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Rolling Stones' Mobile Recording Truck | Inside Tour
Published: 2016/06/26
Channel: The National
Rolling Stones Mobile Studio at NMC
Rolling Stones Mobile Studio at NMC
Published: 2015/10/15
Channel: National Music Centre
The Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio
The Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio
Published: 2015/04/16
Channel: Escuela Es2a
Led Zeppelin – Walter
Led Zeppelin – Walter's Walk [1972/05/16 @ Studio Rolling Stones Mobile, Stargroves
Published: 2015/12/30
Channel: Led Zeppelin Archives
The Rolling Stones in the studio
The Rolling Stones in the studio
Published: 2015/08/11
Channel: RocknRollShaman
Rare Rolling Stones recording session of Wild Horses
Rare Rolling Stones recording session of Wild Horses
Published: 2016/11/07
Channel: PxN Lv
The Rolling Stones - Shattered Jam Studio
The Rolling Stones - Shattered Jam Studio
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: Anthony R. Ct
Rolling Stones ~ Brown Sugar... Flatbed Truck Tour Announcement, 5th Ave, NYC
Rolling Stones ~ Brown Sugar... Flatbed Truck Tour Announcement, 5th Ave, NYC
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: RollingStones50yrs5
The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome - In the Studio
The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome - In the Studio
Published: 2016/11/22
Channel: The Rolling Stones
ROLLING STONES: Rip This Joint (Instrumental Backing Track - 1971)
ROLLING STONES: Rip This Joint (Instrumental Backing Track - 1971)
Published: 2016/09/04
Channel: Jamming Edward
DNA - Unreleased demo of
DNA - Unreleased demo of 'Winter' - Mick Taylor instrumental (Rolling Stones)
Published: 2018/02/09
Channel: shatnershairpiece
Rolling Stones - Shame Shame Shame ´75 Demo b3A RSTruck Mobile
Rolling Stones - Shame Shame Shame ´75 Demo b3A RSTruck Mobile
Published: 2016/01/01
Channel: Anthony R. Ct
Woman from Tokyo - Deep Purple cover
Woman from Tokyo - Deep Purple cover
Published: 2018/02/08
Channel: Ralph S.
Rolling Stones Producer Glyn Johns on Mono Recordings
Rolling Stones Producer Glyn Johns on Mono Recordings
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses (Acoustic / Lyric Video)
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses (Acoustic / Lyric Video)
Published: 2015/03/31
Channel: TheRollingStonesVEVO
ROLLING STONES: Short And Curlies
ROLLING STONES: Short And Curlies
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Jamming Edward
Rolling Stones - Dance Little Sister (Alternate Mix)
Rolling Stones - Dance Little Sister (Alternate Mix)
Published: 2014/04/05
Channel: TuriMusik
Led Zeppelin - Headley Grange
Led Zeppelin - Headley Grange
Published: 2016/08/30
Channel: Led Zeppelin Gold
25 ROLLING STONES
25 ROLLING STONES' STUDIO ALBUM COVERS
Published: 2016/11/20
Channel: Perfect Life
ROLLING STONES: Stop Breaking Down (Early Mix 1971)
ROLLING STONES: Stop Breaking Down (Early Mix 1971)
Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: Jamming Edward
The Rolling Stones - LET IT LOOSE (March/October 1971, Nellcôte ) with  KEITH MORPH
The Rolling Stones - LET IT LOOSE (March/October 1971, Nellcôte ) with KEITH MORPH
Published: 2012/06/27
Channel: CandyFr0mStrangers
Rolling Stones In Studio 1966
Rolling Stones In Studio 1966
Published: 2011/10/16
Channel: jeanpierre7399
UniqueSquared Mobile Studio [2011 Equipment Walkthrough] | UniqueSquared.com
UniqueSquared Mobile Studio [2011 Equipment Walkthrough] | UniqueSquared.com
Published: 2011/04/14
Channel: UniqueSquared
Deep Purple - "Smoke on the Water"
Deep Purple - "Smoke on the Water"
Published: 2011/08/31
Channel: doctapeppamanjr
ROLLING STONES SLAVE -HD
ROLLING STONES SLAVE -HD
Published: 2013/06/11
Channel: nomadtraveller100
Rolling Stones # BEAST OF BURDEN (Studio Left-Over)
Rolling Stones # BEAST OF BURDEN (Studio Left-Over)
Published: 2016/10/15
Channel: RollingStones50yrs
FACES: Whole Lotta Woman (Long Player - Outtake 1971)
FACES: Whole Lotta Woman (Long Player - Outtake 1971)
Published: 2018/02/17
Channel: Jamming Edward
