Historic Neve 8068 at Center of Massive Renovation & Gear Acquisition
Pictured at Power Station New England during installation is a vintage Neve 8068 console restored by Vintage King Audio.
Power Station New England, founded in 1995 and located in picturesque Waterford, Connecticut, has taken delivery of a historic Neve 8068 MkII console as part of a massive renovation set for a May grand re-opening. At the center of the 2017 rebirth is the refurbished main recording space with signature 35-foot dome, plus four isolation spaces and the historic control room, which now features the vintage Neve 8068.
Power Station NE recreates the exact design and acoustics of the original Power Station in New York City, which was designed and built in 1976. Power Station was one of the most awarded recording studios in history, thanks to an acoustical design that contributed to hundreds of Gold and Platinum records.
Vintage King Audio and console legend Ed Evans restored the Neve 8068 console to its original 1979 glory. The console was originally installed at Electric Lady Studio in NYC in 1979, and was later located at Record Plant in NYC and most recently at Pachyderm Studios in Minnesota. The console played a role in historic recordings by such artists as John Lennon, AC/DC, Van Halen, and Nirvana.
“We put Vintage King through the ringer during its restoration and at the end of the day they knocked it out of the park,” explained Power Station NE manager Mike DiBiase. “There is something about this console that’s just magic.”
Additional equipment incorporated into the 2017 reopening of Power Station New England is a prized collection of gear supplied through Vintage King Audio. Highlights include Pro Tools 56-channel HD-X; 56 Channels of AVID HD i/o; API 3124, Mercury m72, Chandler TG-2, and Shadow Hills mic pre’s; two EL-8x Distressors; Retro STA Level; SPL Transient Designer; and microphones: Bock 251, two Coles 4038s, two Flea m49s, Neumann m269c, and two Royer 121 Ribbons.
Power Station New England is located within the Sonalysts, Inc. media center, which houses five full production stages suitable for large scale concert rehearsal and multi-camera video production. Full crews, HD cameras and post-production are available onsite. The largest of five shooting stages is 15,000 sq. ft. with a 42′ ceiling.
Waterford is located in scenic Southeastern Connecticut, surrounded by water on three sides and intersected by two major interstate highways. Located two hours from New York City and Boston, Waterford features a variety of accommodations and numerous fine restaurants.
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