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Ampex Advanced Cookware

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Since before my time, the Ampex 300-3 has been sitting to the right of the Otari, dusty and silent. And every once in a long while, Bob would stare at in mournfully and say. “Someday we’ll get that thing working, and it will be the coolest ever.” Well someday has finally come, and it is […]


Studio Tech’s Corner: Dub Narcotic Cassette Dubbing System

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

A couple weeks ago something broke with the Dub Narcotic Studio’s cassette tape dubbing station. I don’t know what, but I sure know when, because within a few days, I was hearing about it from everyone. People on the street, migratory punk bands, folks at the record store, and it was always, “hey man, I’m […]


Studio Tech’s Corner: Odyssey and Oracle

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

A couple months back, Calvin asked me to take a look at a couple broken amplifiers he had lying around. One was a Peavey Bass Amp with some broken pots; pretty simple. The other was a Fender VibroChamp that kept blowing its fuse. Well actually Calvin didn’t remember what was wrong with it, but I […]


Studio Tech’s Corner: Hello World

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

HELLO WORLD I’m Sam, Dub Narcotic Studio’s Maintenance Tech. You may remember me as the scruffy confused looking person in the background of this live in-studio video from February (3:32-3:41)