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    Studer A820 in for repair!

    Hi Everyone, All the facts that Fred states are absolutely correct. However if you go back through my messages, you will see that I have never once complained about the quality of Freds service. As clearly stated, my subjective opinion of the sound quality of Petronels A820 was absolutely ahead...
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    Studer A820 in for repair!

    Hi Everyone! I am sorry not to be more clear, but the A820 that Petronel here in the UK updated, was far superior in sound quality than the machine I bought from Fred Thal. When I visited Petronel I was very impressed by the number of machines that he had in his garage, house and workshop...
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    The Direct to Disc thread

    Hi Okan, Thank you for your kind words! I am very excited about meeting you next year! Happy Listening Mike
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    The Direct to Disc thread

    Hello Everyone! It's Mike Valentine from Chasing The Dragon. Just wanted to say hello and I thought some people might find it interesting that we are probably one of the few record labels in the world to be currently producing Direct Cut albums. Creating a direct cut disc is a real challenge...
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    Studer A820 in for repair!

    Dear Tim & Larry, Hi from Mike at Chasing The Dragon! We have several A820s and over the years I have found them to be like race horses! They are very jumpy and need the right diet and TLC however, when you love them and look after them properly there is no other machine like it in the world...
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    Chasing The Dragon MASTER TAPES

    Dear Bruce, Each one of our direct cut sessions was recorded separately on to a 1/2 inch machine running at 30 IPS. These recordings were fed with the same stereo output from the desk that fed the cutting lathe. Therefore they have nothing to do with our 24 track mix-down tapes. Of course we...
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    Chasing The Dragon MASTER TAPES

    Hello Everyone, Just a quick update, this is the artwork for 2 of our Chasing The Dragon Copy Master Tapes that are coming soon. One of the tapes will be Binaural, which also sounds great on loudspeakers! Further details on the website: www.chasingthedragon.co.uk Kind regards Mike Valentine
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    Chasing The Dragon New Direct Cut LP & Binaural LP / CD

    Hello Everyone, Just a quick update, this is the artwork for 2 of our Chasing The Dragon Copy Master Tapes that are coming soon. One of the tapes will be Binaural, which also sounds great on loudspeakers! Further details on the website: www.chasingthedragon.co.uk Kind regards Mike Valentine
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    Chasing The Dragon MASTER TAPES

    Over the years our Chasing the Dragon record label has probably become best known for producing direct cut LPs. However, with the resurgence of interest in reel to reel tapes, we have been approached by many people asking us to release reel to reel copy master tapes, of our albums. During...
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    Chasing The Dragon New Direct Cut LP & Binaural LP / CD

    Thanks Ron! We are preparing for a new recording in Venice, which when we have completed would be delighted to share with your readers with some pictures and some downloads! Thanks for creating a really great and informative forum. Kind regards Mike
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    Chasing The Dragon New Direct Cut LP & Binaural LP / CD

    Hello everyone, My name is Mike Valentine of Chasing The Dragon. We are a small record label specialising in releasing direct cut records. Recently at Air Studios here in London, we recorded the National Symphony Orchestra with mezzo soprano Rosie Middleton performing ESPANA - A Tribute To...

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