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    Florida Storm

    The panhandle of Florida, from Tallahassee to Destin is largely without power. The rest of the state is pretty much as normal as Florida gets. Thanks for thinking of us. Al
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    Lavs for ties

    "I'm ALWAYS looking and the giant pimple under a t-shirt drives me nuts. Oh and don't even think of pushing it up in the knot just before we roll Ms. Wardrobe. I'll cut off your fingers." Good to see retirement has not dimmed your passion for sound Doug, carry on. Al
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    HN-7506 or something else

    HN 7506's are a like quiet room you can monitor in.
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    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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    Dual Tumbleweeds

  6. Thank you for finding this Alex Ginzo
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Lectro SMV battery drain

    Thank you Larry
  21. The Ampex ATR-124 Multitrack Analog Tape Recorder circa 1980 was a multitrack recorder on steroids. It was huge, it was hot, it ran on 220v. It had an obvious military use, why would you need a 24 track recorder that ran at 7.5 ips ? It has a light that tells you it is off. It sounded really good. The record producer used to say “it lies to you on playback and you just can’t get enough of it !"
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    Fantasy Studios RIP

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    A tour of the Ampex ATR-124 Multitrack Analog Tape Recorder

    This was the professional version. The same transport could function in a different way with a different set of cards. This was a military machine transport, a friggin' light to tell you it was off ? Meters that flash red if something is wrong, in 1980 ? 5000 ft x 7.5 ips is 2 hours of record time, make it reverse and record back and repeat and 1 reel would last 48 hours.
  24. Mark Capps showing us how he puts a mix together. The studio is The Sound Shop in Nashville, which was bulldozed a few years ago to make room for condo's. The console is a Trident Vector. Good stuff starts around :50 and is over by 4:00. I know nothing about the project or Larry Cappetto.