Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Spectra Sonics 610 Complimiters - Studio Addition

Adding a really nice pair of Spectra Sonics 610 Complimiters (serial number 182 & 200) to the studio rack.  Even though these look new, they are not.  This pair has "special order" stepped attenuators.  Just re-capped them, replaced the old meter lamps with bright LEDs and calibrated them .

My first experience with the Spectra Sonics 610 was in 1973 - 74 working at MGM Recording Studios in Los Angeles.  MGM also had a Spectra Sonics console in the "A" studio.  I've always been a fan of that studio complex.  Lots of hits were recorded in it.  The Robb Brothers  bought the MGM Recording Studio facility in 1975 and renamed it Cherokee Studios.  It's a shame that Cherokee was sold and the studios were destroyed.    I was elated when I found these beautiful 610s.