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Thanks for posting these! I had heard this studio burned down. Wasn't it in a hotel? And why all the pix of Bob? KW
I have the chopper of Joey Venneri, they used it along with Jeff Barry the producer in the original sound from the Shangri Las Leader of the pack Panhead
I worked at a company that rebuilt Ampex recorders. Also, built replacement heads for them. Then I worked for Ampex in Colorado Springs. Dan
The Ampex AG-440 tape recorder is the finest sounding machine I have ever laid my ears on. I upgraded my half track B to a C version many years ago when
Back in the 80's I was part of Waylon Jennings bunch. I've been in Jack's studio several times back then but the most memorable time was when Marty Stuart
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
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
Producers at Criteria and now run Audio Vision Studios in Miami.
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
100 proof – Careless Life 1993.......the forgotten band !!!!! Sean
Radio Televizija Sarajev >Bosnia i Herzegovinia
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
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
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
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
Scully Model 100 Series Tape Machine available for sale. Warren
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Just want you to know, IAR, the Institute of Audio Research, NYC is closed. Dan Gaydos
Too many to tell here. Michael Frondelli
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.
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
Wanted to know if George is still with us. I've got some good stories from 1967. Much appreciated, Robert Runyeon
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.
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
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
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
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
Recorded and mixed song in less than three hours in the trident room for Brev Sullivan. Jose Menendez
This is a picture of me doing a session there sometime in the fall of 1973. Mike Guaragna
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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
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