3 decades of experience in analog & digital recording. (since
George worked at the infamous "Recorder Center"
in Dallas from 1973 through 1983, managing the specialty
shop from '76 to '83. At Recorder Center, George worked
in many aspects of professional and consumer audio:
- as a tape recorder technician learning the intricacies
of analog tape deck
alignment and maintenance
- as a pro audio salesman and installer learning the operational
behind all types of studio gear and proper
wiring and grounding
- as an evaluator comparing the sonic quality of all types
of high-end pro and
consumer audio gear to meet the needs
of Recorder Center's demanding
- as an assistant and eventually engineering remote recordings
- as a salesman of esoteric high-end consumer audio gear
listening habits and trained ear necessary
for this and, eventually, as a
Recorder Center carried the first commercially available
digital recording system - the Sony PCM-10. Using the PCM-10
system, George was involved in the very first digital recording
in the Southwest, a live recording of the Dallas Symphony
his years working in area studios George engineered and
co-produced many albums by area bands including punk and
new-wave era pioneers such as NCM, The Telefones and Feet
First as well as The Goons, Code 4 and the original recordings
of Patrice Pike with the band Katau.
George formed a partnership and opened "Diamond Night
Recording Studios" in Dallas. Although short-lived
due to partnership problems, Diamond Night set several precedents
among Dallas studios, chief among these being the first
Studer equipped studio in the region.
1985 through 1990 George continued to work in area studios
as a free lance engineer, and also as an audio consultant
for such firms as Abadon Sun and Westbrook Pro Audio.
years working as a free lance engineer, George had noticed
studios turning down a lot of small editing and transfer
jobs. It was also during this time that the first computer-based
digital workstations began hitting the market. Seeing the
digital handwriting on the wall, George started Digital
Editing Services in December of 1990 with an Atari-based
DigiDesign SoundTools system and a myriad of 2-tracks, PCM
recorders, DAT machines and cassette decks. Originally doing
just editing, assembly and transfers, but by July of 1991
George had expanded the system to include mastering processors,
and the Dallas area's first dedicated mastering facility
was on it's way.
ensuing years, George has mastered over 3000 albums ranging
from local and regional artists to label acts such as Polyphonic
Spree, Nitro and 8-Ball & MJG to Grammy winners Willie
Hutch and Little Joe y la Familia. The resulting tens of
thousands of hours of mastering experience gives Digital
Editing Services its true edge as the region's premier
that's just the beginning. In January 1998 D.E.S.
upgraded to a Sonic Solutions mastering system, the
acknowledged leader in mastering technology. The move to
Sonic Solutions put the proverbial cherry on top!
And now Digital Editing Services is taking the steps
necessary to stay on the cutting edge of mastering technology
with the addition of the Sonic Solutions SSHD high
density mastering system, gearing up for future formats
such as DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD, and adding a first
class analog mastering system. Click
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