Ted Fletcher - what he's up to these days...

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by tfpro_guys, May 13, 2003.

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  1. tfpro_guys

    tfpro_guys Guest

    Hello recording.org!!

    If you are interested in compression (of the analog variety) you will be interested in Ted Fletcher's latest line of work. His latest unit 'Edward the compressor' pushes optical technology to the point where it emulates other forms of compression, (rather than the other way round).

    I think this is a first?? If not, can someone let me know before I claim this is the case:)

    Just thought you'd be interested!

    Danny Fletcher

    See more here
  2. Err...
    I can't think of anything funny to say, and I don't want to come across like a jerk, so I, tfpro_guys, will merely direct you to a thread in the Audio Designers Forum called "Edward the Compressor". Note please that Alan Hyatt is one of the mods there.
    Or was this like firing a shot across the bow? Doc
  3. HiString

    HiString Guest

    Does that post qualify as spam?

  4. Bobby Loux

    Bobby Loux Active Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Help me out here fellas, just for a quick second:

    Ted Fletcher is the infamous foul mouthed mercenary audio dude and from the *** forum correct? he was once affiliated with Joe Meek products from what I heard?

    tfpro poster above name is Danny Fletcher (I'm assuming its his son) i coulnt help but notice all the TFPro (Ted Fletcher Products) look exactly like all the Joe meek gear exept its red in color? (I mean exactly!)

    Is this all the same dude? and if so, why does he pimp so much other gear at mercenary yet you never hear him talking about (or anyone for that matter) or selling TFPRO (red joe meek) gear?

    someone want to put this all togather for me?

  5. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001

    Ted Fletcher is a different person than Fletcher from Mercenary Audio.
  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Originaly posted by Bobby Loux;
    Bobby Loux...
    As Nate has pointed out, these are not the same Fletchers . As far as who Danny is, that is anybodies guess but it does appear as if he is spamming for Ted.

    Edward "Ted" Fletcher, was at one time, an assistant for Joe Meek and after the famous engineer passed away for some reason, Ted laid claim to some of Mr. Meeks work. He went on to exploit the name and put out the line of gear that as we all know over time became worse and worse. The original SC2 comp was IMO the only good thing they ever put out and the only good ones of those were produced in the first couple of years. The later ones were not as good.

    Alan Hyatt and PMI have recently bought the rights for the Joe Meek name and all designs. It now appears that Mr. Fletcher is attempting an end run on the deal by releasing this "Edward the Compressor" which he is claiming has substantial revisions to the design and method of operation.

    Mr. Hyatt claims however that PMI has purchased some of the "Edwards" and had them disassembled and has found the name "Joe Meek" on the circut boards, lamely scratched off but still leaving a trace of the lettering. Mr. Hyatt believes there are no significant changes to the designs. Bottom line is these are sh*tty devices anyway and not real quality designs. PMI is in the process of doing new RD and design and releasing new products, in an attempt to bring the quality of Joe Meek equipment back up to the standards of the original SC2 ...

    Originaly posted by Alan Hyatt in the "Designing The Future" forum;

    So these are the facts and opinions that are available as the situation currently stands. I will reserve my opinions to myself but let me say I personally would like to thank Alan Hyatt for all the time he contributes here at RO answering members questions and asking what type of products they would like to see come to the market. Alan has also helped to support RO by advertising here continually and we are all aware of the high quality he has brought to the marketplace at affordable prices. I personally look forward to new products from PMI and Studio Projects. Kurt Foster / Review Editor, staff writer Recording.ORG
  7. stoneinapond

    stoneinapond Guest

    Sorry, but shouldn't this read ...these are not the same...

    Fletcher from Mercenary Audio has nothing to do with Ted Fletcher.
  8. sign

    sign Guest

    The gear pimp from Mercenary is a nice guy. I know his first name and it's not Ted or Danny.

    Only his mother calls him by his first name, even his wife calls him "Fletcher". :D
  9. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Thanks for pointing that out to me.. That is what I meant to say... they are NOT the same person.. sorry for the typo... Kurt
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