Interviews with some of the best designers

chrissugar

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Some of the best guys in the pro audio business share their philosophy about mic pre design: George Massenburg of GML , Scott Hampton of Hamptone , "Hutch" Hutchison of Manley Labs , Dan Kennedy of Great River , Dave Hill of Cranesong and David Bock of Soundelux.
Here you can download some great interviews in mp3 format:

http://www.3daudioinc.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum&f=25

I find GM's philosophy very interesting and although I like the whole range from transparent to coloured in preamps I can perfectly understand his logic. For classical music, church organ, chamber music and similar type of acoustic music I would use only transparent preamps.

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yep ... very cool

I'm listening to Dan K right now.

For those interested in Project 1 ... Dan is spelling it all out. Even the reasoning to why the rethink and choice of modern parts and building techniques. Also a little about the typical purpose of the 1272.
Perfect explanation as to why and how we can learn from a classic and then a make a new DIY tool for our studio.

He also talks about his new EQ and a little about the reasoning behind the amps ... output amp of the EQ.

Hi Dan ... it's nice to hear what you sound like ... :thumb:

It was always a dream of mine to have this sort of stuff and perhaps some " how to " videos either at the Group DIY web site or on a CDrom.

Thanks to Dan and thanks to the people of 3dB forum for making these available.
 

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[quote author="Bryson"][quote author="al_p"]cool[/quote]

May I please have a full sized jpg of your avatar?

Thank you.[/quote]

it´s here:

http://optidigit.com/stevens/hockeygirl.jpg

:green: :green: :green:
 

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[quote author="Kev"] It was always a dream of mine to have this sort of stuff and perhaps some " how to " videos either at the Group DIY web site or on a CDrom.[/quote] This would be a wonderful thing to have. I would be willing to pay for a CD-Rom of this nature.
 

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[quote author="orson whitfield"] This would be a wonderful thing to have. I would be willing to pay for a CD-Rom of this nature.[/quote]
pay !! ? perhaps postage ?
that was never going to be part of the Group DIY experience
I may have another look at all this in time at the new place
 

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"It was always a dream of mine to have this sort of stuff and perhaps some " how to " videos either at the Group DIY web site or on a CDrom."

I have some good news for you, your dream will become reality because Lynn Fuston from http://www.3daudioinc.com/ will release a DVD with a workshop. The name of the workshop was "Preamps in Paradise" and some of the best guys participated.
Here is the anouncement from 27 january 2004:


"3D Audio is hosting Preamps in Paradise, a day full of enlightening discussions about one of our favorite subjects, microphone preamps. The agenda for the day consists of two panel discussions with preamp authorities. The first panel, from 10AM to 1 PM, will feature some of the best known preamp designers in the recording industry.

Geoff Daking-Daking
Doug Fearn-DW Fearn
Greg Gualtieri-Pendulum Audio
Dan Kennedy-Great River
Dave Hill-Cranesong
Grant Carpenter-Gordon Instruments
Hutch Hutchison-Manley Labs
Oliver Archut-AMI
George Massenburg-GML
John Hall-Langevin, Electrodyne, Quad 8

These designers will also have their preamps there for you to see and will be available to answer questions.
In the afternoon from 3PM to 6PM, an amazing panel of recording engineers will offer their opinions on their favorite preamps for various applications.
This panel includes:
Michael Wagener-Dokken, Alice Cooper, Skid Row, Motley Crue, Extreme
Russ Long-Newsboys, Sixpence None the Richer, Rich Mullins, Carolyn Arends, Relient K
Brian Tankersley-Brooks and Dunn, Gino Vannelli, Charlotte Church, Shania Twain, Kirk Whalum, Sawyer Brown
Bil Vorndick-Acoustic Syndicate, Trace Adkins, Asleep at the Wheel, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Allison Krauss, Ralph Stanley, Nashville Bluegrass Band
Fletcher-Mercenary Audio
John Wheeler-Hayseed Dixie
Chris Huston-Led Zeppellin, The Who, War
Preamps in Paradise is going to be an historic event and you are invited to attend.
When: January 31, 2004
Where: Murfreesboro, TN at the Bragg Mass Communications Building in Studio A. Driving directions will be posted below.
There will be limited seating in the main discussion room so you are encouraged to arrive early. Overflow seating with video monitoring will also be provided.

Why: We are videotaping these panels primarily as a way of making a "time capsule" of the state of preamp design at the dawn of the 21st century. We are reaching the end of the first full generation of recorded music and it is time to reflect on the past and discuss the future. A video of these panels will be available on a future product by 3D Audio and will prove an invaluable resource to engineers in years to come.

Why "Preamps in Paradise?"
When this event was originally considered, the design was for the panelists to meet in Hawaii or some other tropical island to discuss one of our favorite topics. Discussing preamps in a tropical setting with sun and sand...sounds like a dream right?
Though the original venue fell through, the concept stayed the same. So wear your favorite tropical shirt (I got mine when I was in Samoa) and come ready for a wonderful day talking about preamps in our mid-winter, middle Tennessee tropical paradise."




I go to this forum for more than 3 years but I supose there are many people who don't know about it so here is the address:
http://www.3daudioinc.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi
Here you will find some pictures and movies from the workshop:
http://www.3daudioinc.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=22&t=000004

Enjoy it. :grin:

chrissugar
 

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Here are the QuickTime video clips from "Preamps in Paradise" :

John Hall, Langevin designer, on how to make a good $500 preamp
http://www.3daudioinc.com/0401$200preamp.mov

Oliver Archut, Telefunken V72 rebuilder, on transparent transformers
http://www.3daudioinc.com/0401transparent.mov

George Massenburg, GML, on the problem with large consoles
http://www.3daudioinc.com/0401largeconsoles.mov

Will parts availability threaten to extinct the preamps we love?
http://www.3daudioinc.com/0401parts.mov

Dave Hill of Cranesong on destroying the music we record
http://www.3daudioinc.com/0401transformers.mov

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cool

downloading the GM.mov right now

:thumb:


As Steve C has just told me via email ....
Don't worry! It's a tease!!!!


I gave Dan K a wrap ... and I think many of you will know he was likely one of the Friends of Group DIY but I feel I should give Scott a pat on the back as well. Go on ... take a listen to the above file. Scott is a pretty cool and very smart guy who is all DIY at heart

Seriously,
get these files and have a listen. Dan and Scott have said stuff that really does matter to what we are all about.

A very big Hi to Scott.
 

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this rocks!!
there was a panel discussion with a similar line-up at aes berlin, an i missed it because i misread the time schedule... :shock:
so now there's another chance, obviously - alriiight :green:
 
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