Tag: 1176

Back to the future… a perspective from 1980

Bill Putnam is a legend in the recording industry. He built studios, fathered legendary gear (the 1176 compressor, among others) and mentored other recording legends (such as Bruce Swedien who recorded Michael Jackson’s Thriller). I came across this very interesting historical document, typed on a good old typewriter by Bill Putnam in 1980. In it…


Make your own gear

Recording gear can be expensive. This is news to no one 🙁 If this is a concern to you, there are ways to minimize cost… And beyond savings,  to take ownership of your gear in an entire new way: make it. Here are 4 step program for doing just that. Step 1 – Solder your…