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Console in 1974 at Warner Bros, Hollywood? Ry Cooder sound

Post by nicholasdover » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:07 am

Happy New Year folks!
Just wondered if anyone knew what console/setup was used to record Ry Cooder's "Paradise and Lunch"? 1974 Warner Bros studio in Hollywood.
It sounds so great to me but I can't really find much google info...

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Re: Console in 1974 at Warner Bros, Hollywood? Ry Cooder sound

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:15 pm

Some good info here -

https://www.analogplanet.com/content/go ... s-part-1-0

They seem to imply that WB didn't have they're own studio until the mid/late 70s. Early stuff was done at Radio Recorders and Amigo. I could be reading that wrong though.
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Re: Console in 1974 at Warner Bros, Hollywood? Ry Cooder sound

Post by standup » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:07 am

The way I read it, it may have been United Western (or Western Recorders, not sure when the name change happened).

Built by Bill Putnam, later became Ocean Way then Cello.

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Re: Console in 1974 at Warner Bros, Hollywood? Ry Cooder sound

Post by vvv » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:15 am

"Ry Cooder didn’t particularly like the digital aspect of (Bop.....) . He’s not a digital fan- its not warm enough sounding for him. It was super clean and super quiet, but the top end was different from what anybody had heard. Plus it was recorded at a brand new studio we had just built- the others were recorded at Amigo studios." (italics mine, from the analogplanet link)

https://www.discogs.com/Ry-Cooder-Boome ... se/3634703 "Recorded At – Amigo Studios"

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/ry-cood ... iscography "Recording: 1974 at the Warner Brothers Studios in North Hollywood and Burbank (USA), by Lee Herschberg"

At one point there was UA stuff? API? MCI? Seems likely, Demedio/API or Harrison: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/high-en ... ehaus.html

google for "images" amigo studios

This is listed http://www.1970smusicindustrymemories.c ... e-70s.html, "'70's":
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Post by I'm Painting Again » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:59 pm

sounds API to me ???

Paris Texas has a similar sound and that's an API at Ocean Way according to Mark Ettel

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Post by nicholasdover » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:09 pm

Thanks for all this, guys!

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