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R.I.P Stephen St. Croix Reverb/Delay Processors (HW)
Old 8th May 2006
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R.I.P Stephen St. Croix

Just got news that SSC has passed away.
I didn't know him, but loved his articles.
Tonight, let's all raise a cold tube in his honor.
Old 8th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AdAudioInc
Just got news that SSC has passed away.
I didn't know him, but loved his articles.
Tonight, let's all raise a cold tube in his honor.
Wow, bummer.
was a PARIS user back in the day.
Everyone was blown away by the graphics.
Old 8th May 2006
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I would just like to add that I really enjoyed his articles and always thought of him as a great creative writer - if anyone that gets MIX has skipped over his "Fast Lane" - check out some back issues, you'll laugh and learn.

Cheers.
Old 8th May 2006
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That really is a bummer. His article has always been the main thing I've looked forward to in Mix, and was looking forward to a new article of his after the reprints in the last few issues. Considering everything he'd been through over the past few years I just assumed he'd be around forever.

-Duardo
Old 8th May 2006
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I'll miss reading him, and the world of audio will be a little paler without him.

RIP, Stephen.

Anyone know what happened?
Old 8th May 2006
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Always gave food for thought

RIP..

Jules
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Old 9th May 2006
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Bummer. I always enjoyed reading his articles.

My best wishes and condolences to his family and friends.
Old 9th May 2006
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I no longer have a reason to buy Mix magazines.

He was the best audio equipment wirter I ever read. Funny, thourogh, interesting, and insigtful.....

The world is a lesser place without him.




-tINY

Old 9th May 2006
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Wow! What a shock! Especially after recovering from that last horrendous MC crash. But what a ride he had, eh? Surfer, drag racing, blues guitar slingin', electronics whiz (invented the Marshall power soak or something like that when he was still in his teens...as I vaguely recall.), involved with "Songs in the Key of Life" (role?), designer of the Paris interface, buster of bad TDK media and lossy compression.

I recall reading about future world gadget dreams in his column like a freaky EQ that wouldn't induce phase distortion. A linear phaser or something like that.... And another description of a "Minority Report" type of 3D mixing interface. How many years/months before we see that? Always on the cutting edge, he would always buy the latest gadget and report his finding to us. In fact, I vote him biggest gearslut EVER!

Heaven lies in the hearts and minds of those we have touched in our lives. Stephen St. Croix touched many of us.

I'm gonna go dig in my stacks of Mix and reminisce....
Old 9th May 2006
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Very bad news. I always looked to SSC for the truth about audio. I'll miss him.

Steve
Old 9th May 2006
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Quote:
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I'll miss reading him, and the world of audio will be a little paler without him.

RIP, Stephen.

Anyone know what happened?
From what I remember, he had a series of disasters, including a house destroyed by a tree, a horrendous motorcycle accident, and then a cancer diagnosis.

He was my favorite part of MIX magazine.

John
Old 9th May 2006
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Yeah, I remember those things, but they were a few years ago. I suppose the cancer may have finally done him in. I'm bummed.
Old 9th May 2006
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Huh, I just did a google search and apparently there's a porn star by the same name.
Old 9th May 2006
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One of the only places in Mix that consistently had genuine substance and humor.

After reading his columns for years, it felt like I really knew him. What a cool guy.
Old 9th May 2006
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From the Mix website:

Stephen St.Croix, 1948-2006

May 8, 2006 4:03 PM

It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of Stephen St.Croix, a Mix columnist for 18 years and an audio raconteur for most of his life. Stephen died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, May 6, at the age of 58. Please look to the pages of Mix for a tribute to someone we consider one of our family. He will be greatly missed.
Old 9th May 2006
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Wow that sucks.... I wish I could say more. He did lead a pretty full life and he did not die young so that is a positive if there is one.
Old 9th May 2006
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Wow that sucks.... I wish I could say more. He did lead a pretty full life and he did not die young so that is a positive if there is one.
At 58...he did die young. What a shame...
Old 9th May 2006
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I'm sad to hear this. His articles were a high point in mix. Other than gear reviews his column was all I read in that mag.
Old 9th May 2006
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Gonna miss him. Big time.
Old 9th May 2006
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First digital effect I ever used was his Marshall Time Modulator, back in '78 ...cool sounding device.
Old 9th May 2006
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At 58...he did die young. What a shame...

