Unfortunately Joe T. (who I love) sold the studio to a total moron who 
ripped out the "A" room that all the old Philly soul classics and Young 
Americans were recorded in!

He turned the studio that was home to the second highest number of Gold 
records ever into just another over-designed Pro-Tools dungeon and 
destroyed a critical piece of recording history and Philadelphia lore 
in one swell foop. I still lose sleep thinking of this travesty.

Still licking my psychic wounds,

On Mar 22, 2006, at 7:54 AM, Marcos Sueiro wrote:

> Thanks for the correction --amazing that Sigma Sound was still working 
> until two years ago. Truth be told, I was never a big fan of that 
> sound, although it really is a feat of engineering...
> marcos
> --On Tuesday, March 21, 2006 6:18 PM -0500 Tom Fine 
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi Marcos:
>> 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
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marcos Sueiro" 
>> <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> 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  time!"
>>> Marcos