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31 Oct 2014

UREI Trick or Treat

UREI Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween! In our ghoulish gear crypt, we’ve recently witnessed two frightening re-animations! For the longest time, we’ve had not just one, but two broken UREI 527a graphic EQs stashed away. Often, either Chris or I would pass by the PlethoraTone Lab Bench, and shoot a wistful, longing glance toward their vintage, 1970’s, American hand-made corpses. Would we ever hear their 27 bands of inductor-based equalization loveliness? I decided this week, I could take it no longer… I re-animated them....

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29 Sep 2014

How Full Is Your Gear Glass?

How Full Is Your Gear Glass?

Ever been in love with an idea, but have the mental romance erode into a harsh reality? Recording studio ownership can be one of those. Here at PlethoraTone it seems I’m in a constant state of tech work – always something to repair, solder, update, fine-tune, adjust, replace or fix. Entropy abounds, and like the old repair tech says, “There’s a little bit of smoke in everything, and when it comes out it’s bad.” If you would, the gear glass...

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25 Aug 2014

What Makes A Recording Studio?

What Makes A Recording Studio?

What makes a recording studio? The drywall and thousands of screws? Miles of wires? The endless gadgets and instruments that capture and freeze-frame sound? While I have recorded music in lots of places, I’ve actually come to believe that people make the studio. Here at PlethoraTone, that’s a literal statement. But for the kindness of family, dozens and dozens of friends (old and new), and even supportive strangers, there would no PlethoraTone as it exists today. Really. The years invested...

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