All hail Greg!
I'm writing this from a hotel room at the Tape Op convention. Powerbook, wifi, late night caffeine buzz. The convention is over and I'm feeling sort of stirred up and inspired.
Anyway, I own an ES-8, which I consider to be one of nature's miracles. I had a chance to talk to Greg in the exhibit room and share my enthusiasm for his work. The man just... radiates music! Such a genuinely sweet guy. We talked about mastering (which is what I do) and we immediately were waxing rhapsodic about Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie sides! We talked about the role of the mastering engineer as custodian of musical history, which is a topic about which I am fiercely passionate. It was a very brief and inspiring conversation. He looked me in the eye the whole time and it was obvious how much he loves music and how genuinely friendly he is.
It was not an act. It was a not a thinly veiled sales pitch. It was an actual conversation. About how much we both love and respect music.
It's only a matter of time before our entire studio is Pendulum blue. (With a little bit of Fearn red for contrast.) Seriously. All hail Greg Gualtieri!