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Old 1st December 2010
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Reference CD's

Here are the references I use from the last 5 year.

Walter Becker.............Circus Money (producer Larry Klein & DB))
Recorded at Avatar in New York . Keith Carlocks kick drum is king.

Herbie Hancock..........The Joni Letters (producer Larry Klein)
Grammy for Record of the Year
Recorded at Avatar in New York and Oceanway LA

Sade.......................Soldier of Love
Recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World studio

Kings of Leon..............Come Around Sundown (producer Jacquire King)
Recorded at Avatar Studios in New York.

Avatar was the old Power Station where Bob Clearmountain worked

Other references I use are.

Jennifer Warnes.........Famous Blue Raincoat
George Massenburg had a lot to do with the incredible sonic quality of this.

Joni Mitchell .....................Shadows and Light recorded live in the Santa Monica bowl. This sound better than most studio recordings.

Joni Mitchell.....................Blue ( this is what a C12 should sound like.)

Joni Mitchell.....................Turbulent Indigo (Sex Kills, How do you stop)
produced by Larry Klein. Joni's Martin guitar at its finest.

Mile Davis/Easy Mo Bee........DooBop (Hip Hop in the 21st century)
Miles was always light years ahead of everyone. Kanye would be well served to listen to this recording and use it as a reference to his latest ill sounding offering.

Not sure about you but I have heard recordings done on a Fostex 8 track cassette recorder that sound better than this ill fated offering from the master of hype.

If its a classical recording I listen to the CD version of the Living Presence Series recorded by Bill Putnam in 1953 with 3-U47 microphones in OMNI across the front of the Orchestra direct to three Mag recorders.

There were no multi-tracks back then and they locked the Mag Recorders together with mechanical sprockets as they were used in the film industry.

This recording sounds like you are in the front row.

Cheers, Dave Thomas

Advanced Audio Microphones











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Originally Posted by Affinity_Sound ➡️
Hello fellow GS.

Whenever i'm in a different studio and I don't know the speakers too well... the first thing I do....is get a coffee... closely followed by pulling out a reference CD.

This time we'll focus on POP mixes (the Spears, Gaga's of this world)

This might well turn into a favorite mix engineer list.... so please do put down their names if you can.


Everyone needs a reference CD, Gear slutz is about to get its very own..


Lets GO!