Melting Pot Sound 1972

A DJ dub plate cutting service founded by Rich Flores and Walter Gibbons in 1972, inspired when Walter brought me a acetate lacquer record made at Angle Sound by Sandy Sandoval at 1576 Broadway in New York City back in the '70s


Melting Pot Sound in 1975

I started cutting acetates back in 1972 With Walter Gibbons. He and I started Melting Pot Sound, a acetate dub plate disc recording service  for DJ's. Long after many years, I decided to give up the business in 1986 and sold my lathe on consignment to Robert S.Cosulich of TRANSCO PRODUCTS CORP in Linden, NJ.The cutting lathe and the HAECO SC-1 system  wound up in The Wakefield section of The Bronx near CO-OP City, NY to a Errol Jones who  used to own a Reggae recording studio,  

The last thing that I heard in 2015 by a local pirate radio station near by, was, it was sold to someone in Japan.
I purchased this record cutting lathe in 1972 from A&R recording  studios in New York, where I met Al Brown, and he helped me load it  into the truck, which I later upgraded to stereo in 1975. I called my  studio, "SPECTRUM SOUND", 1974-1977, At the time I was working at Variety Recording Studios along with Fred Vargas and Joe Cyr.

In 1980 Flowers Mastering, was my company, the only name actually  registered as a DBA, at 750 8th Ave. New York, NY10036. Located in the  same building as the RGH Record pressing plant owned by George S.  Srolovits, Howie at Master Craft Plating at 609 West 51st Street, New York City, back then in 1980, had told me over the phone, "we don't like newcomers in the mastering business" and accused me of cutting bootleg masters.

In the same period I worked with Herb Abramson at A1-Sound Studios  where I had to install and set up his Scully 501 lathe. In 1984 I  entered in a short contract agreement with Allied Recording Products in  Long Island City, Queens, NY, and relocated my record cutting lathe at the Allied manufacturing plant to do quality control cutting of the  acetate blanks.  

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