I came across this photo of Jack Joseph Puig in his studio. My first thoughts were filled with unrepeatable words of lust, longing and utter amazement. I am sure it has something to do with the “gearslut” envy that courses through my DNA but I find all those meters, knobs, switches and lights a thing of poetry, beauty and sheer wonder. Add to that their unique sonic signatures that can add, or detract, from all the waves that are put through them, and it takes the complexity of the art form to another level. The work of wiring and patching all this outboard gear would be enough to discourage many from attempting this, even beyond the sheer cost of all the gear. I admire JJP for using all the tools at his disposal for creating music that transcends all that can be achieved by simply applying another plugin. This truly elevates the process to an art form worthy of past masters in any genre.
On a side note, we are in discussions at the moment to have JJP do a virtual presentation at our June, Audio Engineering Meeting in Toronto. Look forward to that happening.