I went to Fantasy Studios today in Berkeley. I just love going to that place, so much history so many classic records recorded there. Credence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Aerosmith, Fobia, My cellphone message, Journey, probably even a vanity project or two!
Michael Urbano, Corrado Rustici and I were taking pics for upcoming ads and promo for Lauten Audio. Brian, who is a true Tonmeister, designs some of the best microphones being made these days. They're based out of the bay area so it's been a real cool experience to actually get to hang out with someone who makes these things and to get a sense of what goes into the process of designing a great mic.
Talk about a black art!
It's like drawing up the blueprints for an opera house, you kind of don't really know if it's going to sound good until you hear it. He figured it out though that's for sure.