Pogo Studio Audio Recordings and Business Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Sound Recordings

Business Records, Session Notes, and Track Sheets

Artifacts



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Finding Aid for Pogo Studio Audio Recordings and Business Records, 1977, 1987-2007 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Pogo Studio Audio Recordings and Business Records, 1977, 1987-2007Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/133

Primary Creator: Pogo Studio (1980-2013)

Extent: 84.0 cubic feet

Arrangement:

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

Date Acquired: 12/23/2013

Subjects: Business Records, Music - United States, Music business, Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign, Rock Music

Formats/Genres: Sound Recordings

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

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.

Biographical Note

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 Terms

Business Records
Music - United States
Music business
Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Rock Music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: 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.


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Series 3: Artifacts, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Item 1: dbx Noise Reduction Module, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Contains 8 dbx 310 modules, can service up to 16 tracks of simultaneous audio.
Accession number: 2014.1209133.001
Item 2: dbx Noise Reduction Module, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Contains 5 dbx 310 modules, can service up to 10 tracks of simultaneous audio.
Accession number: 2014.1209133.002

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