Cool article on David Gilmour's studio in this month's TapeOp...

cocheese

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I read that article too. What an amazing studio/house boat! That's got to be one of my favorite TapeOp articles ever. :)
 

tonedaddy

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I agree! I always enjoy home/project studio articles (more than commercial ones, actually) especially when they're built in unusual spaces.
 

cocheese

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I love the part when he's talking about the cables where they bought that horrendously expensive cable in bulk so that they could run it all at 90 degree angles and all that stuff. I mean, it's really a testament to the human will...and pocketbook. Great interview indeed!
 

tonedaddy

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Originally posted by cocheese
I love the part when he's talking about the cables where they bought that horrendously expensive cable in bulk so that they could run it all at 90 degree angles and all that stuff. I mean, it's really a testament to the human will...and pocketbook. Great interview indeed!
And a testament to trusting who has access to your pocketbook! As much as we all admire the skills of the musicians, we often forget the team that makes it possible to get an album done or get a show to start on time. What a great relationship between a musician and his tech.

I like where Gilmour tells Taylor to "just get my equipment out of storage and put it in the end room of the boat" while he's on vacation. While Gilmour's gone, Taylor moves in Gilmour's gear AND a console, AC, new glazing, acoustic work, custom racks, CCTV, wiring and cables, and Taylor never tells him a word about it!

Gilmour gets back, takes a wander around, finds Taylor and only has one question. "Well, how much did it cost?"
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Taylor knew what needed to be done so PF could get working on the next album immediately. A tech that was just taking orders could have cost months in that album's schedule.
 

Chiba

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Really cool article, probably one of the Top 5 TapeOp articles since I've been reading (about 2 yrs I think). Excellent stuff.

--chiba
 
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Gerry

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It really, really pays to be a rock star when you're building a home studio.
A few years back when Jeff Beck came out with 'Who Else' for the comeback, because he went broke (his words) remodeling his castle/home he talked a bit about HIS 'home studio'-
to paraphrase, when asked if he had a home studio, he said,
"Well, I had this little tape console setup which worked fairly well, but the rain had leaked in on the window above it for I think a long time and it wouldn't work anymore." :D
 




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