Cue up the Indiana Jones music, Sunset Sound‘s Drew Dempsey has just discovered a priceless Van Halen artifact!
Dempsey recently posted a video to the Sunset Sound Recorders YouTube channel in which he shares “one of the most amazing documents ever.” In his hands is the hand-written microphone set up for the tracking of 1979’s Van Halen II, which was recorded at the Sunset Sound Recorders studios in December of 1978.
Dempsey found the still intact page in an old cabinet upstairs in the studio vault. The setup was written by Peggy McCreary, the assistant engineer on the first two Van Halen albums under engineer Donn Landee and producer Ted Templeman. The video also takes the viewer inside Studio 2 where David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony were positioned during the recording sessions.
This is one of several must-see videos posted to the Sunset Sound YouTube channel, which you can find HERE. Dempsey is the host of the “roundtable” series as well as Marketing Director at Sunset Sound.
“My goal of the Sunset Sound Roundtable is to search out, discover and interview every historical, person, document, aspect and detail within the 60 years of legendary sessions at this historical studio,” Dempsey told VHND. “Donn Landee Come In! We Love You! EVH Forever!”
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