Big Red’s Trident TSM (40 input, 32 monitor, 24 bus) was hand built in England and first belonged to Jose Feliciano.
Shortly thereafter it became the centerpiece for San Francisco’s legendary recording studio: The Automatt.
With David Rubinson, Fred Catero and the gang , it was used on countless Gold and Platinum records including those by Santana, Herbie Hancock, The Pointer Sisters, Journey, Con Funk Shun, Jefferson Starship, Sister Sledge and many more. Later, it migrated a few miles north to Tarpan Studios where Narada Michael Walden made hit after hit (Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey et al.) on it. The sound is big, warm and very analog. It was meticulously maintained by Doc Shaffer in the bay area and was commissioned at Big Red Studio May, 2000.
It is now maintained by Alan Garren Waltzing Bear Audio
- Lyrical Strings Duo: From Mendelssohn to Satie
- One Bed One Bath?
- Lauren Sheehan: “Rose City Ramble” CD
- David Rovics with Big Red Rhythm
- Jimmy Free and his 7-string violin
- 2010 Projects at Big Red Studio
- Philip Glass “Orphee” recorded by Billy Oskay
- Fall-Winter 2008 at Big Red
- HannaH’s Field Project
- Belinda Underwood Session
- Rapper Young Buck session
- Isaac Simons “Eyes Awake” project
- Brian Hall Project
- Greg Earl Project
- David Jacobs-Strain
- Jim Page: Music from Big Red 2
- Jim Page: “Music from Big Red”
- Anne Weiss Sessions