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Apr 13, 2017

Probably the best sounding console ever produced by humans.

I bought my JH556-D LM because after figuring out which studio's and producers did the best sounding records ever, i also found out the consoles that have

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Apr 13, 2017

Wrong Model Tape Recorder?

Story goes, Les invents sound-on-sound by installing an extra head on the Ampex Model 200a that Bing Crosby gave him. Problem is.... every picture of the

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Mar 26, 2017


Roy Haley needs some recognition. Tom Lanik

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Mar 26, 2017

Mr Richard Marsh

How can I get a service manual or download schematics for a 725D? Thank you, Richard Marsh (530) 885-6809

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Mar 23, 2017

WAR STORIES??? heheheh....

How about having to break up a fight in the studio between two people in the band.....a husband and wife no less!?! I could see things were getting ugly

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Mar 23, 2017


Before I went to work full time as an engineer at Criteria in 1967, I worked for Jeep in his small repair shop/labaoratory on Sunrise Boulevard in Fort

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Mar 23, 2017


I have what looks like a 255 amp but is has no ID plate and Volume,Bass and Balance post on the back of the amp any one have any information in this amp?

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Mar 23, 2017

History of Recording

History of Recording - The guide to Recording Studio History and Knowledge - Celebrating the Recording Industry!

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Feb 04, 2017

Michael Echart

In the picture of Stax (Museum) Studio . I own the 280 2 track in the picture. It was found in the back of a local Memphis studio at which Bobby Manuel

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Feb 04, 2017

Ampex 351

Thank you for wonderful site. I been collecting tube tape recorders for years Currently have around 300 from different countries Ampex is my favorite

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Jan 19, 2017

National Recording Milwaukee's RCA Consoles BC-3 BC-5

We went to great lengths to restore and modify these two consoles for doing 50's style recording straight to Ampex full track 350.

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Dec 09, 2016

Michalynn Wagner

I enjoy seeing this different things about your outstanding career in the music industry. You made major contributions and deserve the recognition. In

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Dec 09, 2016

Researching Langevin

Hi, my name is John Trauscht. My father, Donald Trauscht, was hired by the owner of Langevin (Ed Swanson?) from 1964-1967 to pull the company out of the

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Dec 09, 2016

"Cutting room floor?"

I used to own a small 8 track studio that specialized in radio and TV spot work. I also worked as a VO talent in that room and various other studios. I

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Dec 09, 2016

Scully Model 280 Tape Machine

My experience with this tape deck is at the electronic music studio at Harvard University in the mid 1980s. They had two of the two track Scullys side

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Dec 09, 2016

Another MCI JH500, in Argentina

Theres a very important studio in Argentina called Estudio Ion, which has a set of great gear, among a few, a MCI JH500. cheers! Gino Ivan

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Dec 09, 2016

Universal Sound's 1973 Helios Film Dubbing Desk

I started as a trainee at Universal Sound back in 1973 and my first job, for my boss and guru - Lou Hanks, was to wire this desk in to the film dubbing

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Dec 09, 2016

Ampex ex employee

Mr. Poniatoff Ekkehart Willms

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Aug 26, 2016

Console Frame

Reminds me of the Helios Oslo, Norway Console frame. CJ

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Aug 11, 2016


Bob was my uncle. I miss him and Lynn, his wife, a great deal. I grew up in Mirasound. Scott Hornstein

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Jun 17, 2016


I remember a sound engineer named Bill McMeekin who worked at MiraSound around 1965. He and other MiraSound people often ate at Gus & Andy's Bar & Restaurant,

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May 27, 2016

Memories from the turn of 80's decade

The M79 was considered to have great sound and I believe was the machine of choice for the Steely Dan's producers. Anyone who owned / operated one of these,

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May 12, 2016

Scully M-100

In 1971 I built a control room for Straight Time Productions in Pittsburgh, PA. Included was a Scully M-100 which we got thru Martin Audio, NYC. When it

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May 12, 2016

i have 7 AMPEX 700 ATR rtr

Grand pa worked for Ampex and retired after 25 years. He collected and horded any Ampex item he could get his hands on . Now I have it all 1900 sq ft

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Feb 06, 2016

First Studio for me: 15 yrs old.

