The Atari ST 520 was launched in 1985 as a home computer system. However, because of the built-in MIDI ports and the excellent MIDI recording software from Steinberg, the Atari ST became the heart of record studios across the country.
The Atari ST was also very good at playing games and was the nemesis of the Commodore Amiga computer, its comtempory of the time. At school in the mid to late 80's you either had an ST or Amiga, and the classroom arguments would rage about which machine was technically better ...
Because of the relatively low price (£399 in 1986) it was used by many bedroom musicians and was in no small part responsible for a great number of independent tracks to hit the dance charts. Not just limited to the amateurs, the Atari ST was also used by the professionals in concert by bands including Madonna, Tangerine Dream, Fatboy Slim, and 1990s UK dance act 808 State.
We have both the 520 ST and 1040 STE models.
We currently do not have our charges listed online, but we are happy to quote you by phone. Please call us on 01440 709794 and we'll be happy to help.
Minimum Order Charge
We do have a minimum order charge of £50 (excluding delivery) for all hires. This is to cover the time involved in organising and dispatching a single small item. Sorry :-(
New clients are required to pay in advance by BACS or credit card. Repeat customers can open a credit account with us on 30 days terms.
Multiple Items & Job Lots
If you're looking to fit out an entire set and need many items, we are happy to quote a discounted rate based on the quantity of items.
The term dry hire means to hire an item without having a technician supplied to support it. Most of our small items are available to dry hire, but some of the more complicated equipment that require specialist knowledge are not. In these cases we will deliver the item(s) personally and set them up for you. Please call us for a quotation based on the hire period and location.