Harmonyville, VT - May 8, 2007 - Sonic Circus Inc. has acquired a remarkable cache of vintage audio equipment from the highly regarded Indigo Ranch recording studio in CA. The studio was born through a partnership of the Moody Blues with engineer Richard Kaplan. Throughout Indigo’s 30+ years of operation, owner/engineer/producer Kaplan built a first-class collection of classic microphones, preamps, outboard gear, and consoles, which he used to record artists as diverse as Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Lenny Kravitz, Level 42, Korn, Sepultura, and Limp Bizkit.
The Indigo collection holds more than 500 vintage mics, including multiple Telefunkens, Neumanns, and AKGs. Dynamic and ribbon mics from RCA, Electro-Voice, Altec, and Shure are also well represented in this astonishing gathering of gear, along with some exceptional pieces that Kaplan purchased at the 1980, Abbey Road “Sale of the Century”.
Beyond microphones, the collection also features a historic selection of original Universal Audio gear, including the vintage UA sidecar that appeared on Van Halen’s early recordings. There are also more than 400 guitar amplifiers, 800 guitar pedals, and a choice selection of classic recording studio outboard gear, much of which was in service until Indigo’s doors closed in 2006.