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Articles Tagged Heritage And History

  • Thursday, September 04, 2014
    microfiles
    Craig Leerman 09/04/14 05:09 PM,
    The majority of old microphones in my collection are for display, largely because they’re, well, old. Some require repair, others need an unusual connector or cable assembly to function. But the AKG D202E is different. It’s not in my working mic locker but I’ve employed it several times on stage, and may do so again, even though it’s the oldest AKG mic in my set. The D202E is a cardioid dynamic handheld model with a twist—it employs two separate diaphragms,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014
    microphones
    Craig Leerman 07/31/14 12:33 PM,
    If you were a musician in the 1970s or are a fan of vintage gear, the name Univox should be familiar. Merson Musical Products, a musical instrument division of Unicord Incorporated, made and marketed a wide range of products with the Univox brand, including guitars, keyboards and cool-looking blue Tolex-covered guitar and bass amps. In addition, Merson Musical Products was the U.S. importer of Marshall amps, Korg keyboards and other lines including Tempro brand drums (my first kit). Some big… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, July 11, 2014
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    Mike Stahl 07/11/14 03:46 PM,
    From the author: After performing in bands throughout high school, college and thereafter (simultaneously spending three post-graduation years as a middle school history and math teacher), I began my career in audio by owning and operating a small recording studio in northeastern Pennsylvania. My studio created and recorded advertising jingles for local businesses and also provided audio equipment for live events. When the early ‘70s gasoline crisis limited the ability of clients to travel to my studio, I had to… View this story
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  • Monday, June 30, 2014
    rolling stones
    Bruce Borgerson 06/30/14 05:55 AM,
    If you’ve seen the Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter movie, you might recall Jimmy Johnson’s brief speaking role. He was the one coaching Keith Richards on the proper Alabama pronunciation of “Y’all come back, y’hear.” For three nights in December of 1969, the Stones cut basic tracks and live vocals for three songs: “You Gotta Move,” “Wild Horses” and “Brown Sugar.” The sessions took place at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios—the “burlap palace” at 3614 Jackson Highway—a nondescript former casket factory which… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorStudioTechnician

  • Monday, June 09, 2014
    adamson
    Kevin Young 06/09/14 04:09 PM,
    Across more than four decades in pro audio, Mick Whelan has worn a substantial number of different hats: mix engineer for Paladin, The Sweet, and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band; Martin Audio’s first employee; sound designer and systems operator for Robin Trower, the Beach Boys and Carole King (to name just a few); executive for some of the top manufacturers in the industry ... and many more. Now, the tireless 63-years-young native of the UK has taken on his latest challenge… View this story
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  • Thursday, June 05, 2014
    recording engineer producer
    Robert Carr 06/05/14 11:39 AM,
    From the archives of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, enjoy this in-depth discussion with engineer/ producer Val Garay, conducted by Robert Carr. This article dates back to the October 1983 issue. As a natural extension to his career as a musician during the early Sixties, Val Garay’s love for music lead him to pursue the art and science of audio engineering. Starting in 1969, he apprenticed at the Sound Factory, Hollywood, under rock-recording legend Dave Hassinger (Rolling Stones,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogBusinessDigitalEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Friday, May 09, 2014
    re/p files
    Wiliam Wolf 05/09/14 05:14 PM,
    From the archives of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, enjoy this in-depth discussion with legendary producer George Martin at A.I.R. Studio London, conducted by William Wolf. This article dates back to the January/February 1971 issue. William Wolf: What do the letters “A. I. R.” stand for? George Martin: Associated Independent Recordings. WW: Has A.I.R. done any independent production locating the talent, etc. as yet? GM: Yes, but not much. We left our respective companies just over five years… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorStudioTechnician

  • Thursday, May 01, 2014
    rolling stones
    Danny Abelson 05/01/14 05:07 PM,
    Almost every aspect of evaluating, selecting, operating, and maintaining sound reinforcement gear has been thoughtfully proposed and dissected in these pages over the years. So in this series, we’re instead going to explore topics having to do with the human element in sound reinforcement, and are fortunate to have journeyman mixer Dave Natale to offer some guidance. Our first topic, viewed through Dave’s personal experience, is transitioning from sound company staff to an independent mix engineer. After working 20-plus years… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    re/p files
    Paul Laurence 04/30/14 06:04 PM,
    From the archives of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, this feature offers a great look back at a seminal recording, circa the early 1970s. Tom Dowd has participated in as much recording history as maybe anyone around today. During his 28 years in the business, he has recorded and/or produced, among others, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Herbie Mann, Ray Charles, The Coasters, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, Otis Redding, Dusty Springfield, The Young Rascals, The Allman Brothers,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneProcessorStudio

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    live sound
    Mick Whelan 04/29/14 04:10 PM,
    Touring around Britain and Europe during the early 1970s was quite a challenge; most bands carried their own public address (PA) system and used it for every gig, as “house PA systems” simply didn’t exist. Local work crews didn’t exist either so this meant that you and your fellow roadie carried the rig in and out of the venue one piece at a time; the wheel hadn’t been exported to the UK at this time, or they cost too much,… View this story
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