Day 3 RCA Studio B Tour by Willis Chung
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  1. Willis Chung's Gallery
  2. 2018Aug Nashville
  3. Day 3 RCA Studio B TourDay 3 RCA Studio B Tour
Picking up our tickets for the tour at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
A Grand Ole Entrance. We will visit the Hall of Fame properly in the afternoon.
Arriving at Studio B in the mini tour bus.
Studio B Tour, in case anybody didn't know.
In the lobby, there is a nice timeline and an overview of the artists who recorded here.
A huge number of Elvis' hits were recorded here at Studio B!
Banner at the entrance to the lobby.
A nice overview of some of the artists from the early days.
Peggy enjoying the humor of our guide, Elvis in the background.
A modified RCA broadcast console, in service from 1958-1971. 12 inputs and 4 outputs. Tubes!
Newer console from 1971, transistorized. 24 inputs and 16 channel tape recorder.
Another view of the 24 channel RCA console and tape decks.
The massive 16 channel tape deck with preamps for each channel.
The console looks positively simple compared to the new studio mixers.
Another view of the Master Maker 1000 tape deck.
Dropping back for another photo of the older, vacuum tube console's tape deck.
A new control room is being installed at Studio B.
One of the amplifiers on the older vacuum tube console.
Here is where they add the Mojo, apparently!
Old "steam engine" dials and meters. Classic!
Channel gain controls for the older vacuum tube console.
The Ampex tape deck used with the older console.
Tape reel on the newer 16 channel tape deck.
Wiring for the heads for the 16 channel tape deck.
Tape path on the 16 channel tape deck.
More details on the tape path. Looks like separate record and play heads.
Channel amplifiers for the 16 channel tape deck.
Selectors to control output to the tape deck.
Dymo label maker art! 1970s tech!
Lots of knobs and buttons to understand.
Blue Dymo labels. Not very common!
The new control room getting set up.
Channel control switches for the 16 channel tape deck.
A few of the albums recorded here at Studio B
The classic Recording light!
In the back of the studio, some instruments and stands wait to be put into use.
Our group filling the studio.
Peggy looks forwards in the studio as our guide steps in to talk.
The red lights are on to set the mood as we listen to some hits recorded here.
Drums and stands waiting patiently in the back.
Listening to more tunes selected by our guide.
A Hammond organ ready to play
Getting some photos of the Steinway used by many famous musicians at Studio B
A sparkly photo of the drum kit with the normal lights on.
A sharp piece of kit! It makes me want to play the drums!
Studio B music stands.
The boom mounted suspension microphone over the grand piano.
How many famous hands did it take to wear away the paint?
Superwide view of the Steinway grand piano at Studio B
The piano is the star here.
Picking up our tickets for the tour at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. A Grand Ole Entrance. We will visit the Hall of Fame properly in the afternoon. Arriving at Studio B in the mini tour bus. Studio B Tour, in case anybody didn't know. In the lobby, there is a nice timeline and an overview of the artists who recorded here. A huge number of Elvis' hits were recorded here at Studio B! Banner at the entrance to the lobby. A nice overview of some of the artists from the early days. Peggy enjoying the humor of our guide, Elvis in the background. A modified RCA broadcast console, in service from 1958-1971. 12 inputs and 4 outputs. Tubes! Newer console from 1971, transistorized. 24 inputs and 16 channel tape recorder. Another view of the 24 channel RCA console and tape decks. The massive 16 channel tape deck with preamps for each channel. The console looks positively simple compared to the new studio mixers. Another view of the Master Maker 1000 tape deck. Dropping back for another photo of the older, vacuum tube console's tape deck. A new control room is being installed at Studio B. One of the amplifiers on the older vacuum tube console. Here is where they add the Mojo, apparently! Old "steam engine" dials and meters. Classic! Channel gain controls for the older vacuum tube console. The Ampex tape deck used with the older console. Tape reel on the newer 16 channel tape deck. Wiring for the heads for the 16 channel tape deck. Tape path on the 16 channel tape deck. More details on the tape path. Looks like separate record and play heads. Channel amplifiers for the 16 channel tape deck. Selectors to control output to the tape deck. Dymo label maker art!  1970s tech! Lots of knobs and buttons to understand. Blue Dymo labels. Not very common! The new control room getting set up. Channel control switches for the 16 channel tape deck. A few of the albums recorded here at Studio B The classic Recording light! In the back of the studio, some instruments and stands wait to be put into use. Our group filling the studio. Peggy looks forwards in the studio as our guide steps in to talk. The red lights are on to set the mood as we listen to some hits recorded here. Drums and stands waiting patiently in the back. Listening to more tunes selected by our guide. A Hammond organ ready to play Getting some photos of the Steinway used by many famous musicians at Studio B A sparkly photo of the drum kit with the normal lights on. A sharp piece of kit!  It makes me want to play the drums! Studio B music stands. The boom mounted suspension microphone over the grand piano. How many famous hands did it take to wear away the paint? Superwide view of the Steinway grand piano at Studio B The piano is the star here.
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