Digital Labs Studio was located in rural Cape Girardeau County...a beautiful setting
and a fine place to record.
Here's a view of the control room: two digital consoles linked via MIDI to the recording computer.
The computer itself (at this time) was a dual Pentium III with multiple 10000RPM SCSI hard disk drives
capable of up to 256 tracks. It didn't take long to cut a CD with this set up!
Here's a photo of Area 51 (Version 1.0) in the studio...
Left to right: Rich Comeau (bass guitar), "Tiny" Allen May (drums), and Dallas Hickerson (Keyboards).
Sadly, Digital Labs' Owner/Engineer/Producer Rich Comeau died in March, 2001,
after a tough battle with cancer. (You can view his obituary
Mr. Comeau is terribly missed. He was a good friend, a talented musician, and a fine Recording Engineer. I'll always remember him this way...