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Record Plant Remote Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 17th December 2006
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Talking Record Plant Remote

Where is Ryan Hewitt?
Where the hell is Dave Swope?!?

Old 17th December 2006
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Talking Iron-On Patch

Old 17th December 2006
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Exclamation Images From the Private Collection

Old 17th December 2006
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Lightbulb Outside 321 W. 44th Street

Old 17th December 2006
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Old 17th December 2006
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Ah, very cool...

I see you have a Westcoast Record Planet postcard in there with the Eastcoast stuff.
Old 17th December 2006
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the white truck in the first photo is now Kooster's Record Plant Remote.

the black (peterbuilt) truck is Dave Hewitt's now.
Old 17th December 2006
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the white truck in the first photo is now Kooster's Record Plant Remote.

the black (peterbuilt) truck is Dave Hewitt's now.
Yeah, that white truck has come a long way from what it was back in the day...
Kooster and associates did an awesome job upgrading that vehicle.

Yes, the black truck was Dave's truck for many years...
I believe the tractor is all that is left from the black truck.
That tractor pulled the Silver Studio trailer.
Old 18th December 2006
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Here I am in LA! Swope is at Sony Studios in NYC.

Great pix... Seen some of those in my father's archives as well... He's still got the RPNY brown satin jacket..

The "white truck" as such does belong to kooster, though you'd never recorgnize it, since everything but the box has been replaced. Kind of like the "renovation" clause in LA, wherein if you keep one wall from a house, it's considered a renovation, even if you build a mansion around it. Kooster added like 10 feet to the box, a new Volvo chassis, air conditioning, bins... etc etc... a whole new thing... more the size of the black truck at this point.

The black truck crashed on an icy day in New Hope, PA, just 5 miles from our house. We salvaged the chassis and turned it into a tractor to pull the new silver trailer. Dad retired that thing a few years ago and got a new Peterbilt tractor.

Ironically, his new small digital truck is white!

Ryan Hewitt
Old 18th December 2006
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He's something I pulled out of my audio remote truck file...

Here's the RPR westcoast brochure before the postcard Blackie posted...
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Old 18th December 2006
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Inside Left ...
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Old 18th December 2006
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Inside right panel...
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Old 18th December 2006
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...And, now for the back cover...
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Old 18th December 2006
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I'm really not doing any of these photos justice -- It will have to do for now.

The Black Truck circa 1979...
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Old 18th December 2006
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wow...

Great stuff guys! Keep it coming...
Old 18th December 2006
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Now Ryan, you weren't even born when that first pic was taken, were you?

Best regards,

Jim
Old 19th December 2006
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Jim-

Nope! Not even a thought! But I can remember the last one like it was yesterday. 4th grade. 1984. I had that flyer as a cover for my notebook at school forever! I wish that I still had a copy of that for my grownup archives...

Ryan




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Now Ryan, you weren't even born when that first pic was taken, were you?

Best regards,

Jim
Old 19th December 2006
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Hey Ryan,

I may have an extra copy for you!


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Jim-

Nope! Not even a thought! But I can remember the last one like it was yesterday. 4th grade. 1984. I had that flyer as a cover for my notebook at school forever! I wish that I still had a copy of that for my grownup archives...

Ryan
Old 24th December 2006
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Very cool pictures and stories.

I'd like to order the client upgrade, I'll start with 16 channels of high quality, higher paying clients with the talent option.
Old 11th February 2007
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RPS NY Trucks inside

Here are a couple of pics of the old Record Plant NY Black and White Trucks, yes, that's David Hewitt with hair, and no, I'm not going to tell the embarrassing story about what Ryan used to call his Tonka truck as a toddler.
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Old 12th February 2007
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I love the sound of that API desk. A phat and full bodied sound for sure.

Okay dB, I'll bite --What did Ryan call his Tonka toy truck?
PM me if you don't want to post it on this thread.
Old 12th February 2007
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It would only get "*****'d" anyway

Just can't bring myself to embarrass him in a public forum on a day when one of my old Fredonia interns won the Grammy for best engineered album. I'll PM you.
Old 16th February 2007
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i called it a "fruck" if my dad remembers correctly!

What year is that black truck picture from DB?? no acoustic treatments, pultecs in the rack! must have been brand new!

Great to see you here! PM me your info...

Ryan
Old 16th February 2007
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We had that API (AFTER the crash) for a time at what was then Cy Curnin's studio (from The Fixx) that we put together to make their Ink record.

It took some major klugdging to keep it working, but it sounded, well, like any API.
great.

I don't think it was supposed to be "salvageable", technically.

anyway,


see that little blue box on top of the rack up above Dave's head (in the photo upper left near 11 o'clock)?

that's a little Record Plant "lunchbox" rack of 4 RPS customised Quad Eight Gates.

and I want to sell them if somebody wants them!
Old 16th February 2007
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Please excuse the drool...
Old 16th February 2007
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Awesome dude,

Wasn't the Fixx's studio originally Kevin Kelly's (old place called) Recording Workshop?

...then it turn into Avalon for a bit.


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We had that API (AFTER the crash) for a time at what was then Cy Curnin's studio (from The Fixx) that we put together to make their Ink record...
Old 17th February 2007
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Good eyes, folks!

Ryan, the day your dad was giving me a ride home from work in his old VW bug telling me about your "Dum Fruck" instead of "Dump Truck", and your mom's reaction to hearing you say it over and over; well, I laughed 'till my sides hurt.
The picture above is from the very first Black Truck gig at Pine Knob in 1978 (I don't remember who the band was, Phil probably would), that's a White Truck MCI 114 24trk. in the foreground. The truck arrived at the gig on a tow truck, after being driven most of the way by a "carnie" named Brewster: "minor" engine problem:
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Old 17th February 2007
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I heard a story about the Record plant white truck getting towed to a gig at the Bottom line right when Fedco was there getting towed out of a gig there... Or visa versa.

Is there any truth to this story?
Old 17th February 2007
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It's only a flesh wound

Steve, we only had a tarp on the front of the box (another story entirely involving the late Jon Mathias, a Stone's video shoot, a Central Park Transverse, and not having enough "head room"), but yes we showed up at the Bottom Line just as they were getting towed out of the parking spot. Here's a shot of the old White Truck DeMedio (my favorite console; UREI 1108's, UTC's, and API 325's):
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Old 27th March 2007
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Young William Wittman

Found this picture that proves William was young once, but shorter than the average Agnello.
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