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Jun 16, 2019

Evelyn Robinson

Don Shroeder produced a single record in Nashville, Tennessee in the year 1964 titled My Sailor Boy by a young high school female group called the Zippers

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May 02, 2019

Ampex ag440 designer

Hi my name is Gerard McGough I have been an audio electronics designer and mastering engineer since 1976 I am very intrigued to know who was the designer

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May 02, 2019

JH600 best MCI

The JH600 is IMHO the best MCI for modern work. It doesn't stamp a sound all over everything like the earlier 500 (which is great if you want everything

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May 02, 2019

Mci jh600

I bought 4 channels of a mci jh600 that I recently rackeado, if you can tell me some tricks or particularities to get the most juice would be great. Thank

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Mar 16, 2019


I bought Chet Atkins JH10 16 track recorder in 1975 through studio supply in Nashville. i also bought a ampex 2 track (still have) with MCI electronics.

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Feb 02, 2019

LL Sentelle/ MezzAminD Records

I'll never forget the first time a U67 was used on my amp. The recording room was medium-sized, this was maybe 1986. The engineers had already positioned

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Feb 02, 2019

Jazz Composer, Pianist Dave Brubeck by Richard Majestic

Dave Brubeck, who died one day short of his 92nd birthday (December 5, 2012), wasn't my first interest in modern music, yet I have come to see him as a

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Dec 04, 2018

Estudios El Omburecords, Montevideo ,Uruguay

This console was acquired in 2007 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) belonged to a study that was dismantled, today is installed in the studio A of El Omburecods,

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Nov 23, 2018

Andrew Zaretsky

I know Joel personally for years. He is a talented engineer and very good in mechanics as well electronics. He told me he is also worked for Presto. He

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Oct 15, 2018

Chuck Berry Session Details

Berry recorded twice at Sound Exchange Studios. Maybe Phyllis could add a date to the photos. The first set of sessions was on May 30/31, 1973. Details

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Oct 15, 2018

Eric Schilling, Recording Engineer

Just a little update on your article about the custom built console in studio C Criteria. Your article states It was replaced after eleven years with an

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Oct 15, 2018

Ed Evans

A slight correction, the first picture is of Power Station Studio A which has an 8088 console. That was an 8068 (normally 32 channels) with 8 more channels.

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Oct 15, 2018

Bayshore Recording Coconut Grove Florida, 1978

Bayshore recording was built for and owned by Bill Szymczyk. Records recorded and or mixed there. The Eagles The Long Run Joe Walsh But Seriously Folks

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Sep 19, 2018

History of Recording

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

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Aug 23, 2018

Just a neighbor of Fred's.

I lived down the street at 1343 Chestnut St., with my parents and younger brothers. One day Fred was walking his dog when he heard my brother's band practicing

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Aug 23, 2018

Record Plant NY and LA House Engineer

Gary Kelgren hired me in 1968, Record Plant NY as house engineer.. In 1971 I moved to RP Los Angeles and worked until 1973. My married name was Lillian

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Aug 23, 2018


Thunder Sound Studios was located in Toronto, not Montreal. In 1978 Tom Brennand (Anne Murray engineer) was chiel engineer at Thunder Sound where he used

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Jul 25, 2018

Ingeniería de sonido , sound engineering book

America. A research and writing work during the last two years by sound engineer Julián Zafra, resulted in the book Engineering of sound, concepts, fundamentals

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Jul 24, 2018

MD at STC Studio Denmark

The MCI 500 from CBS London. Svend Christiansen

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Jul 24, 2018

Fader wrangler

minor correction - Thunder Sound was located in Toronto, not Montreal; made it a lot easier to move the Olive across town to Brian Mitchell's Studio 306

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Jun 28, 2018


Crazy tales from the studio.

