I currently run New York Lathe Cuts in Woodside, NY as a Mastering Engineer.
I manufacture the only Embossing Sapphire Recording Styli made especially for recording polycarbonate record blanks.
THIS BUSINESS SUCKS !
I started cutting acetates back in 1972 With Walter Gibbons. He and I started Melting Pot Sound, a acetate dub plate disc recording service for DJ's. Long after many years, I decided to give up the business in 1986 and sold my lathe on consignment to Robert S.Cosulich of TRANSCO PRODUCTS CORP in Linden, NJ.
The Neumann cutting lathe and the HAECO SC-1 cutting head was the one used to cut The misfits first 45 7 inch disc "Cough Cool".
The Neumann system wound up in The Wakefield section of The Bronx, NY to a Errol Jones who used to own a Reggae recording studio, The last thing that I heard in 2015 by a local pirate radio station near by, was, it was sold to someone in Japan.
I purchased this record cutting lathe in 1972 from A&R recording studios in New York, where I met Al Brown, and he helped me load it into the truck, which I later upgraded to stereo in 1975.
I called my studio, "SPECTRUM SOUND", 1974-1977, At the time I was working at Variety Recording Studios along with Fred Vargas and Joe Cyr.
In 1980 Flowers Mastering, was my company, the only name actually registered as a DBA, at 750 8th Ave. New York, NY10036. Located in the same building as the RGH Record pressing plant owned by George S. Srolovits,
Howie at Master Craft Plating at 609 West 51st Street, New York City, back then in1980, had told me over the phone, "we don't like newcomers in the mastering business" and accused me of cutting bootleg masters.
In the same period I worked with Herb Abramson at A1-Sound Studios where I had to install and set up his Scully 501 lathe.
In 1984 I entered in a short contract agreement with Allied Recording Products in Long Island City, Queens,NY, and relocated my record cutting lathe at the Allied manufacturing plant to do quality control cutting of the acetate blanks.
All the Melting Pot Sound Acetates - 1972 - 1974
Willie Wright - Telling The Truth - 1977
HOTEL 10-33-2263 A / B
Misfits - Cough Cool-1977 - Blank A -101
The Misfits - Bullet - 1978 Plan9 PL1001-A/B
White Boys - Maybe I Do - 1978 Sunrise Music Productions – WH -1978 -A / B
Gerald Y Azabache- No Te Vayas 1979 Baron
Irene Cara - Makin' Love With Me - 1980 - Festival 1245
Russ Brown - Can't Lose Your love - 1980 - Swift 10-3EP-3183A
Moises Canello -Nostalgias LP - 1983 Kaznuna K-33844
Take look at the Disco Patrick website, in this book there are 30 pages of pictures and The story about Melting Pot Sound/Spectrum Sound.
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