[ProAudio] Prosumer gear & the home recording industry

Corey Bailey Audio Engineering proaudio at baileyzone.net
Sun Nov 3 17:46:02 EST 2019

The Prosumer and home recording industry has been with us for awhile. 
During the mid 1970's, Jim Messina was to receive the first 1" 16Tr. 
Tascam deck imported to the West coast. Jim wanted the machine fully 
checked out before he took delivery. Since I knew what he had in his 
studio, I was given the task. Little did I know at the time, that this 
was the camel's nose under the tent. Within a couple of years, the home 
recording industry exploded onto the scene. By the late 1970's, I found 
myself getting calls to service home studios.

My $0.02,


Corey Bailey Audio Engineering

On 11/3/2019 1:24 PM, David Josephson wrote:
> Despite the excellent efforts over the last few years from David 
> Schierman, Michael MacDonald and others solidly rooted in the west 
> coast pro audio manufacturing community, there hasn’t been critical 
> mass to support a big event of our own. This has much more to do with 
> migration and growth of the industry toward the prosumer and away from 
> the specialist, than anything AES did or could do.

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