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Milt Hathaway

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Re: Historical audio engineers
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2008, 09:03:32 pm »

Gary Snow - Wheatstone/Audioarts Engineering

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Scott Raymond

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Re: Historical audio engineers
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2008, 10:33:20 am »

Brad Nelson wrote on Tue, 11 March 2008 16:33

I would also include Stan Miller on that list. I think he was among the first if not the first to safely "fly" speaker cabinets, among many other accomplishments.


Seems like another big one was on-stage monitor systems.
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Re: Historical audio engineers
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2008, 11:25:10 pm »

Got to use a Stanel system in Kearny Nebraska in 1978 using aux-fed subs, don't know for sure if Stan was the first to use them, but they had the concept well sorted out at that time, 30 years ago.

Helped that he already had a prototype Yamaha PM-2000, while many of the rest of us were slogging along on PM-1000s or the like with only 2 aux sends.

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Re: Historical audio engineers
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2008, 02:25:04 am »

Art Welter wrote on Thu, 20 March 2008 22:25

Got to use a Stanel system in Kearny Nebraska in 1978 using aux-fed subs, don't know for sure if Stan was the first to use them, but they had the concept well sorted out at that time, 30 years ago.

Helped that he already had a prototype Yamaha PM-2000, while many of the rest of us were slogging along on PM-1000s or the like with only 2 aux sends.

Art Welter


Did you have a show at the college back then?

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Re: Historical audio engineers
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2008, 08:13:59 pm »

Art Welter wrote on Thu, 20 March 2008 20:25

Got to use a Stanel system in Kearny Nebraska in 1978 using aux-fed subs, don't know for sure if Stan was the first to use them, but they had the concept well sorted out at that time, 30 years ago.

Helped that he already had a prototype Yamaha PM-2000, while many of the rest of us were slogging along on PM-1000s or the like with only 2 aux sends.

Art Welter



What was Stan's full name? I can't seem to find out in an online search.

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Re: Historical audio engineers
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2008, 08:44:23 pm »

Michael 'Bink' Knowles wrote on Fri, 21 March 2008 19:13

Art Welter wrote on Thu, 20 March 2008 20:25

Got to use a Stanel system in Kearny Nebraska in 1978 using aux-fed subs, don't know for sure if Stan was the first to use them, but they had the concept well sorted out at that time, 30 years ago.

Helped that he already had a prototype Yamaha PM-2000, while many of the rest of us were slogging along on PM-1000s or the like with only 2 aux sends.

Art Welter



What was Stan's full name? I can't seem to find out in an online search.

-Bink


perhaps this stan?
http://www.prosoundweb.com/live/articles/diamond/stan.shtml

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Re: Historical audio engineers
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2008, 11:13:19 pm »

John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Fri, 21 March 2008 17:44

Michael 'Bink' Knowles wrote on Fri, 21 March 2008 19:13

Art Welter wrote on Thu, 20 March 2008 20:25

Got to use a Stanel system in Kearny Nebraska in 1978 using aux-fed subs, don't know for sure if Stan was the first to use them, but they had the concept well sorted out at that time, 30 years ago.

Helped that he already had a prototype Yamaha PM-2000, while many of the rest of us were slogging along on PM-1000s or the like with only 2 aux sends.

Art Welter



What was Stan's full name? I can't seem to find out in an online search.

-Bink


perhaps this stan?
http://www.prosoundweb.com/live/articles/diamond/stan.shtml

JR


Yep that's the guy.

As early as the late 60s Stan Miller and Stanal sound had re packaged their Altec Voice of the Theater components into boxes that set up fast, mounted on tripod stands, held up on the road and sounded pretty darn good for those times.

It was while playing a gig in the Great Plains region that Neil Diamond first encountered Stan, and the rest is as they say, history...

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Re: Historical audio engineers
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2008, 04:19:04 pm »

John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Fri, 21 March 2008 18:44

Michael 'Bink' Knowles wrote on Fri, 21 March 2008 19:13

Art Welter wrote on Thu, 20 March 2008 20:25

Got to use a Stanel system in Kearny Nebraska in 1978 using aux-fed subs, don't know for sure if Stan was the first to use them, but they had the concept well sorted out at that time, 30 years ago.

Helped that he already had a prototype Yamaha PM-2000, while many of the rest of us were slogging along on PM-1000s or the like with only 2 aux sends.

Art Welter



What was Stan's full name? I can't seem to find out in an online search.

-Bink



perhaps this stan?
http://www.prosoundweb.com/live/articles/diamond/stan.shtml

JR


We played the tiny PAC in Big Bear Lake, CA a couple months ago.  I asked if he ever came around and they said he was involved in getting them going but not around too much.  The only trace was a stanchion holding open the stage door stenciled with "Neil Diamond Tour".
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Re: Historical audio engineers
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2008, 05:44:46 pm »

Thats not surprising. Stan has a thriving bed and breakfast resort in Big Bear. He really prefers his privacy when he is "off the road" so you usually don't hear too much from him, unless Neil Diamond is out touring. It would be great if Bink or someone could sit down with him sometime and do an extensive interview about the history of live audio, and his many contributions. I'd love to hear the stories of how he came up with, the first monitor rig. flying his speaker cabinets for the first time, and more recently his input on digital mixers. {Yamaha in particular} A friend reminded me the other day that he was the first to put together a digital mixing system based around the Yamaha Promix O1. Rumour has it that Neal may be going out on tour again and if he does it will be interesting to see what Stan decides to try this time out. Best regards Brad.
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Re: Historical audio engineers
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2008, 06:52:49 pm »

Brad Nelson wrote on Mon, 24 March 2008 16:44

Thats not surprising. Stan has a thriving bed and breakfast resort in Big Bear. He really prefers his privacy when he is "off the road" so you usually don't hear too much from him, unless Neil Diamond is out touring. It would be great if Bink or someone could sit down with him sometime and do an extensive interview about the history of live audio, and his many contributions. I'd love to hear the stories of how he came up with, the first monitor rig. flying his speaker cabinets for the first time, and more recently his input on digital mixers. {Yamaha in particular} A friend reminded me the other day that he was the first to put together a digital mixing system based around the Yamaha Promix O1. Rumour has it that Neal may be going out on tour again and if he does it will be interesting to see what Stan decides to try this time out. Best regards Brad.


That's a good idea but I'm not so comfortable volunteering more of Bink's time.

Here's another thought... How about we task Mark Herman with maybe arranging for the interview. It seems like a good fit. Maybe do a series of interviews with under appreciated sound pioneers. He could publish the interviews in his magazine.

Another possibility is bring back the moderated chat format, that was used several times in the past. We would even get to submit the questions. The results of this chat could be edited and published by Mark, if interesting enough.  

JR

PS: Speaking of pioneers William F. Ludwig II,  RIP. 1917-2008. Not SR but definitely S.
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