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In article <SOidnZJNw-MSzeXfRVnemail@example.com>,
Steve Puntolillo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> When Stax started the first stereo recordings Tom Dowd of
>> Atlantic Records wired the mixers to a Scully 280/2 in order
>> to have one 3761 for each channel!!
>Can anyone verify any of this info?
Not at all, but that sort of thing wasn't unusual back in that era. I
remember seeing one later studio with a Shure M67 on each channel of their
Folks would take those things and tag the outputs together with summing
resistors to chain a bunch of them in parallel. They'd chain inputs
together to make matrix mixers as front ends for early multitrack work.
You'd see the junky Ampex mixers (and often folks would replace the horrible
Beyer input transformers, but not always), and the Altec rackmount PA mixers
a lot. Later on the Shure stuff. I don't think I saw any studio desperate
enough to use Bogen or Newcomb front ends. But back then, there wasn't
any other real alternative other than a custom console which took a lot
of time and money.
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."