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Jul 20, 2021

Andrew Bayfield

I ran a 16 Track version of one of these in my studio for fifteen years starting in the mid 1980s. Here's their strengths and weaknesses: They are a

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Jul 18, 2021

Fred as engineer

I didn't know who Fred was or his legendary history when I played on some commercial jingle sessions for Keller & Cohen in the late '90s, but one playback

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Jul 18, 2021

The Albert Brothers - Ron & Howard Albert

Producers at Criteria and now run Audio Vision Studios in Miami.

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Jul 18, 2021

Townhouse Studios

I used to work at Townhouse Studios, London in the 1990s, as a maintenance technician. I worked with seven of these machines (two in each of the three

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Jul 18, 2021

100 proof ‎– Careless Life 1993

100 proof ‎– Careless Life 1993.......the forgotten band !!!!! Sean

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Jul 18, 2021

Mixing consoles 8108

Radio Televizija Sarajev >Bosnia i Herzegovinia

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Jul 18, 2021

Looking for George

George was an early mentor at Mirasound... worked with Skip J and Phyllis later at Sound Exchange. :) Anyone have contact info for George? Cheers Winn

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Jul 18, 2021

Gordon Neal / Herman Lewis Griffin

Hi George, My name is Jordan Wilson, I am a musical historian from The Soul Archive in England and I also work alongside MD Records. I am currently researching

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Jul 18, 2021

Swiss Engineering at its best

I have a 1973 ReVox A77, and it’s so incredibly detailed and sophisticated. The only Achilles heel of it is the life of the heads - at 900 hours, that’s

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Jul 18, 2021

12 track

Very cool Paul. Do you still have this machine? I’ve always been curious about this format but have never seen a scully 12 track in person. Ben

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Jul 18, 2021

I have one to sell!

Scully Model 100 Series Tape Machine available for sale. Warren

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Jul 18, 2021

Scully M100 at Straight Time Productions, Pittsburgh PA circa 1971

This photo is of a Scully M100 installed at Straight Time Productions in 1971. It was a pretty good machine once you figured out some of the strangeness

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Jul 18, 2021

Early history of the M49

At the end of World War II George Neumann decided that magnetic recording would oust the disc from the market, so he decided to concentrate his firm's

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Jul 18, 2021

Bob and Lynn Goldman

I think Bob and Lynn Goldman, and Mirasound Studio should be added. Many of the photos of individuals from the 50's and 60's were taken at Mirasound.

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Jul 18, 2021

ATE - Retired

I was one of first to use ATE (incircuit bed of nails) for the depot repair of field returns PWC manufactured by numerous manufactured. Your system cost

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Jul 18, 2021

The Studer A80/R at Tannoyista

I own a Studer A80/R 1/4 15/30 IPS machine. The reproduction quality of this machine is second to none. It's absolutely stunning. I first bought my A80

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Jul 18, 2021

Rick Landers,

In the summer of 1974 I briefly worked for the Virgin Records shop in Coventry, U.K., and was invited to go to Abbey Road Studios to hang out with Roy

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Jul 18, 2021

Rebuilding a treasury destroyed by the loudness war

Until Columbia, aka Sony Music, decides to release a decent stereo remix of Miles Davis' Milestones from Fred Plaut's original multi-track tapes, I tried

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Jul 18, 2021

Brad T. Svoboda ( Drummer/ Percussionist )

Fred Catero! An amazing, genuine inspiration to my life! As a drummer I started playing at age 7, self-taught. My primary inspiration growing up in a family

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Jul 18, 2021

The Manor desk

Hello - the Manor desk, pictured maybe fifth from the top, belongs to myself and a partner. I was told by a good friend of Dick’s, from whom I bought

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Jul 18, 2021

Trying to figure out a record that's labeled Mirasound.

I have the song He won't stay and i was wondering if anyone knows whos the artist? It's a lady singer. Can you send me any artist you think it is? Thank

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Jul 18, 2021

Eric Siegel

I met Bob Goldman while I was working as a video technician at a closed circuit television company in New York City. He invited me to his studio and showed

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Jul 18, 2021

Larry DeCarmine - Recording Engineer, Assistant Engineer

I had the pleasure to record and assist on many of Melba Moore Capitol Records recording, she was always very,professional, pleasant and personable! Larry

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Jul 18, 2021

A dependable machine

I used to work for UB-40 at their DEP studio in Birmingham UK. I moved here from Townhouse, and though the MTR-90 wasn’t up to the standards of the Studer

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Jul 18, 2021

Former songwiting partner of Bob Crewe

I wrote at least a hundred songs with Bob Crewe during the. From 1964 to 1970. I wrote for Lesley Gore, Tina Turner, Frank Sinatra Jr Lenny Welch Adam

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Jul 18, 2021

Core Memory Data Storage

I commend you all for the chivalrous act of trying (and succeeding) in preserving early video tech. History is lost when people like you are not around.

