A sad loss indeed.
As one who learned his craft in the late sixties from staff engineers
at Columbia, Capitol and RCA, and who was dragged into the digital
age kicking & screaming, I can personally relate to Walter Sears'
observation: "What Have They Done to My Art?" As a Recording Engineer
from the Left Coast, I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Sear but
I certainly knew who he was.
While vintage audio equipment has become popular, the knowledge and
ability to get the best out of it is becoming increasingly rare.
My youngest son is a Music & Recording Arts major. Both of us are
continually amazed at the "Professors" who are adept at pull-down
menus but are not well versed in capturing a good stereo recording.
I'm proud to report that my son enjoys talking shop with his Dad and
continually picks the old mans brain on recording and mixing
techniques. I'm also thrilled to have lived long enough to see some
of my late sixties learning take root in the next generation.
Rest in Peace Walter Sear
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
At 07:14 AM 5/7/2010, you wrote:
>This is indeed sad news.
>Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
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