Columbia Studios remix console

by Storko
(New York)

I had a brief correspondence with Mr. Schowerer about ten years ago and he happened to describe this console. He wrote:

"Patch point accessability was used universally in all larger setups because you could insert anything you needed at a point which was most beneficial. Columbia records used the same layouts even in remix rooms where the patch bay area was about 20-24 inches of rack space. In the case of Columbia's remix consoles, they used two linear faders per mix with 60 db and off in series with a second fader in line which was 15 db overall. This way you had lots of movement where needed and the fade was performed by the 60db and off fader. This way you never lost your individual settings on the channel... you merely brought all 60's up to full on position and your mix position level in each input channel was undisturbed." - George Schowerer



Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Columbia Studios New York, NY.

Share this page:
Enjoy? Click here to share the HTML code with your friend's!

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.