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(OT)IS GLYN JOHNS STILL ALIVE?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by wondercrush, Jun 29, 2001.

  1. wondercrush

    wondercrush Guest

    I have been really digging some of the stuff he has engineered recently and I was just wondering if he is still alive. I'm figuring he'd be in his 60's or 70's by now...

    Just Curious :D
     
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Damn, I hope so...I'd hate to think I was talking to a ghost a few months ago, or that my friend Ethan was an orphan without at least bragging to me about the mic collection he inherited...
     
  3. wondercrush

    wondercrush Guest

    Thanks Fletcher! Does he ever participate in any of the forums? I would love to be able to ask how he got that Who bass sound... other than the player, the bass and sweet equipment I'm sure they used. I was thinking more along the lines of mic placement, etc......


    Thanks!
     
  4. I think he did a good job of capturing what John Entwhistle sounds like coming out of his amp. Pretty simple with players like that...

    JH
     
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Having had a client that was into a lot of the 'vintage' tones, I learned alot about captureing them...things like the 3 mic drum crap on our website came from some of these experiences.

    If I gave you Glynn's home number [which isn't going to happen, so forget about it], and he told you 'chapter and verse' of exactly what was done on which session with who ever your heart desired...the fact of the matter is that while you might get close, you're not going to get all the way "there" without the player, the same equipment, the room, etc. It's just not something you can recreate without all things being as they were...including the 'song' and the arrangement.

    May I humbly suggest that you get new sounds that very well fit your music. It's neat to know the history...but it's way cooler to create the future. Good luck.
     
  6. wondercrush

    wondercrush Guest

    I'd have to agree with you Fletcher about creating new sounds. I was just curious about the technique cause I'm still learning and knowing the history, in my opinion, only helps to create the future...

    Thanks for the encouragement though!

    P.S. I'd neverask for anyone's home number - that isn't what I'm all about. I just wanna learn what I can, where I can!
     
  7. gtrmac

    gtrmac Guest

    How about just telling us which town he lives in so I can hang out in the pubs and hope he shows up?
     
  8. dbock

    dbock Guest

    Glyn was (was only becuase I don't work there anymore) one of the very few pleasureable people I got to work with in my years at Oceanway. He was a real gentleman and gave that term some meaning, as well as being able to pull off engineering and producing feats NO ONE ELSE COULD.
    My experience with his son Ethan indicates similar traits.
    I don't remember Glyn going for the pubs with the same enthusiasm Andy did......
    BOCK
     
  9. Arny

    Arny Active Member

    Dear Guest,
    Re: If I gave you Glynn's home number
    You forgot the most important thing that is
    TIME
    Recording in those days, the studio environment had quite a different atmosphere than today, it was much more naive, SO
    unless you can take a person back in time even if he took all the items you have suggested he would still be a long way from
    achieving that sound.
    Do you have Glyn's Tel # ?

    Best Regards

    Tony
    Tony Arnold (Director)
    Helios Electronics Ltd.
     
  10. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Arny. Those posts are from 2001 and the "guest" was Fletcher. Yeah, he probably did have Glyn's phone number but he doesnt come around here anymore. Glad to see someone from Helios here...
     
  11. Arny

    Arny Active Member

    Dear Dave,
    Just felt that line was a little arrogant, I'm afraid its not a line that I can possibly endorse.
    but still, why worry, he did not let us down, only himself.


    Best Regards

    Tony
     
  12. Arny

    Arny Active Member

    Dear DBock,
    Sorry don't know your real name.
    Hope you enjoyed using the ATR-124's as much as I still do.
    Tell me your thoughts

    Best Regards

    Tony.
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