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Jun 11, 2018

Ampex mm1100 2"

I'm looking for 16 track 2 heads for Ampex mm1100. Mike McHugh

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Jun 11, 2018

Larry Allen

Bert De Coteaux was a great man. I learn a lot from him. I always wanted to write and sell my own commercials; well bert shows me how to do that. I was

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Jun 11, 2018

Peter Rackham owner of The Sound Suite. Camden, london

I had 3 mixing consoles during the 34 years of studio ownership. The MCI was by far the best. An amazing amount of head room , And one of the punchier

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Jun 11, 2018

Additional to Plasma meters

The origins of the plasma meters come from CBS London who gave MCI an NTP plasma meter and said, This, all along the console, please. The meters originally

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Jun 11, 2018

Janet A Brooks

Recording engineer in the 70's. Did a lot of night sessions in a large studio in Melbourne - before an audio accident left me with no highs in my left

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May 17, 2018


Were can I get one? John Kramer

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May 17, 2018


Yes Hello indeed thanks for sharing! Keith Miller

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May 17, 2018

Antique Magnecord collection

I have dozens of early Magnecord transports and preamps (some believed to be Demo’s & prototypes) and hundreds/thousands of parts and manuals. All from

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May 17, 2018

Dominick Costanzo

Photo of Jimi Hendrix at console is at Record Plant Studios, not Electric Lady Studio

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May 17, 2018

Millbrook Sound Studio's Custom Helios Remote recording rig

I specified, purchased & built this little 16 track rig specifically for sessions outside of a typical studio environment. This all came about after realizing

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May 17, 2018

Rockin' In The Desert

Great site, great photos! I'm wondering where I can order a copy of Rockin In The Desert? On Amazon it appears to be out of print. Thanks guys! -Nat

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Feb 07, 2018

Studer 807 special edition in red

I'm after the Studer 807 special edition in red. jan.anthonisz@live.com.au Jan Anthonisz

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Jan 03, 2018

Early Ampex 4 track 1/2 inch Machine

I have had this machine since about 1982 when I worked in Abbey Road (EMI Studios). I know that Abbey Road did not prefer to use Ampex for various reasons

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Dec 10, 2017

China West - World Banks - " In Debt Interview" - When the "Bee Geez" we're TOO snooty...!

Way back when- when there were only TWO Sony 3324s in all of Miami - and much to the chagrin of our producer who was very regretful that we had even been

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Dec 10, 2017

Simon and Garfunkel in Holland 1966

i need information on the simon and garfunkel's photographer in holland 1966.

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Sep 22, 2017

Local artist Joan and Ken Holland

Ken and I worked the music circles in FL. New River studios was a wonderful atmosphere for creating and recording right at home. The staff was wonderful

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Sep 22, 2017

Four Seasons session guitarists.

The guitarist in the Four Seasons photos playing the Gibson Super 400 arch top electric guitar is Eric Gale. The gentleman playing the Danelectro guitar

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Sep 22, 2017

Dominick Costanzo

Pictures of Hendrix are at Record Plant NYC during the making of Electric Lady Land, It is not Electric Lady Studio. There is no such thing as Electric

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Aug 07, 2017


A method to route audio tracks to a bus for some kind of common processing, such as applying the same effect(s) to multiple tracks. Bill R

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Aug 07, 2017


LOOKING FOR A REMOTE FOR A MCI 24 TRACK RECORDER. Our manual identifies it as being a jh - 24b. Ramon Jimenez

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Jun 28, 2017

Remote control for original 440?

Hi, I have an original (not B or C rev) 440 and bought a remote for it, but do not see a receptacle for it on the control box. Were there no remote provisions

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Jun 28, 2017


Mr. Tom walked up on me mixing live in young circle (Hollywood) and offered me suggestions. I will never forget his suggestions. What a gentleman, I will

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May 27, 2017

Ingesón Estudios - Bogotá Colombia

Ingesón Estudios was created in 1966 by the eminent Acoustic Engineer, Historian and Musical Critic Manuel Drezner. From its beginnings, Ingesón was distinguished

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May 27, 2017

And a song for him!

In 1971, Emerson Lake and Palmer wrote and recorded the song Are you ready Eddie on their album Tarkus (Track #6). Lyrics available on-line pay tribute

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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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