Bunker Sound purchased a 1976 vintage Quantum Audio Labs QA-3000 Console for Restoration.
Stand, patchbay, meter bridge and master module have already been repaired. Next up are the channel modules. Here, you can see a first picture of when we put the parts back together for the first time. Build in 1976 for Reflection Studio’s in Charlotte, NC, this Quantum QA-3000 is one of only a few remaining worldwide. They are not so known to engineers/producers because the owner/CEO died at young age before the company established a strong brand name. However tons of platinum records were recorded and or mixed on this model console at the Producer Workshop and Studio 55 in LA. Amongst them some of the best selling records of all time. Rumours of Fleedwood Mac, the Wall of Pink Floyd, the Jacksons’ Destiny, Ringo Star’s first album Ringo, Steely Dan Aja and Gaucho, Leo Sayer Endless Fight, Alice Cooper Lace and Whiskey, Toto by Toto, Stevie Nicks Bella Donna and the Wild Heart, Bob Seger the Distance, 4 Pointers Sisters albums, Chicago Chicago16, Diana Ross Baby It’s Me, and many more.
The console will likely be commissioned by the end of 2016. It will be set up as a B-room mixer, but integrated in the main control room patchbay, allowing for high channel count mixes of up to 94 channels combined between the Quantum QA-3000 and the Neve Genesys.