Monthly Archives: December 2015

Episode 15 Jamie Howarth

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Today I am pleased to welcome Jamie Howarth into the Sonic Garage.

Jamie owns an audio restoration company called Plangent Processes which is known as the finest tape playback system in the world.

Jamie is an Emmy-award winning composer, musical director and engineer.  He has also won a Grammy and has recently received another Grammy nomination for the work he has done with Plangent.

What exactly is the Plangent Process?  It’s a custom magnetic playback system that provides an exclusive process for removing wow, flutter and distortion from analog tape.

Plangent has improved the sound of practically every tape it’s been used on, even if the tape didn’t appear to have any problems with it to begin with.

Jamie and Plangent have had the honor of being able to restore catalogs for such artists as the Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and more.  Plangent has also been used to very successfully restore classic films as well.

Jamie is very passionate about what Plangent can do and has devoted his life to insuring that as many classic works as possible are restored to their highest quality possible.

I hope you like hearing about how Jamie got to where he’s at today and how he discovered the Plangent Process along the way.

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Episode 14 Jeffrey Norman

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Joining me in The Sonic Garage this week is mastering engineer Jeffrey Norman.

Jeffrey’s audio engineering career began in the late 70’s and for the last several years he has been focusing almost exclusively on mastering, which he does at his own studio, Mockingbird Mastering, in Petaluma, California.

Jeffrey has worked with a wide variety of clients over the years, including Huey Lewis and the News, John Fogerty, and he has done a lot of work with the Grateful Dead.

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Episode 13 Adam Hawkins

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Joining me this week from California, is audio engineer Adam Hawkins.

Adam is a very versatile and in-demand Grammy Award winning Recording and Mix Engineer.  He’s worked on major projects with a wide range of musicians in many different genres.  He loves what he does and is always open to new challenges.

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Episode 12 Claudia Engelhart

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On the show this week, I have an interview with live sound engineer Claudia Engelhart from New York City.

Claudia is a lifelong music lover who lives her dream on the road, currently touring as the Front of House Engineer for phenomenal jazz guitarist, Bill Frisell.

Claudia can be reached via email at: engelsound@earthlink.net.

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