Our friends at Focusrite have produced an interesting historical video about the first studio console that they designed. There were only ten of those consoles built, and the video traces each one from its first installation to where it is today. It’s kind of interesting to see how far these things have gone (one was in a New Jersey studio that suffered a lot of flood damage from last year’s hurricane Sandy) and the efforts that owners have taken to keep those consoles alive and in use
The excuse for the video (or maybe it’s the other way around) is the 25th anniversary of the Focusrite brand. To celebrate, they’re having a contest, the prize being an expense paid (hopefully including transportation) recording session at AIR Studios in London. The contest is now closed, but the video is still up and it’s an interesting story and worth watching.
Watch the Focusrite 25th Anniversary video.