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About al mcguire

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  • Birthday 12/19/1916

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    I live on a 33' Freedom cat ketch

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  1. al mcguire

    Fantasy Studios RIP

    "A studio ain't nothing but bricks and mortar, it's the people who make the magic" Jerry Wexler A studio used to be where the technology was, now you have all those abilities on your phone. Starday King Studios were state of the art mid 1950's recording studio in Nashville, James Brown recorded here. It was located on a busy truck route around Nashville. It was busy and a lot of local engineers learned their chops working here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starday-King_Sound_Studios Starday King today The history of the studio
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    DIY Dipole antenna!

    Can it cook them taters ?
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    Dual Tumbleweeds

    Larry started it.
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    Dual Tumbleweeds

    You cannot have just 1 favorite Gary Larson cartoon, can you ?
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    RIP Burt Reynolds

    I owe Burt Reynolds big time. I was changing my career focus from music recording to production sound when he brought BL Stryker to Florida in the late 80's. I worked 12 - 2 hour movies with him that turned out to be my location sound grad school. A gentle man, I never heard him yell unless it was in the script. Thank you Burt.
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    DIY Dipole antenna!

    better to disperse the front edge of the waveform
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    Studio Sound Magazine Sept 1984 Issue

    MCI acronym for munchy, crunchy and intermittent.
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    Studio Sound Magazine Sept 1984 Issue

    Hessian is Burlap.
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    Studio Sound Magazine Sept 1984 Issue

    Long ago and far way there were no internets to learn from. We had magazines, Recording Engineer/Producer, Mix, and Studio Sound. I was rooting around and found this Studio Sound article about LSI Recording in Nashville, the studio I spent years and a marriage working in. I've been trying to post it here but my files were too large. I mentioned this on Jan's Sounderday this morning and John B. found the issue online. A time capsule of sound recording 1984 with my 15 seconds of fame starting on p 38. https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Studio-Sound/80s/Studio-Sound-1984-09.pdf .
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    Second degree encounters

    API = Automated Processes Inc. The American Neve and well worthy of restoration. Steely Dan Cover / API console https://www.audiomediainternational.com/recording/qtips-classic-api-console-up-for-sale API Lunchbox modules
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    Squealing Neumann KM185

    "It is intermittent, but not all of the time"
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    The horse has left that barn

    "Do you think the government gives a f**k about you?" Old film guys, if you don't want to know why did you ask ?
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    HVAC astonishment

    Dilbert for the win
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    HVAC astonishment

    The wash of white noise might be intended as it covers other, might be annoying sounds. Al
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