It's been awhile since we got back the course book due to a Bob Dylan reissue project my mentor Steve Addabbo had been working on since I started moonlighting at his studio Shelter Island. It hasn't been the worst wrench in the tire that I can think of though some of Dylan's harmonica parts and Columbia's old engineers green approach to recording "rock" in the mid 1960's had me reaching for the Advil. I'm not sure how much I can even discuss about the project or how public these blog entries are but I can tell you over 400 mixes had to be done and that were 6-10 instuments spread out on four tracks. 3 out of 4 tracks were usually processed through old Pultec EQs(real ones) and track 1(usually vocal,guitar) was being processed though a Neve EQ and also being run through a two track Studer for delay. Now with this project wrapped up Steve and I are getting back into the flow things with the course book. Chapter 2: Basic Electronics was an interesting one to go through with Steve because he majored in engineering at Stoney Brook way back before audio engineering was something you could really study. Shelter Island is full of old analog equipment Steve bought off from a defunct Manhattan studio called Celestial Shore in the 80's and pretty much does all the repair work himself. I am hoping we focus in on that aspect of the audio world because I foresee myself repairing and building my own audio gear in the future(hopefully).
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