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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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Oct 31, 2017

History of Recording

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

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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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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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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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