London's Leading Centre Since 1986
Below is the generic RPM advert that you'll see in many multimedia magazines.
Do let us know if you find a mag where we ought to advertise, and we'll check it out.
Here are some photos to give you an idea of what RPM is like.
Here's our reception, looking into the copy room and graphics room. The people have posed for the shot: see if you can work out which one of them actually works here! We only have four or five staff, which makes us small enough to care, and large enough to cope: it's a desperately cheesy expression, but it's true.
This next pic is part of the machine room: there's a similar rack of
50 recorders on the other side, out of shot. This room looks like Tokyo
by night, and is pretty impressive. Heat rises, and motors run fast when
they get warm: you can just see one of the fans we installed at the bottom
of each rack to keep the top machines at the same speed as the bottom ones.
How do you photograph bank upon bank of black boxes with black buttons
and not make it look like a coal house? Well, you use arty filters over
the lights, and get the camera right down in the corner of the doorway
The photo below is of the mastering room, where we prepare masters for
duplication if you don't supply them to us quite finished. See that half-inch
reel-to-reel on the right? It used to be one of our two main workhorses,
but now it gets used only about once every couple of years (the other is
in a cupboard downstairs along with our PCM-F1). DAT tapes were all the
rage for quite a while, but now it's pretty much all CDRs or wave files.
Mastering and editing is how we started in March 1986 -- not here, mind
you, but in Robin and Michele's living room. After Rosemary was born, we
were surprised to find that she didn't want to be rocked to sleep: Robin
had to gently kick her cot in time with the music!
50 Fordhook Avenue, Ealing Common, London W5 3LP
Visitors welcome by appointment
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