Yep that is a good point.... better than 38 but still young..... Just looking for the bright side I guess.
Old 9th May 2006
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This is a shock! I remember calling him many-many years ago. I think he was involved with the Quantum Reverb or something like that (sorry I can't recall).

He did not know me from a whole in the wall and I was intimidated but curious enough to find and call him up.

He spoke to me for about an hour and he seemed more enthused in the subject than I was (remember I was the one wanting info!). To this day I always remember his generosity and the way he made a complete stranger feel totally comfortable.

A great man indeed was he.

Jim

ps: wasn't he also the first to use digital techniques to remove noise and restore audio in old movies. I somewhat recall him telling me something about that.
Old 9th May 2006
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Man, that really yanks. I love reading his column. It did seem like he was improving from the motorcyle crash.

My thoughts are with him.

george
Old 9th May 2006
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This is truly unbelievable, as everyone else has said he was one of the main reasons for reading Mix. I learned more from his articles than one can imagine. I guess when it's time ...it's time. Still sad for all in the audio world and his family and friends. Truly will be missed.
Old 9th May 2006
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.

Very sad.

When I started to get interested in audio engineering about 20
years ago, One of the first things I did was buy a copy of MIX magazine.

His column was the first thing I read. I had no idea what he was talking about but I figured I would eventually.

Many years later it really knocked me out when, after I bought PARIS system, I
found out it was his company that designed the software.

Small world.

Getting the chance to converse with him on the PARIS Newsgroup (and chats) was always a very interesting and insightful experience.

I will remember him fondly.

.
Old 9th May 2006
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I, too, would almost never have bought Mix if it weren't for Stephen and found little else of substance except for equipment reviews (and only some of them), the graphics on article title pages and the comments at the foot of articles alongside the author's names.
I would definitely pay for a complete collection of his Mix columns.

One I remember especially had him in Hawaii getting a helicopter tour with a manic ex Vietnam chopper pilot who flew a route choreographed to the tune of - was it Pink Floyd? I'll have to dig through my stacks of Mix now.
If anyone knows which issue this is, please let me know as I'm in the process of boxing all my hi-fi and recording mags up to give to the local university and I might just keep that one.
Bad month for me - this is the third death of someone I cared about. First two were personal friends of long standing.
Old 9th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Russell Dawkins
I, too, would almost never have bought Mix if it weren't for Stephen and found little else of substance except for equipment reviews (and only some of them), the graphics on article title pages and the comments at the foot of articles alongside the author's names.
I would definitely pay for a complete collection of his Mix columns.

One I remember especially had him in Hawaii getting a helicopter tour with a manic ex Vietnam chopper pilot who flew a route choreographed to the tune of - was it Pink Floyd? I'll have to dig through my stacks of Mix now.
If anyone knows which issue this is, please let me know as I'm in the process of boxing all my hi-fi and recording mags up to give to the local university and I might just keep that one.
Bad month for me - this is the third death of someone I cared about. First two were personal friends of long standing.
I remember that! It was PF. It was one of my favorite columns, too. A good reminder that it's all about the EXPERIENCE.
Must have been around 10 years ago, I'm guessing.
Old 9th May 2006
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RIP SSC... i used PARIS for 4 years, and his articles in MIX i read even before the gear reviews... almost my favourite writer, second only to kurt vonnegut.

jai shankar iyer.
Old 9th May 2006
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I always enjoyed reading his articles.
When you read a writer for many years, they become a part of your life as if you knew them personally.
Very sad.
R.I.P. S.S.C.

-Naren
Old 9th May 2006
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Please RIP Steve - you've left behind a legacy of great inventions and a LOT of food for thought!!!
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