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Tom Dowd and the Language of Music

Discussion in 'Recording' started by geeknik, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. geeknik

    geeknik Guest

    I just finished watching this documentary on Sundance. How many of you have seen this? It was really inspirational.
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    If you do not know who Tom Dowd was, he was the person responsible for building and setting up Atlantic Records recording operation in New York in the early 50's as well as going on to record many of the acts Atlantic brought to the forefront, including Aretha Franklin, Bobby Darin, Ray Charles, Cream, Derik & The Dominos, Eric Clapton just to mention a few.

    Absolutely worth the cost, this should be required viewing for anyone interested in audio recording.

    Here are a couple links where you can buy the DVD for those of us who don't get Sundance. The second link is the web site for the DVD ...

    Link 1

    Link 2


    i bought it a while ago...absolutely awesome!

    also, i have found mix magazine website very useful for finding interesting articles...just search for anything on there...including tom dowd...very fun!
  4. geeknik

    geeknik Guest

    does anyone know of any more documentaries this dedicated to audio recording? I was in shock that it had so much in depth stuff in it. It was a real dive into the history of recording.
  5. Wooly

    Wooly Guest

    yep, we have the DVD.

    It's great! Very informative.
  6. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    Feb 17, 2001
    Tampa Bay, FL
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    I own it. I was surprised how good it was.

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