Sound Techniques was one of the key London studios from the mid-60s to the early 70s. It’s where the Syd Barrett-led Pink Floyd recorded “Arnold Layne b/w Candy and a Currant Bun” (the greatest debut single in history!) and where the Julie Dyble-era Fairport Convention recorded their first lp (the finest non-Byrds folk-rock LP ever?). The studio used a nice console of its own design. It was impressive enough that they ended up getting into the business of selling consoles to other studios like De Lane Lea and Trident in London as well as Sunset and Electra in LA. A rather fine array of artists ended recording with these desks.

One of the principal designers, and Sound Techniques co-founder, Geoff Frost has kindly started putting up videos where he lectures on mixer design. These are the three available so far: