Universal Audio (Santa Cruz, Calif.) presented chief analog designerJohn Hinson with the 1,000th 2-610 stereo tube microphone andinstrument preamplifier. The unit, which was presented at a companyevent celebrating record sales in the second quarter of 2002, wasautographed by Peter Frampton, who is currently working on a new album,Peter Wade and Bruce Swedien, who respectively are producing andengineering Jennifer Lopez’s next release, Led Zeppelin and RollingStone engineer/producer Andy Johns, singer/songwriter Ben Folds andbassist/producer Jack Cassidy.
“John’s clever design and attention to detail yielded aterrific-sounding product,” Universal Audio co-founder Bill Putnam Jr.remarked as he made the presentation. “It’s no surprise that we’vereached this 1,000 unit milestone so quickly.” In accepting the unit,John thanked the other members of the 2-610 design team as well as thedesiginer of the original 610 console, the late Bill PutnamSr., “for providing a design framework and sonic standard for meto work from.”
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