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‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Recording Console Sells for $1.8M

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The mixing console used in the recording of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ has sold at auction for the sum of $1,807,500.

As Stereogum reports “The 40-channel EMI TG12345 MK IV was custom-built by EMI engineers for the legendary Abbey Road Studios, and according to the Bonhams Auction House, it has also been used by Paul McCartney and Wings, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Kate Bush, and the Cure.”

Producer Mike Hedges has sold the desk after purchasing it in 1983, when the legendary studio decided to upgrade their equipment. At the time of it’s use however, the desk was at the cutting edge of recording technology, and has become a highly sought artefact for wealthy collectors.

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