Want to mix tracks like Dr. Dre? Well that will never happen, but you can have a piece of the equipment that he used while making classics for Deathrow Records back in the day. Mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge has spent upwards of $50,000 restoring the 1986 SSL 4052 E console that was used at Can-Am Studios by Dre and others, including Pearl Jam and Pink Floyd. More than just a piece of equipment, this board is a very important piece of musical history.
The restoration has ensured that the SSL console will be used to create more art, hopefully for years to come, but we hope that the next owner cares enough to preserve it and one day donate it to a museum or art institute like Louis Armstrong's trumpet or Kurt Cobain's broken guitars.
[via The Line of Best Fit]