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Thursday, March 4, 2010

RE/P And Sammy Davis Jr.

Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) was perhaps the best audio production magazine ever. Way ahead of its time, RE/P began in 1967 and served the professional audio community with excellent articles during a time when the semi-pro and prosumer markets were mere trifles to the audio community.

As is usually the case, founder Marty Galley sold out to a large publishing conglomerate, and within a couple of years the magazine was out of business around 1989. Still, the info in the magazine is as good today as it was way back then (although the writing is a bit rough). I'm proud to say that I was a contributing writer towards the end of the good days of the magazine.

Here's an article reprint from RE/P regarding a live tracking date with Sammy Davis Jr. Even if you don't like or care about The Candyman, it's still a lot of fun to read. I get a kick out of the mics they used (lots of Sony C-37s), the 16 track console and tape machine that was such a big deal at the time, and of course, the type of magnetic recording tape they used.

Here's the article on ProSound Web, entitled "Wally Heider Recording Sammy Davis Jr. Live At The Now Grove."

If I can find the articles I did for RE/P (there were only a couple), I'll post them next week.

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