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Jul 18, 2021

Assistant Engineers would have just loved this machine!

I was an assistant in the early 80's at Amigo Studios in Burbank, CA and one of the maintenance techs who had previously been at Criteria in Florida had

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Jul 18, 2021

Audio Fax console built with Langevin EQ and preamps

This console was originally built by Audio Fax for National Recording's Bryant Park studios in 1964. When it was taken out of service it was purchased

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Jul 18, 2021

Jerry Solomon's Spouse

The murals were done by Danny Blumenau. Jerry was assistant engineer for 4-5 years in the 70's. Assisted Eddie Kramer and others. Recorded Joni Mitchell

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Jul 18, 2021

Dan Gaydos, Pres. The Museum of Sound Recording

Just want you to know, IAR, the Institute of Audio Research, NYC is closed. Dan Gaydos

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Jul 18, 2021

Electric Lady Engineer - 9 years 1975-84

Too many to tell here. Michael Frondelli

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Jul 18, 2021

Mixing bass by wasting woofers

My first big studio job was as a runner at The Power Station. We had a session with Jason Corsaro who could tell a mean story, but that's a digression.

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Jul 18, 2021

Love me some Aretha!

I love me some Aretha. Growing up my mom played Aretha over and over again. She had a story for each of her Aretha favorite song. If I was asked which

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Jul 18, 2021

Robert Runyeon

Wanted to know if George is still with us. I've got some good stories from 1967. Much appreciated, Robert Runyeon

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Jul 18, 2021

Ampex MM 1000 -Famous History

MM 1000 30 IPS/varispeed Sel/Sync AMAZING HISTORY. Recorded Robert flack's Killing Me Softly as well as many other hits by Famous Recording Artists.

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Jul 18, 2021

Former Engineer, Audio Recording Studios, Cleveland, Ohio

While attending the A.E.S. Convention in either 1974 or 1975, I encountered Jack Mullin and his history of recording display. I must have been there for

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Jul 18, 2021


Hello, I have a Ampex ATR-700 Tape Machine with the metal tilting stand that I am looking to sell. How can I determine the value? It does work but the

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Jul 18, 2021

The best analogue recorder out there.

During the mid eighties I worked in one of the few UK studios that owned a couple of Ampex ATR124s. They were massive machine capable of holding 14 spools

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Jul 18, 2021

ATR-100 half inch - utterly brilliant

We had four of these at Townhouse Studios, London. I remember them performing with literally NO repairs in the two years I was there. Absolutely the best

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Jul 18, 2021


Recorded and mixed song in less than three hours in the trident room for Brev Sullivan. Jose Menendez

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Jul 18, 2021

Great day at the studio

This is a picture of me doing a session there sometime in the fall of 1973. Mike Guaragna

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Oct 22, 2020

History of Recording

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

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Oct 22, 2020

Jim reiter-Topwrench1948@yahoo.com

I was 19 years old, in 1967. You have a pick of George Showerer and me in the old control room. I'm the fat guy on the right. Wasn't there long. Got drafted

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Oct 22, 2020

J37 vs telefunken m10 4track

It is often said that the j37 was the first multitrack machine, apart from the fact that stereo was also considered a multitracker at the time, the almost

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Oct 22, 2020

Zero beats per measure and infinity gets the count

EveAnna, Love your PRIDE EQ. Where did you get the idea and how did it happen that you decided to make it a theme unit? Cool Robin Reda

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Oct 22, 2020

I have a Ampex 985 ... Bought it New

Believe it or not, I bought my 985 Ampex unit while working at Ampex Corp, Redwood City circa 1967 Had it all these years geez.. that's 53 years Gulp!

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Oct 22, 2020

Rick Landers,

In the summer of 1974 I briefly worked for the Virgin Records shop in Coventry, U.K., and was invited to go to Abbey Road Studios to hang out with Roy

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Oct 22, 2020

Converting 2 Track to mono

I want to convert my 2 track ATR 700 to full track. Is it as simple as replacing the Headstack? Thanks, Matt

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Oct 22, 2020

Studio Owner

I Have acquired a Ampex 300 1 inch deck 8 Track. Just transport port and cabinet. How rare is this?Was it modified? Chuck E Bumps

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