It was Joe TarsiA, founder and owner of Sigma Sound Studios. Joe sold Sigma only a couple of years
ago. That place was definitely home of the Philly Sound, second home of Gamble and Huff (sp?). Their
NYC studio was the birthplace of the Village People, for better or worse (definitely better for
Sigma, as all those gold records led to a disco-fueled hot hand).
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Marcos Sueiro" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Quarter-inch splicing tabs
> I have
>> had a couple of opportunities to be a "recording artist" (popular
>> music, not classical) and I have found that as soon as musicians
>> find out the opportunity for "changes via edit" exists, they
>> immediately discover a near-infinite number of "flaws" in their
>> solos which need to be corrected!
> So true. So goes also with artists who want to change the volume of one track in the mix by half
> of one dB, or move one note in a solo by miliseconds.
> Perhaps my favourite quote from an ARSC Conference came in Philadelphia from Joe Tarsio, pivotal
> engineer for the "philly sound" of the 1970s: "Remember, automation was supposed to *save* us