Hughes AK-100

We've finally got our hands on a Hughes AK-100 Sound Retrieval System (used extensively by Tchad Blake and Kevin Killen). This unit was the only commercial audio product ever produced by Hughes Aircraft Electronics Devision. The AK-100 was sold in the late 80s and is used to create an immersive 3D sound field using only two speakers, through a process known as 'head-related transfer functions'. This device can be used to help mixes feel wider and as though they have greater spacial depth. Keep an ear out for some mixes that we're using it on 😏.

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Coles 4038

We've got a pair of Coles 4038 Ribbon Microphones at Wundenberg's Recording Studio. These microphones were designed by the BBC in the 1950s and the technical specifications have remained unchanged ever since. The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and countless others have famously used these microphone as drum overheads throughout the years. Steve Albini (the man who recorded Nirvana's In Utero) stated that if he could only own one microphone, he would choose the Coles 4038. Luckily we've got two ;).

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