Welcome to the tenth episode of The Truth About Recording & Mixing Podcast where we visit Timothy Herzog and learn more about impedance, circuit design and Spectra Sonics. Timothy is the drummer in Godspeed You Black Emperor; he also records and produces and builds consoles.
2:00 Jon Ulrigg’s comment on impedance is frequency dependent
6:05 A question from Liam about today’s musicians and the artists who visit Crackle & Pop! Studio
6:30 p.m. Welcome Timothy Herzog: Clarification of the topic of impedance & interconnects
34:50 Timothy’s story
40:00 Family history: Timothy’s father and grandfather were electrical engineers
44:30 Meet J Mascis & Mike Watt and take to the streets and finally get involved with Godspeed You Black Emperor
56:55 Introduction to Spectra Sonics and then Obsessed with Spectra Sonics
01:06:50 Richard Guy and more Spectra story; William Dilley’s approach to solid-state design
01:16:00 Learn from Richard Guy and build your first consoles
01:22:00 Working on other spectra. Auditronics and Welton Jetton
1:34:30 Current projects. Matt Ross Spang’s studio build and the Ardent Spectra
1:44:00 One more correction: How to measure impedance
01:49:00 The polarity of the kick drum discussion is returning !!! Gah!
Our sponsor for this episode is iZotope.
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The Truth About Recording & Mixing is a biweekly produced podcast by the fretboard diary Magazine loosely based on our Truth About Vintage Amps Q&A podcast.
Mentioned devices: Spectra Sonics, Spectra1964, Spectra C610, Spectra 101, Coles Ribbon Mics, Beyer Dynamic Ribbon Mics, RE20, SM57.