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Abbey Street console utilized by The Beatles finds new residence at MONA’s Frying Pan Studio

An iconic piece of well-liked music historical past has discovered its method to a brand new residence on the opposite facet of the world.

The unique REDD.17 console, used to report and blend music at Abbey Street Studios, is the centerpiece of a brand new recording studio on the Museum of New and Previous Artwork (MONA) in Hobart.

The previous console, one in every of solely 4 ever made, was used to combine a number of Beatles albums and supplied the tape particular results on their 1966 music Tomorrow By no means Is aware of.

The console was purchased in 2014 by Australian entrepreneur David Roper who, together with others, penned the thought for the studio.

MONA FOMA Inventive Director Brian Ritchie developed the thought and introduced it to MONA proprietor David Walsh.

It’s now a part of Frying Pan Studios, which can develop into the primary museum-included recording studio in Australia.

John Lennon and George Harrison (left) with legendary producer George Martin (far proper) at Abbey Street Studios.(provided)

David Walsh is not any stranger to accumulating cultural memorabilia, reportedly shopping for David Bowie’s handwritten lyrics to the traditional Bob Starman final yr for $339,000.



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