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Ran and I will not compress the mixes as the majority has spoken. At least 90% of people voted for no
compression leading to the fact our fanbase are clearly interested in quality audio!
Also, there are audio compressor apps for iPhones, etc. so if you want to put the audio in such apps for a
louder level, you can.
We also suggest the CD is a much better way to go as to the audio as it will not get any better than that
format at this point in time.
The only reason I can think of as to compressing mixes is if your audio system has a broken volume control
stuck on the lowest level. Yes, that is a joke but check this out! I have played CD's in my studio with
the monitor level down as far as it can go — the audio was too loud! Ouch! - Jay
Jay Graydon All Stars - 20th Anniversary Edition - 4 DVD Box Set
A few months ago I did an interview with Paul Rivera Jr. about his dad noting the details of how and when I met Paul and all that followed as to
how amp Rivera modifications started and continued. It is educational information and I think you'll enjoy the details.
Kerstin mentioned I forgot to include Larry Carlton as one of the key studio guitarists of all time. Man, when I started noting details, I was surely
thinking of Larry but spaced as to mention him, so since I spaced out let me say this. Before any amp mods started happening in the 70's, Larry
already had an outstanding tone (the best sweet midrange tone of all of us studio guitarists) with his 335 and Fender Princeton amp! Also, on most
of the Steely Dan records, he used a tweed Fender Deluxe, which also sounds incredible! - Jay
Rivera - Jay Graydon Interview Part 1 - History w/ Rivera Amplification
Rivera Amplification interviews Jay Graydon on his history with Paul Rivera's amps and mods during
Jay's LA session days in the late 70's. The interview is in 2 parts below. Enjoy!
Rivera - Jay Graydon Interview Part 2 - Session Days
Paul Rivera Jr of Rivera Amplification gives an in-depth interview of session guitarist legend Jay Graydon. Jay speaks about how his
famous Steely Dan "Peg" solo came about, how it was to be a top A list session player back then, how the record business has changed, the
importance of tone, his signature amp, stories of Cheap Trick, etc.