Part II:Building Gold Star Studios, Phil Spector and Alvin & The Chipmunks Come to Play:
FREMER: Where did you get all this (recording)stuff?
ROSS: We bought the parts. There were no recording consoles available. We had a broadcast console that was available to us. It was a stereo console because one channel was for cuing and the right was for the air. It was gorgeous. A guy had this wonderful board with the colored knobs and [it was] just what we wanted. And so we got it for a good price and I said, ah, we got the console.
FREMER: So you had to make an investment. So you had to have savings? You borrowed?
ROSS: We borrowed the difference, whatever. Hey, I wasn’t a GI so I had a problem. Anyway, we found out that this console was hot. [LAUGHTER]