by Bill Bassett
(Rimrock AZ USA)
I've only seen one Langevin Console. It was in about 1971, in Seattle. The studio became Holden Hamilton and Roberts but at the time I believe it was called Seattle Sound. On 55th ST N. Just east of Meridian in the Wallingford neighborhood. It was a wonderful place. I did many many sessions on pedal steel, dobro and guitar.
I seem to remember their technical engineer, a real pocket protector/slide rule kind of guy was named Wayne...Peterson or Pearson....something like that. He was very proud of his automated fade out circuit. Just set the time and the fader would smoothly fade the song to infinity. The Langevin was replaced by the time I actually started working there regularly. I believe a Harrison took it's place. That and the 3M 2 inch 16 track which could be configured to run 1 inch 8 track and even 1/2 inch 4 track. Many fond memories of HHR.