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Herzog Studio in Cincinnati Dynamics Plugins
Old 30th December 2010
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Herzog Studio in Cincinnati

This is the place where Hank Williams recorded his first hits ... before Nashville had a robust recording industry (see article).
Herzog Is Hallowed Ground

I have the opportunity to get involved in organizing some sort of restoration.. or at least creating a recording space with some kind of special karma. I was thinking I might try to actually recreate the GEAR that was there. (1940-1950). Slutz... what would it have been? Direct to laquer or early tape?? Mics? Console? Who has that sort of vintage gear? If any one has a picture of that studio (the only stuff I can find is the studio as new drywall etc. .. I think someone turned it in to apartments eventually) that would be great. PM me if you want to help. t.
Old 30th December 2010
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Probably tape for Hank... maybe Ampex 300. Not many tape machines around at that time other than that.

Try posting to the AES Historical Committee weblist: Subscribe AES Historical Committee mailing list

The Ampex List would be good as well: Ampex Virtual Museum and Ampex Mailing List

Sounds like a great project, best of luck with it, and keep us posted!
Old 4th January 2011
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Interesting project.

In this blog article there is a shot of a photo exhibit, you can see what appears to be the equipment in one of the photos on the wall.

Hank Williams Honored At Herzog Studios | Each Note Secure

Maybe you can get access to the photos that were on display and ID some pieces that way ? The guy Elliott mentioned in that article is on facebook, I'd start there.

I'm local, let me know if I can help. I work with a guy that does a pretty decent take on Hank's style; we can help you soundcheck the rig once it's ready !
Old 5th January 2011
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Have you talked to Jim Bosken at QCA? His dad printed LP jackets in the early 50's for a lot of local and regional labels, and then branched out into LP manufacturing. He might have the info you seek.
Old 5th January 2011
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Thanks for the comments

Great input. Its all a long shot... but its worth looking in to. Thanks. t.
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