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Fred Plaut? Who?

Everyone in the recording biz, all the jazz enthusiasts and probably some rock and roll folks know who Rudy Van Gelder is, and often cite him as their favorite jazz producer/engineer.  There’s a lot of mystique around Mr Van Gelder….he was secretive about his recording methods and he did a…

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Abbey Road from a mixing engineer’s perspective

I have been reading “Recording the Beatles” by Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew.  What an amazing book.  As many music engineers have likely noticed, there’s not a lot of information about what gear was used for certain records.  You might find out that so and so used a certain mic,…

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A new song called “Entering the Lexicon”

I had some time to do a new song a few days ago.  It’s been ages since I’ve had time to do that. Here it is on youtube If I didn’t just get finished mixing all day, I might be tempted to write up the “how I did this” post,…

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Mic preamp shootout

Hello, welcome to September.  It’s the first real fall like day around these parts, so I did a little gardening work this morning, and now I’m sitting in the studio. I just redid my studio with my pal Joe “The Shadow” Pires.  He wired up a new patchbay for me…

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July 2018 update…whee!

As usual, it’s been months since I’ve done an update.  I get busy and don’t think about posting.  I am going to keep this brief as I have to start a session.  Thanks to all of my clients for recording with me.  Love you all! Business has been humming along…

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