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Probably one of the hardest tests that a piece of electronic equipment can endure is the reproduction of fast transients. A quick way to determine if the transient response of a microphone is good, you need to reach into your pocket and take out your keys and shake them in front of the mic (not too close). What you may hear is either a complete sonic train wreck or a well defined series of transient noises that the entire signal chain is accurately reproducing. In this case, my good friend @bluemic1943 brought me his bell tree to test one of the two vintage Telefunken Elam 250's that he kindly did work on. The transient response and smooth High Frequency response of these mics is easily translated from source to recorder. In this case I used a pair of Watersound's custom Jensen 990 pre-amps connected to (2) channels of @stagetec_asia converters. Now, there are pieces of equipment that may not pass this test such as a vintage dynamic mic into a vintage tube mic pre, but when you couple it to the right source it gives you the right tone under the right application. The moral of the story is: "Know the topologies of your equipment and learn what they can or cannot do". That is the bottom line, there is no right or wrong tool, but there is a right and a wrong application and that makes the difference!. Happy transients to everyone šŸ˜¬. #watersoundstudio #carloscastro #telefunken #elam250 #telefunkenmics #vintagemicrophone #transients #miccheck #jensen990 #audioexpert #recordingexpert #mixingexpert #acousticmusic #rockmusic #jazzmusic #indierock #musicengineer #musicproducer #musicmixer #analog #vintagegear #recordingstudio #recordinggear #audioengineer #audiophile #recordingengineer

Great feeling to be back at #watersoundstudio Getting closer to our goal. Gracias por el apoyo a todos ustedesšŸ™ Hope I don't mess up to much cause Marco Antonio Solis in background is ready to snap at mešŸ˜‚ @watersoundpro #musicanorteƱa #neumannu77 #Protools

My kids at @watersoundpro this morning muy atentos escuchando lo nuevo que vienešŸŽ¶, si Dios quiere. Dicen que les gusto! OjalĆ” y les guste a todos ustedes tambiĆ©n! Thank you for the likes and comments!šŸ™ la mĆŗsica pronto disponible para ustedes:) #watersoundstudio #MusicaNorteƱa #familia #estudiodegrabacion

The old adage says "Never go back into the past" but that same adage did not take into consideration the archiving and backup of projects and files. Archival of material is crucial to me, not only does it leave a bit of our professional legacy behind, but some of these masters have gone on to become classic albums or classic tracks which make-up the fabric of people's musical memories. For the last couple of week's I've had the chance to organize, spin drives and "clean house" on all of these projects. Emotional, is the best way to describe the feelings that these different projects brought up when I listened back to them. Memories of people who worked on these projects such as my illustrious friend and wunderbar musical arranger #homeropatron Music that contains true essence, when it's played from the heart it always manages to reflect a particular time and a particular place in life. #watersoundstudio #carloscastro #musicengineer #musicproducer #recordingengineer #audiophile #audioengineer #recordinggear #recordingstudio #backup #archiving #archive #archives #harddrives #recordingexpert #mixingexpert #mixingengineer #countrymusic #classicalmusic #jazzmusic #gearslutz #gearporn #memories #rockmusic #indierock

MĆ”s o menos pero casi. Aventura, difĆ­cil, alegre, stress y terapiašŸŽ¶. Pero muy contento de los resultados. Nomas chequeando unos de los Ćŗltimos detalles y pronto nos lanzamos a @watersoundpro si Dios nos da licencia. #protools #watersoundstudio

