At the heart of mastering music in Eve Mastering is the incredible BBC ‘Kingswood Warren’ Type B mixing console a.k.a. The Enigma Machine.
What is the Kingswood Warren?
Originally built by the BBC Research and Design Department in the early 1960s for loudspeaker evaluation, the Kingswoood Warren is a seven channel valve-based vertical mixing console. It has been lovingly restored and is the only one of it’s kind in the world.
The engine of the Kingswood Warren is a 7 channel passive mixer with constant impedance faders, linking to a modular array of 1950s BBC designed Type B double triode valve bridging amplifiers. These ultra linear, ultra quiet, modular amplifiers can be combined and cascaded in any way imaginable through an impedance matched modular patch matrix terminating in 600 Ohms, to achieve stereo output from stereo programme or from a combination of mono and/or stereo stem sources.
What can the ‘Enigma Machine’ do for you?
To put it simply, the Kingswood Warren brings a quality to your mixes which is unparalleled!
“The quality of sound it gives mixes is perfect for the digital age. It smooths the sharp top end frequencies without losing any clarity, and adds a vibrancy to the mix; more depth and richness, more cohesive and spatially defined. Moreover, to be using some of the same equipment used by the radiophonic workshop pioneers is a real buzz!..”
..says Jim Spencer who sees the opportunity for mastering music with the Kingswood Warren as something akin to having a piece of history and a secret weapon all rolled into one.
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Find more information on the history of the Kingswood Warren at the Radiophonic Museum