Wow! An offer I can't refuse. Address offlist.
I am proud to brag about the two KKHI techs who had to carry each
half of their 351-2 in to the hall, go back for the other half then
go back for the mics, power supplies, and Atlas MS25 stands in four
trips for our 1966 Youth Orhcesta radio recordings, as I walk in to
an orchestral recording with a 744T in a shoulder bag and the mics
and 15' mic stand in the other hand…
I think it is wonderful to use old nostalgic recording gear, but
personally don't find the sound superior, especially with the speed
drift from top to tail of the reel (with anything older than ATRs).
I'm nearly 60, yet embrace the best modern technology wholeheartedly!
Have those old Ampexes been retrofitted with consatant tension? I
like my Studer a lot…
Mind you, I produced over 150 audiobooks on ATR 102s, edited them on
440Cs, and have made as many as 3,000 edits with razor blade and #67
tape in a 3 hour voice program, and I don't miss that tech a bit.
Who's the high end dealer? Has he identified hmself as such? i
thought he was just an audioph(insert vowels)l. He LIKES those people
with more money than sense! I like good sound at a reasonable price,
as an independent audio engineer with more talent than budget.
I'll never hire a lummox, or a person with a gun, and when I can't
carry the gear I'll retire to my computer! (registered Concientious
Objector, 1972, and a California boy from the start…).
But we are all audio people, and I don't mean any of this as a
putdown. As I see it we are playing around while everyone else is at
the conference! ;-)
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On May 27, 2009, at 6:27 PM, Ken Fritz wrote:
> Hi Lou,
> It's great that a high end dealer contributes to the list. We
> need feedback from those that are retired, in the recording
> business, and rely on those that appreciate good music and are
> willing to pay what it takes to hear good music from great gear.
> My 67 years old bones have made a few recordings in Richmond,
> Va. Sue and I hauled my Ampex 351-2, Peluso 2247 SE mikes and
> Atlas 11Ft stands to a few venues and are pleased with the
> recordings we made, all orchestral at the University Of Richmond.
> I've had an Ampex 440 C machine fitted with new Flux MS heads
> that I'll be using instead of the 351. I've been told numerous
> times I need to chuck the analog tape machines and go digital.
> I've hired a few lummoxes to cart the machines in and around
> Richmond and they're all licensed to carry guns-- needed in
> downtown Richmond.
> Lou, please send me a shipping address and I'll send you a few
> CD'S of the recordings I've made. If you have an RTR machine I'll
> spring for a few reels of tape.