John Oram announced the establishment of the Alphabet Belmont Groupof which he is currently chairman and managing director.
"The changes in the global economy have demanded a more streamlinedbusiness operation, and our new development incorporates more advancedtechnology in our offices and in our factories," said Oram. "Our entiremarketing and product promotion is now tuned to higher volumes, yetstill retaining our high-end 'Made in England' quality. The TridentAudio and Oram Pro products are still made in their respectivefactories, although procurement and stock management are now combined;sales and marketing are also combined, as are the group accounts."
Oram also announced his new recording studio, which has beencompletely redesigned and now known as John Oram's Analogue Barn; itwas previously called the Old Forge Barn. As part of the redesign, Oramhas installed new multitrack tape machines, along with a plentifulassortment of outboard from the '70s. "The sound is totally stunning.Many artists from the '70s and '80s are booking time to re-create theoriginal sound quality that made their hits," commented Oram. Recentprojects include mastering a single with P.J. Proby, due for releaselater this year.