, bedroom, shower & WC. Free street parking. London Bridge tube 5 mins walk. Rent this studio for £2K per month or purchase the virtual freehold.

Walthamstow Village: warehouse-style studio conversion with 4 bedrooms. Free off-street parking. No noise issues. Very attractive village conservation area of Walthamstow, 5 mins from Victoria line tube.

Non-residential, virtual freehold under £650K

Acton: former Westpoint Studios. Virtual freehold £499K subject to contract. Comes with an installed G series SSL and ATC monitoring. Two live rooms, office, kitchen, storage. Natural light. Air con throughout. Ground floor level. Free street parking. 

Shoreditch: 113 year lease on a shell over two floors with permission for development as a recording studio from the landlord (for £7500 + solicitors costs). Price £525K for the shell. Studio build services offered separately.

Wandsworth: 9+ year renewable lease at Raezor Studios, £150K includes SSL 4048E/G+ and the full Pro Tools rig, Hammond, Studer tape machines, outboard & mics.

UK Freeholds

Lancashire: Shireshead Recording Studios in a converted 18th Century church between Preston & Lancaster. Offers circa £350,000.

Welshpool: completely isolated in a secluded valley deep in the Welsh countryside, a long-established studio has accommodation for up to 12 people.

UK Leaseholds

Newcastle: one of the finest studios in the north of England. Design based on Olympic. Quayside location. Includes Neve VX and Genelec 1036A monitoring, Gold Edition Studer 24 track A827s, EMT plate etc. 25 year RENT-FREE lease (15 years left until next renew)