How does vintage equipment fit into a modern working process?

Meynell, Anthony ORCID: (2020) How does vintage equipment fit into a modern working process? In: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Music Production. Bloomsbury handbooks. Bloomsbury, pp. 89-108. ISBN 9781501334023

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Contemporary students of record production, interested in the development of studio practice and seeking to discover historic techniques will find narratives that not only mythologise the works of producers such as Spector or Martin but cast historic pieces of equipment such as Pultec EQs and Fairchild limiters as mythical figures, venerated for their role in defining the sound of popular music.
This chapter considers the continued use and veneration of analogue equipment, who's design first appeared over sixty years ago. As old designs are reissued by various companies copying original electrical circuits and using valves, and digital emulations are marketed as ‘tone titans’, deifying the original concepts, the question is how does this equipment fit into a modern working process and why does it survive?

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Additional Information: Citation: Meynell, A. (2020) ‘How Does Vintage Equipment Fit into a Modern Working Process?’, in The Bloomsbury Handbook of Music Production. 1st edn. Bloomsbury Publishing (Bloomsbury Handbooks), pp. 89–108. Available at:
Keywords: music, record production, musicology
Subjects: Music > Music/audio technology
Music > Musicology
Music > Record production
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Depositing User: Anthony Meynell
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2022 12:47
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 14:21


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