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Bel

Classic Recording Studio Equipment

Bel Electronics is a British audio equipment manufacturer that has been producing high-quality audio products for recording studios since the 1970s. The company was founded by Graham Boswell and David Kemp, who were both audio engineers with a passion for developing new audio equipment.

In the early days, Bel Electronics focused on producing high-quality audio transformers, which were used in a wide range of audio equipment. The company quickly gained a reputation for producing high-quality transformers, which were renowned for their superior performance and reliability.

Over the years, Bel Electronics expanded its product line to include a wide range of audio equipment, including mixing consoles, equalizers, compressors, and other signal processing equipment. Many of these products became widely used in recording studios and live sound applications, with a reputation for delivering clean, transparent audio with a high degree of accuracy and reliability.

The Bel BD-80 processor is a high-quality digital delay with an expandable memory with loop edit facility, synchronised record and playback (sampling), keyboard control (1 V per octave), echo and flanging. The Bel BD-80 must be one of the most popular delay/samplers ever produced, being found in most modest home set-up to the more high-profile studio.