From: Stephen Foster <oncourse@i...>
Date: Sun Jan 14, 2001 7:34 pm
Subject: Re: [acoustics] Re: working volume
I wish you luck on the studio build. We're renting space in a
sorta-warehouse-type place, so we went straight for accoustics and screw
the BS. Place is amuck with cables, but we have the most flexible system
I've ever worked on. Massive dig gear (G4/24x72-MOTU/Fostex HD) and analog
on the side. Tons of effects, two 24 ch boards, lotsa keys etc. My partner
is a drummer/eng/seq guy, and his band works as session staff. You may
know of the guitar player, Ray Brand, who played with Leon R, DA Coe,
Buckeye, Slaughter Road. Bassist worked for James Taylor amongst ###. The
unknown guitarist, John Huber, just murders, may be the best of the lot.
Wayne Perkins (Rolling Stns, Leon R, Joani Mitchell, etc etc) does side
work with us too.
BTW... We're working on the Mighty Field Of Vision project. Do you know
anything about it? Foundation to assist indigent musicians. Tons of great
musicians involved with that.. Pete Carr, WP, John Willis, Bobby Whitlock,
Chuck Leavell, Bonnie Bramlett and abuncha others. If you wanna check out
the list, it's at: http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/MIGHTYFIELDofVISION
It's a pretty busy list... WWide of course... with lotsa Muscle Shoals
Hey... gotta go to a Sunday Dinner. Wow. Munchie time, (and I'd better be
on my best behaviour)!!
>--- In acoustics@e????ups.com, Stephen Foster <oncourse@i...> wrote:
> I also took a hiatus from '88-93 where I listened to almost no music
>at all. Just walked away. That gave me a good rest.
>That's really weird ... I am 50 as well, started in music when I was
>15 and got signed up by Polygram, first release at 16, 3 top 10
>singles and 2 albums between 16 and 18, then decided I liked
>engineering better than playing. (How I actually became an engineer
>is another story ... Mix magazine asked me to write about it but then
>refused to publish it... I think it had something to do with having to
>work with an engineer who started with telling us to "turn that shit
>down" and " I can't stand that noise" Our subsequent love affair led
>me, at some point, to substitute the contends of his sandwich with a,
>disquised by mayo and mustard, dog turd, after taking one bite he
>puked all over the console, we were kicked out of the studio, which
>closed for a 3 day clean-up - so I had to do it all myself in order to
>finish the album :>).
>I also took a hiatus - a lot of the bands I worked with most of the
>time stopped touring, or one or more of the band's members succumed to
> the grim reaper (I worked a lot with The Who etc.)
>But like you said - its in your blood - you have to get back to it or
>you'll never be happy.
>I havn't recorded anything now for 6 months (GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!)
>driving me nuts, as I am building my own studio at the moment, which I
>am doing all by myself. 2 control rooms, central machine room, main
>tracking room of 35 x 25 x 20 ft high, so I'm keeping a bit busy. So
>far, one bad flue, 2 broken fingers, and 2 days off in 6 months.
>Have got some amazing sessions to look forward to, so I've gotta get
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