Famed Beatles Recording Console Lands in Australian Museum

Via ABC News in Australia:

An original REDD.17 console, used to record and mix music at Abbey Road Studios, is the centrepiece of a new recording studio at the Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) in Hobart.

The vintage console, one of only four ever built, was famously used to mix several albums by The Beatles and supplied the special tape effects on their 1966 song Tomorrow Never Knows. 

...It is now part of Frying Pan Studios, which will become the first recording studio housed by a museum in Australia.

...The REDD.17 will sit alongside other vintage recording gear, as well as modern high-end digital equipment at Frying Pan.

When first developed in the late 1950s, the REDD.17 was credited as a game changer in music production, and was the first generation of desk consoles designed and custom-built by record company EMI for their Abbey Road studios.