First off thanks for having me here...this is an incredible forum for learning about recording,music and history.
I am a musician here in the LA area and record people in my very modest garage studio. I work mostly with people making demos, self released cd's and such. Also it's word of mouth and usually blues, r&b, jazz stuff. I play guitar and usually have the challenge of playing,producing and engineering. Very hard work!!
I'm finding all of the posts and topics fascinating and really really helpful in understanding the past of recording which to this day just still consumes me with wonder. The old records just speak to me. Mostly on a musical level but also sonically. I was raised listening to my father's records and that sound of tubes and ribbons and tape and vinyl just kills me. Let alone the performances. Stax,Motown,Chess,Sun etc are the prime examples of small studios changing culture,and the source of a true American artform.
Having a forum to enlighten others on the history,technique and practice of making records I think is a great way share experience in order to have impact on us younger folks..(I'm 39).
Thank you so much Terry and everyone for the education!!
Now if I can get back to listening instead of reading on this little screen!