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Joe_caithness

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Re: My (work) life... up ended.
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2011, 05:58:17 pm »

Sorry to hear that Allen, what a blow.

My advice is echoing many statements, if you have the experience, the gear might have to be minimal but the work should be good enough to build up pretty quickly.

A studio share would be a great idea perhaps, can you muster up any money? 2000 dollars could get you a pair of really good near fields, a good enough DA, the basic plugins to do decent work and home made acoustic treatment.

That and a part time job to pay the bills could work a treat, I mean, do you have a room in your house that could be converted? I actually was forced because of financial and contractual reasons to move my studio into my house, originally just for a while, but I ended up making the room so much better than I had it before, and liked the working life at home, that I'm sticking here.. keeps the overheads down that's for sure!
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Allen Corneau

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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2011, 10:23:10 pm »

News update:

For better or for worse, I'm now officially on my own.

I'll be working out of the well-appointed Omega Mastering Studio. First session is already booked for a week from Tuesday!

http://omegamastering.com/

For the moment I'll be going with the name "Allen Corneau Mastering" (surprising, huh?!?) Hope to get a logo designed and a website up soon.

Gotta say, getting used to having 4 different EQ's at your disposal is going to take some getting used to. Even worse is getting used to the new room and speakers! I feel like I'm in a foreign land.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who has offered advice or an encouraging word. I'll let you guys know how the first session goes!
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« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2011, 10:41:48 pm »

Nice going, AC! Looks like Omega got an alpha ME on their roster.  Like the gear.  Especially the Manley "bulbs eq."  (;   Didn't Dave Hill build the Summit eq?  Omega website attributes it to R. Neve.  ?  Love the Dunlavy setup (with Bedini Class A!).   I have a subtle tweak to the SC columns for my liking, anyway.  It uses piano felt strips attached to the cabinet front on either side of the already-felted M-T-M section.   When operated without the grille, the columns no longer have a radiused edge.  However, with the extra felt edges, on the sides, it doesn't matter.   The focus is still quite sharp, but is, to me, a little smoother, if that makes sense.   Glad you have these big digs and plenty of eq decisions to make, but with that Backbone, it could be quite easy to decide which one is working best.


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« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2011, 10:57:39 pm »

(;   Didn't Dave Hill build the Summit eq?  Omega website attributes it to R. Neve. 
Those model numbers have always been confusing. IIRC Rupert Neve was involved with the EQ 200 and Dave Hill was involved with the EQP 200.
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« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2011, 11:06:49 pm »

IIRC, Dave Hill did all the silver-faced Summit stuff, Rupert Neve helped out on the digitally controlled analog (blue-faced) stuff.
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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2011, 11:50:38 pm »

Congrats Allen! Looks like a good situation.

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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2011, 12:06:22 am »

Nice going, AC! Looks like Omega got an alpha ME on their roster.  Like the gear.  Especially the Manley "bulbs eq."

Yeah, funny thing about that... both the new studio and my old one have the Massive Passive, STC-8 and HEDD, so I'll be familiar with those guys. Getting used to the Ibis, 5500, EQ-200 and most especially the Dunlavys/room and Sequoia 11 will be the biggest challenges.

Wish me luck!
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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2011, 12:46:11 am »

IIRC, Dave Hill did all the silver-faced Summit stuff, Rupert Neve helped out on the digitally controlled analog (blue-faced) stuff.

Go ahead, Sir Rupert...       But, no mic pres?  */*

 The "bulbs" got me thinking we might be entering Funk Logic territory with the gear list - possibly, on purpose.   

Alan is getting to have an eq smorgasbord. 

Good luck, Alan.   

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« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2011, 04:46:32 am »

Congrats, Allen!

Yes, the "Massive Passive Bulbs Equalizer" may take some getting into, sounds like something used in horticultural quality control!

If you're still searching for a name, how about 'Cornucopia Mastering'? Plenty of logo possibilities there, I should think.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornucopia
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« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2011, 05:58:56 am »

Congrats Allen!
Looks like an awesome place! And you are going to love Sequoia
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« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2011, 07:13:49 am »


Yes, the "Massive Passive Bulbs Equalizer" may take some getting into, sounds like something used in horticultural quality control!

Yeah, I'll have to get Jorge to fix that. (English isn't his primary language.)

Wouldn't an opto-style compressor be considered a lightbulb compressor?   ;D
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Re: My (work) life... up ended.
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2011, 11:10:05 pm »

Congratulations Allen! I hope everything works out well for you at the new place!
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« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2011, 03:17:15 pm »

Alls well that ends well. ;)
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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2011, 05:04:24 pm »

I have a temporary website up and running.

http://allencorneau.com/

Woot!

(Gotta go add that to all my forum profiles now!)
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« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2011, 08:10:38 am »

Happy for you bro.
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