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Recently I had the pleasure of recording vocals with @leonardoaguilaroficial for his next studio album at Watersound Studios. Leonardo and his sisters share the talent and charisma of the Aguilar Family legacy. #LeonardoAguilar AngelaAguilar #WaterSoundStudio #AnelizAguilar
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Indie band @matildeband from Mexico City just released their new video and single titled "Tres" under the @silvergunrecords label. Back in June of this year, I had the pleasure of recording what ended up becoming the full live performance of this song at #watersoundstudio including #drums #vocals #bass #electricguitar #acousticguitar all live on the floor without a click and without any edits. All instruments were recorded live straight to Analog 16 Track using my trusty Studer Gold Edition multitrack running at 30 IPS with no noise reduction using @atrmagnetics tape. The master was immediatley transfered to @avidtechnology Pro-Tools using my #emmlabs ADC8 MK IV converters.This song was produced and mixed by @elaletsis The video is now available on #youtube as well as other popular streaming sites. Wishing everyone within the Matilde Band team continued success. #carloscastro #gearslutz #analogrecording #recordingstudio #recordingengineer #musicproducer #indieband #musicengineer #analogstudio #vintagerecording #matildeband #jazzmuscians #jazzmusic #rockmusic #indierock #studera827

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The old adage says "Never go back into the past" but that same adage did not take into consideration the archiving and backup of projects and files. Archival of material is crucial to me, not only does it leave a bit of our professional legacy behind, but some of these masters have gone on to become classic albums or classic tracks which make-up the fabric of people's musical memories. For the last couple of week's I've had the chance to organize, spin drives and "clean house" on all of these projects. Emotional, is the best way to describe the feelings that these different projects brought up when I listened back to them. Memories of people who worked on these projects such as my illustrious friend and wunderbar musical arranger #homeropatron Music that contains true essence, when it's played from the heart it always manages to reflect a particular time and a particular place in life. #watersoundstudio #carloscastro #musicengineer #musicproducer #recordingengineer #audiophile #audioengineer #recordinggear #recordingstudio #backup #archiving #archive #archives #harddrives #recordingexpert #mixingexpert #mixingengineer #countrymusic #classicalmusic #jazzmusic #gearslutz #gearporn #memories #rockmusic #indierock

Probably one of the hardest tests that a piece of electronic equipment can endure is the reproduction of fast transients. A quick way to determine if the transient response of a microphone is good, you need to reach into your pocket and take out your keys and shake them in front of the mic (not too close). What you may hear is either a complete sonic train wreck or a well defined series of transient noises that the entire signal chain is accurately reproducing. In this case, my good friend @bluemic1943 brought me his bell tree to test one of the two vintage Telefunken Elam 250's that he kindly did work on. The transient response and smooth High Frequency response of these mics is easily translated from source to recorder. In this case I used a pair of Watersound's custom Jensen 990 pre-amps connected to (2) channels of @stagetec_asia converters. Now, there are pieces of equipment that may not pass this test such as a vintage dynamic mic into a vintage tube mic pre, but when you couple it to the right source it gives you the right tone under the right application. The moral of the story is: "Know the topologies of your equipment and learn what they can or cannot do". That is the bottom line, there is no right or wrong tool, but there is a right and a wrong application and that makes the difference!. Happy transients to everyone šŸ˜¬. #watersoundstudio #carloscastro #telefunken #elam250 #telefunkenmics #vintagemicrophone #transients #miccheck #jensen990 #audioexpert #recordingexpert #mixingexpert #acousticmusic #rockmusic #jazzmusic #indierock #musicengineer #musicproducer #musicmixer #analog #vintagegear #recordingstudio #recordinggear #audioengineer #audiophile #recordingengineer

I always find it fascinating to be able to hold original documentation like this one, of Audio Historical significance. A direct reply from Pye TVT to an Milton Holladay in Manning South Carolina in the US. This was the price in 1967 for a brand new mono Pye Compressor model 845752/00. Now, in 1967 a loaf of Wonder bread was $0.50 Cents, then $550.00 dollars in 1967 would be equal to $4,036.10 dollars in 2017. I put this in perspective as professional audio equipment of the era commanded a high price tag, the quality of craftmanship and build of most of these units has withstood the test of time. I have been fortunate to have collected a lot of these unique documents over the years which always give me great joy and great insight to a time and a place that is now long gone, but that is not forgotten and still appreciated. #watersoundstudio #carloscastro #vintagegear #audioexpert #recordingexpert #vintageoutboard #gearslutz #gearporn #pyecompressor #pye845752/00 #audioengineer #musicproducer #musicengineer #recordingstudio #recordinggear #outboardgear #mixingengineer #audiohistory #historicaldocuments #history #countrymusic #jazzmusic #rockmusic #acousticmusic #audiocompressor #indierock

