Category: Featured Gear of the Month

Toft ATB24 Console

After a wild 24-hour-cross-country adventure we are happy to announce that we have a beautiful new-to-us 24 channel Toft ATB24 console here at Acadia! Todd had been on the lookout for a Toft to replace our Soundcraft console for a while and Jason was also interested in a Toft, having cut his teeth on Trident… Read more »

The Vocoder

Where do I begin with my love for the vocoder? Let me explain by first sharing a little bit of the history around the invention of this electronic device that ended up giving us so so much amazing music. The vocoder was designed in the 1930’s as a way to encrypt data transmissions of the… Read more »

RCA 74B Jr. Velocity Ribbon Mic

This RCA (Radio Corporation of America) 74B microphone, commonly referred to as the “Junior Velocity” has rapidly become one of our favorite ribbon mics to use in our collection. This particular model, introduced in 1935 and produced through the 1950s, was designed as a cheaper alternative to the more widely used 44. As with all ribbon mics… Read more »