12 thoughts on “Studio”

  1. Your studio makes me think of United Recording, Gold Star in Hollywood, and RCA in Nashville. All of these back in the 50’s and 60’s. But I don’t see any tape machines! (Chuckle.) Bill Putnam had the foresight (very normal with him) at Universal Recording at 111 E. Ontario, Chicago to install polycylindrical baffles. This was around 1953.

    Good website. Congratulations.

    1. Bob,

      We used to use United, Gold Star, and Western for all of the mastering when we didn’t have time…. our studio, Far West Recording Productions, Inc., used to be, back in the late 60’s and early 70’s, across the street from Warner Bros. Studios on Olive in Burbank, Ca.
      Great times back then…. more of a cottage industry… lots and lots of tape splices all over the engineers room floor…. loved those aluminum blocks… (still using them for audio restorations and transfers today)

    1. thanks man. what an awesomely niche blog you have! I love it. I own about 15 ribbon mics, and a reslo is not among them. i’ve bid on prolly 10 on eBay but nvr managed to get one for the price i wanted… soon enough… funny thing is i bought a BOX for a reslo from angela for a buck years ago… figuring i’d get a reslo soon enough. Angela used to sell NOS reslos in the 90’s for like $60??? or so??? have you seen the old Angela catalog? LMK if you’d like me to send u a scan of their Reslo ad….


  2. Dear everybody,
    I found a Sony CRT-32 fm wireless microphone which is in very good condition and probably still works. The problem is that – after days of search in the WEB – I have no found anything about it. So, I would appreciate very much if anyone could let me have any information, website, owner’s manual, whatever.
    Thank you all in advance.

  3. Hey Guys, I have the ADM ST160 II console that was originally manf. for KJR, and have it operational and use it for doing voiceovers. I’m currently constructing a small sound booth, for the voiceovers. The mixer is outstanding. It allows Pre and Post FX prior to the busses for adding fx to the audio, and with the Start/Stop on each of the sliders I can activate the click on the mouse to start the recording on the computer. It’s much nicer to do the analog fx and lay down the track, then use the digital in the computer to tweak the nuisances in the mix. The mixer went from KJR to KCMS and when I helped build the new studios at KCMS the engineer gave the mixer to me as they were going to go to digital studios. It weighs as much as I do, but performs great.

  4. Dear Chris,
    A computer illiterate I don’t know how to scan – do you have a FAX number I can send you something of interest ?
    Beste regards.
    Johan VanLeer (Little Sir Echo)

  5. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wheatstone-SP-8-Stereo-Production-Console-TV-Broadcast-On-Air-Mixer-/251813149317?nma=true&si=NK%252FZgTRVDKPvN4xsExwTgphzYXI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    I wish I had seen this Wheatstone SP-8 sooner. Several months after the ebay listing above had closed, I stumbled upon it while looking for a TV-600 manual. I contacted the seller right away (an e-recycling center), and he informed me that the console was destroyed. The 24 mono/stereo modules in the console and a box of extra modules were used for scrap metal. He had also found the power supply, which was also destroyed. That type of shit makes me very sad. I guess it’s true – you snooze, you lose. In this case, everybody loses. RIP beautiful analog console…

    1. A few years ago, our local Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) donated a completely functional Ward-Beck analog console to a local Art/Music School. In their mad rush to acquire the latest digital mixer of the day (Yamaha Pro-Mix) the Ward-Beck ended up in an open shed in the suburbs. It was rained and snowed on. That desk was TRASHED way beyond repairs….cables cut, modules with water damage and oxidation, not to mention cobwebs and nests of dead spiders, power supply sitting outside , meters cracked. Man, I was so angry. The console was then put on sale ‘as is’ for $2500. There were no buyers, and the whole system ended up in a land-fill somewhere. Very sad. I just rescued a TAC Scorp Mk.2 32/8/2 from a similar fate. And I recently bought (saved)) a fully functional Soundcraft 200SR 24/4/2 from being dumped. My local music store know that I RESCUE anything analog…so I picked up, for not too much wonga, a Tascam MSR-16 recorder, and a Tascam M2524 24/8/2 analog desk package. The refurbished Scorp and the Soundcraft are now used in the studio as sidecars to our main Trident console. The Tascam 2524 mixer works well for PA at our practice spot. Ahhh!!!!
      this mad rush to affordable (read cheap) digiblahlah is amazingly stupid. Cheers.

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