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Wich equipment in Treasure Island studio?

Postby iosumarti » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:23 pm

Hello everyone, I'm happily reading a book about rocksteady times. It's amazing to "understand" all this crazy town that was Kingston in this times...
I'm wondering about the equipment of Duke Reidds studio... We are talking about year 1967.
That's what I know:
-It was on top of his liquor store.
-It was made full of wood.
-The Band play together, but the voices? after?
-Duke Reidd was a bizarre boss...
-They record non-stop time...
-Did they had two rooms?

Thank you!
PD: Sorry for my english...
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Re: Wich equipment in Treasure Island studio?

Postby Zefyko » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:08 am

Hi,

Sorry i can't answer any of your questions but....

Could you tell me which book you're reading? :D

Thanks!
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Re: Wich equipment in Treasure Island studio?

Postby johnnyB » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:12 am

Indeed very curious...
...who feels it knows it...
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Re: Wich equipment in Treasure Island studio?

Postby Inyaki » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:56 pm

A handgun to shoot the studio rats ( or even to get the musicians to play harder and tighter ) was apparently used by Duke Reid. Sorry I don't know the model. :D
But the organ was a Hammond M-100 or 101 which played through its own speakers....so no Leslie
Some people reckons it was a L 100.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5vba50lT5k
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Re: Wich equipment in Treasure Island studio?

Postby iosumarti » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:50 pm

Hi guys!
Thank you for been interesed...

The book it is written by a good friend of mine, Lutxo Perez:
http://33series.blogspot.com.es/2013/05 ... perez.html

It is in spanish, and it is more ore less focused in 1966-68 time...
He mixes information and personal feelings... I love it, but I'm not unparciall beacuse he is my friend... jeje

Talking about Duke Reids methods, I think he makes and special atmosphere: He was a dangerous boss, so everybody was a little bit scared. Time was (is) money, so everybody tried to play as better as possible... I remenber in some Motown documentary they say that the musicians only have some minutes to learn the songs, so everything sounded very fresh... Obviusly, you need to be a very good musician to play this way, but I think that it wasn't the biggest problem in JA in these times...

Eskerrik asko Inyaki for your link, very interesting... Everybody recording together in the same room!!
Do you knw wich studio was?
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Re: Wich equipment in Treasure Island studio?

Postby Inyaki » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:07 pm

Treasure Isle !

They pretty much always recorded everyone at once in Jamaica until the mid 80s. Drummer in the drum booth. Overdubs ( some keybs, horns, etc ) and vocals after.
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Re: Wich equipment in Treasure Island studio?

Postby iosumarti » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:27 pm

Walking to offtopic, but:
In your opinion, wich are the best methods to isolate instruments in a big room? Everybody playing together: p.e Drum, bass, 2 guitars and a organ...

I know that in studios is very usual to use some kind of screens... I want to make some of them, but using "home" technology... I konw that there are lots of cheap solutions...

Sorry about the off-topic...
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Re: Wich equipment in Treasure Island studio?

Postby underated » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:04 pm

iosumarti wrote:
I know that in studios is very usual to use some kind of screens... I want to make some of them, but using "home" technology... I konw that there are lots of cheap solutions...

Sorry about the off-topic...



http://youtu.be/J5KMvCx9LrU

Check this ole track that i just uploaded.
Recorded in a basement with no screens or nothing like that, just musicians jamming .
Instruments miked up via amp/ board recorded in to a Tascam 4 Track, very basic yet listen to the Drums......They don't sound too bad :)
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Re: Wich equipment in Treasure Island studio?

Postby Chocolate Soldier » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:11 am

iosumarti wrote:Walking to offtopic, but:
In your opinion, wich are the best methods to isolate instruments in a big room? Everybody playing together: p.e Drum, bass, 2 guitars and a organ...

I know that in studios is very usual to use some kind of screens... I want to make some of them, but using "home" technology... I konw that there are lots of cheap solutions...

Sorry about the off-topic...


Gobos

http://bit.ly/15622Oz
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobo_%28recording%29

DIY

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/bass-tra ... build.html
http://audioundone.com/do-it-yourself-a ... im-dittmar
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Re: Wich equipment in Treasure Island studio?

Postby Primitive Don » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:17 am

Great video link! Looks to be a classic RCA 77DX ribbon mic on Joseph Hill's lead vocals. Not sure I've seen footage of Treasure Isle studio before.
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Re: Wich equipment in Treasure Island studio?

Postby Living Bate » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:42 am

Primitive Don wrote:Cotton



Hill
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Re: Wich equipment in Treasure Island studio?

Postby Primitive Don » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:37 pm

Of course. Fixed it.
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