mobile Recording Studio
mobile Recording Studio
Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: Richard Poirier
Rolling Stones - Bent Green Needles -early take+
Rolling Stones - Bent Green Needles -early take+
Published: 2017/03/01
Channel: Anthony R. Ct
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers Studio Outtakes & Unreleased songs1970-1971 Full Album
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers Studio Outtakes & Unreleased songs1970-1971 Full Album
Published: 2017/12/08
Channel: Discography Channel Various Artists 1
Rolling Stones COCKSUCKER BLUES (unreleased)
Rolling Stones COCKSUCKER BLUES (unreleased)
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: Rolling Stones Data
Chris Martin of Coldplay On working with Brian Eno and Rihanna
Chris Martin of Coldplay On working with Brian Eno and Rihanna
Published: 2011/09/20
Channel: Rolling Stone
The Rolling Stones - Shes so Cold (Studio rearshal)
The Rolling Stones - Shes so Cold (Studio rearshal)
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: Anthony R. Ct
The Hives Rock the Rolling Stone Studio - Interview
The Hives Rock the Rolling Stone Studio - Interview
Published: 2012/06/11
Channel: Rolling Stone
Mastodon On getting away from concept albums
Mastodon On getting away from concept albums
Published: 2012/04/30
Channel: Rolling Stone
Happy Live Subtitulada Español Rolling Stones & RollingBilbao 2016 Guitar cover HD
Happy Live Subtitulada Español Rolling Stones & RollingBilbao 2016 Guitar cover HD
Published: 2016/05/22
Channel: RollingBilbao
Discover Studio Bell: NMC Collection
Discover Studio Bell: NMC Collection
Published: 2016/05/18
Channel: National Music Centre
Rolling Stones Las Vegas 22Oct2016 T-Mobile FULL CONCERT
Rolling Stones Las Vegas 22Oct2016 T-Mobile FULL CONCERT
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: midiman nz
Gary Clark Jr. - Interview
Gary Clark Jr. - Interview
Published: 2011/10/31
Channel: Rolling Stone
Bitch Subtitulada Español Rolling Stones & RollingBilbao Guitar cover HD
Bitch Subtitulada Español Rolling Stones & RollingBilbao Guitar cover HD
Published: 2014/04/05
Channel: RollingBilbao
Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water (LIVE 1973 HD)
Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water (LIVE 1973 HD)
Published: 2011/12/06
Channel: TheGoodOldRock
My Portable Studio Setup 2017 | My Mobile Studio
My Portable Studio Setup 2017 | My Mobile Studio
Published: 2017/10/27
Channel: Archie Beatz
Rolling Stone Studio Version
Rolling Stone Studio Version
Published: 2016/01/14
Channel: Ken Michael Johnson
David Hewitt On Recording Gear- Silver Truck
David Hewitt On Recording Gear- Silver Truck
Published: 2010/08/24
Channel: ArtistsHouseMusic
"Blue & lonesome": A classic album by the Rolling Stones // Classic Album // Louie Louie
"Blue & lonesome": A classic album by the Rolling Stones // Classic Album // Louie Louie
Published: 2017/08/24
Channel: Louie Louie
Led Zeppelin III   1970
Led Zeppelin III 1970
Published: 2018/01/19
Channel: Led Zeppelin Gold
Ford Econoline Mobile Recording Studio
Ford Econoline Mobile Recording Studio
Published: 2012/08/21
Channel: Aardvark Multimedia
The Rolling Stones - Schoolboy Blues (unreleased)
The Rolling Stones - Schoolboy Blues (unreleased)
Published: 2018/02/03
Channel: Anne Axling
Worried About You - Rolling Stones Cover
Worried About You - Rolling Stones Cover
Published: 2013/08/14
Channel: rollyguitar63
Deep Purple - You Fool No One (Live 1975 HD)
Deep Purple - You Fool No One (Live 1975 HD)
Published: 2017/10/19
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The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio was a mobile recording studio owned by the English rock band The Rolling Stones. Numerous bands and artists have recorded music using it, including Dire Straits, Deep Purple, Lou Reed, Bob Marley, Horslips, Fleetwood Mac, Bad Company, Status Quo, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Wishbone Ash and the Rolling Stones themselves. More recently, the unit has been acquired by the National Music Centre in Calgary.[1]

