Akai DB4000 tape recorder

Akai DB4000 tape recorder

This one was used for producing our first jingle sets

FRS 40th Anniversary CD

FRS 40th Anniversary CD

Front of 2020 FRS Souvenir CD 

Joop ter Zee

Joop ter Zee

Joop ter Zee in first FRS studio August 1980

Dateq mixing desk

Dateq mixing desk

The 8-channel mixing desk  in PV's studio

7700 tx

7700 tx

Part of the 7700 tx

Cassette Player

Cassette Player

Hanging in tree to avoid RF feedback (in Magic Forest 1981)

Peace

Peace

Cover 'Peace' CD (original station tune since 1980)

FRS Logo

FRS Logo

The FRS logo (with headphone)

Patch & DBX

Patch & DBX

Part of the Patchbay & DBX mic processor

FRS Booklet

FRS Booklet

Cover 40th Anniversary booklet

FRS 10W txs

FRS 10W txs

The original trunk on location with two 10W txs

40W rig

40W rig

40W tx never used (confiscated in Jan. 1983)

8-track Jingle machine

8-track Jingle machine

Used in the early years

Rode mic

Rode mic

Rode broadcaster (studio mic)

SRS Award

SRS Award

SRS  (Sweden) Award 1997

QSL 40th Anniversary

QSL 40th Anniversary

This special QSL was issued in Nov. 2020

FRS goes DX scripts

FRS goes DX scripts

Handwritten scripts were commom inthe 1980s

Pams Jingle Master

Pams Jingle Master

Original tape master from Pams (1987)

Magic Forest

Magic Forest

Between Aug.1980- Jan.1983 all broadcasts emanated from the Magic Forest

Optimod

Optimod

The Optimod is used for the audio processing

QSL Febr. 2007

QSL Febr. 2007

Special QSL issued for broadcast #153

Antennas

Antennas

Antennas for different freqs

QSL July 1980

QSL July 1980

First QSL issued for first successful test 

Valves in 10W tx

Valves in 10W tx

807, L6L & ECC82

Mail

Mail

Many letters from many countries

Studio Dave Scott

Studio Dave Scott

Dave Scott's studio

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Recording Studios

Of course most of the FRS presenters past & present had (have) their own recording studios. But when speaking about the FRS-Holland studio, it was Peter Verbruggen’s one which was meant because most of the FRS parties (X-Mas, Birthdays etc.) and the final recordings of all shows on the "master tapes" were done in that particular studio. It started as a little but cosy studio at a time Peter still was living at his mum's house (#1/1980-1984). This first recording studio consisted of a 5-channel stereo mixing desk, a Philips Pro 12 tape recorder, a Teac tape recorder, two remote controlled Marlux record decks, a microphone, a Luxman amplifier, Nikko equalizer, a home built compressor, a Teac cassette deck and last but not least an 8-track jingle machine! Within a year the 5-channel mixer was replaced by a larger 12-channel one. Fred van Es who was one of the presenters in the original FRS team, built the compressor and record desk control unit.

Peter then moved and studio #2 (1984-1986; housed in a very little bedroom) replaced the one at his parent's house. Peter moved again, to a larger house and a more comfortable studio (#3/ 1986-1993) was the result (on the attic just like #1). In 1993 Peter made another move and studio #4 had to be built, once again on the attic. Shortage of space made Peter decide to build a brandnew studio next to his house. In March the first work started, early September the studio was completed. The structural part was already finished early June but the interior of the studio took much too long. One of the handicaps was Peter was looking for a new mixing desk but couldn't find a suitable one. In the end he succeeded, and with the help of other people the studio became operational.
In the course of the 1990s most of the original studio equipment was replaced. Remember MiniDiscs (and the failed Philips Digital cCssette Recorder >DCC) were introduced making analogue tape recorders and cassette decks superfluous more or less. Today's studio consists of:

  • an 8-channel Dateq mixing desk;
  • a Denon twin CD unit;
  • Behringer processing equipment (enhancer, composer and voice processor);
  • Studio Projects C1 Studio condenser (mic);
  • Amplifier& equalizer;
  • MiniDisc recorders/players (all Sony; a total of 4);
  • a Technics SL-1210 record deck
  • a Patch bay (linking all equipment with each other).

To have some nostalgia: the Teac tape recorder has survived but is't used anymore. And: there’s a Marantz twin cassette player.
Since a couple of years we also make use of so called computer based Play Out software: a system of virtual players, Hot Key sets, record and jingle libraries etc.

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