Kurt... or anyone else who might be able to chime in...
I was wondering what console was used during the hey-day of Sigma Studios in Philly, during the period of The Spinners, Delfonics, Stylistics, etc.
I've tried researching it and haven't been able to come up with much info on Sigma, though I did read that they were the first studio in the U.S. to have a 24 track 2" machine...
There's all kof nfs of info about Thom Bell, Gamble &a Huff, and even session players
Lately I have been listening to the Santana albums recorded in the late 70's. Particularly the albums Festival, Moonflower, Inner Secrets, and Marathon. I was wondering if any of the members on here had worked with any of those recording sessions and can provide any information as to how they were tracked and mixed. They sound so natural compared to many of the tracks I am hearing today which have (how dare I say) a more clinical sound.
Any information on the history of those projects is gladly welcomed.
Hope your mix week is well.
I found this article on subject and thought I would share:
Which got me thinking and searching (with no luck) "who the first mixing engineer was to successfully use mix/stereo/mono/2 bus compression , what year that was, and which compressor they were using?"
Following that, who was the first to mix-into a mix bus compressor?
I've just completed my follow-up article to the History of Allison Research....
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There are plenty of pics, pdf's and even a little video.
With the advent of classic gain reduction units in software/plug-in form, I thought I would start a series of threads explaining how these original classic units worked - kind of a "what makes them tick" series of threads, for those who are using emulations from companies like
An Oral History by Malcolm Addey
For the first episode of Oral Studio History, we were fortunate enough to get Malcolm Addey to sit down and talk with us. We recorded a conversation that lasted almost two and a half hours in Studio B of Avatar Studios.
I'm having to do a small project on the history of recording, mainly the gear used and the reason for its conception. Does anyone know where I can find good resources, either books or (verified) online sources? Something along the lines of a timeline would also be helpful.
The project focuses on (digital) samplers. The rest of the group is doing the main ones (Fairlight CMI, MPC, Ableton) and I'm just filing in the stuff in between, while also providing a context for the main samplers covered.
Thanks guys (and gals)!