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Power Station New England, founded in 1995 and located in picturesque Waterford, Connecticut, has taken delivery of a historic Neve 8068 MkII recording console as part of an extensive studio expansion.
"We put Vintage King through the ringer during its restoration and at the end of the day they knocked it out of the park," explained Power Station NE manager Mike DiBiase. "There is something about this console that's just magic."
The Vintage King Tech Shop restored the Neve 8068 console to its original 1978 glory. The console was originally installed at Electric Lady Studio in NYC in 1979, and was later located at Record Plant NYC, Pachyderm Studios and Organica Recording. The console played a role in historic recordings by such artists as John Lennon, AC/DC, Van Halen, and Nirvana.
"Mike has been a long time client of Vintage King. He came here to work at Power Station, I want to say two or three years ago. We started talking about his vision for the company and what they wanted to do with this room," says Vintage King Audio Consultant Jeff Leibovich, who worked with DiBiase on the studio expansion. “It's been over a two-year process. It wasn't just, 'Here's my gear list, I need the best prices.' It was a partnership. We worked together to get this room to where it's at.”
Power Station NE recreates the exact design and acoustics of the original Power Station in New York City, which was designed and built in 1976. Power Station was one of the most awarded recording studios in history, thanks to an acoustical design that contributed to hundreds of Gold and Platinum records.
Watch our new video feature below to get an inside look at the restoration and installation of the Neve 8068 at the Power Station New England.