History[edit]

The concept for The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio first came about in 1968 when the Rolling Stones decided they needed a new environment in which to record music. Tired of the 9-to-5 limitations of a regular studio, the Stones decided to use Mick Jagger's new country house (Stargroves) in England to record new music. All the necessary equipment had to be brought to the house, so the idea of putting a control room into a van was brought up by their road manager and pianist Ian Stewart.

Under Stewart's guidance, a variety of top engineers and producers, including Glyn Johns, were consulted in the project's creation, which was then taken to Dick Swettenham's company Helios Electronics. Known for making mixing consoles for some of the most exclusive studios of the time, the company then produced the first working version of The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. Originally only intended for use by The Stones, the unit soon gained popularity among the likes of other classic rock bands, such as The Who, The Faces, and Led Zeppelin.

Originally the unit supported a maximum of 20 inputs and had an eight-track recording format. As the Mobile began to be used for live recording, the eight-track format quickly proved insufficient and an upgrade to 16-track took place.[citation needed]

Several classic albums were recorded with the Mobile Studio, including most of Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin III (1970) and Led Zeppelin IV (1971), much of the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile On Main St. (1972), as well as the Stones' 1969 Hyde Park concert. The unit was used in a large variety of locations, everywhere from halls to barns to castles and the casino at Montreux, Switzerland. During the making of the sixth Deep Purple album, Machine Head, the Mobile nearly caught fire as it stood next to the casino, which was set ablaze during a Frank Zappa concert. This incident became the inspiration behind Deep Purple's most famous song, "Smoke on the Water", where Ian Gillan mentioned the Mobile in the lyrics ("We all came out to Montreux ... to make records with a mobile") and later referred to the Mobile as the "Rolling truck Stones thing".

During Spring 1973 (until 1976), Tapani Talo (aka Tapanainen) was hired to be the permanent assistant sound engineer for the mobile.

During The Rolling Stones 1973 European Tour Mick McKenna joined the company, and working with Ian Stewart until his death in 1985, undertook the future development of the unit to suit the changing patterns of work. The next couple of years saw a great deal of re-building and general upgrades to the Mobile. The 16-track recorder was upgraded to a 24-track recorder, 12 new inputs were added to the existing 20, and a large amount of work was done to improve the acoustic environment of the unit.

By the 1980s the pattern of work had shifted towards more broadcast oriented products, mostly for major UK clients such as LWT, BBC, Capital Radio, Tyne Tees Television and others. This prompted the inclusion of a synchronizing computer in 1982. This computer enabled audio and video tapes to be run in perfect time, which allowed the Mobile to record a show and then provide finished audio ready for transmission. This feature made it possible to provide the entire sound for several TV series incorporating such artists as Miles Davis, Willie Nelson, Paul Young, and The Chieftains.[citation needed]

Moving the mobile

In 1987 Bill Wyman created the Ambition Invention Motivation Success project (or the AIMS project) which was a vehicle to give young bands all around the country a chance to work out of the Mobile Studio and produce a top-quality demo. The blue livery and yellow sign writing were applied as the colors of the project’s sponsor Pernod. Producers Terry Taylor and Mick McKenna worked on about 60 tracks during the course of the project, which culminated with a final show at the Royal Albert Hall in February 1988.

The Mobile was subsequently returned to the commercial marketplace which had become extremely competitive, both financially and technically. It remained in operation until its closure in April 1993. The last recordings made by it were with Mick's brother Chris Jagger, and his band Atcha!, at the unit's base in Pinewood Studios.

In 1996 The Mobile, still in its original form, was sold through auction at Bonham’s and brought to the U.S. by Loho Studios in New York City. After a bit of technical service, it was put into action in the underground music scene in New York, making recordings including live performances of Patti Smith, The Ramones, and nearly 30 other bands at the Continental for the "Best of NYC Hardcore" album.

The unit is currently owned by the National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Cantos Music Collection acquired it in November 2001).

Notable Rolling Stones Mobile projects[edit]

Mobile Studio Entrance

Singles[edit]

Albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The National (CBC)l (2016-06-26), Rolling Stones' Mobile Recording Truck | Inside Tour, retrieved 2016-06-27 
  2. ^ Personal citation from Thomas "Todd" Fischer


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