Trident 80B with 32 Mic / Line Inputs all with lovely B series four band EQ and a separate monitor section with 24 further inputs which can be combined to give 56 input channels on mix down if required.

 

I brought the desk from Sawmills Studio in Cornwall. They had three originally, one which they still use. The other two were stored and used for spares. Built originally in 1983, we took the best one painstakingly restored it, added another 8 channels as the original only had 24 channels. Dave Nally who I can totally recommend, built a new motherboard for the extra 8 channels and dealt with the serious electronic work. Martin Noyce at Control Sound built a brand new future proof patch bay, which works perfectly. Robin Legget and I, who did much installation work at the studio stripped checked and replaced all necessary components. I brought a brand new power supply from GRS Systems in the States allowing the original to be kept as a spare. Robin and Dan Williams did a fantastic job restoring the woodwork.

 

The Desk now sounds great – Warm and Punchy and I reckon it’s got to be the finest example in the UK. Most of these desks that have survived have gone to the USA as they’re very sought after there.

 

The Trident 80B has been used and loved by artists such as Queen, David Bowie, Oasis and The Stone Roses to name but a few. The EQ was designed by Malcolm Toft known as the Godfather of British EQ. It’s warm, sweet and very musical. The Mic pre’s have always said to be very open sounding. They are!

 

Feel free to come and have a listen to it.

 

    • Preamps / Compressors
    • 1 x Universal Audio LA 610 Mk 2
    • 1 x TL Audio C1 Classic Valve Stereo Compressor
    • 2 x BBC Series 5 1960's Valve Pre Amps
    • 1 x SSL G Series Stereo Buss Compressor
    • 1 x SSL SuperAnalogue 9K Channel Strip
    • 1 x Joe Meek VC1 QCS
    • 1 x Joe Meek Twin QCS

  • Outboard Effects
  • Lexicon MPX-1
  • Yamaha REV 7
  • T.C. Electronics D.Two

 

    • Condensers
    • 2 x Neuman KM184 ( Matched Pair )
    • Neuman TLM 103
    • 2 x SE Electronics SE4 ( Matched Pair )
    • 2 x SE X1
    • 1 x Leggett 6" Sub Kick

    • Valve
    • 1 x Rode K2

    • Dynamic
    • 1 x Shure SM7
    • 3 x Shure SM57
    • 4 x Shure SM58
    • 3 x Sennheiser E604 Evolution
    • 1 x Beyer M88
    • 1 AKG MD421
    • 1 x Audix D6
    • 1 x Electro Voice RE320
    • 1 x Crown PZM Boundary Mic

  • Ribbon
  • 2 x SE Electronics R1
  • 2 X Reslosound (1960s)

 

    • Computer
    • Apple Mac Pro (8 Core Intel Xeon Westmere 2.4 Ghz)
    • SSL Madi AX Convertors (24 Analogue Ins/ Outs)
    • 2 x 20" Mac Displays on Mobile Workstation
    • 1 x 32" Samsung Flatscreen LCD
    • SSL Duende
    • Universal Audio UAD 2 Duo

  • Software
  • Pro Tools 12
  • Logic 9
  • Logic Pro X
  • Universal Audio Plug Ins
  • Waves Gold
  • All Waves CLA
  • Waves API Collection
  • Waves Abbey Rd Reverb Plates
  • Minimonsta
  • Melodyne 4
  • East West Platinum Symphonic Orchestra
  • Synthogy Ivory Upright Pianos All
  • Synthogy Ivory Grand Pianos All
  • Valhalla Vintage Reverbs
  • Valhalla Shimmer

  • KRK VXT 8
  • Mackie HR 824 (Powered)
  • Yamaha NS10 Powered by Quad 405
  • KRK Rokit 5 (Powered) Live Room Speakers
  • 2 x Samson S-Phone HP Amps
  • 6 x Beyer DT100
  • 1 x Studiospares M2000
  • 5 x Studiospares M1000
  • 5 x Samson CH 700
  • 1 x Sony CD450 Headphones

 

    • Keyboards
    • Hammond A 100 with Leslie RotarySpeaker
    • Fender Rhodes Mk 2 Stage Piano 73
    • Korg Pro X 150 Digital Piano
    • Korg MS2000 Synth
    • Korg Poly 61 Synth
    • Roland VK-8M Organ Module
    • Roland D50 Synth
    • Yamaha DX7 Synth
    • Moog Earth Wave Theremin
    • Akai S3000XL Sampler

    • Guitars
    • 1979 Fender Stratocaster
    • 1965 Fender Jaguar
    • Westone Spectrum DX Bass
    • Taylor Big Baby Acoustic

  • Guitar Amps
  • Laney LH50
  • Laney 4 x 12" Cab
  • Ampeg SVT Classic Bass Head
  • Ampeg 8 x 10" Cabinet (Underpant Remover)
  • 1960's Marshall 4 x 12" Cabinet

 

  • HHB Burnit 830 CD Recorder
  • Sony MZ-R35 Mini Disc Recorder
  • ART 4 x Pro Power Conditioner
  • MOTU 128 Express
  • SE Electronics Reflection Filter Pro
  • Roland TD 12k Electronic V Drum Kit
  • Synergy T1000 DJ Mixer
  • Technics SL1210 Mk 2 Turntable
  • Moog Earth Wave Theremin
  • Rosendahl MIF4 (midi timecode interface)
  • Mayah Centurai 3001 CODEC
  • 3 ISDN Lines

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