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amorris

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Re: Heroes of Tech
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2007, 09:07:07 am »

one guy i knew a little who impressed me greatly was manny geurrera? MCI designer who worked on/ invented the MCI tape based automation, then invented the microprocessor controlled autolocator III but was let go because they wanted to keep all electronics discreet, only to hire him back when microprocessor control was the "new thing". then designed on paper only the Opus and lexicon built it. he told me/ showed me that the Opus had 25 motorola mc5600(?) chips per each input a-d where protools had 2 for the whole box. another 40 mc5600s in the rack. optical cicuits and such. horrible interface but it did sound damn good for 1990s. probably even today, if anyone still had one.

not someone i knew much, but was always impressed by his achievements.
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Re: Heroes of Tech
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2007, 09:10:37 am »

lets be honest, also, keef, cary, james, stretch, jim hillman, gerald, tony, mike, and of course me! ha! I am a god (in my own mind).the others, are serious.
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Re: Heroes of Tech
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2007, 11:07:16 am »

I've had the pleasure of working with Bradshaw Leigh for the last 4 years or so, one of the best in the biz AFIC.   Other than that, Burt Price is a helluva guy.

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Re: Heroes of Tech
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2007, 01:38:46 pm »

Long lost, but still a hero: John Sigetti

And R.I.P.: Mustafa @ Westlake - the man behind the heros.

No love for Morongell?  And Fred and Jonathan and Gary and Bob etc...? (A&M heros)

Definite props for Jeff Evans (everyone's hero).

And here's my nomination for Cary Fisher (now I'm feeling old).

Unique trivia: What ever happened to Roey?  (Not a tech, but surely a hero in someone's mind... Wink )

Now Dave Hecht, he's MY hero! <grin>

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Re: Heroes of Tech
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2007, 04:50:02 pm »

Robbie,

 Where the hell have you been? Haven't heard from you in ages.

Dave Hecht
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Re: Heroes of Tech
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2007, 06:26:34 pm »

In addition to our esteemed modorator I'll add Wren Rider at Sound Factory and Mick Higgins at Sunset Sound.  True selfless heroes- the unknown, unrecognized collaborators on numerous recordings.

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Re: Heroes of Tech
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2007, 07:13:32 pm »

Hey brother,

Dave Hecht

  Where the hell have you been?


Sony, but you knew that.  I'm thinking last time was AES '04 in front of Moscone...next to the ashtray. Laughing


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Re: Heroes of Tech
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2007, 11:37:19 pm »

In the 90's I did many sessions at the "Record Plant". I don't recall having a single technical issue of any sort. It was also one of the few studios that I didn't have to recal the tape machines. They would be calibrated to my exact request upon arrivial.

The tech?     DAVE HECHT!

The same was true when Dave moved to Conway.


Now if we were to list "crazy mad scientist" the late Andrew Berliner comes to mind.

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Re: Heroes of Tech
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2007, 07:23:06 am »

arconaut wrote on Wed, 07 March 2007 08:47


Also, I learned a heck of a lot watching my old boss, Steve Addabbo.


I've gotten a few things from him to master over the years but I recently figured out he was a tech. I was looking at documentation from sterling about a zumaudio computer for a neumann lathe. His name was on the correspondance with zuma. The only installation documentation that actually works is a heavily marked up copy that he did. Even a very late version from zuma in 1984 or so. It must have been a lot of work to figure it out.
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