Neumann U87 Tag

05 Mar The “Raiders” strike again! SVDS tone on a Mini Marshall MS-2

And another SVDS test recording. Probably with the smallest possible amp to test with: A one watt battery driven Marshall MS-2: marshall ONE watt mp3

Recorded nonetheless with our usual high standards:

Now, even such a small amp can have a lot of balls when pushed with a SVDS, right? And the replica will do the same great job!

 

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03 Feb Introducing the “Wizard Modern Classic 100W” with Black Robot’s “Cocaine” Cover

Update note: We just received a kind email of Mr. Rick St. Pierre (Wizard founder, owner and maker) who has informed us that AC/DC started using Wizard amplifiers exactly during the 1990 Razor Edge tour. 

I think it doesn’t get more accurate than this, since he is the man who provided, serviced and maintained the amps for AC/DC!

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24 Nov SoloDallas at the Air Studios: The London Blog post

Dear Friends,

finally I can begin updating you on all of this.

The first premise that I would love to make is that this has been probably more of an emotional experience than a technical one (to me). Although I will report to you all the several key points that I grasped out of these two intense days at Air Recording Studios, the amount of emotional content for me was far beyond the technical one. It was a sort of “about the people” thing, which doesn’t surprise me too much (after all, the payoff to this blog of ours is “First String Classic Rock Contents For Emotional Learning“.

This choice of mine is always more and more confirmed as I go by these very precious experiences of mine, with you – the Member, the Reader – and with the outside world.

I will break this “report” of mine on at least two main blocks: the first one being, the who was there in terms of presenters. Then, I will adress the friends and other aspects contents. The latter is by no means subordinated to the first; but I thought I owe you to start digging right from the contents that may interest who wasn’t there.

Please note: if I can suggest you how to approach this reading, do not look at it as “now I’ll know the secrets of recording” as it won’t be like this for the most part of this report. 

I suggest you sit down and read with a light-hearted state of mind. I surely am writing this on cloud nine.

So the first Presenter I would like to talk to you about, is for both technical and personal reasons, Mr. Elliott Randall.

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29 Apr AC/DC In The Studio: Recording Info Insights (Update!)

UPDATE: Our friend and member Currentpeak has just found this superb interview in audio form where Powerage sound engineer Opitz describes how Angus recorded the album back then.

This is Currentpeak‘s understanding, I am posting his comment as a whole:

 

It is a Michael Butler’s (of Rock ‘n’ Roll Geek Show) interview with Mark Opitz. As we know, he was an audio engineer/mixer/producer for many Albert Productions’ artists including AC/DC, The Angels, Rose Tattoo = real rock royalty! (more…)

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14 Sep The Metro Session – Angus Young Signature

With this video I am starting to release a number of videos (around 10) from edited footage shot recently. This one features an Angus Young Signature played on this Metro (Metropoulos amplification) and on a vintage original 1969 Marshall 4×12 non slanted cabinet with original, vintage G12s in it.

Video will end at a given moment as camera died. But the sound was still recorded (separately) so it will play back.

Information about Metro Amps here: http://metroamp.com/

If you decide to contact Metro, please let them know you came from SoloDallas – aka Fil – I’d love to get some recognition for this and slowly transform this site into a small business.

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