Found a Gretsch 6193 Country Club in natural with a spruce top. These were a rare error. The top should have been maple. Less then 15 or so were made. Not in the Gretsch catalog for that year. Quite the error! Excellent sound from the single coil Dynasonics.
A new Tegeler Audio 32 Channel Tube Summing Amp was installed this week. Should add some nice tube harmonics to some final mixes. A new Orion Audio 32 + Gen 3 is coming soon. Same great conversion and the monitor chain will be easier to deal with.
The pandemic situation we are in has temporarily put a halt to the performing arts. During this time, we will update what was planned in the studio for better recording experiences in the future.
We now have digital patching. Just purchased a Flock Audio 32. After install, we can patch all our outboard gear (around 50+ individual channels) through and patch using software. This is a huge deal for workflow. Thank you Craig from Sound Pure in in Atlanta for quick shipping!
I am so impressed with the APB Dynasonics Pro Desk as the front end of Iris Sound. The engineers that designed this mixer have a total of over 75 years experience in audio design and manufacturing. The sound of the Pro Desk is so pristine going into the EQ section. Even with 17 channels of outboard preamps available at Iris, we will still use the board often for tracking. The preamp sound quality of this board is on par with any format Trident or SSL board made. Don’t forget, even Neve Consoles used NE5534 Opamps that come in Guitar Center Presonus gear. The APB desks use Burr Brown opamps that are the replacement ICs most repair centers use in SSL and Trident consoles when they come in for repair.
If you need some crunch for your kick drum, we can always run it through our Great River NP 2-NV.
Found a great deal on a Martin 017 Tenor guitar made in 1973. Had to get it.
The headphone monitoring in the tracking room is setup and working well. The Power Play system is run through to Antelope Orion 32 ADAT output. You can now hear yourself or any other instrument perfectly clear.
I just added to the amp collection. An extra clean 1966 Fender Tremolux. 35 watts of clean Fender tone. Shoud be hear next week.
Also, a mint Fender Vibro Champ from 1966 again. Can you say Johnny Marr of the Smiths? This amp sat in a closet for over 40 years.
An upgrade with reverb. A rack addition to the control room. A new TC Electronics M 3000. Many new reverbs in comparison to the still in use M2000. I still have many convolution software verbs including Bricasti. The M3000 has a few more plated reverbs that I can’t wait to use.
Recently purchased an Electroslide 6 string lap steel guitar from Fouke Industrial Guitars after an exhaustive search. Please go to Chris’s site to see his one of a kind handmade instruments. Very unique Lap Steels. Will be trying it out next month upon delivery.
Finally able to order a new a pair of Microtech Gefell M300 90th Anniversary Ed matched set. A mostly unknown microphone in the US and very hard to get. A superlative example of a small condenser microphone hand made in Germany by a company founded by George Neumann in 1928. He was famous for just a few other microphones. The microphone set comes with a stereo mount for ORTF, spaced pair, and x-y setup for superb imaging of the source. With these mics in the tracking room, you will not get a better sound from any hand held stringed instrument. The best possible replacement for the unobtainable Neumann KM84.
Waiting for a few cables to finish installing the in ear monitoring system. I have 4 units that can be adjusted by the musician/vocalist for their own mix. These will actually help improve performance by giving the musician a mix they can control by themselves during tracking sessions.
Thanks for taking the time to read. Will continue t update.