- Glenn Brown & Fred Hill
“After a decade of using the Neve 8068 from Muscle Shoals Studios, I wanted to design and build an Analog Mixing Console that would meet or exceed the sound quality of the 8068 but provide the reliability and sonic improvements of higher quality components and a clean and simple signal path. Like many other engineers and producers, I wanted to optimize the abilities of Hybrid Mixing (In the box workstation and analog console processing paths). After more than three years of design and engineering with Fred Hill, I feel that we have reached our goals in providing a system design that is solid, reliable and flexible with inspiring sound quality and precision.” — Glenn Brown
In 1972, Glenn Brown at the age of 15 years started working as a recording engineer at a Michigan recording studios, and began studies in electronics, acoustics & music. In 1979 started his own Multitrack Recording Studio and Production Company. With Architectural Acoustics as an additional skill, he began designing the Acoustics, the Electronics interfaces and completing installations of large format Mixing Consoles (Neve, SSL) for many multitrack production facilities around the mid-west. Including: AGP, CBS, Eminem, Kid Rock,Pearl Sound & GBP Studios. Additional select clients include, Prince, Nazareth, Yoko Ono/Sean Lennon, Spinal Tap, Chrysler, Ford, Gm, Disney & CBS.
His 40 Year career in electronics, audio, recording, mixing, mastering, acoustical design, CAD-CAM and 3d Rendering have given him the solid background and passion for designing the latest generation of Analog, High Resolution VectraSonics 2200 Series Audio Recording Console.
Fred Hill 50 years’ experience in audio circuit and recording console design, and custom audio console fabrication. First custom console built for Leon Russel & Shelter Records in 1970.
Frame expansions, functional modifications, and custom center sections for many vintage Neve consoles, including RPM Recording Studios, Capitol Studio B, and United Recording Studio B in Hollywood CA, Brooklyn Recording NY, RMV Studio Stockholm Sweden, and Revolution Recording Toronto Canada. Also custom Neve / API combination consoles, at Arlyn and Public Hi-Fi studios, both in Austin Texas.
Other selected past clients: Battery Recording Studios London, UK, Daniel Lanois, Bob Clearmountain, Triclops Sound GA, Muscle Shoals Recording AL, Woodland Sound, Nashville, TN.
The superior performance and musicality of the VectraSonics 2200 Series Audio Recording Console is a direct result of Fred’s extensive experience with innovative analog audio circuit and systems design, electronics packaging, and critical component selection.