Hey y'all - That's The Lathe Room and it's here in the Hollywood Hills. A vintage restored Scully 601 disk mastering lathe with Westrex cutting heads and electronics and an analog cutting chain with equipment from Maselec, EAR, GOLY, and Inward Connections.
We just did a photo shoot for an article that will run in the September issue of Recording Magazine
(2) Maselec MEA-2's for A/B program EQ's. EAR 825Q tube EQ Maselec MLA-2 Compressor Maselec MDS-2 High-Frequency Limiter Custom LP/HP filter set from GOLY (not pictured) Custom console and elliptical filters by Inward Connections
For digital cutting the DAW is Pyramix, AD-DA is handled via RME ADI-2 Pro FS and monitoring is through powered DynAudio LYD 48's. Acoustics by GIK
The cutting system itself consists of some heavily modified Westrex amplifiers with Westrex 3D-II (Stereo) and 2B (Mono) cutter heads. All the heads and electronics were overhauled by Len and Jacob Horowitz at The History Of Recorded Sound in late 2018.
I use tube EQ for it's flavor in my mastering room and I wanted to be able to replicate my chain in the lathe room for cutting. the GOLY piece is a custom piece from Gustav. High-pass and low pass filters with some pretty steep curves.