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Author Archives: David Lyons

A rare bird the Aengus Type 73 Recording Console

“You can weld with this console” according to the late Rich Kaplan. originally modified “Made better” by Deane Jensen. He designed an op-amp specifically for the console, the JE-918.  The console was all Jensen transformers, from the mic pre, to the output transformer in the EQ, to the transformers in the fader amps. The consoles came stock with either Aengus 404 thumbwheel […]

Sonic Circus welcomes Moog

Sonic Circus is now offering the full line of Moog Synthesizers including the re-release of the Vocoder. Derived from the original vintage schematic, the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder’s analog voice circuits are hand-soldered at the employee-owned Moog Factory in Asheville, NC. The Model 10 a faithful recreation of the first compact modular synthesizer created by Dr. […]

Sonic Circus Tech Shop SSL Console Restoration

Sonic Circus Tech Shop Console Restorations

Sonic Circus Tech Shop SSL Console Restoration We wanted to show you a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into our Used/Vintage consoles when you purchase one from Sonic Circus. When the console is ordered, we determine the level of service that is required to bring it up to spec. Pictured here is a little SSL […]

A closer look at Rupert Neve Shelford 5088 console build

RND 5088 penthouse 500 series - Sonic Circus

Sonic Circus designs new, turn-key studios around custom Rupert Neve Shelford 5088 consoles. We wanted to share an inside look at the latest 5088 in build and QC at Rupert Neve Designs in Wimberley, Texas. We are having this one custom designed with a 19″ 500 Series 10 Slot Rack, as well as additional stereo […]

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