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al mcguire

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  1. Sounderday still happening 9am EST https://zoom.us/j/817979726?pwd=TWd6dmJhcFlOcGl1WXIvRUFOYkt1UT09#success
  2. Why don't you demo a unit. You know what you are looking for.
  3. https://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/ManufacturersOtari.html
  4. How does a healthy young man get to the front of the line, when being over 65 was a priority, pray tell ? Asking for a friend.
  5. I bought NA for 2 channels of my 833 not knowing if I would ever use it on a production. The next job was 100% 1 boom so I also put the mic on a second channel, which other than keeping the levels matched I never listened to and printed it as an ISO. 2 days later when reviewing the tracks I checked it out and on a setting of -2 it blew me and the producer away. I played for another soundmixer who is more adept at audio post production and he was also impressed. He said he could beat it "if given enough time, but for just putting a check in a dialog box it is incredible". It is now part of my kit and I do not charge extra for it in my tiny marketplace. I do enjoy hearing the spots on TV. I would rather have NA than Dante at this point in my career. Post production mavens tell us they toss our mixes, so this is a good chance to give them something to beat. Thank you Sound Devices.
  6. Woodland Studio B, 1982 - Commercial I took a 17 piece group to this room with an old Neve - I told the assistant what we had coming in and when he asked how I wanted the room setup - I asked him how long he had worked there’d he said 3 years - ‘then you know your room and what works, help me impress this producer and we will all gain a client”. The only thing I requested was all large cap german mics - all day tracking I kept looking at the producer trying not to grin at each other - Neve’s forever https://mixdownmag.com.au/features/rupert-neve-exploring-the-audio-architects-everlasting-legacy/
  7. https://www.rupertneve.com/rupert-neve-obituary/
  8. The famous "splice edit" in Strawberry Fields Forever" An interesting story regarding the famous edit of splicing the two takes of Strawberry Fields Forever:
  9. Nice service is their ethic, and being there when you need them.
  10. I bet it goes away if you set it to 24 fps. Whole numbers with whole numbers, fractions with fractions.
  11. I've spent part of the day exploring Jeff's new site with varying results revealing me to be the weak link. It is frustrating to be shot down, I got to the Article button and then it slipped away. To quote Jimmy Buffet "it was so simple it plum evaded me." While I was doing this I was on a Tony Joe White binge, preferring the B&W TV bit where he lip sycs because to me that version is the real deal, baked in my brain in 1969. He is primarily known as a songwriter and I find I love his versions warts and all. The feel just drips off of it. I may have posted some of these before and I'll [probably post it again. TJ White is ground zero for Swamp Music Yes I was listening to the king today
  12. Pete, the last control room I helped build was in 1985. I believe 2 sheets of 702 will suffice to make a 704 equivalent. Fill the space, it is not rocket science it is acoustics. I am not pedantic, I am more pedestrian. Al
  13. I do love words but pedantic was not in my vocabulary, so I had to check it out. Owens Corning 703 or 704 - last number is thickeness in inches - great stuff that is user scratchy, seriously wear long shirts and gloves. Al
  14. Gordon Moore was the first recipient of the Farrell Katz Sally Award for distinguished service to the animal kingdom.
  15. Hi Henri, I have a 833 and totally agree with you especially "I’d love to have the ability to browse the menus, or to adjust the eq’s on the iPad screen." I personally think we are right at the beginning of the developement of the 800 series actions and it will only get better. Al
  16. The youtubes are good and it contains the entire album I have a 40 year old earworm back in action "Happy Trails to You, until we meet again" Period correct photo w/ Al Bob, Billy Bob and Beegie Bob, we were collectively known as the Bob family
  17. Dang, I got reinfected with this country disco ear worms, I'd been clear for 40 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xn_h5X_3qE
  18. "I picked this issue for my daughters birthday 41 years ago." A mile marker for me. JB - Be very careful what you wish for. Please post a picture of you in your polyester dico suit. This LP features Sheldon Kurland as the the leader of the strings, Shelly is Peter Kurland's dad. Small world. The entire LP is on youtube
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