About "The RS Archives":
The RS Archive consists of a selection of live recordings made by a
great individual who passed away in 2005.
RS worked in the music industry in many capacities….a music fan….a
musician….a sound engineer. He was considered one of the best behind the
mixing board. I was honored to have known him for practically 35 years.
There was no one like him….he was a wonderful human being. Everybody
loved him. He was a level-headed guy who knew what sounded good and what
didn't. He could conceive and design sound systems from scratch in his
head to meet the artist’s needs. Whatever they wanted, he could do.
For years, he mixed music at the annual Grammy Awards and the American
Music Awards television show. RS worked closely for years with Daryl
Hall and John Oates, Juice Newton, Anita Baker, Mariah Carey, Tears for
Fears, Crack the Sky, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Aretha Franklin, Pink
Floyd, Whitney Houston, Bette Midler, Ann Murray, Michael Bolton, Kenny
G, Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, John Fogerty, Bonnie Raitt,
Frank Sinatra, John Hiatt, Little Feat, Little Village, and Waylon
Jennings…..to name a few.
He had a huge reputation in the business, and that's why he was chosen
to work with such budding clients as Mariah Carey. With the major stars,
he was one of the preferred engineers they choose to work with. A
particular client of RS who had a reputation for firing sound engineers
with great regularity was Anita Baker, whom he won over not only with
his technical abilities and personality, but with his refusal to put up
with her criticism. He quit a few times but always came back because she
loved the way he mixed her music. He could coddle difficult and
temperamental celebrities, and they respected his work. He was able to
kick back and get along with them. Even though he knew these people, he
was a very modest man.
So now, it is time to honor him by sharing some of the many recordings
he made while on the road. All are perfect (or near perfect) soundboard
recordings made from the master cassettes or master dat tapes.
Unfortunately, I am not able to identify the original equipment these
tapes were made on, however I can say that for the transferring process,
the cassette tapes were played back on a Nakamichi CR-7A, and the dat
tapes on a Sony PCM-R500. They were all burnt onto cdr using a HHB