You can link on my profile to listen to this song. There are moments, instances of memories that get embedded in our minds and in our hearts forever. Hard to describe what a great picture can capture, just as much as great song is able to instill within a person's heart, it can take you back to a specific time and place. Today, while organizing some old pictures stored in my computer, I came accross this wonderful photo captured by one of my favorite photographers: Oscar Elizondo @ogelapix. He took this picture in 2011 while I was recording @shailadurcal two time @latingrammy nominated album "Asi". "Convenceme" the first single from this album, resonated within the hearts of many women who have suffered from a broken heart. 52 Million views and counting, it's nothing short of humbling to had been a part of this album and of this song. The picture captures Shaila hitting a high note: frozen in time and it showcases the sheer physicallity of pulling all of those emotions from deep within her soul. Memories are truly forever. #watersoundstudio #carloscastro #shailadurcal #convenceme #regionalmexicano #neumannu77 #vintagemicrophone #memories #popularsong #mixingengineer #recordingstudio #audioengineering #recordingengineer #musicmixer #mixingengineer #gearslutz #gearporn #musicproducer #mariachi #mariachimusic #youtube

In the spirit of #faderfriday an enigma for me as for why Friday is the designated day for faders. This is a side-view of a vintage @ams_neve #bcm10 console with original #neve1073 equalizers on all ten channels. This console has been a strong ally on the album projects that I have been working on this week. Enough has been said about "The Glue" that Neve electronics impart upon program material, especially on sources that are filled with strong transient peaks that are difficult to tame without a strong amount of compression. The mere fact of going thru these electronics creates a roundness and a coloration that, to my ears, allows for a better presentation of instruments that present these type of challenges. Other important uses involve the saturation of it's stereo buss output when mixing down drums for rock based projects. I find that the combination of this along with a small amount of the unaffected sounds, generates an inmmediacy to the sound that is hard to beat. Analog saturation is important, and choosing the right signal chain in order to achieve a particular end result is equally critical to achieve a "Sonic Hook" that will draw the listener's attention to the song. Shaping the sound to create a more interesting presentation of the song that I'm mixing is the goal that I strive for on each and every project. #watersoundstudio #carloscastro #neveconsole #rupertneve #analogconsole #analog #vintagegear #musicengineer #musicproducer #mixingengineer #musicmixer #jazzmusic #rockmusic #gearslutz #gearporn #recordingstudio #recordingengineer #recordingtools #mixingengineer #audioexpert #indierock #countrymusic #albumproject #albummix

There is an underlying beauty in both the character and presentation of sound from these simple yet complex RCA circuits that still merit a place and a presence at the sonic dinner table. The RCA BN-6A is a 4 input, 1 output germanium based mixer that was intended to replace the previous OP series for location recording mixers. The output gain from these mixers goes up to 90 db, not without it's noise artifacts mind you, but the vibe, mojo and thickness of sound that these particular mic pre's exhibit is nothing short of exciting. I find that with vintage equipment like this, where character of sound becomes the lead actor, sound sources recorded with these units, end up taking EQ much better after the fact (during mix-down) sitting better during the mix. Just like pepper on a steak, too much of it could potentially saturate your taste pallete (depends on what you are going for) but with just enough of it used on certain key elements of your song to add character, then things can potentially start sounding interesting. You're the Chef of your own kitchen, how you use your ingredients will yield the end results that you obtain. Keep your Mojo Ridin'!. #watersoundstudio #carloscastro #soundexpert #audioexpert #mixingexpert #vocalrecording #vocalengineer #trackingengineer #gearslutz #gearporn #audioengineer #musicengineer #musicproducer #vintagegear #rcapreamps #rca #audiophile #audioengineer #audioengineering #countrymusic #rockmusic #jazzmusic #mojo #sonicmojo #indierock #recordingstudio #recordingengineer #recordingtools

