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An Interesting Experience with Hanging Traps
In 1984 and 1985 our crew spent a year rebuilding and requipping Studio C at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. In addition to acoustically and cosmetically reworking the studio room itself, we installed a 40-input API console and a set of speakers that were an imitation of the large monitors in a famous Hollywood Studio. Near the end of the installation, we engaged the services of Terry Delsing, at that time chief tech at The Plant in Sausalito, to help up set up...
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Studio Expresso review of “Dan Alexander Audio: A Vintage Odyssey”
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101433306461&ca=ba46f167-9b4e-407c-b6b7-35d8f54ab317#LETTER.BLOCK34 Click on above link or read below: Studio Expresso Book of the Month Sept/Oct 2020 A Vintage Odyssey with Dan Alexander Your best source for vintage gear, audio guru, musician, songwriter, studio owner and now author, Dan Alexander has a new book on the subject of what he knows best: Vintage Gear. "As a player and dealer of vintage guitars since 18,...
Readers’ reviews: “Dan Alexander Audio: A Vintage Odyssey”
P. de Reeder 5.0 out of 5 stars Great adventures in the hunt for vintage recording gear Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2021 Verified Purchase There are those who collect rare books. There are some that drive the continent over in search of illusive bicycles, figurines, or headdresses. And of course, there is still actual buried treasure out there if you have any inkling where to look. For those who dream of Indiana Jones-ish expeditions to uncover and...
Music Connection review of “Dan Alexander Audio: A Vintage Odyssey”
https://www.musicconnection.com/new-toys-dan-alexander-audio-a-vintage-odyssey/ Go to the above link or read it below: NEW TOYS: DAN ALEXANDER AUDIO: A VINTAGE ODYSSEY MAGAZINE, NEW TOYS, REVIEWS APRIL 27, 2021 BY BARRY RUDOLPH Author Dan Alexander has compiled a fascinating book that is part autobiography, part audio manufacturer history and a complete reference guide to rare and vintage audio equipment—my favorite part! Reading through this handsome book, I learned...
Fretboard Journal interview about “Dan Alexander Audio: A Vintage Odyssey”
Listen to it here: https://www.fretboardjournal.com/podcasts/the-truth-about-recording-mixing-ep-8/ or here on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dan-alexander-a-vintage-odyssey/id1545628110?i=1000520408224 https://store.danalexanderaudio.com/products/buy-my-book-dan-alexander-audio-a-vintage-odyssey?_pos=1&_sid=c633e692a&_ss=r
Sound on Sound Magazine review of “Dan Alexander Audio: A Vintage Odyssey”
Please link to the magazine for many more photos: https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/vintage-odyssey-dan-alexander A Vintage Odyssey (Dan Alexander) Book Review By Hugh Robjohns Published July 2021 In my formative years, the term ‘vintage’ applied only to steam traction engines and cars built before the Second World War — quirky, unreliable machines that no one really wanted! These days it seems the term is associated with high fashion and, usually, high value, too....
LSI Magazine (Light and Sound International) review for “Dan Alexander Audio: A Vintage Odyssey”
LSI Magazine www.lsionline.co.uk By Simon Duff Please follow the link to the review: Go to Page 44: https://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=7a8cc8f7-187d-4d2d-bce1-ce5b6895c348&pnum=53 https://store.danalexanderaudio.com/products/buy-my-book-dan-alexander-audio-a-vintage-odyssey?_pos=1&_sid=cf0daa074&_ss=r Also available on Kindle from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Tape Op Magazine interview about “Dan Alexander Audio: A Vintage Odyssey”
https://tapeop.com/interviews/143/dan-alexander/ Please link to the magazine for many more photos. From Tape Op Magazine May/June 2021 INTERVIEWS Dan Alexander: A Vintage Odyssey BY LARRY CRANE Ah, vintage recording equipment. Where did this world come from? In the late-‘60s and into the ‘70s, cheaper electronics and manufacturing filled the market of pro audio. As the ‘70s rolled along, people like Dan Alexander and Allen Sides [Tape Op #106] sought out the best of...
Available: 2 Calrec J Series 8 channel input buckets
Vintage discrete Calrec mic/line equalizer modules offer the most desirable sonic traits of vintage Neve and API. They combine a snappy, fast, open high end like an API with a punchy in-your-face low frequency clarity that arguably offers the best low frequency characteristics of any of the classic input modules, including Neve, Cadac, and API. The Calrec PQ15S offers an equalizer similar to a Neve 1084. module. The low, mid and high frequency bands on the equalizer...