Pogo Studio Audio Recordings and Business Records, 1977, 1987-2007
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Brief Description: Audio recordings and related business records created by Pogo Studio of Champaign, IL, documenting recordings by performers including Hum, Starcastle, and the Vertebrats, as well as ensembles from the University of Illinois, Eastern Illinois University, and Parkland College; sound recordings appear on media including 2", 1/2", and 1/4" audio tape, DAT, ADAT, CD-R, phonograph disc, and compact audiocassette.
Held at:
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
236 Harding Band Building
1103 South 6th Street
Champaign, IL 61820 6223
Phone: 217-244-93093
Fax: 217-244-8695
Email: schwrtzs [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 12/9/133
Created by: Pogo Studio (1980-2013)
Volume: 84.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 12/23/2013.

Organized in three series:

Series 1: Sound Recordings, 1988-2007

Series 1 consists of five sub-series: Sub-series 1: two-inch multi-track sound recordings, c. 1988-2000; Sub-series 2: ADAT sound recordings, 1994-2004; Sub-series 3: DAT sound recordings, c.1992-2007; Sub-series 4: Reel to Reel Audio Tapes, 1976-1993; Sub-series 5: Commercial Sound Recordings, 1983, 2000.

Series 2: Business Records, Session Notes, and Track Sheets, 1987-2005

Series 3: Artifacts, circa 1977

Biographical Note for Pogo Studio (1980-2013) : Pogo Studio was founded in 1980 by Champaign-Urbana native Mark Rubel. During the studio's thirty years of operation, Rubel made over 1,000 recordings for artists such as Hum, Alison Krauss, Adrian Belew, Salaryman, and Poster Children as well as ensembles from the University of Illinois, Eastern Illinois University, and Parkland College. Located in downtown Champaign, Pogo Studio offered clients a wide range of services including live and studio recordings, record production, music and technology consulting, and restoration services. In addition to his work at Pogo, Rubel served as the Audio Director of the Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University where he taught classes on audio technology and the history of rock. Pogo Studio ended recording sessions in December 2013 when Rubel accepted a position at Blackbird Studio in Nashville.
Subject Index
Business Records
Music - United States
Music business
Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Rock Music
Genres/Forms of Material
Sound Recordings
Acquisition Notes: Mark Rubel, Pogo Studio
Related Materials: Mark Rubel Interview, Illinois Pioneers, WILL-TV, December 18, 2014 (airdate) For more information please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3xOZ8Csivg.