Back in March of 2016 we were recording vocals for what went on to become @leonardoaguilaroficial debut album "Gallo Fino". Under the production of @pepeaguilar_oficial this album has went on to earn two @latingrammys nominations for the "Best NorteƱo Album" category and the "Best Regional Mexican Song" Category for the song "Compromiso Descartado" written by @espinozapaz The ceremony will be held at the @mgmgrand arena on November 21, 2017. Special thanks go out to Leonardo, Pepe, @anelizzilena @angela_aguilar_ @aneliz_aguilar #watersoundstudio #leonardoaguilar #pepeaguilar #carloscastro #audioengineer #musicengineer #recordingengineer #recordingstudio #musicproducer #regionalmexicano #analogconsole #gearslutz #recordingartist #trackingengineer #vocalengineer #vocalrecording

Unexpected surprises can come in all shapes and forms. Such was the case when Adam from @chandlerlimited gave me a call a couple of days ago offering to loan me a matched pair of their RS 124 tube compressors which are modeled after the Iconic RS 124 compressors that were used at @abbeyroadstudios during the recording and mixing of @thebeatles albums during the 1960's. I will certainly run these units thru their paces but so far the results have been quite good and intriguing to say the least. One of the main features that is apparent right out of the box is the amount of compression that one is able to get away with without loosing the sonic character of the audio source that you feed these units with. But it is still too early to offer an opinion, I much rather use them for a while to become better acquainted with their features. Thanks Wade for the chance to try out your units, they will be well taken care of. Happy Friday everyone! #chandleraudio #emicompressor #rs124 #carloscastro #watersoundstudio #drums #jazzmusic #countrymusic #rockmusic #indierock #tubecompressor #tubegear #outboardgear #mixengineer #musicmixer #audioengineer #audiophile #beatles #abbeyroad #recordingstudio #recordingengineer #musicengineer

The @akgaudio model C-61 tube microphone was the last of the vintage tube mics that AKG made. Based on a 7586 Nuvistor tube, this is an incredible mic when coupled with AKG's CK26 (Omni) or CK28 (Cardioid) capsules. This microphone has stirred a wide gamut of opinions and comments. As an owner and a user of this mic I can attest to it's sweet sounding top-end and it's beautiful character on mid-range frequencies. I tend to use it with experienced drummers as a top snare mic and have also used it as an accent mic on flute, yielding detailed results. It is important to hand sellect the 7586 Nuvistor tube for it's low noise, as well as having an original AKG N28A power supply as that is where the original audio output transformer is located at, not to mention the replacement of key components such as capacitors and any resistors that may become noisy after a while. Treasures also come in small packages and the AKG C-61 packs a punch! This great picture was taken by the talented Oscar Elizondo @ogelapix #watersoundstudio #carloscastro #vintagemicrophone #tubemicrophone #nuvistor #philips #akgc61 #studiolife #musicmixer #gearslutz #gearporn #recordingstudio #recordingengineer #recordingtools #musicengineer #musicproducer #audiophile #audioengineering #analogrecording #analog #countrymusic #rockmusic #indierock #jazzmusic #orchestralmusic #orchestra #flute #drums

Bonitos recuerdos,
experiencias y oportunidades con mis Compas Cocodrilos. MĆŗsica grabada en Water Sound Studio, Studio City California por los ingenieros Chuy Flores, Rene "la Rana" Garza y el dueƱo de Water Sound Studio @watersoundpro Carlos Castro. Mezclado en Leboot Studio, Los Angeles California por Chuy Flores y Rene "La Rana" Garza. Masterizado en Mastersuite, Hollywood California por Gabriel Wallach y Jay Frigoletto. FotografĆ­a y concepto de arte/logo Gabriel Rocha. Lanzamiento del album October 7, 2003 por EMI Latin. Agradecido por realizar el proyecto apoyado por El Pato Rocha, Daniel Osuna y EMI Latin. El video se grabo en California Area de la BahĆ­a. #grupococodrilos #cocodrilos #loscocodrilos #paraquemehacesllorar #musicanorteƱa #musica #gabbanelli #acordeon #bajosexto #bajoquinto #lagosdemorenojalisco #lagosdemoreno #bayarea #areadelabahia #bayareavideo #grabaciondevideo #musicrecording #grabandomusica #gabrielwallach #jayfrigoletto #emilatin #Elpatorocha #patorocha #joecontreras #carloscastro #chuyflores #renelaranagarza #watersoundstudio