Bob Goldman was one of the most influential people in my audio career; set the stage for critical thinking, engineering, and hybridization of technologies.

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Feb 04, 2016

Me at the new board..

This is a shot of me at the new Big board in studio A. I believe this was a string section overdub of a Diana Ross session. Bill Radice

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Feb 04, 2016

Randy Thomas

Bought a 3M M79 24 track from Hank Sanicola in L.A. circa 1986. I think it cost about 13K, used, and heavily modded. Installed it in a home studio in Redlands

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Dec 25, 2015



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Dec 20, 2015

AMPEX 354 Tape Machine

The greatest AMPEX 354 Tape Machine page

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Dec 20, 2015

George Schowerer

The best, George Schowerer, page

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Dec 20, 2015

Mirasound Studios, NY

The informative, Mirasound Studios, NY, tribute page!

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Dec 09, 2015

History of Neumann M249b at CBS

I was wondering if you might be able to help me uncover some of the history of a microphone in my collection. It is a Neumann m249b with a serial number

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Dec 04, 2015

Vincent Guastella


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Dec 04, 2015

Prof. John Sisti

My understanding (I believe the story is told by Les Paul in a documentary, possibly Chasing the Sound) is that Colonel Ricky Ranger brought a tape recorder

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Nov 12, 2015

Harry Angus, Author

Hi, I'm writing The Encyclopedia Of Jerry Garcia Music Venues. I'm interested in locating an exterior photo of Criteria Studios. I'd need it at least

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Nov 01, 2015

Prof. John Sisti

I think it was 1973 or 1974 when, as I recall, two MCI 24 track showed up at A&M records in Los Angles. They were brought to Tom May Senior. I think his

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Nov 01, 2015

Prof. John Sisti

I do see a mention of Alison with the Kepex and GainBrain. They both made strong contributions to the development of signal processing. As a programmable

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Aug 16, 2015

"He Wont Stay"

Hi, this has to be a long shot but I used to own a 7 45rpm acetate with your label on and in type it says He Wont Stay (being the song title, its a female

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Jul 18, 2015

Bill Fields

W.C. Fields died on Christmas day, 1946. Fields was horribly ill the last 2 3 years of his life. Hence, the recording Les supposedly played for Fields

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Jun 11, 2015



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May 20, 2015

Bruce Brown Vintage Tube Audio

I am in desperate need of a copy of the factory manual on the Fairchild 275's. I have rebuilt a pair but have not been able to find out how to set up the

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May 16, 2015

Difference between Studer A80 Tape Machine MK I - MK IV?

How do the different Studer A80 revisions compare, sonically and functionally? My cousin has a MK IV. Tyler Burns

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May 10, 2015

Phil Topps

Many a night when I wasn't playing my own gigs, at the Sandpiper, in my home, Bay Shore, listening to the Super Suds of Rhythm. Warren could make that

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May 06, 2015

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik VF14K replacement for the VF14M Vacuum Tube

Users of vintage U-47 or U-48 microphone(s) know that the supply of original TELEFUNKEN GmbH VF-14M tubes is exceptionally limited and frightfully expensive

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May 05, 2015

Philip Topps, Greenwich Village 1965

My band, the Islanders, was the house band at Rick Allman's Cafe Bizarre for the whole summer of '65, when the Spoonful were at the Night Owl. We all used

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Apr 30, 2015

Neumann U67

Neumann U67 Microphone

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Apr 29, 2015

Neumann U47 Microphone

Neumann U47 Microphone

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Apr 29, 2015

Mojo Music Studios

Mojo Music Studios is located in the beautiful Adelaide Hills in South Australia, Australia. It has full analogue and digital recording facilities as

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Apr 28, 2015

Neumann M49

Neumann M49 Microphone

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