Guerilla Studio


In 1982 after completing the second album by my band The Lines I began engineering in a small electronic music suite called Guerilla Studio (pictured above circa 1984). The studio had been put together by my friends (and colleagues to this day) William Orbit and Laurie Mayer, who had started a band called Torch Song.

At first a modest 8-track, after the band got their record deal a bunch of high-end gear was leased and the 24-track Guerilla Studio was born. With the equipment upgrade a new class of clientele began to frequent the studio.

7 thoughts on “Guerilla Studio

  1. stormy queen February 15, 2015 / 9:16 pm

    Movement Drum Computer?


  2. ricoconning February 15, 2015 / 11:57 pm

    yes indeed, the coolest looking but least user-friendly drum machine of all time.


  3. Martin Philip August 25, 2016 / 1:23 am

    Being a devoted Eurythmics-fan, I’ve searched hither, thither and yon for samples from a Movement Drum Computer.
    Sweet Drums (are made of this).

    Martin Philip


    • ricoconning August 25, 2016 / 6:24 am

      I think I have the sounds backed up to a Sony Betamax, with no way of playing them back…


      • Nick C June 12, 2017 / 8:24 am

        Rico if you want to access those sounds I might know someone who could transfer them


  4. ricoconning June 12, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    Good to know Nick, I still have a box of betamaxes in my storage bay


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