Last week I had the great pleasure of having @francisjamesmusic along with @dentleyboy (Of multi @recordingacademy winning group @take6official ) over at the studio for a new project that @francisjamesmusic is currently producing called #acappellanativity Both of these guys are incredibly talented and it was great meeting @dentleyboy for the first time, their positive energy stayed in the studio long after they were gone. Khristian is pictured at #watersoundstudio live room in front of an Ć¼ber rare @philips 9559 ribbon microphone dating all the way back to the 1930's which was expertly restored by #markfouxman of @samaraudiodesign #philips #vintagemicrophone #take6 #musicproducer #musicengineer #classicalmusic #acappella #acappellagroup #jazzmusic #recordingengineer #recordingstudio #recordingartist #gearslutz #musicmixer #studiolife #philipsribbon

MĆ”s o menos pero casi. Aventura, difĆ­cil, alegre, stress y terapiašŸŽ¶. Pero muy contento de los resultados. Nomas chequeando unos de los Ćŗltimos detalles y pronto nos lanzamos a @watersoundpro si Dios nos da licencia. #protools #watersoundstudio

Such an amazing evening with a very talented and inspiring human being @watersoundpro nothing but love my FriendšŸ™šŸ».See you soon! Gracias por abrir las puertas de su casa. šŸ¤™šŸ» #simbala#music#artist#art#engineering#godisgood#lifeisbeautiful#patienceisavirtue#goodtime#hollywood#platnium#recordingstudio#latingrammy#watersoundstudio#grammys#thebest#producer#greatpeople#latinopride

Collecting vintage memorabilia from RCA has been a fun past-time of mine over the years. I find that the designs and the presentation of their products during the 1950's and 1960's reflected the ethos of a company that was at the forefront of technical innovation at that time. The table top illuminated display, promoted their short lived 67 1/2 Volts batteries that was used on their early portable radios, tube based. This was later replaced by the 9.5 Volt battery that was used on early transistor based radios. Not many people know this, but RCA had internal contests amongst their employees, in which, they would give out a cash prize out to an individual who would come up with a new products or improve on an existing one. Urban legend has it that is how the mythical RCA BA-6A compressor came to be from one of these internal contests. This was a company that took care of their emplyees and in return they took care of the company. Having these bits of memorabilia around the studio give this space a sense of homineyness and comfort that everyone that has worked here has appreciated. They are conversation starters and conversation is one of the most important tools that we have in order to understand where we are all coming from. #watersoundstudio #carloscastro #rca #vintageads #memorabilia #rcavictor #audioengineer #musicengineer #musicproducer #recordingstudio #vintagerecording #audiophile #audiovisual #vintage1960s #countrymusic #rockmusic #indierock #advertising #gearporn #gearslutz #rcabattery #popmusic #musicbox

For the last couple of days this has been my #towerofpower (Bottom Unit) These are (4) Channels of Customized 990c mic Pre-Amps which have been my go-to pre-amp especially when tracking vocals. The added feature on these unita is that it allows me to sellect between using a single or a dual 990 amplifier yielding transparent results with ample headroom which certainly come in handy during transient peaks. (Middle Unit) is a custom mono tube pre-amp/ eq that was manufactured in #latvia and designed by a technician that goes by the name of Felix. My good friend @bluemic1943 is the owner of this company. A great mic pre with a versatile tube EQ with an aim towards Hi-Fidelity. This unit has been put to good use on my ribbon mics during tracking and electric bass during mix-down (just to name a few applications where this unit really shines) (Top Unit) is still my favorite tracking compressor a #gml8900 This compressor along with the 990 Pre-Amps allow me to maintain maximum fidelity and at the same time being able to control most of the source transient peaks. Thanks to #georgemassenburg the audio world is a better place indeed. #watersoundstudio #carloscastro #analogequipment #analogrecording #outboardgear #jensen990 #tubepreamp #tubeeq #gearslutz #gearporn #countrymusic #jazzmusic #rockmusic #indierock #musicengineer #musicproducer #recordingstudio #professionalrecording #albumrecording #audioengineer #audiophile #audiomix #mixingengineer

The 18th annual @latingrammys were just announced today. I wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate @leonardoaguilaroficial for his (2) Latin Grammy Nominations in the "Best NorteƱo Album" category for his album "Gallo Fino" and "Best Regional Mexican Song" category for "Compromiso Descartado". I had the pleasure of recording the majority of Leonardo's vocals on March 2016 for this album, and I am very proud to had been a part of this project. Special thanks go out to his family @pepeaguilar_oficial @anelizzilena @angela_aguilar_ for their unity and for all of the great musical projects that we've worked on over the years. Leonardo is pictured @watersoundpro studios singing in front of a vintage @pearlmicrophones TC-4V microphone manufactured in the late 1960's. #watersoundstudio #leonardoaguilar #gallofino #pepeaguilar #angelaaguilar #professionalrecording #musicrecording #musicproducer #musicengineer #audioengineer #regionalmexicano #albumrecording #studiosessions #gearslutz #musicanorteƱa #vintagemicrophone #pearlmicrophones #enhancedaudio

I am a firm believer in testing equipment on both "real-world" conditions as well as doing technical tests in order to determine the attributes and set-backs of a particular piece of piece of equipment from a noise floor and frequency response stand point. Such was the case a couple of days ago when I had the chance to test this well-matched set of vintage @schoepsmikrofone M221F microphonez from the late 1950's which came courtesy of @infernalemachine all the way from France. Matteo was a huge help in finding the right set of electronics that match the two Schoeps M934 Capsules. Cardiod capsule displays an incredible proximity effect, right away you notice the sweetness of the transients and how liquid the mid-range sounds not to mention their low noise floor which is very important on my daily work. Special thanks to the talented @fran.iturbe for lending playing some Early Rock n' Roll and Blues licks on his guitar. Fran is a picky guy, and even him was impressed by the sound of these mics. When things sound right, you can feel it deep in your bones all the way down to the medula. #watersoundstudio #carloscastro #schoeps #schoeps221f #tubemicrophone #acousticmusic #jazzmusic #rockmusic #gearporn #gearslutz #audioengineer #musicengineer #recordingtools #musicproducer #countrymusic #musicrecording #acousticrecordings #recordingstudio #professionalrecording

Sometimes you're able to uncover hidden treasures like this one which arrived on the mail today all the way from #nederland This little jewel was manufactured by @pearlmicrophones in the late 1960's as an early example of solid-state circuitry in microphones. This particular example is Model Number EK-71FT which is their omini-capsule version that they manufactured. I own (4) of the EC-71 Microphones (Which is the cardiod version of this microphone) that are truly excellent sounding mics. With a warmth of sound that is perfect for stringed instruments, I've successfully used it on acoustic guitars, Mandolins And Cuatro And Tres Guitars. This particular one will need quite a bit of restoration work done to it before it can get used. Hidden equipment jewels are still out there, we just have to search deeper for them. #watersoundstudio #carloscastro #vintagemicrophone #pearlmicrophones #pmlmicrophones #acousticguitar #tresguitar #cuatroguitar #musicalensemble #acousticrecordings #musicengineer #musicproducer #recordingengineer #recordingstudio #recordingtools #gearslutz #gearporn #rockmusic #jazzmusic #acousticmusic

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